Guilford Yacht Club

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Tennis at The Guilford Yacht Club

It is with great excitement that we look forward to the 2024 GYC tennis season.

General Court Reservation Information:

We have two glorious HAR-TRU courts available.

Court 1 (closest to the tennis picnic table) is typically reserved for our Tennis Pro, Billy Previdi. Billy provides lessons on Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri, Sat.

Members have full use of Court 2 at anytime.

*** GYC Events requiring use of both courts are properly announced ***

SIGN UP for TENNIS LESSONS with Tennis Pro, Billy Previdi:

If you would like to participate in a lesson program with Tennis Pro, Billy Previdi. Please contact Billy via text at 203-641-9470 or via email at

NON-MEMBERS: Click below to Sign GYC Agreement & pay summer guest fee for lessons with Billy (if you haven't already done so):


Use the "CourtReserve" app to reserve court time.

With the overall interest in tennis increasing over the past few years, it has been increasingly more challenging for members to know when courts are free for general play. That said, we are thrilled to announce the launch of “CourtReserve”, a Tennis reservation system for social play, clinics and events.

CourtReserve is a user friendly web-based app used by many private clubs around the country. The purpose of CourtReserve is for members to be able to see what is scheduled on the courts at all times, and more importantly to be able to reserve a specific open court on a specific day and time for social and/or family use.

If you have never used CourtReserve phone app before, you might find this tutorial from the CourtReserve company helpful. Click here to watch the tutorial video:


Looking for clinics, lessons, others to play with? In addition to the use of two beautiful courts, GYC members are fortunate to have BILLY PREVIDI, an accomplished tennis player and coach, available to help with your tennis needs. No worries about your age or level of play. He works well with all players and will be happy to help you (and/or your children) with your game, finding a group, court reservations, your racquet, and any other tennis related questions. 


Bill Previdi began his tennis career at the age of 15 at the Port Washington Tennis Academy under the Direction of the legendary Harry Hopman. Bill attended St. John’s University in New York on a tennis scholarship and played for George Seewagen, a member of the ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) Hall of Fame. He began teaching part time during college and decided to make it his career. He was appointed Head Pro at the Guilford Racket Club in Connecticut at the age of 24 and remained in that position for 26 years. During that time he began working on a system for playing and teaching doubles. From that work came The Previdi System… doubles for smart players. Bill has created a comprehensive program of drills and games to perfect the techniques, tactics and positioning that will make for a coherent way to play doubles. Although Bill continues to teach players and groups of all ages his passion is for doubles and for teaching it to adult players. Bill has also been a successful high school and college coach.

A few years ago, Bill also developed a program called Point Play, the competitive tennis workout. It’s a game for six players and in an hour and a half, players get a workout, play a high energy competitive game and have a fun and make new friends. Many clubs in Connecticut are now playing this game and Bill runs at least 10 groups a week at this club.

Bill is passionate about playing tennis as well. He continues to play as much as possible and has been nationally ranked in singles, doubles and Father-Son doubles. Bill and his son Matt were ranked #1 in New England and #20 on the Nation in 2008.


(cell) 203-641-9470

Since Billy is often on court with others, texting is preferable to leave message. He will call you back when he is free.

Billy is also available at


  1. The courts are not to be used for any play except tennis. 
  2. No footwear on courts other than tennis shoes.
  3. Tennis curtain is to be left in the “open” position at the end of each day to accommodate the irrigation system. If you are not sure whether you are the last player of the day, please leave curtain in the open position. 
  4. Tennis players are to leave courts in condition for the next players after each session meaning courts are to be swept using tennis broom (court-side) and lines swept using line sweeper (court-side) after each session.
  5. Plan to bring your own beverages


Please direct all Tennis-Related questions and/or comments to:

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