Did you know that Mountain View has a tennis club? The Mountain View Tennis Club was founded in 1966 and has about 220 members. Membership is open to all skill levels, so don’t worry about that. It’s a wonderful way to meet people who are interested in the same thing you are and to keep active. The MVTC is a non-profit organization established to promote tennis in our community. The goal of the organization is to sponsor social and competitive tennis activities for adult tennis players. Some of the different activities that are organized by the club are tournaments, ladders, inter-club competitions, social events, and USTA (United States Tennis Association) league play. Membership is open to all Mountain View residents. Non-residents might be able to join, however a majority of the members need to live in our city. Here’s the page that explains the membership process and dues. They play at Cuesta Park and Rengstorff Park.
The big event every year is the Mountain View Open. It’s in May. Last year was the 43rd annual Mountain View Open. It’s always at Cuesta Park and admission is free and it attracts players from all over northern California.
I met Tony Serksnis, the president of the MVTC last week and he told me that it’s a really friendly group of people. I get the impression that the focus is on team-spirit, supporting each other and meeting someone to play tennis with. He said that the club is all about having fun, being active and doing your best. He joined in the 1980s. They have seven tournaments a year and the last one is in November. Now might be a good time to think about joining the club for 2012. You can go to the November tournament, meet Tony or some of the other members, and see what you think.
It’s actually a reasonably priced sport for the entire family, “all you need is a pair of tennies and a racket” Tony told me. Play It Again Sports has used rackets and Swetka’s is a fabulous tennis store that has been around for over 40 years. Tony told me about their “demo” racket program. I checked out their website and it says that they have over 500 rackets that are available for customers to test drive before they buy. You can buy a new one or an inexpensive demo racket. I always look in the window of Swetka’s and think that the clothes are so cute. I’m sure you can tell by this article that I’m not a tennis player—I’m not even going to try to pretend. Someone in the community, Heidi Sloss, told me about the Mountain View Tennis Club and I thought it sounded like a nice organization to write about. Then I tracked down Tony, the president of the club and asked him to meet me for coffee. I really think that it sounds like a fun way to meet people and lots of new people are constantly moving to Mountain View. I’m here to let them know how lucky they are to have just relocated to such an amazing place. I just love Mountain View.