A partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Eckert Seamans, Jonathan Nadler focuses on employment and labor law, counseling employers on compliance issues and litigating on their behalf, if required. When not attending to his professional responsibilities, Jonathan Nadler enjoys cooking and watching professional baseball and football games, and he keeps fit playing golf and tennis.
The game of tennis enjoys great popularity in the United States, perhaps because anyone can play and have a good time, regardless of their skill level. In addition, it usually does not cost a great deal, especially when getting started. Most people already have the clothing they’ll need on court, and tennis rackets for beginners are very reasonably priced. In some parts of the country, like New York City or Philadelphia, finding well-maintained courts to play on can sometimes be a challenge, but across the country’s southern tier, newer subdivisions routinely include tennis courts that are maintained by homeowners’ associations.
Another challenge faced by some beginning players is finding other players of similar skill levels. While it’s possible for two mismatched players to play a match once in a while and have a good time, it’s not much fun on an ongoing basis. Fortunately, organizations like the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) and local organizations sponsor numerous amateur tennis leagues nationwide for players of all ages, including youth and college players, adults, and professionals. The USTA website at www.usta.com explains the game thoroughly, including scoring, and provides information on joining leagues as well as finding coaches and facilities.