Sound Shore’s Breast Cancer Benefit Scores Big!

Sound Shore Indoor Tennis’ 3rd annual 3.0-3.5 Doubles Tournament on October 19, 2016, to benefit breast cancer research was a huge success!  Donations from entry fees, hat purchases, hairband proceeds and free will donations totaled $1,400.00.  With the triple match opportunity at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center this month, we hit a new record donation of $4,200.00.  Thank you to all who participated and contributed to this worthy cause.

Tennis Director, Dale Balun, and Women’s League Director, Bea Tully, did an excellent job organizing the matches with 11 teams competing in a round-robin format from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Refreshments and award ceremony followed.  Special thanks to Ilene Evans, our Manager, and Sound Shore staff for planning and preparations.

Our thanks to Wilson, The Tennis Professionals and VG Hair Design for their support and prizes.

Pink Ribbon baseball caps are still available this month at our Front Desk for a donation of $10.

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1st place: Jill Hershaft & June Scharf

2nd place: Monique Amreutz & Lisette Overwell

3rd Place: Elonia Cortes & Katey Goldberg

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Breast Cancer Benefit 10/19 at Sound Shore Tennis

Sound Shore Indoor Tennis is hosting our 3rd annual Breast Cancer Benefit on Wednesday, October 19th.  Proceeds will provide three times the funding for crucial breast cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
We would be tickled pink for you and your partner to join us for a day of tennis and light refreshments in the hope of helping a sister, a mother, a daughter or a man in your life.
We welcome all donations for the cause.  Pink ribbon caps are available at our Front Desk for a donation of $10 or more.  (Checks can be written to MSK.)
2016 Breast Cancer Benefit
We are happy to sponsor other levels if there are enough players.
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Sound Shore Takes Short Summer Vacation

IMG_3069Sound Shore Indoor Tennis will close for a short break this Friday, after enjoying the USTA Team Playoffs these last two weeks.  We will be closed Saturday-Thursday, August 6-11th.  We will re-open on Friday, August 12th to host the first of three three-day weekends of USTA Adult Leagues. Thus, we will be open every day through the remainder of August. So if it’s raining, play here!

We are actively enrolling players in both adult and junior programs.  If you have yet to sign up for a season court, adult clinic or men’s or women’s league, do so today!  We are taking reservations for private lessons now also.  Of course, the Junior Tennis and High Performance Training Academy continue with rolling admissions, so don’t delay! Sign up today!

All applications, pricing and information can be found on this website.  Applications can be downloaded or completed online; payments can be mailed or phoned in. It’s easy!

See you after the 12th!

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Sound Shore Honored for Excellence by USTA

usta-logo1SOUND SHORE INDOOR TENNIS IN PORT CHESTER, N.Y., ONE OF 12 TENNIS FACILITIES HONORED FOR EXCELLENCE AS A 2016 USTA FACILITY AWARD WINNER
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. June 30, 2016 – The USTA today announced that Sound Shore Indoor Tennis in Port Chester, N.Y., is one of 12 winners in the 35th annual USTA Facility Awards program, which recognizes excellence in the construction and/or renovation of tennis facilities throughout the country. Sound Shore Indoor Tennis will be honored at the USTA Semi-annual Meeting at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on September 1st at an Awards luncheon.

Sound Shore Indoor Tennis is family-owned and operated since 1974. It is a public facility that is open year round, with no membership fees or minimum required. The facility offers recreational play and high-quality tennis programming for adults and juniors of all ages, such as: men’s and women’s leagues, clinics, high performance training, private lessons and 10 and Under. As a member of the USTA for decades, Sound Shore hosts tournaments, teams, playoffs and contributes to the parks programs. Sound Shore also supports numerous local charities, organizations, schools and community events. There are 12 indoor climate-controlled courts with blended lines. The facility includes lounges, locker rooms, ample parking and nationally acclaimed pro shop.

“Great tennis facilities like Sound Shore help us to grow the game at the grass-roots level, and we are proud to recognize them for their ongoing impact on the sport of tennis,” said Kurt Kamperman, Chief Executive, Community Tennis, USTA. “Sound Shore has embraced many of our tennis initiatives and kept the sport at the forefront of its community each year.”

To be considered for an award, facilities must be under the jurisdiction of a park and recreation department, an educational institution, a nonprofit corporation or be a private or commercially owned and operated facility that offers both USTA and public programming designed to help grow tennis.

Facilities were judged on the following criteria: overall layout and adaptation to site; excellence of court surface and lights; ease of maintenance; accommodations for players, spectators and press/officials; aesthetics; graphics (including the use of signs and landscaping); amenities such as casual seating for spectators, food services and social areas; and the facilities’ participation in USTA programs.

Nominated facilities were voted on in the following categories: Public Courts that are either small tennis centers with 2-10 courts or large tennis centers with 11 or more courts; Educational Institutions; and Private Facilities that support the USTA and other “growth of the game” programs open to the public.

All 2016 award winners will receive a wall plaque and an all-weather sign, which can be mounted at the facility. Certificates of award will be made available to park and recreation departments, schools and those professionals responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of the facility. In addition, a one-year complimentary membership to the USTA will be awarded to each winning facility.

The 2016 USTA Facility Awards Program winners are:
Public Courts: Small Tennis Centers (2 to 10 courts)
San Sebastian Tennis Courts – San Sebastian, P.R.

Public Courts: Large Tennis Centers (11 or more courts)
Cherry Hill Health & Racquet Club – Cherry Hill, N.J.
Cooper Tennis Complex – Springfield, Mo.
Henry L. McMullen Tennis Complex – Clearwater, Fla.
Oak Brook Tennis Center – Oak Brook, Ill.
Oklahoma City Tennis Center – Oklahoma City, Okla.
Sound Shore Indoor Tennis LLC – Port Chester, N.Y.
Owensboro Tennis Facility – Owensboro, Ky.
The Candy Erickson Tennis Center – Park City, Utah (Featured Facility)

Educational Institution
McCallie School Strang-Voges Tennis Center – Chattanooga, Tenn.
Michael & Anne Greenwood Tennis Center – Stillwater, Okla.

Private Facilities
Sea Colony Tennis – Bethany Beach, Del.
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The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level – from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. A not-for-profit organization with more than 715,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, the highest-attended annual sporting event in the world, and launched the Emirates Airline US Open Series, linking seven summer tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns approximately 90 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S. and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USTA’s philanthropic entity, the USTA Foundation, provides grants and scholarships and helps under-resourced youth and individuals with disabilities, and supports wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans and their families. For more information on the USTA, log on to usta.com, “like” the official Facebook page, facebook.com/usta, or follow @usta on Twitter.
For more information, contact:
Tom LaDue, Manager, Corporate Communications, USTA, (914) 697-2352 or ladue@usta.com
Tamarah Strauss, BZA PR on behalf of the USTA, (212) 708-1677 or tamarahs@bzapr.com

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Farres Ramerez Pollizner Myung MGSave 5% on your fall/winter tennis when application with deposit is received by July 15, 2016.

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