San Carlos Tennis Club


Club donation for solo play at Carlmont

SCTC has donated $3,000 to Carlmont High School to install a tennis backboard. The backboard will be installed on Court 7 and is expected to be completed by year's end. Carlmont continues to be a great partner to our club with favorable court rentals and we wanted to show our appreciation by contributing to this initiative. We'll let you know when the backboard is installed and ready for use!

A Fun Ladies Singles Event

The club hosted its first of what will be many singles events on Sunday the 17th of October. Eight ladies gathered at Arguello for tournament-style (with brackets!) singles play. Each player played three mini-matches and the one who won all three was crowned the champion (it was yours-truly, Mirella!). Thanks to Tiffany Truong and Laureen Cortez for organizing and making the morning great! Plans are already underway to host more singles events for men and women of all levels, so stay tuned at the Events page and in the BUZZ newsletter!




Away Trip 2021 Edition

Over the weekend of October 1-3, SCTC members gathered at the Paso Robles Sports Club for as much tennis as one could possibly play in a weekend - one member logged over 42K steps on her activity tracker for the two days of play (the same member was also one of the winningest ladies of the weekend, rewarded by a lovely bottle of local wine!). We played mixed, same-gender, and combo doubles, switching partners and opponents every 45 minutes for pro-sets, and also spent a lot of time laughing, eating, drinking (not just wine - lots of water was a must!), and enjoying the calm (though rather hot) conditions of Paso Robles.

All of this from the meal-planning, setting the lineups, coordinating fun activities, communicating with the group, and all other super-host duties was possible because of the dedication of our VP Jack Hesotian and Board member Andrea Gruner. We all looked forward to the event for a long time, especially after the missed 2020, and now look forward to even more fun in 2022!


More photos here!

Arguello courts available to USTA teams

Looking for some court time to hold a practice for your team?  The Club is now making courts available on Saturday and Sunday for reservations.

New Board Positions for 2022

If you are interested in serving the club in one of the Board positions, send an email to Jack Hesotian hesotian@gmail.com, who is chair of the nominating committee. Describe your interest and how you can best fill that position and contribute to club leadership.  Positions are listed here.

Monday morning Women's Drop-in tennis

This event needs a coordinator to help rotate players and welcome newbies.  Players meet at San Carlos's Highlands Park courts from 8-10am. Please contact Hugh for details. This is a great opportunity to meet players at various levels, and to support our club's activities.

News about mid-year memberships

In mid-October, the reduced-cost mid-year membership will be eliminated, permanently.
Any $50 membership dues paid through the end of 2021 and the whole of 2022 will apply to membership through to the end of 2022 (renewable in January 2023).

Safe Play Policies - Being Diligent about Delta!

The Delta variant of Covid is easily transmittable 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 if 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. Mask up as you exit your vehicle and until you are playing on court.  

3. 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.

4. We recommend leaving the facility after you play. If you stay as a spectator, you must wear a mask and maintain social distancing. No sharing food or drink.


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!  Note that Men's Friday morning session is now back at Highlands Park courts for the summer.

 Weekly Schedule Drop-In Type  Time  Location   Coordinator  Contact Info
 Mondays Women's Doubles 8:00-10:00AM Highlands  OPEN dropin@sancarlostennis.com 
 Wednesdays Mixed Doubles 8:00-10:00AM Highlands  OPEN dropin@sancarlostennis.com 
 Fridays  Men's Doubles 8:00-10:00AM Arguello Hugh Burroughs
dropin2@sancarlostennis.com 
 Sundays Mixed Doubles 8:00-10:00AM Burton Hugh Burroughs
dropin2@sancarlostennis.com 




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