Ski Club Indoor Tennis parties are held almost every Saturday night from mid-September through April, with one party in May. Tennis parties provide competitive social doubles and mixed doubles, where players enjoy good tennis, mingle and enjoy a light buffet and beverages.
Who is eligible to attend? Parties are for adults over 21 years of age who are experienced intermediate players (NTRP 3.0 to 4.5 or higher). If you are not sure of your numerical rating, please review the USTA's National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) guidelines National tennis Rating Program.pdf (To discuss your level, contact Jack Tarr (firstname.lastname@example.org). Attendance is typically a mix of active singles and couples from their late 20's to 60's. Parties average 64 players each week. but some have up to 80 in attendance. Male/female split is close to 50/50 at each party.
Newcomers and non-SCWDC members are welcome. Non-players are also welcome, just pay $10 at the door and you can eat, drink, and socialize.
Where & when are the parties held? Most tennis parties are held at Fairfax Racquet Club in Virginia. This year, three parties will be held at Georgetown Prep Tennis Club in Maryland. Check-in begins at 6:15 PM, and scheduled tennis play is from 7 PM to 11 PM. Please allow for traffic delays to ensure arrival on time. If you arrive after 7:30 PM you may be replaced by a standby, and will forfeit the entire party cost. You can register for each party in advance, and pay online. SCWDC members pay $20, non-members pay $25.