Tennis Lessons with Rio's Pro Paul

Paul has been a full-time tennis professional since 1987 and has been a proud member of the USPTA (the global leader in tennis teacher certification and professional development) for almost 30 years. He’s also served the USPTA as a certification tester for over 25 years. After moving to the Central California coast in 1995 Paul found a home at the Tennis Club of Rio Del Mar and has been offering private and group lessons for students of all ages and abilities as well as racket stringing services ever since.

For information about current lesson schedules and availability please contact Paul at the TCRDM office or email at


From NOON – 2:00 Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri you’ll find high quality tennis at the Club. The Nooners gather together to compete and socialize. With coffee mugs in hand, the participants await their court assignments. The players tend to be men, but women are always welcome. And on any given day ages can range from 19 – 85. Members and guests are welcome; the guest fee is $6.00 (which includes balls). The program brings in revenue for the Club, develops a positive outreach in the community and creates an outlet for members to play a diverse group of players. Visitors from around the U.S. praise the quality of the Nooners program.

Interclub Teams

The Interclub season runs mid-September to the end of April.
For the 2018-19 season Rio’s teams:

  • Monterey Bay A (4.0/4.5) - Rio members only - Monday mornings: Captain Ginny Taylor

  • Santa Cruz B (3.5/4.0) Thursday mornings: Two teams: Captains Ann Fitts and Cathy Atwood

Rostered teams determined at the start of the season. Please contact the office or captain if you would like to be added to the substitute list.

USTA Teams

We have a USTA TEAM Committee to support the captains and help with organization and scheduling. If you have any questions please contact the committee or the Captain of the team you would like to play on.

USTA Committee Chair: John Stephani:

Keep this link handy in case you need it during a USTA match:

USTA Officiating: Scenarios and Interpretations

TCRDM Goes Green with Tennis Ball Recycling Program!

Learn more: is the organization that produces the recycle bin. is the non-profit that actually recycles the balls.