Gate City Ladies' Tennis
We are excited about the upcoming Gate City Season. For those of you who don’t know, Gate City is a ladies interclub doubles competition between the tennis clubs in the greater Greensboro area. There are both day Gate City Teams and evening summer Gate City Teams so we hope that everyone will come out and play! If you are not on a team and wish play, please contact Clayton so he can place you on a team that is appropriate to your skill level. There are 4 divisions based on the USTA ratings of 2.5 - 4.5.
Play begins the first week of April for the day league and runs through early June. The summer league begins shortly after the conclusion of the Spring season. The day Gate City Season continues in the fall with play beginning in September concluding in early November. Matches are played at the various clubs beginning at 9:30 in the morning. The format is best of two sets with a 10 point tie break in the event of splits sets. Each week the teams field 10 players on 5 courts with the exception of Division 4 fielding 6 players on 3 courts.
Gate City teams are a fun way to not only get to know the Sherwood members, but an opportunity to socialized the the many tennis ladies in the other clubs in our community.
Please note the USTA ratings linked with the divisions. You do not have to be in a certain Division or already signed up to play Gate City to practice with the teams, as long as your skill level is appropriate. This encourages more flexibility for peoples schedules, getting to know more people as well as a larger variety of people to practice with to sharpen your skills. If you are not able to join one of the weekday practice sessions, Sherwood offers the ladies Working Clinic on Saturday from10:30 am-12:00pm. If you ever have last minute availability come join us in one of our clinics during the week. If you have a question about skill level call Clayton at 336-334-2947.
Fall Gate City Practices
The Gate City Practices are designed to get all the players who play doubles at Sherwood to understand doubles movement and strategy from Division 4 thru division 1 so that whoever you are practicing with at Sherwood you will be on the same page with the fundamentals of Doubles Strategy. The price is $18 per clinic.
Practices will begin the week of September 4th
Below are the 1.5 hour practice times:
Division 4 Practice Monday 9:15 am -10:45 am (USTA Level 2.5-3.0)
Division 3 Practice Thursday 9:15 am -10:45 am (USTA Level 3.0-3.5)
Division 2 Practice Monday 10:45 am-12:15 pm (USTA Level 3.5-4.0)
Division 1 Practice Friday 9:15 am- 10:45 am (USTA Level 3.5-4.0-4.5)