After a summer full of series across Southern California, Sip ‘N Serve is back with four programs already on the fall schedule.
The Sip ‘N Serve Series is USTA Southern California’s (SCTA) take on a nationwide initiative to engage young adults in tennis. No USTA membership is required to participate. In fact, it’s encouraged that players bring non-members out to play.
Sip ‘N Serve is a non-competitive tennis program that encourages networking and social tennis. The series is open to anyone and everyone who loves tennis or is looking to learn how to play. Some programs are geared more heavily toward match-play and some are structured like an adult clinic with drills and games. No matter the format, after tennis the group heads to a local sports bar for more socializing.
This summer, seven sites ran the program across Southern California. La Habra Tennis Center, Lakewood Tennis Center, Anaheim Tennis Center, Reed Park, Marina City Club, El Dorado Park Tennis Center, and the Ketchum YMCA all held a series during the summer months. This fall, three new sites will be added to the list and the SCTA is looking to add more before the year’s end.
Marina City Club in Marina del Rey is set to host its second series. The first ran for six weeks and brought in anywhere from 12-25 players each night. The series will run Thursday nights at Marina City Club (4333 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292) September 3rd – October 8th. The cost is $20 per session for non-members and $70 for the full series. Stay connected with the MDR group on Facebook!
The City of Irvine is hosting its first series on Friday nights. The series will focus on level-based match play under the leadership of Elena Espiro, a veteran tennis organizer for the city. Play starts on Friday, September 4th at David Sills Lower Peters Canyon Community Park in Irvine. The cost to drop in is $15, while the whole 6-week series will run you $60. You can sign up online here.
And Sip ‘N Serve is heading south! Three energetic USPTA coaches will head the new series in San Diego. Amanda Fink, Matt Previdi, and Amelia Larkin have structured the program to focus on beginners. Players will pick up the game in no time under their instruction. This series will run for four weeks at La Jolla High School starting on Sunday, October 18. Sunday Fundays will start at 5pm. The one-time “Try-It” fee is $15. The four-week season pass is $40.
Keep up to date on all of the Sip ‘N Serve happenings around Southern California on Facebook and on the program website. Contact Madeline Segura (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any additional information on USTA Southern California’s Young Adult initiatives.