Boston Tennis Classic – VOLUNTEERS and RAFFLE ITEMS needed

Dear Tennis4all Membership and friends,

Our annual Boston Tennis Classic tournament will be contested at Woburn Racquet Club Friday, June 16th through Sunday, June 18th.

This tournament brings tennis players from all over the world to Boston for three days, and is the flagship event for our organization.

It cannot be a success without volunteers!!  We need YOUR help.  The three biggest needs are:

  1. People to sell raffle tickets at the draw party.  The draw party will be at Cathedral Station in South End from 6:30-9 on Thursday, June 15th.
  2. People to register folks for our tournament banquet at Maggiano’s in the theatre district of Boston from 6-9 PM on Saturday, June 17th.  We also need people to sell raffle tickets at the banquet.
  3. We need Raffle items!! If anyone has raffle items we would greatly appreciate it.  All raffle proceeds go to charity.  This year’s beneficiary is the Sportsman’s Tennis and Enrichment Center in Dorchester, MA.  For more information on Sportsman’s Tennis and Enrichment Center, here is a link to their website:

If you are interested in volunteering, please email Steve Menichetti at

If you have raffle items to donate, please email Chris Wood and Edwin Medrano at

Whether you are playing or not, please come out to Woburn Racquet Club for the event.  We’d love to see you! Thank you for considering volunteering and/or donating raffle items for this event.


Steve Menichetti, on behalf of the tennis4all Board of Directors

Renew your membership

Hi Folks – Friendly reminder that last year’s Tennis4All memberships will expire on May 31st. Please renew your membership now via the Tennis4All website so you don’t miss out on any fabulous benefits.

Here’s a quick look at the benefits of being a member:

  • Access to all of our fantastic programming including the singles league, doubles league, challenge ladder, winter holiday party, etc. through May 31, 2024
  • Discounts on monthly doubles socials
  • Ability to find other players near you through the membership directory
  • Supporting a great volunteer-run non-profit organization!

Thank you & let’s have another great season!

Kyle Poyar, Membership Director

PS – if you’re planning to play in the challenge ladder or the doubles league, you are required to have an active membership.

Saturday Approacheth! Also, Pronouns.

Greetings Tennis4All Summer Challenge Ladder Tennis Community!

This Saturday May 27th marks the beginning of official match competition. Not a bad idea to start setting those up if you have not done so yet. Take a look at the rules again if you’re not clear about who you can and cannot challenge.

Make sure the winner emails me with the results, and please include Who challenged who as that manifests in different points.

One thing I neglected to include in my initial invitation: if you would like to, please send me a quick message with your preferred pronouns, and also let me know if I have your consent to include those with your name on the ladder. If you would prefer not to do this, totally fine of course, just make sure when you and your opponent introduce yourselves to one another, that you include this information if it is important to you.

Thanks and for those of you with matches this weekend, Enjoy!

-Doug (he/him)

The Summer Ladder Awaits…YOU!

I am delighted to announce that we are still 12 days away from the official start of the 2023 Tennis4All Summer Challenge Ladder and we are already at 28 rungs! There is always room for more and we invite you to take part in all things ladder. Here is the link but the gist of it is: $10 and a membership in good standing and you’re in! We accept new players all summer long in fact, so if you’re not sure now but you decide later in June or July you’d like to join, you can!

2023 Summer Challenge Ladder

Also, though again official matches do not begin until the 27th, if you’re already on the ladder and would like to engage in what we call a ‘friendly’ match, by all means, do! Contact someone and set up a match, enjoy the beautiful weather we’re having. Just don’t report the score to me, as it won’t count until the 27th. That’s when everything counts. Every. Thing.




Shakespeare-Tennis Man!

Hello tennis friends.

I recently sent a message about joining the Summer Challenge Ladder. You should totally do that.

You might also wish to see me playing Touchstone in Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s production of ‘As You Like It’ over on the Tufts campus in the Balch Theatre. It runs pretty much the month of June. Come out and support the Arts and I believe it will be a very good time to boot!

While we all know Shakespeare lends himself to all things Queer, I will add that this production will be extra Queer. The director is Harold Steward from the Theatre Offensive.

Here is a link to all of the info:

As You Like It

If some of you want to get together and go as a ‘Group’ there are Group Discounts available if you email the lovely Evan Turissini at:


-Doug Lockwood






Weekend Summer Tennis Camp

We’re returning for a third year to summer tennis camp at the Cliff Drysdale Tennis Center at Stratton Mountain in southern Vermont, August 18-20. The weekend package includes up to 9.5 hours of tennis including clinics and a private lesson, all on their clay courts with mountain view. Improve your tennis game, make new friends, and join the fun. Get more info and register at Weekend Tennis Camp in Vermont

Harvard Hosting NCAA Tournament

Hi Everyone,

Harvard University (ranked #11 nationally) is hosting first and second round matches Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th at Beren Tennis Center.

Please see attached link – admission is FREE.

Men’s head tennis coach Andrew Rueb invited us to share this free invite with the tennis4all membership.

We hope that you enjoy this great event and some great collegiate tennis.


Sign up for the last tennis social of the season – May 13

The last doubles social of the season is coming up on Saturday, May 13, from 8pm to 10pm at Woburn Racquet Club.  Sign up today!

$25 for Tennis4All members, $40 for non-members.  Includes tennis, food, and adult beverages – what a deal!

If you need a ride to Woburn, please send us an email and we’ll see if we can help.

Click here to sign up!