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

May / June 2020

 
It’s been a rough start to the year on the tennis courts but I’m excited about the remained of 2020. With the weather improving, I love this time of year, cool mornings turning hot on the tennis courts so it’s a great time to knock the rust off your games with a clinic or private lesson. Remember, practicing correctly is the key to improvement. Drill with your partner, or coach, not just playing points. I also expect to continue the junior tennis growth and participation in the Adult tennis leagues, tournaments and social events. If you get a chance to do so, please join us at one of the “Come try tennis events” free adult beginner clinics offered during the upcoming months. It’s a great way to experience tennis for the first time or if you haven’t played for a while, get back out on the courts.

Thanks and see you on the courts!

Etiquette
Of all sports, tennis is famous for its etiquette. While sticking to a bunch of rules about how to behave might sound stuffy, tennis etiquette actually makes the sport more enjoyable. Good etiquette won’t give you a better serve or more accurate shots but it will make you more fun to share the court with.

Warm up like a Pro-Keep your pre-match warm ups brief. 10 minutes is plenty of time if you’re not chatting to much

Serve the right way- Before you serve, make sure your opponent is ready to receive. While the rules say you can take no more than 25 seconds, you and your opponent should both be ready to play

No return necessary- If your opponent hits a fault, don’t hit it back unless the call is so close that you have no other option.

Walk with care- Don’t walk behind another court during a point or interrupt another court to retrieve a ball.

Karma- Make your line calls clearly and promptly and give your opponent the benefit of the doubt if you’re unsure of the call. Karma is a powerful force and if you’re not calling fairly, the tennis gods will get you back at the worst times.

Keeping Scoring- The server should call out the score after every point. It will help minimize disagreements.

Focus on your match- Keep your attention on your court. Don’t chat with spectators, talk on your phone or do anything that might distract your opponent or delay the match.

Leave the Tantrums to the kids- Don’t have a tantrum if things aren’t going your way. You need to look in the mirror afterwards and be proud of your efforts.

Congratulations- Shake hands after the match. Or in these times touch elbows, do a racquet high 5, etc. This is just as important as playing the match. Sportsmanship is everything
 
 
 
 

 


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.