Adult Tennis

Open Clinics: All Abilities

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Coming Soon Fall 2017

Session 1:   Sept. 18 – Oct. 28, 2017
Session 2:   Oct. 30 – Dec. 23, 2017
Session 3:   Jan. 1 – February 10, 2018
Session 4:   Feb. 12 – March 31, 2018
Session 5:   April 2 – May 19, 2018
Session 6:   May 21 – June 16, 2018
*Please note, that Holidays and school Vacation weeks have been factored into our schedule.

Adult Beginner Tennis
Wednesday  8:00 – 9:00 PM
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
Thursday 5:30 – 6:30 PM
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.

Theme of the The Week
Monday 8:00 – 9:00 PM
Designed for players of all levels.  Each one-hour clinic provides intensive instruction on a specific tennis stroke or strategy.
Cost:  $20 per class

Boot Camp (Men’s Drills)
Saturday  9:00 – 10:30 AM
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

Adult Singles
Wednesday 7:00 – 8:30 AM
This clinic is meant for 3.5+ players looking to work on their singles tactics.

Ladies Doubles
Tuesday  10:30 – 12:00 PM
This clinic is geared towards those ladies that are 3.0+ that would like to work on their doubles games.

Low Impact Cardio Tennis
Tuesday  5:30 – 6:30 PM
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: $20 for the 1-hour session

Cardio Tennis
Tuesday  7:30 – 9:00 AM
Wednesday  8:00 – 9:00 PM
Thursday  6:30 – 8:00 AM
Friday  12:00 – 1:00 PM
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.
** 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 AM sessions
Cost: $30 for the 1 1/2 hour PM sessions

Join Our Weekly Match Play

Men’s 60+ Doubles
Tuesday 10:30 to 12:00 PM
Friday  10:30 – 12:00 PM
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.
$20  per session.

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Friday  5:30 – 7:00 PM
Triples is a fun game with a 3 vs 3 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.

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.

UTR Singles & Doubles Matchplay
Tuesday  8:00 – 9:30 PM
Friday  7:00 – 8:30 PM
An invite only group, this is for 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 Singles match play (Juniors in the Apex Tennis Academy: $25/match)
$22 for 1 1/2 hours of Doubles match play

USTA Rating-Based Clinics

These clinics are for both men and women based on their level of play.   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. 

USTA Clinics for 2.5 Level Players:

USTA Clinics for 3.0 Level Players:
Wednesday  8:00 – 9:00 PM
Cost:  $20  per class

USTA Clinics for 3.5 Level Players:
Tuesday  8:00 – 9:30 PM
Cost: $30   per class

USTA Clinics for 4.0 Level Players:
Monday     7:30 – 9:00 AM
Thursday   8:00 – 9:30 PM
Cost: $25 for morning sessions
Cost: $30 for evening sessions

USTA Clinics for 4.5+ Level Players:
Monday  8:30 – 10:00 PM
Cost: $30

USTA Team Prep :
Wednesday  5:00 – 6:30 PM
This is for those players looking to find a USTA team to play on.

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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