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.

 

 

 


As winter quickly creeps up, many of us are going to be facing much colder conditions than we like. Here are some tips that will help make playing tennis more enjoyable during the winter months.

1.) Dress the Part
Playing tennis in 40 degrees or less as opposed to 90 degrees is definitely a change. Most importantly, you have to dress accordingly.
Wear several thin layers of clothing so you can take off small amounts as you warm up. If you have a large, warm sweatshirt on over a Tshirt, you will go from one extreme to the other once you remove the outer layer.

2.) Gloves
I find it extremely difficult to feel the grip with gloves on, no matterhow thin the gloves are but if you need them, golf gloves are great.
The colder your hands are the harder it is to 􀏐ind the right position on your grip.

3.) Stretch
Be sure to stretch a lot before you play and as you warm up. Your muscles will take longer to loosen up in the cold and you don't want to pull any muscles. Be sure to take your time in the warm up, and try to warm-up for five to 10 minutes longer than you usually would. A
great tip is to warm up inside before getting on the court.

4.) Shots That Work in Cold Weather
Without the 90-degree temperature, you may be able to play longer and stay in the longer rallies without feeling like you are going to run out of gas. However, it's important to keep in mind that the cold weather does have an impact on your play--and the ball. The colder the weather the less bounce the ball will have.
Effective shots in cold weather:
•Drop shots
•Slice
•Flat serves and slice serves

Last of all, think about changing your racquet's string tension. I often string my racquets 2 or 3 lbs lower in cold weather as the ball doesn’t fly through the air as much and the looser string help with more power.

2021 ADULT CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
The Tennis Club Championships were held over 3 days in October. Congratulations to all players involved and a big thank you to all our tennis spectators for coming out to watch some wonderful tennis. Everyone had a great time!
 


 



 
                  
 
                  

                  
 

 

 

 
 
 

Click HERE to download the November 2021 Tennis Calendar


Click HERE to download the 2021 Fall/Winter Junior Tennis Schedule and sign up sheet

"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 by 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.