Bring along rakes and tarps…and used tennis balls!
We recycle used tennis balls and collect a nickel apiece. If the weather continues to cooperate, we will start court prep in March, get everyone down for Spring Clean Up April 4, and begin play on at least two of our four courts by mid to late April.
During the offseason, we had a few changes to the Board. The Board members and their respective committees are as follows: Joanne Candella - Spring Clean Up & Open House Enzo Carrara - Maintenance Jeff Charloff – Social Media Rebecca Donham – Communications (Email In-Box) Peter Hanley - Beautification Peter Landry - Leagues/Ladders Charlie Peck - Fall Closing Susan Plume - Welcome Sue Powell - Special Events Stacy Rodrigues – Marketing/Membership Maria Tagliaferro - Future Planning
On clay, points and games are not won by power and speed alone. Rallies typically last longer as the pace is less slam-bang. Clay tends to teach the player needed patience and discipline. The clay surface helps players to learn how to build their points by working the angles and using more of the whole court. Your overall game becomes more complete on clay, and translates to more success on the harder surfaces. Clay court movements are more effective and less strenuous. The softer surface is easier on the body and reduces risk of injury.
Our club setting is park-like, court temperatures are cooler, and shoes and balls hold up longer. Matches on clay are more interesting, more entertaining, and more fun - both for the players and the observers.
Enjoy our approach to open tennis where you can visit the club whenever you want within the indicated windows. You will then be worked into an unscheduled doubles match (or set) without undue waiting time.