Around the Courts: February Newsletter

Hello everyone, and happy (almost) springtime! Although the first two months of the year were wet and cold, it finally feels like the weather is changing here in Northwest Florida. February was action-packed with lessons, high school match play, middle school tryouts, and our community day. Thank you to all our players for braving the weather this past month, and I’m looking forward to seeing familiar and new faces in March!

Around the Courts

We are Hiring!

We are currently hiring for two positions here at FWBTC. We are looking for both a Part-Time Tennis Instructor and Summer Camp Counselors. If you are interested or know someone interested, please reach out to Travis Tressler or the front desk for more information on the positions and application process.

Monthly Memberships

For only $48.15 a month, you can become a member of the Fort Walton Beach Tennis Center! We also offer couple and family memberships. Benefits include free court time, discounted USTA fees, and free attendance for our Saturday morning Rise & Shine Clinic! Please reach out to Travis Tressler or the front desk if you are interested in our membership program.

Ladies’ Morning

Starting in March, we will be introducing Ladies’ Morning on Mondays! Come out from 9am-11am on Mondays and enjoy fun, social doubles organized by our staff. Limited spots are available, and members will receive priority registration!

Community Day

Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in our Community Day on February 18th! We had 60+ attendees, and the day was filled with fun, laughter, and lots of tennis. We are here to serve the community here in Ft. Walton Beach, and all of us at USTA Florida are appreciative of your support. Special thanks to Stephen Vorhees, Lena Reeves, Maggie Lochas, and Mikaela McManus for their help running the event, Cole Armstrong and Ryan Roberson from the FWBHS Vikings Tennis Team for playing in our exhibition match, and Tuscany Hair Salon for donating all the food and drinks for the event!

March Happenings

First Annual Lovers Quarrel Adult Tournament

On March 4th, we will be hosting our first annual Lovers Quarrel Adult Tournament! We will have Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles draws. Each draw is limited to 8 teams, and registration closes on Thursday, March 2nd. Sign up now on the USTA website and secure your spot!

St. Paddy’s Day Mixer

We will be hosting a St. Paddy’s Day Mixer on Friday, March 10th from 6pm-9pm. Admission price is $15, and this event will include round robin doubles, best dressed competition, prizes, food, and drinks. I hope to see everyone out here in their leprechaun green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early with some tennis and fun!

Men’s Night

We didn’t forget about the guys! With the introduction of Ladies’ Morning, we are looking at adding a Men’s Night in March. We are still working on finalizing the times and details for this league, but we are hoping to have it up on the calendar as soon as possible. Keep your eyes on the calendar fellas so you don’t miss this new play opportunity!

Closing Time

February has been a whirlwind of a month here at the tennis center, and the courts were as busy as ever. The highlight of this month was definitely the Community Day, and it reminded me how lucky I am to be the Head Pro at FWBTC and serve this wonderful community. I am super excited to continue hosting the middle school and high school teams, all our events and lessons, and our new programming starting in March. I can’t wait to see you all out here on the courts!