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This is a fun tennis social group for beginners and intermediate. All skill sets are welcomed. We will run drills , practice fundamentals, and play.

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Wednesday Tennis @ Alexander Street Park

Alexander Street Park

GREETINGS: Mindy, Uday and Jill will alternate to host the Wednesday meets. Drill practice will be offered to beginners and intermediate players from time to time. Players' levels vary from beginners to 3.5. We will ask for players' levels directly and will do our best to match players at the same level. Most can usually find someone to play with at our level and above. See US Tennis Association's videos on the rating of players' levels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdg0YavbJLc

COURTESY: Please be polite towards other players. This is a social tennis group, not a competitive cohort. We try our best to identify players at the same level and group them together. If more advanced players are in a group with beginners, be ready to offer kind suggestions and tips. Be nice and a joy to be around!

COURTS: Alexander Street Park has 6 tennis courts. They are FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED (not guaranteed at all). Hosts typically get there 15 minutes before 6PM to secure courts. They can get busy. If you get there early, please help us secure as many courts as possible and negotiate to play doubles with other players.

PARKING: The best place to park in Alexander Street Park is the public parking lot next to the soccer field. If you are coming from South Charlotte, take East 12th St. The parking lot's only entrance is on N Alexander St. next to the park. Park there and cross the bridge and you'll see the courts. You may also be able to find parking down Seigle Point Dr close to the tennis courts.

LOGISTICS: Players are encouraged to bring their own racket, bottle of water (and tennis balls if you have any). This group provides additional tennis balls as backups. There is a public bathroom at the park on the soccer field side. Please register ahead of time in order to attend this event. If you can't make it, please change your RSVP so others on the waitlist can join.

SOCIAL: The group usually socializes over a beer at Fonta Flora Brewery at Optimist Hall (with many food options) just a few blocks away if you wish to join.

We’ll monitor the weather and make announcements accordingly every Wednesday. Let's play tennis!

Tennis in Queens University on Saturday, 6pm

queens University Tennis center

TL; DR:
- Fun and recreational tennis games for everybody!
- All levels are welcome! Newcomers are welcome!
- Optional dinner / drinks social afterwards!

Levels of Play:
- Most of the players are beginners to intermediate levels (0 - 3.5), and there are new faces joining every week, so don't be shy, we'll find a level of play that's right for you!
- For newcomers and beginners (0 - 1.5) we usually just stick to rallying / practicing hitting the tennis balls for the whole entire time.
- For serious beginners and intermediate players (2 - 3.5), we will warm up with rallies for a few rounds then start playing games while keeping score.
- Usually we have to play doubles due to limited courts available, but if there are many open courts, feel free to challenge anyone to a singles game.

Courts:
- We usually play at Park Road Park, occupying most (if not all) of the courts in the very back.
- If those courts are taken over by tournaments, we will try our backup location, Queens University, which is very close by (5 min drive away). We also will occupy the courts in the back.

What to Bring:
- Tennis racket is a must! It's very important that you play with your own tennis racket because every player have their own play style and a tennis racket that matches with it. A few of us are knowledgeable enough to provide advice to help you pick out your ideal tennis racket, so don't be shy and ask us!
- Please bring tennis balls if you have them. We will provide a bunch of used tennis balls for practice purposes. However, if you like to play a serious game, it's best that you bring a set of good tennis balls for that.
- Bring a bottle of water. There will be a water fountain nearby besides the restrooms to refill.
- Positivity and good sportsmanship. Just be happy playing with other friendly people. =)

Afterparty (optional):
- We usually get tired after playing for 1.5 - 2 hours, so we'll gather up and find a good restaurant / bar nearby around the South Park area for dinner or drinks or both!
- Provide us your top restaurant / bar recommendations as well as your dietary restrictions, and most importantly, your inner social butterfly! =D

Cancellations:
- If you know you cannot make it, please cancel 24 hours in advance so others can sign up. This isn't a hard and set rule, but common courtesy and good sportsmanship for all of our fellow tennis meetup players.
- We will only cancel if the weather is not suitable for tennis, and we will make a final cancellation decision 1 hour prior to the start of the event.

Wednesday Tennis @ Alexander Street Park

Alexander Street Park

GREETINGS: Mindy, Uday and Jill will alternate to host the Wednesday meets. Drill practice will be offered to beginners and intermediate players from time to time. Players' levels vary from beginners to 3.5. We will ask for players' levels directly and will do our best to match players at the same level. Most can usually find someone to play with at our level and above. See US Tennis Association's videos on the rating of players' levels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdg0YavbJLc

COURTESY: Please be polite towards other players. This is a social tennis group, not a competitive cohort. We try our best to identify players at the same level and group them together. If more advanced players are in a group with beginners, be ready to offer kind suggestions and tips. Be nice and a joy to be around!

COURTS: Alexander Street Park has 6 tennis courts. They are FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED (not guaranteed at all). Hosts typically get there 15 minutes before 6PM to secure courts. They can get busy. If you get there early, please help us secure as many courts as possible and negotiate to play doubles with other players.

PARKING: The best place to park in Alexander Street Park is the public parking lot next to the soccer field. If you are coming from South Charlotte, take East 12th St. The parking lot's only entrance is on N Alexander St. next to the park. Park there and cross the bridge and you'll see the courts. You may also be able to find parking down Seigle Point Dr close to the tennis courts.

LOGISTICS: Players are encouraged to bring their own racket, bottle of water (and tennis balls if you have any). This group provides additional tennis balls as backups. There is a public bathroom at the park on the soccer field side. Please register ahead of time in order to attend this event. If you can't make it, please change your RSVP so others on the waitlist can join.

SOCIAL: The group usually socializes over a beer at Fonta Flora Brewery at Optimist Hall (with many food options) just a few blocks away if you wish to join.

We’ll monitor the weather and make announcements accordingly every Wednesday. Let's play tennis!

Tennis in Queens University on Saturday, 6pm

queens University Tennis center

TL; DR:
- Fun and recreational tennis games for everybody!
- All levels are welcome! Newcomers are welcome!
- Optional dinner / drinks social afterwards!

Levels of Play:
- Most of the players are beginners to intermediate levels (0 - 3.5), and there are new faces joining every week, so don't be shy, we'll find a level of play that's right for you!
- For newcomers and beginners (0 - 1.5) we usually just stick to rallying / practicing hitting the tennis balls for the whole entire time.
- For serious beginners and intermediate players (2 - 3.5), we will warm up with rallies for a few rounds then start playing games while keeping score.
- Usually we have to play doubles due to limited courts available, but if there are many open courts, feel free to challenge anyone to a singles game.

Courts:
- We usually play at Park Road Park, occupying most (if not all) of the courts in the very back.
- If those courts are taken over by tournaments, we will try our backup location, Queens University, which is very close by (5 min drive away). We also will occupy the courts in the back.

What to Bring:
- Tennis racket is a must! It's very important that you play with your own tennis racket because every player have their own play style and a tennis racket that matches with it. A few of us are knowledgeable enough to provide advice to help you pick out your ideal tennis racket, so don't be shy and ask us!
- Please bring tennis balls if you have them. We will provide a bunch of used tennis balls for practice purposes. However, if you like to play a serious game, it's best that you bring a set of good tennis balls for that.
- Bring a bottle of water. There will be a water fountain nearby besides the restrooms to refill.
- Positivity and good sportsmanship. Just be happy playing with other friendly people. =)

Afterparty (optional):
- We usually get tired after playing for 1.5 - 2 hours, so we'll gather up and find a good restaurant / bar nearby around the South Park area for dinner or drinks or both!
- Provide us your top restaurant / bar recommendations as well as your dietary restrictions, and most importantly, your inner social butterfly! =D

Cancellations:
- If you know you cannot make it, please cancel 24 hours in advance so others can sign up. This isn't a hard and set rule, but common courtesy and good sportsmanship for all of our fellow tennis meetup players.
- We will only cancel if the weather is not suitable for tennis, and we will make a final cancellation decision 1 hour prior to the start of the event.

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Tennis in Queens University on Saturday, 6pm

queens University Tennis center

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