Zephyr Cove Tennis Club swings into action, kicks off season with Viva La Tennis on May 28 | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Zephyr Cove Tennis Club swings into action, kicks off season with Viva La Tennis on May 28

Judy Spellman, Kae Reed, Lorraine Segala and Suzy Allione shake hands after a match at Zephyr Cove Tennis Club last year. The club is kicking off its 2016 season with Viva La Tennis on May 28.
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ZEPHYR COVE — The arrival of spring on the South Shore means several of the courts at Zephyr Cove Tennis Club are ready for action. And the club’s calendar is already filling up for this coming spring and summer.

Throughout April there is no cost to play at the courts located on Warrior Way off Highway 50 in Zephyr Cove. The club officially launches its season with Viva La Tennis on May 28.

Viva La Tennis will celebrate the French Open and is an opportunity to play doubles with other members; it is open to current, new and prospective players of all levels and ages. The kickoff party starts at noon and is free for 2016 club members, with a cost of $10 for others.

The season-opening event includes a barbecue and lots of tennis. Anyone paying membership dues that day will have their event fee waived. Participants are encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert, as well as a beverage of choice.

Fees for the 2016 season are $80. Members enjoy the opportunity to play on the six lighted courts at Zephyr Cove Park nearly seven months a year depending on the whims of Mother Nature, participate in monthly socials, a members-only doubles tournament, drop-in events, individual lessons and competitive USTA leagues.

The club’s calendar includes Hump Day mixers on June 8, July 6 and Aug. 10, ZCTC Doubles Tournament scheduled for June 24-26, Breakfast at Wimbledon on July 9 and the Tahoe Tennis Classic from July 28-31. This is the third year the nonprofit Zephyr Cove Tennis Club Foundation has operated the facility under a contract with Douglas County.

An all-volunteer board is in charge, with members volunteering to help in various aspects. The money collected all goes into the facilities and programs — one of the bigger items this year is resurfacing the courts.

Several fundraisers will take place this season to pay for this work scheduled to begin at the end of May. Improvements in the past two years have included building a pro shop, removing trees for safety reasons, adding viewing areas and creating a more robust juniors program.

For more information about Zephyr Cove Tennis Club, visit http://www.zctennis.com.