Don’t be intimidated, it’s the same game just shorter sets. Here are the easy rules (and we’ll have courtside volunteers to assist):
FAST4 Tennis Rules Overview
First to four games wins – It doesn’t matter how you get there, just make sure you do before your opponent does!
Tiebreaker at 3 game all – At 3 games all a tiebreak is played to 5 points. A deciding point will be played at 4 points all.
No ad scoring – If the score reaches deuce, it’s a sudden death point. The receiver chooses which side to take the serve on. This also applies in doubles with the receiving pair deciding who receives the serve. However the pair cannot change positions. In mixed doubles the player of the same gender shall receive.
Don’t play lets – Some FAST4 rules actually play lets, but we are not in this tournament since it causes more issues than it’s worth!
All finals matches are standard 2/3 sets w/ Coman tiebreaks.
A set of beautiful Belgian Beer Glasses go to each champion!!! And raffle prizes are going all weekend long.
Our friends at the Lakewood Tennis Association invited NJTC and even challenged us to play against them at Lakewood Park (Kipling and Alameda). Lakewood always does it right, so good food and drink was in good supply. This inaugural annual challenge was a morning event starting at 8am on a beautiful day. Lakewood ended up winning the event and the coveted trophy.
The new indoor tennis courts at the Apex Tennis Center are opening in January 2018, and block time is now available for purchase to all interested players! Permanent court time consists of two 15-week sessions: Jan-Apr. and Sep.-Dec.
BENEFITS OF PERMANENT COURT TIME (PCT)
It’s guaranteed. Permanent court time gives you a regular time to play. The court is yours…no phone call or checking online to see if a court might be available.
It’s convenient. You select your day and time, whether it be an hour and a half, or two hours. Plan for the entire indoor season.
It’s your group. Once you have secured your time slot, invite your friends, teammates, family, or tennis nemesis to join you for a session, or all season.
It’s flexible. If your schedule changes, you can sell or give away your court time. It’s prepaid, so it’s yours to do what you’d like with.
It’s social. The Apex Tennis Center will be a gathering place for tennis enthusiasts. Be a part of the awesomeness!
It’s affordable. Not charging membership fees or guest fees reduces costs for all players. A true pay-to-play model.
PCT RULES AND REGULATIONS
Interested players may purchase either 1 or 2-time slots.
Available time slots are 1.5 or 2 hours in length.
Your slot is good for the entire 2018 indoor season only. We will not be grandfathering times, they will be reset for the 2019 season.
Lots of dirt is being brought in and compacted to even out the landscape. Existing outdoor courts are being prepped to allow for electrical and post tensioned framing. Youth and adult lessons, camps, drills, TANS, and private lessons continue on at courts within the city. Signs should always be posted, when courts are reserved, but on occasion, signs have gone missing or our pro’s scheduled a spur of the moment lesson. Thank you for moving, should you be asked, when not involved with a league match.
Continue to leave phone messages at the Arvada Tennis Center 303-420-1210 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. I return calls once or twice a day and on weekends when it has impact on scheduled leagues play. Racquet stringing operations are transitioning over to the Racquetball and Fitness Center and you can purchase balls, overwraps, and dampeners. RFC staff is learning more about tennis each day, so thank you for supplying as much information as you can, when dropping off a racquet or needing to make a purchase. We’ll always call if we have questions about your stringing request.
Great job dropping off high school keys immediately following your match when playing during the day, or by 8 am the morning following an evening match. Daytime players count on this! The Racquetball and Fitness Center is open 5:30-9 pm Monday – Thursday; Friday 5:30-7 pm; Saturday 7-1; Sunday 8-1. We are open on July 4th from 8-1. Use dedicated parking spaces when picking up/dropping off keys-thank you for not parking along the curb, in fire lanes or disabled spots-the entrance to our facility is narrow.
As always, please reach out to me with any questions, concerns, suggestions, ideas or offers to help repair nets or blow courts so all can have a great time on the court!
Apex is having a ground-breaking ceremony Friday, May 12th @ 9:00 am at the Arvada Tennis Center. It will be open to the public and we would like to have a big showing of club members. Please RSVP to Katie Groke Ellis at email@example.com.
Remember, Monday May 1st we open registration for our 1st Annual Mountain Getaway Weekend, August 18-20. 64 spots will be available on a 1st come, 1st serve basis to NJTC members only. This will include non member spouses of current members. Any spots not filled by June 1 will be made available to non members. Once 64 spots are full we will create a time stamped wait list.
On the registration form there will be an option to purchase a light weight, extra soft tee shirt with commerative logo. Profits from the sale of these shirts will go towards fundraising efforts by the club. Your support would be greatly appreciated!!
Mark your calendars and join us for what will be a fabulous weekend of tennis, food and friends.