What we're about

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: You must be a member of the group to participate, no guests please. We need to ensure that every member has filled out the questionnaire for level of play to properly assign court matchups. Each player must pay a $10 Yearly Membership fee (this is less than 2 hours of one indoor tennis session) which covers the Meetup membership fees. Any excess of money will be spent on tennis balls, water, or a post outdoor season party. If you’re a part of our other group you will only be required to pay once.

Note: If you’re a new player or just visiting from out of town, please feel free to join us once free of charge. This way you can see if our group fits you before paying.

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. 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.

8. 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.

7. 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.

11. 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.

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

**PAYMENT**

NO CHARGE: This group currently has no charge and may continue to do so throughout this first summer, depending on collection of contributions from our other group, which covers our annual Meetup fee. The maximum amount would be $10 per year, which includes access to both groups (this one and advanced) and our indoor winter tennis. We will provide 15 days notice if there will be any fee.

**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 Indoor Intermediate Tennis

Sports Club of West Bloomfield

THERE'S STILL TIME.. .. for our indoor season at the Sports Club of West Bloomfield! We currently have a court for 4 reserved every Tuesday from 6:30-8:30pm and would like to add another. While we usually have a regular group of 4 players for this Meetup, we do need a sub or 2 every week or 2. And if we can get 4 more regulars we will reserve a second court. Please RSVP or comment below if interested. *** DETAILS *** * All attendees agree to the group's rules, terms, conditions and waivers, which are found in the "What We're About" section of the group description. Knowing the rules and policies is your responsibility and you could be subject to removal from the group if not followed. See link below. * To participate indoors, you can either pay an $8 guest fee or use our special 6-month membership rate of $99 with the club. Either option requires you to sign a one-time waiver; membership requires completion of the membership form; details at the links below. For this particular Meetup, we have pre-paid so there is no additional charge. If we open a 2nd court, the cost would be $15 per player per week. * You must RSVP and be a member of this Meetup group to attend--no guests, please. Intermediate players [masked]) only. If there are 4 people already you'll be added to the waitlist. On the day of the Meetup please check to see if you were added to the "Going" list and be available. * RSVP policy. Please memorize item number 2 regarding the RSVP policy (this is extra important for winter season because it costs people money). Please PM or text us if you have any questions. - Ron -[masked] - Sergo - (248)[masked] GROUP HOME: https://www.meetup.com/Novi-Farmington-Area-Tennis-Group-Intermediate/ MORE INDOOR DETAILS: https://www.meetup.com/Novi-Farmington-Area-Tennis-Group-Intermediate/messages/boards/thread/51815494 WAIVER AND MEMBERSHIP FORMS: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CsyapETdUau_uhlJJhEKOalSQ9JglvdB7CHbdoGClz4/edit?usp=sharing

Tuesday Night Indoor Intermediate Tennis

Sports Club of West Bloomfield

THERE'S STILL TIME.. .. for our indoor season at the Sports Club of West Bloomfield! We currently have a court for 4 reserved every Tuesday from 6:30-8:30pm and would like to add another. While we usually have a regular group of 4 players for this Meetup, we do need a sub or 2 every week or 2. And if we can get 4 more regulars we will reserve a second court. Please RSVP or comment below if interested. *** DETAILS *** * All attendees agree to the group's rules, terms, conditions and waivers, which are found in the "What We're About" section of the group description. Knowing the rules and policies is your responsibility and you could be subject to removal from the group if not followed. See link below. * To participate indoors, you can either pay an $8 guest fee or use our special 6-month membership rate of $99 with the club. Either option requires you to sign a one-time waiver; membership requires completion of the membership form; details at the links below. For this particular Meetup, we have pre-paid so there is no additional charge. If we open a 2nd court, the cost would be $15 per player per week. * You must RSVP and be a member of this Meetup group to attend--no guests, please. Intermediate players [masked]) only. If there are 4 people already you'll be added to the waitlist. On the day of the Meetup please check to see if you were added to the "Going" list and be available. * RSVP policy. Please memorize item number 2 regarding the RSVP policy (this is extra important for winter season because it costs people money). Please PM or text us if you have any questions. - Ron -[masked] - Sergo - (248)[masked] GROUP HOME: https://www.meetup.com/Novi-Farmington-Area-Tennis-Group-Intermediate/ MORE INDOOR DETAILS: https://www.meetup.com/Novi-Farmington-Area-Tennis-Group-Intermediate/messages/boards/thread/51815494 WAIVER AND MEMBERSHIP FORMS: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CsyapETdUau_uhlJJhEKOalSQ9JglvdB7CHbdoGClz4/edit?usp=sharing

Tuesday Night Indoor Intermediate Tennis

Sports Club of West Bloomfield

THERE'S STILL TIME.. .. for our indoor season at the Sports Club of West Bloomfield! We currently have a court for 4 reserved every Tuesday from 6:30-8:30pm and would like to add another. While we usually have a regular group of 4 players for this Meetup, we do need a sub or 2 every week or 2. And if we can get 4 more regulars we will reserve a second court. Please RSVP or comment below if interested. *** DETAILS *** * All attendees agree to the group's rules, terms, conditions and waivers, which are found in the "What We're About" section of the group description. Knowing the rules and policies is your responsibility and you could be subject to removal from the group if not followed. See link below. * To participate indoors, you can either pay an $8 guest fee or use our special 6-month membership rate of $99 with the club. Either option requires you to sign a one-time waiver; membership requires completion of the membership form; details at the links below. For this particular Meetup, we have pre-paid so there is no additional charge. If we open a 2nd court, the cost would be $15 per player per week. * You must RSVP and be a member of this Meetup group to attend--no guests, please. Intermediate players [masked]) only. If there are 4 people already you'll be added to the waitlist. On the day of the Meetup please check to see if you were added to the "Going" list and be available. * RSVP policy. Please memorize item number 2 regarding the RSVP policy (this is extra important for winter season because it costs people money). Please PM or text us if you have any questions. - Ron -[masked] - Sergo - (248)[masked] GROUP HOME: https://www.meetup.com/Novi-Farmington-Area-Tennis-Group-Intermediate/ MORE INDOOR DETAILS: https://www.meetup.com/Novi-Farmington-Area-Tennis-Group-Intermediate/messages/boards/thread/51815494 WAIVER AND MEMBERSHIP FORMS: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CsyapETdUau_uhlJJhEKOalSQ9JglvdB7CHbdoGClz4/edit?usp=sharing

Tuesday Night Indoor Intermediate Tennis

Sports Club of West Bloomfield

THERE'S STILL TIME.. .. for our indoor season at the Sports Club of West Bloomfield! We currently have a court for 4 reserved every Tuesday from 6:30-8:30pm and would like to add another. While we usually have a regular group of 4 players for this Meetup, we do need a sub or 2 every week or 2. And if we can get 4 more regulars we will reserve a second court. Please RSVP or comment below if interested. *** DETAILS *** * All attendees agree to the group's rules, terms, conditions and waivers, which are found in the "What We're About" section of the group description. Knowing the rules and policies is your responsibility and you could be subject to removal from the group if not followed. See link below. * To participate indoors, you can either pay an $8 guest fee or use our special 6-month membership rate of $99 with the club. Either option requires you to sign a one-time waiver; membership requires completion of the membership form; details at the links below. For this particular Meetup, we have pre-paid so there is no additional charge. If we open a 2nd court, the cost would be $15 per player per week. * You must RSVP and be a member of this Meetup group to attend--no guests, please. Intermediate players [masked]) only. If there are 4 people already you'll be added to the waitlist. On the day of the Meetup please check to see if you were added to the "Going" list and be available. * RSVP policy. Please memorize item number 2 regarding the RSVP policy (this is extra important for winter season because it costs people money). Please PM or text us if you have any questions. - Ron -[masked] - Sergo - (248)[masked] GROUP HOME: https://www.meetup.com/Novi-Farmington-Area-Tennis-Group-Intermediate/ MORE INDOOR DETAILS: https://www.meetup.com/Novi-Farmington-Area-Tennis-Group-Intermediate/messages/boards/thread/51815494 WAIVER AND MEMBERSHIP FORMS: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CsyapETdUau_uhlJJhEKOalSQ9JglvdB7CHbdoGClz4/edit?usp=sharing

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Tuesday Night Indoor Intermediate Tennis

Sports Club of West Bloomfield

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