Welcome South Bay tennis aficionados! We love tennis! We hope that’s why you’re here! This meetup is not exclusive to any skill or rating, hence our name. Our goal is to have fun, while improving our game. We play mostly in Hermosa Beach and hope to see you out on the courts!
To help everyone have a better tennis experience, we have a few ground rules.
All members should have a clear photo so we can identify you. This is required within 30 days of joining.
For any given meetup, the Event Host sets a limit for number of attendees. Members RSVP “yes” to a meetup they are attending. This guarantees the member a spot to attend and play. If you are not on the attending list, please do not just show up. If the meetup is full, then members are added to a waitlist. If an RSVP is changed from “yes” to “no”, then the first person on the waitlist is added to the attending list.
What is considered a No Show:
1. If a member RSVPs “yes” and does not attend.
2. RSVP's changed to "no" in less than 2 hours prior to start time.
After 2 No Shows – You are given a warning.
After 3 No Shows – You are given a 2 month break.
-Tennis Rating or Playing Level (NTRP)
Some meetup events will be open to all levels while others are set up for players starting at a specific level. The NTRP or player rating helps you identify what type of player you are. If you have played USTA or competitive, you are well aware of this. If not, please review the playing levels and assess yourself to help us give everyone a better playing experience.
-New Can of Tennis Balls
Every member should always bring a new can of tennis balls to every meetup they attend. It is ok to practice and hit with older tennis balls but if you’re playing matches, please be respectful and bring a new can. They’re available at your nearest Target.
-Respect the courts
Most of the courts where we play are public. They are for everyone’s use. So please be mindful after you’re done to clean up and throw away any unwanted balls or trash. If possible, wear shoes with non-marking outsoles.
Solicitation for personal or business purposes is not allowed without the organizers' consent. If it is found that a member posts/solicits/emails without getting prior approval, we reserve the right to remove that individual from the meetup. Examples include but are not limited to, recruiting for the purpose of joining their own meetup, selling vacation packages, selling/promoting tennis lessons, etc.
We are currently supported by a few of our members but need help from additional members. The “Bronze*” identifies the members that have contributed ($10+) toward covering the meetup.com fee ($15/month or $180/year). Our goal is to keep this meetup going throughout 2015. Suggested donation is $10/year, but any amount would be appreciated.
For those attending Beginner Drills, suggested donation is $5/event. For Beginner Drills, our advanced members of our meetup take time to help assist beginners learn the game of tennis. We currently provide practice balls for this to happen. (Note: Members who are providing this are not certified instructors but have vast knowledge of the game through competitive play)
If we collect more than we need to cover throughout 2015, the extra amount may go toward:
Snacks and Drinks
*Tournaments – Round robins, singles, doubles, mixed doubles for prizes.
*Community Events – Supplies to clean and help maintain courts
(* denotes items that are in the works)
If you would like to donate, please see an organizer at a Meetup event or you can go through Paypal here:
Peter, Tammy, Savio
New members must be approved by the Organizer
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