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BEGINNER's . WEEKLY  lessons will be in NE corner SPORTS-PLEX each Monday courts 5 &6 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm.call  Holly Beattie at (701) 866-8873.       Every other Thursday starting Decmeber 4th, new tennis players will play for fun with seasoned tennis players.  Food and Fun on Thrusdays.  If you have questions contact Sheri Senum, EVSTL Coordinator, 480-264-8845, 836 Navajo

Events Coming Up....click on "Schedule of Activities" or  "Calendar"  on left side of screen.  Coming soon: .   This coming Saturday, December 16th will be FUN tennis for a buck. There are two options you can signup for:  1) a group play at your level AND  2) a King's Court at 9:30 am. Can signup for both.

SIGNUP--Work for Taco Salad Fund Raiser.  The times, duties, and space for you name is on the Tennis bulletinboard at the Sports-Plex.  It is thru the fund raiser contributions to the Social Club that we have tables, unbrellas, bleachers, court washing equipments, etc.  I have found that working together at fund raisers is how I best get to know the other VOers.  If you are relatively new to Venture Out, join the spirit.  It's part of the way of life in this resort. 


lottery draw for assigned courts "group" play for a month GENERALLY occurs on the the last/first weekend of the month.  It appears there will NOT be a draw for December groups...the same draws as November will remain the arrangement, however, since in December many VO residents travel for the holiday you will find that some of the draw groups won't show for their courts.  Play it by ear and come down and you may find an empty court. There will be a phone list by red veranda phone so you can contact others to make a foursome+. 

SPORT-PLEX COURTS AVAILABLE FOR PRACTICE:  ..1).Go to the "Court Schedule" web page. Click on "Play" in the menu to the left on this page.   We can only play where you see the word “Group” or in our assigned periods for our level.
2) In addition, courts will be  available during the league morning competitions in the boxes that appear on the south side of the bulletin board.  If signed group is not on the court in first five minutes of signed for time, then they loose that court to players waiting.  The league competition teams have priority in all cases on those mornings. 
3) In additon, play is available on Sundays in 90 minute court intervals.  Reserve the time period on the Sunday Play sheet posted on the north side of the Tennis Sports-Plex bulletin board.  Verify the date on that sheet.



Do check out the 'Photo Gallery'. on the left side of this screen..link to pictures from Fall Classics and other pics.  Click on "Photo Gallery" in the menu on the left side of this screen.  Once you get to the Fall Classics' pictures, just keep clicking for "more" pics and click the arrow on right side of each gallery pic. THANKS TO OUR PHOTOGRAPHER AND MIKE.  The tennis group pictures (men & women) are on this web site, Click little icon under the date (I'll work on how to make it easier.) . 

Membership Dues $30 may be paid to Lois Coutts.   She will be collecting by cash, check, money order and providing your badge sticker on  Wednesday's 10:30 am on the veranda.  Prefer not at her unit. Her new phone number is 480 454-6530. Must have the Venture Out hologram sticker for this season on your badge.Lois reports we now have 175 members and it is not January yet.


 For details about 75+ play during this season click on the link in the menu on left side of this web page.Contact Leo Chabot at 480-832-9587 to join this group.

 League Team Lists are on south facing tennis bulletin board at the Sports-Plex.   Check off your available dates for beginning of the season . To see the team rosters go to the ten-cap web site (click on link on left side of this page). If questions contact the team captain or Seri Senum the coordinator 480/264-8845.  Remeber to initial your team list at beginning of week to confirm you are available to play or notify your captain days in advance so captain can find another player for that week's league competition


Don't forget .. lottery draw for assigned courts "group" play for a month occurs on the the last/first weekend of the month. Check the west end board for announcement of dates..  Draw is NOON at the Sports-Plex tennis bulletin board.  Draw for two or one court in one of the available court times each week during the month. Members only.  Court 7 & 8 are available to all VO residents on a first come, first serve...sign up on chalk board.  Amount of Time for play is posted.  

For those not on the 10-Cap E-mail yet, the following notice was sent by Seri. And note that on the left side of this screen is a link to click to go to the TenCap WebPage.  Then save it in your browser favorites to quickly access your ten cap changes  through out this season.

To: All Members of Venture Out

    Welcome to the 2017-2018 EVSTL season which will start the week of Nov 6th. The availability list is up for each team on the usual board out back. Please check to see if you are on a team and shouldn't be, should be on a team but aren't, are on the wrong team, etc..things do go wrong. So please send me a note if you see something amiss. Then check off the dates you are available to play.  Your captains will be having meetings soon to get things started.

    Re: Tencap..if youve forgotten how to use tencap, or never knew and want do try, please see me.

  Sheri Senum, EVSTL Coordinator

480-264-8845

836 Navajo

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Scroll down to see memo from your VO league chairman, Sheri Senum (ssenum@gmail.com) regarding 10 Cap rating for 2017-2018.

Residents of VO do not need to be a club member to play tennis on the tennis courts near the entrance to the VO front gate. Courts 7 & 8 south of the laundry room are non-reservable courts. They are used by anyone residing in Venture Out.  For sign-up method, first come basis see "Open Play" under PLAY in the menu item on the left side of this screen. In the shed next to court are loaner rackets and a book where groups of over four playes can find a "round robin" play book.  Each player selects a number for him/her self and checks the binder for the round number and who their partner's number is.  Partners serve once each before changing end of court with other two players. 

 "Fun Tennis Saturdays" on courts in the NE corner are also open to anyone living in VO. Check the "Calendar of Events" for dates of play. Sign up for "Fun Tennis"  is generallly available by Wednesday on the bulletin board in the far NE corner of park (Sports-Plex).  



Have you watched yourself on channel 17? See tennis club stars.  Check out this link (double click on hyperlink below). 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4097P07a28&feature=plcp


You may now print the membership list direct from the web page:click  MEMBERS on the left side of this page (Thanks to Kathy Blitgen who designed our web page). But be aware that list is constantly being updated so check back now and then. 

Membership means ability to play once a week in East Valley League competition play, Saturday Fun Tennis with other VO players, Saturday invitationals where we compete with a team from another rv park in East Valley.  An hour and half of free group leasons each week by more advanced VO tennis players.  When ever there is competition with another park....there is food and socializing on the Veranda.  Come and watch and support our team mates.

Interested in joining the VO Tennis Club??? Contact Sheri Senum 480-264-8845  ssenum@gmail.com  for determining what level/rating you would initially be assigned.  Contact Mary Gilmet 480 924-0878 to explain the all important Tennis bulletin board by Oasis/Tennis Courts for everything you need to know to participate in all the many activities. VO's Membership is $30 for 2017-2018 season. Contact Lois Coutts 480 454-6530. coutts.rl@gmail.com to accept your payment and provide your membership sticker for your badge. Must have the Venture Out hologram sticker for this season on your badge.

East Valley League is adopting the Ten Cap Dynamic Rating System.    Once a member has established his/her user name and password, he/she may access the Ten Cap web page by clicking the link on the left side of this page (or store the site in your browser's "favorites/bookmarks").  


. If your tencap confidence level is 80% or over(as per EVSTL bylaws) you will be placed at the level where your tencap falls: 2.0 level is 62-69, 2.5 level is 55-61, 3.0 level is 48-54, 3.5 level is 41-47, and 4.0 level is 34-40.
Next season most players will be within the range of their level, making it much easier for captains to match up partners and opponents. The exceptions are 2.0 and 4.0 levels, and there is a tencap committee looking at/ for solutions.
We are working on putting together a team who will be available to assess people new to VO (but not new to tennis) so that they will have an appropriate starting tencap.

..Sheri 

                                                                                              

Having Trouble Logging into your Tencap Account?

Use the Log in ID and password emailed to you initially by Tencap (hopefully you changed the temporary password)
  • If you have forgotten your password, please use the "Forgot Your Password" feature on the Log In page and Tencap will email it to the email address on file (most often your email address is your Log In ID).
  • If the email address in Tencap is incorrect:
    • Log into your account and use the "edit profile" and "Contact Information" and change it.  
    • If you can't log into your account because the system will only send your password to an incorrect email address then contact your club Tencap coordinator (Seri Senum  ssenum@gmail.comwith the correct email address.  She will get it corrected for you through the EVSTL Network Administrator.
  • If you already have a Tencap account, DO NOT TRY TO SET UP ANOTHER ACCOUNT.  If you set up another account, that will tie up your email address and you will not be able to use that email address on your EVSTL account.  It is a case of causing DOUBLE TROUBLE.

For all the players (about half of you) who have accepted the invitation to join the VO network, thank you. For the other half, please do so as soon as you read this..go to evstl.tencapsports.com, then sign in with the email and password that you set last year, then look up..way way up..at the very top right of the page where you will see your name. there will be a little box next to the help box, click on that box and click accept invitation..then click "process the invitation". Then youre in! 

 

For everyone..when you sign in, you will see your tencap numbers and photo..please click EDIT profile right beside that photo, and put in your correct information..especially phone numbers. 

 

Anyone having difficulty with any of this, give me a call..264-8845, email me ssenum@gmail.com, or drop over 836 Navajo..Thank You Sheri

  A member of tennis club reported she could not get the member list on the web site to scroll down on her I-Pad. After some experimenting I found the following solution.  Once you pull up the MEMBERS  list it will only display “sheet 1”.    Go up to top of the screen and click on REFRESH….THE LITTLE CIRCLE WITH A BACKWARDS ARROW.  Once it refreshes the web page you will be  able to scroll down to all the names on list and scroll to the side for the column with e-mail addresses.   For those with I-Phones you will need to turn the phone vertical to display the list.    I do not know if those with Android phones or other manufactures tablets are experiencing any difficulty in viewing the members list.  If you have problems please contact me tcme92a@msn.com.



Do we need to send a "thinking of you"  card? Sunshine Person: Call Dickylee Debarre to send a card from the club when

needed. 480-325-8971, 407 Aztec, ddspindler2@gmail.com


Need to contact the tennis veranda?   480/218-5976 VERANDA PHONE.





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