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Our 2021- 2022 Season begins Monday September 20, 2021. We're open 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

To play tennis with us, you MUST be fully vaccinated.
For medical exemptions, speak with Jill.

To book a court, have us arrange a game or organize a lesson for you,
email info@OldChathamTennis.com or phone the Club 518-392-7966
Or, for a fantastic lesson, text Eli's cell phone 518-779-7663

Best, make your own booking. Download the app KOURTS to your phone or laptop, check which times are free and grab a time. Much easier than talking to a human.

Membership Application form. Download, click here
Contract Application form. Download, click here
Junior Development Application form. Download, click here

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The Old Chatham Tennis Club has three courts -- two hard and one Har-Tru -- under a metal roof, heated during winter, offering glorious tennis.

Eli Armstrong is our wonderful head pro. He's been with us since 2011. Eli played Davis Cup for his country. He's a fantastic teacher and fantastic player. His students have awarded him five stars. Eli works with varsity players in High schools in the area. Most of the junior players that attended the Junior development program at the Old Chatham Tennis Club not only made their high school varsity tennis teams, but played at the top positions on their teams. In fact, the top two players in all Section 2 high school tennis championships 2019 were part of the Old Chatham Tennis Club junior development program. Keon Armstrong defeated Eric schuman in the finals of the boys high school sectional championship. Read more on Eli.


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.
+ 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 (7:00 AM) to late evening (10 PM)
+ 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.
+ We have 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.

 

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. He's seriously popular with our members. Jay is also a certified EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) with the Tri-Village Fire Department. He is a trained health professional providing emergency medical services, including CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation). He's the real McCoy.

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

 

How to get to us

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

518-392-7966

Reach us from Chatham on Route 66

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Our 2021-22 Season Covid Rules

+ To play tennis with us, you must be fully vaccinated.

+ If you are sick in any way, DO NOT COME TO THE CLUB
+ Your temperature may be taken. If you show signs of a fever, you'll be asked to leave.
+ Masks are REQUIRED in all areas at all times except when you're on the court.
NO MASK. NO ENTRY. NO EXCEPTIONS. Even if you're fully vaccinated.
+ EVERYONE entering will be required to sign in with entry/exit times (for contact tracing if needed)
+ 6' social distance will be enforced..
+ We provide hand sanitizer on courts and in lobby. We insist you use them.
+ Showers are shut down (Sorry, government rules)
+ There are Water Refilling Units on each court. Bring your own water bottles.
+ If you leave your bottle, you'll find it on the Island of Forgotten and Unloved Water Bottles


If these rules seem extreme, we apologize but we want to do everything possible to keep everyone safe and playing tennis and meet all the government health guidelines. And so far, we've succeeded.-- Jill

Club News

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 ("soft") court. The "soft" court is now as bright as the two hard courts. LED lights have huge advantages. 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 won't hear them on the Har-Tru court. Some of us older players can't even hear them on the hard courts, either.

The BIG news is KOURTS. Please use it. Making a court booking with it is fast and easy. Kourts is a free downloadable app for your phone or your laptop, which lets you look at our schedule -- which courts are free and which are being used. You can book court time and lessons. You can also pay with a credit card.

The third BIG news is insulation. We just spent a fortune to blast foam on all the walls and the ceiling of the Har-Tru court and the ceiling of court 1. That makes the courts much warmer -- great for winter.

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: If you sign for a contract you will get a 20% discount. That is much bigger than any time in the history of the tennis club. Contracts give you guaranteed court time and save money. What could be better? We open Monday September 20, 2021 and close Sunday May 1, 2022. There are no contracts on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. The price on the contracts reflects that. We are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas, though "special arrangements" can be made. Your creativity is encouraged. No bills larger than $1,000 will be accepted.

THE HAR-TRU COURT IS PLAYING VERY WELL. It has taken years. We'll put 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. JIll has been putting out great vaccination news. Where to go. Who's got the vaccine, etc.

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.

The BIG news of this season is that we saved a member's life. He collapsed on the court. Our members knew what to do. They gave him CPR immediately. They also used our emergency defibrillator. It's called a Zoll AED Plus. It's hanging on the wall opposite the front desk.

Everyone should know how to use the device. Learn how to save your friend's life. Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zz-n6qyUMx8

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. By now some probably have their own kids.

We're looking to add more photos to this website. Please send them to Harry Newton.