EAST VALLEY SENIORS TENNIS LEAGUE MINUTES

Officers 2006-2007

President

Lloyd Gammon
(Carriage Manor)

986-6652 

y_gammon@yahoo.com
7750 East Broadway Road,  #639 Mesa, AZ 85208

Vice President

 

Ann Mykleby
(Monte Vista)
373-9962 DBMABM@aol.com
8865 E. Baseline #1358   Mesa   85208 

Secy/ Treas

Huey Burk
(Greenfield)
807-0903 hueyburk@yahoo.com
111 South Greenfield Rd., Lot #____, Mesa, AZ 85206
Scheduler

Nancy Nicola (Viewpoint) 373-0555 nnicola@yahoo.com
E-Mail Coordinator

Henri Rochette (Valle Del Oro) 357-5518 HRochette@gmail.com
1.5 Coordinator

Esther Emmott (Venture Out) 807-9019 bandee11@hotmail.com

 

 

 

EAST VALLEY SENIOR TENNIS LEAGUE

MINUTES

OCTOBER 30, 2006

 

President Gammon opened meeting at 1:45 pm in Social Hall at Carriage Manor.  He welcomed all attendees and asked club representatives to introduce themselves and their guests.

Minutes of March 27, 2006 meeting: dispensed with reading of minutes by acclimation.

Treasurer Burk reported a current balance in the treasury of $43.

Old Business:

       President Gammon reviewed prior decision regarding Article VI A of the Bylaws.  The section is to read: All matches shall be conducted in compliance with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Rules and Guidance of the USTA Code of Conduct.  Delete the words: and the EVSTL Rules of Fair Play.

New Business:

       Vice President Ann Mykleby reviewed the monitoring of league play at Sunland Village and Apache Wells.  Captains are to send complete match play logs, with indication of players not listed on the season roster (movement up/down, new to resort); and with indication of number of players sitting out due to insufficient court space (if none, so indicate).

Discussion: Players not signing to play do not count as sitting out

             List SV and AW players on left of log, opponents on 

                      right side of log

             Is SV being singled out for monitoring?  SV has

                       followed the Bylaws’ definition of ‘normal

                       match’ 

                           SV and AW are not being singled out; they are being

                                     monitored to assure that everyone who wants 

                                      to play gets a chance to do so              

                           Suggestion that solution would be to amend Bylaws 

                                  regarding ‘normal match’ 

                    

               Ed Dewald requested a reading of March 27, 2006, minutes referencing this decision to monitor.

 

 

               Match play logs are to be mailed to:

               V.P. Ann Mykleby

                8865 E. Baseline Road #1358

                Mesa, AZ 85209

 

       Esther Emmott, 1.5 Coordinator, discussed concerns of the 1.5 program.  14 resorts in the league participate in the 1.5 program.  However, in some instances, e.g. league play and invitationals, the 1.5 players are overlooked, play is compromised for space by higher levels, teams take back seat to round robin play, 1.5 competition is perceived as having little value.

       Emmott was asked to explain differences unique to the 1.5 program:

Coaching is allowed on court at the turn-around.  This presents a

       a problem in some instances when coaches treat a match

       as a lesson.

              Suggestion – go to a no-add game to speed up matches.  Emmott

                     is opposed; presents a mixed message: get off court so

                       higher level players can play/teaches an alternate

                     game strategy

              Use second deuce as game point – good suggestion

              Good scorekeepers can help speed up the game

                     1.5 competition begins in January, alternating Thursdays with 4.0

                     level

Emmott invited 1.5 captains and coaches and club presidents to a meeting on November 16 at 4 pm in the Venture Out auxiliary ballroom.

 

       V.P. Mykleby urged coaches to monitor their actions; the object is to encourage fair play and learning.

 

Announcements:

President Gammon announced the Christmas Tournament to be held December 27-29, 2006.  Because this tournament has more entrants than Sunland Village East can handle, Carriage Manor is considering joining SVE.  Entrants would be divided into two sessions of 8 resorts each:

       CM:  SSV, VP, LW, GV, TP, SR, AW

       SVE: other 8 parks

All levels would be represented.  Information will be available by December 1.

 

Bob Baynham, Monte Vista, announced a girl’s national USTA 18-year-old tournament to be held at MV and at Gene Autry.  

Comments from Club Presidents:

       Mary Lou Schefield, VO, reported that the self-rating system recommended by NTRP has worked quite well and urged other clubs to visit the VO website, learn about the system, and initiate system in own clubs.

       Jim Miller, VDO; Bill Stephens, Mesa Regal; Steve Nelson, Tower Point; Don Thompson, SVE; John Meyer, Apache Wells; Ed Dewald, VP; and Bob Baynham, MV, all reported major court repairs and replacements.

       Budd Farlow, Mesa Regal, commented that Sun City Tennis Club players are all self-rated; but perhaps that is not generally a good idea.

       Steve Nelson, Tower Point, announced that each president has been sent an e-mail note about two dances hosted by the TPTC, open to all.

       Ed Dewald, VP, announced 3.5 white team players will be re-assigned to other teams; in January the program will be re-assessed.

       Ed also commented on inconsistencies between bylaws and actual practice:

a.     Provide wording for counting mixed doubles matches

b.    Revisit definition of ‘normal match’

c.     Bylaw IX-G – new yellow balls for two matches/day

d.    Bylaw IX-G.3 – providing court scorekeepers for each match

 

Mary Lou Shefield, VO, suggested ‘Guidelines’ rather than ‘Bylaws’

SSV – unless all clubs abide by the Bylaws, there will be chaos.

      

Henri Rochette reminded club presidents to send up-dates to membership and rosters for inclusion on Internet.

 

Ed Dewald, VP, announced new website.

 

Jack Williams announced that Greenfield Village is looking seriously toward fielding a 4.0 team in January.

 

Mesa Regal has one 2.0 team with two byes; suggested Nancy Nicola be contacted.

 

VP Mykleby reminded presidents that Carriage Manor has three 2.0 teams; thus, one team will play at 1 pm.

 

Presidents were thanked for promptly paying league dues and providing copies of rosters.

 

Motion to adjourn – Dick Branson, Sunland Village – second Ron Roskuski, RH.

 

Meeting was adjourned at 3 pm.

 

 

Huey Burk

Secretary


EAST VALLEY SENIOR TENNIS LEAGUE

WINTER MEETING

January 29, 2007 - Carriage Manor Social Hall – 1:45 pm

 

AGENDA

 

Introduction of Officers and Guests

Roll Call

Secretary’s Report – Minutes of October 30, 2006

Treasurer’s Report

    Old Business

1.    Monitoring of Sunland Village/Apache Wells match play logs

2.    Proposed changes to Guidelines for EVSTL 1.5 Program

3.    Report of EVSTL Rosters of Players as of October 30, 2006

    New Business

1.    Motion from floor to change Article VI of Bylaws - Conduct of League Tennis Matches – Section F to:

F. The suggested number of teams for league match play will consist of 2 men’s teams and 2 women’s teams.  Additional teams, to include mixed teams, are encouraged to facilitate playing all team members available.  Results of mixed play are not counted on the players’ statistics.

2.    Motion from floor to delete Section G of Article VI of Bylaws - Conduct of League Tennis Matches and to re-order Sections H through M

3.    Motion from floor to change Article IX of Bylaws – Team Captains

(TC) – Section G.3. to read:

   G.3. Provide on-court scorekeepers for each match for all 3.0 and below matches.  Scorekeepers for 3.5 and 4.0 matches are

   at the discretion of the team captains.  Scorekeepers shall call out the score AFTER each point.  Scorekeepers will not make

   any line calls or referee rulings.

 

Discussion items:

1.    Club president monitoring of November/December team rosters to meet suggested number of matches according to Bylaws.

2.    Selection of Nominating Committee to provide slate for March elections.

Announcements:

1.    Doubles/mixed doubles tournaments

2.    Comments from presidents

Adjournment


EAST VALLEY SENIOR TENNIS LEAGUE

MINUTES

JANUARY 29, 2007

 

President Gammon opened meeting at 1:45 pm in Social Hall at Carriage Manor.  Club presidents and representatives were introduced.  All participating EVSTL resorts were present.

Minutes of October 30, 2006 meeting: move to approve minutes as posted on web-site – Jim Miller, VDO; second – Don Thompson, SVE.  Unanimous

Treasurer  Burk reported a current balance in the treasury of $203.

Old Business

1.    Monitoring of Sunland Village/Apache Wells match play logs.

SV was thanked for their cooperation.  Report was available to representatives.

2.    Changes to Guidelines for EVSTL 1.5 Program.

Two additions dealt with coaching maneuvers and playing of deuces. Changes were available to representatives.

3. Report of EVSTL Rosters of Players as of October 30, 2006.

Census of rosters showed increase of 160 players over 2005 including an increase of 30 men and 54 women at 1.5 level.  Census also shows an increase of over 500 players since 2001.  Resorts complimented on encouraging beginning players.  Report was available to representatives.

 

New Business

1.    Motion to pay Yahoo! $5/month to eliminate advertising on EVSTL web page – Ed Dewald, VP; second – Jerry Oliver, GV. Unanimous.

 

2.    Motion from floor to change Article VI of Bylaws - Conduct of League Tennis Matches – Section F to:

F. The suggested number of teams for league match play will consist of 2 men’s teams and 2 women’s teams.  Additional teams, to include mixed teams, are encouraged to facilitate playing all team members available.  Results of mixed play are not counted on the players’ statistics.

After discussion, motion tabled until March meeting.

3.    Motion to delete Section G., Order of Play, of Article VI of Bylaws - Conduct of League Tennis Matches - and to re-order Sections H through M – Mike Sisk, CM; second – Dennis Hill, SSV. Unanimous.

            4. Motion to change Article VII of Bylaws – Player Rating Procedures – Section                                                                       A to read:

                Each club shall rate their players, using the National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) guidelines or League play-experienced Rating Verifiers from their own club.

                   Mike Sisk, CM; second Mary Lou Sheffield, VO.  Unanimous.

5. Motion to change Article IX of Bylaws – Team Captains

(TC) – Section G.3.to read:

G.3. Provide on-court scorekeepers for each match (optional for                  add-on or extra matches.) for all 3.0 and below matches. Scorekeepers for 3.5 and 4.0 matches are at the discretion of the team captains.  Scorekeepers shall call out the score AFTER each point.  Scorekeepers will NOT make any line calls or referee rulings.

       Phebe Hirschel, RH; second – Nancy Nicola, VP.  8 Yes, 6 No,

       2 Abstain.  Motion carried.

6. Housekeeping changes to Article VI of Bylaws – Conduct of League

Tennis Matches – Section H to include the word Coman at appropriate

places. Motion made and approved at October 27, 2005 meeting.

7.    Read letter from Good Life R.V. Resort requesting opportunity for three 2.5 players to play for Tower Point.

No interest exhibited by attending club representatives.

Discussion items:

1.    Club president monitoring of November/December team rosters to

meet suggested number of matches according to Bylaws.

2.    Announcement of following representatives to serve as Nominating Committee to provide slate for March elections: Chairman Phebe Hirschel, RH; Dick Sorenson, CM; and Dennis Hill, SSV,

Announcements:

1.    Doubles/mixed doubles tournaments – Players from the same team but different resorts can play in the mixed doubles tournament at SSV.

2.    Jerry Oliver, GV, announced GV will join forces with LW to field 4.0 team next season; GV will also field a second 3.5 team next season.

Requested future discussion on single gender teams at any level to accommodate clubs with male/female number disparity.

3.    Dennis Hill, SSV, requested that all future issue votes be open to all 16 clubs since all belong to League.

4.    Phebe Hirschel, RH, requested clarification on issue of two #1 teams during league competition.

5.    Mike Sisk, CM, and Don Thompson, SVE, thanked clubs for participating in the successful Christmas Tournament.

6.    Sunland Village representative requested team captains to exchange disparate age differences among competitors for good competition.

7.    March meeting will be held Friday, March 23, 3 pm, at CM Social Hall.  Bring completed Member Club Information forms,

Adjournment

       Motion to adjourn at 3 pm – Nancy Nicola, VP; second – Jerry Oliver,

           GV.

Respectfully submitted ,

Huey Burk, Secretary

EAST VALLEY SENIOR TENNIS LEAGUE

Treasurer’s Report

1/29/2007

Balance – October 29, 2006                  $   43

Income

       Club dues – October 30, 2006         $   160

Expenses

                                                                       0

Net                                                            $   160

Balance – January 29, 2007                        $  203

Huey Burk, Treasurer

EAST VALLEY SENIOR TENNIS LEAGUE

SPRING MEETING

MARCH 23, 2007

 Vice President Ann Mykleby opened meeting at 3 pm in Social Hall, Carriage Manor Resort.

 Roll Call of Member Resorts

       Sixteen resorts in attendance.

 Minutes of January 29, 2007

Move to accept minutes as posted on web site – Dennis Hill, SSV; second – Jerry Oliver, GV.  Passed.

 Treasurer Burk reported a current balance in the treasury of $120.

 Old Business

1.    Motion to change Article VI of Bylaws – Conduct of League Tennis Matches – Section F to:

   F. The suggested number of team players for league match play

       is 10 men and 10 women.

No motion or second; motion failed.

 

2.    Motion to change Article VI of Bylaws – Conduct of League Tennis Matches – Section F to:

   F. Suggested match play will consist of 3 men’s doubles teams,

       3 women’s doubles teams, and optional mixed doubles team, at

       all levels of play.

           Motion -  Neil Peterman, LW; second – Ed Dewald, VP.

Discussion.

Roll call vote: Yes – 6; No – 9; 1 abstain. Motion failed. Article VI – Section F remains as written in current Bylaws.

 

New Business

1.    Motion to change Article IX of Bylaws – Team Captains

(TC) – Section G. 1. to:

   G. TC shall:

1.    Provide balls for team matches.

Motion – Jerry Oliver, GV; second – Sue Matthes – VDO.

Discussion.

 

Amend motion to read:

       G. TC shall:

1.    Provide new balls for each team match.

Motion – Jerry Oliver, GV; second – Sue Matthes, VDO.

Discussion. 

Roll call vote: Yes – 5; No – 10;  1 abstain. Amended motion failed. Article IX – Section G.1. remains as written in current Bylaws.

 

2. Motion to add to Article III a Section F to read:

              F. The club voting member should be present at all league

                  meetings during the current season.

              Motion – Steve Nelson, TP; no second. Motion failed. Article

              III remains as written in current Bylaws.

      

3. Motion that the EVSTL membership of Apache Wells be withdrawn.

              Motion – Bob Baynham, MV; second – Neil Peterman, LW.

              Clarification: AW had club players for only one 2.0 team with 9

                     men and 9 women as of February 1, 2007.

              Loren Pierce, AW, requested league approval to add players from

Val Vista Village to field a 2.0 team and a 2.5 team for the 07-08 season; hope to add a 3.0 team in the 08-09 season.  The

teams would play at AW under name of AW.

Discussion: Would Val Vista Village need to be added to the league?  Would Constitution need to be changed to allow non-league team to engage in match play? Constitution requires players to reside in the member park.

Written ballot vote: withdraw membership – 6; not withdraw membership – 9.  Motion failed.

Motion to allow AW to merge with VVV players for one year: Lois Steinhauer, SV; seconded.

Roll call vote: yes – 14; no – 1; 1 abstain. Motion passed.

 

Committee of Dick Sorenson, CM; Lois Steinhauer, SV; and Bill Stephens, MR, to investigate.

          4.    Letter from Venture Out regarding extending season schedule to 17

or 18 weeks, playing through mid-March with minimal disruption to doubles and mixed doubles tournaments.

Discussion.  No change for 07-08 season.

         5. Motion to change Article VI of Bylaws – Conduct of League Tennis  Matches – Section H:

              Delete last two complete sentences.  Substitute following:

                 The 18 point match tiebreak will be used at all levels.

              Motion - Jerry Oliver, GV; second – Bill Stephens, MR.

              Hand vote: yes – 6; no – 8; 1 abstain.  Motion failed. Article VI

              remains as written in current Bylaws.

6. Nominating Committee presented slate for 2007-2008:

           President – Ann Mykleby

       Vice-President – Ed Dewald and Ken Willmon

       Secretary-Treasurer – Huey Burk

       Ann, Ken (9 – 6), and Huey were elected.

             

Discussion and Announcements

-          Ann reported league membership as of 2/1/07 at 2755 members

-          Ann reminded coordinators that league matches are treated as sanctioned matches and not to be played in a fun manner.

-          Ester Emmot thanked for coordinating 1.5 teams this season.  Sue Beaudreau will be the replacement for next season.

-          Myron Snow, Tennis Equipment Sales and Services Co, will provide a special price list for EVSTL members; available by October 1.

-          Tim Guss, USPTA, is available for lessons.

 President’s Thoughts for 07-08

-          League now 142 teams – is it time to think about splitting?

-          League voted to allow self-rating of players – league needs to establish Bylaws for self-rating requirements

-          Requests at 4.0 level for 4.5 and 5.0 teams – do we have enough qualified players?

-          Review of injured player policy and forfeiture

-          Sharing ideas on club organization and operation

-          Are any clubs interested in seminar on how to teach 1.5?

-          Use internet for resources for USTA certification.

 

Presidents’ comments

-          Bob Baynham, MV – next season can we discuss whether we are a social or a competitive club?

-          Dick Sorenson, CM - is ranking each level across league at end of

season a feasible statistic?

 

-          Henri Rochette – new voting representatives send e-mail address to: hrochette@gmail.com

Get on  tennispresident@yahoogroups.com

 

Fall meeting will be Thursday, November 1, at 1 pm in the Pueblo Room, Monte Vista (building next to office).

                 Adjournment- Move – Sorenson – CM; seconded.

                 Adjourn at 4:40 pm

                 Respectfully submitted,

                 Huey Burk, Secretary

 


   

EAST VALLEY SENIOR TENNIS LEAGUE

 

 

 

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

 

 

 

3/23/2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance – January 29, 2007

 

 

 

$203.00

 

 

 

 

 

Income

 

 

$0.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

$5/month to Yahoo!

$80.00

 

 

 

Supplies

$3.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

$83.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net

 

 

-$83.00

-$83.00

 

 

 

 

 

Balance – March 23, 2007

 

 

 

$120.00

Respectfully submitted,

Huey Burk, Treasurer