Social Distanced Adult Round Robin Tennis

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Socially distanced Adult Round Robin will replace the Friday night and Sunday morning drills. Due to COVID-19, we will not be able to offer Friday night and Sunday morning drills in the format that has existed for so many years. We have altered these programs to provide mini match play options for adults in a fun and semi competitive setting. Players of all levels are welcome.

Singles and/or Doubles mini matches may be played depending on the number of people in each session. Mini matches will be first to 3 games with scoring handicaps offered to lower level players in the event that they are matched up against higher level players.

The cost is $15/$20 resident/non-resident. Fridays from 6:30-8:00 pm and Sunday from 9:30 – 11:00 am. Each player will be provided a can of balls. This program is ongoing.

Decatur Tennis Tournament is May 11 – 17th at Glenlake Tennis Center

20130927_164130It’s that time again!

The 2015 City of Decatur Tennis Tournament will be held  May, 11th-17th at Glenlake Tennis Center.  This is a family friendly tournament with lots of fun games and exciting door prizes! This annual tournament is filled with good tennis, great friends and fun for everyone whether you’re watching a match or playing one! Men’s and Women’s singles and doubles will be offered. Children are welcome. Sign up today!

For more information call Glenlake Tennis Center 404-377-7231 or visit http://www.decaturga.com/tennis.

 

Calling All Junior Tennis Players

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The Intown Junior Tennis League is open to youth of ages 4-18 years with a desire to play tennis. Your child can participate with no previous match experience, it’s highly encouraged that each prospective player continues taking lessons from their current pro or takes programming with Vance Exley Tennis so that the player is ready for Saturday match play. By creating the Intown Junior Tennis League we are able to provide an opportunity to encourage our youth to participate in a fun competitive tennis environment, providing practice opportunities to learn the fine nuances of the game, including sportsmanship, ethics, etiquette, line calls, scoring and the serving sequence. We also provide them with more practice time and have focused on methods to enable juniors to compete by utilizing the 10 and Under Tennis format which downsizes the game for youth to participate on a more level playing field.

By participating in the Intown Junior Tennis League, junior players will learn and become accustomed to the rules and environment of match play all while having fun!


When:
January 11, 2014 – March 1, 2014 Saturdays 1pm – 4pm

Where: Oakhurst Tennis Courts, Fire Station Tennis Courts, Grant Park Tennis Courts

Who:  8 & Under Co-ed “supervised match play” 36 ft court Red/Foam

10 & Under Co-ed *supervised match play* 60 ft court Orange

12 & Under Co-ed 78 ft court Green Dot

13-18yr Co-ed *depending on number of players*

Fee:  $105 per player, includes registration, court fees, end of the season party

Register online at https://camperregsecure.com/vanceexleytennis/index.php?page=1

For more information and questions call 678-856-6510 or info@vanceexleytennis.com

 

 

Free Youth Tennis Carnival March 10th

Glenlake Youth Tennis Carnival Extravaganza and Play DayFor more information please call 404-377-7231. To register, click here.

Enjoy Your Weekend in Decatur

sunnyWow- the weather is predicted to be 70 degrees this Saturday. Here are some fun activities to enjoy over the weekend.

Saturday
The Annual Run With the Dogs will be held in the morning. You don’t need to have a dog to run or walk in this event that benefits the Decatur Booster Club. It is also the first in the Team Decatur Grand Slam Fitness Challenge. We will be honoring last years Grand Slam Fitness Champions after the race. A side note – the race is subtitled “Frostbite 5K” but that will not apply this year! One year we actually had to cancel it as the course was covered in ice and snow!

There will be an Intro Group Riding Skills Clinic for adults  beginning at Glennwood Elementary at 1:30pm. This ride is about 5 miles and you will learn bike skills as well as “rules” for riding in a group.

Visit one of the many parks or greenspaces in the city. Children can enjoy the playgrounds and grown-ups can work out on the adult exercise equipment at Glenlake Park.

Sunday
Tennis players may want to drop in at the Glenlake Tennis Center for Adult Drills on Sunday from 9:30 to 11am. Only $10 for Decatur residents. Players of all levels are welcome.

Stop by the tourism tent on the Old Courthouse Square and pick up a Walking Tour Brochure. Select the tour that suits you the best and enjoy walking around Decatur. Be sure to stop at one of our many fine restaurants and get a cool beverage or snack to enjoy after the walk.

Table Tennis fans can enjoy their sport at Beacon Hill Center on Sunday from 10am until 1pm. Free to Decatur residents. Beacon Hill is located at the corner of West Trinity Place and Electric Avenue. Beginners to advanced players are welcome.

Take a stroll either day through the Historic Decatur Cemetery. Pick up a Walking Tour Brochure from the Cemetery Office or City Hall or download it here.

Pick up a Bicycle Suitability Map and ride through the scenic streets of Decatur. Maps are also availabe at Decatur Tourism, City Hall and the Decatur Recreation Center front desk.

Above all, have fun and stay active in Decatur this weekend!