SATA Ladies Tennis League end of Season Social


 


 

Welcome to the Serrano Country Club and its Tennis Programs, it's a great place to play.  Serrano Country Club's Tennis Department offers ladies group clinics, cardio tennis classes, private lessons, beginner groups, men's work-out classes, play better singles clinics and drop-in classes complemented by our 4 lighted tennis courts for evening play.  We also offer many adult and junior social events, USTA, SATA and in-house leagues, and annual Club Championship Tournaments... plus much more.

Our USPTA certified tennis director and his staff can help you find the best ways to get started in the game of tennis or to get back into it if you've been away for a while.  They can also help you fine-tune your game or get you involved with the various leagues and clinics available.
 
I am proud of the entire tennis department and know that you will be very satisfied with all the professional services provided and Tennis programming offered here. If you are interested in stepping out on the court with me, I would love to hear from you. For information on lessons and pricing or if you need assistance in deciding which programs, instruction and or activities would be best for you, please feel free to contact me at (925) 518-2656 or e-mail me at Afearnside@serranocountryclub.com.  

I look forward to hearing from you soon. 


 



 

Tennis Director,  Andrew Fearnside
 

Before arriving at Serrano, Andrew held the position of Tennis Director at the Auburn Racquet & Fitness Club, Livermore Valley Tennis Club, and Natomas Racquet Clubs.  He also owned and manged the Fearnside Tennis Academy.  Before moving to California, Andrew was the Head Professional, Director of Junior Excellence and Director of Teaching Excellence at the Mid-Town Tennis Club in Chicago.  While living in the UK, he was the Head Professional at the Riverside Club in London, England.

Andrew has an extensive background in teaching tennis all over the world.  While living in Chicago, he was formally a USTA National coach for the Mid-West Section.  Andrew has trained over 200 nationally ranked and over 300 sectional ranked junior players, six players with ITF World Junior Rankings (including a former #1 world ranked junior player) and several former and current touring professionals, whcih includes three Federation Cup Players and one Davis Cup Player.

Andrew is an Australian teaching professional who is a former ATP world ranked player.  He was formerly a top 5 ranked player for singles and doubles age divisions in the USTA Nor-Cal Section and held USTA National and ITF World Senior Disvion rankings.  

Andrew holds an Elite Level Certification with the USPTA and holds the USTA High Performance Certification.  He also holds a USTA Sport Science Certification and is a USPTA Junior Development Specialist.  Andrew is also the USPTA Regional Director for the Sacramento Region.
 

 

            

 

  

       

 



 


       May/ June 2018 Serrano View Article


Finally, Spring is here and the sun has come along with it. Playing tennis in the cold and dealing with wet tennis courts, dead tennis balls and matches being washed out is hopefully over for the year. Tennis is booming and the Pickleball events are being well attended. If you’d like to join us on the courts, please feel free to contact me for a free evaluation so I can recommend to you the right level of classes, leagues, special events or to just meet your level of players to join in with.  

10 Tips for managing your pre match nerves 
One of the biggest reasons players loose matches or get off to a slow start is pre match nerves and not preparing correctly to compete at your highest level.

Here are 10 tips to help you conquer your pre match nerves so you can play your best from the get go.
1)         Visualize
Imagine yourself performing successfully. Spend 5 to 10 minutes visualizing what you are going to do and how you are going to play.
2)         Control
Control the controllable. Stay focused on what you can control. Don’t dwell on things you can’t control.
3)         Breathe
Deep breathing is a great tool which can help to calm you down and reduce mental and physical nerves
4)         Music
Develop a relaxing or calming playlist which will help calm you down or pick you up.
5)         Challenge
If you start to experience any negative thoughts, try and challenge them. Problem solve and learn how to change a negative into a positive
6)         Nerves
Nerves are a natural part of performance. It’s important that you see them as a positive rather than a negative
7)         Routine
Develop a specific routine that you would like to follow before you compete. This can include a number of steps.
8)         Thoughts
Keep your thoughts positive. Make a list of positive words or phrases which you can look at before you preform
9)         Practice
Before competition, place yourself in situations where you have to perform under pressure
10)       Have Fun
Enjoy what you doing. Take a moment to sit back and smile. It’s the game of Tennis, not the torture of tennis so have fun!

 


 

Click here to view the 2018 Serrano Country Club Tennis Events Calendar

 

 2018 Summer Junior Schedule
Please click on the link above to view our Junior Tennis Schedule.