Tennis

Tennis Program Procedures

In the interest of achieving greater transparency with respect to the Club’s tennis program, the Tennis Committee has prepared a document setting out all the procedures for court use, league play, social and other Club events. It can be accessed by clicking HERE. In addition, useful information can be found in the following sections.


Tennis Committee Meeting Minutes

Click HERE to view the April minutes.
Click HERE to view the March minutes.
Click HERE to view the February minutes.

 

Competitive League Play


Men's Teams 

Peace River 50+ League:
A3 (highest level of play), B2, B4 and B5 (lowest level of play)
are the IYC teams. Click HERE for the league website.


Women's Teams

Charlotte County Women's League:
2.5 (lowest level of play), 3.0, 3.5, and 3.5+ (highest level of play) teams.
Click HERE for the league website.

Charlotte County 50+ Women's Tennis League: 3.0 and 3.5 teams.
Click HERE for the league website.
 
If you are interested in League Play, contact Rainer Ruhland at (941) 258-2868 or info@esm-targetline.com.



Social Clinics

Welcome to all who would like to play tennis! Tennis is available for everyone including beginners and returning players, plus it's free! Need more information or have a question? Contact Margaret Seter at margaret121@comcast.net or (631) 871-4279.

 

Private Lessons

Rates are $70/hour or $40/half-hour. Clinics are at the hourly rate divided equally among the participants. To schedule a lesson or to inquire about a lesson or a clinic, contact Rainer Ruhland at (941) 258-2868 or info@esm-targetline.com.

 

Skills Evaluation

Don't know where you fit in? Schedule a 15 minute evaluation with Rainer Ruhland, free of charge! This evaluation will inform you where you will fit in best for league play or the best way to get started.



Reserving Court Time

Court time may be reserved by any Club member up to eight (8) days in advance by clicking HERE

New players must first register at "Reserve My Court." First click on Login at the top of the page, then "Create an account" choose Isles Yacht Club as the facility. Contact the office or RMC Coordinator Reg Brooks if you need any assistance.
 
If you are unable to use the court you reserved, please cancel your reservation.



Ball Machine 

The ball machine can be reserved through Reserve My Court by checking the box for “Ball Machine” under “Amenities” in the Reservation Setup Wizard after selecting your court. Note that the machine can only be used on Court 4.
 
The machine can be plugged into an outlet at the south end of Court 4 facing the marina. Due to the length of the cord, the machine should be placed approximately 4 feet behind the middle marker on the service line with the handles and controls facing the marina. The on-off switch is on the right side of the machine facing the court. If you want to use the machine and don’t know how, ask someone who does, and they can help you.
 
The ball machine cannot be used in the rain or when the courts or tennis balls are wet. 

 

Court Cleaning

After every use, players should groom the courts by sweeping with the drag brushes. To the extent possible, please sweep lengthwise along the side, base, and service lines.

Our preferred method is to follow a coil pattern which goes around the outside of each court along the fence circling inward until ending in the middle of the service line. This will help keep the Har-Tru evenly distributed and minimize disturbing the tapes. Be sure to groom the whole court right out to the fences to bring the Har-Tru back on the courts as rain and improper grooming tend to push the Har-Tru to the sides and off the playing area.

Additionally, the first users of a court each day should drag the court before use with the wire brush to remove mildew and agitate the surface, using the pattern described above.

Click HERE to view a diagram.



Court Maintenance

The courts will be in heavy use through the season and that makes court maintenance a challenge. If you observe any safety issue, such as "raised" tapes, please report the problem to either the Dockmaster or the front office.



Court Hours

Tennis Courts open at 7:30 a.m. from May to September and 8:00 a.m. from October to April.

 

Night Play

Please turn the lights on and off when playing at night.

Tennis Camera Links

PASSWORD: iyc123
 

Tennis Committee
2022/2023

Patrick Grady, Chair
Jayne Johns, Secretary
Shirla Cesari, Treasurer
Mary Kay Alexander
Lena Aquilla
Dan Caldwell
Kate Carney
Tom Jackson
Ann Pfister-Brown
Doug Smith
Gerry Smith
Chris Taylor
Bob Ufer
Pam Weyrauch

Non-Voting Members
Patricia Mixson, Board Liaison and Past Chair

Reg Brooks, RMC Coordinator
Margaret Seter, New Member Liaison
Skip Mansfield, Member Emeritus