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Sports Barn Request

I am posting this note from Chad at The Sports Barn as a courtesy. Frankly, I do not see the behavior he is referencing from our group, especially the foot powder thing, but I don’t think we will have to … Continue reading

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Update on 2018, Wednesday Matches

I wish to keep everyone on the same page. I heard back from the club owners and possible Wednesday times seem to be all over the road, when they are associated with 3 courts. Sometimes there are courts at 6:30pm … Continue reading

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Our Program Changes at The Sports Barn

I have learned that going forward, our program will only be allocated 3 courts on Mondays and 2 courts on Thursdays. There has always been a better chance for making competitive matches when we fill all the courts, but it … Continue reading

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Tom…

Perhaps you are not aware, but Kyle Littlefield is also an owner-partner for The Sports Barn and his focus is clearly tennis as he runs numerous tennis lesson programs, etc. So far, I have found him to be very receptive … Continue reading

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Time Slot Reminder — Monday/Thursday

Just a reminder that our Monday matches play 7pm – 9pm while, our Thursday sessions go 7:30pm –  9:30pm. Gary

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Responses Needed From All Players Concerning Monday

I got a response from Chris Coates the owner of The Sports Barn with apologies that he did not know the installation crew had not completed their work and left the basketball backboards in a down position over the courts. … Continue reading

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Portsmouth Courts

I will repeat mentioning this when the Match Pairings post comes out for next Monday. The courts in Portsmouth seem to be very crowded at 6pm, although some of it might be attributable to the holiday. When I arrived last … Continue reading

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Once We Go Indoors — Please Help Fill the Courts!

With new ownership at The Sports Barn, it is important that we demonstrate our interest in the program by filling the 4 courts as soon as the program begins. So when signups open Monday, 9/18 at 7pm for the following … Continue reading

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Change of Venue/Time — Portsmouth Under Lights, 6pm

As we sign up for next Monday, 9/4, please note that we will try playing in Portsmouth at the South Mill Pond courts under the lights at 6pm. Next Monday is Labor Day, so hard telling the impact to participation. … Continue reading

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Indoor Play Begins Monday, September 4th (Labor Day)

As has been our practice for years now, our indoor program will begin Monday, September 4th (Labor Day), 7pm – 9pm. This means that online signups for the first Monday session will open Monday, August 28 at 7pm. Thursday play will begin … Continue reading

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Not So Good News

It seems the momentum from The Sports Barn is towards discontinuing our play on Monday/Wednesday and moving us to Tuesday/Thursday. There was mention that we otherwise would only get 2 courts with 2 courts playing basketball and also would have to … Continue reading

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Update — Changes for Next Year’s Program — Please Give Your Thoughts, Again

I had a lengthy conversation with the new owner of The Sports Barn today. It seems for next year that it will be difficult for him to provide us with both Monday as well as Wednesday play, but that is … Continue reading

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Survey Says — Mondays

We had 18 respondents to our Outdoor Doubles survey and surprisingly (to me) Monday evening was the choice. Monday shared 1st place votes with Wednesday and then had more secondary and tertiary votes while Wednesday actually received some “cannot play”s. … Continue reading

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Answer for Rachit — Racquet Stringing

Rachit, the only store in the area still stringing racquets that I know of, is George and Phillips on Water Street in Exeter. Also, Ron offers stringing and perhaps Tim can help you. Sorry, I used to, but now am … Continue reading

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Remainder of Season

Looks now that we will continue to play at HTB through the end of May, meaning our final indoor session will be Wednesday, May 31. After that, we will move the program outdoors to Exeter High School for once a … Continue reading

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Seacoast Member/Guest Tournament — May 20

Publishing event flyer for Paul Whitmore. Paul noted that players can sign up as singles and that they should include their NTRP rating. Seacoast Indoor Tennis Club Member Guest

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Your Feedback Needed!

This past Thursday I mentioned in a post program changes coming for next year. I encourage all of you to share your thoughts here concerning the program changes that may be coming next September. Let us know what Tuesday/Thursday, 7:30pm … Continue reading

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Next Year (September, 2017) — Anticipated Program Changes

With ownership changes at HTB, early indications are that our sessions, starting this September, will be moved from Monday/Wednesday to Tuesday/Thursday with an accompanying time slot change to 7:30pm – 9:30pm. It looks as though basketball has taken over the … Continue reading

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The Seacoast Tennis Ladder opens play on Monday, May 1

Singles players of all ability levels are invited to join The Seacoast Tennis Ladder for play beginning Monday, May 1. http://SeacoastTennisLadder.wordpress.com

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