FRICK PARK 2018 RED CLAY SEASON CALENDAR



April 2018

Block Party           

ANNUAL SEASON OPENING BLOCK PARTY!

Friday, April 27, 2018- 5PM to Dusk. 

FREE and OPEN walk-in clinics for adults and children.

All are Welcome! Beginner to Advanced! Racquets Provided.

RAFFLE AND PRIZES BY LOCAL TENNIS SPONSORS:

Tennis Village, Babolat, Gamma Sports.

FREE TENNIS CLINICS&GAMES - All levels - Beginners welcome!

 SPONSORED BY LOCAL TENNIS CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS.

Racquets provided !

MUSIC BY DJ TURNSTYLES.

VOLUNTEERS!! FPCCTC MEMBERs during the months of March and April participate in the annual clay court Spring preparations to groom and prepare the Frick Park red clay for another memorable season! Email clayfricktennis@gmail.com to get your hands on the clay. Thanks many!!

May 2018

Community Event

Pittsburgh’s International Children’s Fest

May 19-20, 2018, 10am-5pm

Pittsburgh’s Cultural District

http://www.trustarts.org/events/series/childrens_theater/

FREE 10&Under Tennis Clinics

Up to 800 kids playing Red Ball tennis on a portable USTA 10&U tennis court in Downtown Pittsburgh since May 2015!

PE and After-School Junior Tennis

Frick Park Environmental Charter School (ECS)

After-school 10&Under Kids Tennis Club  

(Spring and/or Fall since 2009)

Middle School Tennis in Phys. Ed.

(Since Spring 2016)

Racquets provided!

June 2018

USTA Leagues Teams: 

USTA Leagues Team Tennis - USTA Middle States May to July:

Saturday afternoons: Women’s 3.5 and 4.0, and Men’s 4.0 teams. Sunday afternoons: Men’s 4.5 team.

Thursday evenings: Women's 5.0.

Weekly Walk-In Round Robins

Weekly Walk-In Round Robin Play for FPCCTC members

Ongoing June to October: Beginners, Intermediates, and Advanced.  New players and volunteers can JOIN ANYTIME!

Monday to Thursday morning Intermediate Doubles.

Friday morning (4.0) Advanced Intermediate Doubles.

Saturday morning beginner to advanced Doubles (all levels!)

Sunday morning intermediate (4.0) Singles

Sunday afternoon advanced (4.5+) Singles

Coaches Workshop 

PTR Junior Tennis Coaching 11-17 Certification Course

Date: TBD

The objective of these workshops is to show coaches how to create a club/facility environment in which groups of young people between the ages of 11 and 17 can best learn, play and enjoy tennis.

PTR High Performance Certification Workshop

Date: TBD.

The Performance Certification Workshop is for coaches who currently work with or aspire to work with young players aged 10 -16 of potential. A minimum NTRP rating of 4.5 is necessary to attend this workshop.

The objective of the workshop is to give coaches information to create and develop a performance environment in their club/facility so players have the opportunity to develop their potential. Coaches are shown how to plan lessons and meet the specific needs of young players. PTR's expansive work on age appropriate development of young players is used extensively and supports the content of the workshop.

Information at: www.ptrtennis.org 

Free 10&Under Kids Beginner Clinics

Free Beginner Teen/Adults Clinics

REGISTRATION

   

Beginner Ages 4 to 10 - and Beginner Teen/Adults

Every Sunday 12:00 Noon to 1:00PM,  JUNE 4 to JUNE 25.

FREE - Walk-in, register onsite. Racquets Provided.

For Boys and Girls 10&Under: Free USTA-Junior membership.

Led by coaches certified in PTR Adult and Junior Development.

Read all about it! The Rules have Changed!

 ITF Tennis Play and Stay

USTA Ten and Under Tennis

Citiparks Yearround January to December, every week! Tennis CLINICS indoor at MELLON PARK bubble, 5th AVE. AND BEECHWOOD, walk-in any day, any week, rain or shine, $12 adults, $10 juniors: beginners ages 4-6 Saturdays 9:00am-10:00AM, beginner to intermediate ages 7-10, 11-18, and adults Saturdays 10:00AM-11:30AM. See www.citiparks.net - click on tennis for other days and times!

Wood Racquets Tournament

 2017 REGISTRATION

FRENCH OPEN TENNIS CELEBRATION &

CLASSIC WOOD RACQUETS TOURNEY since 2008!

** New Date: Saturday, September 1st, 2018, 4pm-8pm

(Sunday Rain Day)

(Rain day Sunday 4pm)

Online Registration at www.usta.com and Walk-ins very welcome!

Round Robin fun format!

Wood racquets provided!  Or bring your own classic.

RAFFLE AND PRIZES  BY TENNIS SPONSORS.

MUSIC BY DJ TURNSTYLES.

Community Event

OPEN STREETS PITTSBURGH

Sundays 9am-1pm: JUNE 24, 2018

at Butler Street & 52nd in Lawrenceville

And Saturday, July 28 in Point Breeze...

Follow @openstreetspgh

Free Red Ball 10&Under tennis in the streets! in partnership with Lawrenceville United !

Junior Mini-Camp:

REGISTRATION

RED CLAY JUNIOR TENNIS MINI-CAMP

Novice to Advanced Junior Tournament Players

                 June 13-14-15, 2018, 9am-4pm

Boys and Girls, Ages 10 to 16 - $40/player/day includes light lunch.

Morning Clinics and Afternoon Round Robin Match Play.

Course on USTA match and tournament rules, sportsmanship.

Especially recommended for novice and intermediate players looking to participate in the Frick Park Red Clay Junior Open.

Walk-ins very welcome !, but attendance is limited to 20 players per day. Please email clayfricktennis@gmail.com

Junior Open Tournament:

12u Singles and Doubles REGISTRATION

14u and 16u Doubles REGISTRATION

14u and 16u Singles REGISTRATION

FRICK PARK RED CLAY JUNIOR OPEN

Monday, June 18 to Thursday, June 21, 2018

USTA-Sanctioned - USTA Middle States - www.amd.usta.com

Co-Presented by Citiparks - www.citiparks.net

Boys and Girls 16/14/12 and Under. $30/player/singles

Weather Permitting Event Schedule:

Monday June 18: 12u, 14u and 16u Boys and Girls Doubles

 

Tuesday to Wednesday June 19-20: 12u, 14u and 16u Boys and Girls Singles.

Thursday, June 21, 6pm: Main Draw Singles Finals.

July 2018

USTA Pro Circuit Exhibitions:

USTA Pro Circuit Men’s Futures of Pittsburgh Exhibitions/Pro-Am

Week of June 25, 2018

Co-Presented by Citiparks and Mt. Lebanon Tennis Center

2017 Exhibitions and junior clinics at Frick Park featured Danny Garza (Mexico), Carlos Ramirez (Mexico), and César Gómez (Mexico).

2016 Exhibitions and junior clinics at Frick Park featured Nathan Pascha (USA, University of Georgia) and Julian Bradley (Ireland, University of North Florida)

2015 Exhibitions at Frick Park featured Hunter Harrington (USA, Clemson University) and Julian Bradley (Ireland) - Many thanks and best wishes !

2014 Exhibitions at Frick Park featured Hunter Harrington and Austin Ansari of the USA (Clemson University), Jorge Montero of Chile, Gustavo Guerses of Brazil, and Facundo Mena and Miguel Pastura of Argentina.

2013 Exhibitions at Frick Park featured Daniel Garza (Monterrey, Mexico) (400’s ATP) and Jorge Montero (Santiago, Chile) (800’s ATP).

2012 Exhibition featured local standout Bjorn Fratangelo of Plum, PA (2011 French Open Junior Boys 18 Singles Champion).

Adult Open Tournament

PAUL G. SULLIVAN CLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS 

Monday July 9 – Sunday, July 22, 2018

$10/player Singles - $15/team Doubles

Formerly Pittsburgh’s Park Championships (1930-2000)

USTA-Sanctioned - USTA Middle States - www.amd.usta.com

Co-Presented by Citiparks. Ages 16 & Up.

Men’s and Women’s Singles

Men’s and Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles.

Men’s and Women’s Masters Singles (50+)

Weekday SINGLES and DOUBLES matches only as early as 4:00pm to dusk.

Weekend matches 8am to dusk.

Weekend SINGLES matches morning and early afternoon.

Weekend DOUBLES matches afternoon and evening.

Monday to Saturday, July 9-14

Men’s Open Singles Qualifying

Friday to Sunday, July 13-15

Women’s Open Singles Qualifying, Men’s and Women’s Open Doubles, Mixed Open Doubles, Men’s and Women’s Masters 50s Singles

Sunday to Friday, July 15-20

USTA-Sanctioned Men’s and Women’s Open Singles Main Draw, continuation of all events up to quarterfinals

Saturday, July 21

Semifinals

Sunday, July 22

Finals

2017 TOURNAMENT PHOTOS AND RESULTS: [link]

2016 TOURNAMENT PHOTOS AND RESULTS: 2016

1930-2015 PHOTOS and RESULTS: 2015

2015 edition featured compass draws for Men's and Women's Open Singles Qualifying Draws.

2014 edition had 175 participating players in 7 events,

including 72 players in Men’s Open Singles, 26 in Women’s Open Singles.

Citiparks webpage for the tournament: HERE!

Junior Tennis Camp

July and August 2018 JUNIOR CAMP REGISTRATION FORM

RED CLAY TENNIS+SOCCER CAMP

returning after great years in 2015-7!

Every day, Monday to Friday - July 2 to August 24, 2018

Novice to Advanced Junior Tournament Players

Daily Walk-In’s Encouraged !

Ages 4-5

9:00AM-12:00PM

$12/half day

$50/week/any 5 days

Ages 6-12

9:00AM-12:00PM

$30/half day

$125/week/any 5 half days

Ages 6-12

9:00AM-4:00PM

$40/fullday

$150/week/any 5 full days

Ages 13-16

1:00PM-4:00PM

$30/half day

$125/week/any 5 half days

Ages 13-16

9:00AM-4:00PM

$40/full day

$150/week/any 5 full days

 Partnering with www.pittsburghsoccer.org !!

Tennis and Soccer at Frick Park! Ages 6-16 - Full day players combine tennis and soccer for a full day developing a broad range of athletic, teamwork and social skills.

Soccer gear is not required, regular smoth-sole tennis shoes (no cleats) are used, and soccer at camp is strictly safe play with no tackles allowed and no headers allowed, as well as smaller goals and balls as appropriate for each age group.

All tennis and soccer equipment is provided, but kids can bring their own racquet.

Weather permitting: Most players ages 6-12 play tennis in the morning and soccer in the afternoon, while advanced junior tennis players aged 10&Above as well as Beginner/Intermediate tennis players aged 13-16 play soccer in the morning and tennis in the afternoon.

QUESTIONS, SPECIAL REQUESTS: please email clayfricktennis@gmail.com - thanks!

Children can register for camp for a week at a time, for any five days or onsite on a daily basis.

Prepaid, missed days due to absence or weather cancellation are credited towards another camp day.

2015-7 Camp Participation Stats: Average 25 junior players per day, and 45 distinct participants per week, ages 4-16, levels beginner to advanced USTA tournament players.

All in a very diverse and inclusive public park environment! Scholarships are available.

ONLINE REGISTRATION: www.clayfricktennis.org

Led by coaches certified in PTR Junior Development with fun dynamic formats.

For players 12 and under, kid-sized racquets, slower balls, smaller courts and an effective variety of match formats allow kids to serve and play the game from the first day. They quickly progress to intermediate and advanced levels of play.

Tiny Tots, as young as 4 years old, play collaborative group games 9am to 10:00-10:30am.

Players ages 6-12 play both singles and doubles matches in non-elimination formats, as well as fun group games.

Players ages 13-16 play play both singles and doubles matches in non-elimination formats, as well as fun group games.

Advanced players ages 10 and up prepare to play Varsity Team Team Tennis and succeed in USTA junior tournaments, including USTA-sanctioned 8&Under, 10&Under, 12&Under, 12&Under and 16&Under tournaments.

August 2018

8&Under, 10&Under 12&Under Junior Tournament

10&Under PHOTO LINK

8&Under PHOTO LINK

3rd Annual Pittsburgh USTA 12&Under Tour!

USTA-Middle States Sanctioned - www.amd.usta.com

Boys and Girls ages 6-10

8&Under - Red Ball, 36ft court, 7pt tiebreak games.

10&Under - Orange Ball, 60ft court, 4-game sets, no-ad.

12&Under - Green Ball, 78ft court, 6-game sets, no-ad.

Tentative 2018 Dates:

May - WYMCA

June - Upper St. Clair

July 29-30 - Arsenal Park

Aug. 5-6 - Frick Park

Aug. 12-13 - Highland Park

September - Mt. Lebanon

Saturdays,2pm-4pm: 8&U Coed Singles, 4pm-6pm 10&U Coed Doubles, non-elimination round robin.

Sundays, 12pm-3pm 10&U Boys Singles, 3pm-6pm 10&Under Girls Singles, non-elimination compass draw. 6pm-8pm 12&u Mixed Doubles.

Entry Fee: $20/day.

In partnership with USTA Middle States, sponsor Gamma Sports, and other local tennis organizations: WYMCA, Upper St Clair, Mt. Lebanon Tennis Center, and fellow Citiparks CTA’s Highland Park Tennis Club and Friends of Arsenal Park.

Visit www.amd.usta.com for info and registration !

Visit www.tenandundertennis.com ! The rules have changed!

ATP and WTA Tennis

Day Trip to Cincinnati’s Western & Southern Open

Sunday, August 12, 2018.

Website: http://www.wsopen.com/

September to October 2018

                 After-School   Junior Tennis:

Frick Park Environmental Charter School (ECS)

after-school tennis clinics - Grades K-8.

Community Event

PITTSBURGH PUMPKIN FEST - Allegheny Commons

October TDB 1pm-5pm

Free 10&Under Red Ball tennis

Event attended by over 5k kids!

PHOTO LINK 

Community Event

Friday Night Social Tennis

6:00pm-8:00pm - TBD

USTA Middle States

College Event

University of Pittsburgh USTA Tennis On Campus Invitational

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 - 8:00am-4:00pm

Www.tennisoncampus.com

Club Tournaments

DOC GREENE AND BUD WECHSLER CLUB DOUBLES

Intermediate Coed Doubles (up to 4.0) 9AM to 1PM

Advanced Coed Doubles (4.0+) 2PM to 6PM.

TENNIS VILLAGE CLUB SINGLES TOURNAMENT

Intermediate Coed Singles (up to 4.0) 9AM to 1PM

Advanced Coed Singles (4.0+) 2PM to 6PM.

Community Event

American Diabetes Association (ADA) EXPO Pittsburgh

Saturday, November TBD, 9AM to 4PM

David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Free clinics adults and children!

Vamos!   Come on!   Nice Shot!