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Adult Tennis Programs

MVPA Adult Tennis Teams

Men’s Team

MVPA would love to have a men’s team re-start this 2018 season. If you have interest in leading it, please contact Chair Sherrie Burdick, ssburdick@yahoo.com, 703.717.1258.

All team leaders will have access to our new ball machine to use for team practices.

Women’s Team

Co-Captains, Julie Auletta, 703.765.1177 + Irene Smith, 703.799.1214.

The MVPA Women’s Tennis Team is open to advanced, intermediate, and advanced beginner players, age 17 and older. Team members enjoy the fun and social benefits of the team and the game. Some team members participate in competitive play, but competitive play is not required to be a member. Practices begin mid-May (May 15) on Tuesday evenings from 7 pm to 8:30-9:00pm.

 Joining the Team

We welcome new team members and encourage you to join us at any time. The earlier in the season you join, the more likely you will be able to participate in league play, if you are interested. If you are thinking about joining or just have some questions, please contact one of our 2018 co-captains, Irene Smith, Irene.Smith@dla.mil or Julie Auletta, juliea1030@gmail.com, for more information or simply stop by one of our scheduled practices or mixers. Tennis racquet and appropriate court footwear are required.

 League Play

Our team is a member of the Mt. Vernon Community Tennis (MVCT) League, which consists of 7 local teams (including us). League matches are generally played on Friday mornings, beginning at 8:00 am (or 7 am when really hot), from mid-June through mid-July.

For those who work during the day, league matches are scheduled in the evening or weekend. Participation in league play is not required for team membership.  The 2018 schedule is under development so please check the bulletin boards and website for it once the Park opens.

 Weekly Practice

Our team practices on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 pm beginning on May 15th. Practices are open to all team members. Team practice is structured primarily around doubles play, with similarly skilled players grouped together as much as possible. Like last year, we hope to have our tennis coaches help us with drills during the first part of our weekly practice.

For Beginners – Beginners are welcome.  Team membership does not include much formal instruction beyond weekly tips/drills from the MVP tennis coaches.  Players looking for more formal instruction should take advantage of Stroke of the Week – fill out online Registration Form here.  Sessions will be held on Thursday evenings in late June and early July.

Adult Players Contact List

Coming soon

Stroke of the Week

If there is interest, 2 clinics, one for beginners and one for experienced players will be offered for 5 weeks in late June through mid July in the evenings. Beginners are welcome.  Team membership does not include much formal instruction beyond weekly tips/drills from the MVP tennis coaches.  Players looking for more formal instruction should take advantage of Stroke of the Week Clinic.  It will give you a chance to learn or sharpen you tennis skills.  Areas of focus will include Forehand, Backhand, Serve and Volley. Check back May 15 for more details and online registration.

Adult Round Robins

Coming soon