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Just starting to play tennis? Recently moved here? Or been playing on USTA teams but want to meet fresh, new competitors? We offer events for all levels of players and we encourage our members to have fun and improve their games with Positive People.

We host year-round Round Robins, rallying sessions, giveaways, picnics and sometimes even karaoke. Our members play in Beverly Hills, the Valley, Downtown, Burbank, Glendale, Hollywood, the West Side, South Bay and beyond! All you need is a photo of your awesome self and a No-Flake attitude to join. To get started playing in the LATG, here's how to rate yourself and some free tips for finding courts ...

WHERE TO FIND COURTS: This is a link to a list of public free and pay courts around the city of L.A., their hours, and how to reach them: http://www.laparks.org/sports/tennis/pay also lists courts all around Southern California with photos, number of courts, lit/unlit, etc., including those at high schools and colleges. http://www.tennisroun (http://www.tennisround.com/tennis-courts/ca)...

For more tips, like how to meet tennis partners and host your own Meetups, visit our PAGES section at the top of the group page, and talk about your favorite players and gear on our DISCUSSIONS board.

When filling out your profile use the description below to list your skills level.

Skill Levels:

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: Has obvious stroke weaknesses but is familiar with basic positions for singles and doubles play.

2.5: 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.

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. You probably played on a high school tennis team and have been working on your game seriously for 2 - 3 years.

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. You most likely have played on a high school varsity team and devoted 5 years to seriously developing your tennis skills.

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. Most 4.5s have played serious college-level competitive tennis.

5.0: Has good shot anticipation and frequently has an outstanding shot or exceptional consistency around which a game may be structured.

5.5: Can vary strategies and styles of play in a competitive situation and hit dependable shots in a stress situation.

6.0: has obtained a sectional and /or national ranking.

6.5: has extensive satellite tournament experience.

7.0: is Novak Djokovic or Serena Williams.

May the ball calls be ever in your favor ...

Jackie *Smash*

LATG Organizer

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