Weekend Tennis Camp in Vermont – 4 spots added

We’re up to 16 players registered for tennis camp in Vermont July 19-21 at Stratton Mountain, run by the Cliff Drysdale Tennis School. We’ve added 4 more spots for a total of up to 24 players for the weekend, which means we’ve got 8 spots left. Clay courts with a mountain view, summertime in Vermont, making new friends….what’s not to love? Get all the details and grab your spot before they fill up at Weekend Tennis Camp – Vermont

Renew your membership

Hi Everyone – Friendly reminder that last year’s Tennis4All memberships expired 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, 2025
  • Discounts on monthly doubles socials and clinics
  • 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, you are required to have an active membership.

Tennis camp with tournament option

We already have 12 people signed up for summer tennis camp in Vermont July 19-21 and room for more players. Get all the dets and sign up at Weekend Tennis Camp – Vermont

The Cliff Drysdale Tennis School, which runs the tennis camp, sometimes offers optional UTR tennis tournaments on Saturday afternoons and would be willing to run a tournament on Saturday, July 20 if there is interest from our group. Typically the tournaments are round robin singles with divisions, and other players in the area can enter (Link to their June 8 tournament) Participating in the tournament is completely optional. You could do tennis camp or the tournament or both! If you are potentially interested in the tournament, please reach out to Steve Backhaus at 617-470-6544 or stevebackhaus@outlook.com for more information.

Summer Challenge Ladder: One Week Away from Match Play!


The 2024 Tennis 4 All Summer Challenge Ladder is One Week Away from Official Match Play.

We have 25 players signed up now and there is plenty of Room for You! The ladder extends infinitely!

For the mere registration fee of $10, a fun summer of challenging tennis can be yours!

Or, a challenging summer of fun tennis can be yours.

Here is the link to sign up. Do it. Click it. Love it.

2024 Challenge Ladder

(you can join the ladder anytime, truth be told, but….do it now. You know you want to…)



20 and Counting: Join the Challenge Ladder Today!

I’m pleased to report that we have 20 folks balanced on the 2024 Summer Challenge Ladder.

There is still room for you! (in fact, you can join anytime)

Official matches can begin starting May 25.

For the tiny fee of $10, a summer of tennis is yours!

Here is the link

2024 Challenge Ladder

I am Doug

2024 Summer Doubles League is here!

Hi all,

The 2024 Summer Doubles league is kicking off this week on Tuesday, 5/14 at 7PM. We will be sending out an additional email with more details regarding the schedule and other additional information.

For our first day, we would like to ask everyone to be there by 6:45pm. Steve Sage and Edwin Teca will be on-site at Winchester to welcome everyone and provide any additional information for the players.

Below you’ll find a reminder of the rules for the league.


-Edwin & Steve


League rules:


  1. Scoring:  One-deuce, and then no-advantage scoring will be used.  This means that, at the first deuce, you play it out; if someone wins the next 2 points, the game is over.  If you get back to deuce, you play 1 more point to decide the game’s winner, with the receiver choosing which side from which they’ll return (deuce or ad side).
  2. Super Tiebreak:  All matches will have a 3rd set tiebreak if they are tied at 1 set each.  A super tiebreak is like a regular tiebreak, except it’s first to 10 (instead of first to 7), by 2 points.  The next server will serve 1 point, then switch server every 2 points.
  3. Time Expired:  If time expires, please make every effortto finish the game or super tiebreak.  If players come on your court and you are unable to finish, the game will not count, regardless of the score (unless it’s in a super tiebreak, in which case if a player is ahead by 2 points, they will net 1 game; if there is not a 2-point differential, the super tiebreak will not count).
  4. COVID-19: We have several policies to ensure proper social distancing including (a) any Winchester COVID-19 rules must be followed by all participants, (b) we ask that you do not playand instead find a sub if you are demonstrating any potential symptoms of COVID-19.
  5. Winning:  The winner of the match will be determined by the person who accomplishes one of the following, with priority given to the higher item on the list: (a) Wins 2 sets, (b) Wins 1 set and a super tiebreak, (c) Finishes the match with the higher number of total games won
  6. Substitutes:  If you cannot play a match, it is your responsibilityto find a substitute; you can find the list on the Tennis4All website (or at this link).  Please make every effort to find a substitute in your level before NOON ON THE THURSDAY BEFORE THE MATCHand notify all of the league directors below.  If you cannot find a substitute, after every effort has been made, please let both your opponents and all the league directors know that you will not be able to make your match.
  7. If you find a substitute, a regular match will be played.
  8. If you cannot find a substitute, after every effort has been made, please let both your opponents and all league directors know that you will not be able to make your match.  Your opponent and/or partner will have the opportunity to use the court as they see fit.  You can play triples with the three who could make it, invite others to join you on the court (all must be T4A members), hit drills with a friend, or work on your serves.
  9. If neither team is going to use the court, we must know by NOON ON THE FRIDAY BEFORE THE MATCH.  If we don’t let the Winchester Tennis Club know that the court won’t be used by end-of-day Friday, we have to pay for the court (even if it’s not used).
  10. If you are unable to make a match but don’t know until after noon on Friday, please do your best to find a substitute.  Even though we have to pay for the court, we understand accidents and injuries happen.  However, we do ask that every effort be made to either find a substitute or forfeit the match by noon on Fridayto avoid paying for unnecessary court time.


  1. Late Arrivals:  Nobody wants to wait for their opponents to show up, and no one wants to be defaulted, so please make your best effort to be on time.
  2. 0:00-4:59 minutes late:  Late person/team will be down 1 game and will be the receiver in the first game played.
  3. 5:00 – 9:59 minutes late:  Late person/team will be down 2 games and will be the receiver in the first game played.
  4. 10:00 – 14:59 minutes late:  Late person/team will be down 3 games and will be the receiver in the first game played.
  5. 15:00+ minutes late:  Late person/team is defaulted.


  1. No Shows:  No Shows with no notice that you can’t play your match will not be tolerated.  After the first instance, you’ll be put on notice that you’re in violation, and after the second you’ll be eliminated from the league with no refund.


  1. Code of Conduct:  The T4A Code of Conduct is on the Tennis4All website.  Please read it, as you’ll be required to follow it.

16 and Counting: The Ladder is Growing….

Greetings Tennis4All Community!

After one week of registration, I am happy to announce that the Summer Challenge Ladder has 16 contestants already.

We’d love you to join too!

For the mere registration fee of $10, you can enjoy the game of tennis and meet some wonderful folks to boot!

Here once again is the link which includes registration info and the Rules.

2024 Challenge Ladder

Please let me know if you have any questions

Match play officially can begin any time from May 25th on….

In the meantime, you are allowed to ask if anyone would like to play ‘a friendly’ (I know I am!)

Yours from the Tower,