Palo Alto Tennis Club


Organizations & Tournaments
United States Tennis Association
USTA Northern California - our section.
ATP (Men's Tour)
WTA (Women's Tour)
International Tennis Federation
World TeamTennis
Professional Tennis Registry - educates and certifies tennis-teaching professionals.
United States Professional Tennis Association - educates and certifies tennis-teaching professionals.
Australian Open
Roland Garros (French Open)
U.S. Open

Local Clubs
Los Altos Tennis Club - home courts: Los Altos High School (under repair until Fall 2004).
San Carlos Tennis Club - home courts: Arguello Park (Fun Days) and Carlmont High School (USTA League teams).
Mountain View Tennis Club - home courts: Cuesta Tennis Center.
Sunnyvale Tennis Club - home courts: Sunnyvale Municipal Tennis Center (aka Las Palmas).
Cupertino Tennis Club - home courts: Cupertino Sports Center.
Foster City Tennis Club - home courts: Leo J. Ryan Park (Shell).
Stanford Tennis Club - for University students, faculty and staff.
University Club - private (not affiliated with Stanford).
Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club - private.
Alpine Hills Tennis and Swim Club - private.
Fremont Hills Country Club - private.
Foothills Tennis and Swimming Club - private.

Playing Tips
John Mills' "Tennis Anyone?" Column - John Mills played college tennis at the University of Houston and he currently teaches tennis at the University of Houston, Clear Lake campus. His 20 years of teaching experience includes stops at the Memorial Park Tennis Center, the Pasadena Racquet Club, the Bay Area Racquet Club, and the Windemere Racquet & Swim Club.

Ron Waite's "Turbo Tennis" Column - Ron Waite is a certified USPTR tennis instructor who took up the game of tennis at the age of 39. He has successfully coached several NCAA Division III men's and women's tennis teams to post-season competition. The name of his column stems from his methods to decrease the amount of time it takes to learn and master the game of tennis.

Ask Mike - Mike Owens, USPTA, is the Tennis Operations Manager at Braemar Country Club in Tarzana, CA. He accepts questions via e-mail.

eteamz Tips & Drills - specific on-court exercises for your practice sessions. - Brent Abel, Tennis Director & Head Professional at the California Tennis Club in San Francisco, offers a free weekly newsletter that promotes the "all-court" style of court positioning, strategies, and stroke mechanics.

Ashaway - strings
Babolat - rackets, balls, grips, and strings
Dunlop - rackets and balls
Ellesse - clothing and footwear
Gamma - strings and rackets
Head - rackets, strings, and grips
Lob-ster - ball machines
Penn - balls
Prince - rackets, clothing, and footwear
Volkl - rackets
Wilson - rackets, balls, strings, and grips
Yonex - rackets, strings, footwear, and clothing

Tennis Magazine
The Tennis Server
Racquet Research - objective data on racquet performance and prevention of tennis elbow. - tennis string ratings and stringing machine reviews

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