Adult tennis programs run through the 8-week season. All men and women are invited to participate in the morning programs, which run every weekday at the Bay View Lake Courts. This includes men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles every single day. The sessions begin at 8:30am and there is an additional 10am session on Mondays and Wednesdays. There are also a number of tournaments scheduled throughout the season (see list below). Tennis at Bay View is for everyone at every level. Please come out and join us. Individual memberships are available at the registration site.
The Bay View Association is very excited to welcome and introduce you to Gretchen Rush as the new Tennis Director for our summer program. She brings with her a love of the game and a philosophy the embodies the Bay View spirit of recreation: “(players) play their best when they are playing for the pure joy of the game”. But it’s not just her approach that is impressive. Gretchen has had a long career in tennis that goes back to her early years and continues today as a teacher and coach of the sport.
Highlights from Gretchen’s competitive career include World Junior Champion in 1982. As a college player, Gretchen was a four-time All-American player at Trinity University. She was the College Women's Player of the Year in 1984 and 1985 and received the Arthur Ashe Award for Sportsmanship in 1985.
After college, Gretchen enjoyed a successful professional career. Her highest WTA professional world ranking was #13 in singles and #15 in doubles. She was a Quarterfinalist at Wimbledon, the French Open, and the U.S. Open. She was a Finalist at Wimbledon in mixed doubles. She won four singles and four doubles championships as a pro player. Additionally, Gretchen represented the U.S. in the 1983 Pan Am Games (gold medalist in singles and doubles) and in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.
After retiring from the professional tour, Gretchen began teaching tennis at private clubs and has been coaching collegiate tennis for over ten years. She also served as the international tennis director for the Special Olympics for five years.
Her professional certifications include: USPTA P1 certification, USTA High Performance Coaching Certification, USTA recreational coach, and she is CPR certified.
Gretchen’s resume is exemplary and promises to bring new dimensions to the Bay View tennis program. Look for her (and her dog Romey) at the courts this summer. She will be coordinating racquet club activities as well as being available for private and semi-private tennis lessons to the degree it is safe to do so.
The Summer Youth Tennis Program offers a variety of activities to keep our kids developing into both competitive players and players who want to learn the game and have some fun. Each youth player will be tested on a set list of skills and will be placed at a level in which they may continue to confidently flourish. Testing for levels will take place on Mondays at 12:30pm. Advancement will be determined by leaders. Junior Level includes Level 4 lessons and Junior Development.
Because of the Junior Tournament and the Ernie Gray Olympics, there will NOT be any scheduled junior tennis lessons for ANY level during the 5th week. This week will be dedicated to the Junior Tournament. Please note: the $20 tournament fee is included in the season lesson rate for Level 4 and JD players. Players that have not paid the Level 4 or JD season rate will need to pay the $20 tournament fee.
Each Friday the Youth Tennis Program holds a raffle at the courts, a tradition that the kids all love and look forward to. Raffle items generally include anything from a jump rope or yo-yo to tennis rackets and gift cards. Please consider donating raffle items, big or small - the kids love them all!
Speaking of donations, we can always use used tennis balls as well. If you are interested in donating, just drop them at the courts.
Bay View Family Tennis Membership Benefits: Ability to reserve lake or woods courts, ability to reserve ball machine (when available), opportunity to participate in morning tennis and clinics, opportunity to play in tournaments. Bay View Family Tennis Membership fee includes relatives living in the same cottage with primary tennis-playing members. Fee does NOT include house guests or family members who rent, own, or reside elsewhere, in or out of Bay View. PLEASE NOTE: Individual and Junior Memberships are found as individual courses. Weekly or season family memberships are available for $35/week and $250/season at the registration site.
America's fastest growing sport for all ages! Bay View Pickleball is played up at the Woods Courts on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10am. Kids, adults, beginners, skilled - just show up and join in. Paddles and balls are available if you don't have them with you.
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To be an institution in which Christian values and traditions are central; To enrich the human experience for individuals and families within Bay View and the surrounding community through a seasonal program of religious, educational, cultural and recreational opportunities; to provide a Christian perspective in a changing world.
The Bay View Association is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.