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San Jose Tennis Meetup players have a range of tennis skills, from beginner to advanced intermediate players. All levels are welcome, and everyone has a great time playing and meeting new people.

PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER TO JOIN THIS GROUP !

YOU SHOULD BRING YOUR OWN RACQUETS AND BALLS.

WE PLAY ON PUBLIC COURTS SO THERE CAN BE A WAIT SOMETIMES ESPECIALLY SUMMERS.

Did you know San Jose Tennis Meetup is FREE. You can attend the regularly scheduled sessions at local courts for free. You can also post and schedule private matches among yourselves for free.

PLEASE NOTE NEW MEMBERS: It is YOUR JOB ! to introduce yourself to the host and/or other members. It would be wise to include a picture in your profile though not required. Ask the host of the location you are attending if you have any questions as conditions and preferences vary from location to location. If a host is not available at the location work it out amongst yourselves.

We are also planning to develop tennis clinics to help the beginner and advanced player improve their tennis skills. Yes this will be free too ! Plans are also being reviewed to have a San Jose Tennis meetup summer tournament as well as competitions with other meetup tennis teams and clubs.

San Jose Tennis Meetup is also actively seeking sponsors to offer the best tennis deals to our membership.

Our new and 1st sponsor DHL Tennis has agreed to offer all our members the following:

As an ongoing special DHL Tennis is offering a FREE can of balls with any string job over $20. You must mention you are a San Jose Tennis Meetup member to qualify.

You can contact them at 408-600-6588 or dhltennis@gmail.com
http://www.dhltennis.com/

If you are new to tennis and want to learn you can attend our free clinics or schedule a lesson with our designated coach: http://www.meetup.com/tennis-318/members/13... Please note private lessons may not be free and are a private matter between you and the coach.

If you know a Jr. Tennis player who wishes to advance in their tennis skills for school and tournament play try:

http://www.reuelhenritennis.com/

or

http://nextgenerationtennis.webs.com/

If you are already a 3.5 player or above and want to get excellent training and competitive round robin match play try:

https://www.facebook.com/VanguardPlayerDevelopmentTennisChallenge?ref=hl

So if you have thought about tennis come on out and give it a try. If you just moved to San Jose and you already play tennis come and join us for competitive and fun matches.

Feel free to review our group on Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/san-jose-tennis-san...

If you are new to tennis here is a link for the history and rules of tennis:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennis

If you are new to tennis here is a link for rules of etiquette:
http://www.ushsta.org/PLAYERS/PUBLICAREA/HS...

Here is a link for free tennis tips:
http://www.expert-tennis-tips.com/index.htm...

Here is a useful link to find San Jose City and South Bay Area Parks, many which have tennis courts:
http://www.sjparks.org/parksdirectory.asp
or
http://www.tennismaps.com/index.asp?regioni...

Here is a nice FREE iPhone app for tennis players: http://www.tennishubapp.com/

If you do not know your NTPR tennis skill level here are the guidelines. It will be important in helping you get situated with players of similar levels:

Determine your tennis rating using National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) categories. The U.S. Tennis Association developed the NTRP rating system and it is the most accurate rating system available. Player levels are based on a scale from 1.0 to 7.0, but our divisions are based on levels from 2.0 - 5.0.

1.0 This player is just starting to play tennis.1.5 Has limited experience and is still working primarily on getting the ball into play.

2.0 Needs on-court experience. Has obvious stroke weaknesses but is familiar with basic positions for singles and doubles play.2.5 Learning to judge where the ball is going although court coverage is weak. Can sustain a short rally of slow pace with other players of the same ability.

3.0 Fairly consistent when hitting medium-paced shots, but is not comfortable with all strokes and lacks execution when trying for directional control, depth or power. Most common doubles formation is one-up and one-back.3.5 Has achieved improved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots, but still lacks depth and variety. Starting to exhibit more aggressive net play, has improved court coverage and is developing teamwork in doubles.

4.0 Has dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both forehand and backhand sides on moderate shots, plus the ability to use lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys with some success. Occasionally forces errors when serving and teamwork in doubles is evident. Rallies may be lost due to impatience.4.5 Starting to master the use of power and spins and beginning to handle pace, has sound footwork, can control depth of shots and is beginning to vary game plan according to opponents. Can hit first serves with power and accuracy and place the second serve. Tends to overhit on difficult shots. Aggressive net play is common in doubles.

5.0 Has good shot anticipation and frequently has an outstanding shot or exceptional consistency around which a game may be structured. Can regularly hit winners or force errors off of short balls and can put away volleys, can successfully execute lobs, drop shots, half volleys and overhead smashes and has good depth and spin on most second serves.5.5 Has developed power and/or consistency as a major weapon. Can vary strategies and styles of play in a competitive situation and hit dependable shots in a stress situation.

6.0 Generally do not need NTRP ratings. Rankings or past rankings will speak for themselves. The 6.0 player has obtained a sectional and /or national ranking.6.5 The 6.5 player has extensive satellite tournament experience.7.0 The 7.0 player makes his living from tournament prize money.Courtesy NTPR

If you know the courts you will be playing at feel free to contact the event host so they can help you get situated and introduce you to the other players. Don't be shy.

So lets have some fun out there and play Tennis !

Upcoming events (5+)

Friday Night Tennis Meetup @ 5:00 pm @ Wallenberg Park (No Beginners- 3.0+)

Hello and welcome. This is a regular but informal meetup with many long time players. We encourage, like and accept new players all the time. We do however require some experience. No beginners please. We require 3.0 or better players if you have not attended previously. Please R.S.V.P if you plan to attend so we know to look for you. This also encourages others to R.S.V.P and attend as they know there will be many players. Feel free to arrive early if that's your preference (and mention it in your comments). Generally, the first person to arrive will establish our presence on the Western most court near the pine trees on the South (red & green) courts. As more players arrive we take the next court to the East and so on till all the South courts are filled. Once filled, or if some of the South courts are occupied by others, we will occupy any North (blue and green) courts available. PARKING: At the side of Willow Glen High School. It's very tricky to find. Make sure to click the link below before heading to the courts. http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=107555402161091327609.000464b656ef7fc9c2d3f&t=h&ll=37.288548,-121.896089&spn=0.004012,0.010825&z=17> (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=107555402161091327609.000464b656ef7fc9c2d3f&t=h&ll=37.288548,-121.896089&spn=0.004012,0.010825&z=17%3E);;; This meetup is a doubles meetup. If you would like to play singles please post that in your RSVP. As long as there are courts to accommodate all players go for it. However, if courts are not available please play doubles until courts open up. All levels of play are allowed but we generally would hope that you are not an beginner and have some experience, otherwise team balances will be thrown off. There are many meet ups with beginner players, so we encourage you to first build your skills there. We try to match similar levels on a court and set up mixed doubles as necessary or desired when we have multiple women attending, which is fairly often. The courts are filled on a first come first serve basis and play commences accordingly with team balances agreed upon before starting. Player abilties are generally assessed by regular attendees. After you complete one set please continue to play unless players are waiting or there are an odd number of players on another court comprised of meet up players. When players are waiting and a set is completed the losing team (or player) will retire to the waiting players queue or the "odd players" court and be replaced with the next two waiting players. If the teams are fairly matched in the new group of four (winners vs. waiting players) then play will commence with such teams after the new players have warmed up. If the teams are unbalanced, generally the players will be shuffled to balance them unless the challengers choose to play the winners regardless. Again, the team balance is generally set by mutual agreement with the regular attendees primarily making the assessment of players abilities. Once the teams are set up, play should commence for one more set and then cycle above should repeat itself until the end of the meet up. If you are uncomfortable with this, then this may not be the meetup for you to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you......hit and have fun!

Saturday Morning Doubles @ Castillero (Almaden)

Castillero Middle School

Saturday Morning Doubles @ Castillero Middle School 8:30 - 11:30 16 players Castillero Middle School (https://goo.gl/maps/aFhWMLaby1y) (Courts are really at 6297 Camden Avenue) San Jose, CA 95120 https://goo.gl/maps/aFhWMLaby1y (https://goo.gl/maps/L4AQ2) Very convenient parking on Camden or in the parking lot. The front of the school is on Leyland Park Drive, but the courts are on Camden Avenue. There are a total of 8 courts and the surface is nearly new.

Saturday Tennis @ 9am (Doubles)

Location visible to members

RSVP is required in order to know who we'll be playing with. Please note that we play doubles and we play sets. If you are just looking to hit or warm up, please post a comment to that affect and I will try to accommodate. Please try to be on time, so we can match you with similar levels If you plan to attend early, please mention this with your RSVP and if you can, help us reserve a court. Let's play, lets sweat and have fun! See ya all !!!

Sunday Tennis (DOUBLES) at 9:15AM

Fremont High School

Lets play tennis! If you are new to the group please ask people on the court if they are meetup. At this time in the morning good chances it will be us and if not the next court will be:-) Also we try to put people on courts based on level so if you are a beginner thats ok we will try to match you up. We play DOUBLES and to facilitate even play you may get moved to another court. This event is for playing DOUBLES. We also play matches. If you do not want to play matches please make this clear when you RSVP so we can arrange courts based on those who just want to hit from those that want to play games. If you are interested in playing singles only this is not the meetup for you. If you plan on attending please RSVP (even if you are on the waitlist) so we can try to reserve enough courts. One last thing. If you sign up and it ends up you can not attend, please change your RSVP to no early enough to allow someone else a chance to take your spot and attend. See you on the courts.

Past events (4,629)

Wednesday Tennis in Sunnyvale 5:30 PM

Mango Park (aka Sunnyvale Middle School courts)

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