March with us June 8th!!

Hi Everyone,

Tennis4all will be marching in the pride parade ?️‍? on Saturday, June 8th.  We will know more about start time (sometime between 11am-1:30pm) and location (somewhere on Boylston street) on Wednesday or Thursday.

The weather forecast for Saturday is 75 and sunny ☀️.  Nice day for a stroll, perhaps?

ALL are welcome – we hope that you consider marching.   Let’s be proud of who we are as individuals and as an organization.

Below is a link to the event.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Steve Menichetti




Wiggle Waggle

Hello out there! The Summer Challenge ladder is off to a blistering start. As you will note in the score report, there was a Fierce battle between the #1 and #2 players…seems they both left it all out there.

Yours truly was heard wheezing on the court against an old foe…#cardio #bewarethelobsofcliff!

Jeremy continues to amass huge points. Will anyone catch him? The summer is long.

The ladder is also long.

Climb it.

Vamos Rafa

Recruiting for Atlantic Cup Team 2019

Dear Tennis4All Members —
It is my great honor and privilege to be serving as this year’s Atlantic Cup captain, and in that esteemed capacity (i.e., the role that nobody else wanted), I am writing to ask that you consider representing our great organization in our effort to dominate our rivals (on the tennis court not the bedroom, you pigs). Boston will compete in a team tennis competition at the Harvard courts on August 10th and 11th against NY, DC, and some other insignificant city from a state that voted to install The Donald as President (payback time!). The team will be composed of players from each level (Open, A, B, C, D and XXX … don’t ask, but lets just say Buldini has this one covered) at both singles and doubles. The multi-person event will be reserved to the after-party and is strictly BYOS&H (Bring your own swings and harnesses). Last year we came in second place, but with the home court advantage we have a real shot at victory! Should we not win, there may or may not be a contingency plan already in place to acquire the trophy through a clandestine operation, but lets hope it doesn’t come to Conall streaking across Cambridge to cause a distraction while Mike Dineen quietly drops the trophy into his strangely inconspicuous beach bag.

If you would like to play on the Atlantic Cup team or simply want more information please email me at Spots will fill up quickly, and I’d like to get some practices going so please do so quickly!

Best wishes,
Captain Chlamydia (aka Brian)

Pride and Prejudice

Hey there. Come see your Summer Challenge Rung-Master, Doug Lockwood, in Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ over at Tufts near Davis Square. And support local theatre while you’re at it. Plays for most of the month of June. Here is the link.

I am playing Collins, Wickham and (of course) Miss Bingley.

ASCEND! The 2019 Tennis4All Summer Challenge Ladder Awaits YOU!

I know most of you are in Rome, playing on the dirt but…when you return, please consider joining the prestigious Tennis4All Summer Challenge Ladder 2019!
Here is the link:
I am Doug Lockwood, your Rung-Master
Its 10 bucks thru paypal, and you organize the matches yourselves. All the rules can be found on the link but the gist of it is, you can challenge anyone up to 6 places higher or 4 places lower than you on the ladder.
We go thru Labor Day. You can join literally any time and get your friends to join too! 

Be the ladder.
Be well.
It is on.

MARCH in the Boston Pride Parade June 8th


Please come join us and promote Tennis4all by marching with us in the Boston pride parade on June 8th.

This is a wonderful chance to socialize with fellow Tennis4all members and to market our league.  It’s a big part of our marketing campaign to grow the league.

Please let me know if you are interested in marching and I can provide you with more information.


Steve Menichetti
Tennis4all Boston

Seeking 5 more for T4A volunteer night 5/31

Hi, we still need 5 more people for Tennis4All Volunteer Night at Community Servings in Jamaica Plain on Friday, May 31 from 6 pm to 8 pm. We’ll be doing food preparation at Community Servings and then we can grab a bite or drink in JP afterward. Let me know if you can join – friends and “tennis spouses” welcome too.

Can’t make May 31? Reach out to me ( to organize a Tennis4All Volunteer night at Community Servings, Greater Boston Food Bank, or another local charity sometime this year.

Steve Backhaus, T4A Board & Treasurer

Boston Tennis Classic – HELP and RAFFLE ITEMS NEEDED

Dear Tennis4all members,

Did you know that this year’s Boston Tennis Classic (BTC) has earned Masters (think Jedi NOT S & M) status from the Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance (GLTA)? It also won the Best Large Tournament for 2018!

This year’s BTC will take place June 14-16 at the Beren Tennis Center at Harvard University with a banquet on Saturday night at the Ben Franklin Institute of Technology.  The Tennis4All Board of Directors want to make this year’s tournament the best ever.

You are probably thinking ? “How can I help?”

WE NEED RAFFLE PRIZES!!  As part of the tournament, there is a raffle that supports a charity, New England Wheelchair Sports. 

We are looking for high quality raffle items that can be used by people who travel from all over the world. Great items include hotel stays, airline tickets (does anyone work for an airline?), gift certificates to places like Tennis Warehouse, Grand Slam tickets or anything else that you might be able to think of. Please let me know if you might be able to help! 

What else do we need? VOLUNTEERS!!

PEOPLE TO WORK THE TOURNAMENT DESK – this would involve greeting people, putting matches out on court and collecting scores.

BANQUET SET UP AND BREAK DOWN – this would involve helping set up and break down the banquet at the Ben Franklin Institute – have a gift for decorating?  Don’t keep that talent a secret!  Help us!!

Thanks for your support.  Let’s showcase our great city and make this year’s Boston Tennis Classic the best ever.


Steve Menichetti, President of Tennis4All