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The El Cerrito Tennis
Club is an independent tennis club operated in close association with the City of El Cerrito, California, intended primarily for the benefit of tennis players and not limited to El Cerrito residents.

Welcome to ECTC!

summer picnic

Enjoy a great day of informal round robin doubles tennis. This event is open to the public, so bring your friends. Come for tennis and stay for a picnic lunch hosted by El Cerrito Tennis Club!

There is no need to bring a partner … selection of partners for the doubles play is random. Again this year, courts will also be available at Cerrito Vista Park.

Community Center Looking for an Assistant Tennis Teacher

The El Cerrito Community Center is looking for an assistant coach for its summer tennis camps. They are hoping to get someone 18 years or older, but will accept applications for those that are younger. The pay range would be between $8.79-$17.64 depending on experience.

The tennis camps will run for 10 consecutive weeks: June 9 to August 15 from approximately 12:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. The assistant will be working alongside Head Coach Mike Harvey, who has been overseeing this program for at least the past five years.

Kids' Tennis Play Day March 9

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On Sunday, March 9, at Cerrito Vista Park, ECTC and the USTA hosted an afternoon of tennis instruction and match play for children ages 7-12. It was geared toward beginning tennis players. See more photos at this Picasa Web Album.


The Games of the 2014th New Year

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On a sunny, calm morning, about 40 players enjoyed round robin tennis play to welcome in the year 2014. Hot coffee, bagels, mimosas, and homemade coffee cake were likewise welcome. Play continued until well after 1:00.

In the brief annual meeting of the club, the membership approved the board of directors for 2014.

See photos at this Picasa Web Album.

Thursday drop-in

ONGOING from the El Cerrito Tennis Club! A Thursday Evening Drop-in Round Robin, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Cerrito Vista courts.

Join us every Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a drop-in round robin at the Cerrito Vista courts.

It's a casual drop-in round robin and open to all (you don't need to be an ECTC member, though we'd love you to join).

2013 Mixed Doubles Tournament Is a Winner

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The club's annual mixed doubles tournament took place on Sunday September 15. There were two divisions, 7.0 or lower and 7.5 or lower, based on the team's combined NTRP ratings.

In the 7.0 division, winners were Marty Jewett and Gary Soto; 2nd: Bob and Barb Guletz. 7.5 winners: Liz Holland and Rich Ying; 2nd: Jan Hall and Gary Wong. Congratulations to all!

Prizes and a picnic lunch followed at Arlington Park.

See photos at this Picasa Web Album.

El Cerrito High School Still Needs Used Balls

El Cerrito High School PTSA is collecting used tennis balls to put on the bottom of chair legs in classrooms on the two upper floors of the buildings so that the noise of moving furniture around to create learning circles doesn't disturb those in the classroom below. The school has four buildings, each with two upper stories, so they need lots of tennis balls. Their goal is 13,000!

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Tennis balls can be dropped off at the ECHS main office on Ashbury Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 3:30, during both the summer and the school year. You can also contact Nancy Gordon at (510) 910-7992 or to arrange for them to be picked up at your home (El Cerrito, Kensington, or Richmond Annex).

The Club Goes Green

water use El Cerrito Tennis Club supports our tennis teams in "going green."

We're asking our team captains to reduce the use of bottled water during home matches. ECTC has purchased a big Coleman container for this purpose and is encouraging the team captains to request the visiting teams to bring their own water containers to fill as needed. More...