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SVU TeniSTA

SVU TeniSTA is a student tennis club in Amsterdam which is backed by the sportcentrum of the Vrije Universiteit. We combine the sporty tennis with social activities to try and create a group of likeminded students and tennis buddy’s. TeniSTA has joined the park of ALTC de Aemstelburgh since september 2016, only 10 minutes away by bike from the Vrije Universiteit.

If you are thinking about learning a new sport or improving your tennisgame or simply getting to know more students in Amsterdam, then join us at TeniSTA and enjoy the camaraderie at our club. You can always drop by on a wednesday or friday if you send a notice to info@tenista.nl first. Then you can judge for yourself whether you enjoy the TeniSTA experience.


Toss

Every Wednesday night at aemstelburgh a toss will be organized as long as the weather allows it. From 19:00 till 21:00 we will be playing on the first three courts of the park. Every 20 minutes matches will be organized randomly between everybody who is attending that night often playing doubles. It is all just for fun and an opportunity to practice and hone your tennis skills to perfection! Plus it is a perfect chance to meet everybody. You might even receive some helpful tips from the best players of the club or our own tennis trainer Anne! Come and play!


Training

Friday night we play from 16:30 till 21:00 at our various tennis locations. We have summer and winter training. All summer lessons are at aemstelburgh and the winter practices are on sportcentrum vu on uilenstede at first and then at 18:00 till 21:00 on tennispark buitenveldert. Both places have indoor courts which we use during the winter period. All lessons will be given by our trainer Borre. This everyman's friend will teach you the tips and tricks of the game of Tennis. Every strategy will be discussed. "The first tip I can give you is watch the splitstep." If you choose to enter the practices you can mail us or go to the sportcentrum VU on uilenstede to enter. We will form a group for you depending on your level of play. Students pay 50 euro's for ten lessons and non students pay ten euro's more.


Drinks

Each and every first thursday of the month all our members join up at uilenstede at the sportcentrum VU. This night we share our all latest news with the pleasure of a cold drink. The first drink of the night is always free for our members.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Competition

At TeniSTA you can enter the competition which is played in the summer of the fall. This competition consists of playing on a saturday or sunday in a men's, ladies or mixed team. Personally I feel this is one of the best activities at TeniSTA. Because you are a team and play for 7 weekends with each other, you really build a relationship with your fellow teammates. Beautiful sunny days and playing tennis and hopefully winning. What can be better than after the tennis enjoying a well deserved beer and gorging on the competition bowl at the club? On saturday you usually play 5 or 6 matches and on the sunday you usually play 6 or 8 matches depending on whether you are in a mix team or not. When you play at home on aemstelburgh often times other TeniSTA 's will be cheering you on and giving you helpful tips to keep your spirits up. Who knows maybe you will win next summer or fall?


Tournaments

Every year we organise our own open tournament. This usually takes place during Easter. We only provide doubles during this tournament, because we think they are more fun. We also organise our own club championships to see which one of our members will take home our coveted club price.


Activities

During the whole year we also have moments aside from tennis to get to know each other off the court. We organise pub quizzes to test your general knowledge. Every year at the start we organise a NieuweLedenActiviteit (NewMemberActivity). The perfect time for our new members to get to know each other. At the end of the spring competition we also organise a BBQ to end the tennis season.
Aside from these activities we also have a ActieCommissie which organises extra activities as they see fit. For example last year we had lasergaming, escaperoom and others.


Weekend trips

At the beginning and the end of the year we organise a Weekend away with our Commission. During these weekends we explore a city or town in the Netherlands all together as a club. We eat together, we go out together and laugh together.