With the weather getting chillier and the days being shorter, you may be finding it more difficult to stay active and keep up your physical health. The truth is, staying active during the fall and winter seasons, although sometimes hard, has tons of benefits for you both physically and mentally. Staying active can help to boost your immune system, improve your heart health, keep your weight managed, and help to reduce stress. Additionally, maintaining healthy and active habits as the seasons change will help to improve your mood and improve your quality of sleep. Not to mention, staying active is a great way to get some extra vitamin D, have some social interaction, and simply have some fun!
Owl’s Nest, a premier New Hampshire luxury resort, offers a variety of activities for guests to enjoy and stay active during the fall and winter seasons. Check them out here:
Looking for family winter vacation ideas? Consider joining a paddle league at Owl’s Nest, offering leagues from November through December, which are available on a weekly basis. Owl’s Nest offers both intermediate and competitive leagues for players of all levels, so you can join in and embrace a competitive mindset in a fun atmosphere while playing against others in weekly league match play. The registration deadline for participation in the fall leagues is November 4, 2023, at 12:00pm EST, and winter leagues will be available for registration starting in January.
The intermediate league is perfect for those who have the basic knowledge of the game and are looking to start playing more competitively. This league will meet on Wednesdays throughout the fall season and will be $75/player for members and $100/player for non-members. The league will meet each week from 5:30pm – 7:30pm EST and will be a weekly round-robin play consisting of one match. Total, there will be 6 games with each player on your assigned court for a grand total of 18 games per match. Scorecards will be given each week to help you track the number of games won and report it back to the Director of Racquet Sports, Cos Chiujdea. The results will then be used to create the matches for the next week! To sign up, click here.
The competitive league is best suited for players who have a good knowledge of the game and are looking to push themselves through a high level of competitive play. This league will meet on Thursdays throughout the fall season and will be $150/player for members and $200/player for non-members. The league will meet each week from 5:30pm – 7:30pm EST and will be one match with 2 out of 3 sets concluding in a winner. If needed, there will be a 10-point tiebreaker to settle the score. To sign up, click here.
Our family-friendly resort in New England, offers a range of paddle clinics for players of all levels to stay active and engaged during the colder months. These clinics are a great opportunity to introduce yourself to the sport of platform tennis with the Paddle 101 class, get competitive and play against others in Owl’s Nest’s leagues, as well as meet new players during Round Robins and Open Play. The intermediate class, Paddle 201, will be available starting in the winter.
These paddle clinics, part of our diverse mountain resort activities, are scheduled throughout the week, with Round Robin sessions providing varied experiences. On Tuesdays, you can try out the Racquets Fitness Class, join Paddle 101, or participate in the Men’s Clinic. On Wednesdays, Owl’s Nest is offering Jr. Paddle Clinic for those aged 12+. On Thursdays, you have another opportunity to join in on the Racquets Fitness Class, and on Fridays, you can sign up for the “3 and Me Friday Fun-Day Special” (at 12pm, 1pm, or 2pm), Paddle 101, or the Women’s Paddle Clinic.
Round Robin drop-ins are run by the players and are a great opportunity to socialize and meet other players while picking up a few games. The Round Robins take place on Wednesday mornings, Friday nights, and Sunday afternoons.
White Mountain Men’s Open, presented by American Platform Tennis Association.
This year, Owl’s Nest will be hosting the first White Mountain Men’s Open Platform Tennis Tournament, presented by the American Platform Tennis Association (APTA)! This is a key event in our New Hampshire’s winter sports calendar. This tournament promises to be an exhilarating showcase of talent, camaraderie, and competition.
The tournament will run from Saturday, November 11th – Sunday, November 12th and will include a total of 16 teams at $200/team. All teams will register on the waitlist, and the top 16 teams based on their combined individual ranking points will be notified and moved into the tournament on November 6th! Registration ends on November 5th, so be sure to sign up ASAP!