The Fuzz Buzz - Green Bay Tennis Center



The Fuzz Buzz - Green Bay Tennis Center
The Fuzz Buzz
Fall 2011
Call (920) 347-3080
Girls High School Pre Season Camp
August 5-7th
We kick started the girl’s high school tennis season by having a tennis camp
to get them ready for practice. Pros Karen, Barry and Dan ran drills, talked
strategies, and had a lot of fun.
Junior Day Camp
August 15th-19th
Juniors enjoyed fine tuning their strokes as
well as strength and agility drills mixed in.
Afternoons were full of match play and
competitive games each day.
Greater Madison Open Trip
On the weekend of July 15-17th, I took seven kids to compete in a
USTA Sanctioned Tournament in Madison. The seven participants in the
Greater Madison Junior Open were: Abby Gerbers, Holly Kuffel, Lauren
Miketinac, Marissa Bieda, Brice Ruedinger, Diego Mendoza, and Will
Schneider. During our stay in Madison, the kids and myself went to State
Street (twice), played 36 holes of mini-golf, drove around Camp Randall
Stadium, went swimming, and of course played lots of tennis. The kids
played 20 matches altogether in Madison and performed quite well.
The weekend was highlighted by Abby Gerbers winning the consolation bracket in the girls 16 and
Under Singles Division. I was very impressed by the behavior of the children on and off the court.
The eight of us shared many laughs, highlighted by Diego Mendoza’s Kung Fu Dance. It was a great
weekend and I hope to travel with GBTC junior players to many more tournaments around the Midwest! We feel that trips like this one gives our kids exposure to tournament tennis, which is a huge
benefit to their progression as players. I would like to thank the parents of the kids and the seven
children that traveled with me. I look forward to more tournaments in the future!
From Kim’s Desk…..
We are so excited to get our 2nd indoor tennis season started! As you can see from this FuzzBuzz and
our junior and adult tri-folds that are included with this mailing, GBTC has been very busy planning
and organizing in preparation for this coming indoor season for both junior and adult players! We
have a couple of changes for the 2011-2012 indoor season to share with you.
EFFECTIVE September 6th, 2011
HOURS: Monday-Thursday 8am-10pm Friday-Sunday 8am-8pm
RATES: NO membership price increase and 2011/2012 rates posted on adult flyer
We are very excited to introduce the newest addition to our fulltime staff, Dan Gage. He will be the
Director of our 10&Under Tennis Program.
GBTC is excited to be offering this new teaching format which is a part of the USTA’s mission of developing and growing the sport of tennis in the U.S. This new philosophy of teaching is following the formula that the majority of youth sports have used for year-tailoring equipment and courts to a child’s
size and age so that they develop skills and have fun right from the start. Youth baseball, soccer, basketball and other sports all offer modified gear, courts and fields to give kids confidence and enjoyment as
they develop and mature. It has been decided by the USTA and ITA that tennis follow suit.
10&Under Tennis incorporates the QuickStart Tennis play format so that kids can learn, rally, play and
compete in a way that is more fun. Patrick McEnroe was quoted, “Learning how to play tennis the
right way, with the right strokes, and the proper technique, is beneficial for kids both now and into the
future.” GBTC is very excited to be offering this teaching format and believes Dan will be perfect in
his role here.
For those of you that have not taken advantage of our air conditioned courts and stayed away this summer to play outside, we are anxious for your return. We have several new events, programs and leagues
planned and can’t wait for the indoor season to begin. Hope you had a great summer and see you
soon... Kim
Meet Our New Pro!
Dan Gage
Dan is the Director of 10 & Under Tennis and an Assistant
Teaching Professional. He has 15+ years experience teaching, coaching and playing tennis, with a USTA ranking of 4.5.
He has a degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in
Education. While living in Cottage Grove, he coached the
Menona Grove Boys High School team for 2 years and
worked at Hawk’s Landing Golf and Tennis Club.
Tip from Karen
High Percentage Doubles
Get first serve in
Serve down the middle on deuce court
Serve 3/4th speed
Serve to the opponent’s weaker side
Move in on short ball joining partner
Return cross-court away from net person
Put the ball in play – never wide or in net
Attack weak serves
Approach off short second serve
Use lob to keep opponents off the net
Infrequent return down the line to stop poaching
Partner of Server – ―Net Man‖
Constantly move feet
Adjust with direction of serve
Have the server tell you where they are
placing their serve
Put away high balls
Be aggressive
Partner of Receiver
Help make service line calls
Keep eye on net man after serve goes in
Move in direction of the ball to the net
Player closest to the net takes ball down the
Move forward if opposite net man doesn’t
touch the ball
Results from GBTC’s
Sanctioned Tournament
held July 22, 2011
Boys’ 18 Singles:
Thomas Arnette III (Manitowoc, WI)
Boys’ 16 Singles:
Brice Ruedinger (Two Rivers, WI)
Boys’ 12 Singles:
Jake Lebreck (Green Bay, WI)
Girls’ 18 Singles:
Anne Marie McKenzie (Green Bay, WI)
Girls’ 16 Singles:
Samantha Fleming (Kingsford, MI)
Girls’ 14 Singles:
Lily Howe (Hobart, WI)
Boys’ 18 Doubles:
Matthew Brooks/Andrew Juneau
Fall is coming and we are getting new merchandise every day! We are looking forward to seeing you all here at GBTC soon.
A great inventory of shoes for the whole family awaits – new models from K-Swiss,
Babolat, Prince, and Wilson. Remember that your favorite court shoe is available by
special order if we don’t carry it. Tennis bags from all of our racket companies are
also in-stock. The ProShop clearance rack is overflowing
with great deals! Stop in and see our US Open clothing
from Fila.
Thru September 5th the ProShop hours are Tuesday thru
Friday 10-2 pm or by appointment (920-246-0773). After
that date, the ProShop hours will match those of the club.
We accept MC, Visa, Discover, and Am Ex. Billing in the
ProShop is separate from GBTC. I attended a seminar in
Chicago sponsored by Babolat and focusing on choosing
the right racket and string for each player. Please don’t
hesitate to call with questions on rackets, string, shoes, or
clothing. We are here to help!
Thank you to all our loyal customers – it’s been a great summer!
— Kathy
GBTC can get it done in 24 hours.
How long has it been since you have had your racquet restrung? Your racquet should be
restrung as many times per year as you play in an average week. So, if you play 3 times
a week on average, you should have your racquet restrung 3 times a year. We have a
great selection of strings from nylon to synthetic gut to poly to real gut and we will do
hybrids as well.
Come in and check out the selection along with the colored strings that bring a little fun to
your stick.
Improve your game today!
Green Bay Tennis Center
1516 Fernando Drive
De Pere, WI 54115