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Tennis team

BTSC is a great place for your kids to engage in a summer tennis program! BTSC is a member of the Youngstown Tennis League (YTL) that includes seven clubs from the surrounding area. They compete in singles and doubles matches on most Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays during June and July, with Championship matches at the end of the season.

Coaches:  Head Coach - Joanne Gardner, Assistant Coach - Jason Sweder

Season Practice Schedule:  begins Thursday, June 8th

  • ALL PLAYERS will be evaluated during practice June 8-9 after which coaches will notify them of team/match participation.
  • Players may be placed in a different practice time slot at the coaches' discretion.
  • Please wear appropriate attire for practice including tennis shoes.
Competitive Tennis Team: 

Ages 14 and up:  10a - 10:50a

Ages 11 and up:  11a - 11:50a

Ages 10 and under:  12p -12:50p

Team Matches:

  • Begin Tuesday, June 13
  • Matches take place most Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and begin at noon
  • "B" matches are to be determined
  • Doubles matches are allowed for all age groups
  • If you know you will be unavailable to play a match/matches, please "sign-off" on the Vacation Sign-Off sheet on the bulletin board.
  • Champs dates week of July 17

To-Do List for All Athletes

Forms are available at the front desk. Dues and completed forms may also be turned into the front desk.

  • Emergency Medical Form - DUE AT FIRST PRACTICE
  • Code of Conduct Form (athlete and parent) - DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 9
  • Dues are $40/player with checks made out to "BTSC Tennis" - DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 9
  • Uniform Order Form (optional) for boys and girls team shirts are for sale, pair with black shorts/skirt - DUE WED., MAY 31 AT NOON
(The new uniform shirt is not mandatory. Players may wear a maroon, gray, or white shirt, or a uniform from previous seasons with black shorts/skirt)

Tennis Banquet will be an end of season party/awards ceremony on the same day as the parent/child tournament.

BTSC Tennis Team Remind Notifications - text @btsct to 81010

Private lessons are available - please see Coach Joanne or watch the bulletin board for updates.


Please don't hesitate to call/text Melissa Peluso 330-519-6659


Joanne Gardner, Head Coach

Meet our Head Tennis Coach and Instructor at BTSC - Joanne Gardner! Coach Joanne has been a lifelong tennis player - starting to play at the age of 10. She learned her skills at Harding Park then went on to compete with the Ursuline High School and YSU Tennis Teams. She has been coaching since 2000 having spent 10 years at Ursuline High School, then moving to coach the Boys and Girls Tennis Teams at Boardman where she is in her tenth season. Here at BTSC, we have been fortunate to have her for 8 years. She leads our Youth Tennis Team for age groups 10 & under through 18 years (only $30 for members) and coordinates weekly free clinics throughout the summer season for Youth, Women/Beginners, and Men/Intermediate-

Advanced. Coach Joanne also organizes Mixed Doubles Tournaments for the Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day holidays, as well as a Parent Child Tournament in August.

Coach Jo is a Youngstown native and currently resides in the area with her husband Rob. She is the proud mom of 2 children - Sarah and Garrett - and loves playing Tennis, Pickleball, and MamaNet!

Wonder how she got bitten by the tennis bug? When Joanne was 10 years old, she was walking home from the playground and spotted an old racket in a drain...she and her older brother ran home for a fishing pole and went back to “fish” it out! Tennis has been a passion ever since!

Jason Sweder, Assistant Coach


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