Conditions, News & Weather

Court Playability

In the event of threatening weather, there could be delays, cancellations or postponements. Any of these changes will be posted here. 

TENNIS OPEN PLAY
The Level 2 Men’s and Ladies’ tennis schedule has been is as follows until further notice:
Tuesday: Women 8:30-10:30 AM, Men 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Thursday: Men 8:30-10:30 AM, Women 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Saturday: Men 8:30-10:30 AM, Women 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

Club News and Updates

CLUB SOCIAL OPEN HOUSE 
After having to cancel our first two Club Social events earlier this summer, the inaugural 2021 event finally happened on Wednesday, July 28th from 7-9 PM. It was a great turn out by those wanting to explore what the Club has to offer, and to see the recently updated facilities. With (21) brand new members having joined the Club so far in 2021, we look forward to continuing our unprecedented growth during the final months of the season. Thanks to all who have been part of the expansive effort to improve our facilities over the past year. The volunteer effort of many, in terms of time and finances, has gone a long way towards achieving viability of the Club for many years to come. 

DOUBLES TENNIS TOURNAMENT
It took place on Saturday, July 24, with six teams playing. Finishing in first place was the team of Hank and Dori Williams. In second place was Jim Kett and Valerie Alexander. Congratulations to all of the top finishers!

LOST & FOUND
Box will be left in Storage Room with items that have been left on our club premises like, sunglasses, warmup jackets, water bottles, etc. So if you are missing something, check the storage area (East Door) of our clubhouse

HOMECOMING PARADE
Yes, there will be a parade this year and our Club will be in it on Homecoming Saturday, August 14. Nancy Wright, once again, is chairing our entry and is reminding us that we are in need of used tennis balls which we plan to distribute during the parade. So if you have any, leave them in the bin marked “Tennis Balls” located on the East side of our clubhouse or leave them in bags next to the Storage Door. Also, we will need marchers so keep that in mind.

CLUB POLO SHIRTS
Are available for $27. Go to the following link for order information: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0544adad2da1fe1-polo. Contact alinafshaver@gmail.com with any questions.

NEW MEMBERS
We are experiencing a banner year in terms of welcoming new members into our club. This week we welcome into membership Brian and Kelsey Prescott, Susan and Chris Cornelius, Joan Kennedy, Norm & Ellen Johnson, Dan & Jenny Sheehan and John & Jodee Melse. 

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
The Club just received a generous Capital Campaign Contribution from Gene Becker with the notation that “Vera loved the club and the members. She was the first Woman President in 1987. In her name, may the club continue to prosper.” Vera passed away last year. So, our capital campaign continues. If you recently joined the club and have not yet done so, feel free to make a pledge or payment toward our just completed court rebuilding/refurbishing projects. Pledges can be made in any amount, and can be paid over multiple years (our 50th Club Anniversary Celebration is in 2023). If you wish to make a pledge, p
lease contact Walt Urick (walturick@charter.net).

ADULT TENNIS SKILLS & DRILLS CLINIC
They will continue on Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to Noon. The cost is $5 each for members and $10 each for non-members per session. (Cash preferred or check payable to Coach Larry Brown). To register text or e-mail Larry Brown at 517.745.6113 or larrybtrown2053@gmail.com at least 24 hrs. before the session you plan to attend.

PICKLEBALL CLINICS
They will continue for the next three Wednesdays at: 11 AM-12:30 PM for Intermediate players; 1:00-2:30 PM for advanced players and 3-4:30 PM for Beginning players. Register by contacting jimlogancactuspb@gmail.com. Cost is $40 for members & $60 for non-members; Checks or Cash is to be paid to Jim Logan.

UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS
The Broken-Toe Tennis Tournament will be held at the Ludington Courts on “Homecoming Saturday”, August 14th, so keep that morning open for some competitive tennis play.

GUEST FEES
Covid 19 caused us to discontinue the guest sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in favor of using an honor system as follows. Each member who sponsors guests on our courts will be responsible to keep his/her own record of guests playing. Either periodically, or at the end of the season, the inviting member should notify the treasurer (walturick@charter.net) who will then bill them for the appropriate guest fees. Refer to page 18 of our Membership Directory for further guest fee information. Inviting members can also consider paying guest fees by using PayPal (send to PentwaterTennisClub@gmail.com or use www.paypal.me/PentwaterTennisClub).

AED MACHINE
We had a good turnout for training on how to use the AED machine. We plan to mount it on the outside wall of the clubhouse (next to the storage door). In the meantime, the machine is located on the Kitchen Counter for us in event of an emergency. The kitchen remains open during organized open play hours. Outside of those hours, the kitchen will be locked, but members can access the kitchen key by using your court key to open the lockbox next to the bulletin board.

BATHROOMS
Please take a minute or two to check the clubhouse bathrooms before you leave. Please help us preserve & protect our beautiful little club.

CHAIRS ON COURTS
The chairs on our new courts (1 & 2) are sitting on a piece of wooden siding to prevent digging into the new asphalt.  Please do not move the chairs from the wood fixture onto the courts. Your maintenance committee is considering various options to resolve the surface scratching/digging issues.

DRINKING FOUNTAIN:
It has been removed, because water was yellowish and had a bad taste. Bottled water is available in the “Kitchen Fridge” if you forget to bring your own. Take what you need on the honor system and deposit $.50 into the donation can located in the fridge for each bottle you take.

NON-PROGRAM TENNIS PLAY:
Our four tennis courts can be utilized by the general membership to play on a “first come – first served” basis after the program play is finished for any given day. It is suggested that use of the courts be limited to 1 hour if others are also waiting to use the courts