We are in the process of determining what social activities can be organized at the club during the 2022 season. Come back for updates about Monday round robins, club tournaments, Team Tennis club league, and club ladder.
A great way to meet people is to come out to our friendly round robin, which is held on Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. Register with the attendant, and get ready to play three sets with different players. If you show up early, there may be groups forming up or already playing. You are encouraged to ask if you can join a group that needs players. Take note of those who play at a similar level to yours, and ask them for a game.
A tennis ladder is a system for ranking a group of players. It is also a great way to meet new players and have a lot of fun. In a tennis ladder, players are arranged like rungs of a ladder. Players challenge one another to a match. As a player wins or loses, the player moves up or down in position on the ladder. The goal of the tennis ladder is to be at the top.
This is our House League, both competitive and social tennis at their best. There will be 4 teams of 4 players, with each playing playing the other teams in a round-robin format for the club title. Each team includes 4 players of different levels of play, ranked 1 through 4. The Team Tennis organizers make sure that the teams are balanced and of, roughly, equal skill. But we all know that, in crucial moments, passion, focus and doubles chemistry come through. So skill is a factor, but not always a deciding one. There may be a trial session if more than 16 players register. Speaking of registration, you can sign up for Team Tennis on the early-bird registration weekend, or at the clubhouse thereafter.
Each summer, we organize two tournaments for club members: Masters Tournament (50+ year old players) and Open Tournament (18+ year old players). The tournament registration is announced in the club newsletter. Players register by email or by signing up on paper forms at the club. For details, see the Tournaments page.
The NCTA (National Capital Tennis Association) Summer Mixed Leagues consist of highly-competitive interclub matches. The participating clubs register 6-player teams, playing men's doubles, ladies -- doubles and mixed doubles each week, alternating between home and away games. This is an invitation-only activity, as the team captain (a volunteer club member who puts a lot of time and energy into organizing our team) has the freedom of choosing the players for our team.