Serrano Tennis 
 

Welcome to 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 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.

 

SATA Ladies Tennis League end of Season Social
 


 

          
 
               

  
 

 



Serrano Views Newsletter Article

Andrew Fearnside, Tennis Professional

November/December 2019

Now with the cooler months coming along, it’s a perfect time to get out and play. Remember, even if you can’t find a partner to play with, we offer complimentary usage of our ball machine. It’s a great workout and the Club will set it up and explain how to use it if needed. Also, if you contact our Tennis Director, An-drew Fearnside, he will set you up with a partner of an appropriate level for you. We have loaner racquets and balls available so there’s no excuse. Get out and play.
 
THE PSYCHOLOGICAL BENEFITS OF TENNIS 
Tennis, as a form of exercise, is actually a stress-buster, and there’s many theories as to why this might be a natural pain and stress reliever.
 
There’s the belief that exercise leads to the production of endorphins in the brain that are released into the body, acting as natural pain and stress relievers and promoting feelings of euphoria. Another is that exercising serves as a welcome distraction from the stresses of everyday life; you can’t think about these when you’re concentrating on beating an opponent on the match court.
 
Tennis, being a sport with multiple opportunities – created by the unique scoring system, helps in keeping up your hope and optimism. But you don’t have to play a match to enjoy such psychological benefits. With different ways to approach the game, such as simply rallying without scoring, doing drills or playing different forms of the game like doubles, you can feel more in control of your tennis session because of the variety of options available. There are sev-eral more mental health benefits that flow on from physical activity:
  • Improved alertness – the negative effects of stress and fatigue can be countered with exercise, and in the case of memory, even boosted.
  • Better regulation of serotonin – with this brain chemical linked to functions such as the sleep-wake cycle and appetite this can improve your mood, and even help with depression.
  • Increased calmness and relaxation – the theory goes that this is achieved because vigorous exercise can decrease muscle tension.
  • Enhanced body image and self-esteem – regular physical activ-ity can lead to positive changes in our bodies, boosting our self-perception and self-confidence.  There’s also the personal satisfaction that comes with taking charge and adopting a healthier lifestyle.
And with several studies indicating that those who exercise regu-larly have a more positive outlook, there’s plenty of incentive to pick up a racquet, head to the courts and start playing tennis.

 


2019 Serrano Country Club Tennis Events Calendar
 


2019 Fall/ Winter Junior Schedule
 


     "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! 

-Andrew Fearnside

 

          

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, which 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.