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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.

Foothills Ladies over 55 8.0 team make it into the NorCal League section championships! Our Ladies finished with 5/5 record in the local league competition. It is my favorite result which may not get us the first seed in the playoffs but I’m sure everyone on the team got to play at least 2 or 3 times. As it happened there was a 3 way tie with Ladera Oaks, Mitchell Pk and Foothills with 5/5 records but the nod went to us by one individual match win! The playoff between first place Cuesta Pk(6/4) and Foothills was a terrific victory for us, 3-0! The playoffs in Sacramento did not go well for us. We were bracketed with teams From Analy High School Sonoma, St Mary’s, Moraga and Seascape, Aptos! St Mary’s proved too strong for everyone and moved on to the finals with 3/0 record! St Mary’s did have a win in the next round over Gold River but lost in the finals to Plesanton! Great job Jeanette Pruzan and Claudia Westrum!

Foothills Ladies over 55 6.0 make the playoffs in local league! Their playoff was against Sunnyvale, referred by me as the mountain. They were defeated 3-0 but I think the mountain might have been lucky! Our gals lost 2 of those match’s in 3rd set tie breakers! We have a great group so look out everyone next year! We have a 3.0 inter club this season please call Suzi Mille Hornbeek to get involved. And join us at the Demo Day we may have a secret weapon for you! 

Teams currently playing league Ladies combo 7.5 captain Dee Miller and Mens over 70 7.0 captain George Fisher, Mike Gullard!

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

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 Adult Tennis Clinics 

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.


Clinics by Terry Roundtree, Tennis Pro & Junior Tennis Director

  • For players who want to commit to learning tennis
  • Sign up is by the month
  • No proration for missed days
  • $25 / member & $30 / non-member, per clinic, per day
  • 1 hour in duration
  • Co-ed
  • Min 5 / Max 8
  • No alternate list – if you cannot come to a day, please contact Terry beforehand

TENNIS 101 • Mondays 8:30 – 9:30am
This beginner clinic introduces men and women to the fundamentals of tennis, including strokes, footwork, and game rules.

TENNIS 102 • Tuesdays 8:30 – 9:30am - FULL FOR SEPTEMBER
In this beginner clinic, players progress further in developing consistent stroke production and footwork. Participants who have not completed Tennis 101 at Foothills should get approval in advance from Terry.

TRX/CARDIO TENNIS • Thursdays 12 - 1pm
This is a fun, high-intensity workout for both men and women that combines TRX, tennis, running, and music. No tennis experience required.

For additional info, please e-mail:
Terry Roundtree, Junior Tennis Director
jrtennis@foothills-club.org


Clinics by Corrine Mansourian, Tennis Pro

  • For players who want to commit to learning tennis
  • Sign up is by the month
  • No proration for missed days
  • $30 members only, per clinic, per day
  • 1.5 hours in duration
  • Women only
  • Min 3 / Max 4
  • No alternate list – if you cannot come to a day, please contact Corinne beforehand

3.5 DRILLS AND SKILLS • Tuesdays 9:30-11am  CLOSED FOR SEPT. DUE TO LOW SIGNUPS
These drills are designed around the fundamentals needed for each level of play, while focusing on the groups needs as a whole. Each practice will focus on one area: a particular stroke, a pattern of play or shot, mental focus or tactical training, learning how to warm up for matches prep, how to practice with better use of time.

3.0 DRILLS AND SKILLS • Thursdays 9:30-11am 
These drills are designed around the fundamentals needed for each level of play, while focusing on the groups needs as a whole. These workouts will focus on: strategy, doubles & singles drills, live ball style games, and “playing while thinking on your feet”.

 

Clinics by Susan Zaro, USPTA Elite Tennis Pro

  • For players who don't want to make a monthly commitment
  • Sign up is by the month
  • No proration for missed days
  • $25 members only, per clinic, per day - or split among the number of players, depending on the clinic
  • 1 hour in duration
  • Co-ed
  • No Min / Max 4-6 depending on the clinic
  • Alternate and interested list - if you cannot come to a day, it is up to you to find an alternate through this list

Susan is excited to offer the following tennis clinics to the Foothills membership. Sign up for the clinics are monthly with an alternate list. Meaning that if you can’t make the clinic you can find an alternate to take your spot for the week. Members only, cost is $25 per person per clinic; each clinic is 1 hour in duration. These clinics are co-ed and limited to 4 players.

Cardio 3.0+ • Mondays 9 - 10am
Cardio Tennis is a high energy tennis work-out that features, warm up drills, cardio drills and play based games. The work-out builds on a combination of short cycles of high intensity, tennis specific situations which require changing direction, sprinting, recovery from shot making, followed by short periods of rest. These conditioning skills are similar to interval training. The group is co-ed, up to 6 players with skill level 3.0 and above can participate. Cost is split among the number of players.

3.0 • Mondays 10:30 – 11:30am
Ever feel you are stuck at that 3.0 level? Susan’s clinics are designed to help you develop the physical and mental skills to improve your game and move you forward to the next level. Court positioning, strategy, technical development and movement will move your goals forward through these fun fast paced clinics. 

2.5/3.0 • Wednesdays 9:30 – 10:30am
Ever feel you are stuck at that 3.0 level? Susan’s clinics are designed to help you develop the physical and mental skills to improve your game and move you forward to the next level. Court positioning, strategy, technical development and movement will move your goals forward through these fun fast paced clinics. 

3.5 • Wednesdays 6 – 7pm
Have you been wondering how to hit the ball harder, develop more spin and keep the ball in play longer, or, on the other hand, how to finish off a point? Then join Susan for this fun Wednesday clinic that will inspire you to reach your tennis potential. 

3.5/4.0 • Fridays 8:30 – 9:30am
This long overdue clinic involves fast paced, competitive developmental drills, games and match plays. This clinic is designed to inspire and rejuvenate your love of tennis. For those that wish we will also discuss tactics of the mental game. Come join me on Friday mornings and if possible bring your doubles partner! 


For additional info, please e-mail:
Susan Zaro, USPTA Elite Tennis Pro
sprthlth@earthlink.net
or 650.493.3244 (14)
650.948.9224






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 Junior Tennis 

Fall / Winter Fireballs 
August 28 - December 14, 2017

Group tennis lessons for ages 5-17. 
Sign-ups for these sessions are for the full session only. 
Click here for more information.

Session 1: Aug 28 - Oct 5
Session 2: Oct 9 - Nov 16
Session 3: Nov 27 - Dec 14

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

 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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