2017 ERRA Tennis Team


ERRA Tennis Team 

Eagle Ridge has compiled an impressive record over the past thirty plus years with twenty-three straight Inter Club Championships; a record that may never be broken in InterClub play. The teams have been successful for many reasons including our high quality programming and instruction, coaching that promotes a fun environment, friendly competition and sportsmanship, and players who are committed to improving their skill level. 


Team Program

The Tennis Team program provides the opportunity for Green and Yellow ball players to play in a more competitive environment with players from our club and as part of an InterClub league with other Southtowns clubs. Divisions are grouped by age: 10 and Under (Green Ball), 11-12, 13-14 and 15-16. 

The program emphasizes equal play opportunity and rotation for all team members. Players can expect to play a minimum of 2 regular season InterClub matches and compete in both the ERRA Club Championships and the InterClub Championships. The program includes tennis team practices and/or match play with our team on days when no InterClub matches are scheduled. Players are included in a club challenge ladder which helps to promote and increase match play within our club and allow coaches to make line-up decisions as needed.

The team practices and plays matches on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons (with a modified schedule for Week 1)

We encourage enrollment in both Group Tennis Lessons and Tennis Team to ensure an optimal balance of skill development and match / competitive play.

Red, Orange and Green Ball Match Play are geared towards Level 1, 2 and 3 players to play points and matches in a fun, non-elimination, and non-competitive environment that does not compete with other clubs. Please visit the "Red, Orange and Green Match Play" page for more information on this great program for our younger players. Green ball parents – please discuss best fit for your child – match play, Tennis Team or both.


Fees

Tennis Team is $75 per child (includes all practices, matches and team photos/ pizza).

See the full match schedule under "Tennis Team Match Schedule" tab for match times and dates. When you register your child, you will provide your child’s availability to play matches by date. Coaches will notify you when your child is playing. 


Team Practices/ Matches

Week 1 Organized Match Play – Wednesday, June 21st / Thursday, June 22nd / Friday June 23rd.

  • 13-14 and 15-16 yrs of age...................9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • 10 & under and 11-12 yrs of age.........12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Week 1 Team Practices - Monday, June 19th / Wednesday, June, 21st / Friday, June 23rd.

  • 13-14 and 15-16 yrs of age...................5:30 PM - 6:15 PM  
  • 10 & under................................................6:15 PM - 7:00 PM  
  • 11-12yrs of age.........................................7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Regular Practice is held Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning Monday, June 26th through to InterClub Championships. Tennis Team Pizza Lunch and photos Monday, June 26th from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Note there are no practices/matches on Mon July 3.

  • 10 & Under..............................................12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  
  • 11-12 yrs of age.......................................12:45 PM - 1:30 PM  
  • 13-14 and 15-16 yrs of age................. 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM  

The InterClub league schedule can be found on the "Tennis Team Match Schedule" page.

  • When viewing the match schedule - the first team indicated will host the younger players (10 & under and 11-12) at home, the second team will host the older players (13-14, 15-16). Parents are responsible to provide transportation to and from matches.
  • You will be notified for each match your child is playing.
  • If there are any changes on the schedules you will be notified.
  • Please check on the bulletin board to keep up to date on tennis happenings.

Volunteers

Tennis Team parents are needed to help during tennis team matches and tennis events - includes food/set-up for home matches, carnival set up and preparation, banquet, club championships food, InterClub championships food, etc.  

Each Tennis Team family must sign-up for 2 jobs/ slots during the season. You can signup using the "Sign-Up Forms" tab above. We appreciate your help and can't do it without you!
 
For further information on how to help, please contact Andrea McGrath at (716) 662-1247 (h),

(716) 725-4502 (c) or mail to andreaLmcgrath@hotmail.com

 


Events

ERRA Championships 

  • Singles.......................Wednesday, July 19th from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Doubles.....................Friday, July 21st from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Rain Dates................Singles Friday, July 21st and Doubles Friday, July 28th - both from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

InterClub Championships

  • Singles - Wednesday, August 2nd from  8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
  • Doubles and Finals - Thursday, August 3rd from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Rain Date - Friday, August 4th 

Social Events

  • Team Pasta Dinner………………….......……Tuesday, July 18th starting at 6:30 PM
  • Team Banquet..........................................Friday, August 4th starting at 6:00PM

 

Please email tennis@erra.us with any questions.