Serrano Tennis 
 

Welcome to Serrano Country Club and its Tennis Programs, it's a great place to play.  Serrano Country Club's Tennis Department offers ladies group clinics, cardio tennis classes, private lessons, beginner groups, men's work-out classes, play better singles clinics and drop-in classes complemented by our 4 lighted tennis courts for evening play.  We also offer many adult and junior social events, USTA, SATA and in-house leagues, and annual Club Championship Tournaments... plus more.

Our USPTA certified tennis director and his staff can help you find the best ways to get started in the game of tennis or to get back into it if you've been away for a while.  They can also help you fine-tune your game or get you involved with the various leagues and clinics available.

 

SATA Ladies Tennis League end of Season Social
 


 

          
 
               

  
 

 



Serrano Views Newsletter Article

Andrew Fearnside, Tennis Professional

September/October 2019

The 2019 Serrano Singles Club Championships have been completed.  We had 24 players in 5 different divisions battle it out for trophies and prizes. 

Results: 
The Open Men’s Singles Championships, which has been won for the 5th year in a row by Colby White.

The Open Ladies Singles Championships which has been won for the 4th year in a row by Mindy Spies. 

Men’s 3.5 Level Singles Champion is Ray Ramin
Ladies 3.5 Level Singles Champion is Carol Eschelman
and the Men's 2.9 level Singles Champion is Zack Schultz
Congratulations to all! 

10 more things you should know about the Tennis Programs at Serrano Country Club.
 

  1. You must reserve tennis courts through the fitness desk. You can book your court a week in advance. Singles can book for 90 minutes and doubles can book for 120 minutes.
  2. Ball machine reservations can be made through the fitness desk and they will set it up and put it away for you. After play, all you need to do is pick up the balls and replace them in the machine.
  3. In SATA spring league play, Serrano had two teams become Sacramento area champions. The Men’s 7.5 team has Scott Spriggs as Captain, and the Ladies' 3.5 team has Ladawn Stone & Anna Roppolo as Captains.     
  4. The fitness desk sells cans of new tennis balls and over grips for your convenience.
  5. We have an old tennis ball recycle bin hanging on the fence near the gate to court 1. Old tennis balls are donated to local schools and dog parks.
  6. The current Junior Singles Club Champions are Ava Gallardo & Trevor Ramin.
  7. Tennis is one of the best total-body workouts you can get.  According to the USTA, "It's a high-intensity interval training workout that burns between 450 and 1,000 calories an hour." Playing tennis two to three times a week also boosts your stamina, coordination, and bone density.
  8. Andrew Fearnside, Tennis Director, began playing tennis around the age of 3 and he started teaching tennis at the age of 16. Andrew has almost 40 years experience training tennis players. In 2008, Andrew completed the USTA High Performance coaching certification which puts him in the top 1% of coaches in the US.
  9. Mindy Spies and Colby White have both won the Open Singles Club Championships for a record five years in a row.  Amazing!
  10. Assistant Professional Alan Guthrie is available for racquet maintenance. He offers a restringing and regripping service for your convenience.

 


2019 Serrano Country Club Tennis Events Calendar
 


2019 Fall/ Winter Junior Schedule
 


     "I am proud of the entire tennis department and know that you will be very satisfied with all the professional services provided and Tennis programming offered here. If you are interested in stepping out on the court with me, I would love to hear from you. For information on lessons and pricing or if you need assistance in deciding which programs, instruction and or activities would be best for you, please feel free to contact me at (925) 518-2656 or e-mail me at Afearnside@serranocountryclub.com. 

I look forward to hearing from you soon! 

-Andrew Fearnside

 

          

Tennis Director
Andrew Fearnside

 

Before arriving at Serrano, Andrew held the position of Tennis Director at the Auburn Racquet & Fitness Club, Livermore Valley Tennis Club, and Natomas Racquet Clubs.  He also owned and manged the Fearnside Tennis Academy.  Before moving to California, Andrew was the Head Professional, Director of Junior Excellence and Director of Teaching Excellence at the Mid-Town Tennis Club in Chicago.  While living in the UK, he was the Head Professional at the Riverside Club in London, England.


Andrew has an extensive background in teaching tennis all over the world.  While living in Chicago, he was formally a USTA National coach for the Mid-West Section.  Andrew has trained over 200 nationally ranked and over 300 sectional ranked junior players, six players with ITF World Junior Rankings (including a former #1 world ranked junior player) and several former and current touring professionals, which includes three Federation Cup Players and one Davis Cup Player.

Andrew is an Australian teaching professional who is a former ATP world ranked player.  He was formerly a top 5 ranked player for singles and doubles age divisions in the USTA Nor-Cal Section and held USTA National and ITF World Senior Disvion rankings.  

Andrew holds an Elite Level Certification with the USPTA and holds the USTA High Performance Certification.  He also holds a USTA Sport Science Certification and is a USPTA Junior Development Specialist.  Andrew is also the USPTA Regional Director for the Sacramento Region.