- Advanced Group Reservation Form
- Adult Leagues
- Adult Singles Ladder
- Junior Development Tournaments
- Junior Development Match play
- Middle school league
Advanced Group Reservation Form
Groups may submit a request to reserve courts at the Pleasanton Tennis & Community Park outside of our standard 7 days advance booking policy. In order to serve the tennis community as a whole, courts will be granted depending on availability and criteria listed below.
Priority consideration for day, time and location will be given to those that meet the following criteria:
- Highest percentage of Pleasanton residents per group
- Request is for tournament, match, or other similar event. Team practices are not eligible for multi-court reservation at Pleasanton Tennis Park
- Group is affiliated with recognized tennis entity (i.e. USTA, CCSL, etc.)
- The group/activity helps tennis center participation or provides service to the community
The reserved fee structure is $7 for 45 minutes per court. Full payment is to be made to Lifetime Tennis 7 days prior to the group's event or 1st home match (leagues). Groups are asked to request sufficient court time for their events and should expect other groups or individual reservations to immediately follow.
It is our goal to balance usage so that members of the community, lessons, groups, and leagues all have access to this great facility. We will attempt to accommodate all requests that do not interfere with us providing equitable court access. Individuals participating in an "advanced group reservation" may not book additional courts during the groups scheduled court time.
Requests for USTA, FALL, B.A.L.L and other organized tennis teams may be submitted up to 90 days prior to the first day of the season's start date and are required no later than 1 week prior to the last day of league registration dates. Lifetime Tennis will review and provide a schedule no later than 1 week after the season schedule has been published. Groups seeking advance reservations less than 1 week prior to the last day of registration will be considered on a first come, first served basis.
Group/team events held at the Pleasanton Tennis Park will typically be limited to 3 courts (Typically courts 3, 4 & 5) for 3 hours. Additional courts and more convenient time frames are available for home matches and team practices at local High Schools on Saturdays.
Requests for one time or annual group events may be made up to 1 year in advance. Lifetime Tennis will review and notify any interested parties whether or not the Tennis Park can accommodate the request(s).
Pleasanton Tennis Park Rain Policy
During the winter months court conditions can change rapidly. Lifetime Tennis staff will determine court playability during inclement weather. Drying the courts can take some time and often depends on weather conditions. Even after removing all puddles and standing water, courts may still be too slick to play. When staff is available, every effort will be made to dry the courts in a timely fashion. Lifetime Tennis can not guarantee that your court will be playable in time for your league match. Dry courts are allocated first go to Park and Recreation programs and then league matches.
League Reservation Guidelines
The Pleasanton Tennis Park has designated specific time frames and number of courts for various match formats. Teams are expected to complete all warm-ups and matches within the allotted time frames.
In the event that a match extends beyond the group’s reserved time, the team captain shall be responsible for clearing the courts so as to allow the next user / group to enjoy their full reservation. The staff of Lifetime Tennis will work with team captains to find other available tennis courts so that the league match(es) may be concluded that same day.
Barring any unforeseen circumstance (i.e. 2 matches on the same day) it is our intention that courts 3, 4 and 5 will be scheduled for all matches played at the Pleasanton Tennis Park.
High School courts may also be used for Saturday matches where there are additional courts available for use.
- 3 match leagues (i.e. USTA combo, senior, mixed teams) – given 3 courts for 2.25 hours each
- 4 match leagues (i.e. weekday morning B.A.L.L. teams) – given 4 courts for 2.25 hours each
- 5 match leagues (i.e. Men’s / Women’s USTA teams, or CCSL) – given 3 courts for 3 hours each at the Pleasanton Tennis Park and 5 courts for 2.25 hours each or 4 courts for 2.25 hours at the high school.
Designated days and times
Each team is awarded a specific day and time to host all home matches. In the event of rain or cancelled matches, the team captain will arrange a make-up schedule with Mary Pat Patrick, the Pleasanton Tennis Park advanced group reservation coordinator. The captain is not to “assume”a rain out without first speaking with a member of Lifetime Tennis.
All individual and group advanced reservations are $7 for 45 minutes per court.
The total payment for all home matches is to be remitted to the Lifetime Tennis office no less than 1 week prior to the 1st home match. In addition, the team captain is to provide the tennis office with a roster of players, complete with names, addresses and phone numbers.
To better enhance your playing experience, Lifetime Tennis will provide scorecards on each of your team’s match courts and a refreshment table upon request. Water may be purchased in the office. Wilson US Open tennis balls may also be purchased.
League Reservation Guidelines for High School Courts
The High School courts have designated specific time frames and number of courts for various match formats. Teams are expected to complete all warm-ups and matches within the allotted time frames.
In the event that a match extends beyond the group’s reserved time, the team captain shall be responsible for clearing the courts so as to allow the next user / group to enjoy their full reservation.
3 match leagues (i.e. USTA 2.5, 5.0 teams) – given 3 courts for 2.25 hours each
4 match leagues (i.e. weekday morning senior teams) – given 4 courts for 2.25 hours each
5 match leagues (i.e. Men’s / Women’s USTA teams, or CCSL) – given 5 courts for 2.25 hours each.
Designated days and times
Each team is awarded a specific day and time to host all home matches. In the event of rain or canceled matches, the team captain will arrange a make-up schedule with Mary Pat Patrick, the Lifetime Tennis advanced group reservation coordinator.
All individual and group advanced reservations are $7 for 45 minutes per court. Home match fees for a 3 match format is $63 for 6.75 hours, 5 match format is $84 for 9 hours
The total payment for all home matches is to be remitted to the Tennis Park office no less than 1 week prior to the 1st home match. In addition, the team captain is to provide the tennis office with a roster of players, complete with names, addresses and phone numbers.
To better enhance your playing experience, Lifetime Tennis will provide water, scorecards, and a table for each match. Courts will be clean. Restrooms will be unlocked and soap will be available for use. Wilson US Open tennis balls may also be purchased in our pro shop.
NTRP Rating System
Read all categories carefully and then decide which one best describes your present ability level. Be certain that you qualify on all points of all preceding levels as well as those in the level you choose. When rating yourself assume you are playing against a player of the same gender and the same ability.
General Characteristics of Various NTRP Playing Levels (Wheelchair players please see note below)
1.5 You have limited experience & are working primarily on getting the ball in play.
2.0 You lack court experience & your strokes need developing. You are familiar with the basic positions for singles & doubles play.
2.5 You are learning to judge where the ball is going, although your court coverage is limited. You can sustain a short rally of slow pace with other players of the same ability.
3.0 You are fairly consistent when hitting medium-paced shorts, but are not comfortable with all strokes and lack execution when trying for directional control, depth, or power. Your most common doubles formation is one-up, one-back.
3.5 You have achieved improved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots, but need to develop depth & variety. You exhibit more aggressive net play, have improved court coverage & are developing teamwork in doubles.
4.0 You have dependable strokes, including directional control & depth on both forehand & backhand sides on moderate-paced shots. You can use lobs, overheads, approach shots & volleys with some success & occasionally force errors when serving. Rallies may be lost due to impatience. Teamwork in doubles is evident.
4.5 You have developed your use of power, spin & can handle pace. You have sound footwork, can control depth of shots, & attempt to vary game plan according to your opponents. You can hit first serves with power & accuracy & place the second serve. You tend to over-hit on difficult shots. Aggressive net play is common in doubles.
5.0 You have good shot anticipation & frequently have an outstanding shot or attribute around which a game may be structured. You can regularly hit winners or force errors off of short balls & can put away volleys. You can successfully execute lobs, drop shots, half volleys, overhead smashes, & have good depth and spin on most second serves.
5.5 You have mastered power and/or consistency as a major weapon. You can vary strategies & styles of play in a competitive situation & hit dependable shots in a stress situation.
6.0 to 7.0 You have had intensive training for national tournament competition at the junior & collegiate levels & have obtained a sectional and/or national ranking.7.0 You are a world-class player.
Players in Wheelchairs:Players in wheelchairs should use these general characteristics to determine their NTRP skill level. The only differences are as follows:Mobility: while players in wheelchairs may have skills that would normally provide them a certain rating, the mobility factor suggests that when competing against able-bodied players, they should participate at an NTRP skill level that provides for competitive rather than compatible play.Serving ability: Due to the nature of the player’s injury or disability, a powerful serve may not be possible. In this case, it may be more realistic to self-rate below 4.0 as service strength becomes key beyond this level. Many tournament players in wheelchairs have already received an NTRP rating.Wheelchair players should check with players whose skills match their own before determining their rating. The very best world-class players in wheelchairs have an NTRP rating in the low 4.5s.
Memorial Day Junior Tournament
Monday May 27th
Deadline to Register 5/25/13