FRICK PARK 2017 RED CLAY SEASON CALENDAR



April 2017

Block Party           

ANNUAL SEASON OPENING BLOCK PARTY!

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 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 2017

Community Event

Pittsburgh’s International Children’s Fest

May 18-21, 2017

Pittsburgh’s Cultural District

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

FREE 10&Under Tennis Clinics

800 kids played Red Ball tennis on a portable USTA 10&U tennis court on Penn Ave. in Downtown Pittsburgh in May 2015!

Club Leagues 

Weekly Red Clay LEAGUES for FPCCTC members.

Play on a set day and time each week - round robin formats.

All levels: Beginners, Intermediates, and Advanced.

Play continues throughout the summer and fall.  

New players and volunteers can JOIN ANYTIME!

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 2017

USTA Leagues Teams: 

USTA Leagues Team Tennis - USTA Middle States

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.

Coaches Workshop 

PTR Junior Tennis Coaching 11-17 Certification Course

Date: Friday, June 9, 10AM-3PM, Saturday, June 10, 1pm-6pm.

Location: Alpha Tennis & Fitness, PA 15238.

The objective of this workshop is to teach coaches how to create a club/facility environment in which young people between the ages of 11 and 17 can 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.

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 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

REGISTRATION

FRENCH OPEN TENNIS CELEBRATION &

CLASSIC WOOD RACQUETS TOURNEY since 2008!

Saturday, June 3, 4PM-8PM. 

(Rain day Sunday, June 4, 5pm-8pm)

Online Registration {Here} and Walk-ins very welcome!

Wood racquets provided!  Or bring your own.

FREE CLINICS for Adults and Children.

RAFFLE AND PRIZES  BY TENNIS SPONSORS.

MUSIC BY DJ TURNSTYLES.

THANKS TO THE 24 DOUBLES TEAMS PARTICIPATING in 2015!

Community Event

OPEN STREETS PITTSBURGH

Sundays 9am-1pm: MAY 28, JUNE 25, JULY 30, 2017

at Butler Street & 47th in Lawrenceville

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

                   Wednesday to Friday, June 14-15-16, 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.

Attendance is limited to 20 players per day.

Junior Open Tournament: 

FRICK PARK RED CLAY JUNIOR OPEN

Monday, June 19 to Saturday, June 24, 2017

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

Co-Presented by Citiparks - www.citiparks.net

FULL DRAWS AND RESULTS: CLICK HERE FOR USTA TOURNAMENT WEBPAGE

In partnership with Chatham University: hosting players from Club Internacional in Madrid, Spain - www.clubinternacional.es

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

Singles with Full Backdraw (1st match losers consolation)

Doubles Round Robin - $10/player

Monday to Thursday 9AM to 5PM: Singles Main Draws.

Friday 9AM-5PM: Doubles Round Robins.

Saturday at 12:00 Noon: Main Draw Singles Finals.

Saturday 2PM-Dusk - Full Singles Backdraws.

APPLICATION FORMS for LOCAL HOST FAMILIES for young players from Madrid, Spain, please email clayfricktennis@gmail.com - Thanks!.

2015 FULL DRAWS RESULTS HERE!

2014 FULL DRAWS, RESULTS Here!

2014 TOURNAMENT PHOTOS: Here!

2013 FULL DRAWS AND RESULTS AT USTA website: Here!

Citiparks Webpage for the tournament: Here!

2009-2013 PHOTOS and RESULTS at Tournament Website

July 2017

Pro Exhibitions:

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

Wednesday and Thursday, July 5-6. 6:30PM

Co-Presented by Citiparks and Mt. Lebanon Tennis Center

2016 Exhibitions 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 - Many thanks ! and Best wishes!

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 

Sunday, July 10– Sunday, July 23, 2017

$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. $10/player/singles

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

Weekday matches 4:00pm to dusk.

Weekend matches 8am to dusk.

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

REGISTRATION FORM

RED CLAY JUNIOR TENNIS CAMP

returning after great years in 2015-6!

Monday to Friday - July 5 to August 25, 2017

Novice to Advanced Junior Tournament Players

Ages 4-5 - 9:00AM-10:00AM - $12/day - $50/week/any 5 days

Ages 6-12 - 9:00AM-12:00PM - $30/day - $125/week/any 5 days

Ages 13-18 - 1:00pm-4:00PM - $30/day - $125/week/any 5 days

Children can register for camp for a week at a time, for any five days or on a daily basis. Pre-paid, missed days due to absence or weather cancellation are credited towards another camp day.

2015-6 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 10am.

Players ages 6-12 play 9am to 12pm, play both singles and doubles matches in non-elimination formats, as well as fun group games.

Players ages 13-18 play 1:00pm to 4:00pm, play both singles and doubles matches in non-elimination formats, as well as fun group games.

Advanced players also prepare to play and succeed in USTA junior tournaments, including USTA-sanctioned 8&Under, 10&Under, 12&Under, 12&Under and 16&Under tournaments.

August to October 2017

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 2017 Dates:

May - WYMCA

June - Upper St. Clair

July 29-30 - Highland Park

Aug. 5-6 - Frick Park

Aug. 12-13 - Arsenal 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 13, 2016

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

Club Leagues and Ladder:

Weekly LEAGUES and LADDER for FPCCTC members

Ongoing until late fall: Beginners, Intermediates, and Advanced.  New players and volunteers can JOIN ANYTIME!

                 After-School   Junior Tennis:

Frick Park Environmental Charter School (ECS)

after-school tennis clinics - Grades K-8.

Community Event

PITTSBURGH PUMPKIN FEST - Allegheny Commons

Saturday, October 7, 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!