NEWS FROM PARAMOUNT TENNIS – NOVEMBER 2018
50-75% OFF ALL APPAREL: As mentioned in last month’s newsletter, Paramount Tennis Club is in the process of re-vitalizing their pro shops, so in order to make room for the new brands and products, we want to sell all our existing apparel inventory. Starting on November 1st, all apparel currently on sale in Medina and Westlake at 50% off will now be 75% off and all apparel currently selling at 25% off or at retail price, will now be 50% off. Don’t miss out on these great deals over the next couple of weeks. Good time to do a little early holiday shopping. Our goal is to have our new re-designed shops opened by December 1st. Please note, that during this special clearance sale, all sales will be final.
ONLINE PRO SHOP: Paramount will launch their new online pro shop on November 15th. The purpose of the online store is to be able to offer you more brands, products and sizes than we would normally be able to carry in our in-house pro shop. Purchases made on Paramount’s online shop will ship directly to you, with free shipping on all orders over $50.00. Paramount’s online store also gives the customer the option to logo their purchase, at no extra cost. In addition to our regular online store, Paramount will launch a special Fall Site. The Fall site will only be available for a limited time, featuring specific products not available on our regular online store or in our in house pro shops. You can access Paramount’s online store, as well as our special Fall Site by going to our website atwww.paramounttennisclub.com and clicking on the Pro Shop tab - starting November 15th.
THANKSGIVING WEEKEND: There will be no regularly scheduled permanent court time (PCT) play on Wednesday, November 21st through Sunday, November 25th. The club will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd. If you would like to play in your normal PCT spot on Wednesday or over the Thanksgiving weekend, you need to book the courts. We will be waiving guest fees during the Thanksgiving weekend, starting on Wednesday, November 21st – November 25th, so please feel free to bring friends and family to play tennis.
ADULT/JUNIOR POST TURKEY DAY DRILLS: Come work off those extra calories by signing up for our Adult co-ed drills on Friday, November 23rd. Bring your family and friends. In Medina, Shaun’s drill will be from 8:00-9:30am and in Westlake, Todd’s drill will be from 9:00-11:00am. Sign up sheets will be located at the front desk.
Junior clinics will be offered in Westlake on Friday, November 23rd at the following times - Mighty Munchkins 11:00-12:00pm, Grand Slammers 11:00-12:30pm, Challengers/Smashers/Qualifiers 12:30-2:30pm, Satellites/Tournament Training 2:30-4:30pm. Signup sheets will be located at the front desk. Please note, this is a special one day holiday class and is not intended as a makeup class from your regular 6 week session. Medina will be offering Junior Match play on Friday, so watch for the email from Adam Shoemaker to sign up for play on the 23rd as well as on Sunday, November 25th.
CONGRATUALTIONS ADULT USTA TEAMS: Michelle Kuri’s Westlake 9.0 mixed 18 and over team competed in the Midwest Championships in early October. Five teams competed with Westlake finishing with a 2 – 2 record, finishing 3rd. Great effort by all players. Congrats also goes to Ron Longoria’s Westlake 7.0 men’s combo 65 and over team. They are the Midwest Champs and heading to the National Invitational in February 2019. Good luck guys!!
Congrats also goes to Adam Perkin’s 4.5 men’s 18 and over team. The team competed at the USTA National Championships in October and they brought home the National Champion banner, winning 5-0, making them true National Champs! Though the team was not officially a Paramount team, congrats go out to the following Paramount Medina and Westlake men that participated on the team – Captain Adam Perkins, Dean Morse, Tim Perdion, Austin Hanna, Doug Moore, Dan Mitoff and Andrew Siciliano.
USTA JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS: Paramount Medina will be hosting two junior tournaments in November and one in early December.
November 2nd – 4th: The Turkey Bowl - Boys (12-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )singles, FMLC, Level 4. Entry deadline, Tuesday, October 30th, (need to register now) 12:59PM Eastern time. Tournament ID – 850035118.
November 9th – 13th: The Turkey Bowl - Girls (12-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )singles, FMLC, Level 4. Entry deadline, Tuesday, November 6th, 12:59PM Eastern time. Tournament ID – 850035218.
December 7th – 9th: The Junior Holiday Open – Boys & Girls (12-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )singles, FMLC, Level 4. Entry deadline, Tuesday, December 4th, 12:59PM Eastern time. Tournament ID – 850035318.
GIRL’S 2018 HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS ACHIEVEMENTS: Congratulations to Paramount Medina’s high school tennis players. Medina had 6 junior members make the OHSAA individual State Tennis Tournaments. Rachel Fannin and Emily Hadler from Highland High School were Sectional Champions, finished 4th at districts and fell in the first round of the Division 1 State Doubles Championships. Kayley Gimble from Galion High School was Sectional Champion, finished 2nd at districts and fell in the first round of the Division 2 State Singles Championships.Gracie Pfieffer and her partner Sylvia Goldsmith from Lexington High School were Sectional Champions, finished 3rd at districts and lost in the quarterfinals of the Division 2 State Doubles Championships. Amy Lazbin and Morgan Dobos from Revere High School finished 4th at sectionals, finished 4th at districts, and finished the Division 2 State Doubles Championships as the 4thplace team! Congratulations to all the ladies on their excellent representation at the State Tennis Tournament.
Congratulations also goes out to the Magnificat’s Girl’s High School tennis team competing at the team State Championships. Leading the way for the Magnificat Blue Streaks was the first doubles team of Emily Pallaki and Hannah Klubnik, Paramount Westlake members. The Magnificat girl’s team took 2nd at states. Great job!!
NEW “JMP” FORMAT IN WESTLAKE: In order to ensure that some of our upper level juniors have more challenging matches, we are going to be scheduling the the Westlake juniors in Challengers/Smashers/Qualifiers from 2:00-3:30pm with Zach Long organizing the match play. The juniors in Satellites/Tournament Training will be scheduled to play from 3:30-5:00pm with Jeff Mannies organizing the match play. This new format will start in November.
JUNIOR PROGRAMS – SESSION III: It is time to sign up for junior program session III that starts the week of November 12thand runs through December 22nd. Due to the increasing number of juniors participating in Paramount’s tennis programs, it is important to sign up in advance, so you do not get closed out of your preferred day to attend class. Call the front desk or sign up the next time you are at the club. High School girls just finishing their tennis season are welcome to sign up for the remaining 3 weeks of Session II on a pro-rated basis. For more information about our junior programs, please visit our website atwww.paramounttennisclub.com and click on the junior programs tab.