Sleepy Hollow Swim And Tennis


Sleepy Hollow will be participating in the Lamorinda/680 Junior Team Tennis League this spring.

Other Clubs participating:

Orinda CC., Moraga CC., Round Hill CC., Diablo CC., Blackhawk CC., Crow Canyon CC., Club Sport Pleasanton, Ruby Hill CC., Castlewood CC and Sleepy Hollow Swim & Tennis Club.

Matches Begin: Sunday, March 3, 2019

Time of the matches: 12:30 - 2:00 PM for the 12 and Under Division ( will include Orange & Green Ball level players)
2:00 - 3:30 PM for the 13 and Over Division

Level of Play: The level of play varies in this league. Coaches try to match up players of equal ability with most players having little tournament experience but are familiar with the basic rules of tennis and tactics of doubles.

Sign up for the team on Top Dog Sports.


March 3, 2019 at Crow Canyon CC. vs Clubsport, Sleepy Hollow - CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

March 10 at Sleepy Hollow vs Diablo CC & Blackhawk CC

March 17 at Round Hill CC vs Castlewood, Ruby Hills CC, & Sleepy Hollow

March 24 at Moraga CC vs Blackhawk & Sleepy Hollow

April 7 at Sleepy Hollow vs Dialo CC, Crow Canyon CC and Orinda CC

April 14 at Moraga CC vs Sleepy Hollow and Orinda CC

April 28 End of Season tournament at Moraga CC.


Register on the Sleepy Hollow page on Top Dog Sports


Last update: 03/03/19


Last update: 03/03/19

January classes start Monday, January 7, 2019

Please use your Team Unify account to register for all tennis classes.

Any questions, contact Jim Coyne at


1. Continental Grip - the most important grip in tennis.

1A. Developing Primary & Secondary Shots

2. Ball Recognition - deep, neutral, short.

3. Transition- how to get from the baseline to the net.

4. Serve Plus One - developing patterns (plays)

5. Developing Your Game Plan.


1. Understanding the Center Window in Doubles. You control the window, you WIN.

2. Spiker, Setter mentality for doubles.


- 75% of points end between 0-4 shots. How important does that make the serve and return? What are your serve+one go to pattern (use 75% of time) Secondary pattern (25% of time)

- Play more sets to improve first 4 shots and learn why all points are not equal.

- "is it more important to hit the ball where I want to hit hit it where the opponent does not like it."

- tactics or technique - does working on techique hold you back vs working on your patterns?

- During practice - rally with a purpose - practice the shots/patterns you will use in a match

- Consistency is a weapon. When to use it?

- Define your role. Your parents role and your coach's role. Work as a team. Become a responsible player.


1. Depends on which Division of the NCAA you are interested. Division I, Division II and Division III all have different requirements that college coaches look for. There are also Independant schools that have intercollegiate teams.

2. Whether you are in the Top 10 or USTA NorCal rankings or the Top 50, there are opportunities. There are also Showcases where you can play in a tournament format that will show your skills to college coaches.

3. Interested? Let us know. Having a good relationship with your private coach is a fundamental factor during the recruiting process. Recommendations are key.

Last update: 01/08/19

Schedule Change in 2019

Historically, we have hosted two, one week camps at the end of our Summer Tennis Camp Program. However in 2019, the public schools in the area are moving up their start date by one week.

In 2019 we will be hosting our camp from August 6 through the 10th.

The morning camp takes place from 9:00 to 12:00.

Registration & Details are on Team Unify. CLICK

From High Performance to Novice - players will be divided into appropriate groups on the first day of class.

Last update: 01/08/19

Sleepy Hollow will be hosting a USTA NorCal sanctioned tournament in 2019. This is at the Open Level.

April 27 & 28, 2019

We held a fantastic event in 2018 and all evaluations were outstanding. Email Jim if you are able to help.

His email is

Last update: 03/03/19



1. Preparation & Planning
2. Problem Solving.
3. Resilience.
4. Working with others to achieve goals.
5. Honesty - players must keep score, make their own line calls and behave in a sportsmanlike manner.

The Summer Tennis Program is in the eight year under the direction of Jim Coyne and we strive to weave life skills into the curicula of our tennis classes . We have a great staff that has seen participation increase at all ages and levels of play over the past 8 summers. Our staff is trained to use the latest instruction methodology for young children and will be certified at the Net Generation Program.

The program has something for all our junior members. Whether you are a beginner, new to the game, using RED balls or a member of the junior tennis team, our program is exciting, fun and challenging for all.
Several of Jim’s staff are certified teaching professionals. They are assisted by counselors who participated in the program and understand how to keep the children engaged and motivated through a fun, game based approach to teaching.

We use the latest in teaching young children to play the game through progression balls (they are softer, lower bouncing and easier to rally) and recommend age appropriate racquets. For the 5 & 6 yr olds we primarily use RED balls and recommend a 21 to 23 inch racquet. The 7 & 8 yr olds will use ORANGE balls and use a 23 to 25 inch racquet. Future champs, 9 & 10 yr olds will be using GREEN and regular balls when appropriate. Our morning camp and afternoon, Sleepy Hollow Junior Team Camp will use GREEN & YELLOW balls.

Sleepy Hollow enters teams in local Lamorinda Junior Tennis Leagues as well as USTA NorCal Junior Team Tennis leagues. If you have participated in the after school program or been part of the team during previous summers, we want you to play for Sleepy Hollow this summer. Registering for the team is an extra charge and you must select the team option. All campers receive the Summer Tennis Camp t-shirt and our Junior Team will have a uniform for their matches. Uniform information will be shared closer to the summer.

For your convenience, the summer tennis program works with the swim and Legendland programs at the club. For savings and convenience you may register for the entire summer, June 10 – August 3, 2019 or register for individual weeks.

ENJOY SEMI-PRIVATE or PRIVATE TENNIS LESSONS. Let us know if you are interested in sharing a private lesson.


In Addition to our summer program, we offer a morning camp in August. Registration for these camps is on Team Unify but separate from the Summer Program registration.

Last update: 02/02/19

ACES (formerly Pee Wee Class) MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY 4:00 - 5:00 RED BALL
Year Round - Summer 3 to 5:00 PM RATING: 3.5 - 4.5
AGES 10 & UP
WINTER DECEMBER 23, 2019 - JAN 3, 2020 9:30 - 12:30 REGISTER ON TEAM UNIFY
SPRING APRIL 1 - 5, 2019 9:30 - 12:30 REGISTER ON TEAM UNIFY
Last update: 01/11/19

In an effort to create a balanced playing field, the USTA has created a Player Rating System for Junior Tennis Players, similar to the popular adult version. We encourage you to view the ratings and their de[[[script]]]ions when registering your son or daughter in any of our lessons and teams. Below is a list of the levels:

Rating De[[[script]]]ion

2.0 This player has little experience playing tennis, needs stroke development, is still working on getting the ball into play and is learning basic scoring and rules.

2.5 Can sustain a short rally at a slow pace with other players of similar ability. Strokes are developing, but player is often blocking or pushing the ball. Player knows the basic rules of tennis, can play a singles or doubles match and is ready to play social matches, beginner USTA Junior Team Tennis and/or entry-level tournaments.

3.0 Improved consistency on medium-paced shots. Forehand is more reliable than backhand. Player is developing the ability to control the direction of the ball but majority of shots are directed toward the middle of the court. Developing the ability to add spin on serves, though second serve is often considerably slower than the first serve. Increasing teamwork in doubles; common doubles formation is one up and one back. This player may play in lower-level tournaments and/or an intermediate USTA Junior Team Tennis team, including local Lamorinda & Contra Costa Junior Team Tennis Leagues.

3.5 Consistent on ground strokes with depth and directional control. Developing placement on second serves. The effective use of lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys is limited. This player may play on an advanced USTA Junior Team Tennis team.

4.0 This player has dependable strokes with directional control and the ability to alter depth of shots on both the forehand and backhand sides during moderately paced play. This player also has the ability to use lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys with success. Player is developing good consistency with increased power on ground strokes and serves. Aggressive net play is common in doubles. Unable to sustain a long rally at a fast pace. This player regularly competes in sectional tournaments, on a high school tennis team and/or on an advanced USTA Junior Team Tennis team.

4.5 This player is very consistent at good pace or power hitter, can vary the use of pace and spins, has effective court coverage, can control depth of shots and is able to develop game plans according to strengths and weaknesses. Second serve can be hit with offense. This player tends to over-hit on difficult shots. Aggressive net play in doubles is common. Player has high-level sectional tournament experience and/or plays on an advanced USTA Junior Team Tennis.

5.0 This player has good shot anticipation and frequently has an outstanding shot around which his/her game is built. Player can hit dependable shots in defensive situations and can regularly hit winners or force errors off short balls and puts away volleys. He or she can successfully execute lobs, drop shots, half volleys, overheads and has good depth and spin on most second serves. Player has high level sectional and national tournament experience.

5.5 This player can hit offensively at any time and has developed pace and/or consistency as a major weapon. This player can vary strategies and styles of play in competitive situations and hit dependable shots in stress situations. This player has obtained a top sectional and/or national ranking and/or play Division I college tennis.

6.0 This player has had extensive tournament training for national tournaments and/or top-level Division I collegiate competition.

6.5 This player is a world-class player and has a history of national and international rankings and success in top Division I collegiate play, International Tennis Federation (ITF) and/or professional circuit events.

7.0 This player is a world-class player and will have ATP/WTA points and a world ranking in the Top 50.

Last update: 01/01/18

Come celebrate another wonderful summer of tennis at Sleepy Hollow.

The 2019 Tennis Carnival, an event for the whole family, is set for Tuesday, July 31st from 5:00 to 7:30 PM.

Fun games for the whole family take place on our front courts with dinner to follow.


Evite will be sent out for you to RSVP.

Time: 5:00 to 7:30 PM

Dinner: Starts around 7:00 PM

Awards: Coaches, Sportsmanship and Most Improved Awards to be handed out.

Price: Evite will contain the price, which will be billed to your account.

Parents: This is a family event not a drop off activity. Bring your racquet in order to participate with your child.

Last update: 03/03/19

Welcome to Sleepy Hollow Swim & Tennis Club's Tennis Website TUTORIAL.

NOTE: We are developing some of the functions that the Top Dog Software provides. Some features are available. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Coyne, via email at He will then create your account.

Once your account has been created you can have access to the following:

1. Enter:

2. In the search area (top right of page) enter Sleepy Hollow Swim & Tennis Club - be sure to select Clubs before searching.

3. Enter email and password-1st time user password is 'Play'

4. Next page-This is your personal page

5.Click on 'My Profile' tab

  • Information: Blue Bar-Global Information Tabs
  • Yellow Tabs on Far Right Top Side-Personal Information
  • News and Announcements-Register for events, socials, and leagues
  • List of Events
  • List of Divisions
  • Affliliated Organizations

Booking Online Tennis Lessons:

1.Login to the Sleepy Hollow page on the TopDog website using your e-mail address and password.
2.From your ‘My Profile’ page, click on the ‘Book! Lessons’ tab. It is the purplish tab on the top far right of the page.
3.Click on the box labeled ‘Choose Tennis Professional.’ Click on the pro you would like to book a lesson with.
4.Click on the date to see the week you would like to view.
5.Click on the ‘Go!’ button next to the date box. The Professional’s schedule for the week you selected should appear after a few seconds.
6.Scroll down and view the professional’s schedule. Any block of time that has the phrase ‘Book It!’ is available for you to schedule a lesson. Click “Book It!” and be sure to choose the desired length of lesson time.
7.To complete the booking of your lesson, click on the ‘Save’ button at the bottom of the page.

NOTE: The ‘My Profile’ page is the starting point for the following instructions.

3. Finding your Circuits and/or Box Leagues: To view the events in which you are currently entered, click on the yellow ‘My Leagues’ tab. This will list links to all of the events for which you are playing or entered in. Click on one of your events to view details of that particular event such as standings, matches won/lost, games won/lost, etc. You can also send E-mail from the events page, which is explained on #5.

4. Entering A Match Score: To enter a match result, find the event in which you are currently playing (see #3), and click on it. Next, click on the Box number you are playing in (clicking on ‘Show All’ will display all of the boxes in the circuit). Find the opponent you played and click on the circle next to his/her name under the ‘Record Match’ column of the box. Enter the score and make sure to click on the ‘Winner’ button next to the name of the person who won the match. Click ‘Save and Exit’ when you are finished.

5. E-mail Players: This site allows you e-mail some or all of the players in the event your are playing (e.g. Women’s Anytime Singles Circuit #2). To do this, click on the yellow ‘My Events’ tab. Next, click on the event you want the e-mail to go out to. When you do this, a list of players should appear showing their match record, games won and lost, etc. Click on the yellow ‘Send E-mail’ tab. From here you can click or unclick those people you would like to send the e-mail to.

6. Use The Calendar:The yellow ‘Calendar button is always visible at the top of the web page.Click it to view the calendar for the current month.Some days may have events posted on them.Click on the event name to get a brief description of the event, the number of courts that will be used for the event, etc.You can scroll to different months in the Calendar by using the single arrows (either ).You can scroll to different years in the Calendar by double arrows (either <>).Both arrows are located just above or beneath the Calendar itself.

7. Find a Match:If you are looking for someone to play/practice with (i.e. game arranging), click on the purple ‘Find a Match’ button up near the top of the page.This will take you to a screen where you can enter the days, general times you can play, the rating of the player you wish to play with (generally the same rating as yourself), and so on.Click on the yellow ‘Search’ button when you are finished.The website will return a list of players, if any, that can play at your specified time.

Last update: 03/20/15

Affiliated Clubs and Organizations

Bay Area Ladies League LLC

Orinda, CA


Courts 0

Contra Costa Spring League

Spring League, CA


Courts 0

East Bay Junior Tennis

Walnut Creek, CA


Courts 0

East Bay Singles League

Hayward, CA


Courts 0

FALL LEAGUE/Diablo Valley

Danville, CA


Courts 3

NorCal USPTA Jr Circuit

Moraga, CA


Courts 0

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