2022 BTA Saturday morning drop-in

Note: Changes to the schedule, cancellations, and extended season

Due to the fact that the Boulder High tennis program required all the courts at Centennial Middles School on August 27, September 10, and September 17, forcing us to cancel drop-in on those dates, BTA has extended the official drop-in season into the first three weeks of October. So you still have time to take part in drop-in on September 24, October 1, October 8, and October 15.

BTA sponsors organized drop-in tennis every Saturday morning, weather permitting, at the Centennial Middle School courts, 2205 Norwood Ave, Boulder, CO 80304. This summer the sessions will run from May 7 through October 15. Men and women of all levels are welcome, and a partner is not necessary! Drop-in is open to BTA members, but non-members are allowed two try-outs before being required to join BTA. (But you still have to register and pay for the try-outs. There is no free lunch!) 

Payment:  All players, members and non-members who are trying it out, will be charged a $3.00 fee for each session to defray court costs. We encourage you to register online, but if you are not able to, or don’t make it by the registration deadline, you can bring payment with you to the courts. (Dollar bills only! Coins are not accepted and change is not given.) The online registration deadline is 3:00 p.m. the Friday before the session.

Online registration:  You can sign up ahead for as many sessions as you want. To sign up for multiple sessions without having to pay individually for each, register for your first session, but instead of moving on to PayPal, use the link to return to the Events page and register for another. Continue until you have registered for those sessions you want, then click the PayPal button and it will present you with the charge for all sessions. If for any reason you cannot attend a session after you registered, or if you get rained out, you can request a refund or apply your payment to another session. Please contact dropin@bouldertennis.org so we can make the adjustments.

Register for Drop-in

Arrive early to get assigned according to your level:  Drop-in officially starts at 9:00 a.m. Whether you registered online or are a walk-on, please arrive at least ten minutes early. This allows the organizers time to set up court assignments consistent with your ranking. If you show up any later than 8:50, you may be assigned to any court available, regardless of your ranking. 

The way it works: Around 9:00 the drop-in organizer assigns groups of four, based on their skill level, to each of the courts. Then all those foursomes play for 40 minutes. At the end of 40 minutes the coordinator calls a halt to that round and everyone rotates: the winners move up a court and the losers move down a court, with the pairs splitting up so they play with different partners. Play for another 40 minutes and do it again. At the end of the second round, some players start dropping out, but we usually have enough left to play another round or two, depending on who’s left and how hot it is.

BTA Drop-In is a popular, well-attended event and a great way to meet other tennis players in our community. Come join the fun!

For more info, contact dropin@bouldertennis.org.

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