NCC TENNIS SPRING NEWSLETTER 2013
The Tennis Courts and Club House Look Fantastic!
Thank you to Lioudmila, Dan McIntyre new owner of Northgate Country Club, Chris NCC’s General Manager and also to Mr. Thoner who still takes pride in the ongoing improvements at NCC. All rough spots on all courts have been patched.
Carpets in the Tennis Club upstairs and down were professionally cleaned! Who can remember the last time this was done. Free Guest pass for the member that recalls...but you must have a witness. :o)
Just delivered: Our New State of the Art Playmate Ball Machine!! Liouda was adjusting the height and bombarded the golf course during the testing stages....Peggy hollered, "Liooooouda! HIT THE STOP BUTTON!!" But secretly…what fun accidentally sending a "few" - which by definition :o) is less than 10 but more than 3, green balls skyrocketing onto the greens, when a “few” little white balls find their way to the courts at times. Watch out GOLFERS, Tennis has live AMMO! If green balls are seen over the fairways...tennis staff is not guilty :o) All kidding aside…back to the newsletter.
This powerful machine is available to reserve:
Please email email@example.com or call 281-736-4128 to reserve;
Please wait for your reservation confirmation by email or phone call.
NCC Ball Machine Buddy Club available with the following choices upon reservations:
$150 you and your household family members can use machine for 1 year
$90 gives you 6 months use of machine, per person
$30 gives you 1 month use of machine, per person
Or $10 per daily session
Certificate upon enrollment: Start Date, Payment Choice and Renewal Date.
Names of each Ball Machine Buddy Club Member and their renewal dates are recorded into our Ball Machine Buddy Binder in the Tennis Shop.
Sunday, March 31 - Last day for our not to be missed membership opportunities
Members please speak with Tammy our new membership director at 281- 444- 5302, to secure your new lower membership prices.
$60 per month - individual membership; $75 per month - family membership Included with either choice: tennis, dining and pools.
***If you have a friend that wants to join, you can waive their $250 initiation fee.
Limited Golf Membership: $500 initiation fee, $141 per month, includes tennis, golf, dining and pool.
Kids under 12 eat for free the Wednesdays Buffets and Sunday Brunches and in the Cafe from the Kids Menu.
Weekly Tennis Drills:
Our 1 ½ hour Drop in Drills are $15 per person (pp) - for guests add $10 guest fee
Mondays 9-10:30am Ladies Drop in Drill
Saturdays 10-11:30 Advanced Drill
For the above drills: 3 participants or less, **private lesson fees will apply.
**Before lesson, Pro will go over the following fees with participants.
4 or more participants $15 pp, 3 participants $30pp, 2 participants $35 each
Wednesdays, 7-8pm Men's Drill $10 pp - for guests add $10 guest fee
** 4 or more participants $10 pp, 3 participants $20pp, 2 participants $30 each
Complimentary Activities Weekly for Adult Members:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Wed. 6pm if you want to attend either of the following Thursdays Activities:
Thursday Ladies Doubles Queen of the Court format 9-11:30am.
Thursday Mixed Doubles 6:30-8:30pm:
Emphasis is on FUN match play; sign up with or without a partner :o)
Every Tuesday 7-8pm and every Saturday 9-10am
No need for reservations - just drop in. $15 for guest
MIXERS/SOCIALS at the Courts: Sign up by ***DEADLINES by emailing email@example.com, call 281 440 1224, or sign up in the Tennis Shop
Sunday, March 17 LEPRECHAUN TENNIS 5:00-7:30 pm *** sign up by March 14th 6pm.
Some of you may remember last year’s first annual Fun Green Day, and some will recall this joke from a member: You may sign up with or without a little green partner :o)
Cost: Members $5 per person - Guests $10 per person
Wee snacks and refreshments served court side, door prizes, and prizes for top scorers
Format: Regular doubles, no ad scoring, rotate every 30 min. 3 rounds
LEPERCHAUN TENNIS: If your partner’s ball is not going to clear the net; while ball is still in the air you can hit it again. If your shot is inbounds on opponent’s side of the court, ball remains in play.
FAMILY TENNIS DAY - APRIL 13th 9am-Noon $10 per Family
*** sign up by April 10th 6pm.
Parents, Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents and kids it’s your day to enjoy together this wonderful lifetime sport! This day is all for fun!
Format: Kids vs Parents, Kids vs Kids, we'll mix it up and give everyone balanced chances on the courts. Refreshments served court side - Ice cream for participants upon departure
Head Pro Kate is available to teach tennis classes: To book a lesson call 785-727-3929
or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Kate started playing tennis in Russia, the leading country in the world for Women's and Junior Tennis. She was nationally recognized as a junior and then received a full tennis scholarship at the University of Kansas. All four years playing for the Jayhawks she held the #1 position for singles as well as the # 1 position for doubles. Kate has a group of beginner kids she’s currently coaching. Having been trained at a young age by the most acclaimed junior coaches in Russia makes her an excellent coach; she is also a doubles specialist, bringing understanding and mastership of doubles play to her students of all ages and tennis levels.
Kids Lessons Weekly:
Kids 10 and under beginners: Tues 6-7pm, Fri 5-6pm, Sat 12-1pm
Kids 10 and under advanced, those working towards ZAT status: Mon, Wed, Thurs 5-6pm, Sat 12-1
Parents can choose 1, 2, 3 or 4 days per week participation.
Champs and Super Champs Academy & Off-Campus PE programs:
Mon, Wed & Thurs 4-6pm - These classes are for kids working towards playing on high school teams and advancing towards securing tennis scholarships. Students are taught all the aspects of tennis: physical, technical, mental skills and strategic match play. Each person is treated as an individual and is trained to achieve their potential as a tennis player, as a student and as a young adult. Through tennis we teach important and valuable life lessons that will help our students for many years to come, on and off the tennis courts.
Lioudmila, who is Director of Tennis here and coordinates our Northgate Country Club Tennis Academy, was coached from the age of 7 by her father; got to the finals of her first professional tournament at the age of 16, was ranked # 1 in Russia as a junior and ranked # 124 in the world. Liouda has a State Diploma in High Performance for Elite Athletes from France, which is equivalent to a US University Degree.
She understands the importance of balancing your child's commitment to training hard to achieve their tennis goals as well as making time for the other responsibilities they are involved in. With her coaching, time is taken to understand the parents and the student’s goals. Together as a team, parent, student and coach they assess progress and achieve these goals. Liouda is a life coach as well as an exceptional tennis coach.
There is no better place for your kids to train then at NCC Tennis Academy.
An interesting article was published a few days ago about benefits of tennis for the kids: http://www.tennisindustry.org/cms/index.cfm/news/usta-serves-special-report-shows-youth-who-play-tennis-get-better-grades-plan-to-attend-college-and-are-more-community-minded/
Don't forget about other activities happening in our club this month:
Friday, March 8 - Night Golf!
Thursday, March 14 - Wine & Dine Starts! Special Menu and Wine chosen accordingly by our Master Chef! ***Email email@example.com let’s get a crowd together from Tennis to attend the first Wine & Dine Night!
Sunday, March 17 - St. Patrick Themed Sunday Brunch Buffet!
Friday, March 22 - Napa Valley Wine Dinner!
Friday, March 29 - Good Friday Fish Fry!
Sunday, March 31 - Easter Brunch
St. Patrick's Day Brunch 11am-2pm: Call 281 444 5302 for reservations for Buffets/Brunch ***We hope to see you and your families at this brunch; you are going to need some Irish nourishment for Leprechaun Tennis March 17th 5-7:30pm!