Club Newsletter

NEWS FROM PARAMOUNT TENNIS CLUB – SEPT/OCT 2020

 

CONGRATULATIONS – SUMMER USTA TEAM WINNERS:  The USTA summer season was definitely different with all the restrictions associated with Covid-19, along with the change in format and late start to the season, which meant teams only got to advance to Districts.  The following teams from Paramount Medina advanced to districts – Stephen Ong’s 7.0 mixed (18+) and Chris Baranek’ s 4.0 Men (18+) and Ann Lynch’s 3.5 Women (40+).  From Paramount Westlake – Diane Blesi’s 7.0 combo (55+), Jim Mikolich 3.5 men (18+) and Katie Rummel’s 3.5 women’s (18+).  Congratulations to Ong’s 7.0 mixed (18+), Baranek’s 4.0 men (18+) and Diane Blesi’s 7.0 combo (55+) for winning the District Championships.  Great effort by all the Paramount teams this summer.

 

ITA FALL CIRCUIT @ PARAMOUNT TENNIS CLUBParamount Medina will be hosting 2 ITA Fall Circuit Events, open to any age and any UTR level.  The first week will be September 18-20, and the second week will be September 25-27.  Both tournaments are singles only and the Top 32 players both men and women, based on UTR rating will be accepted into the tournament.  All the details are on the tournament webpage.  To register click the links listed below.

 

Week 1, September 18-20 click here

Week 2, September 25-27 click here

 

Don't wait to register! Events are filling up fast with deadlines to register also quickly approaching.

 

NEW ADDITIONS TO OUR TEACHING STAFF:  Paramount Westlake welcomes Stephen Sundra to their teaching staff.  Stephen started in Westlake a week before the state of Ohio shutdown of non-essential businesses.  We are glad Stephen stuck around and is now teaching full-time in Westlake.  Please feel free to reach out to Stephen to schedule a lesson or a private group at sundratennis@gmail.com.  Westlake also welcomes back Frank Polito to their teaching staff.  Frank coaches tennis at Cleveland State, but is available for lessons.  Please feel free to contact Frank at frankpolito@yahoo.com.  Paramount Medina welcomes back Gary Innes to their teaching staff starting in October.  Gary runs the tennis program at Portage Country Club and will be teaching at Paramount from October – April.  Anyone interested in taking a private lesson or scheduling a private group lesson is welcome to contact Gary at gazainnes@gmail.com

 

PARAMOUNT WESTLAKE SELF SCHEDULE SINGLES LEAGUE:  A men’s self-schedule ten week singles league will be starting the week of September 28th for players rated 3.0-4.0.  Participants will play weekly and will be responsible to find an agreeable date and time to play their match each week.  A women’s self-schedule ten week singles league will also be starting the week of September 28th for players rated 2.5-4.0.  Again, participants will be responsible to find an agreeable date and time to play their match each week.  Players interested in signing up for the singles league should contact Todd Ashdown in Westlake at tashdown@paramounttennisclub.com.

 

MONDAY NIGHT MEN’S 3.0 DOUBLES LEAGUE – Paramount Westlake is starting a new men’s 3.0 doubles league. The league will start Monday, September 21st and run through December 14th.  Play is from 7:30-9pm.  Any 3.0 male player interested in participating should contact Todd Ashdown in Westlake at tashdown@paramounttennisclub.com

 

USTA FALL COMBO & FUSION LEAGUES:  The fall combo & fusion USTA season starts the weekend of September 18th and runs through the weekend of December 4th.  Paramount Medina is fielding 8 teams and Paramount Westlake 5 teams, so players interested in playing on a combo or fusion team should contact Shaun Keenan in Medina at skeenan@paramounttennisclub.com and players in Westlake should contact Michelle Kuri at mkuri@paramounttennisclub.com.

 

AKRON AREA INTERCLUB – PARAMOUNT MEDINA:  The Akron area interclub is starting a little later this year.  Match play begins on Friday, October 2 and will run 10 weeks, ending on December 11th.  Paramount Medina has 6 teams this fall at the 2.5 – 4.0+ level.  Players interested in getting on a team should contact Cindy Dister in Medina at cdister@paramounttennisclub.com

 

MIXED DOUBLES EVENT:  Paramount Westlake will be hosting a mixed doubles event on Sunday, October 11th from 5:00-7:00pm.  The cost for the event is $20.00/per person, members only.  A signup sheet is located at the front desk in Westlake or you can email Michelle Kuri at mkuri@paramounttennisclub.com to register.  Members from Medina are also welcome to sign up.

 

SESSION II – JUNIOR PROGRAMS:  Paramount Medina and Westlake’s 2nd Fall junior session starts the week of September 28th and runs for 6 weeks.  Participation in Paramount’s junior programs continues to grow, so it is important to register early to avoid getting shutout of your preferred day and time you want to attend.  If you have any questions regarding our junior programs, please visit our website at www.paramounttennisclub.com or contact Dean Morse in Medina at dmorse@paramounttennisclub.com and Zach Long in Westlake at zlong@paramounttennisclub.com