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

March time 1:30 PM on Saturday!!

Hi everyone,

Anyone who is interested in marching with Tennis4all (the more, the merrier) should meet at 827 Boylston Street (Sir Speedy is your landmark) no later than 1:30 PM this Saturday 6/8.

Bring your tennis racquet as we plan on playing mini tennis and waving to the crowd with our racquets.

This is a great chance to promote the league, have fun, and be proud of who you are!!

We hope you can join us!!

A link to the Facebook event page is below.  Please check it for any updates.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2151189848327181/?ti=icl

Any questions?  (617)-838-5279.

Steve Menichetti

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.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2151189848327181/?ti=icl

Steve Menichetti

(617)-838-5279

 

 

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 brianjfrasier@gmail.com. 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)

ASCEND! The 2019 Tennis4All Summer Challenge Ladder Awaits YOU!

Bonjourno!
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.
Doug