• Adult USTA League Information

    Here in Alachua County, Florida, our USTA Leagues operate all twelve months as follows:  Senior (age 50+) and Super Senior (age 60+) in January/February,  Adult League (age 18+) March-May, Adult Mixed Doubles and Senior Mixed Doubles (age 50+) June-August, Adult and Senior Combo September-December.  In order to play USTA League Tennis, you must be a USTA member ($42 single; $68 family).  The fee for each league is $18.

    Most USTA matches are scheduled on Friday evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays.  None of the facilities (except the new Jonesville public facility) will allow us to schedule evenings during the week as that is considered prime time for members and lessons.

    For information regarding USTA League Play, contact the following Local League Coordinators:

    Adult League:  Ben and Libby Smith 352-871-5886; benandlibby@nullcox.net

    Senior and Senior Mixed: Ed Austin 352-514-6733; eaustin@nullwindstream.net

    Super Seniors: Christine Shurtleff  352-336-7508; cs4tennis@nullaol.com

    Adult Mixed: Ed Austin: 352-514-6733: eaustin@nullwindstream.net

    Combo Adult and Combo Senior: Jeanette Parker 386-462-5112; joggparker@nullaol.com

    Facilities are as follows:

    DB Racquet Club: 352-377-9580; 8 clay and 2 hard courts; www.dbtennis.com.

    300 Club: 352-378-2989; 7 clay and 2 hard courts. http://www.300clubswimandtennis.org/

    Gainesville Golf & Country Club: 352-373-4806; 4 clay and 2 hard courts. www.gainesvillegolf.cc

    Haile Plantation: 331-5708; 5 clay courts (one location) and 4 hard courts (at golf club and pool). http://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Haile-Plantation-Golf-Country-Club

    Westside Recreation Center (public courts): 352-376-8250; 8 hard courts; www.gainesvilletennisacademy.com.

    Jonesville Tennis Center (public courts): 14 clay courts/one beach tennis court .  Telephone 331-9558 and  www.jonesvilletennis.com.

    All of the above facilities are in the NW area of Gainesville, except Gainesville Golf & Country Club and Haile Plantation, which are located in SW Gainesville, and Jonesville Tennis Center which is west of I-75, halfway between Gainesville and Newberry.

    There are three other city public court facilities, each with 4 hard courts, no court monitors.

    If you do not know your rating, and you do not plan to join one of the local clubs, I would suggest you contact Mike Oransky or Robert Taylor at Westside Park.  Both of them are normally there late afternoon and early evening.  They will be able to help you determine your level of play so that we can connect you with a team at your level.

    There are also numerous tennis teaching pros at the new Jonesville facility who could help you determine your level of play.  The center is open every day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week.

    To determine your level of play, it would be useful to sign up for a clinic at Westside Park or Jonesville Tennis Center, and mention to the pro in charge that you are trying to determine your playing level.

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