Join a Team

Got game?

Love competition? 

Want to meet players throughout the Upper Valley? 

The Eastman Community Tennis Association (ECTA)* sponsors travel teams in the Upper Valley Community Tennis Association (UVCTA) that offers play in two leagues: an A league for players with NTRP ratings of 4.0 and above, and a B league for players with NTRP ratings of 3.0 and 3.5.

2016 Men’s and Women’s teams at an end-of-the year barbecue at South Cove Activity Center

Who may join Eastman’s teams?

ECA Members in good standing and players with Summer Memberships or the new Team Membership may participate on Eastman’s teams.

How many teams does the ECTA sponsor?

In 2019, Eastman is sponsoring five teams: one Men’s A team, two Men’s B teams, and two Women’s B teams.

How much commitment does it take to play on a team?

The summer season generally runs from early June until mid August. Home and away matches are played one evening each week at 6 PM–Tuesdays for the Men’s teams, and Wednesdays for the Women’s. Additionally, regularly scheduled practices are held each week late afternoons or evenings.

How do I join a team?

It’s as simple as contacting one of the team captains for the level you are interested in playing:

Men’s AJeff Adie(603)-568-0609jeffadie@gmail.com
Men’s B-ArnChris Arnold(603)-477-6422arnold_nh@comcast.net
Men’s B-PodPete Podesta(603)-843-8045troonhouse@comcast.net
Women’s BBlueBeth Truax(716)-308-7886Truax.e@gmail.com
Women’s B-BlueKathleen Curwen(603)-498-5738kcurwen@exeter.edu
Women’s B-GreenHeather Klein(203)-216-1442hpat222@yahoo.com
Women’s B-GreenSara Lang(603)-359-7627saralang1234@gmail.com

Visit the 2019 Team Schedule Page, for the schedule of matches for the Women’s Blue and Green Teams.

How do I know which team to join?

Participation on a specific team is dependent upon a player’s skill as assessed by the NTRP guidelines used by the United States Tennis Association (USTA). Players who are USTA members, or have been within the past three years, have computer-generated ratings from the USTA. Players not familiar with USTA play, may click here for guidelines and videos explaining the National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP). Still not sure? Contact any team captain listed above.

Is there a cost to participate? 

NEW for 2019!* Non-ECA Members may purchase a Team Only membership for participation on an Eastman team in the UVCTA Summer League. This membership gives team players access to Eastman’s courts only for home matches and scheduled team practices.

Membership FeeECA Fee* Tennispoint FeeTotal Cost for 2019**
ECA MemberUAP $50$23$73
Non-ECA Summer Membership$220$50$23$293
Non-ECA Team Membership$100$50$23$173

*This fee covers a portion of the cost of practices with a pro.

**Players may be asked to contribute a small amount for refreshments and an end-of-the-season party, payable to Eastman Community Tennis Association (ECTA), a Recognized Group in Eastman that is independent of the Association.

*Call Recreation at (603)-863-6772 for details.

What about rules?

The official set of rules established by the UVCTA is posted via a link on Tennispoint.com in the right navigation bar of most pages.

In Eastman, players take tennis etiquette and good sportsmanship seriously. If you are new to playing team tennis, please take a few minutes to read the Tennis Players’ Code of Conduct, a synopsis of the aforementioned set of the league’s rules.

This website is managed by volunteers and not administered by Eastman Community Association.