San Carlos Tennis Club

USTA Sectionals Results

Our club sent 7 teams to Sectionals over the last 2 weekends. Congrats to all the players and captains that earned the right to battle on the blazing courts of the Central Valley. Some results below; more in next week's Buzz.

In the 18+ league, the W2.5/3.0 DT Grateful REDi, led by Jeanine Diaz La Rivera, brought home Second Place hardware.  They swept 2 of their opponents, 3-0, and lost to the third, 1-2. 

L to R: Jenny Huynh, Shirley Dinh, Captain Jeanine Diaz de Rivera, Patty Coulson, Khin Tint. not shown: Susan Mangalick.  On the right: Khin and Shirley with 2nd place trophies.

SCTC's 55+ 6.0 Warrior Women, led by Tami Adachi, won 3 out of 4 matches, tying with two other teams. Number of match wins placed them in a respectable 3rd place!

L to R: Lisa Disco, Lauren Mathews, Susanna Ventura, Tami Adachi, Jen Falk, Stephanie Chu, Judy Gee, Judith Alex, Raine Oiwa, Suzy Sin. Not shown: Deana Blackburn, Lynette Lissin, Marla Lindsay, Marian Waddell, Sandra Von Lowen

On the Men's side, John Geer's 55+ M6.0 team reported: "We took 3rd place, losing the first day to the heat (and some good players). We won the second day and lost the final match 2-1." 

L to R: John Geer captain, Al Brianes, Marshall Moran, Sunny Tong, Hill Huntington, Joe Stapeman, John Spotisswood, Not shown: Chris Lum

Fall USTA league play

With the 40+ mixed USTA season up and running, it's time to plan for the next session of USTA play! SCTC has teams registered for Combo, Mixed 55+, Daytime Combo, and Daytime 70+ leagues. Play starts on August 29. Get in touch with our USTA coordinator John Swiecki, if you would like to join a team.

Women's drop-in Reset for Mondays

Thanks to SCTC member Dawn Campbell for offering to organize and revive the Monday women's doubles playing event! Ladies, we'll start Monday, June 6th, at Highlands Park Tennis Courts from 8:00 - 10:00 am.  No registration is necessary, but if you want to let Dawn know, email to Ladies, start the week off with some fun doubles tennis with pals old and new.

Paso Robles Away Trip Oct 14-15

Mark your calendars for this not-to-be-missed event: 2 days of tennis and off-court fun in Paso Robles.  Join us for our annual tennis gathering with really fun, competitive doubles tennis (and lots of it!) in a gorgeous setting at a serene club over a Friday and Saturday in October. The registration fee of $210 includes all the tennis you can play, lunches on both play days, and a banquet dinner as we wrap up the friendly tournament (with prizes!). Registration opens on Thursday, August 11 at 5:30 pm. Register here once it opens, because once it does, it will sell quickly.

We will also offer a dinner-only option, for those who want to bring non-tennis-playing guests, including non-members. Non-playing guests can hang out at the sports club and throughout the weekend, and join us for the banquet dinner on Saturday evening too.

Labor Day Fun Day Sept 6th

Get ready for another Fun Day at Carlmont HS on Monday, Sept 6th. Stay tuned for registration details.

Chutes and Ladders, Tennis Version

Move up and down the ladder by challenging players, plan matches on your own schedule, and meet new tennis buddies.  Instructions on how to register for the SCTC Men's or Women's ladders and other logistics are on the Ladders page. Also check out the Ladder Challenge Rules.

Contact Chris Guslani @ with questions about the NEW Men's ladder.

Contact Laureen Cortez at regarding the Women's Ladder.

Safe Play Policies - Evolution Happens!

The new variants of COVID are transmissible even among vaccinated people, and we need to double-down on our precautions. The following rules apply whether or not you’re vaccinated. If you participate in club events or USTA leagues:

Do NOT play i
f you feel ill, even with mild symptoms.

Do NOT play if you have been exposed within the last 10 days to someone who has tested positive. Quarantine and go get tested.  Alert all those you have been in contact with if you are covid-positive.

Registering for a SCTC event or playing USTA comes with the expectation that you: 

1. Do not come onto the courts until the appointed time of event.

2. Maintain a social distance of 6 feet, including during turnovers. Do not huddle face-to-face for strategizing with your partner.  Both should face the back fence, standing apart.

3. Any refreshments need to be available in single-serving containers (like a banana!).

Drop-In Tennis

SCTC has 4 weekly Drop-In Doubles events. SCTC Drop-Ins are open to the public. Come join us - make new friends - and meet other players of all levels!  

 Weekly Schedule Drop-In Type  Time  Location   Coordinator  Contact Info
 Mondays Women's Doubles 8:00-10:00AM Highlands Dawn Campbell 
 Wednesdays Mixed Doubles 8:00-10:00AM Highlands  OPEN 
 Fridays  Men's Doubles 8:00-10:00AM Arguello Hugh Burroughs 
 Sundays Mixed Doubles 8:00-10:00AM Burton Hugh Burroughs 

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