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Helle Sparre, Tennis and Pickleball Pro, Featured Speaker March 16

Oakmont Tennis and Pickleball share many things: members, space, enthusiasm and now, professional help!

Thanks to an Oakmont Community Foundation grant obtained by Terri Somers, the OTC is pleased to present Helle Sparre, professional tennis and pickleball player, coach, and author at our March 16 membership meeting. Sparre, originally from Denmark, played doubles tennis professionally during the 1970s and, with Helena Anliot, won the 1978 U.S. Clay Court Championships. She is the author of Dynamic Doubles and maintains a website of video tips for better doubles play.

In a novel format, OTC and OPC will meet jointly for part of the afternoon. The members only OTC meeting starts at 2:00 pm in Berger with light refreshments and club business. At 3:00 p.m. the meeting opens to tennis and pickleball players, when Ms. Sparre will begin with a presentation on Dynamic Tennis Doubles. At 4:00 p.m. we will break for a wine and cheese social for members of both clubs. Ms. Sparre will then continue speaking about winning pickleball doubles strategies.


Calling club members at all skill levels to play in the March 9 FAST4 Mixed Doubles Tournament. Meet for coffee and pastries at 9:00 a.m.; matches start at 9:30 a.m., West Courts. Stick around after the games for lunch and prizes (BYOB). If you are not playing, come out to cheer on your friends and join the fun.

Fast4 Match Format:
* Sets of 4 games each; no-ad scoring
* Best 2 out of 3 sets; 7-point tie-breaker in lieu of 3rd set
* Sets at 3 all play a 5-point tiebreaker

Team rotations will be defined according to the number of players participating. With 16 players, each team will play at least four Fast4 matches.

Sign up by March 6 on the OTC website (or contact the Tennis Events Director: Edilberto Loaiza (914-907 7192 or Provide your name, phone number and e-mail address.

Dues Deadline Nears

OTC offers numerous benefits and opportunities, but you must be a registered member of the club. Rosters will be handed out at the March 16 meeting, so you must sign up by February 28 to make sure your name is included. Completed forms and checks should be placed in the OTC folder no later than the 28th. For more information about OTC membership, contact Joan Kline at 650-279-2750 or

Oakmont Tennis Club Membership Form
Number of members at $20 each: ______ Check amount enclosed:

Member #1 Name: Phone Number: Email Address:

Member #2 (if applicable) Name: Phone Number: Email Address:

Oakmont Address:

Place form and check payable to Oakmont Tennis Club in the Tennis Club folder in the OVA office.



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