Paul Schuepp JTC President for the past 5 years retires from his position succeeded by his VP Paul Pacenka for 2023. During Paul's leadership the club grew from 59 to 151 members. Schuepp implemented some important initiatives to JTC contriibuting to it's focus as a Community Tennis Association including bringing in the USTA Kids Advantage program, creation of an annual classic vintage doubles tournament, and included free tennis education for the members with 2 on staff pros and weekly clinics as well as regular weekly social events. Paul said "JTC members have renewed enthusiasm for the game of tennis like that of the '80s during the famous Cranmore Volvo International Touranament. It's exciting."
Congratulations Jackson Tennis Club for winning the 6th annual Challenge Cup against Bridgton Highlands Maine Tennis Club August 20, 2022....
JTC now has a much improved court reservation system for our members....CourtReserve. It provides a portal on your PC or an interface to reserve courts on your smartphone...iphone or Android.
Starting May 11th, Wednesday, the Advantage Kids program is back at JTC. It will run for 6 weeks every Wednesday 3:30pm to 5pm. Run by Director Kent Hemingway of the USTA Next Generation Advantage Kids of New Hampshire along with AK Coaches Chris and Justin Chaffee USTA Professionals, Michelle Phillips and Christie Rochette, Yoga Instructor.
Go to https://www.advantagekids.net/locations/mt-washington-valley-nh
...THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL and cannot take any more kids for May June sessions at
AK kids are our future ...
August 21 Jacksont Tennis Club Challenge Team beat Bridgton Highlands Tennis Club.
A Mens, Womens, and Mixed tournament with A, B and C teams in each category. The cup now returns to its rightful place on the JTC clubhouse mantel until next year. JTC won 5 matches to 4 over Bridgton....a very close competition. John Tanzam and Jason Cicero mens was the deciding match for JTC.
For the 2021 season we are pleased to announce the return of Chris Chaffee as our co tennis pro along with the return of Duncan Yarworth. Chris has been a long time teaching pro in the Mount Washington Valley and now JTC members will be able to take advantage of Chris's fun and precise technical tennis teachings this summer. Chris adds to the availability of tennis education at JTC along with Duncan. JTC now has double the impact of improving our game and strokes with the Duncan/Chris combo. In 2021 we are doubling the number of free clinics between Chris and Duncan to the members at 8 per month. Chris and Duncan will be readily available for private lessons. Welcome back Duncan and Chris JTC Tennis Professionals.
Our 52 year old classic fence which was failing badly has been replaced with a brand new beautiful fence and upgraded design. Comprised of true 4"x4" 8ft cedar posts and almost invisible black PVC coated wire the fence was slightly changed. The four corners are no longer 90 degree corners but 45 degree angle thus not allowing tennis balls to get stuck in the corners. The street side wall was kept low, 3 feet high, to provide a better spectator viewing and more inviting feeling.
As promised we were able to rebuild the fence before Memorial Day May 25th when JTC officially opened for the 2020 season.
Our fence was crafted and member volunteer built. Many thanks to Kirk Plender and his tractor, Paul Pacenka, Bill Prushinski and Paul Schuepp. Also grateful for the new landscaping and flower gardens provided by Judi Crofts with help from Julie Conlon, Paula Knight, Susan Kent. Great team effort and results! Finally thank you for the many donations from members to help reduce the costs of materials to the club.
Nov. 1 - JTC 2019 Annual Meeting Report and Minutes
Nov. 1 - Last tennis match played, doubles with John Tanzman, Mike Simoff, Rick Knight and Paul Schuepp on Court 1. Afterwards tapes were pulled and nets dropped and stored. JTC closed for the season.
JTC adds a fire pit for the weekly Friday night mixed doubles socials. Alli, Lynda, Julie and Sharon show how to enjoy the warmth on a cool September evening.
JTC is pleased to announce and welcome Duncan Yarworth, our new Director of Tennis and teaching pro. Duncan is taking over the position from Chris Chafee, who is moving the the Stowe Vermont area. We are very fortunate to have quickly attained a great tennis pro allowing JTC to seamlessly continue with our tennis clinics program, tournaments and private lessons offerings for this summer.
USTA Advantage Kids - New Generation - Team Challenge Program was held June 28th at 9:00am to 12:30pm Friday. Introduction to tennis for kids ages 10 through 12 girls and boys from the Valley area with the emphasis on Learning through Tennis. It was FREE! Kids got t-shirts and other goodies. Lunch was donated by Flatbread Pizza. USTA Advantage Kids coaches made the experience fun and educational. Thanks to Kent Hemingway USTA Advantage Kids Director for making this special kids tennis day happen.
Many members renewed their membership before April 15th this year and were entered into a raffle contest for it. The winners were...
1st place $100 Gift Certificate at Stan and Dans
to Felicia van den Broeke
2 2nd place winners to Get a racquet strung at Stan and Dans
Kirk Plender and Pete Canty
3 3rd place winners to Get a Private Tennis Tune Up Lesson from Duncan Yarworth
Sharon Lydon, Alli Hefferan, and Lee Phillips
Congratulations to the winners and THANK YOU for renewing your memberships early.
JTC members came out Saturday May 11th to help spiff up the grounds and beautify. Raked out the leaves, preped the flower beds, put up the awning, trimmed the trees..... were all part of the good work and commaradare between JTC members and friends.
December 9th Holiday Dinner Party ..... great success!
The JTC annual holiday dinner party was held Sunday night Dec 9th at the Chef's Bistro restaurant. Memories of a great 2018 season were the talk over wonderful gourment meals served by the Bistro. Good times had by all!
JTC Members Annual Meeting Nov 4, 2018
at the Whitney Communicy Center
Womens Doubles League Celebrate Start of Wimbeldon July 2, 2018
Member Guest Doubles Tournament - June 16th,2018
There was a good turn out for the June member guest doubles tournament consisting of 17 participants of which 9 new members and 4 guests. We had very competitive finals entertaining the audience up at the clubhouse looking on while grilling some burgers for lunch. Great weather, fabulous fun day for all. Thanks to Chris Chaffe for officiating, Paul Schuepp for setting up the logistics. It was great to have some well known guests who upped our games.
Open House & Chairs Dedications - June 9th,2018
The Jackson Tennis Club has an Open House event on June 9th which included Chairs dedications to dear long time members and contributors Bill Pierce, Dick Shuman and Nancy Pierce, who passed in 2017. Beautiful personalized adirondock chairs were created and dedicated by R&R Woodworkers, Robin Kosstrin and Bob Yanuck. Potluck luncheon ensued and hours of round robin tennis amongst members and friends of JTC.
Memorial Day Club Start of Summer Outing Great Turnout!
Many new members participated in our opening seasaon social playing lots of round robin doubles sets. Great fun for all and nice day to enjoy the holiday honoring our military and the lost lives in sacrifice for our Country.
The Jackson Tennis Club opened May 5th for the 2018 season..... ready for the season and play. The red clay courts look better than ever. The online reservation system for members has been activated and will take reservations now.
JTC Volunteer Workday fantastic success, fun and sun enjoyed by all..... Thank you to the JTC members who volunteered on the annual workday, May 5th, to clean up the grounds, rake leaves, hang wind screens, cultivate the flower beds....thank you. The courts and the grounds look wonderful and are ready for a great tennis season.