Scituate Harbor Yacht Club

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Court and Pool Reservations App How-To Instructions

After a busy spring of planning, the members of the Tennis Committee are looking forward to a busy and fun-filled 2020 season. I'd like to thank the members of the Tennis Committee for their efforts and guidance in helping to adjust our tennis programs to provide a safe and full tennis season. Our Club Pro, Mike Davis, is once again back and has put in a lot of work to prepare the courts and the tennis program for this season and we are indebted to him for all he's done. Last year's assistant pro, Kaitlin, has moved on to nursing school but her sister Bridget will be replacing her. Last year Bridget filled in for Kaitlin for a week and is familiar with the lesson program and already knows many of the kids. We're especially excited to meet the new members and their families and some of them have already reached out to volunteer for the Tennis Committee and we're happy to have them. We'd like you to know beyond the kids' lessons program there is tennis available for the whole family including Ladies Clinics on Monday, Men's clinics Wednesday evenings with Mike and Mixed Doubles clinics with Mike on Thursday evenings. (We expect these clinics to begin under Phase 3 of the state's plan.)

We are planning on beginning the Kids' Tennis Lessons the week of June 29. At the moment, we're hoping to proceed under Phase 3 guidelines with a reduced number of kids on the court and we will follow social distancing guidelines provided by the state, the USTA and our Club's tennis guidelines. Should we remain in Phase 2 on June 29, there are contingency plans in place to proceed with the Tennis Lessons with even lower numbers of players on the courts.

There are also Adult Tournaments most weekends in the summer including Mixed Doubles, Parent/Child and an Adult/Child Draw. The hard working members of the Tennis Committee make these tournaments run and I'd like to thank them for their efforts. Many of these tournaments date back decades and have been run by the same families from their inception and it's always a lot of fun to play or watch.

Tennis Committee
Joan Ankner
Chris Berry
Lianne & Paul Cataldo
Marianne & Roy Coates
Jen & Mike Davis
Michelle & Tom Dwyer
Maureen & Terrence Faherty
Peter Finnegan
Ellen & Peter Fitzpatrick
Lori & Peter Gates
Ritchie & Michael Gilligan
Barbara & Chris Horne
Karen & Eric Limont
Chris-Anne & Rich Logue
Kim & Charlie Murphy
Laura & Jay Neagle
Rosemary & Dave Nelson
Jen & John Palmer
Tyla & Sean Quirk
Jen & Mike Rohnstock
Suzanne & Rick Russell
Allison & Sean Ryan
Jennifer & Andrew Sage

The schedule for the Adult Tournaments will be released pending detailed outlines in Phase 3 by the state and we'd expect Kids' Tournaments to proceed as usual in mid-August upon review of the guidelines.

As you know, we've recently introduced an online court reservation system that can be found on the website on the Tennis tab. It's also downloadable to your phone.

Looking forward to the season and seeing everyone down at the Club.


John Hayes
Tennis Committee Chairman

2020 SHYC Tennis Guidelines

Through Phase 1 only Singles play is allowed.

Players sharing a household may play Doubles with a limit of four people on the court at any one time.

Pickleball will be limited through Phase 1 to Singles on Court 3.

Masks should be worn arriving to the courts but are optional while on the courts.

Gates to the courts will be secured open during the day to limit contact to common surfaces.

Players are asked to enter the courts through the gate at their assigned court and not walk across both courts.

Players are asked to leave tennis bags outside the courts and only bring in racquets, balls and bottled water.

Benches and water coolers have been removed.

Each player should have their own dedicated can of balls and only use your hands to pick up your own balls. Otherwise use your foot to kick a ball or your racquet to return a ball to your opponent. Balls should be marked for identification or use different brands or numbered balls.

Please use the Signup Sheet to reserve a court and to record your use of the courts. We ask you to bring your own pen.

A net will be set up to separate Courts 1 and 2 to limit balls from crossing between courts.

A Ball Quarantine Bucket will be positioned between Courts 1 and 2 should a ball be compromised.

Adult Tournament Schedule

Event Date
McMorrow Men's Doubles
Limont SMUT
Fairclough Adult Junior
Finnegan Mixed Doubles
Cloney Parent Child
Driscoll Men's Doubles
Fitzpatrick Women's Doubles
Mayo Men's / Quinlan Women's Singles
FINALS (Possibly SMUT & Parent Child)
FINALS (Possibly Mixed Doubles & Adult Junior

Youth Tournament Schedule

Event Date
(Age 8 - 9) Singles
(Age 8 - 9) Doubles & Mixed
(Age 14 - 16) Singles
(Age 14 - 16) Doubles & Mixed
(Age 10 - 11) Singles
(Age 10 - 11) Doubles & Mixed
(Age 12 - 13 & up) Singles
(Age 12 - 13) Doubles & Mixed

Special Tennis Events

Event Date Chairs
Tennis Carnival (Age 6-8)
Tennis Banquet

Tennis Videos: To view archived tennis videos click here, 2005,2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 , 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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