Facebook site for the Marcus Lewis Tennis Center Marcus Lewis Tennis Center (MLTC) offers tennis for everyone. There is a vast range of tennis opportunities that accomodate for varying interests, abilities, and commitments.
On this page, you will find basic information and updates, but make sure to visit our website for further information.
The Club Schedule for the Holiday Week is as follows:
12/23: Both East and West are open
12/24: East will be closed and West will be open for court bookings
12/25: Both East and West will be closed
12/31: Both East and West will be open until 5:00pm
1/1: Both East and West will be closed
Looking to play some singles matches?
The MLTC has partnered with UTR to manage the Boston & Surrounding Areas Flex Leagues. We have transitioned our previous in-house flex league over to the UTR flex league.
To learn more about the UTR Flex League click on the link below.. Questions can be directed to [email protected].
app.myutr.com UTR is a rating system that provides a single, unifying language and standard for tennis players across ages, geography, gender and economics.
When your child is ready to play competitive tennis, the Junior Challenger Series League (JCSL) is a great way to get out on court and improve their game through regular match play.
Players will be partnered with-and play against-different kids each week. They will have every opportunity to apply the skills learned in clinics in a match play setting.
The Winter 2021 Session runs from January 3rd - April 17th.
All players must have a Jr. Membership at MLTC and need to be approved by the Pro to be able to register in the JCSL.
If you’re interested in match play, but cannot commit to an entire session, we will be happy to add your child’s name to the substitute list, where you will be contacted when there are openings due to cancellation. A substitute player will be charged $23 per an Orange ball match and $48 per Green or Yellow Ball match.
Contact Olga at [email protected] to register for an entire session, if you’d like to add your child’s name to the sub list, or if you have any questions about this program.
The MLTC ADULT Winter Challenger Series is right around the corner!
Our Challenger Series League (CSL) will be broken into two sessions for the Winter season. The Winter 1 session will be from January 4th to February 12th and the Winter 2 session will run from February 22nd to April 16th.
All of the match times can be found on our website under Adult Programs Class Schedule.
NOTE: We are particularly in search of players to fill out the roster in the 3.0 morning division. In addition, we are hoping to start a 2.75 day time division (day of the week TBD), so please contact us if that is of interest to you. We will always take names for our wait lists and sub lists in all divisions.
Based on the number of weeks, the fee for the session is $138. The fee for the 2.75 Friday evening Round Robin is $114. Players are allowed to prorate one match during the Winter 1 session; however, you MUST inform us at the time of registration of the date you will miss.
The matches will take place at MLTC West, and membership is required in order to participate.
For those who are unfamiliar with the CSL, this is an in-house doubles league in which players' partners and opponents rotate each week. Players earn points for winning sets and matches, and may be moved up or down from session to session based on performance. The winner of each division wins a small prize!
If you want to know more about the CSL, please contact Susan at [email protected].
Take a few minutes to explore this fascinating and comprehensive timeline showcasing how African Americans have played and influenced the game of tennis over the centuries. Interviews, photos, videos, and contextual historical events bring this online exhibit to life.
breakingbarriers.tennisfame.com A look into the evolution of racial equality in the world of tennis.
Get to know one of MLTC's rising tennis stars! After playing in Spain, Italy, and China, Marti has been playing with us for the past two years. Check out the video to learn how he got his start, his go-to move, and where he hopes tennis will take him.
Go to www.marcuslewistenniscenter.com for more information on our players and programs.
The MLTC is looking for some extra hands who are interested in helping us with snow removal this winter around our dome. Whether you are looking to burn some calories and get paid for it or if you have a student needing extra $$$, this could be a perfect fit!
The rate is $20/hr and you can help when it's convenient for you. We have a list of personnel who we reach out to when a snow event is forecasted and we would add you to that list.
If you are interested or know of someone else who might be interested, please let us know by emailing [email protected] for more details.
Check out these up-and-comers!
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We all have a go-to method of picking up our tennis balls without actually bending over. How many of these can you do? Show us what you've got in the comments!
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Trying to be more active in 2021? Looking for covid-safe group activities? Has learning tennis always been on your bucket list? Look no further! MLTC is offering FREE TENNIS FOR BEGINNERS!
This winter, MLTC will be offering a Try Tennis program for any adult who has never taken lessons before and would like to try the sport.
Membership is NOT required and includes 3 FREE lessons.
If you wish to continue after you've enjoyed your 3 free lessons, membership is STILL NOT required. Each class is only $26 for the next 3 Sundays.
Try Tennis will be offered on Sunday from 12:00-1:00 on 1/3, 1/10, 1/17. The lessons take place at MLTC East 10 Granite Rd in Acton.
For more information please contact [email protected]
Flashback Friday! 1984 was the Year of the Mac! Check out these "vintage" reels from John McEnroe's early career. Häagen-Dazs, anyone?
tennis.com With few collaborative opportunities in tennis, McEnroe treated Davis Cup as a Holy Grail.
Registration for WINTER SESSION CLASSES is now OPEN!
The session will begin on January 3rd and runs through April 17th, for a total of 14 weeks.
ADULT offerings can be found here: https://marcuslewistenniscenter.com/aclass-schedule/
JUNIOR offerings can be found here: https://marcuslewistenniscenter.com/junior-schedule/
If none of these meet your needs, please contact us and we will try to build a class that works with your schedule. Or if you have a group for which you'd like to schedule a clinic please contact us to make arrangements.
We allow players to prorate TWO classes per session if you know you have conflict on specific dates. Please keep in mind that in order to do this, we MUST know the dates of the classes you will miss at the time of registration in order to prorate it for you.
There are NO CLASSES on January 18th, the week of February 14-20th, and April 4th.
To register or inquire about ADULT classes, contact Cheryl at [email protected]
For all JUNIOR classes, please contact Christi at [email protected]
Membership is required to participate in classes or lessons.
It's almost Winter Break! Don't let the cold weather keep you and your family from exercising! Our Winter Break Tennis Camps and Cardio Classes are a great way to get out of the house, burn some calories, and have fun at the same time!
Sign up by yourself or with a friend - the Winter Break Tennis Camp and Cardio Classes allow you to socialize and exercise safely. Don't miss out!
Adult Winter Break Tennis Camps will run on Dec. 28th, Dec. 29th, Dec. 30th, and Dec. 31st. The Tennis Camps will run from 9am to 12pm daily, and Adult Cardio Classes will run from 12:00pm-1-30pm.
Junior Winter Break Tennis Camps will run on Dec 28th, Dec. 29th, Dec. 30, and Dec 31st from 2pm to 5pm.
Membership is NOT required to attend these tennis camps or cardio classes. Camps will be located at MLTC East. Tennis Camps are $63 a day and Cardio Classes are $30 a session.
To register for Adult Winter Break Tennis Camps and/or Cardio Classes, please contact Cheryl at [email protected].
To register for Junior Winter Break Tennis Camps, please contact Christi at [email protected].
All program participants will be expected to adhere to our COVID-19 Member Guidelines and Policies, so it is Important that you read and understand them before registering for a program. You can find them here:https://marcuslewistenniscenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MLTC-COVID-19-MEMBER-GUIDELINES-5.22.20.pdf
A critical element to performing your best when competing is being able to control what's called "negative self-talk". In other words, when the player communicates to his or herself, is it supportive language such as "I know I can do this" or is more like "that was a stupid shot".
This podcast hosted by Mental Performance Coach, Brian Lomax, is a must-listen discussion that every competitor in any sport should hear: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1WFk9d6jrfZcoCAxGN0lib
open.spotify.com Dr. Judy Van Raalte is a Professor of Psychology at Springfield College, a Certified Consultant (CMPC) for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and is listed in the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry. She has presented at conferences in 18 countries and published more...
Hear Djokovic talk about his tie with Pete Sampras's record.
tennis.com The Serb had another phenomenal year in 2020, and he’s primed for even more in 2021.
Although this is from a few weeks back, we still like to give recognition where it’s due.
Last week we highlighted the tournament win of Siddhant Ganeshwaran who is part of the MLTC’s renown Junior Training Program (JTP). We recently received info that another one our JTP players, Melanie Chang, did the same.
If you remember Melanie from previous wins, you no doubt recognize the larger-than-life smile she is always sporting. Having turned 12 in October, she is already ahead of the curve in winning her first 14U event! All of her matches in this tournament were close, but she managed to push through each one like a champ as her picture shows.
Way to go Melanie! We're all happy for you! 😁
The Nitto ATP Finals highlights in London- check out that hustle at the 2:03 mark and the backhand shot at 6:47!
A fitting finale to the Nitto ATP Finals in London as Dominic Thiem and Daniil Medvedev fought to the bitter end for their first season-ending title! SUBSCRI...
We are often highlighting the achievements of the club’s “Masters” junior players. These are the select few who have chosen to invest a great deal of time and energy into their games and have higher aspirations than most of their peers with regard to their tennis futures.
We have another group at the MLTC called our Junior Training Program (JTP) players. This is a larger crop of up and coming talent which has a wider spectrum of abilities.
Siddhant Ganeshwaran has been in the JTP for a few years and is someone to watch. Under the guidance of Coach John Hattersley, the pieces are coming together and he has won a few events in the past six months. You never know when a player will decide to get more serious, but Siddhant is definitely showing a desire to improve and his results are showing it as well. Last weekend he took his third 14U L6 event.
Nice job, Siddhant! Great to have you in the program 😁
MLTC East and MLTC West will be closed on Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 26th.
On Friday, November 27th, the courts at MLTC East and MLTC West will be available for court bookings. Please remember to carry out anything that you bring in with you.
We hope you have a nice holiday!
2020 comes for even the world's best tennis players! If you ever have a bad day on the court, you may feel a bit better after watching this.
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Although we are indoors now, here is a combination of shots taken from just a few weeks ago when the weather was a bit warmer as well as shots from our Junior Challenger Series League. 10 courts of match play every weekend!
The MLTC was literally one of the first entities to receive an update from our contact at the state level yesterday regarding a new update to the guidelines.
It is apparent that the Governor has received a large degree of pushback with respect to the strict mask-wearing policy put in place last week. Low risk activities such as tennis, golf, running, etc. have virtually no recorded cases of transmission. As a result, the regulations now state that masks are NOT required for playing singles or for members of the same household. Masks will still be required for doubles and for when members of the same household are only on one side of the net. The metric being used now is to keep 14 feet of distance when masks are not being used.
Although we still feel that this is not perfect, it is a step in the right direction. We will keep you updated with any further news as we receive it.
If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Watch the match highlights from Paris: Medvedev versus Zverev!
tennis.jwpapp.com Daniil Medvedev (RUS) vs. Alexander Zverev (GER) in the 2020 Rolex Paris Masters Final Match Highlights.
Last weekend the Longfellow Club in New Hampshire had a number of USTA tournaments where MLTC Masters players absolutely ripped it up. Wait until you read the results.
Dylan Fayerman seems to be hitting new heights all the time. Although seeded 4th in a 16U L5, he played like he was the #1.
He was on cruise control all the way into the finals only dropping a handful of games in each match. In the finals he had to play someone who he has played four times and lost to all four times. Guess what happened this time? That’s right, he won, but it was how he won that was remarkable. 6-0, 6-3. How’s that for improvement?
Next we have Magic Marti Sarquella. This one is almost comical. Marti is 11 years-old playing in a 14U L5 event. He had some very tough matches along the way as he dispatched the 4th seed and the top seeded players to get into the finals. Before he knows it, Magic Marti loses the first set 6-0 and finds himself down 5-2 in second. This is when he pulls out the Marti magic wand; 5-3, 5-4, 5-5, until he takes the set in a tie-breaker. In the match-deciding super-tiebreaker he was down 9-5 and had to fend off 6 match points. When all was said and done, he pulled it out 13-11. As the saying goes, you can’t make this stuff up!
A third winner was Rishi Dasari. Rishi turned 13 in April and had won a 12U event way back in February. The next time we read about him was just a few weeks ago when he had skipped up to the 16’s and won a tournament in that division. He did a repeat performance this past weekend. He’s one of those kids who if you didn’t see him over the past year, he looks like he’s grown about a foot (and probably has). He’s always had the talent, but now he’s got the physique to go with it. The combination is proving to be extremely effective and no doubt more great things are on the way.
Last but not least, we have Rishi’s sister, Anjali. Anjali is 15, but she chose to play up in an 18U event. Her last tournament win was back in March and she has played some events since, but with mixed results. So why was this tournament so impressive? She had three opponents, ALL of whom she had lost to in previous matches. In this event, she turned the tables and managed to be the victor in each of those contests. The cherry on top was that it was her first time playing on clay. What a way to start out on a new surface!
Four big wins from four big Masters players! Enjoy the hard-earned success!
We managed to speak with both the local and state boards today regarding the new mask-wearing mandate and currently tennis players are being required to wear masks indoors/outdoors and also while playing. As always there is some grey area which is why we take the time to speak with both agencies.
We recommend that players find a breathable mask option that will provide comfort and allow you to comply. You simply need to have something the covers your mouth and nose and you can find a wide range of them on amazon.com by searching for "exercise masks."
Secondly, the regulations recommend taking frequent breaks from wearing a mask and there is no maximum amount of time you are allowed as long as you are able to maintain a safe distance from others. We therefore encourage you to take a break from your mask as often as you need.
We still expect strict adherence to the policy of wearing your mask at all times when inside the building at MLTC East or the dome at MLTC West until you reach your court.
If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
At the Marcus Lewis Tennis Center, we truly believe that tennis is for everyone. Whether younger or older, beginner or advanced, rich or not-so-rich, we are here to serve “everyone.”
Service In our modern world, it is amazing how far technology has come yet we often shake our heads at the poor service we typically receive. A professional approach towards customers appears as though it should be common sense, however this is seldom the case. Whether it is returning a phone call within a 24-hour period or following up on a client’s request, this should always take top priority. At our facility, it does.
Technique Development With regard to tennis instruction, players are looking for guidance from instructors with the experience and knowledge to help them further their game. It is also very easy to receive inaccurate information that will hinder a player’s progress and prevent them from achieving their goals. As many players have experienced, instruction from tennis pros at the same facility does not always equate to consistent information.
All instructors at The MLTC have been tutored under a uniform system so that the information players receive is accurate. The techniques employed by our pros are exceptionally effective at giving players both an understanding of their strokes as well as the ability to execute them.