San Carlos Tennis Club

Vote for the New Board

Members: by Dec 10th, use your right to vote.  Go to this page and cast your ballot, with the option of including any comments or write-in candidates. Voting is limited to one ballot per member, and cast votes are collected anonymously.

Men's post-Thanksgiving singles event


And, we have a winner! Congratulations to Daniel Pias (^thumb's up!) for taking the trophy at the men's singles event on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Member John Wynn (^middle) skillfully organized the brackets and other logistics. The event also featured the talented Joe Bao and Bhirani Ramu (^on John's right) and Alstair Jeffs (^on Daniel's left). Stay tuned for the next singles events in early 2023!

Fall Club Tennis Leagues - Register December 15

Another round of evening (Monday through Friday) events will start play on January 9.  Registrations will open on December 15th at 5:30pm! Go to the Events page to register. Members are invited to register for one at-level event at that time and for a second event four days later (on December 19). Also, if open slots remain, please feel free to join the registration for above-level play (0.5 rating above the playing level) on Tuesday, December 20 at 5:30 pm.  NOTE: TTT and ATT will NOT count towards this initial one-league limit.

Go to your Membership Profile and make sure your NTRP Player Rating is current (USTA just posted their year-end ratings) before registering for a league to ensure you qualify for the appropriate league level.

NEW seasons of Team Tennis, Adv Team Tennis

Due to the popularity of Traditional Team Tennis (TTT) and Advanced Team Tennis (ATT), we'll have 2 seasons of 6 months each.  Each season will have 4 teams of 8 players each, balanced by gender and playing level, as done before. Each member can sign up for one season per year, unless there are extra spaces at the start of the season. Both leagues play on Sundays 9am-1pm.  The match dates are:

Spring season:  TTT Jan 8, Feb 12, Mar 12, Apr 16, May 7, June 4

                      ATT - Jan 22, Feb 26, Mar 26, Apr 23, May 21, June 11

Fall season: TTT - July 9, Aug 13, Sept 10, Oct 8, Nov 5, Dec 3

                   ATT - July 23, Aug 27, Sept 24, Oct 22, Nov 19, Dec 17

Registration for BOTH seasons will open on Tuesday, Dec 13th at 5:30pm. Registration for TTT and ATT will NOT count towards the initial one-league limit for club league registration.

Every team member plays at each match.  Please sign up only if you can play on all of the match dates.  Questions? For TTT, contact Carol rhodes.carol08@gmail.com and for ATT, contact Moti motilal76@yahoo.com

The Women's Singles Series crowns a champion!

Well, not so much a crown as adoration for Laureen Cortez, who had the most wins with the biggest hitting on Sunday the 13th! Finalists Kathleen Kenny (L), Mirella Bucci, and Tiffany Luo (R) joined Laureen on champion's court:


Volunteers needed: Any players interested in volunteering to host future singles events get to pre-register. Please contact Laureen to offer your help!

John Yarley is awarded a Brass Ball

Our beloved past President, John Yarley, was presented with a brass tennis ball, engraved with the club logo, in recognition of his years of "ace" service to the club. In addition to serving as president for 2 (two!) years, John has filled several other board positions over the years.  This past year as Club League Director, he organized all the leagues and ran several of the mixed leagues himself. AND he captained several USTA teams as well! 

Problem with the courts? Need a last-minute sub? Who ya gonna call? John Yarley, of course!  He'll find a solution! 



A Posse of 3 SCTC Presidents

Jack Hesotian presents the Service Award to John while Carol Rhodes looks on.



Paso Robles reflections


Do consider joining us on this fabulous Fall event next year - and if you want a court-side seat for all of the action, consider volunteering to organize it in Paso Robles or in your own tennis paradise!

USTA Sectionals Results

The Mixed40+ 6.0 team led by Tiffany Truong made it to sectionals in early October.  "We won 1 match and lost 2, and had lots of fun."  Way to go, team!



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 @ chris@guslani.com with questions about the NEW Men's ladder.

Contact Laureen Cortez at laureentc@yahoo.com 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 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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