Mission Statement


The California Social Tennis Network is a community-minded, member-based tennis organization focused on exposing adults to the lifetime sport of tennis in California, through round robin,
drop-in tennis, tournaments, and other special tennis events.

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Welcome to the California Social Tennis Network
The Network provides organized tennis round robin match play at various locations throughout the week, in addition to a variety of social activities each month of the year.
 
Locations
We are aiming to offer match play at 3-5 locations throughout the area. Our first location is Weddington Tennis on Whitsett Ave in Studio City where we play Tuesday and Friday nights 7pm. Our second location is Warner Tennis Center where we play Tuesday and Thursday nights 7 pm and Saturday mornings 8 am.
 
Match days and Times
In oder to provide affordable mixers and make sure most players have time to participate, we have decided to play our round robins at off-peak hours. During the week, match play will be in the evenings, generally from 7 to 9 pm. On weekends, match play is 8 am. For details please see Calendar.
 
Match Play Format
Most of the round robin mixers will consist of 8-game no ad doubles and mixed doubles sets. Occasionally, when court availability permits, we can offer singles match as well. Each player can expect to play 3-4 sets per drop-in event.
 
Skill Levels
The majority of players in our Social Tennis Network are of intermediate tennis level (3.5). There will always be a number of players at a higher level, such as 4.0 and 4.5, as well as a few 3.0 players on their way up to advanced levels. Unfortunately, we are currently not offering events for beginners. Please e-mail us at Rich@catennisnetwork.com for beginner clinics and classes.
 

Charges
Our aim is to keep cost down as much as possible. The charges will reflect the court fees we have to pay to various private and public facilities. We are charging the following rates:

Weeknights = $15.00 per player (Weddington)
Weeknights and Saturday mornings = $10.00 per player (Warner TC)

All charges include a can of new balls provided for every court in play.

Registrations
Our round robin mixers will be handled by collecting payment on the tennis court. Future events may make use of online registrations.

 

Executive Director
Richard (Rich) Neher, Sherman Oaks, CA

Job: Owner and Principal Consultant, Tennis Media Group

Previously: General Manager, Toluca Lake Tennis and Fitness Club

Tennis level: 4.0

Before: Technical Account Manager, The Active Network (San Diego), working as Team Lead for Leagues and NTRP Ratings on the USTA Tennislink Team, supporting and training over 1,000 USTA League Coordinators throughout the USA.

Additional: Founder of the San Diego Tennis Network and former Board Member of the San Diego District Tennis Association

 
 
 

 

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Rich being interviewed (KUSI) at his first fundraiser,
the SD North County Tennis Day, Bobby Riggs TC in Cardiff

Rich writes for Inside Tennis and for the LA Tennis
Examiner. He is also a National Speaker.

Rich and Rod Laver during Rod's clinic
at La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad

Rich receiving the 2003 Community Service Award by the
USPTA SD Division (with then President Geoff Griffin)

Rich and the late Vic Braden, one of the best tennis teachers
and researchers, and BIG advocate of our sport.

Rich in party mode at one of the
San Diego Tennis Network's annual parties.

Rich with German WTA player Andrea Petkovic

Rich with Candian ATP player Milos Raonic

Rich with Spanish ATP player Fernando Verdasco

Rich with tennis legend Pam Shriver

Rich with tennis legend Rosie Casals

Rich with tennis legend Billie Jean King

Rich working for the USTA at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Rich with buddy Marcus and tennis legend Andre Agassi