Wednesday, April 15, 2015

COURT REPORT SPRING/SUMMER 2015

                      Court Time
With the advent of the scholastic season,here is an overview of court usage ( or court denial to League Players) for the coming weeks*:
*A few pointers:
1. On HOME game days (marked in red) courts will not be available from 3 pm to dusk
2. On AWAY games (marked in black) courts will be available all day
3. On all other days courts will not be available till 5 pm due to practice.
4. Kingston High courts will be unavailable till 5.30-6.00 pm on practice days.
5. Courts are available during weekends and during the day
6. Some 'hidden'courts like Loughran Park(Kingston), Hurley Park(Hurley) and Andy Mill Park (Woodstock) are always available and not used much.

1. Kingston
Wed04/15/2015


Mon04/20/2015





Tue04/21/2015





Wed04/22/2015





Fri04/24/2015





Mon04/27/2015





Wed04/29/2015




Fri05/01/2015





Mon05/04/2015





Thu05/07/2015





Fri05/08/2015






2.Saugerties

Wed04/15/2015


Fri04/17/2015





Tue04/21/2015





Fri04/24/2015





Tue04/28/2015





Fri05/01/2015





Tue05/05/2015





Thu05/07/2015







3. UCCC







Fri04/17/2015



Tue04/21/2015





Fri04/24/2015





Tue04/28/2015





Fri05/01/2015





Tue05/05/2015





Fri05/08/2015







 

4. Forsyth Park 









Thu04/16/2015

Mon 04/20/2015





Tue04/21/2015





Fri04/24/2015





Tue04/28/2015





Fri05/01/2015





Tue05/05/2015





Fri05/08/2015
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                   Good cop,bad cop

The police have been getting a bad rap these past few months. 
To reverse that trend we asked the advice of a canine police sergeant stationed at New York's Grand Central Station to help League Players. 
Watch his demo below and let this good cop make you a bad cop on the tennis court:

1. Always be alert:

Never let your guard down. Be alert and on the lookout for opportunity to attack.

2. Recognize:
Sharpen your skills by playing more matches and attacking tennis. This will help you recognize when your opponent is vulnerable.

3. Get ready to pounce:
Make your move : Go to the net or hit a drop shot/lob/passing shot/hard ground stroke -anything to  finish the point.

By being alert and always waiting for opportunity,you can change the context of the game in your favor.
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        Empty courts (gasp !) on a 60 degree Sunday !!!
Until The Terminator arrives...
Greg Tellier aka The Terminator wants to lead by example....
Says he:"The League has officially started !
Get on the court and play !!"

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When to play a let (...and when not to)



A let is generally a serve or point played over due to interference.

1. Serve let: This is the commonest form of a let. When a serve hits  the net and then rolls into the correct service box,it is a do-over of the serve in question..

2. First serve : If  interference occurs during a second serve causing an undue delay then the server gets two serves.

3. Any interference when the server has started the service swing entitles the server to 2 serves.

4. Ball interference: If a ball or other object rolls into the court during play interfering with play,either player can call a let and the server is entitled to 2 serves. (Remember it has to interfere with play. When your opponent has a put away shot at the net,and a ball rolls behind him,you could call a let but most people would not as the ball would not have interfered with the put away shot.)

5. Player : If a serve hits the net cord and hits a player or his partner on the fly,it is a let. 

When not to play a let:

1. Outside interference: As in loud spectators,babies crying or  sirens going off.

2. If a serve hits the receiver or partner (without hitting the net first) the point goes to the server.

3. If a ball rolls on the court between 1st and 2nd serves: As per USTA rules,the time taken to clear a ball from the playing area is not considered basis for getting two serves.

4. If the event did not actually interfere with play. 

5. If an out call is reversed,the player who made the wrong call loses the point. ( 'Let's play it over' is against the rules. )
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   This never happens to our Super Senior League Players.....


      Super Senior sign ups in progress for the
              2015 Mid Hudson Tennis League . Please sign up soon !                               
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How to make things happen on the tennis court
There are 3 types of tennis players:
Those who don't know what happened,
Those who wait for things to happen,
And those who make things happen.
                                            -Anon
Even though most matches are won on the number of errors rather than winners, the 'winningest' players turn things around to their advantage. They play a proactive instead of a reactive role in deciding their fate. In other words they take their game to their opponent and challenge them to play better. They do not wait for their opponent to make an error-they force them to.This is especially true in the closing stages of a match or when the match is evenly poised.

1. Go for it : 
Take a chance randomly

 Every now and then try to hit an ace or a winning return. This is a good strategy to tilt the scales. You might just hit the perfect shot and win an important point.
2. Keep your opponent on the move: 
Wear down your opponent

You will be testing his/her conditioning as well as not letting them set up for a shot.
3. Get to the net:
Play the net when you get your opponent on the run

Send the message: "Pass me if you can'. Even if you do get passed it will still put pressure on your opponent to come up with the shot.

4. Don't play defensively : 
Defensive tennis can lose tight matches

Play to win rather than not to lose.
Hit with intent. As you hit more aggressive shots many of them will go in and force errors from your opponent.
5.Body language: 
Bad body language
Good body language
                                     
Theories abound regarding how this works but it does. Pumping yourself up on court will keep you playing aggressively.

 Don't wait and hope for your opponent's error. Go and get it !!
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             An impassioned plea from Roger Federer

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                  2015 Tennis League Brand Ambassador
                        
 Brand Ambassador Francine Wizner ( Sponsored by Bolle)
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                 What is wrong with these pictures ?


Correct answer : Tennis courts with NO tennis players.

League Players,let's populate the tennis courts this year by playing in the 2015 Mid Hudson Tennis League !!
Email: 
to register.
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           2015 Mid-Hudson Tennis League  
FLEX LEAGUE: Play when and where you want !!

4 events: Singles/ Doubles/ Mixed Doubles/Challenger*
4 divisions: Men/Women/Mixed/Super Seniors
4 levels: A/B/C/Challenger*
1 league:
The 2015 Mid Hudson Tennis League
Signups start: March 25, 2015
Matches begin: April 15, 2015
Matches end : November 1, 2015
Fee: $20.00 per person (unlimited events)
Payable to: Mid Hudson Valley Tennis Association
                    48, Dewitt Mills Road, Hurley, NY 12443
Email : tennis4u@yahoo.com  to register
* CHALLENGER: Challenge players above your level and get a 3-0 game lead and they get only one serve!!
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