Submitted by Stanford Guan on Friday, 10/2/2009, at 2:42 PM

Welcome to the Amherst College Tennis Network!  This network is here to connect everyone who plays tennis here at Amherst College. I know that there are many tennis players out there who love to play but can't find anyone else to play with. If you are one of these people, then you have come to the right place. This network is a great opportunity to find others like you who love to play (either competitively or casually) and also a great way to meet new people. Feel free to browse around the site (look on the table of contents to the left) to learn more about playing tennis here with us at Amherst College.

This network is coed, and for players of all skill levels.

If you have any questions at all, feel free contact me (Stanford Guan '10) through email at

To join the network, please email me. We will send you information to help get you started.

Spread the word and tell your friends! This club is all-new and is continuing to grow.


Some goals to reach for the tennis club:

1- Spread the word. Since the club is relatively new, the first goal is to find people who love to play tennis to join. The club is coed, and is both competitive and casual. Depending on the number of members, a ladder could be formed in both competitive and non-competitive play. What's a good number? Maybe 15?

2- Along those lines, if the popularity of the club increases, it may be easier to contact members via a facebook group, or even a joint email address (does anyone know how to set this up?).

3- The basic premise of the club is to encourage players to play, so the club will provide the necessary equipment, such as tennis balls. Don't rely on the equipment/balls from the athletic department.

4- This club is completely in your hands. There are no real obligations (meaning, it isn't necessary to hold weekly meetings, to hold practices, unless of course you want to). Since there has never been anything like this before at Amherst, it is up to you guys to move it in the direction that you want it to go. We seriously have to have one of the best number of students to number of courts ratio among colleges, so why not take advantage? The club can be totally lame if you guys let it be, or likewise it can be very fun once it gets going. Think about it: if enough people get involved, we could hold more tournaments (maybe staff-student tourneys as well), lobby for more court time and money, and in the end, everyone gets to play more and everyone gets better. Let's face it, intramurals are weak, everyone forfeits, no one ends up playing. Let's try to change that.

Have fun this semester! Please email me if you have any questions, concerns, or if anything new comes up in the club (of course, I'd like to hear it!).

Stanford Guan





An important note about Personal Information

The main purpose of this network is to bring you together with other tennis players in Amherst to play tennis matches, and to promote the state of tennis. Your contact information (email, phone number if you wish) will be given to other players in your match(es),  and you will be provided the contact information of the other player(s).  It will be up to you and your match partners to confirm with each other about the exact time and location of your match.

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