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Welcome to OC Tennis!

OC Tennis is here to enhance your game and help you meet new people to play with. Looking to have fun, get exercise and meet new people? Join us! We play mostly in Irvine and Santa Ana and are open to other locations.

This tennis group is for intermediate to advanced players. If you do not know if you are an intermediate or an advanced player, use the official NTRP guidelines to rate yourself. Though this is subjective, generally an intermediate to advanced player would fall in 3.5 and above for this recreational group.

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Rules for this group:

1: Be kind to other members. Don't do unto others what you don't want others to do unto you.

2: Bring a can of balls with you for ample play.

3: Please assist with membership contributions of $5.00. This money helps pay for website fees.

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General Characteristics of Various NTRP Playing Levels

1.5
You have limited experience and are working primarily on getting the ball in play.

2.0
You lack court experience and your strokes need developing. You are familiar with the basic positions for singles and doubles play.

2.5
You are learning to judge where the ball is going, although your court coverage is limited. You can sustain a short rally of slow pace with other players of the same ability.

3.0
You are fairly consistent when hitting medium-paced shots, but are not comfortable with all strokes and lack execution when trying for directional control, depth, or power. Your most common doubles formation is one-up, one-back.

3.5 **
You have achieved improved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots, but need to develop depth and variety. You exhibit more aggressive net play, have improved court coverage and are developing teamwork in doubles.

4.0
You have dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both forehand and backhand sides on moderate-paced shots. You can use lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys with some success and occasionally force errors when serving. Rallies may be lost due to impatience. Teamwork in doubles is evident.

4.5
You have developed your use of power and spin and can handle pace. You have sound footwork, can control depth of shots, and attempt to vary game plan according to your opponents. You can hit first serves with power and accuracy and place the second serve. You tend to overhit on difficult shots. Aggressive net play is common in doubles.

5.0
You have good shot anticipation and frequently have an outstanding shot or attribute around which a game may be structured. You can regularly hit winners or force errors off of short balls and can put away volleys. You can successfully execute lobs, drop shots, half volleys, overhead smashes, and have good depth and spin on most second serves.

5.5
You have mastered power and/or consistency as a major weapon. You can vary strategies and styles of play in a competitive situation and hit dependable shots in a stress situation.

6.0 to 7.0
You have had intensive training for national tournament competition at the junior and collegiate levels and have obtained a sectional and/or national ranking.

7.0
You are a world-class player.

Upcoming events (5)

Tennis - Friday Evening 3.5+

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9un3M-15oqE ATTENTION: This meetup is for 3.5 level and above! You should have stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots. You should also have decent serve, overhead, approach shot, volley and lob. Please bring a can of balls (or playable practice balls) when you can. Also, please update your RSVP status before the meet up time if you can no longer make it. Thank you!

Tennis - Saturday Morning (NEW LOCATION!)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBpEG4vn66M Hey everyone, NEW LOCATION! I've gotten feedback that the Irvine Great Park may be a better location as they have better courts and are not as full as the Columbus Courts. So, starting 8/26 this Saturday morning meetup will now be at Irvine Great Park. There is a parking lot at the end of the tennis courts. Here are the directions from a City of Irvine guy: "If you’re coming from Trabuco/Great Park Blvd, keep driving past Bosque and you’ll see the tennis courts on the right hand side. The parking lot is right behind the tennis courts. If you’ve coming in on Marine Way, drive about two miles then turn left on Skyhawks. Go about one mile and you’ll see a round about, follow it to the left. Go about a half mile and you should see a left turn only lane, turn left there. You should see the Orange balloon at the stop sign. Past the stop sign is the tennis parking lot. Park at the end of the lot. " --- We limit the players to 12 for doubles play for Saturday mornings for members only who submit an RSVP. If you are unable to make it please cancel your RSVP at least 2-hours in advance to give other players a chance as we usually have a waiting list. Bring a can of balls with you for ample play.

Tennis - Saturday Evening

Foothill Tennis Courts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTlXI1qen6w Hi Everyone, We limit the players to 12 for doubles play for Saturday mornings for members only who submit an RSVP. If you are unable to make it please cancel your RSVP at least 2-hours in advance to give other players a chance as we usually have a waiting list. Bring a can of balls with you for ample play.

Tennis - Sunday Morning @ Hacienda Heights

William Steinmetz Park

Please bring a can of balls (or playable practice balls) when you can. Also, please update your RSVP status before the meetup time if you can no longer make it. I always attend the event at this time of the week since we are a group of people (4-6) mostly playing doubles. You are more than welcome to join us.

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Tennis - Thursday Evening

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