Our 2019-2020 season begins Monday, September 16, 2019

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Contract Application form. To download, click here
Junior Development Application form. To download, click here

We have many clinics and many junior programs for everyone from beginnining to advanced.
Call Jill Gerrain for game arranging and Eli for lessons and classes.

Email us: JGerrain@Gmail.com or phone the Club 518-392-7966
Call or text Eli's cell phone 518-779-7663


Eli Armstrong is our wonderful head pro. He's been with us for seven years. Eli played Davis Cup for his country. He's a fantastic teacher and fantastic player. His students have awarded him five stars. Read more.

 

Tennis players tell us why they love our Club

  + We have three courts -- two hard and one Har-Tru.
  + Our three courts are self-contained. No balls or noise from neighboring courts.
  + We just put in new, much brighter lighting. You've never seen courts so well lit.
  + We have group lessons, clinics. junior development at all levels.
  + Everyone loves Eli, our head pro. He is patient, sweet and a great player.
  + We have a new phone app -- KOURTS -- which lets you book online. See below.
  + We do game arranging. We have players at all levels. Some even better than you.
  + Our staff is super friendly. Jill Gerrain is the manager. Eli Armstrong is the head pro.
  + All four owners are tennis players. They're all very good. Ask them.
  + Our long hours. We're open early morning to late evening.
  + Our low prices. We have contract time and hourly play. Play before work. Play after.
  + We love our juniors. They can now play open court time for only $10 an hour.
  + We have large men's and women's locker rooms with hot showers and, free Wi-Fi. Bring your laptop, iPhone, Android. Make sure you turn on Wi-Fi Calling.
  + We have a great gym with oodles of machines and the best on-site trainer, Jay Thorn. See below.


The Old Chatham Tennis Club has three courts -- two hard and one Har-Tru -- under a metal roof, heated during winter and offering year-round glorious tennis. Arrange a lesson with Eli by calling or texting him on his cell 518-779-7663.

 

We also have a great gym and a great trainer, Jay Thorn

Upstairs you'll find a well-equipped gym which is free to our members. We have a treadmill, a rowing machine, a functional cable trainer, a utility bench with squat rack, a lat machine (for working your back), a hack squat machine for developing your legs, a pilates machine (full body fitness machine), step aerobic boxes, a stationary bike, stability balls, jump ropes, bands, kettle bells, battle ropes, yoga mats, all manner of weights, a full rack of dumb bells (from 5lbs to 50lbs), a kick boxing dummy, a stair stepper, stability balls, medicine balls and a wonderful trainer, called Jay Thorn. He tells us he "got out of business eight years ago to do something useful" -- namely train people to live longer, healthier, happier lives. He specializes in people over 50. He recommends two or three training sessions a week. But he has students who do once a week "with homework." Jay is talented. He ran the Boston Marathon one year in 2 hours 58 minutes. He has completed many personal training courses. He's the real McCoy. Better yet, he's popular with our members.

Jay Thorn's email is JayThorn@Fairpoint.net. His phone number is 518-965-4497

 

Email us: JGerrain@Gmail.com or phone the Club 518-392-7966

Or call or text Eli's cell phone 518-779-7633

 

Club Address:
105 County Route 13
Old Chatham, NY 12136

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News of Note

The BIG news is that juniors can now play any time there are open courts. And that open court junior time is only $10 an hour -- about the cost of an hour of electricity for the lights. We really want to encourage our young players. We want them all to receive tennis scholarships to the best colleges.

The second BIG news is that we replaced all the lighting on all three courts with much brighter LED bulbs. We also added four more light fixtures to the Har-Tru court. The "soft" court is now as bright as the two hard courts. There are huge advantages in LED lights. First, they're stay consistently bright. They don't burn down and become dim and pink/yellow. Second, they turn on instantly. You can turn them on at 9:00 AM and start playing at 9:00 AM. Third, they're much, much quieter. You actually won't hear them on the Har-Tru court. Some of us can't even hear them on the hard courts, either. That's an age thing!

The third BIG news is KOURTS. That's a downloadable app for your phone, which lets you look at our schedule -- which courts are free, which are being used. You can book court time and lessons. You can also pay with a credit card. You need to be a member of the club to book court time and lessons -- unless it's our open times on Friday and Saturday night.

The fourth BIG news is insulation. We just spent a fortune to blast foam on all the walls and the ceiling of the Har-Tru court. That makes it much warmer -- great for winter. Check it out. Looks neat.

We have extended the POPULAR FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIAL to SATURDAY NIGHTS: 4-10pm Fridays and Saturdays. $25/hour court time. NON MEMBERS welcome.

NEW DISCOUNT ON CONTRACTS: This season we are offering 15% to 25% discounts on contract times. That is much bigger than any time in the history of the tennis club. Guaranteed court time each week and save money, what could be better? We open Monday September 16, 2019 and close Sunday May 17, 2020. There are no contracts on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The price on the contracts reflects that. We are closed on Christmas and New Year's Day, although "special arrangements" can be made.

Jeff Bloomberg specializes in teaching coached sessions on the ins and outs of how to win a match. To book time with him call 518-794-8117 or email at krystaljo@hotmail.com.

THE HAR-TRU COURT IS PLAYING VERY WELL. It has taken years. We'll pit our "soft" court against any other one anywhere in the world. Our court is world-class. Try it. Putnam Tennis comes in and resurfaces our Har-Tru court every September.

STAY ON TOP OF BREAKING CLUB NEWS: If you haven't already, scroll up and sign up for our emails. Or send Jill an email and ask her to add you to our mailing list. You will receive updates on open court time, drills, lessons, junior development and other club news -- like when there's a blizzard and the club is closed. No one else has access to our mailing list, so you won't receive any spam. That’s a promise.

OUR OVERWHELMING IMPRESSION: We're super flexible. We have private lessons, group lessons, clinics, game arranging - whatever way you want to play tennis. Let us know. We love tennis. We want you to love it also.

Old Chatham Tennis Club -- Portfolio of Pictures

Court 1, hard surface.

Court 2, hard surface.

Court 3. Har-Tru surface. Similar to clay,except it's green.

View from above (where the gym is) onto Court 1. There's also the same windows and view onto Court 2. Upstairs is a great place to watch the best tennis.

The lobby has a desk, steps going upstairs, entrance into Court 1 and art work from a local painter. We often feature exhibits of art from local artists.

Hall featuring art exhibits by local artists.

Men's locker room. Plenty of lockers.

Men's locker room showers.

Proud graduates of our Teaching Programs, most of whom are now older.

Note to file: would someone give Harry some new photos of our kids. They're probably older.