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 Kamakana's Corner 

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USTA League Update
This is the most popular adult tennis activity at the club. Whether you are just starting to compete or a seasoned veteran, we have a team for you! The league is for men and women 19 years of age or older. We participate in Open, Mixed Doubles, Senior and Super Senior league play, all of which culminate in Sectional or National championships. If you are interested in registering for a league team, contact Henry directly.

Henry Kamakana, Tennis Director
tennis@foothills-club.org :: 650.493.3244

 Foothills Senior Tournament Honored 
The Foothills Mid-Peninsula Senior Tennis Championship has been selected to receive a USTA NorCal ACES (Awards Celebrating Excellence in Service) award in the category of Most Outstanding Senior Tournament. An awards ceremony took place in Pleasanton, CA on January 31, 2016.
Congratulations to Foothills event organizers Henry Kamakana and Bill Johnston for this tremendous honor!
 Adult Tennis Clinics 

Tennis 101
Mon. 8:30am

This 1-hour class introduces adults to the fundamentals of tennis, including strokes, footwork, and game rules. Class meets Mondays at 8:30am. The cost is $100 for each 4-week session for members, $120 for non. We need a minimum of 5 people per class and a max of 8.

Tennis 102
Tues. 8:30am

In this 1-hour class beginner players progress further in developing consistent stroke production and footwork. Class meets Tuesdays at 8:30am. The cost is $100 for each 4-week session for members, $120 for non. We need a minimum of 5 people per class and a max of 8. Participants who have not completed Tennis 101 at Foothills should get approval in advance from Terry.

Women's Intermediate/3.0 Clinic
Mon. 9:30am – CLASS ON HOLD

Note: This class is currently on hold due to low sign-ups. Email Terry if you are interested. Get your game going to the next level! This hour-long clinic is Mondays at 9:30am and is open to all women at or near the 3.0 level. We start with 30 minutes of stroke production and doubles strategy, then end with 30 minutes of supervised play.  The cost for each 4-week session is $100 per person for members, $120 for non-members. We need a minimum of 4 participants and will take a maximum of 6.

TRX/Cardio Tennis
Thu. Noon

This is a fun, high-intensity, 1-hour workout that combines TRX, tennis, running, and music. No tennis experience required. Class meets Tuesdays at 9:30am or Thursdays at Noon. The cost is $100 for either 4-week session for members, $120 for non. We need a minimum of 5 people per class and a max of 8.

Click here to download the info sheet and sign-up form for all adult tennis classes. Non-members must sign-up in person. Members can click here to sign up online.


 Fast Facts 
Tennis Office
Please call for court conditions, USTA League info, and lessons

Lesson Sign-up
Head Pro: Henry Kamakana x13
Associate Pro: Susan Zaro x14
Associate Pro: Terry Roundtree x16

7 lighted tennis courts

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 Junior Tennis 

Spring/Winter Fireballs 
(3 Sessions from January 9 - May 25, 2017)

Group tennis lessons for ages 5-16.
Sign-ups for these sessions are for the full session only. Choose any one or two recurring times per week. Register early to secure a space in the class of your choice. Drop-ins will be accepted as space permits but classes with insufficient sign-ups are subject to cancellation. 

Fireballs Winter/Spring 2017 Schedule

Session 1 (7 weeks)
January 9 – February 16
- Mon, Jan 16, No class, MLK Holiday
- Sat, Feb 4 – Outing, Stanford Tennis Match

Session 2 (6 weeks)
February 20 – March 30
- Mon, Feb 20 – Deadline, USTA Spring League
- Fri, Feb 24 – Outing, Rockin Jump
- Sat, Mar 4 – 1st Match, USTA

Session 3 (7 weeks)
April 10 – May 26
- Fri, Apr 7 – Outing, Stanford vs USC
- Fri, May 19 – End of USTA Jr League
- Fri, May 26 – Family Night / Summer Kickoff

Click here to download the info sheet and sign-up form. Non-members must sign-up in person. Members can click here to sign up online. 

Summer Fireballs 
(8 Sessions from June 5 - July 28, 2017)

Group tennis lessons for ages 5-16. 
Sign-ups for these sessions are for the full session only. Click here for more information.

Fireballs Summer 2017 Schedule

Session 1: June 5 - 9
Session 2: 
June 12 - 16
Session 3: 
June 19 - 23
Session 4: 
June 26 - 30
Session 5: 
July 3 - 7*
Session 6: 
July 10 - 14
Session 7: 
July 17 - 21
Session 8: July 24 - 28

Red Ball Camp 

Group tennis lessons for ages 5-8. 
Sign-ups for these sessions are for the full session only. Please contact the main office to signup.

Monday - Thursday
9am - 12pm

Price: $240/members

Summer 2017 Schedule 
Session 1: July 31 - August 3
Session 2: August 7 - 10

Terry Roundtree, Jr. Tennis Director 
jrtennis@foothills-club.org :: 650.493.3244

 Foothills Senior Tournament Recap 
This year’s tournament entries were terrific! We had a total of 147 entrants, including 13 players from Foothills. First time event players Julia Martino and Laura Roberts won in the over-50 ladies doubles, with a 6-1, 6-1 rout. Greg Turnbull had a great run in the over-75 doubles with partner and Los Altos regular Ned Hills, ending up with a 2nd place finish. Congrats also to Henry Kamakana and Scott Spielman for successfully defending their 65 doubles title! Lastly, Bud Kohn made the biggest splash by winning the over-90 division against long -time competitor Tom Peek!

Many thanks to Bill Johnston our Head Referee for all his effort and time on the tournament. He has to attend ref school each year—usually a day-long seminar with baloney sandwiches and bottled water—but we are grateful! No Bill, no tournament!
 The Missteps of Cheating In Junior Tennis 
by Susan Zaro
LMFT,BCB, USPTA NorCal Elite Professional
and Sports Counseling Consultant

Why do junior tennis players cheat in tennis? This topic came up recently when I attended a USTA NorCal Coaches Summit. The presenters for the summit included USTA Director of Coaching, Jose Higueras, Kent Kinnear, Director of Player I.D. & Development, Paul Lubbers, Director of Coaching Education, and Geoff Russell, Manager of Player I.D. and Development. What led to our discussion of cheating was a panel discussion about the drop out rate in competitive junior tennis being consistent with the trends of many other sports. Sports participation tends to drop off around age thirteen which is developmentally...
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