We play mixed doubles and/or singles games with an interesting format:
* Warm-up: We begin our game by warming up through knocking some balls. This also fill the waiting time nicely for others who for some reason are running behind. Suggested time is around 15-30 minutes, with 2-5 minutes for serves practice.
* Teaming/Pairing: Players can pick their partners for the day. Ladies get a chance to make their choices first. Attempt is made to have balanced teams to have a good engaging tennis game.
- We play 1 complete set and follow the standard rules of tennis.
- For first set "First-Ball-In (FBI)" so this ensures that at least you get your first serve in as courtesy by taking maximum of 10 chances. It is only for the first set of the day. Subsequent sets start without any practice serves or first-ball-in.
- Sides are rotated on every odd number of games such as 1, 3, 5 etc.
- In case of 6-6, the set is settled through tie-break.
- The scores are to be spoken out loud by the server after every point, so that there is no confusion or conflict during or at the end of the game.
- If the court has counter to keep the set-score, it must be updated so that other players get to know the score to coordinate the switching smoothly.
* After Set > Shuffling:
- The winner pair stays together and they move "up" to play against the winners of next court. Move "up" means towards the higher ratings and move "down" means towards lower ratings.
- The losing pair moves "down" and splits to form new team, hoping to find the winning combination.
- Ultimately there is one pair who stands out as the "Champs of the day" if no more challenger pair left. That is the official ending of the tennis day, though players can stay longer to play more among themselves.
* Social: Depending on the mood and liking of the group, we can go out to eat, drink, and chit-chat somewhere close-by after the game.
Miscellaneous other stuff:
- Please bring a can of new / practice balls to play on hard courts.
- Players get tips by other players if they are open to improve their games. There is a healthy friendly environment and nobody should feel offended.
- This is a relaxed fun social tennis & not an extreme competitive tennis, so no need to be overly emotional, curse foul words or being unfriendly to anyone.
- Bring plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated.
- Meetup will be canceled in case of bad weather or less than 2 people RSVPed.
Detailed directions of Thomas A. Edison Park:
For GPS: Mill Rd & Patrol Rd, Edison New Jersey 08837
- From NJ Turnpike: Take exit 10 and then Rt 514 West (Woodbridge Ave).
- From Garden State Parkway (GSP): Take exit for Rt 287. From Rt 287 > take Route 1 South > Keep left onto Main St, Route 531 (do not get on Route 1) > follow to end > make right onto Woodbridge Ave. (Rt. 514).
- From Woodbridge Ave. (Rt. 514) take the exit for Mill Rd.
- Pass Middlesex County College on the left side.
- Make 2nd left into park. Do not go inside the college main gate which is at the light.
- Make another left in the park and cross the soccer fields on the right side and a baseball field on the left side.
- At the very end of the park, there are 3 sets of courts. The first set has 4 courts. The middle set has more courts, where we meet by default at court#9.
1) Free for organizers
3) $10 one-time for the whole outdoor season (from now till we can play)
4) Winter season: $500 for 4 months from Dec to Mar for 2 hours/week on Sunday evening in indoor courts in/around central NJ.
* Contact: Manu Rajvanshi[masked] (Cell); [masked]
Bring your friends. All levels from beginners to advanced are welcomed.
Make new friends, improve your game, have fun along with a great effortless work-out!