Welcome to the April 2017 issue of  Beyond the Baseline 

April showers bring May flowers, I'm sure you've heard this one but it's also an exciting month as we transition season to season and throughout life.
Transition Month in tennis is where fall seasonal court/sea pro renewals take place, adult & junior clinics wind down and USTA Adult League play is building excitement as rosters become finalized.  It's also when we start to organize for the fall and fine tune the summer. Three new faces on the YTC scene are worth saying hello to. Martin Byrne will rejoin our teaching staff come September 2017 and is one of the most dynamic and positive professionals that's walked thru our doors in my 31 years at YTC. Alexa Goldberg is a rising star who started at YTC in our junior program and returns to share her knowledge and enthusiasm. Oto Enukidze will stay with us for another month and you will get a serious workout in one of his sessions, you don't play Davis Cup for the Republic of Georgia without training hard. They'll be more to come in May and we're excited about the " buzz" we hope to create. 
 April is also watching two feet of recent snow melt and parents, like myself, negotiating with my teenage son's summer work thoughts and my college aged girls, hopefully, coming home for the summer and keeping me up at night.  We wouldn't have it any other way, I love April!  

Read thru the following edition and you'll be inspired, you may find an idea for your child's summer plans and how about that Ben Chin!  April is also " National Stress Awareness Month" nationally, what better way to alleviate stress than visit YTC and spend time with us on and off the court!  

Happy Passover and Easter from ours to yours.

In this issue you'll find:
  • Congrats Ben Chin!
  • A list of upcoming events in April
  • Welcome Back Martin Byrne
  • Welcome Alexa Goldberg
  • Thank you for supporting La Romana Ballboy Foundation
  • Oto Enukidze with us until May 
  • Summer Camp Early Bird Deadline is Sat. April 8th
  • Parent Week is coming up!
  • Big Turnout for Junior Tournaments

Enjoy the April issue of 
Beyond the Baseline!


Joe Curto
Yonkers Tennis Center

Congratulations to Ben Chin on being chosen as the 
2016 USTA Captain of the Year!  

Ben has been an MVP at YTC over the past two seasons. Besides being a fantastic organizer, a captain for multiple USTA teams and running Westchester Tennis Meetups, Ben is a great guy. 

We are thrilled Ben has chosen his home for tennis to be YTC!  

Thank you Ben for all you do for tennis!

Play Lots of Tennis at these Upcoming Events! 

April 7 | Tennis Essentials with Nigel | 8:00 - 10:00pm
April  14| Friday Night Tennis with Carmen Bayon |   8:00 - 12:00pm
April  4, 11, 18, 25 | Pickleball  |  1:15 - 2:45pm
April  21  | USTA Women's Doubles Tournament  | 8:30 - 11:00pm
April 28 |Friday Night Tennis with Carmen Bayon |  8:00 - 12:00pm

April 24-30:  Parent Week 
April  15, 29 | Red & Orange Ball Play Day | 5:00 - 6:30pm
April  15, 29| Green & Yellow Ball Play Day | 6:30 - 8:00pm
April  8 |  USTA L3 12 and Under Green Ball Tournament  | 7:00 - 10:00pm
April  22 | USTA L3 10 and Under Orange Ball Tournament | 5:00 - 7:00pm
April  22 |   USTA L3 14 and Under Orange Ball Tournament | 7:00 - 10:00pm

Welcome Back Martin Byrne! 

Please join us in welcoming back to YTC starting in Sept. 2017, 
Martin Byrne !

Martin was with us several years ago and brings with him a vast knowledge of tennis teaching abilities.  

Welcome Alexa Goldberg!

We are happy to announce that YTC alum, Alexa Goldberg will be joining the staff for the summer season !

Alexa will be on court helping 
with Summer Camp and the 
USTA Summer Season. 

Thank you to everyone that donated to help the
 La Romana Ballboy Foundation in Richard and Rene's hometown in the Dominican Republic.

Take a Lesson with Oto!

Oto Enukidze will be continuing with us until May 15th.  

He will be available for private lessons.  To book a lesson with Oto please call the front desk!

All lessons are at the regular rate of $110 per hour
or $104.50 per hour if you are using a 6 hour package. 

Summer Junior Camp Early Bird Special 
Ends April 8th

Save an additional 5% off on summer camp. 

Save an additional 5% off on multi week and sibling sign ups

Coach In Training (C.I.T.s) can earn another 5% off on Intensive Camp!

   Contact Mark Santucci if you are interested in joining one of these teams!

Join us for Parent Week: April 24 - 30 

This will be our 2nd Parent Week of the season with the first one being in October.   Parent Week is an important part of the program as it is a time that we allow parents to join their kids on court for a fun day of tennis.  Parents get to experience what it is like for their kids to be playing and it's a great way to have families experience playing together because after all tennis is a family sport!  

We had a great turn out for our first Parent Week and we hope you will join us for another!  

All you need is your sneakers.  We will provide a racquet for you.   

Big Turnouts at March 25th Junior Tournaments

On March 25th, we hosted a 10 and Under Level 3 Orange Ball tournament and a 12 and Under Level 3 Green Ball tournament.  With 14 players in the Orange Ball and 16 players in the Green ball, it was a busy night at YTC.  There were a lot of great points and good sportsmanship throughout the evening.  Two players not from our club came in first and second place in the 12 and Under Green Ball tournament.   In the end, YTC juniors, Joseph Piergiovanni and Jonathan Thring, took home the 10 and Under first and second place trophies, respectively.