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Club News October 2020
New Ball Machine & Intro Party
We are thrilled to announce the addition of a new state of the art ball machine at the club. And this isn’t just any ball machine, but the new Playmate iSmash with iPlaymate! This new machine has so many exciting features and you can connect your iPhone, iPod or iPad to the ball machine, so you can program your own drills, or use a drill that our teaching staff has designed just for you! The iSmash also features a 300-ball hopper, a 7-position programmable electronic direction and a variable topspin and backspin.
To help the members get acquainted with this new machine, we are holding a FREE Intro Party on Sunday, October 11th at 11am. The Playmate rep will be on hand to answer any questions and give everyone a chance to hit on this new machine! There will be a slight increase on our ball machine rental, but with all of the new technology, it will be worth it. The half hour rate will be $10 and the hourly rate will be $18. We will still offer the ball machine club for a 30 days of use for $75. The teaching staff is also very excited about this new machine and will be introducing new ball machine clinics over the next few months, so keep an eye out for them. There is no charge for the Intro party but we ask you to please sign up in advance!
Gold Key to Host ITA Tournament
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) administers college tennis tournaments and championships at a regional and national level. The ITA Tour Fall Circuit by UTR kicks off on September 18th and runs through November 22nd featuring singles play only, with events running for 2-3 days each weekend. Gold Key is proud to announce that we were awarded one of these exciting events. Play will begin on October 23rd and run through the 26th. The scoring format for singles will be 2 out of 3 sets with a 10-point match tiebreak in lieu of a 3rd set using no-ad scoring. Men’s draws will use the Division I collegiate no-let rule. This is a verified UTR event and the draw open to all ages and levels but is limited to the top 16 teams. If you sign up and do not make the cut, you will receive a refund of your entry fee. Players need to sign up at www.myUTR.com. Entry fee is $65 per player with a UTR Power subscription and $75 without. If you have questions, please contact Luis Ridaura at email@example.com. Spectators as welcome as this event is a great opportunity to come out and watch both current and upcoming college talent.
Junior Starter Tournament
On Sunday, October 4th 2020, the club will be hosting an Starter Mini Junior Tournament! It starts at 10am and will run until about 1pm. This is a great opportunity to get your child comfortable with match play. There is a $15 entry fee and will include prizes as well! The main goal is to have fun and get more familiar with playing matches. Coaches will be there walking around the courts to help any of the kids who need further guidance or have any questions. We encourage your child to play less especially if they are interested in playing USTA tournaments in the future. If you have any question or want to register, please email Coach Quinne at or shoot her a text at (602) 684-1881.
Mimosa Mixed Doubles
Are you in the mood for some fun and competitive mixed doubles? If so, sign up for the Mimosa Mixed Doubles on Sunday October 18th beginning at 10am. This is a choose your partner doubles that is a challenge court format. That means if you win, you move up, and if you lose, you move down. It makes for a nice competetive format and the event runs about 2-3 hours. When it’s all done, we will have a nice brunch your first Mimosa waiting for you. All levels are invited and let us know if you need a partner. Price per player is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Please sign up in advance.
Academy Session Starts October 5th
The new session of the junior tennis program starts the week of October 5th. To help us staff effectively, please be sure sign up and pay for your session when you begin! Each session runs for 4 weeks, but late starts are always welcomed and will be prorated. For the Elite Program, we have added morning training on Mondays through Thursday for those athletes looking to take their game to the next level! If you have any questions on the program or where your junior fits in, please contact Director Luis Ridaura at firstname.lastname@example.org. Brochures are available at the front desk and on the club’s website.
Tennis Body TuneUp
Now is the perfect time to fix those nagging pains. Schedule an appointment for a Graston Technique Therapy session with Randy Gootzeit. Special rates $40.00 per session for members, and $50.00 for nonmembers. Contact Randy at 602-228-9843.
When was the last time you did something for yourself? May we suggest an appointment with the club’s licensed massage therapist, Erika Miller. Call her direct at 602-413-7041.
Find a Tennis Match Service
Are you looking for more tennis but need someone to hit with? Then check out the Gold Key Tennis Match Finder! Whether you are looking for Singles, Doubles or Mixed Doubles, this new online program can help you find new players to hit with. To get started, register or seek out a match by clicking here. If you have registered and not been contacted for a match, have no fear, all you need to do is use the search function to seek out your own match! Don't be shy, give it a try!
If you have any ideas for instruction, activities or special events for the club, we would love to hear about them. Please email your ideas to .