Adult Tennis

Adult Outdoor Summer Programs

This Summer starting the week of May 21, 2018 we will be running the following Adult Tennis Programs Outdoors on Waynflete’s Fore River Fields Tennis Courts that are located at 283 Osgood Street, Portland, ME 04102.   If the weather looks iffy, classes will be moved indoors to The Racket & Fitness Center.
To Sign up for any of the following Outdoor Adult Summer clinics, please contact the tennis pros directly!
Monday:
12:00 – 1:30 PM Intro To Tennis / Back To Tennis held at Waynflete (Kelly / Dave )

Tuesday:
9:00 – 10:30 AM Ladies 2.5 – 3.0 Clinic held at Waynflete (Dave)

Wednesday:
11:00 – 12:30 PM 2.5 – 3.0 Clinic held at Waynflete (Kelly / (Dave)
12:00 – 1:30 PM Men’s 4.0 Clinic held at Waynflete (Lance / Dave)

Thursday:
12:00 – 1:30 PM 3.5 Clinic held at Waynflete (Kelly / Dave)

Friday:
8:30 – 10:00 AM Cardio Tennis held at Waynflete (Kelly)

The cost is $20 per person per clinic if the class runs outdoors. If the class has to be moved indoors, the cost is $25 per person!

Open Clinics: All Abilities

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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 12:00 – 1:30 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: $120 for 6 week session for 1 hour class
$180 for 6 week session for 1 1/2 hour class
Sessions start on the program dates listed above.

Back to Tennis
Monday 11:00 -12:30 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: $120 for 6 week session for 1 hour class
$180 for 6 week session for 1 1/2 hour class
Sessions start on the program dates listed above.

Men’s 4.0+
Wednesday 12:00 – 1:30 PM
High level hitting group with a focus on strategy and point play.  Lot’s of fun.  Call the RFC to reserve your spot.

Ladies 3.5+
Call the RFC for details
This clinic is geared towards those ladies that are 3.5+ that would like to work on their doubles games. This 1.5 hour clinic focuses on teamwork, court coverage, shot selection, and tactics.
Cost: $25 per class

Ladies 2.5 – 3.0
Tuesday 9:00 – 10:30 AM
Wednesday 11:00 – 12:30 AM
Thursday 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Saturday 10:30 – 11:30 AM
This clinic is geared towards those ladies that are have a 2.5 – 3.0 NTRP rating that would like to work on their doubles games.   This 1.5 hour clinic focuses on teamwork, court coverage, shot selection, and tactics.
Cost: $25 per class

Low Impact Cardio Tennis
Call the RFC for details
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 Class

Cardio Tennis
Tuesday 4:30 – 5:50 PM
Thursday 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Friday  8:30 – 10:00 AM
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 workout 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 class
Cost: $25 for the 1 1/2 hour AM class
Cost: $30 for the 1 1/2 hour PM class

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.
Cost:
$20  per day


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Triples
Friday  6:30 – 8:00 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. 
** Call ahead to reserve your spot – this is a popular program.
Cost: $20 per class

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  Starts back up in September
Friday  Starts back up in September
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 Eliot Potvin each week by Monday/Thursday night as match line-ups will be emailed out Tuesday/Friday morning.  The program can include high level junior players, local teaching professionals, 4.0+ 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 day before match.
Cost: $36 for 2 hours of Singles match play (Juniors in the Apex Tennis Academy: $25/match)
$23 for 2 hours of Doubles match play ($18 for Apex Juniors)

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:
Wednesday 11:30 -1:00 PM
** Players ideally need to reserve their spot a few days in advance as classes fill up.
Cost: $20 for the 1-hour class
Cost: $25 for the 1 1/2 hour AM class
Cost: $30 for the 1 1/2 hour PM class

USTA Clinics for 3.0 Level Players:
Monday 12:00 -1:30 PM
Saturday  10:00 – 11:00 AM
** Players ideally need to reserve their spot a few days in advance as classes fill up.
Cost: $20 for the 1-hour class
Cost: $25 for the 1 1/2 hour AM class
Cost: $30 for the 1 1/2 hour PM class

USTA Clinics for 3.5 Level Players:
Thursday 12-1:30 PM (Mixed)
** Players ideally need to reserve their spot a few days in advance as classes fill up.
Cost: $25 for the 1 1/2 hour class

USTA Clinics for 4.0 Level Players:
Wednesday 12:00 -1:30 PM (Men’s)
Thursday 8:00 – 9:30 PM (Mixed)
** Players ideally need to reserve their spot a few days in advance as classes fill up.
Cost: $20 for the 1-hour class
Cost: $25 for the 1 1/2 hour AM class
Cost: $30 for the 1 1/2 hour PM class

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 2017.  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.  Contact 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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