Tuesday, August 1, 2017

November - December 2017

Happy Thanksgiving...!

Junior Team Tennis Fall 2017:  It was a great season of smiley faces and two teams qualifying for the State Championships...! 

ABOUT COACH SAM:  Coach Sam Chadwell has been involved in the tennis industry for nearly thirty years as a player, coach, and community organizer. Sam is currently employed as a tennis professional at Blossom Tennis Center in San Antonio, Head Tennis Coach for Calvary Baptist Academy New Braunfels and is also working in partnership with the City of San Marcos and USTA-Texas to provide player development programs and activities for San Marcos and surrounding hill country area communities.

Sam is a committed Christian and is always ready to give a testimony for the hope that dwells within him.  Sam has held numerous rankings and won many awards throughout his tennis career but considers surrendering his life to Jesus Christ as his life's greatest accomplishment. To God be the Glory.

Professional Coaching:  Sam is available for group and private tennis lessons by appointment. Text 713-818-9109 to schedule an appointment.

Private Tennis Lessons:  Pay as you go:  $60/ hour.  Lesson can be semi private and you can split the cost with a doubles partner or friend.  Family Lessons are also available at the private private lesson rate.  Unlimited family members = same hourly rate.

Save Money With Lesson Package Deals:  $50/hour package price.  Must purchase 2 or more lessons in advance

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Friday, Nov 17       Jr High / High School Practice @ Prince Solms Park 4:30 PM

Saturday, Nov 18    State JTT Championships, Newks Tennis Ranch

Sunday, Nov 19      State JTT Championships, Newks Tennis Ranch

Friday, Nov 24        Junior Team Tennis Match Play Camp, 10 AM to 12:30 Blossom Tennis Center

Saturday, Nov 25     10 and Under Tennis Clinic at Blossom Tennis Center  8:30 to 10 AM

                                 Adult Tennis Fun Day at Blossom (age 16 and up) 10AM-12:30

                                 Junior Team Tennis Match Play Camp, 2 to 4:30 PM at Blossom

Friday, Dec 1          Jr High / High School Practice @ Prince Solms Park 6 to 7:15 PM

Saturday, Dec 2      Lessons at Blossom Tennis Center all day

Sunday, Dec 3        Lessons at Blossom in AM,  Lessons in Seguin in PM

Friday, Dec 8         Jr High / High School Practice @ Prince Solms Park 6 to 7:15 PM

Saturday, Dec 9      Lessons at Blossom All Day

Sunday, Dec 10     TBA

Friday, Dec   15    Evening Lessons in New Braunfels

Saturday, Dec 16  Lessons at Blossom All Day

Sunday, Dec 17   Lessons at Blossom in the AM

more dates / activities to be added soon.

Text 713-818-9109 to register for a program or schedule / inquire about a lesson.    

Blossom Tennis Center:
Tennis Center Address 12002 Jones-Maltsberger Rd, San Antonio, Tx 78216
  • Private Tennis Lessons (adults and juniors)
  • Morning single and doubles strategy drills
  • Homeschool Tennis
  • Evening Adult Drills (Beginner/intermediate)
  • Saturday Elementary Class 
  • Saturday Adult Drills (Beginner/Intermediate)
  • Junior Team Tennis opportunities
  • Register for Saturday group classes online: http://blossomtennis.com
  • Phone / Text Coach Sam to schedule an appointment or to answer a question.

San Marcos Fall Programs 
Lesson Location:  Rio Vista Park:  555 Cheatham, San Marcos Tx, 78666 
Fall Classes Start Sept 11.  Online registration:  https://txhotshots.siplay.com
  • Hot Shots 10 and Under program:  Mondays 5 to 6:15 PM
  • Hot Shots Jr High and High School program:  Mondays 6:15 to 7:30 PM
  • Adult Play Nights:  / Mondays 7:30 to 9:15 PM
Contact Coach Sam Chadwell with questions
Text / voicemail:  713-818-9109
Email:  coachsam@chadwelltennis.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/parksandracquetssanmarcos/

Calvary Baptist Academy, New Braunfels, Tx

The Calvary Baptist Academy Firebirds recently completed a very successful 2017 spring season winning 8 medals at their State Meet.

Home schoolers are welcome to join our team.  No experience necessary.  We will teach you how to play.  Contact Coach Sam at 713-818-9109 to schedule a try out.

For more info go to the Calvary Baptist Academy Athletics tennis page.

August Update:  We are in off season mode.

The CBA tennis team does not have official practices scheduled in the fall, but players interested  to join the CBA spring tennis season are encouraged to practice on their own year round to achieve the best possible results.  Check with Coach Sam for off season training options like Junior Team Tennis, private lessons, and other local extra curricular tennis events.  Let's Go, Firebirds!

Home School Tennis Groups: Fall 2017

San Marcos Rio Vista Park, Mondays, 4 to 5 PM
New Braunfels Prince Solms Park, Tuesdays 1-2 PM

Home School Tennis is one of Coach Sam's great passions.  He has been working in home school communities since the 1990's and is a home school parent, himself.  The core tenant of home school tennis is games based fun family time in a relaxed tennis environment.   Cost for a four group lesson package is $40 for an individual and $75 for a family age 8 through adult.  Separate classes can also be organized for children age 5-7.  Loaner racquets are also available.  Fall sessions are about to begin, but you can get started any time.  And if you don't see a time slot or lesson location that fits your family's needs contact Sam about other events and options.  Let's Play Tennis!

USTA Junior Team Tennis for
San Antonio and the Hill Country Area

Fall Travel Team Season Starts September 10
Deadline to register:  August 31

Fall season consists of 4 Sunday afternoon play dates: Sept 10, 24, Oct 1, 15
Cost for season:  $40 payable to USTA via Tennis Link online registration.
Contact Coach Sam for Team ID and registration instructions.

Team Practice Dates  Saturday Sept 9, 16, Oct 7, 14.  2:30 to 4:30 PM at Blossom.
Cost for practices: $50 for all 4 practices if paid by Sept 1, or $20 each pay as you go.

Contact Sam to be added to the USTA Junior Team Tennis League info update list.
Email  coachsam@chadwelltennis.com   Voicemail / Text  713-818-9109

Check Out Coach Sam's Facebook Pages:

Chadwell Tennis

Parks and Racquets San Marcos

Coach Sam's Hill Country Community Tennis

NEISD Blossom Tennis Center 

Phone or text Sam at 713-818-9109

This site last updated Sunday, Nov 12, 2017


  1. Hi Tennis Friends, thanks for visiting my website. Content here can change on a regular basis. send me an email message to request to be added to my tennis information list and ensure you do not miss an important event! See you on the courts. ~ Coach Sam Chadwell

  2. Let me help you get connected to tennis activities in the Hill Country, San Antonio, Brazoria County, and the greater Houston area. If I don't host a program near you I can probably put you in touch with a coaching colleague who can. Send an email to me at coachsam@chadwelltenis.com and I will add you to my tennis information list. Lets Play Tennis, and to God be the Glory!