GAYLORD AREA TENNIS FUN AND LEAGUES FORMING
Gaylord – Alpine Regional Tennis Association (ARTA) announces that Summer tennis league registration begins May 1 for area men and women at the new Otsego County Sportsplex Tennis Center in Gaylord. League play begins June 4 and ends August 27. While tennis experience is required, players do not have to be USTA ranked to enjoy the leagues for competitive play. The ladies’ league will play Mondays beginning at 5pm and the men’s league will play at 5pm on Tuesdays. Cost for the leagues is $75 which includes 13 weeks of court time, plus a reduced ARTA membership fee.
Whether you wish to be a regular league player, or be a substitute player on occasion, contact Women’s League organizer Laura Hansmann at 989 619 2629, or Men’s League organizer Dave Leonardson at 989 732 7724, to be included on the league player listing.
Dave Johnson, ARTA Board member and USPTR tennis pro, is offering new ARTA members two free group clinics to get your season started right. Also for all ARTA members, Dave is offering a free 20-minute stroke analysis.
Other Summer tennis activities with Johnson include regular tennis skill building activities with youth and adult individual or group lessons, and Strokes and Strategies hitting clinics on Monday and Wednesday mornings 10-11 am. Cardio tennis workouts with upbeat music are held every Thursday 6:30-7:30pm, with the first cardio clinic free to newcomers.
For those who wish to learn the game, or who played at one time and want to brush up their skills, they can join Start/Restart in June with Johnson.
A Ribbon Cutting ceremony and picnic celebration that will be held on May 24 at 5pm at the new Otsego County Sportsplex Tennis Center, with a special dedication of one of the courts in memory of Dr. Michael J Moir. The public is invited to join in the fun, and bring their tennis shoes and racquets.
Email ARTA at gaylordarta1@gmail for more tennis activity details or visit www.gaylordtennis.com.