2021 Summer Challenge Ladder Winners!

Here they are folks: the Winners of the 2021 Summer Challenge Ladder

Pictured are:

The Points Champion: Raúl García

2nd Place for Points AND Biggest Ladder Jump of the Season: Jason Wu

Overall Winner of the 2021 Summer Challenge Ladder: John Grosdidier

You too could be holding such hardware (or wooden clock, in the case of John) next season! See you then!

 

 

-…The Ladder Master….

Pickleball Social November 13

Join us for our first ever pickleball social November 13 from 6 to 8 pm on the South Shore. We’ve rented two indoor pickleball courts. With up to 12 players total, we’ll run a mixer format (one game and then rotate), so you’ll play approximately 2/3 of the time with a mix of players. Enjoy beer, wine, or soft drinks while you rotate. Racquet rentals also available. Join us to meet some new people and play America’s fastest growing sport. Cost is $15 per player. Registration required at First Ever Tennis4All Pickleball Social

Register for the October tennis social

Get your racket out and your freak on with your friends from Tennis4All!

  • Where: Woburn Racquet Club
  • When: Friday, October 15th from 7-9pm
  • How Much: $25 for 2 hours of court time, and snacks afterwards
  • How Many: 24 players max
  • Who: You (non-members welcome!)

We are hosting a social doubles round robin for players at all levels.  So serve up your early Halloween look and join us afterwards for snacks and an adult beverage or two.  Space is limited, so register today!

This event is open to all, both members and non-members of Tennis4All.

Click here to sign up!

If you have any questions please contact Armin and Lisa at social-events@tennis4all.org

T4All Board Members Announced

Hello Tennis4All members,

We are all looking forward to sharing a great year of tennis and friendship!

We are pleased to announce that several new members will be contributing their talents to the Tennis4All board, along with returning board members.

The 2021/2022 board is comprised of 11 members:

Steve Menichetti (Chair)

Scott Paveletz (Vice Chair)

Steve Backhaus (Treasurer) 

Steve Santoro (Secretary)

Lisa Quackenbush (Clerk)

Armin Afsahi

Sam Smith

Rich Roda

Chris Wood

Edwin Medrano

Kyle Poyar

We also want to thank outgoing board members Cliff Gibbons, Brian Bartoloni, Barbara Ullman, and Gino Galutera for their  contributions to Tennis4All. We appreciate your hard work and commitment.

There are many opportunities to play a bigger role in Tennis4All – please reach out to us! And if you ever have questions/feedback, please contact our general email or any board member and they can bring it to the monthly board meetings.  http://tennis4all.org/contact/  We are looking forward to a great season—see everyone on the courts!

REMINDER: Interested in the 2021-22 Tennis4All Board?

Tennis4All Members:
It’s that time of the year again!  Please let us know if you are interested in joining the Tennis4All Board.

It was a challenging year due to the pandemic, so we are looking to re-energize our group to improve our core activities while finding new ways to connect with the LGBT+ tennis community.  We can only do this with the support and guidance of our volunteer board members.

Do YOU have thoughts on how to make Tennis4All more fun and offer great events??  Well, then put your name in the hat and join the board  The board members are chiefly responsible for planning and managing the various year-round activities (i.e., singles league, doubles league, ladders, socials, team tennis, BTC tournament, etc.) and setting goals on how to improve the organization for years to come.

If you are a current member of Tennis4All and interested in running for one of the 12 board member positions, please e-mail your interest to cliffg@gmail.com by Monday, September 6th, 2021. Depending on the number of candidates, you may be asked to provide a brief paragraph (fewer than 150 words please) explaining who you are and why you want to hold a position. The final list of candidates will be announced and all members will have an opportunity to vote via e-mail if we have more than 12 candidates.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact me or any of the current board members:  http://tennis4all.org/contact/

Thank you!

Cliff Gibbons cliffg@gmail.com
Tennis4All Clerk

Interested in the 2021-22 Tennis4All Board???

Tennis4All Members:
It’s that time of the year again!  Please let us know if you are interested in joining the Tennis4All Board.

It was a challenging year due to the pandemic, so we are looking to re-energize our group to improve our core activities while finding new ways to connect with the LGBT+ tennis community.  We can only do this with the support and guidance of our volunteer board members.

Do YOU have thoughts on how to make Tennis4All more fun and offer great events??  Well, then put your name in the hat and join the board  The board members are chiefly responsible for planning and managing the various year-round activities (i.e., singles league, doubles league, ladders, socials, team tennis, BTC tournament, etc.) and setting goals on how to improve the organization for years to come.

If you are a current member of Tennis4All and interested in running for one of the 12 board member positions, please e-mail your interest to cliffg@gmail.com by Monday, September 6th, 2021. Depending on the number of candidates, you may be asked to provide a brief paragraph (fewer than 150 words please) explaining who you are and why you want to hold a position. The final list of candidates will be announced and all members will have an opportunity to vote via e-mail if we have more than 12 candidates.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact me or any of the current board members:  http://tennis4all.org/contact/

Thank you!

Cliff Gibbons cliffg@gmail.com
Tennis4All Clerk

Sign up for the Fall 2021 Singles Season!

All,

We are delighted to share with you the details of the Fall 2021 Singles Season by Tennis4All!  

The details are as follows:

  • This season will consist of 15 weeks, from September 12, 2021 through December 19, 2021. There will not be any weeks where there are no scheduled matches. All scheduled matches will be on Sundays at 6PM.
  • The cost will be $215 for the season.
  • Each participant will be scheduled to play at least 9 matches.
  • We are maxed out at 46 participants.
    • We encourage participants to sign up as soon as possible.
  • Registration will remain open until the earlier of (a) member capacity is reached or (b) Thursday, August 26.
  • We will be sending a reminder email each day registration is open.  In advance, we ask for your patience and understanding regarding multiple emails; these reminders are vital to both reaching our capacity and keeping the league successful and competitive.
  • Everyone will be allowed to request up to 2 Sundays off, and we will do our absolute best to accommodate those requests. 
  • We will continue to institute COVID-19 safety procedures including a BYOB (bring your own balls!) policy, and other steps to ensure social distancing. 

How to sign up:

  1. Go to the Tennis4All website by clicking HERE.
  2. Verify your membership is up-to-date.  If you are not sure if it is up-to-date, please email your Membership Director, Brian Bartoloni, at membership@tennis4all.org.  
  3. Click the big blue “Sign Up!” button at the bottom.
  4. Complete the application.
  5. Submit payment.
  6. Please note that all three of the following must be successfully completed to be considered registered: (a) membership up-to-date; (b) application submitted; and (c) payment received.  If you have any questions/concerns, please reach out to Kyle Poyar at poyar.kyle@gmail.com

If you’re interested in being a substitute, please email Kyle at poyar.kyle@gmail.com and I’ll add you to the list.

Kyle Poyar and John Costello will be the directors of the singles season. As always, if you have any questions/concerns, please let us know.

-Kyle & John

Deadline to sign-up for Club Championships is this Sunday!

Hi!

Registration for the 2021 Tennis4All Club Championships (August 20-22) is drawing to a close.  Have you signed up yet?

37 members have signed up.  Wondering who will be in each division?  Click here.

Remember, you must sign up to be entered into the Laver Cup ticket raffle…

The registration deadline is this coming Sunday, August 8.  Click here for more information and to sign-up!

If you have any questions about the tournament, feel free to email us at glta@tennis4all.org.

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