Ringing in the New Year with Tennis

December 27, 2020
Greetings from the YMCA East Branch Tennis & Wellness Center!  I hope you and your families enjoyed a safe and wonderful holiday season.  


As Winter Session #1 approaches, I want to thank all our members who already registered for our tennis and pickleball events. Most classes have sold out! The natural player distancing, adjustments in class sizes have proven very effective in maximizing player safety as we all cope with COVID-19.  

As we move into peak indoor court season, I suggest reserving your court ahead of time.  Members may reserve a court up to 7 days in advance.  Fees are $10 per hour, or $15 for 90-minutes.  We ask that payment is made at the time your reservation is made.  Keeping a credit/debit card on file under your account name is the most convenient way to make quick reservations and register for events.  Call the Tennis Center at (419)422-9922 to reserve your court today!

I am happy to announce the resurrection of an old Findlay YMCA classic.  In January we will hold the first official Findlay YMCA doubles championship since the 1980s.  When all the dust clears, this members-only event will crown 6 teams as ‘Champions of Findlay’.  Three flights each for men and ladies will be contested:  6.0-under; 6.5-7.0; 7.5-8.0.  Participants are asked to make a minimum $10 donation per player, which will go to benefit the tennis program at the Findlay YMCA.  Contact Bob Cook if you would like to compete in this event.

The USTA Mixed Doubles leagues will begin in January.  I look forward to another strong season of play from our participating YMCA members.  Play normally happens Friday evenings, Saturday and Sunday afternoons.  Keep these times in mind as you plan your next game. 

I’m very happy to see so many new and returning members take advantage of our 10 pickleball courts!  If you are one of many who have registered for the upcoming session, please take note:  Sunday play time has moved to 12:30-2:30 on Sundays.  All other times remain the same as the previous session.  There are still some spots remaining in the pickleball play program.  Call (419)422-9922 to register today!

See you on the courts!

Bob Cook, USPTA

Tennis Director,

Findlay YMCA Tennis & Wellness Center