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Court Etiquette

Just a reminder, our parties provide a fun and relaxing atmosphere, where players can have friendly competition. We simply ask attendees to follow these guidelines:

1. Introduce yourself to the new players on the court. This will make for a more wholesome experience.

2. Be cordial to your partners and opponents.

3. Refrain from giving instructions to anyone on the court unless they request them.

4. Do not gun for the person at the net with fast and hard hitting especially in mixed doubles.

5. Kindly pick up the balls for the server. It saves time and is just good etiquette.

6. When yo leave the court, please find the 3 balls you played with and leave them for the next group of players.

7. Do not call a ball out when you or your partner are unsure about a line call. It is unsportsmanlike and can stir unpleasant reactions.
Check USTA or other tennis websites for the official rules.

8. If you are scheduled to play the next hour, do not take more than a 10-minute break. There are players who play only 2 hours and could use the complete playtime.

Archive for July, 2013

LAST WEEK’S RECAP | July 8 – 14, 2013

LAST WEEK’S RECAP | July 8 – 14, 2013

Players from Budd Lake, Demarest, Jersey City and Rockaway must have had such a great time in the mixed doubles. Their match lasted 1 hour 45 minutes, with a few watermelon and iced tea breaks and a lot of high-fivings…

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LAST WEEK’S RECAP | June 24 – 30, 2013

LAST WEEK’S RECAP | June 24 – 30, 2013

I love hearing stories about how people play their hearts out. At the Packanack Lake Tournament 2 Saturdays ago, 2 players from Caldwell and Wayne (18 and 20 years old) played 6 matches straight and the other 8 matches with other people without breaks. The first thing they said to me when I arrived at the Friday party was – “We played this Wednesday and we couldn’t even swing our arms. We played like 1.0 [level]” Nonsense! They’re young and made of steel and they deserve to play until they drop…

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