What we're about

Hi All
This is a group we can play tennis together.
Mostly the events will be all levels and doubles game. But sometimes the event organizer may open events for certain levels and/or singles game.
Events mostly happen on the courts in Herndon, Sterling and Vienna.
We are more fun tennis group than competitive group. But if someone cancels RSVP last minute or does no show, then it is difficult to arrange events. Also, if someone does not have any experience and wants to learn tennis from this group, it may be OK but we don't provide any lessons.
So, we made some rules for the group events. Please see the rules and understand what we do here.

--------------------- TENNIS Event RULES ------------------------------
1. Always RSVP before you come to the event. This helps in organizing and for reserving the courts. Note, without RSVP you may not have a spot.
2. If you RSVPed "Yes" and later decided to not come, please change the RSVP to "No" so the first member on the waiting list can get your spot. Please avoid no show and late cancellation. If you do no show more than 3 times in a year or you do 2 no shows consecutively, you may not be invited in any events in future.
3. The cancellation on the day of event will be regarded as no show. So if you want to cancel, please cancel your RSVP at least one day earlier.
4. Members are expected to arrive on time and stay for the duration. If you expect to be late more than 15 minutes, please send a text message to the posted organizer's phone number. We usually play 2 hours or more. If you think you cannot stay for 2 hours, please don't make RSVP.
5. We will practice for warming up for 10 minutes and play games. We'll play doubles games.
6. If you are a member on the waiting list, please don't come until there is cancellation and you moved in to the RSVP list of the event.

Also, this is a guideline for self rating. This is not perfect but still useful to understand what level you're in.

[1.5]: This player has limited experience and is still working primarily on getting the ball into play.
[2.0]: This player needs on-court experience. This player has obvious stroke weaknesses, but is familiar with basic positions for singles and doubles play.
[2.5]: This player is 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]: This player is fairly consistent when hitting medium paced shorts, 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, one-back.
[3.5]: This player has achieved improved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots, but still lacks depth and variety. This player exhibits more aggressive net play, has improved court coverage, and is developing teamwork in doubles.
[4.0]: This player 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. This player occasionally forces errors when serving. Rallies may be lost due to impatience. Teamwork in doubles is evident.
[4.5]: This player has begun to master the use of power and spins and is beginning to handle pace, has sound footwork, can control depth of shots, and is beginning to vary game plan according to opponents. This player can hit first serves with power and accuracy and place the second serve. This player tends to over hit on difficult shots. Aggressive net play is common in doubles.
[5.0]: This player has good shot anticipation and frequently has an outstanding shot or attribute around which a game may be structured. This player can regularly hit winners or force errors off of short balls and can put away volleys, can successfully execute lobs, drop shots, half volleys, overhead smashes, and has good depth and spin on most 2nd serves.
[5.5]: This player has developed power and/or consistency as a major weapon. This player can vary strategies and styles of play in a competitive situation and hits dependable shots in a stress situation.
[6.0 to 7.0]: The 6.0 player typically has had intensive training for national tournament competition at the junior and collegiate levels and has obtained a sectional and/or national ranking. The 7.0 is a world-class player.

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