Adult Tennis

Open Clinics: All Abilities

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Session 1: Sept. 19th – Oct. 28th
Session 2: Oct. 31st – Dec. 16th
Session 3: Jan. 2nd – Feb. 10th
Session 4: Feb. 13th – March 31st
Session 5: April 3rd – May 19th
Session 6: May 22nd – June 19th

Adult Beginner Tennis:
Monday from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Beginner tennis classes are a great introduction for adults looking to try tennis. We use different levels of compression balls and go over all the basics of tennis technique, movement, and ball striking.  This is great way to start to learn the game of tennis.
Cost: $180 for 6-week session
Sessions start on the program dates listed above.

Back to Tennis:
Wednesday from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday from 11:00 to 12:30 p.m.
Did you play tennis in High School or in college and want to get Back into tennis?  This class was created for adults to get re-introduction to tennis. We go over the basics of tennis technique, movement and strategy. This program is a great way to make tennis connections and meet tennis partners.
Cost: $180 for 6 week session for 1 1/2 hour class
Sessions start on the program dates listed above.

Low Impact Cardio Tennis:
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This Tennis program fits in between a Cardio and Instructional clinic, where students will get a moderate workout while learning more about doubles positioning and strategy. Perfect for the USTA 2.5 to 3.5 range of players who are looking to get more court time, hit more balls and learn more while having fun.
** Please call ahead to reserve your spot.
Cost: $17 for the 1-hour session

Cardio Tennis:
Monday from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Thursday from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
Friday from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Cardio Tennis is an hour of nonstop drilling and point play with the focus on hitting lots of tennis balls and continuous moving.  It’s a fun work out with lots of tennis but with the expectation of fast play.
Starts June 5th 2017
** Players ideally need to reserve their spot a few days in advance as classes fill up.
Cost: $20 for the 1-hour session
Cost: $25 for the 1 1/2 hour a.m. sessions
Cost: $30 for the 1 1/2 hour p.m. sessions

Join Our Weekly Match Play

Men’s 60+ Doubles
Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:30 to 12:00 p.m.
Our Men’s 60+ Doubles program is one of our very popular adult programs. On average, this program takes up 5 courts each week. We provide the match-up of players and the tennis balls, you come to play with a variety of different players. If you are a senior and want to play tennis, then this is the program for you.  ** Players ideally need to reserve their spot 1 week in advance so we can coordinate teams.
Cost:
$20


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Competitive Triples:
Tuesday from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Thursday from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Friday from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Triples is a fun game with a 3v3 format that is supposed to be fun and active. It’s a great first introduction to semi competitive tennis without as much pressure as doubles or singles. 2 players start at the baseline with one at net and after each point played the players rotate positions.  Competitive Triples is for players with a 3.5 or higher tennis rating.
** Call ahead to reserve your spot – this is a popular program.
Cost: $20 per session.

USTA Rating-Based Clinics

Singles Flex Leagues
Men, Women, Junior

The Racket & Fitness Center offers an organized singles match play league for men, women and junior tennis players. The league is split into two seasons – the first session starts in September and the second in January.

Players are grouped based on ability level (men’s 3.0 or 3.5, for example). The number of participants varies between 6 to 12 people. Sessions run for 10 weeks, with an additional 2 weeks to make-up matches. Players are given a schedule and assigned players to play each week at a mutually agreed upon time by both players. Players take turns bringing balls.  This is a great way to meet new tennis players in the community.

Flex league costs $15. To sign up for Singles Flex League call the front desk at 207-775-6128 or email Tracy MacNider.

Maine Singles Tennis Ladder– Match play only
Currently this program will start back up in middle of September 2017
Tuesday from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.
An invite only group, this is for singles tennis players who are looking for high-level match play. All matches will count toward your Universal Tennis Rating.  Sign up with the RFC front desk or with Eliot Potvin each week by Saturday night as match line-ups will be emailed out Monday night.  The program can include high level junior players, local teaching professionals, 4.5+ women and 4.0+ men. Match play format will include 2 out of 3 sets, regular scoring and 10-point tiebreaker in lieu of the 3rd set.  There is no instruction with this program. Contact Eliot Potvin at the The Racket and Fitness Center for more information: 207-775-6128
** Players will need to reserve their spot the Saturday before match day.
Cost: $35 for 1 1/2 hours of match play (Juniors in the Apex Tennis Academy: $25/match)

USTA Clinics for 2.5 Level Players:
Wednesday from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m..
These clinics are for 2.5 USTA level players, both men and women. These clinics focus both on technique but also with a high emphasis on winning strategy based on the level of play. Each clinic is varied but it is on the pros discretion on which levels they recommend people to join.
** Players ideally need to reserve their spot a few days in advance as classes fill up. 
Cost: $25

USTA Clinics for 3.0 Level Players:
Tuesday from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Thursday from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
These clinics are for 3.0 USTA level players, both men and women. These clinics focus both on technique but also with a high emphasis on winning strategy based on the level of play. Each clinic is varied but it is on the pros discretion on which levels they recommend people to join.
** Players ideally need to reserve their spot a few days in advance as classes fill up. 
Cost: $25

USTA Clinics for 3.5 Level Players:
Tuesday from 10:30 to 12:00 p.m.
Thursday from 10:30 to 12:00 p.m.
These clinics are for 3.5 USTA level players, both men and women. These clinics focus both on technique but also with a high emphasis on winning strategy based on the level of play. Each clinic is varied but it is on the pros discretion on which levels they recommend people to join.
** Players ideally need to reserve their spot a few days in advance as classes fill up.
Cost: $25 for morning sessions
Cost: $30 for evening sessions

USTA Clinics for 4.0+ Level Players:
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These clinic are for USTA 4.0 and above level players, both men and women. These clinics focus both on technique but also with a high emphasis on winning strategy based on the level of play. Each clinic is varied but it is on the pros discretion on which levels they recommend people to join.
** Players ideally need to reserve their spot a few days in advance as classes fill up.
Cost: $25 for morning sessions
Cost: $30 for evening sessions

Boot Camp:
The men’s boot camp is for 3.5+ level players and involves a lot of point play drills. This includes lots of repetitions, boot camp gives players the opportunity to work on shots and return of serves.  For example the return of serve probably one of the most under practiced shot in tennis.  Boot camp offers less instruction then a normal NTRP clinic, although it can be paused at any time to work on specific point play or shots.
Cost: $25 per session

USTA Team Practice: Our tennis instructors can help your team succeed during its USTA league season.  One of our tennis professionals can work with your team on a weekly or bi-monthly basis to run practice, provide doubles strategy and instruction.

USTA Leagues: Mixed 18 & Over, 40 & Over  |  Adult 18 & Over , 40 & Over   |  55 & Over, 65 & Over (invitational)
We are the home club for more than 70 USTA League teams, several of which earned a spot in  the National Championships for 2016.  It’s highly recommended that if you want to get on a team you first take a private lesson with one of our tennis professionals who will then assign you a USTA rating.  Once you know your rating you can then begin to either form your own team as a captain or have one of the pros introduce you to a team.


Contract Tennis Court:  Many of our tennis players secure a contract on a tennis court for the same time with a consistent day during the fall and winter months.  Contracts start from mid September through the end of May.  It’s also a good way to stay in shape, economical,  and fun.  Contract Stephan Woods for details and available times.

In order to keep our courts lasting and looking good PLEASE wear approved indoor tennis shoes and absolutely NO coffee, soft drinks or gum allowed on the courts.

 

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