Club Newsletter

NEWS FROM PARAMOUNT TENNIS CLUB – SEPTEMBER 2019

 

CONGRATULATIONS - USTA STATE CHAMPIONS:  Congratulations to Michelle Kuri’s 4.5 women’s 18 and over team out of Westlake and Wade Hurley’s 3.5 men’s 18 and over team out of Medina for winning the State Championships in Cincinnati over the weekend of August 9th – 11th. Both teams qualified for Midwest, but only Michelle Kuri’s team played in the Midwest Sectional Tournament the following weekend. Great effort by the captains and all the players.  Watch for their State Championship plaques to appear on our Wall of Fame and their banners on the courts.  We still have two teams out of Westlake competing in the State Championships on September 15th – Theresa Smith’s 9.0 mixed 18 and over team will be playing in Toledo and Diane Blesi’s 7.0 women 55 and over will be playing in Perrysburg. Good luck teams – bring home some more banners for the club!

 

PARAMOUNT WELCOMES NEW TENNIS PROS:  Paramount Westlake recently added Shane Spencer to their teaching staff.  Shane was a four-year varsity letter winner at Vermilion High School, where he was captain of the varsity tennis team and graduated in 2015. Shane went on to play four years of college tennis at Marietta College, where he was captain for three of those years. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in psychology. Shane is capable of teaching all ages and skill levels and can be reached at shanespencer@outlook.com.

Paramount Medina recently added Roger Boyer to their teaching staff.  Roger is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University where he earned a double major in Business Administration and Sport Management. While at Baldwin Wallace Roger spent 4 years playing for the Men’s tennis team where he earned 4 varsity letters and 4 ITA scholar-athlete awards. Prior to Baldwin Wallace Roger earned 4 varsity tennis letters from Brunswick High School. Roger also works in partnership as a coach for Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp program which hosts junior tennis camps around the US. Roger is passionate to help players of all ages and skill levels improve and achieve their tennis goals and can be reached at rboyer1996.ata@gmail.com.

 

USTA ADULT TOURNAMENT:  Paramount Medina will be hosting an Adult tournament the weekend of September 6th – 8th.  Events include Men’s singles/doubles (Op,3.0 – 4.0), Women’s singles/doubles (Op, 2.5 – 4.0) and Mixed doubles (Op, 6.0 - 8.0), FMLC.  Entry deadline is Wednesday, September 4th at 11:59PM Eastern time.  To register for this tournament go to our website at www.paramounttennisclub.com and click on the tournament button or go to the USTA website – Tournament ID: 850034919. 

 

MIXED DOUBLES SOCIAL:  Paramount Medina will be hosting a mixed doubles social on Friday, September 13th from 6:30 – 8:30pm.  All levels are welcome, as well as members from both clubs.  You can sign up for this event at the front desk in Medina or send me an email at sbalzarini@paramounttennisclub.com and I will sign you up for the event.  If you do not have a partner, we will find you one.  Cost is $20.00/member and $25.00/non-member.  Please plan to bring a side or appetizer, along with your favorite beverage for socializing afterwards.

 

USA ADULT BEGINNER CLINCS:  Paramount Westlake still has openings in the USA Adult beginner class on Sundays from 4-5:00pm and 5:00-6:30pm with Brett Aronson.  If you are interested in signing up, please call the front desk at 440-250-9081 or email Michelle Kuri at mkuri@paramounttennisclub.com.  Paramount Medina will be starting a daytime USA Adult beginner class on Wednesday and Thursday mornings with Adam Shoemaker.  If you are interested in the Medina class please call 330-239-1800 or email Cindy Dister at cdister@paramounttennisclub.com.

 

SELF-SCHEULED SINGLES LEAGUE:   Paramount Westlake and Medina will be starting a Women’s 2.5 – 4.0 and Men’s 3.0 – 4.0 self-schedule singles league.  The season will start on September 23rd and run through December 10th.  Those individuals interested in participating should contact Todd Ashdown at tashdown@paramounttennisclub.com in Westlake and Shaun Keenan at skeenan@paramounttennisclub.com in Medina.   

 

BRING A FRIEND TENNIS NIGHT:  Paramount Westlake will be hosting a Bring a Friend Tennis Night for their junior members on Friday, September 13th from 6:00-8:00pm.  You can register for this “Free” event by signing up at the front desk or by emailing Zach Long at zlong@paramounttennisclub.com.  There will be a tennis drill, followed by pizza and refreshments. 

 

WOMEN’S INTERCLUB:  Paramount Medina will be participating in the Akron Area interclub, which starts Friday, September 6th and the North Coast Interclub, which starts on Monday, September 9th.  Matches are played during the day (9:30am – 12:30pm).  Paramount Medina has Friday teams at the 2-5 – 4.0+ level and on Mondays at the 8.0 level.  If you are interested in participating on a team, please contact Cindy Dister at cdister@paramounttennisclub.com in Medina.  Westlake members are welcome to play on Medina’s interclub teams. 

 

USTA FALL COMBO & FUSION LEAGUES:  Paramount Medina and Westlake will have a number of Fall USTA teams.  The deadline to request a team and register minimum number of players is Friday, August 30th.  If you are interested in participating on a team, please feel free to contact Todd Ashdown in Westlake at tashdown@paramounttennisclub.com and Shaun Keenan in Medina at skeekan@paramounttennisclub.com.  Again, Paramount members are welcome to play on teams out of both locations.