What we're about

*** OUTDOOR SEASON IS ON! ***

Our outdoor events are currently on Tuesdays at 6pm (time may change before an event--verify it) at Walled Lake Western just N of Beck Rd/Pontiac Trail near 96, which will continue through the end of the season. We most likely will also continue weekly Thursday night events at another location. Details will be in the Meetup events. You must RSVP to attend and follow the group guidelines. Please also view the following safe tennis COVID-19 guidelines and stay home if you aren't feeling well:

https://www.usta.com/en/home/stay-current/national/usta-statement-on-safety-of-playing-tennis-during-the-covid-19-v.html

*** GROUP OVERVIEW ****

Welcome tennis players. Our tennis group consists of a random group of people, some of which have been playing tennis for many years. This group was formed to find new and fun people to play tennis with, make new friends and to possibly take our game to the next level. We play outdoors in the summer and indoors at the Sports Club of West Bloomfield in the winter. Occasionally after tennis, we’ll go out for a drink. Please feel free to join us anytime. Please read everything below and join us for some tennis fun and exercise. See you on the courts!

**SKILL LEVEL REQUIREMENTS**

This Meetup is open for intermediate players and up; for example a 3.0 USTA ranking or higher (https://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/ExperiencedGuidelines_02142011_V2pdf.pdf). As defined by USTA, a 3.0 player is fairly consistent when hitting medium-paced shots, but is not comfortable with all strokes and lacks accuracy when trying for directional control, depth, pace or altering distance of shots. Most common doubles formation is one up, one back.

Sorry no beginners or learners, please. If you would like to get some warm-ups before moving up to this group or just want lighter level of play, see our other group at https://www.meetup.com/Novi-Farmington-Area-Tennis-Group-Intermediate/ .

**COURT ASSIGNMENTS**

We organizers will do our best to match up similar skill level players with one another to keep the matchups fun for all. When possible we will switch courts and/or partners (if playing doubles) for variety.

**WEATHER**

In case of bad weather please follow the comment section of the current Meetup and the organizers will do our best make a decision between 4pm and 5pm on that day.

**RULES**

Players who fail to follow these rules could be subject to removal from the group. No-shows could also result in removal from the group.

1. MEMBERS ONLY: In order to join us for Meetups, you must be a member of Meetup and the group, no guests please. We need to ensure that every member has filled out the questionnaire for level of play to properly assign court matchups. See below for information on our one-time annual member fee.

2. RSVP POLICY: If you RSVP but are unable to attend, you can change your RSVP as soon as possible or at the very latest, by the cancellation deadline posted in the Meetup description. Not canceling your reservation could create an odd numbers of players and doesn’t allow those on the waitlist (see item 3) to play. For indoor season, since we have to pay in advance for court time we may ask you to pay for no-show time if we can't fill your spot. Players with 2 or more no-shows without proper cancellation are subject to removal from the group.

Note: We understand that things happen in life and late cancellations may be necessary at times. We just kindly ask that you let the organizer know ASAP by sending a text/call, sending a Meetup message, or by posting in that Meetup’s discussion board so that they can make appropriate adjustments.

3. WAITLIST: Due to court availability, we place a limit of 8-12 players for each Meetup. If there are more than the limit, Meetup will automatically create a "Waitlist" and will move people from that list to RSVP if there's a cancellation. We respectfully ask that all players on this list be available to play in case someone drops on the RSVP list, even on the day of the Meetup. If you aren’t sure that you can make it please remove yourself from the waitlist.

Note: If there are enough RSVPs on the waitlist, the organizers may open the Meetup to add a court for the players from the waitlist. This will depend on court availability at that particular location.

4. PHOTO: We request that members display their actual photo and name on our meetup site so we know who you are when you show up.

5. ARRIVAL TIME: We ask that all players do their best to show up on time and stay until the end of the meetup. If you are running late, please post on that particular Meetup’s discussion, PM or text the organizer.

6. EVEN NUMBER: We prefer an even number of players. If you were the last RSVP and you make it an odd number we kindly ask you to change your RSVP to “No” before the Meetup starts. We will do our best to see if we can find a player to keep it even. It is not always possible to avoid this situation.

9. USTA RULES: When playing, try to follow the USTA rules (https://www.usta.com/content/dam/usta/pdfs/20180119_2018FAC-full.links.pdf#). We encourage this for those players that play on USTA teams, and for others to develop good habits. “If it’s close, it’s in.”

10. DELAYS: If playing in early spring, late summer or fall and there is a high school match being played, please do not go on the courts until an organizer confirms that it’s alright to do so.

11. RESPECT: Please be kind, courteous and respectful to everyone. We are all here to have a good time while getting some exercise and improving our tennis skills.

12. FORMAT: Unless stated in the Meetup header the format will be as follows. If enough players are willing to play singles, and we have enough courts available, we will do so. Otherwise, we will default to doubles. When possible, we will switch partners and/or opponents for variety of play.

13. TENNIS BALLS: Bring some tennis balls! Please don’t assume everyone will have some. If we all pitch in, it will be a lot cheaper for everyone in the long run.

14. FUN: Lastly and most importantly: have fun!!!

**ANNUAL OUTDOOR FEE**

We ask each player attending our outdoor Meetups to contribute a $10 ONE-TIME annual fee, which covers our $180 annual Meetup fee while giving you the convenience of a managed group and regular events. Any excess fees will be used to purchase balls or cover a fall outing. You may attend one Meetup without cost to see if you like it. If you'd like, you can PayPal to Ron @ RMF1@one-point.com (number 1, not "L). Just be sure to say who you are.

**RELEASE AND WAIVER**

By signing up for this Meetup group, I agree that the organizers of this group and its members will not be held responsible for the actions of any participant at any event including myself. Each person attends an event at their own risk and is solely responsible for any injuries, losses, illness, or consequences to themselves or others, damages to equipment or other personal property, and any other consequence.

**CONTACT US**

If you have further questions, comments, suggestions or concerns please contact us via text message or by sending us a Meetup message.

Ron: 248-318-5016

Sergo: 248-567-2540

Steve: 248-255-6445

Upcoming events (5)

Tuesday Night Outdoor Intermediate Tennis

Walled Lake Western High School

**** NEW START TIME OF 5:30 (see discussion below)! NO COST. *** Welcome to our outdoor season and we hope everyone is doing well. Please review the page below for safe tennis play during Covid-19 and remember, if you feel sick please stay at home: https://www.usta.com/en/home/stay-current/national/usta-statement-on-safety-of-playing-tennis-during-the-covid-19-v.html Bring your rackets, some tennis balls, and water, and let’s play tennis! Depending on the number of players and their preference, we will set up singles and/or doubles games, and switch up teams as appropriate. See the bullets below for additional details about RSVP If you can't make it at start time please let us know your ETA and we can make it work. *** For any updates regarding weather, last minute changes or cancelations, please review the below discussion section of this Meetup before attending. *** **RSVP Cancellation Deadline is 3 hours before Meetup start time** By attending this Meetup, you accept all the rules, release and waivers in the "What We’re About" section on our home page at the link below (click "See More"). Knowing the rules and policies is your responsibility and you could be subject to removal from the group if not followed. https://www.meetup.com/Novi-Farmington-Area-Tennis-Group-Intermediate/ Here are some highlights: * RSVP POLICY: To attend a Meetup, you must be a member of this group and must RSVP; no guests, please. If you RSVP’d but are unable to attend, please change your RSVP by the deadline time of the Meetup (above). Players with two or more no-shows without proper cancellation are subject to removal from the group. * ARRIVAL TIME: If you are running late, we ask that you let the organizer know by sending a text message, posting on the discussion below or by sending a private Meetup message. If late, you may have to wait until sets complete. * EVEN NUMBER: We prefer to have an even number of players so if we don’t, we may ask the last person that RSVP’d to drop, or if we have an odd number, the last person to show may have to wait for sets to complete. * WAITLIST: We ask that all players on the “Waitlist” list be available to play in case if someone drops on the RSVP list, even on the day of the Meetup. If you aren’t sure, please remove yourself from the waitlist. If you have further questions, comments, suggestions or just need to inform an organizer of a late arrival or late change in RSVP please contact us with Meetup message or via text message. Ron:[masked] Sergo - (248)[masked]

Wednesday Night Outdoor Intermediate Tennis

North Farmington High School

*** LOCATION CHANGED TO NORTH FARMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL! *** Welcome back to our outdoor season and we hope everyone is doing well. Please review the page below for safe tennis play during Covid-19 and remember, if you feel sick please stay at home: https://www.usta.com/en/home/stay-current/national/usta-statement-on-safety-of-playing-tennis-during-the-covid-19-v.html Bring your rackets, some tennis balls, and water, and let’s play tennis! Depending on the number of players and their preference, we will set up singles and/or doubles games, and switch up teams as appropriate. See the bullets below for additional details about RSVPs and our $10 annual fee. If you can't make it at start time please let us know. *** For any updates regarding weather, last minute changes or cancelations, please review the below discussion section of this Meetup before attending. *** **RSVP Cancellation Deadline is 3 hours before Meetup start time** By attending this Meetup, you accept all the rules, release and waivers in the "What We’re About" section on our home page at the link below (click "See More"). Knowing the rules and policies is your responsibility and you could be subject to removal from the group if not followed. https://www.meetup.com/Novi-Farmington-Area-Tennis-Group-Intermediate/ Here are some highlights: * RSVP POLICY: To attend a Meetup, you must be a member of this group and must RSVP; no guests, please. If you RSVP’d but are unable to attend, please change your RSVP by the deadline time of the Meetup (above). Players with two or more no-shows without proper cancellation are subject to removal from the group. * ARRIVAL TIME: If you are running late, we ask that you let the organizer know by sending a text message, posting on the discussion below or by sending a private Meetup message. If late, you may have to wait until sets complete. * EVEN NUMBER: We prefer to have an even number of players so if we don’t, we may ask the last person that RSVP’d to drop, or if we have an odd number, the last person to show may have to wait for sets to complete. * WAITLIST: We ask that all players on the “Waitlist” list be available to play in case if someone drops on the RSVP list, even on the day of the Meetup. If you aren’t sure, please remove yourself from the waitlist. * ANNUAL FEE: We ask each player attending our outdoor Meetups to contribute a $10 ONE-TIME annual fee, which covers our $180 annual Meetup fee while giving you the convenience of a managed group and regular events. Any excess fees will be used to purchase balls or cover a fall outing. You may attend one Meetup without cost to see if you like it. You can pay cash, though we'd greatly prefer if you can PayPal to Steven Millard (@WoodenSoul2k) or Venmo (@WoodenSoul2k). Just be sure to say who you are. If you have further questions, comments, suggestions or just need to inform an organizer of a late arrival or late change in RSVP please contact us with Meetup message or via text message. Ron:[masked] Sergo - (248)[masked]

Tuesday Night Outdoor Intermediate Tennis

Walled Lake Western High School

**** NEW START TIME OF 5:30 (see discussion below)! NO COST. *** Welcome to our outdoor season and we hope everyone is doing well. Please review the page below for safe tennis play during Covid-19 and remember, if you feel sick please stay at home: https://www.usta.com/en/home/stay-current/national/usta-statement-on-safety-of-playing-tennis-during-the-covid-19-v.html Bring your rackets, some tennis balls, and water, and let’s play tennis! Depending on the number of players and their preference, we will set up singles and/or doubles games, and switch up teams as appropriate. See the bullets below for additional details about RSVP If you can't make it at start time please let us know your ETA and we can make it work. *** For any updates regarding weather, last minute changes or cancelations, please review the below discussion section of this Meetup before attending. *** **RSVP Cancellation Deadline is 3 hours before Meetup start time** By attending this Meetup, you accept all the rules, release and waivers in the "What We’re About" section on our home page at the link below (click "See More"). Knowing the rules and policies is your responsibility and you could be subject to removal from the group if not followed. https://www.meetup.com/Novi-Farmington-Area-Tennis-Group-Intermediate/ Here are some highlights: * RSVP POLICY: To attend a Meetup, you must be a member of this group and must RSVP; no guests, please. If you RSVP’d but are unable to attend, please change your RSVP by the deadline time of the Meetup (above). Players with two or more no-shows without proper cancellation are subject to removal from the group. * ARRIVAL TIME: If you are running late, we ask that you let the organizer know by sending a text message, posting on the discussion below or by sending a private Meetup message. If late, you may have to wait until sets complete. * EVEN NUMBER: We prefer to have an even number of players so if we don’t, we may ask the last person that RSVP’d to drop, or if we have an odd number, the last person to show may have to wait for sets to complete. * WAITLIST: We ask that all players on the “Waitlist” list be available to play in case if someone drops on the RSVP list, even on the day of the Meetup. If you aren’t sure, please remove yourself from the waitlist. If you have further questions, comments, suggestions or just need to inform an organizer of a late arrival or late change in RSVP please contact us with Meetup message or via text message. Ron:[masked] Sergo - (248)[masked]

Wednesday Night Outdoor Intermediate Tennis

North Farmington High School

*** LOCATION CHANGED TO NORTH FARMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL! *** Welcome back to our outdoor season and we hope everyone is doing well. Please review the page below for safe tennis play during Covid-19 and remember, if you feel sick please stay at home: https://www.usta.com/en/home/stay-current/national/usta-statement-on-safety-of-playing-tennis-during-the-covid-19-v.html Bring your rackets, some tennis balls, and water, and let’s play tennis! Depending on the number of players and their preference, we will set up singles and/or doubles games, and switch up teams as appropriate. See the bullets below for additional details about RSVPs and our $10 annual fee. If you can't make it at start time please let us know. *** For any updates regarding weather, last minute changes or cancelations, please review the below discussion section of this Meetup before attending. *** **RSVP Cancellation Deadline is 3 hours before Meetup start time** By attending this Meetup, you accept all the rules, release and waivers in the "What We’re About" section on our home page at the link below (click "See More"). Knowing the rules and policies is your responsibility and you could be subject to removal from the group if not followed. https://www.meetup.com/Novi-Farmington-Area-Tennis-Group-Intermediate/ Here are some highlights: * RSVP POLICY: To attend a Meetup, you must be a member of this group and must RSVP; no guests, please. If you RSVP’d but are unable to attend, please change your RSVP by the deadline time of the Meetup (above). Players with two or more no-shows without proper cancellation are subject to removal from the group. * ARRIVAL TIME: If you are running late, we ask that you let the organizer know by sending a text message, posting on the discussion below or by sending a private Meetup message. If late, you may have to wait until sets complete. * EVEN NUMBER: We prefer to have an even number of players so if we don’t, we may ask the last person that RSVP’d to drop, or if we have an odd number, the last person to show may have to wait for sets to complete. * WAITLIST: We ask that all players on the “Waitlist” list be available to play in case if someone drops on the RSVP list, even on the day of the Meetup. If you aren’t sure, please remove yourself from the waitlist. * ANNUAL FEE: We ask each player attending our outdoor Meetups to contribute a $10 ONE-TIME annual fee, which covers our $180 annual Meetup fee while giving you the convenience of a managed group and regular events. Any excess fees will be used to purchase balls or cover a fall outing. You may attend one Meetup without cost to see if you like it. You can pay cash, though we'd greatly prefer if you can PayPal to Steven Millard (@WoodenSoul2k) or Venmo (@WoodenSoul2k). Just be sure to say who you are. If you have further questions, comments, suggestions or just need to inform an organizer of a late arrival or late change in RSVP please contact us with Meetup message or via text message. Ron:[masked] Sergo - (248)[masked]

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Wednesday Night Outdoor Intermediate Tennis

North Farmington High School

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