San Jose & South Bay Area Tennis Meetup players have a range of tennis skills, from beginner to advanced intermediate players. All levels are welcome, and everyone has a great time playing and meeting new people.
PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER TO JOIN THIS GROUP !
YOU SHOULD BRING YOUR OWN RACQUETS AND BALLS.
PLEASE NOTE WE PLAY ON PUBLIC COURTS SO THERE CAN BE A WAIT SOMETIMES ESPECIALLY SUMMERS.
Did you know San Jose & South Bay Area Tennis Meetup is FREE. Did you know that you can attend the regularly scheduled sessions at local courts for free. You can also post and schedule private matches among yourselves for free.
PLEASE NOTE NEW MEMBERS: It is YOUR JOB ! to introduce yourself to the host and/or other members. It would be wise to include a picture in your profile though not required. Ask the host of the location you are attending if you have any questions as conditions and preferences vary from location to location.
We are also planning to develop tennis clinics to help the beginner and advanced player improve their tennis skills. Yes this will be free too ! Plans are also being reviewed to have a San Jose Tennis meetup summer tournament as well as competitions with other meetup tennis teams and clubs.
San Jose Tennis Meetup is also actively seeking sponsors to offer the best tennis deals to our membership.
Our new and 1st sponsor DHL Tennis has agreed to offer all our members the following:
As an ongoing special DHL Tennis is offering a FREE can of balls with any string job over $20. You must mention you are a San Jose & South Bay Area Tennis Meetup member to qualify.
You can contact them at 408-600-6588 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are new to tennis and want to learn you can attend our free clinics or schedule a lesson with our designated coach: http://www.meetup.com/tennis-318/members/13... Please note private lessons may not be free and are a private matter between you and the coach.
If you know a Jr. Tennis player who wishes to advance in their tennis skills for school and tournament play try:
If you are already a 3.5 player or above and want to get excellent training and competitive round robin match play try:
So if you have thought about tennis come on out and give it a try. If you just moved to San Jose and you already play tennis come and join us for competitive and fun matches.
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If you are new to tennis here is a link for the history and rules of tennis:
If you are new to tennis here is a link for rules of etiquette:
Here is a link for free tennis tips:
Here is a useful link to find San Jose City and South Bay Area Parks, many which have tennis courts:
Here is a nice FREE iPhone app for tennis players: http://www.tennishubapp.com/
If you do not know your NTPR tennis skill level here are the guidelines. It will be important in helping you get situated with players of similar levels:
Determine your tennis rating using National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) categories. The U.S. Tennis Association developed the NTRP rating system and it is the most accurate rating system available. Player levels are based on a scale from 1.0 to 7.0, but our divisions are based on levels from 2.0 - 5.0.
1.0 This player is just starting to play tennis.1.5 Has limited experience and is still working primarily on getting the ball into play.
2.0 Needs on-court experience. Has obvious stroke weaknesses but is familiar with basic positions for singles and doubles play.2.5 Learning to judge where the ball is going although court coverage is weak. Can sustain a short rally of slow pace with other players of the same ability.
3.0 Fairly consistent when hitting medium-paced shots, but is not comfortable with all strokes and lacks execution when trying for directional control, depth or power. Most common doubles formation is one-up and one-back.3.5 Has achieved improved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots, but still lacks depth and variety. Starting to exhibit more aggressive net play, has improved court coverage and is developing teamwork in doubles.
4.0 Has dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both forehand and backhand sides on moderate shots, plus the ability to use lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys with some success. Occasionally forces errors when serving and teamwork in doubles is evident. Rallies may be lost due to impatience.4.5 Starting to master the use of power and spins and beginning to handle pace, has sound footwork, can control depth of shots and is beginning to vary game plan according to opponents. Can hit first serves with power and accuracy and place the second serve. Tends to overhit on difficult shots. Aggressive net play is common in doubles.
5.0 Has good shot anticipation and frequently has an outstanding shot or exceptional consistency around which a game may be structured. Can regularly hit winners or force errors off of short balls and can put away volleys, can successfully execute lobs, drop shots, half volleys and overhead smashes and has good depth and spin on most second serves.5.5 Has developed power and/or consistency as a major weapon. Can vary strategies and styles of play in a competitive situation and hit dependable shots in a stress situation.
6.0 Generally do not need NTRP ratings. Rankings or past rankings will speak for themselves. The 6.0 player has obtained a sectional and /or national ranking.6.5 The 6.5 player has extensive satellite tournament experience.7.0 The 7.0 player makes his living from tournament prize money.Courtesy NTPR
If you know the courts you will be playing at feel free to contact the event host so they can help you get situated and introduce you to the other players. Don't be shy.
So lets have some fun out there and play Tennis !