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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 | July 27 – Aug 2, 2015

LAST WEEK’S RECAP | July 27 – Aug 2, 2015

It was a like a high school or college reunion with so many hugs and kisses as they arrived in the parking lot, the hallway and the lounge. So many who haven’t been here this summer on a regular basis all showed up the same day. Everyone was so happy to see each other and play together again. It was unusual to see almost as many women as men…

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LAST WEEK’S RECAP | July 20 – 26, 2015

LAST WEEK’S RECAP | July 20 – 26, 2015

Two Saturday regulars from New Rochelle, NY made it to the Sunday party for the first time. They’ve been meaning to come since last summer. One has relatives in Hackensack and Mahwah. Since she’s not unfamiliar with NJ, I said she should come more often. And her friend said he liked it so much that he will return with his friends as well. I’m glad they finally got to experience the charm of summer days at Packanack and look forward to their return!

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LAST WEEK’S RECAP | July 13 – 19, 2015

LAST WEEK’S RECAP | July 13 – 19, 2015

Not a teenager but a 27 year old started coming to the parties in 2008 or 9 when he was a dental resident. Now 33 or 34, married with a 6 week old daughter, he had a free weekend to attend, happily playing with Dwight whom he played with often. Congratulations on his first born!

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LAST WEEK’S RECAP | July 6 – 12, 2015

LAST WEEK’S RECAP | July 6 – 12, 2015

A couple from Cedar Knolls attended the party. At the end of the night the husband automatically picked up his wife’s tennis bag and his bag. I commented something to the effect – How nice to have someone carry your bag. He answered with a smile – It’s 16 years in training. They’ve been married 16 years. And that’s how it should be done…

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LAST WEEK’S RECAP | June 29 – July 5, 2015

LAST WEEK’S RECAP | June 29 – July 5, 2015

An optical illusion – I figure I’d feature a picture for a player from Nutley and a player from New Milford whom I often pair together because they have a similar game and are both super fast on the court (23 & 28 respectively). The picture of the Nutley player shows he has only 1 leg! as he’s hitting that backhand. REALLY, HE HAS 2 LEGS. Such timing…

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LAST WEEK’S RECAP | June 22 – 28, 2015

LAST WEEK’S RECAP | June 22 – 28, 2015

The rain brought in several more players this Saturday. Most of the players roughed it and showed up without umbrellas but some did come with them. Naturally some players had wet brows and some dry brows. So they joked – “It’s the wet brows vs. the dry brows matches.”

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LAST WEEK’S RECAP | June 15 – 21, 2015

LAST WEEK’S RECAP | June 15 – 21, 2015

A couple of weeks ago I had to fill in and played with a righty. I noticed the opponents were both lefty and said – “This isn’t right, you’re both lefty. Let’s switch it up.” My righty partner added – “Lefties can’t do it right. They can only do it left.” Pretty good! And we switched it up to do lefty and righty partners, a fairer pairing, at least for me since I’m not fond of lefty spins…

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LAST WEEK’S RECAP | June 7 – 14, 2015

LAST WEEK’S RECAP | June 7 – 14, 2015

Granted it was warm last Friday, many showed up to play making it look almost like a winter Friday night tennis party. It was good to see old friends from all over the map including Cedar Knoll, Chatham, Hoboken, Mahwah, Teaneck and South Orange…

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LAST WEEK’S RECAP | June 1 – 7, 2015

LAST WEEK’S RECAP | June 1  – 7, 2015

A player from Little Falls started playing at the Friday parties again to supplement her weekly game. She goes to Florida for the month of April and takes lessons the whole time she’s there just so she can get better because she loves tennis so much. Many of you know I admire people who aspire to be more regardless of how old they are. Also at the Friday party there was so much chatter about the French Open…

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LAST WEEK’S RECAP | May 25 – 31, 2015

LAST WEEK’S RECAP | May 25  – 31, 2015

It’s been over a year since I last reported the court highlights. So much we have missed and everyone is dying to know. So here we go, I will start reporting them again! I will start slowly this week with only a couple of highlights. A Friday partygoer from Smokerise (?) brought a college buddy to the party. They rekindled at a wedding in Massachusetts and figured why not play tennis together again. They were quite a blast, bringing smiles to those on and off the court…

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