New tennis club opening behind Giardini Trattoria

Published 4:17 pm Friday, March 16, 2012

Joe Laudisio and Jim Greene play on the new tennis courts at the Giuseppe Matteo Tennis Club. An open house will be held Saturday, April 14. (photo submitted by Mary Lyth)

Open house set for Saturday, April 14
Tucked behind the organic gardens of Giardini Trattoria are two brand-new soft tennis courts. These Har-Tru courts are the new home of the Giuseppe Matteo Tennis Club, and memberships are now being offered to the general public.
Joe Laudisio, the owner and a longtime teaching pro, will be joined by another well-known pro, Jim Greene. Together they will offer group and individual lessons, clinics, social events and helping to organize league play.
A free open house for the new club will be held on Saturday, April 14 from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. Players of all ages and all abilities are welcomed. There will be opportunities to hit with the pros,  plus mini clinics throughout the afternoon. It’s a great opportunity to come and see the club and to get a feel for the courts, said Greene.
“These are really beautiful courts,” Greene said. “They have a wonderfully true bounce and they play extremely well. Plus, the wooded setting and the mountains in the background create a really special atmosphere.”