CATS is a coed doubles league that offers fun both on and off the courts with year-round tennis and social events.
CATS members play indoors at Lakeshore Sport & Fitness on Wednesday nights from 9-11 PM in Fall, Winter/Spring and Summer Sessions. Teams are divided into C, B, A and Open Levels so players of most skill levels can find a fit. Social events include tennis round-robins and outings to professional sports events.
Fall Kick-off Party, Saturday, September 15: An annual tradition since we moved to Lakeshore: round robin tennis inside, followed by dinner, drinks and prizes on Lakeshore’s fabulous roof top.
Save the dates —
Holiday Party, Saturday, December 1: Celebrate the season at our annual holiday party at Lake Shore Sport & Fitness. Details TBD.
Change in CATS board members: Karen Topp, who had been CATS vice-president, will succeed Jose Valle as the coordinator of the A Division. Michael Fox has become the vice-president and so is now responsible for distributing prizes to winning team members. This was approved at the July meeting of the CATS Board.
Court Fees: Starting with the Fall 2018 Session, the nightly court fee for the Open Division will be $15.50; for all other divisions, $15. This was approved at the July meeting of the CATS Board.
Dean Carson’s memorial service: Dean’s service will take place on Saturday August 25 at 1 PM in Immanuel Lutheran Church, 616 Lake Street, Evanston. Following the service, refreshments will be served in the lower level of the church. Check website for directions and parking: https://immanuelevanston.org Dean served as CATS’ president twice and was active in CATS until just a couple years ago. He took his tennis seriously but was light-hearted and funny. Read the tribute to Dean written by CATS’ Historian John Wagner.
Renew now for 2018-19: Renew your CATS membership before August 31 and save $5. Click here for the membership form.
Rules Change: Effective April 25, there will be no switching players at 10:45. The new rule for all divisions reads: “Follow normal rotation unless there is a tie-breaker, then each captain may chose which players to play in the tie-breaker. Service rotation is not altered.” If you have questions about this, please talk to your team captain or division coordinator.
Members-only section: This area of the website includes the member directory, division schedules, team lists and sub lists for each division, the prize list and more. Click the link in the menu above and sign up to get access. If you forget your password, click here for instructions on how to reset it.
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