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YAKIMA FREE COMMUNITY TENNIS ASSOCIATION

IT'S SPRING 2014 ... AND YFCTA IS UP AND RUNNING!

 
OPEN PLAY NIGHTS ARE GOING BACK TO TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS THIS YEAR AND WILL BE NO HOST "OPEN PLAY" FORMAT.  THESE WEEKNIGHTS BEGIN AT 5PM AT KISSEL PARK.  BRING YOUR CONTACT LIST IF YOU ARE A MEMBER JUST IN CASE YOU NEED TO MAKE PHONE CALLS TO FILL YOUR COURTS.  PLEASE REMEMBER THAT SPRING IS HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS TIME AND THEY HAVE PRIORITY FOR COURT USE.  IF NO COURTS ARE AVAILABLE AT KISSEL PARK, GO TO FRANKLIN 2ND, AND WEST VALLEY 3RD AND GOOD LUCK.  MIGHT BE GOOD TO PLAN AHEAD WITH OTHER PLAYERS DURING THIS SPRING SEASON.
 

SATURDAY MORNING SPRING "LEAGUE DOUBLES" DATES

WILL INCLUDE: 

 

APRIL 5TH & 12TH AND MAY 3RD, 10TH, 17TH & 31ST. 

ADVANCE SIGNUPS FOR SATURDAY LEAGUE ARE RECOMMENDED ... THOUGH DROP INS MAY COME

Just Email the League Director, Elsie Kushner ... tenniscoach@clearwire.net

 For More Details About League Tennis ... see our League page or read the Frequenty Asked Questions below.

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Watch For 2 - YFCTA Tournaments this year: 

 

The Racket Breaker Tournament - June 20-22

(ENTRY FORMS NOW ON OUR TOURNAMENT PAGE)

 

and

 

The City Open Tournament - August 1-3

 

 

 

 

Stay tuned for more info, photos, events, and news articles coming soon!  Join our FREE tennis group which currently has 150+ members.  You'll be surprised how easy it is to make new friends, improve your game, and help support tennis in the Yakima, Washington region.

 
 

OUR YFCTA SPONSORS FOR LAST YEAR...

 
 Dr. Kurt Labberton, D.D.S.  Holtzinger Fruit  Sporthaus  The Print Guys
 Yakima Athletic Club  Rite Aid  Tree Top           Yakima Shipping Shop
 Achieve Health & Fitness
 
 Solarity Credit Union
 Blue Ribbon Video  Firepoint Training Assoc. LLC  Office Depot
 Yakima Tennis Club
 
 
 Big 5 Sporting Goods
 Got Books?
 Maria's Gift.com
 (Terry Winet, local  author)
 Splash Express Car Wash
 (use our code: # 17000 thru
 July 7th)
 Yakima Parks &    Recreation
 
Safeway of Yakima
 Imogene's Catering & Lunch  Delivery
 West Valley Fitness  Bergen's Screen Printing Town Square Media
 

Questions And Answers

When do you offer open play tennis?

YFCTA "free" Open Play tennis occurs Monday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. during the months of April through October at Kissel and/or Franklin Park Courts, barring high school team use.  Saturdays 9:00 am to Noon is also available for Open Play. Occasionally our "League" sessions occur at the same times as "Open Play" so if that happens you are free do do either because drop ins are always welcome at League sessions though advanced signup for league assures you court placement priority.  If you're looking for more Open Play you may also try "Sundays With Chris" which begins at 1:00 pm for the fearless competitive players among us.

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What are your Membership options?

YFCTA has 3 membership options:  Free Membership includes being on our Contact List and playing during any Open Play times, just send your name & email information to tenniscoach@clearwire.net.  Regular Membership is the same as Free Membership however you "pay as you play" in organized league matches, $3 ball fee per session.  Donor Membership is a $30 per year ($50 family) for unlimited league play with no ball fees. Tournament fees are separate and discounted for Donor Members.

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How do I join YFCTA?

To join YFCTA just send your name, email and (optional) phone number to tenniscoach@clearwire.net
All information is confidential to our members only and will not be used for business or activities other than tennis.

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What does YFCTA stand for?

Yakima Free Community Tennis Association

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When did YFCTA become a group?

YFCTA became an official Community Tennis Association with the USTA in September of 2011.  Its founding members had been actively playing and organizing tennis events independently for 6 years following their departure from a previous tennis group called YCTA.  Our new "YFCTA" began with about 20 people and has grown to 100+ members today.

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What is the difference between ... Open Play ... League ... and Tournaments?

YFCTA "League" Sessions are pre-arranged organized Doubles matches during a 6 week period each season.  Matches are based on number of wins each week and your rating goes up or down accordingly.  There is NO requirement to attend each week to participate in this League however the more you play the better your rating.  During League sessions you can enjoy competing with players of similar ability levels and it is also more competitive since scores are recorded and then reported to our League Director.  Ball fees of $3 per session are appreciated during League sessions. See more details on our "League" page.   YFCTA "Open Play" on the other hand, is random matches (doubles or singles) played by any players who happen to show up on those days.  Players organize themselves and its just for fun, not for ratings or score keeping and its totally free.  Our YFCTA "Tournament" is a special 2 day doubles and singles event in August which requires advance registration and payment.  Players from Yakima and other cities are seeded by regular ratings of 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0+ .  Our Tournament Director schedules standard USTA style matches which are progressive until a winner is determined in each category, however as of now this Tournament is not yet sanctioned by USTA.

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Yakima Free Community Tennis Assn. became an official CTA with USTA in September of 2011.
You will be happy to discover that you can really join this great tennis group for FREE!
For more information just email tenniscoach@clearwire.net