Welcome to Fall – sort of! It’s still on track to be warm through the month. So, while the schedule is reflective of seasonal play, please be sure you’re aware of overheating, take breaks between games and bring plenty of water!
Speaking of the schedule, there is a significant change to Intermediate play. This will be monitored through October and changes may occur. Schedule details further down in this communication.
One thing that seriously needs to be stressed is that members play at their actual skill level. While summer was an anomaly, for example, there were many beginners playing intermediate because there we’re not as many members playing in the beginner’s slots.
GREAT news – the East court repair is scheduled to begin October 10. The East courts will be closed during the repair, no play during construction. We will send an update when the construction is complete and where to obtain the new gate code which will be effective on both East and West. During this time, we expect the West courts to be very busy. Please be patient and respectful. Please consider limiting the number of games you play during this time so everyone has a chance to play without waiting too long and also to play during Member Open play.
If you play East and have not picked up your parking pass, they are available in the equipment boxes. Remember to park in the spaces closest to the courts and display the pass on your dashboard. The school security officers WILL issue tickets if the pass is not displayed. The Club is not responsible.
The Town is sponsoring Return to Recess again this fall. FHPC is hosting the group on October 25 East courts from 4:00 to 5:30. There will be no Member Open play East during this timeframe.
Updated Guest Forms are available at the courts. Please remember a member must be present when hosting a guest and BOTH must sign the form each time a guest plays.
We have reopened the ability to purchase a paver brick. For anyone not aware, the Club self-funded the court expansion (courts 5 & 6). The paver array in front of those courts highlights the donors. It also displays the pavers purchased to supplement the building expense. The engraving ranges from amusing to memorial. If you haven’t seen it, go take a look! And if you’re interested, please go here to purchase. Paver Orders
We will publish the Shirt Order page very soon. We have existing inventory and options for new shirts. Stay tuned.
October Court Schedule
The At-A-Glance is color coded to identify the various skills/slots. While the significant change to the schedule is to Intermediate skill level time slots, other changes include adding Advanced Challenge on T-TH-S West and changing the Beginner slot on Saturday West to a full slot. Clinics begin this month and lessons have priority on West 5&6 during Member Open play.
Intermediate play is as follows:
Scheduling the courts for season play is the board’s primary and most difficult task. We will periodically send questions to solicit feedback. We recently did this with the 3.5 Intermediate-Advanced members and will have an email to the Beginner members shortly. Thank you for your replies.
Have a great start to the season!
See you at the Courts!
The Executive Board
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