Sunday, April 20, 2014

COURT REPORT SPRING 2014


                                        The Cregos are in the lead !
Sharon and Randy Crego
 Despite being sidelined by an injury last year,Sharon Crego has bounced back this year by winning both her matches in the singles and mixed doubles (with husband, Randy). More matches are expected to be played this week as warm weather finally takes hold !
Latest results can be viewed by clicking the Leader Board and Score Board links on the right----------->
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                  League Tennis underway !!

Don Tegler (Singles A) relaxes after a practice session with Jihyuk Han

 League matches have started and League Players who have not begun play have been testing the waters with intense practice sessions and lessons. League Players take the League 
seriously ! Which tennis enthusiast wouldn't ?
Click on Leader Board and Score Board on the right of this screen for details !
'Mystery Coach'  giving match preparatory lesson to League Player

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                   HVIT team in USTA regionals !
The HVIT tennis team led by  League Players Vicki and Kevin Madonna outplayed every team in the Hudson Valley and reached the USTA regional finals to be held in Harrison,NY next month. The HVIT won almost all their matches against a bunch of teams from other clubs. These matches were held throughout the winter.
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         Affordable Tennis Court Act 2014

Well it's that time of the year and it is our civic duty to enlighten League Players regarding court availability.
So here goes:
1.First of all, nets are up at Forsyth Park/ MJM Kingston High School/ Saugerties High School/UCCC.
2.The courts are a bit warped at MJM due to moisture getting under the surface. So expect a few areas where the ball makes a flat sound and does not bounce high.
3.The courts at Saugerties have not been re-surfaced for over 20 years and are worn down.
4.UCCC courts are well surfaced but windy.
5.Forsyth courts are,well....Forsyth courts (even though there are plans to renovate them soon).

1.All courts have scholastic practice till 5 pm until June except on match days on the dates indicated below.
2.Home games indicated in red and generally no courts will be available on these days after 3 p.m.
3.Note: Courts are available all day on away dates.
4. Loughran Park/Rosendale have no scholastic games.
5. MJM (Kingston High School) has scholastic practice till 5 even on away days.
6. All courts available all day on weekends.

In case the above was too complicated,here is the Cliff's Notes version: 
1.On the days marked 'HOME' no courts available after 3 pm.
2. On days marked 'AWAY' courts will be available all day -except for Kingston High School courts.
3. All courts available on weekends.
1. Forsyth Park
Fri04/04/2014AWAY
Tue04/08/2014

HOME

Wed04/09/2014

HOME 

Fri04/11/2014

AWAY

Mon04/14/2014

HOME

Tue04/22/2014

AWAY

Fri04/25/2014

AWAY

Tue04/29/2014

AWAY

Fri05/02/2014

HOME

Tue05/06/2014

HOME


2. Saugerties
Fri04/04/2014HOME 
Mon04/07/2014

AWAY

Tue04/08/2014

AWAY


Fri04/11/2014

HOME


Mon04/14/2014

HOME


Tue04/22/2014

AWAY


Thu04/24/2014

HOME


Tue04/29/2014

AWAY


Fri05/02/2014

HOME


Tue05/06/2014

AWAY





3. UCCC







Tue04/08/2014
HOME


Thu04/10/2014

HOME


Fri04/11/2014

AWAY


Mon04/14/2014

AWAY


Tue04/15/2014

HOME


Tue04/22/2014

HOME


Fri04/25/2014

AWAY


Tue04/29/2014

HOME


Fri05/02/2014

AWAY


Tue05/06/2014

HOME














4. Kingston (MJM) :





Tue04/01/2014
HOME
Thu04/03/2014

AWAY


Mon04/07/2014

HOME


Wed04/09/2014

AWAY


Fri04/11/2014

HOME


Mon04/21/2014

HOME


Wed04/23/2014

AWAY


Fri04/25/2014

AWAY


Fri04/25/2014

HOME


Mon04/28/2014

HOME


Wed04/30/2014

AWAY
Fri05/02/2014

HOME


Mon05/05/2014

AWAY

Wed05/07/2014

AWAY


Fri05/09/2014

HOME














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              Get INSTANT with CONSTANT !





Andrew with dad Bill Constant










     Ulster County Tennis Champion.Andrew Constant, who teaches tennis at Bard College and Rhinebeck Tennis Club is now planning to teach League Players to get them to the next level instantly !
Get INSTANT with CONSTANT !!
Low low rates !!!
$15.00 for an hour of group lessons
$35.00 for an hour of private lesson 
Now that is a steal especially if you can steal a few extra points from your opponent due to your new and improved tennis skills !
Email:     


and say you want to get

INSTANT with CONSTANT !!
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2014 Mid Hudson Tennis League
Francine Wizner has been appointed Brand Ambassador for the
 2014 Mid Hudson Tennis League

Spring is here (see below).  Mid Hudson Tennis draws are out !
 This year we have a new Super Seniors Division for the 60 + age group.  We will also have a 'draw' format with ability to challenge up. 
2 points for winner,1 for loser in super tie-break and 1 bonus point for challenging up and accepting a challenge and 1 bonus point for letting opponent start with a 3-0 lead in each set.

A/B/C levels in Men's/Women's/Mixed.

One fee of $20.00 can get you into unlimited events !

Checks can be sent to:
MHVTA

48, Dewitt Mills Road
Hurley,NY 12443

 Registration ends  3/20/14

Enter now by emailing


Our simple rules:
1. Both opponents bring a can of new or good used balls. Winner keeps unused can.

2. All rounds played within a 2 week window unless BOTH teams agree to arrange an alternate date.

3. Reports scores to Tennis4u@yahoo.co

4. All matches are best of 3 sets with a 10 point super tie-break in lieu of the 3rd set. ( Please play a super tie break even if you have time to play a 3rd set).

5. 2 points for winner/1 point for super tie-break loser/1 additional point for challenging up or accepting challenge from below
 ( e.g. C challenging A or B and B challenging A).

(Additional bonus point for the higher ranked player if  he/she allows a 3-0 lead per set for the lower ranked player).

6. And the most important rule:
        Have fun !!
********************************************************************************      Tennis Health: A series of articles on health and  nutrition for tennis players

                                 The eyes have it

 Ever heard of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or B.D.N.F ? Now you do ! That is a substance that promotes eye health and increased quantities in your system prevents conditions that cause poor eye sight and degenerative conditions of the eye called 'macular degeneration' ( one of the commonest cause of visual impairment in the elderly). In a recent study,it was found that exercise protects the eyes from this condition and increases levels of B.D.N.F.  Another study from 2009 involving 40,000 runners showed they had healthier eyes.
                            Tennis is a great form of exercise and since it involves a lot of visual exercising ( keeping eyes on the ball, making line calls, constant eye movements etc;) as well as physical exercising,it stands to reason that tennis players' eyes stand to benefit. Think about this as you prepare 
to play in the 2014 League !!


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                        Slice 3.0

If you scroll below , you will see 2 different variations of the slice by Rosewall and Federer.  The 3rd version by Andy Roddick is a hybrid of the two. 
 

"Shoulder turn--straight arm--high hand finish"
Roddick's racquet faces only partially skyward and he drives through and across his body  but for League players,there are just 3 things to observe that will revolutionize your slice :
1. STRAIGHT ARM while hitting.
2. High finish.
3. The 3rd thing -not shown in the picture is AIM LOW.
By aiming for the net cord or just an inch above the net you will avoid the risk of a floating slice sailing out.
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                    The Eastern Phoebe
The Eastern Phoebe is a tiny,nondescript brown bird that heralds the start of Spring. "The Eastern Phoebe, known as one of the season’s first harbingers, is flitting in the trees", said Harry Maas, president of  New York City Audbon.
                      What does this signify for League Players ?
1. Spring is here !
2. The groundhog was right.
3. 2014 Mid Hudson Tennis League will start soon !

And in case League Players want to spot the Eastern Phoebe,here is what the birdie looks like:


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More tennis players are drinking chocolate milk after a strenuous work out
 Chocolate milk is now considered a great recovery drink. When you play a long match the tissues get parched and depleted. Several studies have shown that chocolate milk has the right blend of proteins,carbs and calcium and gets absorbed quickly. The muscle proteins and glycogen gets replenished and recovery is faster. The tissues essentially absorb chocolate milk like a sponge and the muscles are able to process the ingredients of chocolate milk quickly.So all the carbs and protein lost during a match is replaced and the muscle recovers. This also reduces injury subsequently. 
Of course, it is important to recharge as soon after exercise as possible,preferably within 30 minutes.
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Older players tend to benefit more from calcium and protein replacement

World tennis champions and sponsored Nesquik-athletes Bob and Mike Bryan, along with the Nesquik Bunny, enjoy the great taste of chocolate milk and have since they were kids
The world's # 1 doubles team,the Bryan Brothers, use and endorse chocolate milk for recovery
Chocolate milk containers also have the advantage of  being compact enough to fit in your tennis bag. 

Finally (and our favorite reason),after a tough tennis match loss: what better way to deal with your depression than reaching for something chocolatey ?

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Zen Tennis :a series of articles to help League Players reach tennis Nirvana
                    

This week on Zen Tennis: Playing with heart
"You can have my name,you can have my number ...but you can never have my heart"
                                                      -Theme song from the Bond movie,'Skyfall'.

Even when your opponent is outplaying you can still create a significant impact if you have 'heart'.
Playing with 'heart' means playing  with the intention of winning. The thought of losing is not even an option. Think Jimmy Connors. He played every match like he was going to win.-giving it his 110%.

In order to play with 'heart'. you need to :

1. Get back to back to basics: watch the ball,move your feet,and avoid risky shots.

2. Play each point as if it were match point.

3. Focus on the moment not the aches,the heat or the result.

These 3 things will make you change the fulcrum point of the match and you might even come from behind to win
-again think Jimmy Connors !

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                         Slice Backhand 2.0
2 of the best slicers in the game : Ken Rosewall and Roger Federer show you how to do it:

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 What is common: 
First move: big shoulder turn ? That's what we've been taught but that is deceptive.  Notice  how the front (right) leg has crossed over to turn the body sideways. THAT (foot cross over) is what creates the shoulder turn and not by actually turning the shoulder first.

What is different:

1. Take back: Rosewall's is below shoulder level with the racquet facing the sky...Federer's is above the shoulder with the racquet facing the net.

2. Impact: Rosewall's racquet goes from facing the sky to facing the net at the point of impact...Federer's racquet stays facing the net.

3.Follow through : Rosewall hits through the ball and finishes high...Federer hits across his body and finishes low.
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                     Love is............
....getting as close as possible to improve your tennis game !
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     The best stringer in town !!
Greg Tellier a.k.a.The Terminator has a firm grasp on racquets and stringing
When you want to re-string your racquet as you begin the 2014 League or want advice on racquets and strings, who you gonna call ? String buster !  The Terminator,of course !! 
  League (Singles A) player Greg Tellier a.k.a. The Terminator busts strings every other day due to his killer forehand but he is also a very popular stringer in the area. Why is he so much in demand ? Because he is very knowledgeable regarding strings and racquets and his rates are very competitive and affordable. 
                                                 The Terminator strings racquets based on players' tennis skills and discusses with them which strings would be best for their game. "I like to help players customize their racquet through weight,balance and strings", he says," and every player is different as they have different playing styles". 
 So the next time you pop a string, don't fret--just contact :
The Terminator at  
gjtellz09@hotmail.com !!
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            Pussy Riot ...and League Players
 
Pussy Riot is a Russian punk band that made headlines recently after they were arrested and thrown in jail for their public protests against the government's heavy handed authoritarian ways.
                                                   Though,their music consists
 of shrill ,Grammy unworthy material and their faces are always hidden under balaclavas , their philosophy of standing up to perceived injustice is laudable.
                                                  What does this have to do with League Players ? We recently received a letter from a fellow tennis player in neighboring Orange County lamenting the fact that the authorities have decided to close the Orange County Park  tennis courts because they were 'underutilized' and divert tax dollars elsewhere. This may be a sign of  shape of things to come and we cannot afford to have our public courts abandoned while money is freely granted for other sports like baseball and skateboard parks.
                                                     So let us take a page out of  Pussy Riot's book and join in, letting the authorities know that we will stand up as one tennis fraternity, if our freedom to play tennis is threatened.
Senator John Bonacic ( an ardent tennis player ) is spearheading this effort to save those courts. So write him and other county officials listed below and help our fellow tennis players in Orange County.  
JRamppen@orangecountygov.com    
SNeuhaus@orangecountygov.com   
bonacic@senate.state.ny.us

Let us be the local Pussy Riot !!
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                                         2014 Mid Hudson Tennis League


1. Sign ups start March 1st  and ends March 20th.                                                                                      
2. Play begins April 1st and ends November 1st                                                                                          
3.Events are men's/women's A/B/C singles/doubles/mixed                                                                           
and New Super senior division ( 60 years and above)                     4. A draw will be made and you will have 2 weeks to finish  your match. 
( Exceptions can be made if your opponent agrees-and you need to finish all your matches by November)                                                   
5. You will still be able to challenge 10 places above your level for bonus points                                           
6. Matches are best of 3 tie-break sets with a super tie-break in lieu of 3rd set                                            
7. Points: 
 2 for winner/1 for STB loser/1 for challenging or accepting challenge                                                                 Finally:                                                                                                
   8. Registration fees : $ 20.00    sent to                                                                                                                       
Mid Hudson Valley Tennis Association                                    
 48, Dewitt Mills Road, Hurley,
 NY 12443                                             


Draws will be posted at the end of March
You call your opponent and play your match within a 2 week window. It's that simple !!
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