What we're about
Tennis is a great sport! It is considered one of the best sports with respect to creativity (think about all the shot selections you can make) and also sociability. It can be played year-round. It provides exercise, and when played outdoors, some fresh air and sun. Also, it is an ageless sport--people can continue to play well even as they age. And it is very inexpensive--unlike many sports.
Tennis is especially fun when the participants have similar skill levels. For that reason, most of our events are limited to a strong intermediate level and above--3/5+ skill level. We will call this Competitive. For this skill level, you should consistently keep the ball in play, get the ball in on most of your serves, have some speed and good placement of the ball, and understand basic doubles positioning: You must be willing to play at the net--and not hang out in "no man's zone"/ the service line. We can help you with the doubles positioning--if you are open to learning.
Check out this link to help determine your level: https://www.usta.com/Adult-Tennis/USTA-Leag... (https://www.usta.com/Adult-Tennis/USTA-League/ntrp/)
This club has a strong attendance policy. CHANGING YOUR RSVP LATER THAN 12 HOURS BEFORE THE START TIME FOR WEEKEND EVENTS COUNTS and LATER THAN NOON FOR WEEKDAY EVENTS IS EQUIVALENT TO A NO SHOW, particularly when the event is full. 2 no shows OR late cancellations can result in removal from the group--at least until you meet with the organizer and offer some a valid explanation. No shows can also result in you being bumped for someone on the waitlist for a future event. Because tennis doubles requires 4 players, it is very important that if you sign up, you honor your commitment!
In a sense, ALL of our events are social tennis. There are no trophies! Goodwill and having fun should be the guiding rule in all the interactions. Accordingly, vulgar language and throwing racquets is prohibited--and this is even posted on the courts by the city/ county. And balls should not be directed at an opponents head or face! Participants are responsible for staying within their own physical limits and practicing caution. Bring your own rackets and a new can of tennis balls and some water.