|Posted by K.C. Frogge on April 3, 2011 at 5:49 PM|
Thanks to one of our core members, we now have a new place to play BOTH ping-pong (table tennis) and regular tennis, and it's FREE!
Check the Calendar for "Table Tennis Tuesdays" and "Thursday Tennis"... both located at the Shoreline Beach and Tennis Club Residential Complex in Alameda.
For Google Maps, the Recreation Center is located at 928 Shorepoint Ct. in Alameda, and the Tennis Courts are located just uphill from the driveway on Shell Gate Place at Shorepoint Ct., about 75 yards further up Shorepoint Ct. from the Rec Center. With 6 courts, the tennis complex will provide ample opportunity for us to get out and play. And the best thing?
THE TENNIS COURTS ARE LIT FOR NIGHT USE!
Both events start this week! Table Tennis starts Tuesday, April 5th, and Tennis starts Thursday, April 7th. Both weekly evening's events begin at 6:30PM sharp.
This year, all participants must sign a waiver form releasing Shoreline Beach and Tennis Club, our host who resides there, and PlayDays and its organizers and members, from liability in the event of injury or damage, or loss of participants' property. All members must sign this waiver before participating in PlayDays events this year.
We haven't yet encountered a problem that prompted this policy, but we are enacting this proactively to indemnify our generous member hosts and host facilities from damage claims that could arise as a result of members' participation and any incidents caused by neglect, intentional misuse, or other causative behavior resulting in such injury, damage or loss. (Yes, this from someone who works in the legal field. It protects all of us, so let's use our "guest" personalities and good judgment when indulging in activities on private property we are fortunate enough to be able to enjoy.)
We have ping-pong paddles and balls for our use, but you must bring your own tennis racquet as we have no spare racquets (at least for now).
To see photos of our new home for table tennis and tennis, go to "Photos" and select "Shoreline Beach and Tennis Club" to see the amenities we may be able to use this year, including an outdoor pool for aquarobics (water workouts for those with joint problems) and general water fitness, and basketball (for our "H.O.R.S.E. Hoops" basketball shoot days). It's right across the street from Crown Beach Meadow where we play our "Saturday Softball Scrimage" every week.