See "Frequently Asked Questions" below
if you are new to Seger tennis.
- Scroll down a bit for the 2013 Challenge Ladder Info! -
PLEASE RETURN OUR SERVE!
Listed below are some of the things we did in 2012.
If you enjoyed any of them, or any of the other services provided by us
and would like to make a donation, please click the Donate button
to donate $10 via PayPal.
- Seger Match Page -
- Challenge Ladder & Playoffs -
- 10 and Under Tennis Programs -
- Tennis Block Party at Seger Spring Festival -
- US Open Bus Trip with Everyone's Racquet -
- Advocacy work for the betterment of tennis in Philly -
Donations will be used to cover operating expenses for 2013.
We look forward to serving you in 2013. Thanks for your support!
If you'd rather mail a donation (or donate more than $10),
please send your check or money order made
out to 'Seger Park Tennis Club' to:
Seger Park Tennis Club
1218 Walnut Street, #803
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Thanks to those listed below who have donated to our 2013 effort!
Amy Jo Knaper
[more than $10 donated!]
NEED A PARTNER or OPPONENT?
- Click here to learn about '10 and under' aka QUICKSTART Tennis -
WHO ARE WE?
The Seger Park Tennis Club (SPTC) is a certified non-profit 501(c)(4) organization.
We are recognized by the USTA as an official Community Tennis Association.
Our mission is to promote the game of tennis in the Center City Philadelphia area.
- Brian Villa, Director
- John Sharp, Administrator
Please note that SPTC is a separate and distinct organization from Seger Playground.
To reserve court time at the Seger Playground courts, you must purchase a tennis reservation system membership from the playground.
Details are in the Frequently Asked Questions section below.
Please note: General court hours are 6am to 9:30pm.
On weekends, the courts presently close at dusk.
Click here to download the Seger Playground Tennis Rules
Our Mission Statement
Our Description of Services
- Reminders / Etc. -
2013 Challenge Ladder
Our Challenge Ladder has begun!
The purpose of a challenge ladder is to allow all tennis players, from the beginning novice to the serious, experienced player, to meet and play other tennis enthusiasts at their own skill levels. Whether you play only occasionally, "just for fun," or prefer to compete several times a week, you can meet others at your level. You will also have the opportunity to improve your play by challenging others who are slightly more advanced.
There is a one-time $10 registration fee to participate in the challenge ladder. You must also have a Seger Courts Reservations membership ($35) to reserve courts at Seger. See the Frequently Asked Questions section for details about Courts Reservations memberships.
Initial registration closed at midnight on Tuesday April 30th; Competition began on May 4th. In-season registration is underway; newly registered players are added once a week (usually the Sunday after paying the registration fee).
If you'd like to be on the Challenge Ladder, click the 'Donate' button below to pay your $10 fee via PayPal. Then send your name, email address, phone number and NTRP self-rating to email@example.com . The initial order will be determined by the webmaster. Those joining in-season will be added to the bottom of the ladder.
Match Format / Guidelines:*Short warm up, no more than 5 minutes (due to the one hour reservation limit).
*"PRO SET" format. Winner is the first person to win 8 games.
MERCY RULE: If one player has won the first 5 games, then the Mercy Rule may be used if both players agree to conclude the match.
If time runs out, the person in the lead wins the match. If there is a tie, make ASAP arrangements to conclude the match.
Please send your match results to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Tennis balls: Each player MUST bring a new (still sealed) can of tennis balls.
Recommended tennis balls: Pro Penn + or Marathon outdoor tennis balls, available at Everyone's Racquet, 130 South 12th street.
Seger Tennis Match!
Are you seeking someone of a similar skill level with whom to hit some balls or play a match? Take a look at Seger Match! If you want to be added to the list, send us an email with your name, email address, and other information as show on the Seger Match page.
Please note that Seger Match is now sorted by NTRP (self) rating.
If you aren't sure of your skill level, click here for National Tennis Rating Program info.
If you cannot view the above NTRP page, click here to download/install the Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Our email address is email@example.com .
Frequently Asked Questions