KRA has a team for everyone from beginners to those who played in college so come join the FUN! Kanawha offers USTA teams, a Kanawha Flex League, Suburban Women’s teams (weekday mornings) and a Saturday Men’s Racquet League. We are always adding teams, so in no way is the list all inclusive. For information on any team, please contact the captain/Coordinator.
USTA TEAMS: USTA teams are organized for spring, summer and fall seasons and are formed according to member interest and the willingness of volunteer captains. We generally have Women’s teams, Men’s Teams, Singles, Combo and Mixed teams at different levels. Each team has its own calendar season and they all differ. Some are going on now, some have concluded, and some start in September.
To play on an USTA team you must be a member of the USTA. You can register to be a member by going to the USTA website: www.usta.com. You must pay to become a USTA member and pay to be on a particular USTA team. (These fees are paid directly to the USTA). After you have become a USTA member, you can form your own KRA USTA team (with coordinator approval) or contact a current KRA USTA team captain to see if you can play on their team. As a USTA member/player you will be given a rating. This rating qualifies you to participate on certain teams. There are different levels such as 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, etc. The beginner level is generally 2.5 and 4.0 is typically more experienced players. There are different types of teams, such as singles, doubles, mixed and combo USTA Teams. Each of these types of teams has a season. You can visit the local USTA website for more info.
Please contact Damian or Laurie Barnes for information about Kanawha's adult teams.
NEW KRA TENNIS GUEST POLICY
Effective 2018 any non KRA member playing on a KRA team will be required to pay a $25 non member guest fee. This will cover all home matches and any practice matches during that team's season. It is the captain's responsibility to collect the fee and submit to Martha. (All teams playing out of KRA must be captained by a KRA member)
During pool season any non member playing social tennis should pay the daily guest fee of $5 at the pool sign in gate. Guests are required to be playing with a member and are limited to one visit per week (for social tennis, team matches and practices are not counted).
Non members will also be assessed a $5 fee for lessons and clinics
2019 ADULT KRA USTA Teams:
Teams are being formed as of late February. Contact Damian or Laurie Barnes for information. Teams and captain will be posted in early March.
MEN'S RACQUET LEAGUE:
Men's Racquet League offers players of all different levels to play on the same team. KRA now has 2 RRL teams, one for men who are 3.0-4.0 players and one for men who are 4.0 and above. These teams play every Saturday morning at 8:30 AM in the spring.
Captains: Bill Shirey, firstname.lastname@example.org and Bill Carli, email@example.com
LADIES DAYTIME SUBURBAN: All matches are held from 9:30-1:00PM on their established match weekday. There are seven matches in the fall and seven matches in the spring. If you are considering joining a team, contact the captain and ask to jump into a practice! C3 is our beginner team and A3 is our highest level Ladies Suburban Team. For more information on any team or identifying the best team for you, please contact Suburban Coordinator Wendy Daniel or the Tennis Director.
A2: Tuesday matches, captains - Lila LaCroix & Wendy Daniel, practice on Thursdays 10:00-11:30
B2: Wednesday matches, captain - Chandra Pounders, practice on Mondays 8:30-10:00
B5: Wednesday matches, captains - Melissa Sanne & Laura Walton, practice on Mondays 10:00-11:30
C2: Thursday matches, captains - Sarah Deignan & Jen Owens, practice on Tuesdays 8:30-10:00
C3: Thursday matches, captains - Ann Brown & Ellen Featherstone, practice on Tuesdays 10:00-11:30