Tennis Calendar, Tennis Events, Tennis Websites

Tennis Events

May

Saturday, May 27 – Tennis Open House –

  1. Morning (10 to noon) Informal, family friendly Tennis round robin run by Gary.
  2. Noon to 1:30PM: Gary’s Grill (a charge of $10).

June

June 3 & 4 – Open Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament

9 am – lower tennis courts
Open to Eastman players, guests and the public. ($10 charge for Gary’s Grill). See Eastman Recreation Guide for more information.  Fee for the Mixed Doubles Tournament is $10/person for ECA and $15/person for public.

July

Saturday, July 8  –  Fun Family Tennis

9 a.m.-noon followed by lunch at the lower courts. Open to all ages and levels of play.

$10 for individual adult, $5 for individual child. Call south cove at (603) 863-6772 to sign up.

August

August 26 – ECA Fun Team Tennis

9 a.m.-noon followed by lunch at the lower courts. Adults and tees welcome. $10 per person


Tennis Pro Group Sessions

“10-s” for $10

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays at ECA Courts

Tuesday evenings from 5-6 pm., Thursday mornings from 10 – 11 am and Saturday mornings from 9 – 10am.

All sessions are open to men and women ages 18 and older. The level and content will vary each week. The program is conducted by the tennis pro. Sign-up weekly through Recreation at (603) 863-6772. Contact Recreation for more information. $10/person. Minimum of 3 players, maximum of 5.

Junior Program

Mondays & Wednesdays at ECA Courts

The tennis pro will hold a beginner program for ages 8-11 at 3:45 p.m. and an advanced beginners program for ages 10-15 at 4:45 p.m. The cost is $16 per lesson. Pre-buying 5 lessons will reduce the price to $14 per lesson or pre-buying 10 lessons will reduce the cost to $12 per lesson. Contact pro Gary Conklin at (603) 863-6772 or tennispro@eastmannh.org to sign up. Minimum of 3 players and a maximum of 6.

Member Travel Teams

The Eastman Community Tennis Association (ECTA) will sponsor up to four adult travel teams in the Upper Valley League: two women’s and two men’s. The composition of the teams will depend upon the makeup of the Upper Valley League and Eastman players’ interest. ECTA typically sponsors women’s “B” and men’s “A” and “B” teams; if there is enough interest, there can be two women’s B teams. (“A” teams are for players who play at the USTA 4.0 level and above; “B” teams are for players at the 3.0 to 3.5 level). If you do not have a USTA rating, contact the team captain and arrange for a tryout to determine your level of play.

Teams are coached by the tennis pro. In addition to matches, one evening each week, regularly scheduled practices with the coach will also be held one late afternoon or evening each week. Matches are usually played on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, and practices will be scheduled at the convenience of the coach and players.

Fees are $50 fee for the men’s teams and $25 for the women’s teams, payable to the team captains. The fee is used for refreshments when the teams host players from other clubs and an all three teams end-of-the-season barbecue. The Upper Valley League fee (approximately $20) will be charged separately. For more information contact:

Men’s Teams:  
Jeff Adie – jeffadie@gmail.com 603-863-0609 (A team)
Larry Shulman –shulman@buffalo.edu & Chris Arnold 603-477-6422 (B team)

Women’s Team: 
Linda Arnold at Arnold_nh@comcast.net 477-6401; Gina Hutchins at gmh2032@yahoo.com 677-0344.

Round Robin Play

Men’s: Monday, Friday and Saturday Mornings

Women’s: Friday Mornings

Eastman offers round robins at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on the days listed above. Play will begin on Monday, May 15 and will end the last week in September. On-line sign up for round robins will begin May 1, although you can sign up any time during the summer. You can indicate your start and ending dates, which round robins you want to play in, your preferred time and your estimate of your level of play (to be confirmed by round robin coordinators). Every effort is made to match you with three other players at a similar level of tennis ability to ensure a good game for all. You will receive a schedule of your matches by e-mail every week with two future weeks listed.

Players of all levels are invited to sign up for one, two, three, or all groups for a one-time scheduling fee of $10. Contact Recreation at (603) 863-6772 or recreation@eastmannh.org with questions and to pay.

 

 

Important Tennis Websites

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http://www.active.com/tennis/Articles/tennis-doubles-strategy-tips.htm