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Reminder–July Tennis Social! Friday 7/30/21

Please register for a space at the next social by noon on 7/30!

  • Where: Woburn Racquet Club
  • When: Friday, July 30th from 6:30-8:30pm
  • How Much: $25 for 2 hours of court time, pizza and drinks to socialize after play
  • How Many: 24 players max
  • Who: You (non-members welcome!)

Looking for a fun activity during this rainy summer? Come join us for a Friday evening social. We do our best to match skill levels for the first hour and then mix up the group so you can play with and meet more people. After tennis, pizza and drinks will be available. It’s been a while since we have been able to hold a social!  Face masks are not required, but some people may still choose to wear mask based on their comfort level.

This social is open to anyone interested, all skill levels and non-members welcomed. Please just be sure to register on the tennis4all website and let us know your skill level.

Click here to sign up!

If you have any questions please contact Cliff at cliffg@gmail.com

Join the group fun at Tennis Camp Aug 6-8!

We already have 10 people signed up, and spots are still available for our weekend tennis camp August 6-8 in beautiful southern Vermont at the Cliff Drysdale Tennis School at Stratton Mountain. Make some new friends and improve your tennis game. Get more info and register at Weekend Tennis Getaway Event Page

Register for the July Tennis Social!

Please register for a space at the next social!

  • Where: Woburn Racquet Club
  • When: Friday, July 30th from 6:30-8:30pm
  • How Much: $25 for 2 hours of court time, pizza and drinks to socialize after play
  • How Many: 24 players max
  • Who: You (non-members welcome!)

Looking for a fun activity during this rainy summer? Come join us for a Friday evening social. We do our best to match skill levels for the first hour and then mix up the group so you can play with and meet more people. After tennis, pizza and drinks will be available. It’s been a while since we have been able to hold a social!  Face masks are not required, but some people may still choose to wear mask based on their comfort level.

This social is open to anyone interested, all skill levels and non-members welcomed. Please just be sure to register on the tennis4all website and let us know your skill level.

Click here to sign up!

If you have any questions please contact Cliff at cliffg@gmail.com

The Olympic Ladder!

Greetings Summer Ladder Players!

It is mid-July and things continue to heat up, in between various storms, both environmental and emotional…

The Olympics are right around the corner and it makes me wonder…who will stand tallest on our ladder ‘podium’ at the end of summer? Will it be Mr. Grosdidier who remains at the top spot DESPITE my attempts to dethrone him TWICE. Today I did take a set so…careful John. It can be a bit wobbly at the top…(John happens to be new to tennis4all and a swell guy. Damn it.)

Some other movers up the ladder include Mr. Cunha who now appears at #8 and also Mr. Krasikov who has reached #4. Maybe we should all watch our backs? Great playing guys!

Mr García continues to keep a healthy distance on the ‘Points ladder’ with a whopping 60 points with Mr. Cunha in second at 31. Great job getting out there and playing so much, guys! Seriously.

Plenty of time to play. For things to change. For players to rise and fall…

Keep sending in your match reports. Make sure to include who challenged who. And always let me know if I make a mistake. As my 8 year old son Max can attest, it happens.

A lot.

Cheers, summer Olympians!

-Ladder Long Legs Lockwood

Upcoming: Vermont Tennis Getaway Aug 6-8

Join your Tennis4All friends on a weekend tennis getaway in the Green Mountains of Vermont August 6-8. We’ll be going as a group to tennis camp at the Cliff Drysdale School of Tennis at Stratton Mountain in southern Vermont. The weekend package includes 5 hours of group clinics, a 1 hour private lesson, and an introductory round robin mixer with other players on Friday evening. When you’re not playing tennis, there are tons of activities at Stratton Mountain including hiking, mountain biking, pickleball, or more tennis! Register now at Weekend Tennis Getaway.

Tennis4All Club Championships – Aug 20-22

The Tennis4All Board is excited to announce a Tennis4All club championship tournament, August 20-22 at the Beren Tennis Center at Harvard University!

The tournament will include both singles and doubles draws for all levels (Open, A, B, C, and D).  Draws will be either single-elimination or round-robin, depending on the number of entries for each event.

You must be a current Tennis4All member to play in this tournament.

Additionally, we have 2 pairs of tickets for 2 sessions of this year’s Laver Cup (September 24-26 at the TD Garden) to raffle off!  Just by entering the tournament, you will be entered in the drawing.  You will also have an opportunity to purchase additional raffle tickets during the tournament.

Cost is $70, which includes entry for singles and/or doubles, balls, trophies for winners,  one raffle ticket, and social events (TBD).

See the event page for additional information and registration form.

If you have any questions, please send an email to glta@tennis4all.org.

We hope to see you there!

Weekend Tennis Camp – Aug 6 to 8

Tired of your backhand volley? Wish you could serve like Serena? Join Tennis4All for a weekend tennis camp August 6-8 at the Cliff Drysdale Tennis School at Stratton Mountain in southern Vermont. You’ll get 6 hours of tennis drills & instruction in one weekend including a private lesson. All while hanging out in the Green Mountains of Vermont in the summer. Get more info and register for the weekend at Weekend Tennis Getaway

The Ladder Turns 40!

With the addition this evening of Sean Singer, I am pleased to announce that the 2021 Summer Challenge Ladder is 40 tennis humans strong!

Please continue to let friends know they are still welcome to join the ladder. Let’s go for 50!

Some close matches of late, with special mention to Sam and Janfevric who went to a super tie-breaker where Sam came out on top. Nice match, guys!

Raúl García continues to astound with a whopping 48 points for matches played mixed in with victories. How high will Raúl go? Only time will tell….

John Grosdidier sits atop the ladder at present, with yours truly a recent arrival right under him.

I see you John…and I will see you on the court the first week in July!

Wimbledon is here. I guess it’s pretty important. But the Summer Challenge Ladder is where it’s at.

If you ask me

-Longlegs

 

Heat and Movement on the Ladder!

The Summer Challenge Ladder is heating up!

Some horribly hot weather mixed in with some delicious conditions.

All kind of movement happening on the ladder, from the bottom to the top

Special kudos to Raul Garcia who is Dominating on the Points ladder by virtue of his playing TONS of matches! Well done Raul!

I have been notified by some lovely ladder lad that the MIT courts are still UN-available so…don’t play there.

I hadn’t thought of it but if you know of any other UN-available courts, feel free to let me know AND also if you know of any courts that maybe others SHOULD know about, feel free to share that info with me too and I will spread the word here in blog land.

Have a fantastic week. Forecast is favorable. And of course, congrats to Barbora and Novak. And she won the doubles title too?! What an incredible two weeks for her. And Novak just simply does not break, even as his body bends in positions I don’t really understand. Just stunning.

On to the grass season!

-Long legs