What we're about
This is a group organized primarily for Doubles Tennis Players in the Asheville, North Carolina area who are interested in Organized Group Doubles and and who are also trying to advance their skills, and, at the same time participate in a Social Tennis Setting. All skill levels are welcome. Likewise, this group will organize events that are specifically structured and geared for Doubles Tennis Practice, Drills and Play. There are no other groups currently providing such opportunities for persons to participate in Practice, Drills and Play Sessions; therefore, this group will organize Practice, Drills and Play Events for Doubles Tennis.
Please come out and join us at one of our events when you are able! We are sure that you will have a GREAT time!
Also, please feel free to provide feedback on what you would like to see the group do.
We look forward to seeing you on the courts!!!
Is there anything I need to sign? I know some clubs have liability forms and such.
Please re-read meetup.com’s terms of service, especially section 6. You agreed to it in order to use this site. You may not have read it, but you had to check the box that said you did. In general, section 6 says if an organizer or any member places a event on the calendar and you get injured or something at it, it’s your own fault. If you can’t live with that, this group isn’t for you. Please feel free to leave the group, posthaste!!!
Who runs this group?
This Meetup Group is run by a group of people who like to play tennis. There is no one in charge. If someone starts telling you what to do and you don’t agree with it, don’t do it. Use your own common sense and leave the event if you think it is not to your taste.
So who is this Michael McDermott, the organizer? Isn’t he in charge?
Michael McDermott runs the web site. He can post calendar entries and moderate the message board, as can the other organizers. (Moderate means if someone puts something up that is inappropriate, he can delete it.)
What are the rules?
Ok... There is one rule, and that is to be safe. That means if someone does something you think is unsafe, don’t play with them. If that isn’t good enough, tell them about your concerns directly or whoever organized the event that you are uncomfortable. Or email the organizers. Nothing may get done about it, so be prepared for that. No one forced you to go to an event, and no one will force you to stay at one. You can leave at any time.
What are the Guidelines?
* Have fun!
* Be familiar with the ITF/USTA Friend At Court, (Rules of Tennis),https://www.usta.com/content/dam/usta/pdfs/20180119_2018FAC-full.links.pdf#, "The Code," pp. 36 - 42 of the Friend at Court, and Tennis Ethics and Etiquette; A quote from "The Code" goes as follows: " Ignorance of the rules constitutes a delinquency on the part of a player and often spoils an otherwise good match."
* Servers announce the score at the beginning of EVERY point.
* Balls that are not in play are called "OUT!" quickly and loudly!
* Moreover, if YOU ARE going to play Tennis, PLEASE familiarize yourself with the ITF/USTA Friend At Court, (Rules of Tennis), The Code, and Tennis Ethics/Etiquette!!!
Thanks for your attention to this information!!!