Adult Tennis Drop In Clinics

Sunny weather and outdoor courts afford us the opportunity to host Drop In Clinics from time-to-time. No advance sign up is needed. Just drop in! Drop-In Clinics give you a workout with drills and point play coached by Jeff Richards, Tennis Director. Have a great time refining skills, improving your game and meeting other MIBC tennis enthusiasts. Member price ($35)

Drop-In classes will indicate a NTRP/USTA 3.5 & 3.0 rating (3.0 coming week of May 31st!) This keeps players of similiar skill level together and affords for greater opportunity for learning and enjoyment.

To receive regular Tennis communications please email tennis@mibeachclub.com with your request to be added. Drop In Clinics will also be communicated in the weekly newsblast, as well.

 

USTA

What is my USTA rating? Please view the table below for a quick reference of general skills related to the equivalent USTA rating. To schedule a formal assessment, please contact Jeff Richards, Tennis Director. To learn more about USTA link to www.usta.com.

Announcing MIBC’s 1st Official USTA 6.0 Mixed Doubles Team – Summer 2021
Team Name: “All Mixed Up”
Team Captain: Lloyd Hounsell
Players: 16 MIBC members
MIBC “Home” Tournament dates:  July 24, 31 and August 14, 3PM
Fun Facts:
  • Many players will be playing their 1st USTA match, ever!
  • Won the first match!  The team is now 1-0 (as of July 12)!
  • Team “All Mixed Up” is officially the “Most Fun” team in the league.
If you are interested in learning more about USTA and/or forming a team, please email Jeff Richards, Tennis Director.
Rating Skill Description
1.0 Just Starting to play tennis.
1.5 Has limited experience and is still working primarily on getting the ball into play..
2.0 Needs on-court experience. Has obvious stroke weakness but is familiar with basic positions for singles and doubles play.
2.5 Learning to judge where the ball is going although court coverage is weak. Can sustain a short rally of slow pace with other players of the same ability.
3.0 Fairly consistent when hitting medium-paced shots, but is not comfortable with all strokes and lacks execution when trying for directional control, depth or power. Most common doubles formation is one-up and one-back.
3.5 Has achieved improved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots, but lacks depth and variety. Starting to exhibit more aggressive net play, has improved court coverage and is developing team work in doubles
4.0 Has dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both forehand and backhand sides on moderate shots, plus the ability to use lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys with some success. Occasionally forces errors when serving and teamwork in doubles is evident. Rallies may be lost due to impatience.
4.5 Starting to master the use of power and spins. Beginning to handle pace, has sound footwork, can control depth of shots and is beginning to vary game plan according to opponents. Can hit first serves with power and accuracy and place the second serve. Tends to overhit on difficult shots. Aggressive net play is common in doubles.