What we're about

*** INDOOR SEASON IS STARTING SOON! *** I

As we wind down outdoor season, we are planning for indoor @ Sports Club of West Bloomfield. Location and other details will be in each individual Meetup event. Stay tuned and let us know if you have any questions! Below are the overall rules of the group. By attending any of our Meetup events, you agree to all of these and any additional details on the events.

COVID preparedness. We will be practicing social distancing and other guidelines. Please also view the following safe tennis COVID-19 guidelines and stay home if you aren't feeling well or have been exposed:

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.

Minors are allowed provided: A) They in good health and meet the skill requirements for the group; B) A parent or legal guardian must be present, the RSVP must be done in his or her name, and he or she must notify the group via the discussion in that particular event; C) Parent or guardian accepts the release and waiver above for the minor.

**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

Upcoming events (4+)

Outdoor Sunday Tennis

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** NOTICE: Outdoor season is here but winding down. Please RSVP for this event and check back in discussion below for any changes such as court availability, weather or location. **

*** INDOOR SEASON COMING! ***
As we wind down outdoor season, we are planning for indoor @ Sports Club of West Bloomfield. Location and other details will be in each individual Meetup event.

*** OUTDOOR DETAILS for this event ***
We will be playing 2-3 courts at the date and start time to the right for 2 hours (or later if people want). Depending on court availability we may change location in coming weeks, and may add another day. For location, see "How to Find Us" on the right side of this screen.

* RSVP POLICY: To attend a Meetup, you must be a member of this group and must RSVP; no guests (unless they are a member of the group), please. If you RSVP’d but are unable to attend, please change your RSVP prior to the event.

* ARRIVAL TIME: If you are running late, we ask that you let the organizer know by sending a text message to the organizer (preferred) or posting in the discussion below.

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* RULES. 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. 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/

* COVID: We will be practicing social distancing and other guidelines. Please also view the below safe tennis COVID-19 guidelines and stay home if you aren't feeling well or have been exposed:

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

** CONTACT INFO ** If you have questions please text(preferred) or PM the organizer.

Shah
Text or call[masked] or PM

INDOOR Tennis @ Sports Club of West Bloomfield

The Sports Club of West Bloomfield

Indoor season is at Sports Club of West Bloomfield at Maple & Farmington Rd (see map to the right and "how to find us"). We will be playing at least 2 courts on Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, perhaps other nights. You *must* RSVP so we can confirm the courts: first come, first "serve".

If you RSVP and we are full, Meetup will automatically put you on a waitlist as we do get cancellations. There will be times when we may need to cancel a court due to lack of players so be sure to monitor the discussion below. It's extremely important that you update your RSVP if you can't go--see "RSVP/Cancelation Policy" below.

***** CANCELATION DEADLINE: 4:30PM day of Meetup *****

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REQUIREMENTS: To play with our group you need to pay for: A)CLUB FEES; *AND* B) COURT TIME. Details:

A) CLUB FEES. To enter the club, you have two options (paid to the club):

1) Use our special rate of $100 for a 6-month tennis-only membership (Nov-end of April). For this option you must be a member of this group and directly contact Anita Odish at the club: [masked], ‭(248)[masked]‬ x121. Prices for members of this group only and MUST be done directly through Anita. You will need to fill out the forms as noted at the end of this message.
OR:
2) Pay $8/visit to the club each time you enter.

B) COURT TIME/ADVANCE PAYMENT INFO.

The rate for 2 hours is $15/person/court, split equally between all players. You can use ApplePay, PayPal, Zelle, or Venmo to Ron Flannery @[masked] (some sites may need user ID rflan444@iCloud..com)--please be sure this info matches Ron before hitting "Send". * ADVANCE PMTS * To minimize trouble, please pay 2-4 weeks in advance. and send payment on time in order for us pay court fees. If payments are not sent by 9am the day of an event, we will be forced to drop you and put someone else on the court. If someone doesn't pay for court on time, we may also need to cancel that court if we don't have replacements.

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* RSVP/CANCELATION 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 above "CANCELATION DEADLINE" above. If you cancel after the RSVP deadline we will not be able to refund your money because we would've already paid for the court. Another thing you can do is to find your own sub (who is a group member) to replace you if you can't make it. ** RSVPed 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(preferred) or posting in the discussion below. This is also very important for indoor season.

* EVEN NUMBER. For indoor we try to get an even number of players and enough to fill all courts we reserved. If we can’t get enough for the 2nd court we may limit it to 1 court and notify those on the 2nd court. Watch the below discussion for any updates.

* 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.

* RULES. 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. Knowing the rules and policies is your responsibility and you could be subject to removal from the group if not followed.

* FORMS. Once a year you will need to fill out a release/waiver. The other forms are for membership. All forms can be found in the "Photos" section of this Meetup, in the "Membership Forms" area. Please fill them out and send it to Anita Odish: [masked], ‭(248)[masked]‬x121;

1) Waiver Form
2) If you choose membership (vs. $8/visit) fill out one of these 2 forms:
Membership Form (Nov-April 2022)

** CONTACT INFO ** Please text Ron [masked] – preferred) or PM.

INDOOR Tennis @ Sports Club of West Bloomfield

The Sports Club of West Bloomfield

Indoor season is at Sports Club of West Bloomfield at Maple & Farmington Rd (see map to the right and "how to find us"). We will be playing at least 2 courts on Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, perhaps other nights. You *must* RSVP so we can confirm the courts: first come, first "serve".

If you RSVP and we are full, Meetup will automatically put you on a waitlist as we do get cancellations. There will be times when we may need to cancel a court due to lack of players so be sure to monitor the discussion below. It's extremely important that you update your RSVP if you can't go--see "RSVP/Cancelation Policy" below.

***** CANCELATION DEADLINE: 4:30PM day of Meetup *****

************
REQUIREMENTS: To play with our group you need to pay for: A)CLUB FEES; *AND* B) COURT TIME. Details:

A) CLUB FEES. To enter the club, you have two options (paid to the club):

1) Use our special rate of $100 for a 6-month tennis-only membership (Nov-end of April). For this option you must be a member of this group and directly contact Anita Odish at the club: [masked], ‭(248)[masked]‬ x121. Prices for members of this group only and MUST be done directly through Anita. You will need to fill out the forms as noted at the end of this message.
OR:
2) Pay $8/visit to the club each time you enter.

B) COURT TIME/ADVANCE PAYMENT INFO.

The rate for 2 hours is $15/person/court, split equally between all players. You can use ApplePay, PayPal, Zelle, or Venmo to Ron Flannery @[masked] (some sites may need user ID rflan444@iCloud..com)--please be sure this info matches Ron before hitting "Send". * ADVANCE PMTS * To minimize trouble, please pay 2-4 weeks in advance. and send payment on time in order for us pay court fees. If payments are not sent by 9am the day of an event, we will be forced to drop you and put someone else on the court. If someone doesn't pay for court on time, we may also need to cancel that court if we don't have replacements.

************

* RSVP/CANCELATION 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 above "CANCELATION DEADLINE" above. If you cancel after the RSVP deadline we will not be able to refund your money because we would've already paid for the court. Another thing you can do is to find your own sub (who is a group member) to replace you if you can't make it. ** RSVPed 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(preferred) or posting in the discussion below. This is also very important for indoor season.

* EVEN NUMBER. For indoor we try to get an even number of players and enough to fill all courts we reserved. If we can’t get enough for the 2nd court we may limit it to 1 court and notify those on the 2nd court. Watch the below discussion for any updates.

* 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.

* RULES. 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. Knowing the rules and policies is your responsibility and you could be subject to removal from the group if not followed.

* FORMS. Once a year you will need to fill out a release/waiver. The other forms are for membership. All forms can be found in the "Photos" section of this Meetup, in the "Membership Forms" area. Please fill them out and send it to Anita Odish: [masked], ‭(248)[masked]‬x121;

1) Waiver Form
2) If you choose membership (vs. $8/visit) fill out one of these 2 forms:
Membership Form (Nov-April 2022)

** CONTACT INFO ** Please text Ron [masked] – preferred) or PM.

INDOOR Tennis @ Sports Club of West Bloomfield

The Sports Club of West Bloomfield

Indoor season is at Sports Club of West Bloomfield at Maple & Farmington Rd (see map to the right and "how to find us"). We will be playing at least 2 courts on Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, perhaps other nights. You *must* RSVP so we can confirm the courts: first come, first "serve".

If you RSVP and we are full, Meetup will automatically put you on a waitlist as we do get cancellations. There will be times when we may need to cancel a court due to lack of players so be sure to monitor the discussion below. It's extremely important that you update your RSVP if you can't go--see "RSVP/Cancelation Policy" below.

***** CANCELATION DEADLINE: 4:30PM day of Meetup *****

************
REQUIREMENTS: To play with our group you need to pay for: A)CLUB FEES; *AND* B) COURT TIME. Details:

A) CLUB FEES. To enter the club, you have two options (paid to the club):

1) Use our special rate of $100 for a 6-month tennis-only membership (Nov-end of April). For this option you must be a member of this group and directly contact Anita Odish at the club: [masked], ‭(248)[masked]‬ x121. Prices for members of this group only and MUST be done directly through Anita. You will need to fill out the forms as noted at the end of this message.
OR:
2) Pay $8/visit to the club each time you enter.

B) COURT TIME/ADVANCE PAYMENT INFO.

The rate for 2 hours is $15/person/court, split equally between all players. You can use ApplePay, PayPal, Zelle, or Venmo to Ron Flannery @[masked] (some sites may need user ID rflan444@iCloud..com)--please be sure this info matches Ron before hitting "Send". * ADVANCE PMTS * To minimize trouble, please pay 2-4 weeks in advance. and send payment on time in order for us pay court fees. If payments are not sent by 9am the day of an event, we will be forced to drop you and put someone else on the court. If someone doesn't pay for court on time, we may also need to cancel that court if we don't have replacements.

************

* RSVP/CANCELATION 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 above "CANCELATION DEADLINE" above. If you cancel after the RSVP deadline we will not be able to refund your money because we would've already paid for the court. Another thing you can do is to find your own sub (who is a group member) to replace you if you can't make it. ** RSVPed 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(preferred) or posting in the discussion below. This is also very important for indoor season.

* EVEN NUMBER. For indoor we try to get an even number of players and enough to fill all courts we reserved. If we can’t get enough for the 2nd court we may limit it to 1 court and notify those on the 2nd court. Watch the below discussion for any updates.

* 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.

* RULES. 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. Knowing the rules and policies is your responsibility and you could be subject to removal from the group if not followed.

* FORMS. Once a year you will need to fill out a release/waiver. The other forms are for membership. All forms can be found in the "Photos" section of this Meetup, in the "Membership Forms" area. Please fill them out and send it to Anita Odish: [masked], ‭(248)[masked]‬x121;

1) Waiver Form
2) If you choose membership (vs. $8/visit) fill out one of these 2 forms:
Membership Form (Nov-April 2022)

** CONTACT INFO ** Please text Ron [masked] – preferred) or PM.

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