Welcome to The Racket and Fitness Center

courts1The Racket and Fitness Center is the largest indoor racket facility north of Boston. We offer tennis, racquetball, and wallyball court rentals by the hour or through contract court time in our 82,000 square foot facility.

We are a non-membership racket club and open to the public. All are welcome.

With 9 indoor tennis courts our facility offers private and group tennis lessons, round robin match play and USTA League matches. The Racket & Fitness Center offers group lesson programming for children to up to adults. Our teaching professionals also provide private lessons and USTA team lessons.

Our facility also includes 7 climate controlled racquetball courts, wallyball courts and a private fitness center. Fully equipped men’s and women’s locker rooms provide locker and shower amentities. An upstairs lounge serves pizza and drinks. The facility also offers a large banquet room for rental that can seat up to 150 people.

  • 9 climate controlled tennis courts
  • 7 climate controlled racquetball courts
  • Wallyball courts
  • U.S. Open blue courts
  • Fitness center

Meet Our Tennis Pros and Fitness Instructors

  • Ben Cox
    Ben Cox
    Director of Junior Tennis
  • Dave Cousins
    Dave Cousins
    PTR Certified Tennis Professional
  • Tracy MacNider
    Tracy MacNider
    PTR Certified Tennis Professional
  • Doug Bearce
    Doug Bearce
    Tennis Professional
  • Ashley Marble
    Ashley Marble
    Fitness Instructor
  • Nicole Eastman Holbrook
    Nicole Eastman Holbrook
    Yoga Instructor
  • Tim Lacombe
    Tim Lacombe
    PTR Certified Tennis Professional
  • Rocky Clark
    Rocky Clark
    Pickleball Instructor
Ben Cox
Director of Junior Tennis

Ben joined the Racket & Fitness staff in 2015 as Director of Junior Tennis. He grew up in Spring Lake, Michigan, directly next door to tennis courts. From a very early age he and his brother would spend endless hours figuring out the game. At age 9 he started taking lessons. He was a three time high school state champion and in 1994 a USTA Gold Ball National Champion.

He played Division 1 tennis at the University of Michigan, captaining the team both junior and senior year and ending his collegiate career with a total of 78 singles wins. He began his teaching career in Atlanta, Georgia in 2002 as Head Pro for Tennis Pros of Atlanta. He has served as the Head Pro at clubs in Florida, Connecticut and Maine. Five out of the last six Maine state high school singles champs have been coached by Ben.

In September 2015 Ben became a new Dad. In what’s left of his spare time, Ben enjoys playing golf, being with family and of course cheering on his beloved Michigan football and basketball teams.

Email: ben@racketandfitnesscenter.com

Dave Cousins
PTR Certified Tennis Professional

Dave has been a teaching pro at Racket and Fitness Center for ten years, teaching players of all ages and ability levels. Before coming to the Racket, he was Director of Tennis at a local recreation program for 17 years. He started playing tennis at age 13, and he convinced all the kids in the neighborhood to play. During college at USM, he began playing USTA League tennis. Dave has enjoyed 25 years of USTA League tennis, and has attended five USTA Sectional championships as a player with both Men’s and Mixed Doubles teams, and twice as a coach of a Women’s team.

He is marking his 22nd year as a PTR Certified Tennis Professional. His deep knowledge of equipment, from rackets to strings, make him a valuable asset to players in search of new tennis products. Dave has taken the United States Racquet Stringers Association course, further solidifying his stringing knowledge.

He also enjoys being the detail man in setting up charity event fundraisers for MS, the American Heart Association, the United Way and the Alzheimer’s Association!

Email: dave@racketandfitnesscenter.com

Tracy MacNider
PTR Certified Tennis Professional

Tracy has been a teaching pro at the Racket & Fitness Center since 1999. Growing up in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, she developed her power baseline game playing against some of the top ranked boys in Canada. She was a member of her varsity high school tennis team, playing singles and mixed doubles all 5 years. She graduated from Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, and made the move to Maine and the Racket!

She is certified by PTR as a Tennis Professional in both Junior and Adult Development and by Tennis Canada as a Level 2 Tennis Coach. Tracy enjoys working with all ages and abilities but specializes in working with younger competitive athletes. She coached the Scarborough high school girls’ varsity tennis team and the middle school tennis team from 2000-2007.

Tracy also enjoys playing competitively throughout New England. She ranked in the top 5 in Women’s Open singles in new England over a period of ten years, reaching #1 in 2006 in both Women’s 4.0 and 4.5 levels and #2 in 2008. She loves spending time with her dog on the beach in Ocean Park.

Email: tracy@racketandfitnesscenter.com

Doug Bearce
Tennis Professional

Recently semi-retired, Doug has been a tennis professional at the Racket and Fitness Center for the past 40 years, serving as Head Pro for the last 30 years. He graduated from USM, where he played baseball for the Huskies and, at age 21, picked up his interest in tennis.

Doug has been an active player, teaching pro and coach throughout his career. He has been Head Pro at clubs in Kennebunk and Falmouth. He has served on the board of the Maine Tennis Association (MTA), and has been ranked #1 in MTA Men’s Doubles multiple times, and #1 in USTA New England Men’s 4.5 Doubles. Doug has enjoyed three trips to USTA Nationals competitions as a league player.

In the summers, Doug serves as the Head Pro at a local country club and enjoys the opportunity to work on his clay game. He also loves a round of golf and, given the weather and an opportunity, the chance to fish.

One highlight of his tennis career was playing tennis and sharing a cold Fosters beer with Australian tennis great Rod Laver.

Email: doug@racketandfitnesscenter.com

Ashley Marble
Fitness Instructor

I am a fully qualified holistic health coach with a certification and training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. I have bachelors degree in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine from the University of Southern Maine. I have been trained in over one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. I also worked at Duke University and for ADIDAS training the top athletes in the country. Drawing on this knowledge as well as my personal experience, research and growth, I will help you create a completely personalized Ultimate Transformation:Mind-Body, that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences and goals!

Nicole Eastman Holbrook
Yoga Instructor

A graduate of Well Heart Yoga Teacher Training, Nicole earned her 200 hour certification with a focus on asana, anatomy, assisting, skillful teaching, the eight limbs of yoga, Sanskrit, Ayurveda, and advanced asana. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in Humanities with a focus on Ethics and Leadership from University of Southern Maine. Her experience as a student has brought her to discover the value in balancing all parts of life. She discovered yoga in 2009 and from then on developed a strong devotion to holistic practices of all kinds. In her time off the mat she is a writer, entrepreneur, and wellness warrior. Nicole focuses on proper alignment, harmonizing breath and body, and yogic philosophies in her teachings.

Tim Lacombe
PTR Certified Tennis Professional

Tim found a passion for the sport of tennis while attending the University of Southern Maine. He has been ranked as high as #1 in Maine in mixed doubles #2 in men’s doubles and #4 in singles. Tim received the Maine Tennis Association participation award in 2006 and 2007. He participates in and captains several USTA league teams, and has made it to USTA Nationals six times in nine years. Tim received the MTA USTA League Captain of the Year Award in 2012 and 2013 and in 2014 he received the Maine Junior Development award. Tim is currently rated as a 4.5 USTA level tennis player.

Tim currently co-leads the Racket & Fitness Center’s Triples program as an independent tennis instructor. He is the Head Coach for the University of Southern Maine Men’s and Women’s Tennis Teams, a NCAA Division III sports team.

Rocky Clark
Pickleball Instructor

Rocky Clark has a passion for pickle ball. He started playing pickleball in 2012 and was appointed Maine Pickleball Ambassador in 2013, New England Pickleball Ambassador in 2014 and Atlantic Regional Pickleball Director in 2015. He won the Bronze Medal in singles at the USAPA National’s in Arizona in 2014. In 2015, he won the Gold Medal in singles at the Atlantic South held in Charlotte, N.C. and Atlantic Regionals held in Norwalk, Conn. in 2015. Rocky enjoys teaching the strokes and strategies of pickle ball.

His love for racket sports began when he started playing tennis at Wavus summer Camp in Jefferson, Maine in 1964. He went on to play the #1 spot at Taconic High School in Western Massachusetts and was runner-up in Western Massachusetts State Championships in 1973. After high school he played the # 2 Singles position for Bentley College. His tennis accomplishments include winning the Wyoming Open in 1982 and the Montana Open 1984. In 1992, Rocky was ranked #1 in the 35+ division in Maine.

Rocky is currently President of Clark & Stuart, an investment advisory firm based in New England, with an office located just down the road from the Racket & Fitness Center, enabling him to accommodate most pickleball lesson requests. He is to married to his gold medal mixed doubles pickleball partner, Anne, and has started teaching 2 out of their 4 granddaughters the sport of pickleball.

Email: rocky@racketandfitnesscenter.com