December Tennis News

November 29, 2019

December is another exciting month on the courts of the East Branch!

  • December 9th is the beginning of member registration for Winter Session #2.  Session will run January 6 thru February 22, 2020.  There are a few exciting changes to the upcoming schedule of court events, so be sure to check-out the details in the upcoming Y Program Guide.  Non-member program registration begins December 16th.
  • Saturday December 14th 3-5pm marks the second Pizza and Pickleball party of the season.  Members can come out and play 2 hours of pickleball, meet new friends, and eat a slice of pizza (or two).  Participants are welcome to bring a snack to share.  Beverages are provided unless you would like to bring your own non-alcoholic drink.  Cost is only $1 for members, $5 for non-members.  Contact Bob Cook to register or sign up at the coach’s table on court 1 the next time you come out to play!
  • Saturday December 21st 6-7:30pm we will have the end-of-session tennis party for those that participated in the current session of tennis classes.  The event is free of charge.  Snacks and drinks are provided.  Contact Bob Cook to register or sign up at the coach’s table on court 1 next time you come out to play!
  • December 23-January 5th the East Branch will host a Holiday PickleBall session for those that want to continue their game play between sessions.  Play times are as follows:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11-1pm; Tuesday, Thursday 7-8:30pm; Saturday and Sunday 3-5pm.  There will be 4 pickleball courts reserved for play.  The Holiday session is FREE OF CHARGE to YMCA members, while non-members will need to pay $10 at the time of their first play. 


Ask the Pro


Question:  How often should I get my tennis racquet re-strung?

Answer:  If you like to maintain excellent playability in your racquet, I recommend getting your racquet re-strung as many times in a year as you play in a week.  Example:  If you play more than 3 times a week I would recommend getting a re-string every 3-4 months. 


YMCA Tennis Director Bob Cook has been a USPTA Elite Professional since 1991.  Bob currently competes on the Men’s 50 USTA and ITF competitive circuits and holds the #1 ranking in the Midwest Section, the #10 ranking in the United States National, and the #364 world ranking.