Oktoberfest 2019: Brats, beer, balls and a beagle

The Flemington Tennis Club celebrated Oktoberfest under blue skies with traditional German fare, beer, wine and plenty of tennis. Watch the video below for a history of the centuries-old festival and highlights from the day, including an Oktoberfest miracle.

2019 Mixed Doubles Threepeat

Congratulations to the 2019 FTC Mixed Doubles Champions, Annu & Brian, who defeated Meredith & Michael 6-2, 7-5 on Sunday, October 6. Check out the video below to relive championship point.

2019 Doubles Winners Crowned

Congratulations to the FTC 2019 doubles tournament winners, Carlos & Jim, who defeated Brian & Kevin in a tightly contested match on Saturday, October 5. The final score: 4-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-3.


Inaugural women’s doubles round-robin tourney is a rousing success

Flemington Tennis Club on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, started what looks like could be a new tradition: a round-robin women’s doubles tennis tournament.

Eleven women signed up, and George W. volunteered to be the 12th player to round out the round robin. (Reports from courts say that despite the oppressive heat ☀️ and humidity, George’s hair fared well.)

Sue M. and Ellie L. earned first and second prizes, respectively.

Below are some photos from the event.

Flemington Tennis Club is back on Facebook!

Once upon a time, Flemington Tennis Club had a Facebook page. Then, through an unfortunate mishap, we lost administrative control of that page. So, it sat dormant for many months and will likely remain in Facebook limbo forever.

Then, we started a new Facebook page! The end.

So, if you do the Facebook thing, go ‘head and follow the new and improved Flemington Tennis Club page. Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/flemingtontennisclubNJ/.

[Note: Just to clarify, there are currently TWO Flemington Tennis Club pages on Facebook. Follow/like the one listed here. Think of the old Facebook page as the archival page. If you’re still confused, ask your grandchildren to help you figure it out.]

Wimbledon brunch at FTC cut short by rain

Just like Wimbledon, the Flemington Tennis Club brunch celebrating the two-week tournament in London was two parts sunshine and one part rain. The festivities started promptly at 11 a.m. on Saturday, and the on-court action ended abruptly at 1 p.m. when a thunderstorm soaked the courts.

Check out the video below for some highlights from the party and find out which players Rosemarie, Alejandro and Dana are picking to win Wimbledon this year.

FTC hosts Wimbledon Brunch on Saturday, July 6

Flemington Tennis Club will host a brunch gathering on Saturday, July 6, to commemorate the Wimbledon tennis tournament, which begins July 1.

The summer social event will be held at the club from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Rain date is Sunday, July 7.)

Bring your tennis racquets, your appetite and some brunch fare and drinks to share. The hostesses promise to supply strawberries and cream, a brunch casserole and some champagne to start the celebration.

Flemington Tennis Club joins 2019 Memorial Day Parade

Flemington Tennis Club was founded in 1927 by returning World War I veterans, so it is fitting that the club honored the memories of those who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces by marching in this year’s Flemington Memorial Day parade.

Check out the video below for some highlights from the parade.

Come on out to FTC–the weather is fine!

Despite Thursday’s storms, courts 1 and 2 are playable Friday morning (May 24). The sunny, dry and breezy weather should help dry court 3 by this afternoon. Even Jazz the dog is eager to play ball. Why aren’t you?

Food, fun, great weather and lots of tennis at the 2019 FTC open house

The weather for the 2019 Flemington Tennis Club open house on Saturday, May 18, could not have been better.

Bright sunshine, mild temperatures, low humidity and virtually no wind greeted dozens of club members and a few guests who gathered at the club from noon until past 4 p.m. to play tennis, eat grilled burgers and hot dogs and get acquainted, or reacquainted, with fellow members.

It was a perfect start to what we anticipate will be another great year at Flemington Tennis Club. Even a local butterfly stopped by to get some court time.

Check out the video below for some highlights from the 2019 FTC open house.

Court condition update for 5 p.m. on Cinco de Mayo 2019: Wet

The court conditions at Flemington Tennis Club at 5 p.m. on Cinco de Mayo 2019: Wet.

Flemington Tennis Club Open House will be May 18, 2019

The Flemington Tennis Club will host an open house for members and their guests from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019. (Rain date is Sunday, May 19–same time.)

There will be food. There will be tennis. There will be fun.

Flemington Tennis Club members are encouraged to bring side dishes, desserts, beverages and guests.

FTC open house 2019

Flemington Tennis Club opens Wednesday, April 17, for the 2019 season

The nets are up, the lines are down & spring is in the air. It’s time to play tennis!

4-14-19 - panoramic

4-14-19 - court 1 net closeup

4-14-19 - Court 1

4-14-19 - mr. john

4-14-19 - through the fence