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Friday, October 20, 2017 

September 2017


Does your bucket list include playing in an international clay court tournament? A group of Chabot members plan to check that item off their lists a year from now when they play in the 2018 Gay Games. And what better venue could there be but Paris, France?

The Gay Games are inclusive and you don’t have to be gay in order to play. Among those planning to compete in tennis are Barb Dunne, Karen Gee, Nicole Nixon, Dora Dome and former Chabot member Santi Soumpholphakdy. Joan Martin will possibly compete in swimming.

Tennis events include singles, doubles and mixed doubles in age groups (18+, 40+, 50+ or 60+) or skill classifications (A, B, C, D) based on ratings from your country’s tennis federation. Unfortunately, construction at Roland Garros prevents the Games from using that facility, so the tournaments will be conducted on eight outdoor clay courts at APSAP Jean Dixmier, a club in the same part of Paris as Roland Garros. An additional venue will be selected in cooperation with the City of Paris.

If you’re thinking of joining your fellow Chabot members in the City of Lights, you can find out more about registering for the Gay Games at: https://www.paris2018.com/sports/tennis/

Tennis competition takes place August 5-12, 2018. Spectators are free of charge, so plan to bring family and friends so we can have our own cheering section!

Bon voyage!




A little bit late (sorry) but here is some information from Miriam Garfinkel about Pickleball clinics at Oakland Hills

Please CLICK THIS LINK to see some flyers with more info.

Rusty Lent will be offering his 4 week beginner’s class in September on Saturdays from 10-12 pm beginning September 9th. He’ll also be doing a 2-hour kids’ clinic on September 30th from 1 – 3 pm.

Cost is $99 for the 4 weeks.

Jordan Briones, “The Pickleball Coach”, will be teaching a series of 1.5 hour clinics on Sept 23rd. Groups will be small and divided according to ability – beginner through advanced. Cost is $35.

Sarah Ansboury is coming to do her 3-day Academy from October 6-8th! This is geared to 3.5 level and above players. There will be 2 small group sessions (12 participants each) that will meet for 4 hours each on Friday and Saturday followed by 2 hours of coached play. Sunday will be an all-day coached tournament style competition. Cost is $595 and space is limited.

Click here to register or go to the Oakland Hills website, www.oaklandhills.com. Any
questions, email Miriam at mgarfinkel@gmail.com.

Miriam Garfinkel
Pickleball Coordinator
Oakland Hills
Tennis Club

The Tennis Zone @ OHTC




CLICK HERE for JUNE 2017 board minutes

CLICK HERE for 2017 Annual Meeting minutes



Past, Present, Future: Can Tennis Change the World?

A special event, conducted to by the Berkeley Tennis Club Foundation, to benefit Friends of Berkeley High Tennis, seeks to address that question on Sunday, October 8, 2017

It begins with a screening at the Rialto Cinemas Elmwood (College and Ashby) of the new feature film, "Battle of the Sexes," an engaging tale focused on the infamous 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs starring Oscar-winning actress Emma Stone as King and renowned comedian Steve Carell as Riggs.

"Battle of the Sexes," which opens throughout the Bay Area on September 22, addresses a spectrum of issues that remain relevant -- gender rights, sexuality, sports and more.

An interesting local angle: King at the time of this match was living in the East Bay, and frequently played at the Berkeley Tennis Club, quite often with her doubles partner and equally committed activist, San Francisco native Rosie Casals. King was bestowed an honorary membership to the Berkeley Tennis Club in 2007.

Following the screening, attendees will head to the Berkeley Tennis Club for hors d'oeuvres and a panel discussion about such topics as the film, its meaning today and ways people of all ages can address these many issues. THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY SEEN THE FILM CAN SEE IT AGAIN OR JUST COME TO THE BERKELEY TENNIS CLUB.

The panel will be moderated by Joel Drucker, one of the worlds leading tennis historians, including more than a decade of work for Tennis Channel, the position of historian-at-large for the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the author of two books, "Jimmy Connors Saved My Life" and "Don't Bet on It."

Joel will be joined by two prominent experts on topics related to sports and gender:

Rita Liberti, a sports historian and professor at Cal State East Bay. Her many articles include "Rebel with a Racket," a story on Rosie Casals, which is featured in an anthology Professor Liberati co-edited, "San Francisco Bay Area Sports: Golden Gate Athletics, Recreation and Community."

Shaun Chauduri, a gender rights activist, serving as treasurer on the Board of Directors for the U.S. National Committee for UN Women San Francisco Bay Area (SFBA). A graduate of Havard, Shaun studied gender studies and economics and also interned for the Women's Tennis Association.

Sunday, October 8: Activities
+ 10:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. -- screening of "Battle of the Sexes"
- Rialto Cinemas Elmwood
- 2966 College Avenue (corner of College & Ashby in Berkeley)

+ 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. hors d'oeuvres / no-host bar & panel discussion
- Berkeley Tennis Club
- 1 Tunnel Road (five minute drive east of movie theatre on Ashby)

Parking--free, unrestricted parking on all streets

Cost: $40/adult(18+), $20/youth(17 and under)


For more information, please contact: Alisa Yee, (415) 516-1975, Email alisa.yee@gmail.com


Recently some of our staff were certified to administer CPR, use of the AED heart defibrillator and to deal with a range of emergencies. We don't plan on needing any of these skills... but we want to and need to be prepared.

Chabot will soon offer a similar training for members... details to follow.


Chabot Canyon Racquet Club
(510) 652-6060



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