If your tennis game is at the advanced beginner level, this Meetup is for you.
Open to adults of all ages, you'll play games, meet some really nice people and get some exercise.
This Meetup is intended for players with an NTRP rating or self-rating of 2.5 (advanced beginner).
Bring a can of new tennis balls and your own beverage.
By participating, you agree to assume any and all associated risks to your person and property. Availability of courts is typically not a problem, but not guaranteed.
If there is ANY chance that you cannot attend a particular Meetup or be on time, please do not sign up.
IF YOU REMOVE YOURSELF FROM A MEETUP...IT MUST BE DONE AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE! This should give a wait-listed play enough notice to be ready to play.
The first four players who arrive always take the first court available.
Except in the case of a personal emergency, members who sign-up but who do not show-up can be removed from the group. A sign-up is a commitment to attend...not an expression of interest.
Due to liability reasons, members may not bring guests who intend to play. Members' friends should join (FREE) our Meetup group if they want to play.
We only cancel Meetups if tennis courts are wet. The Meetup's Organizer will alert you via e-mail if the Meetup is cancelled.
All Club members must treat every player with kindness and respect. Remember, tennis is a game.
All of our Meetups are geared towards fairly specific playing abilities. For example, a player with beginner-level skills [masked]) should not attend Meetups intended for 3.0 players (intermediate), and so on. To determine your NTRP rating, click here.
All point scoring is done on the honor system. Your opponent will call you balls in or out and vice-verse. If you believe a member is not playing fair, contact the organizer of our group.
Typically, our Meetups will involve four (one court) or eight (two courts) players. However, we may add one or more player slots to our Meetups to compensate for people who might no-show.
If everyone shows up and we have one extra player, the last person to arrive sits out during the first set. That player will play during the second set and during every subsequent set. But a different player will sit out during each set.
When we have an extra player, to speed up our play, we modify the number of games played in a set and how we keep score.
Here's how that works. For doubles, a set ends after nine games are played or when one team wins six games, whichever comes first. No advantage points occur. The winner of the deuce point wins the game. But the receiving team announces to the serving team which court the deuce point will be played. So, sets will involve between six and nine games.
When playing doubles, after each set, the players switch teammates so everyone gets to play...everyone. We play as one group on one or more courts.
CANADIAN DOUBLES PLAY
If we have an odd number of players show up: three instead of four players, for example, we play a modified form of Canadian doubles. Canadian doubles involves three players.
In Canadian doubles, two players play against one player. But the single player always serves the ball and can use traditional doubles' court boundaries. His or her opponents must play within the singles' boundaries.
After each game, players rotate clockwise. So each players will serve every third game.
If the single player wins a game he/she receives two points. If the doubles team wins, they are awarded one point. It's fun!
If enough courts are available, we have the option to play singles. After each set, the winners play each other and the finalists play each other.
Our goal is to be the best tennis club in Central Florida. We strive to do this by helping our members play tennis, have fun, make new friends and get a good workout.