Friday, 17 July 2009 00:00
The tennis operations for residents of East Hills are in full swing. Mayor Michael R. Koblenz described the summer program as “one of the finest, most comprehensive, and fun-filled tennis programs available at any club.” The great success is due to tennis teaching pro Steve Alhadeff who has over 25 years’ experience in adult and junior coaching and is a USPTA certified instructor.
A broad-range of instruction and competition is offered for all ages of residents. Residents can learn to master the sport with experienced tennis instruction, drill classes, and even leagues. A number of leagues are available including women’s teams (North Shore Women’s League/Inter Club Women’s League); the Men’s Singles League; the Tuesday Women’s Working League at 6 p.m. (Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 to 2 p.m.): Intra Club Tennis (play only at East Hills Park), Tuesday and Thursday; Pee-Wee Tennis, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Men’s Drills at Night; Women’s Drills day or night; and middle and high school girls tennis team tryout drills starting Aug. 17.
This summer, East Hills is also hosting a number of tennis tournaments. The first competition is scheduled for Saturday, July 11 – Century Doubles Tournament (doubles teams must be 100 years combined). The tournaments continue on Saturday, July 25 – Mixed Doubles, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with 1:30 p.m. lunch. Then Singles events will be held in August with a Men and Women’s tournament on Aug. 2, Men’s Singles Round Robin tournament, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Aug. 14, Women’s Singles Round Robin tournament, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. These events will be followed by a Mixed Doubles tournament on Aug. 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. and the season ends with a Women’s Member Guest Round Robin tournament, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with 1 p.m. lunch on Sept. 4.