The 2020 Bloomington Summer Adult Tennis Season offers an Intermediate Mens Doubles League and a Mixed
Doubles League. Teams play a 10-week regular season followed by post-season playoffs on regular scheduled
league nights. No matches on June 29 and 30. Teams will play two matches at 6:30pm and 8:00pm on league
nights. First team to 10 games wins the match. League standings are based on total number of games won, not
match record.
Mens Intermediate Doubles League teams must have a combined
NTRP rating that does not exceed 7.5.
Mixed Doubles League teams must consist of one male and one
female player. League is open to players of all ability levels, but please
include NTRP rating on registration form.
Fees include supply of game balls,
10-week regular season and
playoffs, court scheduling and
league champion awards.
Mens Doubles: $114*/team
Mixed Doubles: $114*/team
* incl. tax
Court reservation may be available upon
request for practice. The fee is $7.25 per hour
plus tax.
Online:; Email:; Fax: 952-563-8715
Mail/Drop Off Registration Form: 1800 W Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431
How to Register:
2020 Mens & Mixed Tennis Information
Returning Team Registration
March 2
Returning Team Deadline
April 6
Open Registration
April 8
Registration Deadline
May 4
Mandatory League Meetings
May 18
Mens Start Date
June 1
Mixed Start Date
June 2
Day Leagues Location
Monday Mens Doubles Dred Scott & Valley View
Tuesday Mixed Doubles Dred Scott
Participants are required to attend the preseason information-
al meeting. The meeting should be brief and will include
league information and distribution of tennis balls.
League Date & Time Location
Mens Doubles May 18, 6:30 p.m.
McLeod Conference Room
Bloomington Civic Plaza
Mixed Doubles May 18, 7:30 p.m.
McLeod Conference Room
Bloomington Civic Plaza
Valley View Park
401 East 90th Street
Dred Scott Playfield
10820 Bloomington Ferry Road
Marcia Bach - 952-250-3454
Womens League information can be found on the City of
Bloomington Website at Questions about
Womens Leagues may be directed to
National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) Level Information
1.0 Just starting to play tennis
Has limited experience with stroke development and is still working primarily on getting the ball
into play. Not yet ready to compete.
Needs on-court experience with emphasis on play. Struggles to find appropriate contact point.
Needs stroke development/lessons and is not yet familiar with basic positions for singles and
doubles play.
Learning to judge where the ball is going when receiving, although movement and recovery are
not in sync. Can Sustain a rally of slow pace with other players of similar ability and is
beginning to develop strokes. This player is becoming more familiar with the basic positions for
singles and doubles. This player is ready to play social matches, leagues and low-level
Fairly consistent when hitting medium-paced shots, but is not comfortable with all strokes and
lacks execution when trying for directional control, depth, pace or altering distance of shots.
Most common doubles formation is one up and one back.
Has achieved improved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots, but still
lacks depth, variety, and the ability to alter distance of shots. Effective use of lobs, overheads,
approach shots, and volleys is limited due to a lack of confidence. More comfortable at the net,
has improved court awareness, and is developing teamwork in doubles. Potential limitations or
strengths: The level at which it begins to be about what skills a player can display on
court, not what they cant.
Has dependable strokes, including directional control, depth and ability to alter distance of
shots on both forehand and backhand sides during moderately paced play, plus the ability to
use lobs, overheads, approach shots, and volleys with more success. This player occasionally
forces errors when serving. Rallies may be lost due to impatience. Teamwork in doubles is
evident. Potential strengths: Less likely to beat themselves; more dependable second serve;
recognizes opportunities to finish points.
Has begun to vary the use of pace and spins, has good movement, can control distance and
depth of shots, and is beginning to develop game plans according to strengths and
weaknesses. Can hit the first serve with power and accuracy and can place the second serve.
Tends to over-hit on difficult shots. Aggressive net play is common in doubles. Potential
strengths: Points are won and lost off the serve more often; better able to cover
weaknesses; beginning to develop a weapon.
Has good shot anticipation and frequently has an outstanding shot or attribute around which
their game can be structured. Has confidence to regularly hit winners or force errors off of short
balls and can put away volleys, can successfully execute lobs, drop shots, half volleys,
overheads, and has good depth and spin on most second serves. Potential strengths: Better
decision making; covers and disguises weaknesses well; mentally tougher, but can still break
down in stress situations.
Has developed pace and/or consistency as a major weapon. Can vary strategies and styles of
play in a competitive situation and hit dependable shots in a stress situation. Potential
strengths: Can hit offensively at any time; can vary strategies and styles of play in
competitive situations; first and second serves can be weapons.
Has obtained a sectional and/or national ranking. Typically has had intensive training for
national or top level collegiate competition.
World-class players with extensive satellite and/or international tournament experience. Makes
living from tournament prize money.
2020 Summer Men's & Mixed Tennis Registration Form
The City of Bloomington does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its services, programs or activities. Upon request,
accommodation will be provided to allow individuals with disabilities to participate in all City of Bloomington services, programs and activities. Upon request, this information can be
provided in Braille, large print, audio tape and/or computer disk.
Cancellation/Withdrawal Policy
Full refunds will be processed if the league your team is registered for is cancelled by
Parks and Recreation due to lack of teams.
Pro-rated refunds will be processed if scheduled games are cancelled and make up dates
are not available due to unavailable facilities.
Teams will receive a full refund less a $50 service charge if your team withdraws at least 3
weeks before the start of play.
Refunds will not be processed if your team withdraws less than 3 weeks before the start of
play or if your team is removed from the league due to disciplinary action.
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____ Mens Intermediate Doubles League *(Combined NTRP rating of team may not exceed 7.5)
Mondays, 6:30-8:30p.m. at Dred Scott and Valley View Courts $114.00/team
____ Mixed Doubles League *(One male and one female per team, no rating requirements)
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30p.m. at Dred Scott Courts $114.00/team
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Both players on a doubles team must submit their
own signed registration sheet for the team to be
registered for a league, regardless of whether team
members are paying individually or having one player
submit payment for both players. If you would like to
register as a substitute for a league (no fee required),
please check on the substitute line.
ed registration form and full payment can
be returned via Fax: 952-563-8715 |
Mail/Drop-Off 1800 W Old Shakopee Road Bloom-
ington, MN 55431 ATTN: Tennis League
Checks payable to: City of Bloomington