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.

 

 


 



 
                  
 
                  

                  
 

 

Serrano Views Newsletter Article

Andrew Fearnside, Tennis Professional

March/April 2020


Developmental Benefits For Children Who Play Tennis

If you’re looking to introduce your child to a sport, tennis is a great option on many levels. It’s equally mental as it is physical, therefore promoting both strong psychological and physiological development.

Getting Started Early
The elementary school and early-secondary school years are a crucial time during which children acquire coordination and complex technical skills. If they play several sports during this time, they enjoy significant physical advantages over kids who don’t experience or engage with sport.

Tennis, in particular, provides countless physical benefits for children of this age. It develops their hand-eye coordination, gross motor skills (through court movement and ball striking), fine motor skills (through finessed drop shots and angled volleys), balance and body coordination, all the while building acceleration, speed, leg strength, agility and flexibility. Tennis also promotes overall good health in children.

Tennis is a Life-Long Sport
From a psychological standpoint, children who play tennis develop skills and strategies that will also serve them well in life off the court.

Because they’re out there on their own, and often calling their own lines while competing, children learn to accept responsibility for their actions, decisions and mistakes, and can begin to manage these more effectively. They must learn to respond to adversity, adapt to different situations and environments, and deal with stress, often compounded when scores are tight or if they’re losing. Both in practice and competitive environments, tennis fosters work ethic, discipline, and sportsmanship in children, and hones their problem solving skills.

Teamwork
Tennis also improves social skills – children learn about the importance of teamwork when playing doubles, and benefit from the necessary communication with singles opponents before, during and after matches.
 
 
 
 

 


2020 Serrano Country Club Tennis Events Calendar
 


2020 Winter/Spring 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 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.