Tennis Palooza 2019 was a fantastic event and the pictures that follow will prove it! By the numbers: over 4 days we had 178 entries between 139 players, 14 raffle prizes, 5 breweries, 3 food trucks, 2 clothing vendors, 2 50/50 raffle winners, 2 nights of live music and a whole lot of fun!! The weather was nice and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. We collected many racquets for the Colorado Youth Tennis Foundation Racquets for All program and about 100 pairs of shoes for the Soles4Souls charity. It’s heartwarming (and much appreciated) that so many participants donated to those who are considered less fortunate.
NJTC’s new League Coordinators, Jessica and Laura, will be conducting our annual, mandatory captain meetings as listed below. Captains and co-captains need to attend one of these two meetings. USTA changes, updates for court usage at the ATC for League play and the new password to the Captains page on our website will be discussed. For 2019 there will also be a new process in place for connecting players with teams with the hope that everyone who wants to play in a league, can.
Saturday February 9th at 10:30am
Tuesday February 19th at 6:30pm
Your North Jeffco Tennis Club has been awarded the
E.L. Griffey Award
Organization of the Year
by USTA Colorado
And not only did your diligent board accomplish this feat, but while in a
year of transition and expecting a drop in membership, they actually
increased our membership over 10% from the past several years to 386
Read more about it in this month’s Newsletter!
Sign Up Now! Registration extended until 9/9
|Consolation is included, so everyone is guaranteed 2 matches. We’ll make exceptions for Colorado State Open players for one 4×4 event.|
Check out the agenda with a weekend full of excitement for players and spectators.
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.
Draws will be posted 9/11
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.
Here are some photographs from the day
The Apex Tennis Center has an indoor tennis structure!
The ATC construction continues on.
Read more on our 1st club newsletter (see page 12)
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 email@example.com. 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!