Court Report:
April 2018 Edition

assembled by Jill Nagahara-Evans

President's Message

Welcome to a fun filled tennis season!  We are officially taking off after a wet March.

We have a lot in store for April and beyond so please check out the calendar of events. We have more in the works based on your input. We’ll be gathering it at the Spring General Meeting. 

Starting off we’ll have a Drop-In Tennis event on Friday night, 4/6 at the Rengstorff courts from 6:30 – 8:30pm. On Saturday, 4/7 Cuesta Tennis will host a free tennis clinic from 1:00 – 3:00pm at the Cuesta courts.

That is followed up by our Spring General Meeting on Wednesday, April 11th at the Senior Center in Mountain View from 6 – 9pm. Ken DeHart will be our guest speaker. He’s a USPTA Master Pro.  Come and glean some insights. This will be a lot of fun with prizes, food from Armadillo Willy’s, and time to catch up with tennis friends. Please RSVP via the email that was sent to you. [Note: Or email]

We’ll also be doing a Food Drive at the event. Please bring your non-perishable food so that we may donate it to the Mountain View Food Bank to help the community.

Following close behind is our Doubles Tournament on Saturday, April 14th from 8:45 – 1:00 pm. You don’t need a partner to sign up – so everyone come out and enjoy the day!

We’ll be participating in the Mountain View Parade on Saturday, April 21st from 9:30 – noon walking down Castro Street. Since this is the 40th year for the parade the theme will be 70’s inspired – “Can You Dig It? 40 Years of Movin’ and Groovin’.” It will be a lot of fun, let’s all try to find some bell bottoms and funky clothes and make it a fun day to be in the parade. Reach out to me at to let me know that you want to join the festivities.

We’re always looking for people to help out with the club. Since we are volunteer led, any time that you can donate is much appreciated.

Remember that Mountain View Tennis Club Members get 10% Discount at Swetka's Tennis Shop on non-sale items. MVTC supports local businesses and Swetka's has been a staunch supporter of the club. They've got a great tennis racquet demo program if you're looking for a new racquet. 

Looking forward to seeing you on the courts!

Terrie, President for MVTC


In Memoriam

Carol Tolen, one of the original members of the Mountain View Tennis Club when it was founded in 1966, passed away at home on Easter weekend. She was 77. Carol loved to play tennis and was actively involved in MVTC. She has been instrumental as an advisor to the board and also served as secretary for many years. She was our historian. Carol was planning to attend our General Meeting on April 11 and will be missed by all. Carol was a dental hygienist, an avid reader, and a good friend. Now she's hitting aces in the sky.

We will send an email to the club membership regarding services for Carol once they are known.



Tournament News

The weather was against us on March 17th, and so the club’s St. Patrick’s  team tennis event was cancelled. However, we are all looking forward to the April 14th Doubles Tournament.  Sign up individually or with a partner.  

Sign up now. Deadline to sign up is April 11th by midnight.   

Peter Dollinger, Tournament Chair



Currently we have 3 teams at MVTC heading for playoffs next weekend.  We have Captain Peter Dollinger leading his 18-39 7.5 combo league, Captain Todd Young  for his Adult 40+ men’s 3.5 team, and Captain Jill Nagahara-Evans with her Adult 40+ women’s 3.5 team.  Congratulations and good luck with playoffs!

Jim Evans, USTA Chair


Social News

Social events for this year will include some club favorites - drop-in tennis evenings at Cuesta and Rengstorff and watching a televised Grand Slam finals together. For new events, we're planning to get a block of tickets to the quarters or semis of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic (formerly Bank of the West Classic) at San Jose State for members to buy first-come, first-served. Please bring your ideas for other social events you've always wanted us to have to the April 11th General Meeting - we'd love to hear them! More good news and thanks-in-advance to a number of members who have volunteered to help with our 2018 social events.

Don’t forget  DROP-IN TENNIS this Friday April 6, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 PM at Rengstorff Park come hit some balls, have some fun, and meet other Club members.

 Natalie Johnson, Social Chair

MVTC Book Group

MVTC Announces: Winning Ugly as our book pick for our next Book Club Meeting!

In February we got together and discussed The Inner Game of Tennis.  Club members had a good time talking about the book and various aspects of their game of tennis.  This meeting gave us some time to talk to different people and to learn from each other about how we “focus” during our matches and even some strategy on how to keep calm during stressful situations during a match.    

For our next book club, we are going to read: Winning Ugly, by Brad Gilbert.  Did you know that Brad Gilbert is from the Bay Area? He was born in Oakland, CA!    

If you have any questions, please send Fer an email:

We’ll meet at Panera in Mountain View for our 2nd Book Club Meeting on May 23rd At 7:00pm

Fer Padilla,  Secretary for MVTC Board


Other Local Tennis News

This year marks the 50th playing of the Mountain View Open, so add two great weekends of tennis to your calendar - May 18-20 and 25-28. The Mtn. View Tennis Club has been very involved in this tournament for many of its 50 years, and we're hoping this year is no different. This event is largely volunteer-run under the leadership of John Togasaki and Mtn.View Tennis. Keep an eye out for your opportunity to volunteer!  

Natalie and John


Check out our calendar of events

Drop-In-Tennis: April 6th, 2018
Free Tennis Lesson at Cuesta: April 7th, 2018
Spring General Meeting: April 11th, 2018
Doubles Tournament: April 14th, 2018
Mountain View Parade: April 21st, 2018

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