The 2016-2017 HVIT season is almost upon us!!!

Dear Tennis Lovers:

Incredibly, we are preparing to begin our fourth season! We are looking forward to seeing everyone back at the club. Opening day is Sunday, October 2nd. Our season will end on Saturday, April 29.

Lots of exciting news this year. We hope all of you will read this entire email and give us any input you might have. 

We are starting a singles tennis ladder for both men and women. We are constantly being asked by regular members as well as new players to hook them up with a partner. Well there is no better way to do this then to join a ladder! There will be season ending prizes for most wins, most improved, and year end #1 (and Shawn won't be allowed on the ladder, LOL). Furthermore, we are considering a doubles ladder as well. You would need a regular partner in order to make this work.  Please advise if that is of interest to you---mixed, women's, or men's.  There will be no cost to join the ladder (just the normal court fees for your playing time). Please email the club if you would like to be put on one of the ladders. More information about the ladder will follow. 

We still have contract times available for people looking for a fixed time each week to play with their friends. Here are some of the best available times still open: 

Sundays: 12pm-1pm & 4:30pm-6pm
Tuesdays: 7:30pm-9pm
Thursdays: 8pm-9pm
Fridays: 7:30pm-9:30pm (pending interest in the mixed doubles and/or ladder matches)

We also have available slots most weekday afternoons at a lower price point. 

We would also love to have members shoot us an email if they are interested in playing in our mixed doubles league. Last year this league met every Friday night from 7:30pm-9:30pm. We might reduce this to a twice a month event if there are not enough interested parties. 

One thing that is NOT new will be our fees. Annual memberships will remain at $50 per person. ANYONE who plays at the club (including clinic members, lesson takers, WTT League players, etc) must pay a membership or pay a $10 guest fee every time they come in. All court fees will remain the same as last year. 

Finally, just a quick heads up for anyone who does not already know, our friends over at the Woodstock Tennis Club are having their annual tournament starting on September 10th. Registration forms and more information can be found at: woodstocktennis.com or by contacting Karen Gill at karengill8@aol.com.

We will be sending out an email prior to our re-opening going over the rules and regulations of the club. 

We cannot wait to see you all again!!!

James and Matt

See You Next Fall!!!

Dear Tennis Loving Members,

Our third season at Hudson Valley Indoor Tennis is winding down and by all accounts it has been a smashing success. Perhaps inspired by the re-surfacing of the courts at the beginning of the season, many of you have shown considerable improvement in your games. A spirit of light-hearted but focused attention has been the recurring theme in many of your games, which has added immeasurably to the upbeat atmosphere of the club.

We are proud to announce that all work is now complete on our 168 panel solar array. The 58 kilowatt system is about to be turned on. We all share in the satisfaction of knowing that we are reducing our carbon footprint while we play in the most energy efficient club in the Hudson Valley.

We will be doing our annual Lost and Found Giveaway in the next few days. If you have left something at the club in the last 6 months, now is the time to come and retrieve it before it goes to a new home!

Planning for next year has already begun. First and foremost is the scheduling. As usual, those of you who have a current contract time slot(s) will have first right of refusal for that time period. The earlier you can let us know your intentions for next season, the more expeditiously we can proceed with the scheduling for everyone else.

If you are looking for a time slot for which you did not have a contract during the 2015-2016 season, please get that request to us as early as possible. Priority for such requests will be given based upon the order they are received.

Finally, we want to remind everyone that although we will not be open on a daily basis again until October 2nd, members are more than welcome to email us if they would like to play indoor tennis this summer. Feel free to email us on a rainy day when your outdoor tennis becomes washed out. Our email address is: HVITennis@gmail.com. If there are any members who would like a regular summer indoor court time, please let us know. We might be able to accomodate you.

Thanks again to each and every one of you. Have a wonderful summer!

James and Matt