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Serving the city of Morgan Hill and surrounding communities. Join us for local tournments, USTA League play and just plain tennis fun.

USTA Clinic by MHTC:
Aug. 16, 2015

A perfect day for a Sunday morning clinic for the ladies of Morgan Hill. MHTC Club Pro, Kenny Marques coached the ladies through some drills and provided strategy through some games.


                                       
 

Awnings! in the House:
July 5, 2015
Hot of the Press! Hi all… Jon, Kelly, Andres and I put up the awnings last night. They look great… Bob
                                       
 

"Almost Summer" Men's and Women's Doubles Tournament:
May 24, 2015
Members enjoyed another great M.H.T.C. tournament at the "Almost Summer" Men's and Women's Doubles Tournament on May 16th. The competition was intense and the teams were evenly matched which made for some fun spiel at the BBQ. The full draw included some new members and players from age 20 to 70! Thanks to Eileen and Tony Bontempi for organizing the event and Carol Ferri and Jon Mockabee for helping out. Lovely prizes were won by the following: Mens 3.5: 1st Chris Draycott and So Van Ngo 2nd Mitch Priest and Nick Matsumoto Women's 3.5: 1st Desiree Guy and Kate Gillis 2nd Ann and Emily Barham Mens 4.0: 1st Mark Wangness and Harold Fite 2nd William Van Cleave and Norm Meritt
                                       
 

2015 Juniors Tournament:
April 25, 2015
We had a full roster with more players that had to be turned away for our annual Juniors Tournament, set for April 25th. And then it rained Friday night/early Saturday morning! Since the courts are usually full with USTA league play, rescheduling was not really an option. So out came the blowers, brooms, squeegees, and towels, towels, towels. About an hour and a half spent drying courts paid off, and the tournament went on as planned. Huge thanks to the players who showed up extra early to help me out: Josh Hernandez, Tom Madruga & Jesus Valesquez (all from Christopher High), you were the bomb, complete with music to keep us going. Thanks also to the other players and their parents who pitched in once they arrived, and the Bontempis who helped turn the corner with Tony on the blower and Eileen with more towels. In the guys' lineup we had 6 players in varsity, with Josh Hernandez once again coming out on top with Jason Rhodes (Sobrato) coming in second. In JV we had 5 players with Owen Fry (Oakwood) in first place and Austin Hoang (Martin Murphy MS) taking second. San Benito High sent a contingent of 7 varsity gals who we split into a 3-person singles and a 4-person doubles round robin. Jessica Kirschmann and Megan Hurley came in 1st and 2nd in singles; Madison Triolo and Vivian Hernandez 1st and 2nd in doubles. A good time and pizza were had by all. (Thanks again to Eileen Bontempi for pulling snacks and pizza together for us.) Great to see these young players developing their game!
                                       
 

2015 Mixed Mixer Tournament:
March 21, 2015
We had perfect weather, cool temperature with a high cloud cover, on Saturday morning, March 21st for our first Club tournament of the year, the Mixed-Mixer Round Robin. The tournament was well attended with 24 players participating. It was great to meet so many new club players. The tournament consisted of three flights: 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 where players had changed partners every round. Since the 4.0 flight was heavy with men, they guys were able to play a “gentleman’s” round with women partners, and a “rip it” round consisting of all guys. The balls were flying on court 2! The tennis playing was followed by a delicious, healthy, and splendid Salad Bar luncheon, provided by Kellee Mockabee. The luncheon included grilled chicken, tri-tip and many veggie choices. Howard Watanabe our “grill master” was also busy cooking up juicy hamburgers. Wine, beer, and a variety of desserts were included for the bargain price of $20. Great way to welcome Spring! Here are the winners: 4.0 Flight: Men's: Robert Pitts 4.0 Flight: Women's: Lynda Zhang 3.5 Flight: Men's: Rodrigo Alonso 3.5 Flight: Women's: Jeanne Killam 3.0 Flight: Men's: Amir Solimani 3.0 Flight: Women's: Rosemary Resta Thanks to Brian Shiroyama for helping with the set up. Thanks to all the players who helped break down the tents. Our next tournament will take place on May 16th. It will be a Women’s/Men’s Doubles Tourney. Please save the date. Thanks again for your participation in our club tournament.
                                       
 

Change in how Pictures are displayed...:
Dec. 31, 2014
HAPPY NEW YEAR! This message is to demonstrate the new way pictures will be displayed on our site in the future. You can click the picture to view a slideshow (if one exists).This new process also provides an easier way to post pictures and hopefully allow non technicals to add content to the site. If you have comments or feedback on any of this feel free to email webmaster@mhtennis.com.
                                       
 

Octoberfest Tournament:
Nov. 4, 2014
Octoberfest Tournament
                                       
 

2014 Banquet:
Nov. 4, 2014
2014 MHTC Annual Banquet
                                       
 

6.0 Mixed League Champions 2014:
Sept. 22, 2014
MHTC's 6.0 Mixed Team are the 2014 league Champions. Pictured are Captain Terry Grove, Co-Captain Howard Watanabe, Kevin Vliet, Kathy Serksnis, Paul and Gale Marshall, Debra Grove, Deena Davalos, Marge Credelle, Deborah Baker, and Mike Matsumoto. Congratulations!!!! On to Sectionals!!!!
                                       
 

Hot August Tournament:
Sept. 3, 2014
The Hot August Days mixed doubles tournament was a "smashing" success! We had a huge turn-out with 34 players in 3 divisions and close to 45 people for lunch afterwards. Thanks to all the people who helped especially Natalie Schnetzler, Carol Ferri, Jon Mockabee, Al Cabassa and Tony & Eileen Bontempi. Cold beer, great food and hot tennis, doesn't get any better! The following players won great prizes: 8.0 winners; Lisa and Nick Cabassa, Adolf Sanchez/Diana Doughty Runners up; Kim and George Panos, Earl and Shirley Takenaka, Eric and Robin Nielsen 7.0 winners; William Van Cleave/Shannon Harr Runners up; Chris Draycott/Karissa Watanabe Hope to see you at the next tournament Oct. 11th.
                                       
 

2014 Pro Clinic:
Sept. 3, 2014
Marcus Hughes, Ken Marques, Robin Nielsen, and Luis Ponce
                                       
 

Summer Smash Tournament:
June 30, 2014
It was a beautiful day for tennis! Our Summer Smash Tournament had 20 participants in Women's and Men's Doubles Competition. Women's division winners were Debbie Grove and Lucy Olivares. Two teams tied for Women's Runners Up: Desiree Guy and Kim Panos & Rachael Awbry and Natalie Schnetzler. Men's Division winners were Tony Ko and Patrick McBrearty. Norm Merrit and Bill Van Cleave were the Men's Runners Up. Howard and Julie Watanabe organized a wonderful BBQ afterwards with the help of Terry Grove. Our tournament director, Tony Bontempi, presented trophies for the winners and wine for the runners up. Great tennis, great laughs, and great fun! Hope to see you at the next tournament on August 23, 2014.
                                       
 

Spring Juniors Tournament:
May 13, 2014
It was a great morning of tennis at Community Park on Saturday May 3 when MHTC hosted its semi-annual Juniors Tournament. Despite being a SAT test day, we still had a full contingent of high school and middle school players. There were many returning players, and it was a pleasure to see how much their skills have improved over the past two years. Winners of the round-robin tournament were: Josh Hernandez, Christopher High, Boys Varsity level; Jason Rhoads, Sobrato High, Boys Junior Varsity; Jade Bardrick, Christopher High, Girls Varsity. Runners up: Tom Madruga, Christopher High, Boys Varsity; Brad Schroeck, St. Catherines, Boys Junior Varsity; Jessica Kirschmann, San Benito High, Girls Varsity. Thanks to the school coaches who encouraged their players to participate in the tournament. The teens celebrated with a well-earned pizza party after 3 hours of play.