2024 Tennis Programs

Suffield Tennis at SCC wants to get you into the swing of things by helping you find players of similar skill and schedule to play tennis with at the club.  If you could use a little help finding a group, or would like to find more opportunities to play, please let us know. For social, couples and ladies, Please send an email to Mary Fuller mjfuller@cox.net and let her know of your interest. Gentlemen, please contact either Raj Ghosh rajghosh@gmail.com, Tom Bishop bishop293@cox.net, or Dave Merrill  syrfan12345@yahoo.com depending on your specific area of interest (see below for details).

Open Play is for members. We’d love to have you join our fun group (if you haven’t already). If you are not a member but know a member, we have a very low guest fee! See cost section for details. If you don’t know a member but want to play and learn more about the club before joining, contact any board member (see Tennis Board & Key Contacts section). For combined golf and tennis membership questions, talk to our SCC Pro, Stan McClennan.

Here are details on the current Junior program running as well as their August Tennis Event, Adult Mixers, Men, Women, Clinics, Lessons, Costs, Courts & Reservations, Rules, and Key Contacts:

Daily Program
June 17 – July 26 (6 weeks), Monday – Friday.  No classes Thursday July 4th or Friday July 5th.

  • Rookies (ages 5 – 6), 12:10 – 1:00 pm
  • Basic movement, hitting, balance and FUN!  Learn to love this game.  Primarily uses “red” lower compression balls for earlier success!
  • (Min 3 players; max 12)

Future Stars (ages 7 – 11), 1:00 – 2:00 pm

  • Designed for beginning juniors.
  • Special drills & games present fundamentals in an exciting way that builds hand-eye coordination, basic tennis strokes and love of the game.
  • The program uses a combination of red, orange, and green balls.
  • Students must be able to carry on a sustained rally with a green-dot ball on a 60’ court to advance to the Junior Team Level.
  • (Max 18 players)

Junior Team (ages 11 – 15), 2:00 – 3:15 pm

  • Game improvement clinics and match play.
  • (Max 16 players)
  • SCC Tennis Member: $309
  • SCC Non-Tennis Member $339
  • SCC Guest $409

Please call Enfield Tennis Club at 860-698-6503 or email enfieldtennisclub@gmail.com

August 5th-9th   (Ages 8-14)

Time: 9 am – 12 noon

  • SCC Member: $160
  • SCC Guest: $179

Registration Deadline: August 2 (Please call Enfield Tennis at 860.698.6503 to register.)

Mixed Doubles Tennis Mixer

Saturday, June 15, 2023

Time: 4 pm – 7 pm

Fee: $5.00/member, $10.00/non-member, payable at the door

Please join us for Mixed Doubles Tennis on Saturday, June 15.  Suffield Tennis will organize a round-robin format of mixed doubles for the evening, allowing you to play and socialize with your friends.  No worries if you need a partner, we will find you one!  Please RSVP to Mary Fuller mjfuller@cox.net and let her know if you are coming and who will be playing tennis (i.e., one partner plays the other does not).  Please do not hesitate to join us for socializing even if you are not playing.

Please bring a beverage for yourself and snacks to share if you’re inclined. The club will provide balls, paper goods and some of our favorite snacks!

We look forward to seeing you on the courts!

Men’s Adult Programs

Men’s Team

Tom Bishop is the captain of our men’s team in the Greater Hartford tennis league. The contracted scheduled practice time is Saturday 7-8:30 am.

Interested in joining? You can email Tom at bishop293@cox.net

Are you an Intermediate and Advanced Woman interested in playing 7aam Saturday? You are invited to play during this Sat. 7 am practice time slot as well!!

Men’s 65+

Dave Merrill is the captain of our 65+ men’s group. The contracted scheduled practice time is Saturday 10:30-12 noon.

Interested in joining? You can email Dave at syrfan12345@yahoo.com

Men’s group play

There are several Men’s Groups Playing during the week as well. To learn more about where might be best for you, contact Raj Ghosh rajghosh@gmail.com

You can also look at our online reservation system. Contact Becky Tobiasz with any general questions at 860-245-9232.

Women’s Adult Programs

Women’s group play

There are several Women’s Groups Playing during the week as well. To learn more about where might be best for you, contact Mary Fuller mjfuller@cox.net

Mary is putting together both day and evening groups at various levels. Mary has a questionnaire if you are unsure if you are Advanced, Intermediate, or Beginner level. Initial thoughts are Mon/Fri 10a as the daytime slot, Cauleen has a Tuesday, later in the evening, group and Mary is working on starting a Thursday evening group that starts at 5 or 5:15 so we can be done before the men’s 7p group on Thursday.

You are encouraged to sign up for more than one group. Hey—it’s New England—you are bound to get rained out sometimes, so it’s good to have a second chance!

If you are part of group play, you have a contracted scheduled timeslot, so priority over others looking to play. Email Mary and let her know your interest and availability to play.

Working to determine the best Day and time. So, if interested, give us a call, and let us know of your availability. We are currently looking for a weekend timeslot that works well and doesn’t conflict with the team play Saturday morning.

The Suffield CC Tennis Membership Fee of $375 covers your family for 2024 and includes use of a tennis ball machine, access to the property for tennis events and of course lots of tennis and fun upcoming events. Simply make your check payable to The Suffield Racquet Club and mail it to:

The Suffield Racquet Club
PO BOX 266
Suffield, CT 06078

  • Family includes you, your partner, and your children.
  • Members may bring guests. One free guest per month per member. After that the guest fee is $10.00 per person.
  • All guests must be accompanied by a member. The member is responsible to mail it in or turn it in to any board member or event coordinator.
  • There may be an additional fee for events where an instructor, food, tennis balls, or other items are supplied.
  • Certain maintenance tasks can earn you a discount if you qualify

Questions? Call Becky at 860–780–4617

Suffield Country Club tennis is played on three outdoor green clay courts that are top-dressed with Har-Tru material each spring.  Courts are open daily from May through October from 7:30 am to 9:30 pm.

Each player is responsible for brushing the court after play and replacing court and line brushes onto the fence. If you want to help pack it down more firmly for some extra bounce, contact Alan Farenholtz, almarincaf@aol.com, or Becky Tobiasz, 860–780–4617.

There is an online court reservation system accessible to all. For assistance, contact the reservation system administrator: George Roebelen, Roebelen@yahoo.com

If you do not have a regular contracted time, you can reserve a court 72 hours (3 days) before play.

Want to contract a regular day/time? Looking for a few people so you can contract a regular day/time? Email Mary at mjfuller@cox.net or Call Becky Tobiasz at 860-805-9517.

This is a casual club and there are not many rules. The rules we have are largely common sense. We welcome new ideas. Feel free to contact any member of the committee to discuss ideas for improving the club, express concerns, request clarification.

We have an easy-to-adhere-to dress code, which we’ve found allows us to be casual and expressive while still being respective of others. Here it is:

  1. We ask that everyone wear a shirt.
  2. We ask that clothing not be offensive.
  3. We ask that appropriate footwear be worn to protect our playing surfaces, i.e SMOOTH SOLES. Running and workout shoes have soles that are too aggressive and will damage clay courts. Making repairs to the courts is time consuming, sometimes expensive, and renders the courts unusable until the work is finished.

Please come join us at board meetings, food, drink, and a beautiful view on the deck at the SCC restaurant, 341 North Main Grille.  If you would like to have an item on the agenda please get in touch with Becky Tobiasz, at 860–780–4617. We have no regular meeting day/time but gather as desired.

If you have family members or friends who want to be on our mailing list for updates like these, Please send the contact information to:

Becky Tobiasz – President, general coordination between adult programs & building maintenance: beckytobiasz@gmail.com or 860–780–4617

Check Out This Great TEAM!!!

Keith Fuller – Vice President: kfuller@keithfullerlaw.com

Raj Ghosh – Treasurer, Men’s Play, & sprinkler timing: rajghosh@gmail.com

Becky Zenczak – Youth tennis program & membership: rebethay@cox.net

Mary Fuller – Social chair & women’s groups: mjfuller@cox.net

Ted Ruddock – Member at large: ted.ruddock@gmail.com

Alan Farenholtz – Consultant, rolling expert: almarincaf@aol.com

Dave Merrill – 65+ group: syrfan12345@yahoo.com

Caroline Sarner – Women’s team: carolinesarner@gmail.com

Tom Bishop – Men’s Team: bishop293@cox.net

George Roebelen – Courts Reservations: Roebelen@yahoo.com

Stan McLennan – golf with tennis membership: stanmclennan@sbcglobal.net

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