- There are six lighted outdoor courts and four lighted indoor courts.
- Water is provided on all courts.
- Courts are always open during regular Fitness Center hours.
- Our indoor courts have side panels that are opened Spring through Fall.
- Our indoor courts are heated in the winter time.
Our ball machine is housed on indoor court 4. Contact the Tennis Office staff to schedule a brief training session before first use. Indoor court fees and reservation policies apply. There is no additional fee for ball machine use.
Court Reservations & Use
Members may reserve courts up to a day in advance. Outdoor court play is free of charge and indoor court fees vary seasonally.
We can provide you with loaner racquets and free ball hoppers, free of charge. Our demo racquets may be ordered for purchase with quick turn-around.
NTRP Rating Assessment
Our members receive complimentary NTRP Rating Assessments from our USPTA /USPTR certified professionals.
The primary goal of the program is to help all tennis players enjoy the game by providing a method of classifying skill levels for more compatible matches, group lessons, league play, tournaments and other programs.
The rating categories are generalizations about skill levels. You may find that you actually play above or below the category which best describes your skill level, depending on your competitive ability. The category you choose is not meant to be permanent, but may be adjusted as your skills change or as your match play demonstrates the need for reclassification. Ultimately your rating is based upon match results.
The NTRP General Characteristics of Various Playing Levels
|1.0||This player is just starting to play tennis.|
|1.5||This player has limited experience and is still working primarily on getting the ball into play|
|2.0||This player needs on-court experience. This player has obvious stroke weaknesses, but familiar with basic positions for singles and doubles play.|
|2.5||This player is learning to judge where the ball is going although court coverage is weak. This player can sustain a short rally of slow pace with other players of the same ability.|
|3.0||This player is fairly consistent when hitting medium paced shots, but is not comfortable with all strokes and lacks execution when trying for directional control, depth, or power. Most common doubles formation is one-up, one-back.|
|3.5||This player has achieved improved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots, but still lacks depth and variety. This player exhibits more aggressive net play, has improved court coverage, and is developing teamwork in doubles.|
|4.0||This player has dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both forehand and backhand sides on moderate shots, plus the ability to use lobs, overhead, approach shots, and volleys with some success. This player occasionally forces errors when serving. Rallies may be lost due to impatience. Teamwork in doubles is evident.|
|4.5||This player has begun to master the use of power and spins and is beginning to handle pace, has sound footwork, can control depth of shots, and is beginning to vary game plan according to opponents. This player can hit first serves with power and accuracy and place the second serve. This player tends to over hit on difficult shots. Aggressive net play is common in doubles.|
|5.0||This player has good shot anticipation and frequently has an outstanding shot or attribute around which game may be structured. This player can regularly hit winners or force errors off of short balls and can put away volleys, can successfully execute lobs, drop shots, half volleys and overhead smashes and has good depth and spin on most second serves.|
|5.5||This player has developed power and/or consistency as a major weapon. This player can vary strategies and styles of play in a competitive situation and hits dependable shots in a stress situation.|
|6.0-7.0||These players will generally not need NTRP rating. Ranking or past rankings will speak for themselves. The 6.0 player typically has had intensive training for national tournament competition at the junior and collegiate levels and has obtained a sectional and/or national to ranking. The 6.5 player has a reasonable chance of succeeding at the 7.0 level and has extensive satellite tournament experience. The 7.0 is a world class player who is committed to tournament competition on international level and whose major source of income is tournament prize winnings.|
Permanent Court Time
When you feel the winds of winter approaching…It’s always best to be prepared! Secure an indoor court to get your tennis fix during Fall and Winter. Play at the same day and time with pre-determined participants for 25 weeks. From October 1 to March 31, it’s good to know your heated, indoor court is waiting on you!
Racquet Restring / Regrip
Stringing and grip services are available through the Tennis Office.
For more information, please contact our Tennis Office at (865) 531-5050.