05/30/2014 - June Tennis Newsletter

June 2014
A monthly newsletter to keep you informed.

  • Birmingham Women's Combo Doubles Registration
  • Hoover Country Club in June
  • Levite Jewish Communiy Center Tennis
  • Youth Games at George Ward
  • Altadena Valley CC Tennis
  • Trussville Junior Tennis
  • Gardendale Tennis
  • LETT Program Seeks Volunteers
Birmingham Women's Combo Doubles Registration
Birmingham Women Combo Doubles Registration
18 & Over & 40 & Over
Registration is open in Birmingham for the COMBO DOUBLES 18 & Over and the 40 & Over leagues. Please note that the team should have their initial 6 players registered on TennisLink no later than June 2nd. The maximum number of players per team is (14) fourteen. Players can be added to your TennisLink roster throughout the local league season but do note that the player must be added prior to playing in a match.
The format is three lines of doubles per league match playing a match tiebreak in lieu of a third set. Players can play on more than one level team and can play on a weekday, weeknight and/or Saturday league team! Play should begin early July with the weekday league finishing prior to the start of the softcourt/doubles only league.
The following league opportunities are available:
18 & Over Weekday (9:30 am)
2.5 - Tuesday
5.5 - Thursday
6.5 - Friday
7.5- Monday
8.5- Tuesday
40 & Over Weekday (9:30 am)
5.5 - Wednesday
6.5 - Thursday
7.5 - Wednesday
8.5 - Thursday
18 & Over Weeknight (6:30 pm)
2.5 - Thursday
5.5 - Monday
6.5 - Monday
7.5 - Tuesday
8.5 - Wednesday
40 & Over Weeknight (6:30)
5.5 - Monday
6.5 - Tuesday
7.5 - Monday
8.5 - Tuesday
18 & Over & 40 & Over:
Saturday, all levels
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ruth Anne Bendall at rbendall7@gmail.com
Hoover Country Club in June

Hoover Country Club will host a USTA level 4 Jr. Tennis Tournament June 9th-11th this tournament will start each day afternoon so kids in summer school can play. Go to www.usta.com to register.

Hoover Country will host the Bariatric Hoover Pro Classic and NTRP tennis tournament. The dates are June 27th-29th and Prize money will be awarded for the open divisions for men and women singles and doubles. We will also have 2.5-4.5 singles and doubles and men and women. To register go to www.usta.com

Indian Springs School will host an FCA(Fellowship of Christian Athletes) Jr. Tennis Camp July 14th-17th 1:00-5:00 the cost is $190 and is for ages 10-16 all levels. For more info email Boo Mason at boo@hoovercc.com

Levite Jewish Community Center Tennis

Adult Tennis:

Ladies 101 Clinic

Monday 11:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. and Thursday 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Fee: $16MVP/$20 non-member

1st class is free!

This is a fun class for the ladies that have never played before but have really wanted to try it! It is never too late to start learning tennis and it is such a terrific sport for you ladies! You will be amazed at how quickly you develop the necessary footwork and racket strokes! Once you decide you love the game, we will get you involved in our fun Round Robin's! We have a great group of ladies that play at the LJCC and would love to introduce you to them! Don't be afraid to come out and learn the game, you are missing out!

Beginner Ladies Clinic

Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Fee: $16 MVP/$20 non-members

This class is for the ladies that would like to get started playing league tennis but have limited experience. Classes are here to build your confidence on the court. We use drills and match play to sharpen your skills and increase your chances of success on the court! Emphasis is on doubles and you will learn the proper positioning and tactics to be successful on the court with your partner! Great class with ladies just like yourself that want to get better!

Intermediate/ Advanced Ladies Clinic

Wednesday 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Fee: $16 MVP/ $20

1st class is free!

Class is geared toward the ladies that have been playing a while and have reached the 3.5 NTRP Level or higher. These ladies have been participating in league tennis and are ready to step up their games! Classes consist of drills to sharpen the strokes and match play to sharpen the mind! At the LJCC, we participate in USTA as well as LITL and they both involve doubles. In the class, we do a large number of drills that are doubles specific. If you are ready to take your game up to the next level, come out and try this class!

At the LJCC we have a terrific group of ladies that are the heart and soul of the tennis program. We participate in LITL and USTA and play year round. We invite you to come out and join our growing program! Clinics are offered five days a week and if we don't have a clinic day/time for you, let me know and we will start one! Call me and let's get you involved in our tennis program!

Ladies Open Clinic

Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Fee: $16 MVP/ $20

1st class is free!

This is an open clinic for all levels to enjoy! Classes consists of drills and match play to work on sharpening the skills! Really a great class since we normally have a variety of levels that attend and gives you a chance to meet a more diverse group of players!

Fit Tennis (formally called Boot Camp Tennis)

Wednesday/Friday 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Fee: $16MVP/ $20

1st class is free!

Fit Tennis is a new, fun way to get a high intensity workout and burn off some calories in a supportive group setting! Anyone can do Fit Tennis and you don't have to be a good tennis player to do it! It is playing tennis but with emphasis is on the workout! The high intensity drills will keep you moving regardless of your ability. You will be hitting a lot of tennis balls and doing all the strokes but it is a cardio workout! The pro's primary focus in on getting you the best heart pumping workout that you can have and still have fun! Everyone that does the class is very supportive of each other and we have a great time cranking up the boom box as we jam to some tennis!

Doubles Strategy (formally called Men's Tune Up)

Wednesday 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Fee: $16MVP/$20

1st class is free!

This is an advanced co-ed class for guys and gals that want to improve their doubles play! Class will cover all aspects of the game of doubles and each player's responsibility during each point! Emphasis on teamwork and how each player must work together to increase the chances of success! Each class will work on court positioning using drills and points to sharpen our minds and strengthen our bodies! Recommend players be at least 3.5 NTRP rating for the class.

Team Tennis

The LJCC participates in USTA as well as Ladies Interclub Tennis League (LITL). The seasons overlap and there is almost always league tennis going on at the LJCC! The USTA have Women's, Men's, Mixed and Flex Leagues that we participate in. If you would like more info on league tennis please feel free to call me. Dale Clark 205-879-0411 ext. 226

Women's Teams

Currently the LJCC has teams playing at the 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0 levels and would love to have you come out and join our teams! Matches are during the week in the mornings and start at 9:30am.

Men's Team

Currently the LJCC has a men's team that play at the 3.5 USTA level. Matches are on week nights and vary season to season.

Upcoming Adult Tennis Events:

Ladies Progressive-Regressive Doubles Mixer

Monday, June 9

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Fee: $16MVP/$20 non-members

All levels are invited and you do not need a partner!

Format for the Progressive-Regressive Doubles Mixer is interchanging partners with each round being 4 games (no-add) with the 5th game being a 9-point tiebreaker. After each round, the winners move up a court and split and the losers move down a court and split! It is a lot of fun and you get to meet new friends! The winner is the one with the most games won at the end! We will have snacks, refreshments and prizes for the winners!

Ladies Combo Doubles Tournament

Monday, July 7

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Fee: $40 team

Fixed teams, so find you a good partner!

Each doubles team consists of two different levels combined to form an unbeatable combination! Combined NTRP of both players cannot exceed 7.0. Fixed teams will compete against other combo teams for the title! Round Robin format so be ready to hit a lot of tennis balls! Refreshments, drinks, snacks and prizes for the winners!

To register for any programs or events, click on register or go to www.bhamjcc.org.

For more info or details on any of the LJCC programs or tournaments, contact Dale Clark 205-879-0411 ext. 226 or dclark@bhamjcc.org.

Youth Tennis

Tiny Tots (ages 4-5)

Tuesday/Friday 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Fee: $14 per class

This class is for the young kids that are developing their hand eye coordination. We use "kid" friendly equipment to make the learning much easier and FUN! We use short rackets, lower nets, low compression tennis balls and smaller court area! In a short period of time, the kids are hitting balls over the net like champions! My favorite part of working with the Tiny Tots is the fact that they never say never!

Junior Beginner (ages 6 and up)

Tuesday/Thursday 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fee: $14 per class

This is a class for the kids that have never played before or have played very little. We go through the basics and work on footwork and basic stroke production. We want the young player to have a great experience learning how wonderful tennis is! Positive reinforcement and praise are important in giving the child confidence, as they develop their skills! We work on ball placement through dead ball as well as live balls drills and the kids learn to use strategy in playing points. The young players practice matches as well, to build their arsenal!

Junior Intermediate (ages 6 and up)

Tuesday/Thursday 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Fee: $14 per class

Class is for the kids that have the basic strokes and footwork but need to hone their skills to move up to the next level! Class is designed to teach these young players how to "think" on the court and develop tactics that will help increase their winning percentage! We want to teach the young players that in order to win, they have to play the "percentage" shot and teach when it is okay to go for the put-a-way and when to play it safe! Tennis is a mental game and goal is to teach these young players how to control their emotions and keep their mind on the game!

Summer Youth Tennis after Camp Program:

Junior Beginner


3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

$28 per week

Junior Intermediate


4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

$28 per week

We also offer summer tennis camps!

The Summer Tennis Camps is for your child to learn the fundamentals of the game of tennis! Whether your child has never picked up a racket before, or has played quite a bit. Our LJCC Tennis Camp is going to excite your child about what a fun sport it is! Children are placed in groups with children of the same ability or age.

Camp I: May 27 - 30, 2014 (4day)

Camp II: August 4-8, 2014

Youth Games at George Ward

The non sanctioned Youth Games Tournament is scheduled for 7/11 through 7/13/14. The web address is https://m.tennislink.usta.com/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=153890
This tournament is for 10 through 16 year olds that are not ranked. Play for the12's wil be with the green dot ball. For more information contact Rudy Lewis at tenniszyx@aol.com.
Altadena Valley CC Tennis

This summer we will have two, four week sessions.

1st Session: June 3rd-27th

2nd Session: July 8th-31st

Amounts will be prorated if you need to miss a week

due to vacation and all rainouts will be made up.


9:45-10:30 Tuesdays and /or Thursdays

1 day a week; $35 a month/2 days a week; $70 a month

ROOKIES (Ages 6 and 7)

10:30-11:30 Tuesdays and /or Thursdays

1 day a week; $50 a month/2 days a week; $80 a month


10:30-11:30 Tuesdays and /or Thursdays

1 day a week; $50 a month/2 days a week; $80 a month

ACADEMY 1 (placed by tennis staff)

2:30-4:00 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

2 days a week; $120 a month/ 3 days a week; $150 a month

Swim and Strokes Intermediate and Advanced Matches

Every Friday Starting June 6th. 10:00am-2:00pm Matches,(LUNCH INCLUDED) POOL TIME.

$ 25.00 Per Friday.

To sign up for a session,

please contact Tery Sherer at

terysherer@att.net or 205-967-5326

Trussville Junior Tennis
Shelley Wirt will be doing ongoing clinics for Beginners Mondays and Wednesday mornings 9-10am and intermediated/advanced Mondays and Wednesdays, 10-11:30.

Jump Start for 5-7 year olds Tuesdays 5:30.
Need to register before class time.
For more information call Trussville Racquet Club, 661-0861.
Gardendale Tennis
Gardendale Events:
Free Tennis Night for Juniors May 31 6:00 - 7:30

Free Beginners Mens Night June 13 and July 25 7:00 - 8:30
Free Beginners Ladies Night June 14, July 26 7:00 -8:30

Mixed Doubles Social June 26, July 24, August 7 $5.00
6:00 - 8:00

Junior Camps (ages 7 - 10) June 2 - 5, July 7 - 10 8:30 - 11:30
Junior Camps (10 -18) June 16 -19 July 22-25 8:30 - 11:30

Thank you - Gardendale Park and Recreation
2109 Moncrief Road, Gardendale 35071
USPTA Pro Marie Zassoda 365-7019

The Life Time Fitness Summer Junior Tennis Camp is a 5 day program designed to methodically challenge players of all levels, ages 6 - 17. Campers must have completed first grade.

Our focus is player development based on a cooperative to competitive drill format to build and improve tactical and technical skills. All players are carefully grouped by the Coaching Staff according to both age and skill level.

Training includes: athletic development, stroke production, court movement, singles and doubles play, individual and team match play, tournament play, group lessons, and individual attention.

10 Weekly Sessions

June 2 - 6

June 9 - 13

June 16 - 20

June 23 - 27

June 30 - July 4

July 7 - 11

July 14 - 18

July 21 - 25

July 28 - August 1

August 4 - 8

Daily Schedule

8:30am - Orientation & Warm-up

9:00am - Drills & Instruction

11:00am - Athletic Development

12:00pm - Lunch

1:00pm - Team Matches/Swim

2:30pm - Individual Matches/Swim

4:00pm - Snack

4:30pm - Departure


1 Week

2 Weeks

3+ Weeks





LETT Program Seeks Volunteers

Seeking ways to give back to the community? Learning Excellence Through Tennis is looking for volunteers to help teach inner city after school tennis and life skills. Volunteer would be paired with trained tennis instructors. Programs are for youth ages 7-10. Volunteer time once a week for an hour!

For more information, contact Jacquelyn Marshall at lett.tennis@gmail.com.

Learn more about the organization at www.lettennis.org.

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