7/19 Court News from Karen (Woodstock Open is coming!)

I’m happy to announce a TENNIS ELBOW TALK by Jamie Dreyer, the best selling author of “Tennis Elbow Treatment” at the club Saturday, July 22 at 11 AM. This talk is free. If you would like to attend, send Karen an email. During this brief clinic, you will learn :

  • What tennis elbow is and what causes it
  • Why RICE can help in the moment but does nothing  long term
  • The ONE EXERCISE clinically proven to heal tennis elbow once and for all
  • Which racquets are the worst for tennis elbow

Woodstock Open is coming. Get details entry form in “2017 Forms” post.


I’ve had a few complaints lately about noisy dogs distracting players. While we don’t enforce a strict no dog policy, I think that common sense is the best policy.  Continue reading 7/19 Court News from Karen (Woodstock Open is coming!)

Tournament Results

Congratulations to all, including our winners and finalists…

MS: Rains Jordan def. Paul Solis-Cohen 6-2, 6-1
WS: Nok North def. Andrea Grunblatt 6-2, 6-2
XD: Jerry Habib/Sharon Crego def. Elin Posner/Jerry Kalmus 6-1, 6-0
WD: Nok North/Dana Patton def. Vivienne Hodges/Sharon Crego 6-4, 6-2
MD: Gary Stern/Kenny Bock def. Brad Dunn/Larry Lux 6-3, 6-4

Court News – 6/24

Member’s Only Tournament draws are posted at the club. Remember that most matches are held in the afternoons. Bring a can of balls to leave with the winner(s). Contact Steve or Mitch for any problems or concerns.

Saturday July 1st, 12-3PM, is our “4th of July” Party and Round Robin! This is a POT LUCK Party. The club will be providing a green salad, a potato salad and Cole slaw. We will also BBQ hamburgers and hot dogs and provide seltzers and soda.

Alice Goodman and Patricia Mitchell need volunteers to help pull together the August 8th Breast Cancer Fundraiser. To help, please contact Alice at alicegoodman07@gmail.com.  It’s an amazing night, but it doesn’t happen by itself.

Please be sure to sign in (every time) before you play.

Please sweep at least 6-8 feet behind the baseline, not just to the baseline.

Please do not change the hose setup near the water fountain – it waters our beautiful gardens.

Coffee is now available in the clubhouse.

The next USTA Match is Tuesday evening, June 27th at 6 PM. The team will use courts 1-4 during this time.

Court News

Zena Road from Van Dale to Route 212 is closed for repairs for 4-6 weeks.

The Member’s Only Tournament runs from Saturday June 24 to Sunday, July 2. Applications are on the desk and below (PDF).  If you are gone an entire weekend we cannot accept your application.  Entry deadline is  Wed, June 21.

The Ulster County Tournament registration forms are available below (PDF). The courts at Forsyth Park are being redone so it will be a great year to compete.

The Facebook Page – a great way to communicate, look for tournament partners, subs or players for your games. Please “like” our Page and follow us by clicking the Facebook link at left.

Court Etiquette – Our rules are fairly loose compared to most clubs but basic tennis etiquette must be observed:

  • Men have to keep their shirts on.
  • Proper shirts for women i.e. no sports bras as shirts.
  • Proper tennis sneakers, always.
  • Do not go out onto a court to take it over (if players are already playing)  if not all your players are present. Why disturb them if you are not ready to play?
  • Keep cell phone use to a minimum and turn it off when playing.
  • No cursing, yelling, screaming or constant chatter from one baseline to the other. If you want to have a conversation while playing, take a break and sit on the bench and talk. Voices carry.
  • Do not cross over a court that is being used i.e. do not cross over on Court 1 to get to 2 – use the gate.
  • If you have a guest, please tell the Desk Person BEFORE you go out onto the court, not after.

Breast Cancer Fundraiser!   Tuesday August 8th.   Save the date!

(From Alice Goodman, Co-Director)

Last year’s Breast Cancer Options was a resounding success. Fun tennis drills, great food, an auction… We made more than $2500 for the Breast Cancer Options over and above our costs. Patricia Mitchell  and I would like to run the event again this year. To do this, we  need your help. Please email alicegoodman07@gmail.com  if you are willing to:

  1. help the day of the event setting up and cleaning up
  2. help getting donations for the auction
  3. help picking up some supplies

and of course talk up the event with your friends and get them to attend.  It will be a bargain at $40.00 for  1.5 hours of tennis drills with a pro, dinner and wine.  Sign up will be in mid-July.

Lessons: Steve, Karen and Mitch are ready and willing to help you improve your game, so email or call for private, semi-private or  group lessons!  We can be reached at:

Karen : karengill8@aol.com or 917-841-2468

Steve : 845-657-6004

Mitch : 541-914-1728 or tpro105@aol.com

USTA 3.0 Match on Tuesday, June 13 at 6PM, using courts 1-4 from 6 pm till dusk. Come cheer them on – they are currently in 2nd place!