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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 the ‘Court Highlights’ Category

LAST WEEK’S RECAP | Sept 3 – 9, 2012

LAST WEEK’S RECAP | Sept 3 – 9, 2012

A great host from Yonkers brought 2 good friends, who were visiting from Texas, to the Friday party. He was sure that the trek from Yonkers to West Caldwell would be worthwhile. They got to play with old and new friends and even hung out long after the tennis party was over…

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LAST WEEK’S RECAP | Aug 27 – Sept 2, 2012

LAST WEEK’S RECAP | Aug 27 – Sept 2, 2012

Another festive holiday party! We celebrated Labor Day on Sunday at Packanack Lake in Wayne. My partner Dwight outdid himself at the party, cooking up a storm with an expansive menu of hot dogs, burgers, chicken, eggplant and even sicilian on the BBQ grill! Them Italians certainly know how to celebrate…

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LAST WEEK’S RECAP | August 6 – 19, 2012

LAST WEEK’S RECAP | August 6 – 19, 2012

Three week night regulars got to play with another regular from a different night. The player from Jersey City expressed that – “it was a load of fun. [Player from Cliffside Park] added a different dynamic to the game…

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LAST WEEK’S RECAP | July 30 – Aug 5, 2012

LAST WEEK’S RECAP | July 30 – Aug 5, 2012

A newcomer from NYC, originally from North Carolina and later Georgia, gave up her other plans to give us a try tonight. It must be the website’s slogan – “100% Fun Guaranteed” – that drew her to the party. Afterwards she sent a note saying that she was glad she did. It was as much a pleasure for us meeting her as her meeting us. Two other women also attended, changing the “men only” attendance from last week. They came from NYC and Cedar Grove to join us, a testament to how far the Buffs are willing to drive to have fun!

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LAST WEEK’S RECAP | July 23 – 29, 2012

LAST WEEK’S RECAP | July 23 – 29, 2012

It’s great that in the summer players can just drop in without reservations. They know that they can see friends anytime they come, almost like being at “Cheers” – the TV sit-com. Two players from Boonton dropped in and got roped into playing. They ended up staying until the end of the party. There’s always so much to talk about when you don’t see each other for a whole week!

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LAST WEEK’S RECAP | July 16 – 22, 2012

LAST WEEK’S RECAP | July 16 – 22, 2012

A regular from Jersey City was away for only a week, plus the 2 weekends before and after. As soon as she got back to town, she reached out to all her tennis friends from the Tri-State area. This week she played tennis for 5 straight days, taking one day off to spend time with her husband, before resuming regular routine and playing at the Sunday party. She shares the syndrome with a husband, a regular from Palisades Park, whose wife is overseas for 2 months. Their spouses would be happy to know that they’re doing something healthy and fun…

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LAST WEEK’S RECAP | July 9 – 15, 2012

LAST WEEK’S RECAP | July 9 – 15, 2012

When the first winter regular from Livingston dropped in to say hello, I was completely surprised. Then when the next winter regular from Bloomfield dropped in I was even more surprised. By the time the third from North Caldwell dropped in, I bolted out of my chair from wonder and excitement and declared – “It’s a party where players just drop in to say hello!”

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LAST WEEK’S RECAP | July 2 – 8, 2012

LAST WEEK’S RECAP | July 2 – 8, 2012

Regulars returned for the Friday party this week after missing last week for a wedding in Toronto. The fitting topic of conversation was of course about weddings and marriages. And there were 4 weddings in the last 12 months. Of those, 3 Friday regulars (from Clifton, Lyndhurst and Parsippany) married women from Canada…

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LAST WEEK’S RECAP | June 25 – July 1, 2012

LAST WEEK’S RECAP | June 25 – July 1, 2012

Last-minute decision, I joined several tennis players for wedding in Canada, that of a player from Parsippany. Gone Friday and back Sunday. It was one of the best weddings, road trips and long weekends! I’d write about it but told everyone at the wedding – “What happens in Toronto, stays in Toronto.”

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LAST WEEK’S RECAP | June 21 – 24, 2012

LAST WEEK’S RECAP | June 21 – 24, 2012

It was like being at a reunion; everyone was smiling and enjoying themselves so much that they didn’t want to rotate out of their matches after the first hour. Three players from Cliffside Park, Jersey City and Mahwah who often played with each other in the past but hadn’t in a few months on the same day decided they would gather tonight. The Jersey city regular introduced a tennis classmate from NYC to our group. They all had fun…

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