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Adult Tennis Programs

MVPA Adult Tennis

Chair Erik Milito, militoe@api.org, 202-374-8010

The 2019 tennis season is fast approaching and there are several changes to announce. New board member, Erik Milito, has taken on Tennis Chair, replacing Sherrie Burdick who we thank for heading tennis the past few years. We’re also pleased to announce we now have a men’s team Captain – Steve Denis.  Women’s team coaches, Irene Smith and Julie Auletta, have stepped down as Co-Captains and we have 2 members who’ve stepped up to become the new Co-Captains: Delight Balducci delight@mac.com and Bridget Hoelzel bridget.hoelzel@gmail.com.  We thank Julie and Irene for their many years organizing women’s tennis!

TENNIS COURT CLEAN-UP AND NETWORKING ON MAY 5TH:  Please join us on Sunday, May 5th, from 11 am until 2 pm to work on cleaning up the tennis courts and the area around the courts.  We will be providing pizza for lunch.  We will also use this as an opportunity to get to know each other and network.  Please let Erik know if you plan to join us.

MVPA TENNIS COACHES:  We’re also pleased to announce this year’s coaches:  veteran coaches Mia Elsheikh and Aiden Kiernan and new addition and long-time junior team member Mike Oelschlager.  Along with coaching the junior team all three coaches are available for junior or adult group clinics and private and semi-private lessons. Please check with the coaches directly to arrange lesson times and then pay in advance on line with Member Splash. Make sure you give a receipt to the instructor at the time of the lesson.

NEW TENNIS BALL MACHINE!  All team leaders will have access to our new ball machine to use for team practices.  We are also working on a system for adults to check out the machine for use with the front gate – stay tuned for details on that.

WOMEN’S TENNIS TEAMCo-Captains: Delight Balducci delight@mac.com and Bridget Hoelzel bridget.hoelzel@gmail.com. Please check back soon for information on team schedule and activities.

MEN’S TENNIS TEAM – Chair, Steve Denis, steve.denis@gmail.com

 Thank you to Steve Denis for stepping up to man the helm!  Weekly tennis plus beer and doubles socials.  Join the singles ladder to challenge yourself and network with other players. If you would like to join the men’s team contact Steve Denis, steve.denis@gmail.com

STROKE OF THE WEEK – ADULT Co-ed Returns!– 2 Clinics-Beginner & Advanced   Plus NEW Junior Stroke of the Week, for players over 12!

Beginner and Advanced Adult Stroke of the Week coed clinics for adults only (age 18+) focus on a different stroke each week for 5 weeks on Thursday evenings beginning June 20 and ending July 25 (no class July 4) from 6:30-7:30pm for beginners and 7:30-8:30pm for Experienced players.  Strokes are: forehand, backhand, volley, serve and overhead.  The maximum number of participants is 12 per court/per instructor. The instructor feeds balls to 2 lines of players on one side of court during practice drills. Followed by playing out points.   Advanced Stroke may use the Ball machine to facilitate the drills. Junior Stroke of the week follows the same format as adult stroke but, is intended for Teen age players over the age of 12. Register and pay online starting May 1st:  https://mtvpa.com/tennis/adult-tennis/tennis-stroke-of-the-week/

TENNIS COURT RESERVATIONSSign up on the reservation sheets posted on the right side of the main gate.  Court 1 is an open court except for matches and practices.

Adult Players Contact List

Coming soon

Stroke of the Week

Due to popular demand, Stroke of the Week is back for 2019.  Beginning May 1, register here: Stroke of the Week registration.

Adult Round Robins

Coming soon