Linda Horn


Tennis Tip of the Month

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you’re trying to impress the other players on the court? Maybe you think they’re better players or it’s a group you would like to be invited to play with regularly. Here are some thoughts from Forget about impressing anyone. It just never works. To play your best, you have to play relaxed. Trying to hit a really hard serve or a really hard shot usually just results in hitting a really bad serve or a really bad shot. Just be yourself and play your game. Play relaxed and you’ll see much better results. Happy Tennis!!



racquetVagabonds meet and play tennis on Monday evenings from 6 to 8 pm at Elm Grove Village Park and on Saturday mornings from 9 am to 12 Noon at Nathan Hale High School. Both are subject to the weather conditions. There is no cost – just show up. Players should try to get on a court with players of similar ability. Questions? Call Ron Sonntag at 414-788-4907.


October Tennis Party - Saturday, October 14, 6 – 9:30 pm

Moorland Park Tennis Center 2900 S. 163rd St., New Berlin Open Now Join us as we kick off the indoor tennis season with our first indoor tennis party! Event is open for the first 32 players who register. This tennis party is one of a series of parties being offered individually, as well as a series – your choice. See the “TENNIS, TENNIS, TENNIS & MORE FUN TENNIS” article for details about times, place, food, beverages, etc. The cost is $24 for this individual tennis party, which includes tennis, tennis balls, food, desert, bottled water, and social after tennis. Social participants are welcome, too, and the cost is only $10. Send a completed Event Coupon with your current tennis rating, email address for your confirmation, and your check payable to VSSC to Pat Ellingson, 2575 Eastwood Ln., Brookfield, WI 53005. Questions? Call Pat Ellingson at 262- 827-0848 or Linda Horn at 262-707- 1450.



Save the Dates: 2017: Oct.14, Nov. 18
2018: Jan. 13, Feb. 24, Mar. 24, April 28
More fun tennis! More GREAT food and treats by Pat Ellingson! We’re giving you advance notice of 6 tennis parties so you can save the dates, and sign up for each party individually or as a group. We will be playing at Moorland Tennis Center, 2900 S. 163rd St., New Berlin from 6 – 9:30 pm. Each night will include 90 minutes of tennis, followed by food and social time with the nicest tennis players in the world. Beverages other than bottled water, are BYO, or you can purchase them at the desk at Moorland Tennis Center. Soft drinks, wine and beer are available.

Matches are scheduled according to your tennis rating, and we will change partners and courts to add to the fun, making this a true tennis mixer. Registration: 6 pm Tennis: 6:30 – 8 pm Food & Social: 8 – 9:30 pm

Cost is $132 ($22 per night) if you sign up for all 6 nights by October 1, or $24 per individual night. The price includes tennis, tennis balls, food, desert, bottled water, and social. Don’t play tennis, or you play but have a friend or spouse who doesn’t play? All are welcome! Cost is only $10 for social participants.

Send a completed Event Coupon indicating the nights you want to play and your Vagabond tennis rating with your check payable to VSSC to Pat Ellingson, 2575 Eastwood Ln., Brookfield, WI 53005. Or, you can pay by credit card at the September 6 General Meeting. Questions? Call Linda Horn at 262-707-1450 or Pat Ellingson at 262-827-0848.

PICKLEBALL & PIZZA PARTY ! Fri., October 27, 6 – 9:30 pm

Moorland Tennis Center 2900 S. 163rd St., New Berlin

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America! It is fantastic fun, can be learned quickly, and can be played by people of ALL ages. Whether you have never played Pickleball before or are a veteran player, or something in between, this event is for YOU! You don’t need a paddle, we will provide paddles and balls for everyone. If you have your own paddle, though, bring it along. If you have never played before, or have played a few times, but need a brush up, we will have an instructor available to demonstrate how to play, explain the rules and scoring, and answer questions. 6 – 6:30 pm -- Registration 6:30 – 8 pm -- Pickleball 8 – 9:30 pm -- Pizza & Social Time

Bottled water is provided, and you may bring beer, wine, or soda. A refrigerator is available to keep your beverages cold until you are finished playing. Cost is $16 per person. Send your check and an Event Coupon to Jae Hartnell, 140 N Park Blvd, Brookfield. WI 53005. On your Event Coupon please indicate whether or not you need instruction. If you don’t need instruction, please indicate whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced player. Questions? Call Jae at 608-712-7440.