VRSTC’s Adult Tennis Program is open to Members and Non-Members. Whether you’ve never picked up a racquet before or tennis is your racket, tennis is an incredible lifetime sport. Not only does it help in developing balance and coordination, it’s a terrific workout (think toned arms, shoulders, legs, and core muscle groups). All you need is a racquet, and a good pair of tennis shoes (please make sure your shoes don’t leave any marks on the court!). Tennis balls are provided. Coach Ron will show you a great time on the court.
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Adult Tennis Saturday Clinic Update!
Based upon increasing demand, we are excited to add an additional level to Saturday Adult Tennis Lessons. As we want to ensure that we do not lose court time availability for regular play, we will be starting the beginner lessons a little earlier.
This change will take place starting in July with first lessons on July 7th
Lesson Times and Descriptions:
8 a.m. – 9 a.m. BEGINNER… You have limited experience and are working primarily on getting the ball in play. You lack court experience and your strokes need developing. You are familiar with the basic positions for singles and doubles play. You are learning to judge where the ball is going, although your court coverage is limited. You can sustain a short rally (2-3 shots) of slow pace with other players of the same ability.
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. INTERMEDIATE… NTRP 3.0 – 3.5 You have achieved improved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots, but need to develop depth and variety. You exhibit more aggressive net play, have improved court coverage and are developing teamwork in doubles. You can sustain a short rally (4-6 shots) of slow to moderate pace with other players of the same ability.
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. ADVANCED LEVEL 1… NTRP 3.5 You have dependable strokes, including directional control, depth, power, and spin on both forehand and backhand sides on moderate-paced shots. You can use lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys with some success and occasionally force errors when serving. Rallies may be lost due to impatience. Teamwork and aggressive net play in doubles is evident. You can sustain a short rally (6-8 shots) of moderate pace with other players of the same ability.
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ADVANCED LEVEL 2… NTRP 3.5 – 4.0+
In addition to the description listed in the 3.5 section you have developed your use of power and spin and can handle pace. You have sound footwork, can control depth of shots, and attempt to vary game plan according to your opponents. You can hit first serves with power and accuracy and place the second serve. You tend to overhit on difficult shots. Teamwork and aggressive net play is common in doubles. You can sustain a short rally (8-10 shots) with pace with other players of the same ability.
Players must register for the clinics using the tennis reservation book located in the pool office prior to the clinic. The online reservation system will not be used for Adult Tennis Lessons at this time. Clinics are limited in size, first come first serve. Drop ins are allowed provided space is available. Sign up using the Tennis Activity Book at the pool office or email Coach Ron.
See you on the Courts!
~ Coach Ron
Saturday mornings, beginning July 7th.
- Beginners: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
- Intermediate (NTRP 3.0 – 3.5): 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
- Advanced Level 1 (NTRP 3.5): 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
- Advanced Level 2 (NTRP 3.5 – 4.0+): 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
When you sign up you can sign up for one Saturday clinic at a time or you can sign up for as many clinics in advance as you want but only if you know you’ll be attending. Do not sign up and then not attend…you will be charged for that clinic.
Limited to 8 players per court. Players MUST register in the office or through Coach Ron
- Beginners: $17 for Members / Class, $22 for Non-Members / Class
- Intermediate: $22 for Members / Class or $27 for Non-Members / Class
- Advanced 1 and 2: $22 for Members / Class or $27 for Non-Members / Class
We would like to invite all VRSTC adult tennis players (Members Only) to join in the fun of a tennis flight! A tennis flight is competitive doubles play with an 8-game round robin format (switch partners after 8 games) for a total of 24 games. Flights are organized by skill level, and have three seasons: Spring (May-June), Summer (July-August), and Fall (September-October). Plan on contacting flight captains early the month before the flights are to begin. (Spring flights by mid-April, for instance.)
Skill levels are defined as follows:
- Level C: Beginner
- Level B: Intermediate
- Level A: Advanced
There is no formal tryout; we ask that members use their judgment in placing themselves at the appropriate skill level. Flights are only open to club members. Below is the list of flight organizers. Please contact them and “get in the game”!
Men’s A & B Flights
Monday (A) & Tuesday (A & B) evenings.
- Eric Zimbelman – firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s Mixed (A, B, & C) Flights
- Shelley Saunders – email@example.com
Women’s A Flights
- Amy Zimbelman – firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s B Flights
- Ardyth Alexander – email@example.com