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What are the tennis leagues at the Paseo Club and how do you join?

November 17th, 2023 | 3 min. read

By Jen Azevedo

Do you love getting out on the courts with your friends to play a few games of tennis? Have you considered taking your playing to the next level?

Every year more than 300,000 people play in tennis leagues across the United States.

Belonging to a tennis league is a great way to stay active, improve your tennis game, and have the chance to compete. 

The Paseo Club has several tennis leagues for men, women, and mixed teams of many different levels. 

In this article, you will learn what a tennis league is, the benefits of joining a tennis league, what leagues are at the Paseo Club, and how you can sign up to join.

tennis-eventsWhat is a tennis league?

Tennis leagues provide the opportunity to test your game against people with different styles and abilities.

Competitions for tennis leagues are held weekly and organized according to your tennis rating. The top teams from local leagues earn the chance to compete in district and/or sectional championships. The winners of the sectionals move on to national championships. 

There are two styles of leagues. 

  • You choose a partner in advance to play with
  • In ladder-league formats, you rotate your partner each set in a three set/match. In this method, the cumulative score of all players will determine the winner. At the end of week seven, whoever has the most points wins.

tennis-1What are the benefits of joining a tennis league?

There are several advantages to being part of a tennis league.

  • Experience camaraderie 
  • Build long-lasting friendships
  • Strengthen your mental game 
  • Enjoy a competitive environment
  • Develop your tennis-playing skills

Recently, The Journal of Medicine and Science in Tennis published a study titled Improved General Health Outcomes in US Recreational Tennis Players. The authors surveyed 10,000 USTA league players and found the more you play tennis — in particular league tennis — the healthier you are likely to be.

“USTA league players have higher general, physical, social, and mental health scores than the general population median,” the authors concluded in the summary.

jentennisWhat are the tennis leagues at the Paseo Club? 

There are five tennis leagues at the Paseo Club. Leagues function on 7-week cycles.

1. Beer League

This ladder league competes for one winner at the end of each season. Doubles play. Beer league is hosted in conjunction with Wine Down Wednesday. Level 4.0+. Wednesdays at 7 pm. 

2. Men's League

Men gather for doubles league play. This league is designed for the player trying to get better. Level 3.5-4.0. Tuesdays at 7 pm.

3. Ladies Wine League

Combine the best of both worlds by drinking wine and playing tennis. Doubles league. Level 3.0-4.0. Monday evenings at 7 pm.

4. Ladies Ladder League

This is a great place to meet other members and play doubles. Level 3.5-4.0. Fridays at 9 am.

5. Mixed Doubles League

Kick off the weekend with your favorite partner. Level 3.0-3.5. Fridays at 6 pm.

comp_IMG_5221Who can join a tennis league at the Paseo Club?

Members 18 and older can join any league appropriate for their level. League play is for 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5 players.

What is the cost of joining a tennis league at the Paseo Club?

The price for becoming a member of the Paseo Club tennis leagues is $30 per seven-week season.

How can people sign up to join a tennis league?

Contact Mikhail Zeltser for the USTA Men’s League on Tuesdays and Beer League on Wednesdays as well as the Mixed Doubles Flex League. 

For all other league inquiries, please contact Tennis Director René Heger.

comp_FullSizeRGetting started in a tennis league

If you are looking for a reason to play more tennis, consider joining one of the Paseo Club’s tennis leagues. It will help you improve your skills, develop social connections, and have fun.

If you think you would like to join a league, make sure you check the league’s schedule against your own. When you sign up, your teammates are depending on you. It is best to make sure you can commit to all league events.

The Paseo Club opened twenty years ago as a tennis club. The tennis side grew with drills, leagues, comps, and fundraisers. Fitness and pickleball facilities soon followed, and now the club is a full-service private social club with tennis and pickleball courts, over 60 fitness classes taught every week, and a junior Olympic pool.

If you are looking to relax after a rigorous tennis game, come grab a beer at the clubhouse, a bite to eat at the cafe or treat yourself to a massage at the spa.

If you love tennis and want to meet like-minded locals from the SCV, check out the Paseo Club. You can schedule a tour to check out all eight acres of the facilities and meet instructors and members. 

Jen Azevedo

Jen Azevedo is a tennis professional, pickleball professional, personal trainer, group exercise instructor, and the general manager of the Paseo Club. She loves the community at the Paseo Club and that it is also a safe and fun place for her daughter. Jen’s favorite activities are joining her tribe for trail races or her partners for tennis matches. Occasionally Jen slows down to relax with a book — she reads over 100 a year!