Tennis


TENNIS AT  THE GUILFORD YACHT CLUB, SUMMER 2013

GYC is proud to announce some great tennis opportunities for our membership. Come down and hit some balls with our pro, Billy Previdi, or utilize some court time with a friend. We have the most beautiful setting for tennis on the shoreline!

GYC is fortunate to have Billy Previdi available as our pro. Billy has been a head pro in CT since 1981. He is a native of NY and learned his tennis at the prestigious Port Washington Tennis Academy where among his contemporaries were John McEnroe and Vitas Gerulaitis. Billy attended St. John’s University in NY on athletic and academic scholarship. Billy was named Dunlop Pro of the Year in 1996. He was also inducted into the Branford Sports Hall of Fame in 2010 after coaching the girls tennis team for 19 years with a record of 210-38 and a first State Championship for the team. Billy continues to compete as a player. He has been a member of USTA New England’s Atlantic Coast 45’s team for 6 years. Billy and his son, Matthew, were ranked #1 in New England and #20 in the nation in Father-Son doubles in 2008. Billy is a member of the USPTA and has been published in their magazine. He and his wife, Jill, reside in Branford and have two son’s, Matthew, 29 and Christopher, 24. Billy’s love for tennis and enthusiasm on the court is contagious. He is happy to work with individuals at any level on a private or semi-private basis. Contact him!

Billy will be offering DISCOUNTED GYC MEMBERSHIP CLINICS as follows:

6 – 8 year olds:     3:30 – 4:15pm  Mon and Weds for 4 weeks (July 8 – 31st)

8 – 14 year olds:   4:15 – 5:00pm  Mon and Weds for 4 weeks (July 8 – 31st)

COST PER CHILD IS $20 FOR A FULL TWO WEEK SESSION OR $35 FOR ENTIRE 4 WEEKS. THAT IS THE BEST DEAL IN TOWN…..  Reserve a spot with Billy!

Adult BEGINNERS  (age 14 – adult) THURSDAYS from 5:30 – 6:30pm  July 11, 18 25 AND August 1st. Cost is $10.00 for each session attended.  Reserve dates with Billy.

SAVE THE DATE OF SUNDAY, JULY 14th!  Come OUT AND JOIN IN THE FUN AT THE 2ND ANNUAL GYC TENNIS CLASSIC

FUN IS THE NAME OF THE GAME. COME WITH OR WITHOUT A PARTNER. ALL YOU NEED TO BRING IS YOURSELF AND A RACQUET!

MORNING SCHEDULE:

9-9:45AM  BEGINNERS CLINIC

9:45- 12:30PM  POINT PLAY (a fun warm up game) AND ROUND ROBIN DOUBLES.

11AM: REFRESHMENT BREAK

12:30PM LUNCH AT GYC GRILL (optional)

*RECOMMENDATIONS FOR POINT PLAY AND ROUND ROBIN: you must be 14 years or older and an intermediate or advanced player.

PLEASE SIGN UP WITH  (or for questions):

Billy Previdi, GYC Pro:  previdib@gmail.com   203-641-9470 or Jan Brissette, GYC tennis liason:  janbrissette@gmail.com   203-671-7292

Billy can be seen teaching lessons and running clinics throughout the summer. One or both courts, however, will always be available for members to use or reserve (with the exception of the free and discounted clinics and “tennis event” time periods). Feel free to “drop by” or reserve a court for a specific time using the court availability calendar which can be found courtside in the glass case. Watch for information on our new court reservation system which will be introduced soon!

Billy Previdi contact information:  cell 203-641-9470  or  previdib@gmail.com

GYC tennis liason: Jan Brissette 203-671-7292 or janbrissett@gmail.com