Tennis

Staff:
Tennis Director: Jon Murch
murchjon@gmail.com

Jon is a history teacher in Sudbury and coaches the Lincoln-Sudbury Tennis and Golf teams. He played collegiate tennis and soccer and is a USPTR certified tennis professional.

Assistant Tennis Director: Kristina Kea
Kristina is a senior at Boston College majoring in English and Secondary Education, with a minor in Special Education. She played on her high school tennis team at Westford Academy and looks forward to spending the summer on court with CS&T tennis players.

Tennis Assistants:
Erin Sweeney, Jackson Scrivani, Matt Brown, Nick Scrivani, Julia Segal, Rianna DeChiara


 

Lessons: Beginning June 30th
Youth:
We offer lessons from ages 4-16 that focus on developing players’ technique, form, and footwork. Lessons are a good opportunity to get involved and improve your skills to play for one of the teams. Lessons are twice a week with Monday Wednesday groupings and Tuesday Thursday groupings.

Adult:
We offer low key adult lessons Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6pm-7pm as well as Friday mornings from 10:15am-11:15am. All levels and abilities are encourages to come. Players are separated according to ability levels. These lessons are not as intimidating as some may think and are a lot of fun. 10$ per person.

Private Lessons:
Private lessons are available for adults and children. Please ask any of the tennis staff for additional information or contact tennisinfo@chelmsfordswimandtennis.org to set up lessons.

Teams:
A Team:
CS&T has competitive Girls and Boys A teams that participate in the Sudbury Valley Junior Tennis League, playing against clubs including Russell Mill Swim and Tennis, Heritage Swim and Tennis, Nashawtic Country Club, Westford Swim and Tennis, Wedgewood Swim and Tennis, Greenwood Swim and Tennis, Winchester Country Club, and Sudbury Swim and Tennis. In addition, CS&T competes in non-league matches against Russell Mill Swim and Tennis

The A Teams practice Monday through Friday. Girls and boys practices alter weekly between 8am-9am and 9am-10am. The A teams will have home or away matches Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30pm-4pm, where the top seven players on each team will play. During practice these players focus especially on developing the form and technique of their strokes.

USTA Teams:
Opposed to B team, CS&T offers 8 and under, 10 and under, and 12 and under USTA teams that practice together Mondays and Wednesdays from 2pm-3pm and Fridays from 11:30am-1230pm. We encourage our younger players to participate on these teams to give them match experience as well as another period of time to play and practice.

8 and Under: In addition to the Friday matches, 8 and Unders will have matches/round robins Mondays from 3pm-5pm. The kids will use a decompressed red ball, which is 75% slower than the traditional yellow ball, and play on a 36 ’ tennis court . During practice coaches will work with these players on developing proper swings where they are turning and rotating their body through the ball.

10 and Under: In addition to the Friday matches, 10 and Unders will have matches/round robins Tuesdays from 4pm-6pm. These kids will use an orange ball, which is 25% lighter than the traditional yellow ball, and will play on a 60’x 27’ tennis court. During practice players will work on developing their form and technique on all strokes as well as improving footwork.

12 and Under: In addition to the Friday matches, 12 and Unders will have matches/round robins Wednesdays from 3pm-5pm. These kids will use a green ball, which is 25% reduced speed compared to the traditional yellow ball, and will play on a traditional size tennis court. During practice these players will work to improve technique and footwork, and will begin to discuss strategies.

18 and Under: The 18 and Under team is separate from the younger USTA. This team is for A team players who are looking to get more match experience and play again competitive players in the northern New England Region. These players will practice Monday through Friday with the A team. Matches are held Fridays from 3pm-5pm.

Chelmsford Clay Court Classic:
Sign-Ups for the tournament will begin early this year in order to bring in a large field. There are draws for adult men, 18 and under, 14 and under, 12 and under, 10 and under, and 8 and under. We encourage you to mention the tournament to friends who may be interested in playing. Shirts are given to our all players and prizes to the winners of each draw.

Women's Clinics
We have low key morning women’s clinics which are a lot of fun. No experience necessary.

Men's Night and Women's Night
at Russell Mill and CS&T

Bulletin Boards
We encourage you to check the bulletin boards in the club lobby and on the tennis shed near the courts. We post all the important announcements and information on these boards. We also encourage you to check out the NEW club website for updated information.

tennisinfo@chelmsfordswimandtennis.org

PLEASE remember to wear tennis shoes while on the courts. Use of basketball shoes, flip flops, black soled shoes, etc. is unacceptable. The courts are already scuffed up which is unfortunate because the new finish was a substantial investment. Please respect the rules of the courts and the property of the entire membership and wear proper footwear on the courts.