Club Newsletter

 

NEWS FOR PARAMOUNT TENNIS CLUB – JANUARY 2020

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR:  Everyone here at Paramount Medina and Westlake would like to wish our members and tennis friends a Happy New Year.  It is amazing how the years just keep flying by.   Can you believe it, Paramount Westlake will be celebrating it’s 10 year anniversary this coming September.  We will be planning a 10 year celebration this Fall, so watch for more information to come.  As always, we want to thank our staff and members for their support and for their love of tennis – you are the reason for our success.  

 

PERMANENT COURT TIME (PCT):  Medina and Westlake permanent court time (PCT) resumes on Monday,  January 6th and will run through the first week of May.  If you are interested in joining a PCT group or would like on a sub list, please contact Michelle Kuri in Westlake at mkuri@paramounttennisclub.com or Sara Balzarini in Medina at sbalzarini@paramounttennisclub.com.  Most of Paramount’s PCT rosters are full for the 2nd half of the indoor season, but we always have openings become available and our groups are always looking for subs.    

 

USTA ADULT TOURNAMENT:   Paramount Medina will be hosting an Adult USTA tournament January 10th – 12Th.  The registration deadline is this Wednesday, January 8th at 11:59PM Eastern time.  Events include Men & Women’s doubles/singles and  mixed doubles – FMLC.  To register for this tournament, go to our website at www.paramounttennisclub.com and click on the tournament button. 

 

NEW DRILL & PLAY CO-ED 60 & OVER:  Paramount Medina is in the process of starting a new Drill & Play co-ed 60 and over group on Tuesdays from 11:00am – 1:00pm.  Ideally we would like to have at least 8 people sign up weekly, so 4 people can play doubles for 1 hour, while the other 4 drill for one hour.  Then you switch courts so everyone has an opportunity to drill and play.   If you are interested in participating, just send me an email.  You do not have to commit every week.  Just let me know how often you would like to participate – once a week, twice a month or once a month and then I will create a schedule that will list the 8 players participating each week.  The cost for the “drill and play” class is $27.00/members and  $35.00/non-members.

 

SELF-SCHEULED SINGLES LEAGUE:   Paramount Westlake and Medina will be starting a Women’s 2.5 – 4.0 and Men’s 3.0 – 4.0 self-schedule singles league.  The season will start January 20th and run for 10 weeks.  Those individuals interested in participating should contact Todd at tashdown@paramounttennisclub.com in Westlake and Shaun at skeenan@paramounttennisclub.com in Medina.   

USTA SPRING LEAGUE – COMBO & MIXED:  The Spring USTA league season starts the weekend of February 7th so it is time to secure your team numbers and get your minimum number of players registered by Friday, January 24th.  Paramount Medina and Westlake will have men’s and women’s combo teams, along with the mixed doubles 18 and over and 40 and over teams.  All matches are played on the weekends.  If you are new to the club and would like to play on a team, please contact Todd Ashdown in Westlake at tashdown@paramounttennisclub.com or Shaun Keenan in Medina at skeenan@paramounttennisclub.com and they will help you get on a team.  You need to be a member to play on a Paramount team – exceptions are made for players rated 4.5 and higher. 

 

WOMEN’S FRIDAY INTERCLUB:  Congratulations to Paramount Medina’s  3.5 PM1 team captained by Wendy Cressman and Kelly Eardley and the 3.0 PM1 team captained by Beth Sloan and Marcy Nicolae for winning their division this past Fall.  Great job!!  The Winter season starts this Friday, January 10th and runs through April 24th.   Paramount Medina will have teams at the 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0+ level.  If you are interested in playing on an interclub team out of Medina, please contact Cindy Dister at cdister@paramounttennisclub.com.  Westlake members are also welcome to play on the Medina  interclub teams.

 

JUNIOR WINTER SESSION I:  Paramount Medina and Westlake winter junior tennis session I starts Monday, January 6th and runs for 6 weeks.  It is not too late to sign up  for session I, but you need to call to make sure there is still room in the class.  If you have any questions regarding our junior programs please visit our website at www.paramounttennisclub.com or contact Adam Shoemaker in Medina at ashoemaker@paramounttennisclub.com or Zach Long in Westlake a zlong@paramounttennisclub.com.

 

USTA JUNIOR TOURNAMENT:  Paramount Medina will be hosting a MW Level 4 Boy’s and Girl’s singles (12 – 18) tournament January 31st – February 2nd.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, January 29th at 11:59PM Eastern time.  To register for this tournament go to our website at www.paramounttennisclub.com

 

COURT RE-SURFACING:  Now that all 8 courts have been re-surfaced in Westlake, we will start the process (for a 2nd time) of re-surfacing Medina’s courts.  We are planning to re-surface courts 1-4 in August 2020 and then courts 5-8 August 2021.