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Thank you for a great 2019 season, See you in May 2020!

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to Dark
Saturday & Sunday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Contact: 412-963-3480

 

Meet Your Tennis Pro

Name

John Mercer

Title

Head Tennis Professional

Head Tennis Professional John Mercer, USPTA Certified, has been with the Pittsburgh Field Club for 26 years. His wife Laurie is an assistant tennis pro here as well.

John did his undergraduate work at Penn State University, and he holds a master’s degree from the University of Texas. To this day, he maintains his ties to the college scene by serving as Marshall University’s head tennis coach.

According to John, the best part about being at the Field Club is “teaching a life-long sport and working with a great membership.” He’s also proud that he’s had a hand in “helping to build the PFC tennis program into the best in Pittsburgh,” not to mention “building the Marshall University Tennis program into a top-50 Division 1 team.”

As the father of Cassie, J.J. and A.J. (12, 8 and 3, respectively) the 46-year-old stays youthful and energetic, thanks to “their enthusiasm about life.” His work at the club helps, too.

Head Tennis Professional John Mercer, USPTA Certified, has been with the Pittsburgh Field Club for 26 years. His wife Laurie is an assistant tennis pro here as well.

John did his undergraduate work at Penn State University, and he holds a master’s degree from the University of Texas. To this day, he maintains his ties to the college scene by serving as Marshall University’s head tennis coach.

According to John, the best part about being at the Field Club is “teaching a life-long sport and working with a great membership.” He’s also proud that he’s had a hand in “helping to build the PFC tennis program into the best in Pittsburgh,” not to mention “building the Marshall University Tennis program into a top-50 Division 1 team.”

As the father of Cassie, J.J. and A.J. (12, 8 and 3, respectively) the 46-year-old stays youthful and energetic, thanks to “their enthusiasm about life.” His work at the club helps, too.

“Whenever you deal with children on a daily basis, there is always something funny,” John notes, “but listening to Coach Cowher trying to get his daughter to move her feet on the tennis court was great.”
 

Tennis Court Rules

  1. All players will be required to be appropriately dressed in white regulation tennis attire. Predominant color must be white.
  2. Only smooth-soled tennis shoes are permitted on courts. Other type shoes will not be permitted.
  3. Absolutely no swim suits, jeans, cutoffs, tee shirts nor other casual wear will be permitted on courts.
  4. All men and boys must wear shirts on the courts.
  5. Guest fees will be posted and charged.
  6. "Juniors" are considered 17 years of age and younger.
  7. Juniors playing with adults are considered adult players.
  8. Events will be posted on Tennis Bulletin Board.
  9. No children under the age of seven will be permitted unattended in the tennis court area even though their parents may be playing.
  10. All lessons must be sanctioned by the Club Pro or the Tennis Committee; further, currently teaching or touring Pros may not participate in Tournaments
  1. Reservations for courts are online. Click on the Reserve My Court icon or button on the beggining of this page.
  2. Courts may be reserved 48 hours in advance on the exact hour. Courts will be reserved for only a one hour period.
  3. No player may play more than two hours per day on reserved courts.
  4. No player will be permitted to succeed himself on the courts.
  5. Reservations will be held for 15 minutes after the appointed starting time.
  6. In the event a scheduled player does not show up or becomes ill or injured, thereby leaving a group shorthanded, a player who has previously played may fill in after checking with the Pro.
  7. Use of unreserved courts: In the event a court is still unreserved 15 minutes before the hour and it has not been filled by the "stand-by" list kept by the Pro, then, at the Pro's discretion, the court may be given to a casual arrival or to a player or players who have previously played.
  8. Names of all players must be registered at the tennis hut before beginning play.