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Tennis Calgary Rewards Meetup Organizers

Tennis Calgary appreciates volunteers who take the time to organize local tennis meetups in their own communities. These grassroots meetups are essential to the long term persistence of the sport in Calgary. Without them, tennis will become an indoor sport for the wealthy. True. Volunteers who organize official meetups do get the bonus of always […]

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Free Racquet Stringing for Frequent Players

Racquet Network appreciates and rewards players who are active in helping to grow their sports by keeping our readers informed about what is happening at their club or at the public courts in their community. Players who will take the time to answer questions, help players who are new to Calgary and assist new players […]

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Men’s 3.5 Tennis Meetup Group

Racquet Network is seeking a volunteer to organize a regular weekly meetup group for male tennis players at the tennis courts in Woodbine. This group will be open only to male tennis players who can prove that they are at the 3.5 level. This group will play singles tennis only — no doubles. An organizer […]

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Woodbine Tennis Club

Woodcreek Tennis Club 36 Woodborough Rd SW Calgary, AB This is a proposed new tennis club for Calgary that would serve residents in the southwest communities of Woodbine and Woodlands. It is expected that this new tennis club would also draw members from the surrounding communities of Cedarbrae, Braeside and Canyon Meadows, which do not […]

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NTRP Tennis Rating Levels

RATING PRACTICE RATIO 1.0 This player is just starting to play tennis Recommended practice-to-play-ratio is a minimum of 10 hours of practice for every 1 hour of game time. 1.5 This player has been introduced to the game, however has difficulty playing the game due to a lack of consistency rallying and serving. Recommended practice-to-play-ratio […]

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Best for Beginners: Singles or Doubles Tennis?

Which game is best for tennis beginners — singles or doubles? The answer to this question really hinges on the individual. There are several things to consider including age, fitness level, sports experience, athleticism and each player’s willingness to take lessons. In the years that I have been coaching and organizing tennis leagues, I find […]
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Squash Players Jump to Doubles Tennis

One of the things I have noticed in recent years is how easily new tennis players coming from a squash background seem to pick up doubles tennis, but how difficult it seems to be for these same players to pick up singles tennis. Although I was not able to put my finger on the exact […]
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