Free Tennis at the Emilson YMCA

What are you doing Sunday September 11th from 1:30 - 3:30?  Join Bob Carroll and the tennis pros at the Emilson YMCA in Hanover for some exercise and fun!

Whether you're already a tennis player or would like to learn the sport there'll be activities for you.  Just bring your sneakers and a smile, equipment and refreshments will be provided!

The event is open to YMCA members and non-members.

Click here to send an email to Bob Carroll, Senior Director of Tennis at the YMCA to register.

(P.S. Sign up for a Fall clinic at the event and receive a 20% discount!)

Posted on August 29, 2016 .

TENNIS - Adding Years to your Life, and Life to your Years

There are many opportunities for people of all ages to get into tennis and continue to play this sport. But are we doing a good enough job giving consumers reasons to play?

Tennis is one of the only sports you can play all your life, from the youngest ages to the oldest. As tennis providers, we all know the sport has healthy benefits that will keep your body fit and your mind sharp.

But how do we get that message across to regular consumers, who don’t (yet) wake up every day thinking about this sport? We need to give people reasons to play tennis that are simple and direct, that everyone can get behind. We need to tell people tennis is great for whatever ails you, and if nothing is ailing you right now, tennis will keep it that way. We need to tell people that tennis gives you all the benefits of working out in a gym, but it’s much more fun, exciting and social.

Tennis can be the answer to virtually any type of issue. Want to lose weight? Want to get in better shape and tone muscles? Want to keep your mind sharp and reduce stress? Want to make more friends and expand your social network? Think tennis.

The bottom line: Tennis not only is the sport for a lifetime, but it’s the sport for a longer, healthier and more complete lifetime.

Read the full report published by Tennis Industry Association

Posted on August 19, 2016 .

Marshfield Boys & Girls Club

Approximately 130 kids from the Marshfield Boys & Girls Club took over Peter Igo Park participating in basketball, street hockey, tennis (with instructors from the Marshfield Tennis Club), and rowing with certified rowing instructor, Dan McDonald and his crew.

Posted on July 29, 2016 .

Masters Tennis

Masters Tennis at Peter Igo Park in Marshfield, MA. Friday mornings FREE clinics sponsored by the Marshfield Tennis Club.

The Marshfield Tennis Club introduced USTA Masters Tennis to our Seniors. Masters Tennis is played on a smaller 60-foot court with a slower ball and a lighter (or your regular) racquet. It’s the perfect format for beginners learning to play and for players with mobility challenges. 

It’s easy to learn, fun to play, social and keeps you active! 

If anyone is interested in learning more about Masters Tennis, please contact the Master Tennis Ambassador, Bud Duksta (

Posted on July 29, 2016 .

Newport Hall of Fame Championship Tennis Tournament

MTC Members with Matt Olson, USTA New England Executive Director, at the 2016 Newport Hall of Fame Championship Tennis Tournament on USTA Member Appreciation Day on a beautiful July afternoon. 

Don Knox, Bud Duksta, Matt Olson, and Russ Ellis

Bud courtside on center court

Posted on July 12, 2016 .

University of Tennisology

Busy Monday morning at Peter Igo Park with kids of all ages participating in the Marshfield Tennis Club's University of Tennisology, which is proudly offered by professionally trained members of Marshfield Tennis Club. Instructors are certified by and follow the instructional guidelines of the United States Tennis Association and the Professional Tennis Registry.

Posted on July 11, 2016 .

MTC Member at 2016 Wimbledon

Linda with professional american tennis player Nick Monroe.

Linda with Andy Murray's tennis coach, Leon Smith

Card carrying MTC Member, Linda Daichman of Houston, TX & Rexhame Beach at the 2016 Wimbledon tournament. 

Posted on June 23, 2016 .

Lessons at Peter Igo Park

MTC member, Don Knox, and Rachael from the Boys & Girls Club "Holding Court" on Court #3 at Peter Igo Park along with a dozen young aspiring tennis players learning the fundamentals. All balls & racquets supplied by the Marshfield Tennis Club. Thanks to Don for providing a great introduction to the life sport of tennis!

Posted on June 22, 2016 .

New Outdoor Fitness Stations Installed at Peter Igo Park

Thanks to Rockland Trust's charitable donations and partnership with FOPIP (Friends of Peter Igo Park) to provide Marshfield residents with an opportunity to Get Fit and Stay Fit!!!

The HealthBeat® Pull-Up/Dip provides multiple highly effective strength-building exercises for the upper body.

The HealthBeat® Ab Crunch/Leg Lift works both the upper and lower abdominals, and provides two different activities in one fitness station.

Posted on May 20, 2016 .

USTA Block Party

The Marshfield Tennis Club sponsored a USTA Block Party on Saturday (5/14/2016) at Peter Igo Park. The weather was perfect and everyone had a great time.

A special thanks to the South Shore YMCA, SportWorks, Sweet Frog, Roche Bros., and Shinetti's Grill. 

Posted on May 14, 2016 .

Representatives from USTA, New England, visit Peter Igo Park

From right to left: Matt Olson, Executive Director USTA New England, Bud Duksta, MTC President, and Ms. Karen Zuidema, Director of Community Tennis USTA New England

On a very cold blustery Friday, February 26th, Ms. Karen Zuidema, Director of Community Tennis USTA New England, and Matt Olson, Executive Director USTA New England, made a visit to Peter Igo Park in person to check out all of the new improvements. During their visit, Ms. Shane Kelly (aka Coach K), and Bud Duksta, MTC President, arranged meetings with Scott Madden, Marshfield High School Athletic Director, and Ms. Kathleen Newcomb, Executive Director of Marshfield Boys and Girls Club.

As a result of these meetings, several opportunities were discussed involving the USTA that could greatly benefit the residents of Marshfield. More to come...

Posted on February 26, 2016 .

Wheelchair Tennis Clinic

Members of the Marshfield Tennis Club recently participated in a wheelchair tennis clinic at the South Shore Emilson YMCA on Saturday, February 20th. The purpose of the clinic was to learn tennis in a fun and supportive setting. The clinic was presented in partnership with Spaulding Adaptive Sports Centers, Wheelchair Sports Federation, & South Coast Wheelchair Tennis Foundation.

In addition, the Marshfield Tennis Club hosted six Wounded Warriors from the Brockton Veterans Administration campus at the South Shore YMCA in Hanover on Wednesday, March 30th.

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Posted on February 22, 2016 .

Rockland Trust Presents Generous Donation

Paul Bowers Rockland Trust KMAN ,Marshfield Branch Mgr. / Jeff Smith Rockland Trust Executive VP presented a  very generous donation to the Friends of Peter Igo Park Chair Bud Duksta , Friday February 12th

Posted on February 16, 2016 .

Sportsmen's Tennis & Enrichment Center Gala

The Sportsmen's Tennis & Enrichment Center held an evening of thanks, recognition, and celebration! The Annual Gala for Kids & Community was held at The Lantana in Randolph, MA earlier this month. The reception was attended by MTC President, Bud Duksta, which included a silent auction along with an awards dinner, music, and dancing! 

MTC President, Bud Duksta and his wife, Marian

Matt Olson, USTA New England Executive Director with Toni Wiley, Executive Director of Sportsmen Tennis Enrichment Center and President of USTA Eastern, MA Board.

On left, Frank Williams, Boston Police Dept. Volley Against Violence Program Director with Phil Belanger, key contributor to Sportsmen's Club fundraising efforts and table host.

Posted on January 26, 2016 .

Peter Igo Park has Earned Tennis Industry'sPublic Park of the Year Award

Ten years ago, the 17-acre Peter Igo Park abutting Green Harbor River in Marshfield, MA, had deteriorated from neglect. Enter the Friends of Peter Igo Park, a group of tennis enthusiasts-turned-fundraisers. Their newly designed, handicap-accessible facility with enhanced programming has earned Tennis Industry's Public Park of the Year Award.

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Posted on December 26, 2015 .