ADULT INSTRUCTION
(weather permitting & subject to change)

Tuesday
Open Tennis Clinic
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday
Intermediate Pickleball Clinic
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Friday
Newbies Pickleball Clinic
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Doubles Strategy Tennis Clinic
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

JUNIOR TENNIS INSTRUCTION
(weather permitting)

Monday – Friday
Red Ball Clinic (4-7 year old’s)
Green Ball Clinic (8-12 year old’s)
Yellow Ball Clinic (13 & Up)

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

PICKLEBALL WEEKLY PLAY SCHEDULE:
(weather permitting & subject to change)

Advance Play
Tuesdays & Thursdays
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Intermediate Play
Wednesdays
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Newbies Play
Mondays
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Fridays
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Sundays
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Open Play (All Levels)
Saturdays
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

For more information or to sign up, please call the Tennis Shop at 252-261-6438 or e-mail dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com

Contact Kevin to sign up for Junior Clinics or to set up a private lesson at dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com or call/text to 703-489-3794.

RACQUET SPORTS TIP
From: Kevin Cretella, The Director of Racquet Sports

“The Hot-Seat”
The returner’s partner starts the point out in the most difficult position to be in on the doubles court, known as the “Hot-Seat”. They should start the point on the service line, close to the center service line. Oftentimes, players stand too far away from the service line on their half of the court or even worse, stand close to the net in the service box on their half of the court. Either way, this leaves a big hole through the middle of the court if the server’s partner is able to make a play on the return from your partner. So, ensure you are in the “Hot-Seat” position and stay home, ready to make a reflex volley if your partner hits it to the opposing net player. If your partner is able to make the “high-percentage” play cross-court past the opposing net player, move forward to the center of the service box, while shading slightly towards the direction of the path of the ball. Try this out and let me know how it works for you!

FUN FACT!
Is tennis the healthiest sport?

After tracking more than 8,500 people for over 25 years, the data showcased that seven sports contributed to increased life expectancy for active participants compared to sedentary peers. Tennis was not only included in the seven sports that contribute to a healthier life, but it came in on top.

BALL MACHINE RENTALS
Contact Kevin or Whitney at dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com to rent the pickleball or tennis ball machine.

The pickleball or tennis ball machine can be rented for:
$10 per hour
$90 for a yearly single plan
$110 for a yearly family plan

New Machine Yearly Package Rental Deals:
$135 for a yearly single plan for both the pickleball and tennis ball machines
$165 for a yearly family plan for both the pickleball and tennis ball machines

NEED NEW TENNIS OR PICKLEBALL EQUIPMENT?
Check out our selection in the pro shop! If we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can always order what you need!

UPCOMING RACQUET SPORTS EVENT

The Big Dill Pickleball Tournament
Saturday, May 14

2022 RACQUET SPORTS SCHEDULE

May
10 ….. PBA Quarterly Meeting – PBA Members
14 ….. The ‘Big Dill’ Pickleball Tournament – Open

June
9 …… LTA Quarterly – LTA Members
25 ….. Black and White Cup – Members Only

August
6 …… World Team Racquet Sports Tournament – Members Only
10 ….. PBA Quarterly Meeting – PBA Members

September
15 ….. LTA Quarterly – LTA Members
17-18 … Men’s/Women’s Club Pickleball Championship – Members Only

October
1 ……. Get Pinked and More! Event – Open
10-23 … Love to Remember Tournament – Open

November
3 …… End of Season Party – Members Only
8 …… Annual PBA Meeting – Members Only

December
8 …… LTA Quarterly – LTA Members
10 ….. Toys for Tots Collection – Members Only

ADULT INSTRUCTION
(weather permitting & subject to change)

Tuesday
Open Tennis Clinic
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday
Intermediate Pickleball Clinic
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Friday
Newbies Pickleball Clinic
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Doubles Strategy Tennis Clinic
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

JUNIOR TENNIS INSTRUCTION
(weather permitting)

Monday – Friday
Red Ball Clinic (4-7 year old’s)
Green Ball Clinic (8-12 year old’s)
Yellow Ball Clinic (13 & Up)

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

PICKLEBALL WEEKLY PLAY SCHEDULE:
(weather permitting & subject to change)

Advance Play
Tuesdays & Thursdays
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Intermediate Play
Wednesdays
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Newbies Play
Mondays
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Fridays
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Sundays
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Open Play (All Levels)
Saturdays
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

For more information or to sign up, please call the Tennis Shop at 252-261-6438 or e-mail dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com

Contact Kevin to sign up for Junior Clinics or to set up a private lesson at dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com or call/text to 703-489-3794.

RACQUET SPORTS TIP
From: Kevin Cretella, The Director of Racquet Sports

“Mixing It Up”
Play with extra variety early on in your next doubles match to see what your opponents like and dislike. Then, try to exploit these “chinks in their armor” until you’ve “taken the fight out of them”. Let me know how it works for you in your next doubles match!

FUN FACT!
Before rackets were made, the ball was struck with the palm of the hand in the 12th century. Then in the 16th century the rackets came into use.

BALL MACHINE RENTALS
Contact Kevin or Whitney at dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com to rent the pickleball or tennis ball machine.

The pickleball or tennis ball machine can be rented for:
$10 per hour
$90 for a yearly single plan
$110 for a yearly family plan

New Machine Yearly Package Rental Deals:
$135 for a yearly single plan for both the pickleball and tennis ball machines

NEED NEW TENNIS OR PICKLEBALL EQUIPMENT?
Check out our selection in the pro shop! If we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can always order what you need!

UPCOMING RACQUET SPORTS EVENT

Racquet Sports Spring Kickoff
Saturday, April 2nd

LTA Swing Into Spring Doubles Tournament
Saturday, April 23rd

2022 RACQUET SPORTS SCHEDULE

March
10 ….. LTA Quarterly – LTA Members

April
2 …… Racquet Sports Spring Kick-Off – Members Only
4-June 11 …. Men’s/Women’s Club Tennis Championships – Members Only
22-24 ….. LTA Swing Into Spring Doubles Tournament – Open

May
10 ….. PBA Quarterly Meeting – PBA Members
14-15 ….. The ‘Big Dill’ Pickleball Tournament – Open

June
9 …… LTA Quarterly – LTA Members
25 ….. Black and White Cup – Members Only

August
6 …… World Team Racquet Sports Tournament – Members Only
10 ….. PBA Quarterly Meeting – PBA Members

September
15 ….. LTA Quarterly – LTA Members
17-18 … Men’s/Women’s Club Pickleball Championship – Members Only

October
1 ……. Get Pinked and More! Event – Open
10-23 … Love to Remember Tournament – Open

November
3 …… End of Season Party – Members Only
8 …… Annual PBA Meeting – Members Only

December
8 …… LTA Quarterly – LTA Members
10 ….. Toys for Tots Collection – Members Only

ADULT INSTRUCTION
(weather permitting & subject to change)

Tuesday
Open Tennis Clinic
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday
Intermediate Pickleball Clinic
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Friday
Newbies Pickleball Clinic
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Doubles Strategy Tennis Clinic
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

JUNIOR TENNIS INSTRUCTION
(weather permitting)

Monday – Friday
Red Ball Clinic (4-7 year old’s)
Green Ball Clinic (8-12 year old’s)
Yellow Ball Clinic (13 & Up)

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

PICKLEBALL WEEKLY PLAY SCHEDULE:
(weather permitting & subject to change)

Advance Play
Tuesdays & Thursdays
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Intermediate Play
Wednesdays
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Newbies Play
Mondays
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Fridays
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Sundays
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Open Play (All Levels)
Saturdays
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

For more information or to sign up, please call the Tennis Shop at 252-261-6438 or e-mail dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com

Contact Kevin to sign up for Junior Clinics or to set up a private lesson at dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com or call/text to 703-489-3794.

RACQUET SPORTS TIP
From: Kevin Cretella, The Director of Racquet Sports

“How to Watch Tennis”
When watching the professionals play tennis on TV, do not solely focus on the ball as if you’re playing pinball. Instead, pick one player to focus on each point and focus on their shot selection, where they recover to based on the type of shot they’ve hit, and how they split-step exactly when their opponent is hitting and move immediately to the incoming ball. Do not just watch highlights as flashy shots, such as tweeners and drop shots, seldomly occur throughout a match. Instead, watch the match in its entirety. Focus on the players’ shot selection based on the scoreline. You’ll find that the pros generally stick to high-percentage tactics, hitting high over the middle of the net with cross courts shots, which allows them the most possible margin of error and minimizes the amount they must recover. This week is an optimal time to practice watching tennis the correct way, given the inclement weather and the TV coverage of the Australian Open. Let me know how this works for you!

FUN FACT!
During a match, a player on average runs 3 miles. Due to the restricted length of a tennis court, that is a difficult 3 miles of continuous back and forth moving!

BALL MACHINE RENTALS
Contact Kevin or Whitney at dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com to rent the pickleball or tennis ball machine.

The pickleball or tennis ball machine can be rented for:
$10 per hour
$90 for a yearly single plan
$110 for a yearly family plan

New Machine Yearly Package Rental Deals:
$135 for a yearly single plan for both the pickleball and tennis ball machines
$165 for a yearly family plan for both the pickleball and tennis ball machines

NEED NEW TENNIS OR PICKLEBALL EQUIPMENT?
Check out our selection in the pro shop! If we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can always order what you need!

UPCOMING RACQUET SPORTS EVENT

Racquet Sports Spring Kickoff
Saturday, April 2nd

Come out to the courts and celebrate the start of the 2022 Racquet Sports Season with fellow members! This is a free event that will include fun tennis and pickleball play, while mingling with friends. There will be a beer and wine charge bar on-site as well as complimentary house-made potato chips and pub snack-mix.

2022 RACQUET SPORTS SCHEDULE

March
10 ….. LTA Quarterly – LTA Members

April
2 …… Racquet Sports Spring Kick-Off – Members Only
4-June 11 …. Men’s/Women’s Club Tennis Championships – Members Only
22-24 ….. LTA Swing Into Spring Doubles Tournament – Open

May
10 ….. PBA Quarterly Meeting – PBA Members
14-15 ….. The ‘Big Dill’ Pickleball Tournament – Open

June
9 …… LTA Quarterly – LTA Members
25 ….. Black and White Cup – Members Only

August
6 …… World Team Racquet Sports Tournament – Members Only
10 ….. PBA Quarterly Meeting – PBA Members

September
15 ….. LTA Quarterly – LTA Members
17-18 … Men’s/Women’s Club Pickleball Championship – Members Only

October
1 ……. Get Pinked and More! Event – Open
10-23 … Love to Remember Tournament – Open

November
3 …… End of Season Party – Members Only
8 …… Annual PBA Meeting – Members Only

December
8 …… LTA Quarterly – LTA Members
10 ….. Toys for Tots Collection – Members Only

ADULT INSTRUCTION
(weather permitting & subject to change)

Tuesday
Open Tennis Clinic
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday
Intermediate Pickleball Clinic
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Friday
Newbies Pickleball Clinic
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Doubles Strategy Tennis Clinic
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

JUNIOR TENNIS INSTRUCTION
(weather permitting)

Monday – Friday
Red Ball Clinic (4-7 year old’s)
Green Ball Clinic (8-12 year old’s)
Yellow Ball Clinic (13 & Up)

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

PICKLEBALL WEEKLY PLAY SCHEDULE:
(weather permitting & subject to change)

Advance Play
Tuesdays & Thursdays
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Intermediate Play
Wednesdays
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Newbies Play
Mondays
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Fridays
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Sundays
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Open Play (All Levels)
Saturdays
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

For more information or to sign up, please call the Tennis Shop at 252-261-6438 or e-mail dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com

Contact Kevin to sign up for Junior Clinics or to set up a private lesson at dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com or call/text to 703-489-3794.

RACQUET SPORTS TIP
From: Kevin Cretella, The Director of Racquet Sports

“Using the Five Senses”
In order to maximize the joy received from pickleball, one must learn to use all 5 of their senses. The obvious senses we must utilize are that of sight and touch. One must watch the ball closely and feel the ball at contact. One must hear the sound the ball makes at contact to indicate if it’s a pure contact of the sweet spot or a dull off center hit. One must smell fear in their opponents. If one is able to correctly use the four previously listed senses, they will likely experience the fifth sense as they taste the sweet taste of victory. Try this out the next time you play pickleball and let me know how it works for you!

FUN FACT!
Pickleball was invented in 1965 by congressman Joel Pritchard at his home on Bainbridge Island, near Seattle, WA. The game was first played with Ping Pong paddles and a wiffle ball on a badminton court with the net lowered. From there, the game has slowly evolved into what it is today.

BALL MACHINE RENTALS
Contact Kevin or Whitney at dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com to rent the pickleball or tennis ball machine.

The pickleball or tennis ball machine can be rented for:
$10 per hour
$90 for a yearly single plan
$110 for a yearly family plan

New Machine Yearly Package Rental Deals:
$135 for a yearly single plan for both the pickleball and tennis ball machines
$165 for a yearly family plan for both the pickleball and tennis ball machines

NEED NEW TENNIS OR PICKLEBALL EQUIPMENT?
Check out our selection in the pro shop! If we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can always order what you need!

UPCOMING RACQUET SPORTS EVENT

Valentine’s Day Social
Thursday, February 10th

Bring some food and/or drink to Pine Island to share and join us for fun tennis and pickleball play and socializing with fellow Duck Woods Members!

Price: $15 per person (shared court fee)
RSVP to dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com by Thursday, February 3rd

2022 RACQUET SPORTS SCHEDULE

February
8 …… PBA Quarterly Meeting – PBA Members
10 ….. Valentine’s Day Social @ Pine Island – Members Only

March
10 ….. LTA Quarterly – LTA Members

April
2 …… Racquet Sports Spring Kick-Off – Members Only
4-June 11 …. Men’s/Women’s Club Tennis Championships – Members Only
29-May 1 ….. LTA Swing Into Spring Doubles Tournament – Open

May
10 ….. PBA Quarterly Meeting – PBA Members
14-15 ….. The ‘Big Dill’ Pickleball Tournament – Open

June
9 …… LTA Quarterly – LTA Members
25 ….. Black and White Cup – Members Only

August
6 …… World Team Racquet Sports Tournament – Members Only
10 ….. PBA Quarterly Meeting – PBA Members

September
15 ….. LTA Quarterly – LTA Members
17-18 … Men’s/Women’s Club Pickleball Championship – Members Only

October
1 ……. Get Pinked and More! Event – Open
10-23 … Love to Remember Tournament – Open

November
3 …… End of Season Party – Members Only
8 …… Annual PBA Meeting – Members Only

December
8 …… LTA Quarterly – LTA Members
10 ….. Toys for Tots Collection – Members Only

ADULT INSTRUCTION
(weather permitting & subject to change)

Tuesday
Open Tennis Clinic
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday
Intermediate Pickleball Clinic
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Friday
Newbies Pickleball Clinic
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Doubles Strategy Tennis Clinic
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

JUNIOR TENNIS INSTRUCTION
(weather permitting)

Monday – Friday
Red Ball Clinic (4-7 year old’s)
Green Ball Clinic (8-12 year old’s)
Yellow Ball Clinic (13 & Up)

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

PICKLEBALL WEEKLY PLAY SCHEDULE:
(weather permitting & subject to change)

Advance Play
Tuesdays & Thursdays
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Intermediate Play
Wednesdays
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Newbies Play
Mondays
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Fridays
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Sundays
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Open Play (All Levels)
Saturdays
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

For more information or to sign up, please call the Tennis Shop at 252-261-6438 or e-mail dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com

Contact Kevin to sign up for Junior Clinics or to set up a private lesson at dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com or call/text to 703-489-3794.

RACQUET SPORTS TIP
From: Kevin Cretella, The Director of Racquet Sports

“Pickleball Geometry”
After hitting your third shot drop, ensure that you follow it into the no-volley-zone line at the correct angle. If you’ve hit your third shot drop cross court, follow your shot diagonally in at the same angle you hit the ball so that you’re positioned more towards the center line on your half of the court when you get to the ball so that you’re positioned more towards the center line on your half of the court when you get to the n-v-z line. If you hit your third shop drop down the line, follow your shot straight up to the n-v-z line so that you’re staggered more towards the sideline on your half of the court. Your partner will shift with you as if you’re attached at the hip with a rope that is pulling you both towards the shot that you’ve executed. This way, you and your partner will be able to cover the angles at which your opponents can hit to from the position that your third shot drop bounces on their side of the net. Try this out next time you play pickleball and let me know how it works for you!

FUN FACT!
The fastest women’s tennis serve ever recorded was 127.38mph and was hit by Venus Williams.

BALL MACHINE RENTALS
Contact Kevin or Whitney at dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com to rent the pickleball or tennis ball machine.

The pickleball or tennis ball machine can be rented for:
$10 per hour
$90 for a yearly single plan
$110 for a yearly family plan

New Machine Yearly Package Rental Deals:
$135 for a yearly single plan for both the pickleball and tennis ball machines
$165 for a yearly family plan for both the pickleball and tennis ball machines

NEED NEW TENNIS OR PICKLEBALL EQUIPMENT?
Check out our selection in the pro shop! If we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can always order what you need!

TOYS FOR TOTS

The 2021 Toys for Tots Tennis and Pickleball Social is in the books! Thank you to all who donated and participated! It was a lovely event for a great cause and there will be many happy children because of your generous and thoughtful gifts this holiday season.

 

ADULT INSTRUCTION
(weather permitting & subject to change)

Tuesday
Open Tennis Clinic
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday
Intermediate Pickleball Clinic
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Friday
Newbies Pickleball Clinic
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Doubles Strategy Tennis Clinic
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

JUNIOR TENNIS INSTRUCTION
(weather permitting)

Monday – Friday
Red Ball Clinic (4-7 year old’s)
Green Ball Clinic (8-12 year old’s)
Yellow Ball Clinic (13 & Up)

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

PICKLEBALL WEEKLY PLAY SCHEDULE:
(weather permitting & subject to change)

Advance Play
Tuesdays & Thursdays
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Intermediate Play
Wednesdays
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Newbies Play
Mondays
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Fridays
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Sundays
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Open Play (All Levels)
Saturdays
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

For more information or to sign up, please call the Tennis Shop at 252-261-6438 or e-mail dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com

Contact Kevin to sign up for Junior Clinics or to set up a private lesson at dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com or call/text to 703-489-3794.

RACQUET SPORTS TIP
From: Kevin Cretella, The Director of Racquet Sports

“The Art of Deception”
Move quickly up to short balls, get set to hit the ball, but hold and disguise your shot until the last second. This way, your opponent will likely try to guess where they think you’re going to hit the ball and begin to move in that direction, and you can simple stroke or place it to the opposite corner of the court. Try this out in your next tennis match and let me know how it works for you!

FUN FACT!
Australian ATP Player, Sam Groth, hit the fastest serve ever recorded in professional play at 163.4mph in 2012.

BALL MACHINE RENTALS
Contact Kevin or Whitney at dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com to rent the pickleball or tennis ball machine.

The pickleball or tennis ball machine can be rented for:
$10 per hour
$90 for a yearly single plan
$110 for a yearly family plan

New Machine Yearly Package Rental Deals:
$135 for a yearly single plan for both the pickleball and tennis ball machines
$165 for a yearly family plan for both the pickleball and tennis ball machines

NEED NEW TENNIS OR PICKLEBALL EQUIPMENT?
Check out our selection in the pro shop! If we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can always order what you need!

UPCOMING RACQUET SPORTS EVENTS

Thursday, December 9th
LTA Quarterly

Saturday, December 11th
Toys for Tots Collection

LOVE TO REMEMBER CHARITY EVENT

The October 2021 ‘Love to Remember’ Dementia Charity Tennis Tournament is in the books! Thank you to all who donated, played, and volunteered!

ADULT INSTRUCTION
(weather permitting & subject to change)

Tuesday
Open Tennis Clinic
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday
Intermediate Pickleball Clinic
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

2.0 – 2.5 Tennis Clinic
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

3.5 & Up Tennis Clinic
6:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.

Friday
Newbies Pickleball Clinic
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Doubles Strategy Tennis Clinic
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Saturday
2.0 — 2.5 Tennis Clinic
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

JUNIOR TENNIS INSTRUCTION
(weather permitting)

Monday – Friday
Red Ball Clinic (4-7 year old’s)
Green Ball Clinic (8-12 year old’s)
Yellow Ball Clinic (13 & Up)

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

PICKLEBALL WEEKLY PLAY SCHEDULE:
(weather permitting & subject to change)

Advance Play
Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Intermediate Play
Wednesdays
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Newbies Play
Mondays & Fridays
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Sundays
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Open Play (All Levels)
Saturdays
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

For more information or to sign up, please call the Tennis Shop at 252-261-6438 or e-mail dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com

Contact Kevin to sign up for Junior Clinics or to set up a private lesson at dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com or call/text to 703-489-3794.

RACQUET SPORTS TIP
From: Kevin Cretella, The Director of Racquet Sports

“Staying in Rhythm with the Ball”
If someone hits you a floaty short ball, particularly in doubles, quickly gauge whether you can sprint quickly forward and hit a volley between your shoulder and hip level as this is the ideal play. If you don’t believe you’re quick enough and you feel by the time you sprint up to the ball, it will be at your shoelace level, then it’s better to slow down or stop altogether and let the ball bounce up between your shoulder and hip level and hit a groundstroke approach shot. Try this out the next time you play tennis and let me know how it works for you!

FUN FACT!
According to the USA Pickleball Association (USAPA), the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) 2015 Participant Report found that almost two and a half million people play pickleball in the United States.

BALL MACHINE RENTALS
Contact Kevin or Whitney at dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com to rent the pickleball or tennis ball machine.

The pickleball or tennis ball machine can be rented for:
$10 per hour
$90 for a yearly single plan
$110 for a yearly family plan

New Machine Yearly Package Rental Deals:
$135 for a yearly single plan for both the pickleball and tennis ball machines
$165 for a yearly family plan for both the pickleball and tennis ball machines

ATTENTION SOCIAL MEMBERS
Upgrade to a Family Pickleball Membership for just $32 more per month!

NEED NEW TENNIS OR PICKLEBALL EQUIPMENT?
Check out our selection in the pro shop! If we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can always order what you need!

UPCOMING RACQUET SPORTS EVENTS

Thursday, December 9th
LTA Quarterly

Saturday, December 11th
Toys for Tots Collection

GET PINKED & MORE CHARITY TENNIS & PICKLEBALL SOCIAL
The 2021 Get Pinked & More Charity Tennis and Pickleball Social is in the books! Thank you to all who volunteered, donated to a great cause, played in the event, And came to support!

ADULT INSTRUCTION
(weather permitting & subject to change)

Tuesday
Open Tennis Clinic
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday
Intermediate Pickleball Clinic
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

2.0 – 2.5 Tennis Clinic
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

3.5 & Up Tennis Clinic
6:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.

Friday
Newbies Pickleball Clinic
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Doubles Strategy Tennis Clinic
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Saturday
2.0 — 2.5 Tennis Clinic
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

JUNIOR TENNIS INSTRUCTION
(weather permitting)

Monday – Friday
Red Ball Clinic (4-7 year old’s)
Green Ball Clinic (8-12 year old’s)
Yellow Ball Clinic (13 & Up)

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

PICKLEBALL WEEKLY PLAY SCHEDULE:
(weather permitting & subject to change)

Advance Play
Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Newbies Play
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Sundays
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Open Play (All Levels)
Saturdays
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

For more information or to sign up, please call the Tennis Shop at 252-261-6438 or e-mail dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com

Contact Kevin to sign up for Junior Clinics or to set up a private lesson at dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com or call/text to 703-489-3794.

RACQUET SPORTS TIP
From: Kevin Cretella, The Director of Racquet Sports

“The Split Step”

While in your ready position, split step exactly when your opponent is contacting the ball and immediately turn and move towards the ball in order to achieve optimal spacing, timing, and stroke production. Try this out the next time you play pickleball and let me know how it works for you!

FUN FACT!
The Eighteen Year Old 2021 US Open Champion, Emma Raducanu, is the first qualifier ever in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam.

BALL MACHINE RENTALS
Contact Kevin or Whitney at dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com to rent the pickleball or tennis ball machine.

The pickleball or tennis ball machine can be rented for:
$10 per hour
$90 for a yearly single plan
$110 for a yearly family plan

New Machine Yearly Package Rental Deals:
$135 for a yearly single plan for both the pickleball and tennis ball machines
$165 for a yearly family plan for both the pickleball and tennis ball machines

ATTENTION SOCIAL MEMBERS
Upgrade to a Family Pickleball Membership for just $32 more per month!

NEED NEW TENNIS OR PICKLEBALL EQUIPMENT?
Check out our selection in the pro shop! If we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can always order what you need!

UPCOMING RACQUET SPORTS EVENTS

Saturday, October 16th
Get Pinked & More! Tennis and Pickleball Social

Tuesday, October 19th
End of Season Party

Thursday – Sunday, October 21st – 24th
Love to Remember Tennis Tournament

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT WINNERS
Men’s A Doubles
Chris Rohan & Dan Dwyer

Women’s A Doubles
Cathy Johnston-Forbes & Lynda Burek

Women’s B Doubles
Linda Hellman & Janet Colegrove

ADULT INSTRUCTION
(weather permitting & subject to change)

Tuesday
Open Tennis Clinic
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday
Intermediate Pickleball Clinic
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

2.0 – 2.5 Tennis Clinic
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

3.5 & Up Tennis Clinic
6:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.

Friday
Newbies Pickleball Clinic
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Doubles Strategy Tennis Clinic
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Saturday
2.0 — 2.5 Tennis Clinic
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

JUNIOR TENNIS INSTRUCTION
(weather permitting)

Monday – Friday
Red Ball Clinic (4-7 year old’s)
Green Ball Clinic (8-12 year old’s)
Yellow Ball Clinic (13 & Up)

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

PICKLEBALL WEEKLY PLAY SCHEDULE:
(weather permitting & subject to change)

Advance Play
Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Newbies Play
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Sundays
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Open Play (All Levels)
Saturdays
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

For more information or to sign up, please call the Tennis Shop at 252-261-6438 or e-mail dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com

Contact Kevin to sign up for Junior Clinics or to set up a private lesson at dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com or call/text to 703-489-3794.

RACQUET SPORTS TIP
From: Kevin Cretella, The Director of Racquet Sports

“Elbow Up on Serve”

When you’re preparing to hit your serve and you’re in the “trophy position”, ensure that you keep your hitting elbow up and in line with your tossing arm. This will lead to more power and control. Try this out this week and let me know how it works for you!

FUN FACT!
The longest tennis match was played at Wimbledon in 2010. The match was played by John Isner and Nicholas Mahut and was spread over 3 days, lasting 11 hours and 5 minutes. The final score was 6–4, 3–6, 6–7(7–9), 7–6(7–3), 70–68 with John Isner leaving the mammoth match victorious.

GROWING THE GAME
An article I wrote, titled “Growing the Game”, was published in the latest issue of the world’s most popular Pickleball Magazine. Click https://joom.ag/EtyI to check it out!

BALL MACHINE RENTALS
Contact Kevin or Whitney at dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com to rent the pickleball or tennis ball machine.

The pickleball or tennis ball machine can be rented for:
$10 per hour
$90 for a yearly single plan
$110 for a yearly family plan

New Machine Yearly Package Rental Deals:
$135 for a yearly single plan for both the pickleball and tennis ball machines
$165 for a yearly family plan for both the pickleball and tennis ball machines

ATTENTION SOCIAL MEMBERS
Upgrade to a Family Pickleball Membership for just $32 more per month!

NEED NEW TENNIS OR PICKLEBALL EQUIPMENT?
Check out our selection in the pro shop! If we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can always order what you need!

UPCOMING RACQUET SPORTS EVENTS

Saturday & Sunday, September 11th & 12th
Men’s/Women’s Club Championship Tennis Tournament

Wednesday, September 15th
LTA Quarterly

Saturday & Sunday, September 18th & 19th
Men’s/Women’s Club Championship Pickleball Tournament

ADULT INSTRUCTION
(weather permitting & subject to change)

Tuesday
Open Tennis Clinic
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday
2.0 – 2.5 Tennis Clinic
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

3.5 & Up Tennis Clinic
6:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.

Friday
Doubles Strategy Tennis Clinic
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Newbies Pickleball Clinic
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Saturday
2.0 — 2.5 Tennis Clinic
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

JUNIOR TENNIS INSTRUCTION
(weather permitting)

Monday – Friday
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.


Red Ball & Pickleball
(Call for availability)

PICKLEBALL WEEKLY PLAY SCHEDULE:
(weather permitting & subject to change)

Advance Play
Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Newbies Play
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Sundays
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Open Play (All Levels)
Saturdays
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

For more information or to sign up, please call the Tennis Shop at 252-261-6438 or e-mail dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com

Contact Kevin for a private lesson via email at dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com or call/text to 703-489-3794.

RACQUET SPORTS TIP
From: Kevin Cretella, The Director of Racquet Sports

“Plan Your Returns”

It’s crucial that you choose the spin, pace, direction, and height that you plan to hit your return with prior to your opponent’s serve and sticking to your plan, whether the serve comes to your forehand or backhand. Try this out this week and let me know how it works for you!

FUN FACT!
Novak Djokovic just tied Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for most the most ATP Grand Slam Championship victories ever with his win at Wimbledon. The three of them have 20 majors each and counting. It will be interesting to see who will be considered the “Goat” (Greatest Of All Time) when all is said and done!

BALL MACHINE RENTALS
Contact Kevin or Whitney at dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com to rent the pickleball or tennis ball machine.

The pickleball or tennis ball machine can be rented for:
$10 per hour
$90 for a yearly single plan
$110 for a yearly family plan

New Machine Yearly Package Rental Deals:
$135 for a yearly single plan for both the pickleball and tennis ball machines
$165 for a yearly family plan for both the pickleball and tennis ball machines

ATTENTION SOCIAL MEMBERS
Upgrade to a Family Pickleball Membership for just $32 more per month!

NEED NEW TENNIS OR PICKLEBALL EQUIPMENT?
Check out our selection in the pro shop! If we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can always order what you need!

UPCOMING RACQUET SPORTS EVENTS

Saturday, August 7th
World Team Tennis & Pickleball Tournament

Friday, August 20th
Friday Night Tennis & Pickleball Social

Saturday & Sunday, September 11th & 12th
Men’s/Women’s Club Championship Tennis Tournament

Saturday & Sunday, September 18th & 19th
Men’s/Women’s Club Championship Tennis Tournament

ADULT INSTRUCTION
(weather permitting & subject to change)

Tuesday
Open Tennis Clinic
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday
2.0 – 2.5 Tennis Clinic
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

3.5 & Up Tennis Clinic
6:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.

Friday
Doubles Strategy Tennis Clinic
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Newbies Pickleball Clinic
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Saturday
2.0 — 2.5 Tennis Clinic
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

JUNIOR TENNIS INSTRUCTION
(weather permitting)

Email Kevin at dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com for information on the below Junior Clinics:


Red Ball Clinic (4-7 year olds)
Green Ball Clinic (8-12 year olds)
Yellow Ball Clinic (13 & up)

PICKLEBALL WEEKLY PLAY SCHEDULE:
(weather permitting & subject to change)

Advance Play
Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Newbies Play
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Sundays
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Open Play (All Levels)
Saturdays
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

For more information or to sign up, please call the Tennis Shop at 252-261-6438 or e-mail dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com

Contact Kevin for a private lesson via email at dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com or call/text to 703-489-3794.

RACQUET SPORTS TIP
From: Kevin Cretella, The Director of Racquet Sports

“Third Shot Drop = Very Soft Lob”

Think of your third shot drop as a very soft lob. This will help you create the arched trajectory necessary to shape the ball over the net and down into the kitchen. The angle of paddle face should be open at contact and the initial trajectory of the pickleball will be similar to a lob, however you will soften the hand so that you will hit the ball with a lot less power than you would a lob. Try this out this month and let me know how it works for you!

FUN FACT!
Pickleball was invented in 1965 by Congressman Joel Prichard and his friends.

BALL MACHINE RENTALS
Contact Kevin or Whitney at dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com to rent the pickleball or tennis ball machine.

The pickleball or tennis ball machine can be rented for:
$10 per hour
$90 for a yearly single plan
$110 for a yearly family plan

New Machine Yearly Package Rental Deals:
$135 for a yearly single plan for both the pickleball and tennis ball machines
$165 for a yearly family plan for both the pickleball and tennis ball machines

ATTENTION SOCIAL MEMBERS
Upgrade to a Family Pickleball Membership for just $32 more per month!

NEED NEW TENNIS OR PICKLEBALL EQUIPMENT?
Check out our selection in the pro shop! If we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can always order what you need!

UPCOMING RACQUET SPORTS EVENTS

Monday-Friday, July 5th—9th
Junior Sports Camp

Friday, July 16th
Friday Night Mixed Social

ADULT INSTRUCTION
(weather permitting)

Tuesday
Open Tennis Clinic
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday
2.0 – 2.5 Tennis Clinic
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

3.5 & Up Tennis Clinic
6:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.

Friday
Doubles Strategy Tennis Clinic
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Newbies Pickleball Clinic
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday
2.0—2.5 Tennis Clinic
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

JUNIOR TENNIS INSTRUCTION
(weather permitting)

Monday-Friday

Red Ball & Pickleball (4-7 year olds)
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
*Call for availability

Contact Kevin for a private lesson via email at dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com or call/text to 703-489-3794.

PICKLEBALL WEEKLY PLAY SCHEDULE:
Advance Play
Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Newbies Play
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sundays
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Open Play (All Levels)
Saturdays
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

For more information or to sign up, please call the Tennis Shop at 252-261-6438 or e-mail dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com

RACQUET SPORTS TIP
From: Kevin Cretella, The Director of Racquet Sports

“Down the Middle Solves the Riddle”

If you’re not sure where to direct the ball when playing pickleball, remember the mantra “Down the Middle Solves the Riddle”. Hit the ball low and to the middle of the court. This will result in your opponent’s hitting the ball in an upwards trajectory without many angles to work with and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to put the ball away. Try this out this month and let me know how it works for you!

FUN FACT!
The fastest tennis serve ever recorded is 163.4 mph. The serve was hit by Australian Men’s ATP Player, Sam Groth, in 2012 at the Busan Open Tennis Challenger Tournament.
*Source: Wikipedia

‘BIG DILL’ TOURNAMENT WINNERS!
Thank you to all who came out and congratulations to the winners!

Women’s Doubles Champions
Lynda Burek & Cathy Forbes

Men’s Doubles Champions
Glenn Riggin & Scott Bair

Mixed Doubles Champions
Curt Baskette & Pat Baskette

BALL MACHINE RENTALS
Contact Kevin or Whitney at dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com to rent the pickleball or tennis ball machine.

The pickleball or tennis ball machine can be rented for:
$10 per hour
$90 for a yearly single plan
$110 for a yearly family plan

New Machine Yearly Package Rental Deals:
$135 for a yearly single plan for both the pickleball and tennis ball machines
$165 for a yearly family plan for both the pickleball and tennis ball machines

ATTENTION SOCIAL MEMBERS
Upgrade to a Family Pickleball Membership for just $32 more per month!

NEED NEW TENNIS OR PICKLEBALL EQUIPMENT?
Check out our selection in the pro shop! If we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can always order what you need!

UPCOMING RACQUET SPORTS EVENTS

Friday, June 11th
Friday Night Mixed Social

Saturday, June 26th
Black & White Cup

Friday, July 16th
Friday Night Mixed Social

Monday-Friday, July 5th—9th
Junior Sports Camp