Guilford Yacht Club

Spend your Summer on the Sound

2021 TENNIS AT GYC 


It is with great excitement that we look forward to the 2021 GYC tennis season. 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. Looking for clinics, lessons, others to play with? Contact Billy! 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. The courts are open and looking beautiful! Please feel free to utilize our courts with family / guests when a court is  available OR go to gyc.com to make a court reservation. If you go to “activities", you will see a drop down for tennis and the opportunity to make a reservation through sign up genius. This will assure you of your desired court time. Billy is happy to help you with this reservation system if you have difficulty. There are options for season courts as well. If desired, please let Billy know. 


BILLY’S CONTACT INFO: (cell) 203-641-9470. Since Billy is often on court with others, texting is preferable to leave message, sign up, etc. or to have him call you back when he is free. Billy is also available at  previdib@gmail.com


Billy will be teaching lessons and running clinics throughout the summer. 

One or both courts, however, will always be available for members to use or reserve

(exception: free and discounted clinics and “tennis event” time periods).


What the Club has in store for our members:


SUNDAY, JULY 11TH: 

GYC 10TH ANNUAL TENNIS CLASSIC (minus 2020 which was canceled)


A MORNING OF FUN STARTING WITH WARM UP GAMES FOLLOWED BY ROUND ROBIN AND LUNCH. 


8:30 AM – 9:15 AM BEGINNERS CLINIC


9:15 AM – NOON: INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED GAMES AND ROUND ROBIN PLAY. COME WITH OR WITHOUT A PARTNER. 


ALL YOU NEED IS YOUR RACQUET. REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED COURT SIDE. 


COME, ENJOY THE FUN!  ENTIRE EVENT IS FREE OF CHARGE. LET BILLY KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE. TEXT (PREFERABLY) OR CALL 203-641-9470


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FOR BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED

GROUPS OR INDIVIDUALS:


In addition to using the courts independently, Billy Previdi can provide many opportunities for fun / play / instruction! Billy’s GYC Summer Tennis Pricing and Information:


  • Private lessons: $70 per hour member, $80 per hour non-member

  • Semi-Private lessons - $35 per hour per player members, $40 per hour per player Non-Members

  • Clinics with 4 players - Members $40 per session per person, Non-Members $45 per session per player

  • Point Play - 6 players per group -Members $25 per session, Non-Members $30 per session per player


    Billy would also like to extend a one time offer per individual to hit the ball for 30 minutes (by appt. with Billy) one on one and free of charge. This helps Billy help you! He can provide you advice on rating, groups that would be a good fit, or lessons. He might also be able to help with advice on what might improve your game the most, recommended racquet type, etc. Take him up on this great offer if you haven’t already!






MORE ABOUT OUR TENNIS PRO, BILLY PREVIDI:

MEET BILLY...

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.

 

GYC COURT RULES:

BILLY PREVIDI CARES FOR OUR BEAUTIFUL HAR – TRU COURTS WITH SKILL AND PASSION.

ITS AN ART TO KEEP THEM IN GREAT CONDITION.

WITH THIS IN MIND WE ASK THE FOLLOWING:

  COMPLY WITH ANY TEMPORARY SIGNAGE ON THE COURT GATES  STATING

“COURTS CLOSED”.

OCCASIONALLY WHEN THE RAINS COME IN HARD, BILLY NEEDS TO DRY THE COURTS OUT UNTIL PLAY CAN RESUME. HE WILL USUALLY CONTACT ANYONE WHO HAS A COURT RESERVATION DURING THIS TIME TO GIVE NOTICE.


NO USE OF COURTS EXCEPT FOR TENNIS 

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NO DOGS / PETS ON COURTS

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TENNIS SHOES ONLY

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   BRING OWN BEVERAGES AND HAND GEL

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 IF TENNIS CURTAIN IS USED, PLEASE LEAVE IN OPEN POSITION WHEN FINISHED

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AFTER PLAYING, PLEASE BRUSH COURTS / LINES FOR THE NEXT PLAYERS


 







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