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Novice Player Meetup!

I changed this meetup to Thursdays, to see if that might work for more players. Please feel free to come a half hour early as I will be doing my best to do the same and this is a way to get a bit more extra attention! If you RSVP yes far enough in advance, then I will try to be in touch with you beforehand to make sure that you have my phone # in case you don't see me there.  I'm about average height, honey-brown tanned complexion, almost never seen without a hat or visor!  Please read further for details about what to expect!

This is a bi-weekly Thursday evening meetup for up to six players who would like to learn to play tennis with confidence and success or up-level their games through contemplating basic tips from the classic game while participating in skill enhancing drills. It will be as if from a 'tai chi' perspective versus a 'kung fu' one. You don't need any experience to participate in these meetups and will learn all components of a great game in slow motion, which you will gradually be able to speed up!  Each class will be at least one hour long.

One of the things that I intend for you to achieve by means of these meetups is flexibility, the understanding an error can be like a blip on a screen that need not become the defining statement on your abilities.  Rather, as a former mentor of mine used to say, "let it roll off you like water off a duck's back."  There are countless means of bringing your attention back to the current moment, to the next ball that is already upon you.  We make multiple errors when we stay stuck with the shot that is over, even a second ago.

Another important skill we need to cultivate is the ability to identify just exactly what we are doing when we initiate or respond to a shot, so that adjustments are not only possible, but simplified.

Anyone that attends my groups with an open mind, ready to possibly look at their game from a slightly different perspective is usually pleasantly surprised. I think you will be as well!

By honor system and on the day of, there is a nominal charge of $15.00 per meetup, plus or minus as you see fit to a designated bag.  There is a discussion on this topic on the message board.  BTW, if only one player RSVPs 'yes' by the deadline then I will contact that player to determine if we will still meet. We could still meet and shorten the time frame or just postpone that particular meetup.  Two or more RSVPs is a 'GO'!

Please be in touch with me through one of the message boards, through comments or rsvp for this meetup, or through email. I only exchange phone numbers via email.  If this meetup becomes very popular and there is great demand for it we will see about making this a weekly meetup.  So tell a friend!

Thanks for your interest!  See you soon on court :)


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  • Alen

    I just got slammed with a project mostly tied to the Govt shutdown...arghhhhhhhhhh :( Wont be able to make it tonight, however ...

    Megan and Cole if you guys would like to practice in between Daphne's lessons please please do email me..or post a comment on here.. Thanks! Sorry Daphne!!

    October 10, 2013

    • Daphne

      If you're not golfing on Sunday, perhaps that's a better time for you, Alen? Don't work too hard! Thanks for your notice though.

      October 10, 2013

    • Alen

      I will look into it! Thanks Daphne easier said than done..

      1 · October 10, 2013

  • Alen

    Thank you been MIA due to work so looking forward to it.

    October 8, 2013

  • Daphne

    Thanks for the early RSVPs, Megan and Allen! Thurdsay looks good weather-wise, unlike tomorrow. Feel free to come a bit early, as I will always be there early. Same court or the one next to it is where you'll find me! (back row, #6 or #7) See you soon.

    October 8, 2013

  • Alen

    Should be there hopefully so!

    October 8, 2013

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