Since its establishment in 1902, the KVCC has been devoted to the sport of tennis. Since those early years, the tennis program and facilities have continued to evolve to support the interests of KVCC members. 

The KVCC has six regulation Har-Tru® courts, a fully-equipped Pro Shop, a hitting wall and a full time USPTA Pro.

The KVCC offers a full range of lesson options, tournaments and activities throughout the season for all ages and skill levels.


For a full list of activities throughout the summer, refer to the Event Calendar. For information about private lessons or other tennis related programs, contact Mike Bucar directly.

Weekly Activities

The KVCC offers a number of regular weekly programs to promote friendly competition, fun and skill development.

When Event
Every Friday
@ 1pm
Junior Round Robin 
The weekly drop-in junior event. About 1.5 hours. Winner usually gets a can of balls!
Every Sunday
@ 2pm
Adult Round Robin
Essentially the same as the Wednesday Mixer. Sometimes attended by some of our better juniors, the premium is on balanced teams and fun.
Every Wednesday
@ 2pm
Adult Round Robin Mixer
(Tennis, that is) An Adult drop-in mixer lasting approximately 1.5 - 2 hours. Come solo or bring a partner. Everyone plays everyone! Very social.

The KVCC also offers DAILY Stroke of the Day and weekly Junior Clinics and private lessons. See Lessons for more details

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Special Events this Season

Every season, the KVCC organizes a variety of annual tennis events. Active participation is encouraged. See you on the courts!

When Event
Friday
July 7
@ 2pm
Adult Doubles Qualifiers
A round robin qualifier resulting in two top teams who advance to the Championship match scheduled the following day. Qualifiers generally last about 2 hours.
Sunday
July 9
@ 4pm
Adult Doubles Championship Match
The two teams advancing from the prior day's qualifying matches play a regular best of 3 set match the season's championship title. There is some latitude in scheduling the final according to participant’s schedules. Final is presided over by the club professional. No foot faults!
Saturday
July 22
@ 10am

Final @ 4pm
George McClelland Memorial Tournament 
This extremely popular event honors the legacy of George McClelland by mixing camaraderie with vintage wooden racquets to bring us back to a time when power was not the singular order of the day. Bring a partner for this seriously fun event. Donations of $10 per player are requested. Plan on 2 hours of play starting at 10:00 AM and then an hour to kick back and watch the finalists play a championship set!
Friday
July 28
@ 4pm
Adult Mixed Doubles Qualifiers
A round robin qualifier resulting in two top teams who advance to the Championship match scheduled the following day. Qualifiers generally last about 2 hours.
Saturday
July 29
@ 4pm
Adult Mixed Doubles Championship Match
The two teams advancing from the prior day's qualifying matches play a regular best of 3 set match the season's championship title. There is some latitude in scheduling the final according to participant’s schedules. Final is presided over by the club professional. No foot faults!
Friday
August 4
@ 2:00pm
Adult Singles Qualifiers: Ladies and Masters
All will be a round robin format with the top two of each division qualifying for a best-of-3 set final. 
Saturday
August 04
@ 4:00pm 
Adult Singles Qualifiers: Mens Open Division
All will be a round robin format with the top two of each division qualifying for a best-of-3 set final. 
Saturday
August 05
@ 2:00pm Ladies 
@ 4:00pm Masters
Adult Singles Championship: Ladies and Masters
All will be a round robin format with the top two of each division qualifying for a best-of-3 set final. 
Sunday
August 6
@ 4:00pm
Adult Mens Singles Championship Open Division
All will be a round robin format with the top two of each division qualifying for a best-of-3 set final. 
Saturday
August 12
@ 10:30am
Parent/Child Senior Tournament 
For juniors 13-18 and their parent or “aunt/uncle”. Round robin format starts at 10:00 AM and runs about 2.5 hours.
Saturday
Aug 13
@ 10am
Parent/Child Junior Tournament 
For 12 and under juniors. Also a round robin format, historically 2 divisions have been created for this event where the 8 and unders can get involved serving from the service line. Pro reserves the right to make last minute alterations to age categories based on skill and participation, so if you’re interested sign up so we can sort out the divisions early!

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Lessons

The KVCC offers a variety of clinics and private lesson options.  For the Clinics, reservations are NOT required. For information about the programs or to arrange a private lession, contact Mike Bucar at mhb10s@aol.com or 518-576-9873 (seasonal) or 561-358-7077 (cell).


Private Lessons

$60/Hour or $35/ Half Hour


Daily Clinic

Program

Ages

When

Cost

Description

Stroke of the Day

All

Daily (except Mondays) 9:00-10:30

$12.00 per session (if 9 or more participants.

$15 if fewer than 9.

Open to all Members and guests of members. Includes instruction on a selected "stroke," strategy or technique -- then followed by drills and group activities.  Lots of fun. 


Junior Clinics

Program

Ages

When

Cost

Description

Pee Wees

4-6

Tues & Thurs 2:30-3:00

$8.00 Per Session

For young beginners. Using QuickStart nets and balls. Fun skill-developing games.

Hot Shots

7-9

Tues & Thurs 3:00-4:30

$15.00 Per Session

Focus on fundamentals. Instruction followed by fun group games.

Junior Team

10+

Tues & Thurs 4:30-6:00

$15.00 Per Session

For more advanced kids.  These players are groomed for inter-clubs and the annual USTA junior event.

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Our Pro

Mike Bucar has headed the tennis program at the KVCC for past 17 years and responsible for building a thriving program for adults and kids. Mike is a USPTA Pro 1 and a lifetime member of the USTA.

During the non-summer months, Mike is a staff professional at Mirasol Country Club in Palm Beach Ganrdens, Florida. In 1996, Mike was ranked No. 4 in the state of Florida in men's 35-and-over singles in 1996. 

Earlier in his career, Mike worked at the 

prestigious Rick Macci International Tennis Academy (where he was hitting parters with then 10 and 12 year old Serena & Venus Williams).

Mike graduated from Skidmore College, where he was the captain of the men’s tennis team and voted team MVP. In May 2017, Mike earned an MBA degree from Lynn University.

Rules and Regulations

1. KVCC tennis courts are available on a first come first serve basis.

2. The court sign-up is located on a kiosk adjacent to court #2. Players should sign their name and the time on the board under the appropriate court number.

3. Courts may only be reserved by players present and ready to play. To reserve courts, players should place their name underneath the name(s) of those who are already playing. Use of the court is forfeited to another waiting player if the player on the reservation is not present.

4. Players, who have not signed up on the court sign-up board, may be immediately bumped if all courts are in use and another player has signed up for a court.

5. During periods of heavy court use, members should restrict their play to 1 hour for singles and 1 ½ hours for doubles.

6. Tennis shoes should be worn on the courts at all times.

7. Shirts or other appropriate tops must be worn on the courts.

8. The Club Manager has complete authority to determine when courts are ready to play and only they may raise the nets.

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