Tennis Ticker – May

Southern Oaks ‘Warming Up’ Tennis Ticker 5-23-18

Well last week our headline was ‘The Wedding’, and now over the last few days we have learned that no one hears the same……I don’t know maybe those 2 things are connected somehow?

So whether you’re Team Laurel or Team Yanny, I hope your seeing and hearing the same thing on our upcoming events!!

We had a Great time hosting all the ladies that participated this past weekend in the USTA Spring Playoffs, several great matches! And now this Memorial weekend we welcome our Junior Players, hosting our Southern Oaks Junior Open on Saturday & Sunday.

We have several kids from all around the area, ages 12-18 participating – look forward to some good tennis on a HOT weekend.


Monday, Memorial Day – Yes, it’s almost here….our couples favorite event DIVORCE COURT (Husband/Wife Mixed Doubles)! You thought Laurel & Yanny was a debate, just wait until this day?

We already have a nice group of teams signed up to play at ALL levels, and there’s still time to register – just let us know by Friday if you’re in!! Play will start at 9am and should conclude by noon. Cookout for purchase after play along with some nice prizes for our winners!

…..and this year, if you are officially engaged (engagement ring or wedding invitation) to officially verify? you can enter as well……..might as well give it a trial run – RIGHT????

**** We don’t take any responsibility for Wedding Cancellations!!


Sunday, June 3rd – We will be hosting the Ladies USTA Lonestar Tournament!

Any lady with a 2.5 rating is eligible to participate. We are forming teams out of Southern Oaks if interested. Event format is 3 lines of doubles each round, no team fee but players must have a current USTA membership.

Play will start at 1pm. If you haven’t contacted me already please let me know in the next couple of days. Also if you need a USTA membership, go to and click the membership tab.


Our Summer Camps are only a couple weeks away!! Hard to believe we are to the Summer Season, but I’m sure the kids are ready……parents?????

Contact us to sign up for any of our 6 camps offered or if you need a schedule please let us know and we will get one to you!


Drills going this week

Thursday 2.5/3.0 Women 5:30-6:30pm & Open Drills for all adults 6:30-8pm

Saturday Open Drills for all adults 9-10:30am

Monday – No Men’s Drills due to the Holiday

Tennis Shop Monday Holiday hours 8am-7pm


Looking forward to a Great Weekend…..Check out our Southern Oaks FB page & this Friday Night ‘Partee on the Patio’ with Brittany Oviedo

 Memorial Day is a Great Time to have fun and be with Family, but let’s REMEMBER what it really represents!!THANK YOU to ALL of our Service Men & Women who have sacrificed and are not with their families!!!!

See you on the COURT


Ernie Abraham

Southern Oaks Golf & Tennis Club

Tennis Director



Southern Oaks ‘Warming Up’ Tennis Ticker 5-16-18

Since every other news outlet has the Royal Wedding in their headlines, I thought I would go along for the ride. If you like weddings and getting up at 3:30 on a Saturday morning, this is your week! Now if it was getting up at 3:30 am to watch an OU football game, you have my attention?


Let’s get to our Headlines on the COURT that you can sleep in a little later to enjoy!


This Saturday, May 19th – We welcome the FTW/USTA Ladies Playoffs, starting at 8am, with Southern Oaks hosting the 3.5 divisions. Good tennis will be going all day…Good Luck to Southern Oaks ‘Team Goenardi’!!


Memorial Weekend, May 25,26 & 27th – Southern Oaks Jr. Open (USTA) offering singles & doubles in challenger, champ & super champ divisions, along with Orange and Green Ball 10 & under divisions. Entry Deadline is tomorrow night, May 17th online at under tournament ID 800017718. Tournament will start Friday evening the 25th after school hours for the larger singles divisions.


Memorial Day, Monday May 28thDIVORCE COURT Mixer, husband/wife mixed doubles! What a great way to spend the morning, then go enjoy the rest of the day……(I hope)

Divisions for ALL levels! If you can hold a racquet you’re good to go!! Signups have already started in the tennis shop! Contact us to register, or signup when you’re at the club.

Cost is $45/team or $35/team for members. There will also be a cookout for purchase after play.

Prizes for our winning couples in all groups!


Spring Junior Groups – Last day of session is tomorrow (Thursday), May 17th. Our Summer Camp schedule is out, and signups have started! Please let me know if you need a schedule.

*Our Performance junior drill will meet next week on Tuesday evening from 6:30-8pm.


**Special Note – We are proud to be hosting the Tennis Portion of the Texas Police Games on June 12-13th (Tues/Wed). Event is open to not just police, but fire department, EMT’s and Military.

Go to to register by May 28th. Look forward to having this group out to Southern Oaks!


All Adult Drills are still going

Men’s 3.5/4.0, Monday’s 6-7pm (will not meet on Memorial Day)

Open Drills, Thursday’s 6:30-8pm and Saturday’s 9-10:30am

Women’s 2.5/3.0 Open Drill – Thursday’s 5:30-6:30pm


What’s Coming SOON as we hit JUNE?

Lonestar Tournament(June 3) for 2.5 and new ladies to the game, Cardio Tennis Drills on Saturday mornings, Ladies 2.5 league, and Southern Oaks UTR Tournament June 23-24 (singles & dbls)

More details to come in Future Tickers!


Hot Days Ahead!!! Check out all the Club Events on our FB page! Party on the Patio, next Friday evening, May 25th.


See you on the COURT……and if you’re up at 3:30am Saturday morning, have a cup of coffee for me?


Ernie Abraham

Southern Oaks Golf & Tennis Club

Tennis Director


Southern Oaks ‘Warming Up’ Tennis Ticker 5-9-18

Didn’t like the cool wintery April we had?? Well now May is here and you can sing the lyrics to ‘Happy’ with Pharrell……there are no cold days this month….and how about straight to Summer –  I will definitely take it. ?

The Water jugs are full of nice Cold Water to enjoy on the Court while you have fun playing some of the following events!

This Friday we will have our Once’ de Mayo (May 11) Ladies Tennis Mixer! Rain got us last Friday, but no fret, we were able to reschedule. We have another nice group signed up to play, starting at 9am. We will still have all the Cinco de Mayo food & drink to enjoy. No partner needed….let me know by noon Thursday if you would like to play! Cost is $28pp or $21 for SOGTC members

Friday Evening, May 11th – Mother / Child Mixer for all levels and ages. Divisions in Red(5-7), Orange(8-10) and regular Yellow Ball. Please register by noon Thursday! Cost is $35 per team or $25 for members. Play will be 6 – 8:30pm!

Mother’s Day Sale is still going thru this Sunday. All ladies apparel is buy 1 get next item ½ off! Plus receive an entry into our drawing for Mom, with every $50 spent, or you can purchase a ticket for $10. This basket will be a nice Mother’s Day present with a value of $400.


Regular Drills Continue

Men’s 3.5/4.0
Monday’s 6pm – 7pm

Ladies Beginning Groups
Tuesday evenings 6pm-7pm and Wednesday mornings 11am-12pm

Ladies 2.5/3.0 Drill
Thursday evenings 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Open Drills (men & women)
Thursday evenings 6:30pm – 8pm & Saturday mornings 9am-10:30am

Juniors Classes
A couple more weeks to go with Spring session! Summer Schedules are out for all our camps. Please contact me or the shop if you would like us to send you one!


Events Coming Soon

Ladies FTW/USTA Spring Playoffs
Saturday, May 19th (3.5 level)

Southern Oaks Junior Open
May 25, 26 & 27. Divisions for Challenger, Champ & Super Champ levels along with 10 & under divisions. Deadline May 17th. Play will start Friday evening for larger singles divisions. Players can register on under tournament ID 800017718

Divorce Court!
May 28th (Memorial Day). This mixer is for any and ALL husband/wife teams at any level (ANY LEVEL)!! We’ll even have an extra car waiting in case things don’t go well on the COURT??


Keep informed on ourFacebook Page page of all our Club events……..and stay hydrated, the heat will sneak up on you FAST!! See you on the COURT!


Ernie Abraham
Southern Oaks Golf & Tennis Club
Tennis Director



Southern Oaks ‘Warming Up’ Tennis Ticker 5-2-18

Here we are again, another month coming to an end that raced by and a month that didn’t know it’s identity… Spring, Winter, Spring, Winter… but we should be rounding the corner now!

Now we enter May, which is officially marked as ‘Play Tennis Month’! I know here in Texas that it can be tennis year round, but this one month gets the ‘TAG’.

So here is some May fun on the Courts!

To end April right, we have our Junior Red Ball Challenge this Sunday April 29th, 2pm-3:30pm. Any junior is welcome 5 years and older, just call our tennis shop by Friday to register. The cost is $15 per person or $10 per child if signing up more than one.


Now what’s happening the 1st part of May.

Friday, May 4th

Ladies Cinco de Mayo Play Day!
No partner needed, play is 9am-12pm, $28pp or $21 for SOGTC members. Contact the shop to register! A fun morning of tennis and all the Cinco de Mayo trimmings to get the weekend started.

Saturday, May 5th

Need some ways to get extra steps? Well here’s your chance!! Join us for a workout of cardio drills this day.

2 different drills offered:
• Levels 3.0 & Under, 10:30-11:30am
• Levels 3.5 & above 11:30am – 12:30pm

Both drills are for men and women, contact the tennis shop to let us know which one you would like.

To help celebrate the 5th day of the 5th month – each drill is $5 per person or no charge for SOGTC members.

Friday evening, May 11th

Mother/Child Mixer!
No matter the age, we would like to have levels for all groups. Contact us to register and let us know the Mom’s level and Child’s age. Mixer will be 6pm-8:30pm

Also, speaking of Mom – we will be offering a Sale, starting May 4th – May 13th to help shop for Mom. So if you come in during this time, and buy any ladies apparel item, you will receive the 2nd ½ off. Also, for every $50 spent, you will receive 1 ticket into our Gift Basket drawing for Mom to help her enjoy her day more.

Let’s stop there for now, and get to the next part of the month in next week’s Ticker!


Party on the Patio this Friday Night. Hope to see you there!!! Check out our Facebook page.

Hoping this Month knows it’s Identity. See you on the COURT!


Ernie Abraham
Southern Oaks Golf & Tennis Club
Tennis Director

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