REMINDER: Halloween Social next Saturday (10/26)!

You’re invited!

Join us for our “Tennis is such a Drag” Halloween Social at Woburn Racquet Club on Saturday, October 26!!

You are encouraged to dress in your best interpretation of “DRAG TENNIS”.  If you need some inspiration, click on the link below…

NOTE: NO HIGH HEELS PERMITTED ON THE COURTS!!

When

10/26/2019
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Where

Woburn Racquet Club

Schedule

  • 7:30 – Sign in
  • 8:00 – Doubles play
  • 9:30 – Cocktails and assorted treats
  • 9:45 – Presentation of awards

Cost

$25.00 includes court time and food/beverages

Sign up

Click here to reserve your spot now!

If you have any questions, please email social-events@tennis4all.org.

Hope to see you there!

James Conforti and Cliff Gibbons

Tennis4All Board Announcement

Hello Tennis4All members,

Thank you to everyone that participated in the recent board elections for the 2019-20 season. 51 members participated in the survey to select the next board.  We had a record number of candidates this year for 12 positions and are welcoming some returning board members as well as several new faces.

If you ever have questions or 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!

 

Tennis4All Board 2019-20:

Barbara Ullman

Brian Bartoloni

Cliff Gibbons

Gino Galutera

James Conforti

Kyle Poyar

Lisa Quackenbush

Mike Dineen

Scott Paveletz

Steve Backhaus

Steve Menichetti

Steve Santoro

“Tennis is such a Drag” Halloween Social – Saturday, October 26

You’re invited!

Join us for our “Tennis is such a Drag” Halloween Social at Woburn Racquet Club on Saturday, October 26!!

You are encouraged to dress in your best interpretation of “DRAG TENNIS”.  If you need some inspiration, click on the link below…

NOTE: NO HIGH HEELS PERMITTED ON THE COURTS!!

When

10/26/2019
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Where

Woburn Racquet Club

Schedule

  • 7:30 – Sign in
  • 8:00 – Doubles play
  • 9:30 – Cocktails and assorted treats
  • 9:45 – Presentation of awards

Cost

$25.00 includes court time and food/beverages

Sign up

Click here to reserve your spot now!

If you have any questions, please email social-events@tennis4all.org.

Hope to see you there!

James Conforti and Cliff Gibbons

REMINDER: End-of-summer social next weekend!

REMINDER!

Next Saturday, September 28, we will be having our annual end-of-summer social, from 4:30-9:30pm, at the Northeast Tennis Center in Middleton.  This year’s social will include:

  • Cocktail reception
  • Doubles play
  • Skills competition
  • Dinner buffet
  • Dessert and awards

This event is FREE if you’re a current Tennis4All member, or $10 if you aren’t.

You can sign-up for a Tennis4All membership here for just $35, which will allow you to attend for free.  Otherwise, please pay $10 at the social.

Regardless of whether you’re a member or not, we will also be taking donations to benefit the Sportsman Tennis and Enrichment Center in Dorchester, MA.  (Suggested donation is $10.)

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE:

http://tennis4all.org/events/2019-summer-end-fall-beginning-social/

If you have any questions, please email social-events@tennis4all.org.

Hope to see you there!

James Conforti and Cliff Gibbons

Join us for our End-of-summer social!

On Saturday, September 28, we will be having our annual end-of-summer social, from 4:30-9:30pm, at the Northeast Tennis Center in Middleton.  This year’s social will include:

    • Cocktail reception
    • Doubles play
    • Skills competition
    • Dinner buffet
    • Dessert and awards

This event is FREE if you’re a current Tennis4All member, or $10 if you aren’t.

You can sign-up for a Tennis4All membership here for just $35, which will allow you to attend for free.  Otherwise, please pay $10 at the social.

Regardless of whether you’re a member or not, we will also be taking donations to benefit the Sportsman Tennis and Enrichment Center in Dorchester, MA.  (Suggested donation is $10.)

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE:

http://tennis4all.org/events/2019-summer-end-fall-beginning-social/

If you have any questions, please email social-events@tennis4all.org.

Hope to see you there!

James Conforti and Cliff Gibbons

Fall 2019 Singles League

All,

ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT!

I am delighted to share with you the details of the Fall 2019 Singles Season by Tennis4All!

The details are as follows:

  • This season will consist of 15 weeks, from September 8, 2019 through December 15, 2019. 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 $230 for the season.
  • Each participant will be scheduled to play at least 9 matches.
  • We are maxed out at 46 participants.
  • Registration will open on Monday, August 4 and will remain open until the earlier of (a) member capacity is reached or (b) Saturday, August 17.
  • We will be sending a reminder email to our membership 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 I will do my absolute best to accommodate those requests.

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 Mike Dineen at mike.dineen.t4a@gmail.com.

If you’re interested in being a substitute, please email Mike at mike.dineen.t4a@gmail.com and I’ll add you to the list.

I (Mike Dineen) and other board members, to be determined after annual elections, will be the directors of the singles season.

As always, if you have any questions/concerns, please let me know.

-Mike

Fall 2019 Singles League

All,

 

I am delighted to share with you the details of the Fall 2019 Singles Season by Tennis4All!

The details are as follows:

  • This season will consist of 15 weeks, from September 8, 2019 through December 15, 2019. There will not be any weeks where there are no scheduled matches.  All scheduled matches will be on Sundays.
  • The cost will be $230 for the season.
  • Each participant will be scheduled to play at least 9 matches.
  • We are maxed out at 46 participants.
  • Registration will open on Monday, August 4 and will remain open until the earlier of (a) member capacity is reached or (b) Saturday, August 17.
  • We will be sending a reminder email to our membership 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 I will do my absolute best to accommodate those requests.

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 Mike Dineen at mike.dineen.t4a@gmail.com

If you’re interested in being a substitute, please email Mike at mike.dineen.t4a@gmail.com and I’ll add you to the list.

I (Mike Dineen) and other board members, to be determined after annual elections, will be the directors of the singles season.

As always, if you have any questions/concerns, please let me know.

-Mike

Fall 2019 Singles League

All,

I am delighted to share with you the details of the Fall 2019 Singles Season by Tennis4All!

The details are as follows:

  • This season will consist of 15 weeks, from September 8, 2019 through December 15, 2019. There will not be any weeks where there are no scheduled matches.  All scheduled matches will be on Sundays.
  • The cost will be $230 for the season.
  • Each participant will be scheduled to play at least 9 matches.
  • We are maxed out at 46 participants.
  • Registration will open on Monday, August 4 and will remain open until the earlier of (a) member capacity is reached or (b) Saturday, August 17.
  • We will be sending a reminder email to our membership 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 I will do my absolute best to accommodate those requests.

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 Mike Dineen at dineen.t4a@gmail.com.

I (Mike Dineen) and other board members, to be determined after annual elections, will be the directors of the singles season.

As always, if you have any questions/concerns, please let me know.

-Mike

Tennis4All Board elections

Tennis4All Members:
It’s that time of the year again!  Please let us know if you are interested in joining the Tennis4All Board.
This was a great year and 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 Saturday, August 24th, 2019. 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.

Some of this year’s highlights:

  • Boston Tennis Classic featured as a Master Series!:  Congrats to tourney directors Ryan Losey, Roman Krasikov and Mike Mercier. We also received awards in 2018 for GLTA Best Tournament and Best Tournament Team.  Like, best in the world…Wow 😊.
  • BTC featured on the USTA website:  https://www.usta.com/en/home/stay-current/newengland/boston-tennis-classic-2019.html.
  • We are hosting the Atlantic Cup this August 10 & 11:  We are welcoming Philly, NY, and DC at the Harvard Beren Center.  Thanks to Brian Frasier & Conall O’Cleirigh for organizing this great event.
  • Updated Website:  Chris Wood took the lead and revamped our site to a more modern and user friendly (and mobile friendly) approach…nice.
  • Volunteer Opportunities at Community Servings:  Thanks to Steve Backhaus for organizing this event, we are excited to give back to our community.
  • Participation in: Singles leagues, Doubles leagues, Summer Challenge ladders, monthly socials has been great! Let’s keep up the momentum.
  • Improved Facebook & new Instagram postings: Thanks to Gino Galutera for giving us a more polished and prominent presence on social media.

If you have any questions about the director positions or the time commitments involved, please feel free to contact me or any of the current board members who will be happy to assist you:  http://tennis4all.org/contact/

Barbara Ullman
Brian Bartoloni
Cliff Gibbons
Conall O’Cleirigh
James Conforti
Mike Dineen
Mark Weber
Scott Paveletz
Steve Backhaus
Steve Menichetti
Steve Santoro

We look forward to seeing a record number of candidates this year soon!

Thank you,

Cliff Gibbons cliffg@gmail.com
Tennis4All Clerk

Fall 2019 Singles League

All,

I am delighted to share with you the details of the Fall 2019 Singles Season by Tennis4All!

The details are as follows:

  • This season will consist of 15 weeks, from September 8, 2019 through December 15, 2019. There will not be any weeks where there are no scheduled matches.  All scheduled matches will be on Sundays.
  • The cost will be $230 for the season.
  • Each participant will be scheduled to play at least 9 matches.
  • We are maxed out at 46 participants.
  • Registration will open on Monday, August 4 and will remain open until the earlier of (a) member capacity is reached or (b) Saturday, August 17.
  • We will be sending a reminder email to our membership 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 I will do my absolute best to accommodate those requests.

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 Mike Dineen at dineen.t4a@gmail.com.

I (Mike Dineen) and other board members, to be determined after annual elections, will be the directors of the singles season.

As always, if you have any questions/concerns, please let me know.

-Mike