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. 

LEVEL 2 TENNIS OPEN PLAY
Organized open play for both the men and women will take place Tuesday/ Thursday/ Saturday at 9:00 - 11:00 AM for remainder of the season. Our four tennis courts will be shared between both of these groups.

Club News and Updates

PICKLEBALL MIXED DOUBLES TOURNEY
Jan Gooding reported that “we had our best turnout in our 5-year Pickleball tournament play history with (20) mixed doubles teams participating, along with a (6) member volunteer staff that was challenged to keep it all rolling. The weather was perfect and we ended the tournament in just over three hours.”
Congratulations to all of the top finishers as follows: 1st Place – Edward & Rachelle Larkin; 2nd Place – Jim Kett & Mary Franke; 3rd Place – Steve & Valerie Alexander; 4th Place – Steve & Jackie Tracy.
Thanks to the entire crew of table workers that made it all click so well: Jeri Kett, Alex Thompson, Sally Butz, Janet Nelson & Jan Gooding.

PAYPAL
A friendly reminder that we’re able to give our members the option of sending money via PayPal to PentwaterTennisClub@gmail.com, and most of the time we receive payments without the 3% fee applied. However, we sometimes receive payments where the sending party’s PayPal account was incorrectly set to use their credit card instead of a checking account. This always results in a 3% fee being applied. Please ensure that when sending payments to PTPC, your PayPal is set to send from your checking account, not your credit card. Thanks!”

ANNUAL CLUB MEETING
Our Club President, Jackie Tracy says “thanks to all who attended our Annual Membership Meeting on Friday, August 20. At the heart of this club is a robust volunteer committee structure, and we encourage anyone interested in helping to join a committee.”
The membership voted to:
> Confer an Honorary Membership on Bud Longnecker who was a tireless worker for the club for over 14 years and has moved from the area.
> Re-elect Jackie Tracy & Ted Butz to 3-yr terms to the Club’s Board of Directors.
> Approve the Board’s recommended 7-Year Capital Reserve Special Assessment of $40 for Individual Memberships & $50 for Family Memberships. The annual dues will continue to be $130 for Individuals, $180 for Families. Starting in 2022 and for a period of 7 years, the annual special assessment will be added to the annual dues for each membership, to be held in reserve to apply solely to future capital improvement projects of the Club.
> The Board of Directors met after the annual meeting and selected the following officers for 2021-22: ♦ President – Jackie Tracy ♦ Vice President – John DiPangrazio ♦ Secretary – Linda Baumann ♦ Treasurer – Walt Urick ♦ Past President – Jim Kett ♦ Directors – Ron Gooding & Ted Butz ♦

LUDINGTON TENNIS TOURNEY
The good news is our ladies recaptured the “Women’s Cup” by winning four of the five matches. The bad news is the Ludington men retained the “Broken Toe Trophy” by winning four of the six matches, one of which was a tough tie-breaker loss for our guys. Special thanks to Jim Kett for captaining the Men’s team (and for winning his match with partner Bob Monfort), and to Cindy DiPangrazio for captaining the Women’s Team (and winning a thrilling 10 point tie breaker with her partner Jackie Tracy). Thanks also to our Social Committee under Linda Baumann & Alina Shaver for providing an outstanding meal for the players and spectators at this year’s Tournament.

HOMECOMING PARADE
Our parade chair, Nancy Wright, extends her “thanks to everyone who participated, from bagging the balls, to loading the truck, and driving the convertible. Thanks to Coach Larry Brown for handing out the bags from the jeep and to the ten marchers that distributed the balls to the crowd. The crowd LOVES receiving the balls which show up all over town in the afternoon.”

NEW MEMBERS
We welcome into membership in our club: Mike & Buffy Curtis, and Sam Morrison. The Curtis’ were sponsored by Ted Butz, and Sam was sponsored by Rob Cunningham. We now have received 29 new members into the Club this year.

SHOE MARKS
Our pristine courts are beginning to show shoe marks both white and black. Be sure you are using tennis shoes that will not leave marks on our courts. Running shoes, hiking shoes, sandals, etc., should never be used on our tennis and pickleball court surfaces.  Please be sure that the shoes you’re using are designed for outdoor court sport usage.

AUGUST EVENTS
> Pickleball Mixed Doubles Round Robin Tourney — has been rescheduled for August 23 (8:00 AM – noon). 
> Pentwater-Ludington Tennis Tourney at Ludington — August 14 (8:30 AM – noon).
> Homecoming Parade — August 14 (meet at Hanover and Wythe Streets at 4:00 PM) 
> Club Annual Meeting — August 20 (5:00 – 7:00 PM).
> Club Tennis Tourney — JohnAugust 21 (8:30 – 11:30 AM).

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.

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.

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).

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
The metal case housing the AED has been moved to dryer ground. It’s now located under the covered section of the Clubhouse. A lock box is mounted next to the AED case, which holds a key that will open the metal case door. Enter the code 911 on the lockbox keypad to access the key. When operating the AED, once you press the start button on the unit, verbal instructions will lead you through the process of using the lifesaving device.

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 co