I was reading several articles recently and came upon some interesting conversations on the ongoing debate between tennis and pickleball players as to which is more fun and better for you.

Tennis is a wonderful game because you can play it pretty much any way you want. You can play very casually, hitting balls that land in your hitting zone or you can try and emulate pro players, running up to every ball and trying to hit with every ounce of strength you have. This gives tennis the ability to give you a workout of your choosing while being very fun and engaging.

If you travel and like to keep yourself on a fitness routine, you will find a tennis court almost everywhere. You might have to pack a pickleball court along with you with an extra paddle and balls just so someone might play with you. No matter where you go , there will be tennis courts and you will usually find someone happy to hit with you.

I am told pickleball is a lot of fun, even if not as strenuous, so I’ll concede you’ll enjoy yourself at either, but please don’t give up on tennis just because you’ve started playing pickleball. I know, many of you will say they are completely different games but if you started your life playing tennis, you can handle the subtle differences, and the community you find in tennis, especially here at Oakmont, is very welcoming and, rumor has it, there might even be friendships being made that involve food and maybe even some alcohol.

OTC Website: Have you visited recently? Our members-only website contains the latest club news, member and officer rosters, event photo albums, a tennis sub list and more. https://oakmonttennisclub.shutterfly.com/. If your sub availability or contact info (including email–which is not listed on the web roster) has changed, contact Ruth Layne, 914-907-8286. If you forgot your password, contact Stephanie Wrightson, 707-540-0471. The free share site is hosted by/belongs to Shutterfly and, therefore, she can’t retrieve your personal info. But she can re-invite you to the site so that you can create a new account password. Do you have OTC member tennis photos? You can create an album and share them on the media page as long as you include your photo credit.

Join us at the Oakmont Tennis Club Spring Meeting

April 7, 2022
2-4 PM
Open to existing and potential members
East Rec Center Conference Room

Join the Oakmont Tennis Club (OTC)
Oakmont has a vibrant tennis community. The Oakmont Tennis Club promotes both the athletic and social enjoyment of tennis. Competitive and Social tennis activities, some planned and the majority are spontaneous in nature. The club offers a professional-quality tennis court ball machine to help members improve their game. Come out to the courts, introduce yourself and ask to play in…we look forward to seeing you on the courts! Annual membership is only $20.
Membership information contact Ruth Layne at 914-907-8286

See you on the Courts!


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