Tara Woods has lots of opportunities for you to play tennis. From Beginner to Intermediate, and on to Advanced, and even for those who just want to learn to play, there are plenty of opportunities available for you to get in the game.
For more information, you can contact Greg Girard at 239-888-9135.
We have “Mixed Doubles” tennis on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from 9:00 – 10:30 AM. This is open to all levels of tennis players. We all mix together – the Intermediate players and the Advanced players. All four courts are reserved on these three mornings, as we usually have a good turnout of players. There is no need to sign up to play; just show up at the courts and you will be welcomed to join in.
Our Round Robins are now scheduled on the fourth Saturday of the month, starting at 9:00 AM. The dates for our Round Robins are as follows: November 26, 2022. There is no Round Robin in December. For 2023, the dates are: January 28, February 25, and March 25. These Round Robins are a lot of fun, so be sure to sign up to play so you don’t miss out on all the action. Generally, the sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board by the tennis courts around the first of that month.
Ed Sandre is our Tennis Association President, and Greg Girard is our Vice President. Our Treasurer is Mary Sandre, and our Secretary is Janice Johnston. All four Tennis Association positions are open at this time. If you are interested, just check with any of the Officers.
The first meeting of the Tennis Association was held on Saturday, November 26, 2022, after our first Round Robin.
We don't meet in December, but we plan to have a Tennis Association Meeting on January 28, February 25, and March 25, 2023, after the Round Robins.
All tennis players are encouraged to join the Tennis Association; annual dues are $5.00 per person.
League Tennis for the 2022-2023 Season:
Women's League: We will have a Women’s Team representing Tara Woods for this season. Trish Martell is the Captain.
Men's League: We will have two White Teams. Ed Sandre and Roger Rafferty are the White Team Captains.
We will also have one Blue Team. Frank Neveu is the Blue Team Captain.
League matches are played every week, with some matches at home while other matches are played at neighboring communities. The teams’ schedules are posted on the bulletin board by the courts.
The Women's Team plays on Thursday mornings. When playing at home, the matches start at 10:00 AM. The away matches vary in starting time.
The two Men’s White Teams play on Tuesdays at 1:30 PM.
The Men’s Blue Team plays on Thursdays at 1:30 PM.
The men sometimes start their matches early, so you may want to be at the courts early if you don’t want to miss the start of the match.
Being a Spectator
If you want to see some great tennis action, you should come out to the courts when the league matches are being played – either here in Tara Woods or at our neighboring communities. Spectators are always welcome and very much appreciated, so come out to the courts and cheer on your Tara Woods team.
Court Time Scheduling
The Mixed Doubles playing time and the Team Practices and Team Matches take up some of the court time, but there are still plenty of times when the tennis courts are available for your use. There is a Tennis Court Reservation Schedule posted on the bulletin board by the courts for anyone to sign up for court time.
Tara Woods has a Tennis Ball Machine which is a great tool for anyone wanting to improve their style of play. You can have lifetime access to the Ball Machine for a one-time fee of $25.00.
Tennis lessons are available for beginners eager to learn the game or for those players who just want to improve their tennis skills. Call Fred Puhlfuerst at 239-731-1552.
This Tennis Information page is a work in progress and is submitted by Linda Engel.
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