Adult Tennis League
SPRING 2017 TENNIS LEAGUE
The Adult Tennis league will begin it's seventh Spring season the weekend of APRIL 22-23rd. The league runs for (at least) 10 weeks and all matches are played at the TES / Bicentennial courts on the weekends, weather permitting. You can join anytime during the season too!
We have Men's and Women's singles and a Mixed Doubles Division. There is every level of play and all matches will be coordinated by experience in order to facilitate enjoyable, competitive play. The league is open to anyone over the age of 18 and you do not need to be a resident of Tyngsboro to join. In past seasons we've had over 80 players!!
Registration fee is $20.00 per player.
The Adult Tennis program offers participants league play and presents a great opportunity to socialize and compete on the courts on a regular basis. We play on the weekends at 9:30am, 11:00, 12:30pm or 2:00 depending on your personal conflicts (if any) -- matches last 1 1/2 hours. A new schedule is made each week matching different players with similar ability and takes in to consideration any weekend conflicts you may have.
All players must register and league fees are due at the time of registration. Players may register individually or with a partner for the mixed doubles league ($40 total)
Registration must be submitted by April 20th in order to be included in the first week. The openings are filled on a first come first serve basis. Register above or contact Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Men’s Singles $20
-Women’s Singles $20
-Mixed Doubles $20/player
Ability (see below)
[ ] Beginner (NTRP 1.5 – 2.5)
[ ] Intermediate (NTRP 3.0 - 3.5)
[ ] Advanced (NTRP 4.0+)
National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) categories. The U.S. Tennis Association developed the NTRP rating system and it is the most accurate rating system available. Player levels are based on a scale from 1.0 to 7.0, but our divisions are based on levels from 2.0 - 5.0.
This player is just starting to play tennis.
Has limited experience and is still working primarily on getting the ball into play.
Needs on-court experience. Has obvious stroke weaknesses but is familiar with basic positions for singles and doubles play.
Learning to judge where the ball is going although court coverage is weak. Can sustain a short rally of slow pace with other players of the same ability.
Fairly consistent when hitting medium-paced shots, but is not comfortable with all strokes and lacks execution when trying for directional control, depth or power. Most common doubles formation is one-up and one-back.
Has achieved improved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots, but still lacks depth and variety. Starting to exhibit more aggressive net play, has improved court coverage and is developing teamwork in doubles.
Has dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both forehand and backhand sides on moderate shots, plus the ability to use lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys with some success. Occasionally forces errors when serving and teamwork in doubles is evident. Rallies may be lost due to impatience.
Starting to master the use of power and spins and beginning to handle pace, has sound footwork, can control depth of shots and is beginning to vary game plan according to opponents. Can hit first serves with power and accuracy and place the second serve. Tends to over hit on difficult shots. Aggressive net play is common in doubles.
Has good shot anticipation and frequently has an outstanding shot or exceptional consistency around which a game may be structured. Can regularly hit winners or force errors off of short balls and can put away volleys, can successfully execute lobs, drop shots, half volleys and overhead smashes and has good depth and spin on most second serves