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

ADULT INSTRUCTION
(weather permitting)

Tuesday
Open Tennis Clinic
11:00 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, & Sundays
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Newbies Play
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & 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

“The Split Step”


Make it a point to split step every time your opponent hits the ball. This will have you in better rhythm with the ball and you will always be able to turn in the correct direction based on the direction your opponent’s racquet face is pointing at their contact point. Try this out this month and let me know how it works for you!

FUN FACT!
Only three players in the past 30 years have averaged winning north of 54 per cent of all points they played. If you guessed a Spaniard, a Serbian and a Swiss, you would be dead right.

Rafael Nadal – 54.55% (96,208/176,360)
Novak Djokovic – 54.40% (92,938/170,841)
Roger Federer – 54.17% (126,548/233,608)
*Credit: Craig O’Shannessy

CONGRATULATIONS!
Kevin is now officially certified through the United States Pickleball registry with the highest possible
rating of “PPR Certified Professionals”!

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

May 15 & 16 (Saturday & Sunday)
Pickleball Tournament

May 22nd (Saturday)
Ladies Swinging Into Spring Tennis Tournament

May 31st (Monday)
Red, White, & Blue Social

June 11th (Friday)
Friday Night Mixed Social

June 26th (Saturday)
Black & White Cup

ADULT INSTRUCTION
(weather permitting)

Tuesday
Open Tennis Clinic
11:00 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
Newbies Pickleball Clinic
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Doubles Strategy Tennis Clinic
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 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 (4-7 year olds)
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
*Call for availability

Contact Kevin to set up a Middle School or High School Group Clinic

PICKLEBALL WEEKLY PLAY SCHEDULE:
Advance Play
Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Sundays
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Newbies Play
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 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

“The Topspin Pickleball Serve”


To hit an effective topspin pickleball serve pretend that the paddle is like a tongue that is licking up the back of the ball to impart the topspin. Try this tip out this month and let me know how it works for you!

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

April 3rd (Saturday)
Racquet Sports Spring Kick-Off

May 15 & 16 (Saturday & Sunday)
Pickleball Tournament

May 22nd (Saturday)
Ladies Swinging Into Spring Tennis Tournament

May 31st (Monday)
Red, White, & Blue Social

ADULT INSTRUCTION
(weather permitting)

Tuesday
Open Tennis Clinic
11:00 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
Newbies Pickleball Clinic
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Doubles Strategy Tennis Clinic
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 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 (4-7 year olds)
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
*Call for availability

Contact Kevin to set up a Middle School or High School Group Clinic

PICKLEBALL WEEKLY PLAY SCHEDULE:
Advance Play
Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Sundays
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Newbies Play
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Open Play (All Levels)
Saturdays
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
*10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on 3/6

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

“Tennis Grip Changes”


The non-dominant hand is the hand responsible for changing grips in between shots. While in the ready position, relax your dominant hand and use your non-dominant hand to rotate the racquet to achieve the correct grip for the shot you are performing based on the incoming ball.

BIG NEWS IN THE PICKLEBALL WORLD:

The United States Pickleball Association instituted a rule change on a trial basis for 2021 wherein there are no lets. If a server hits the net on their serve and the ball lands past the kitchen line and in the correct box, the ball is now in play.

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 Pickleball Membership for just $31 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!

Duck Woods Country Club news

ADULT INSTRUCTION
(weather permitting)

Tuesday
Open Tennis Clinic
11:00 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
Newbies Pickleball Clinic
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Doubles Strategy Tennis Clinic
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 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 (4-7 year olds)
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Contact Kevin to set up a Middle School or High School Group Clinic

PICKLEBALL WEEKLY PLAY SCHEDULE:
Advance Play
Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Sundays
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Newbies Play
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Open Play (All Levels)
Saturdays
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 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

“The Continental Grip”


The continental grip is the most versatile grip in tennis. Ensure that you’re gripping the racquet with the continent grip by checking that your thumb and index finger make a check mark on the top center bevel with the crease of where these two fingers meet to the left of center of the bevel. The continental grip works great for slice, two handed backhands, volleys, serves, and overheads. Come on out and work on hitting shots with the continental grip this month and let me know how it works for you!

BIG NEWS IN THE PICKLEBALL WORLD:

The United States Pickleball instituted a new rule allowing the paddle to be above the waist and allowing the head of the paddle to be above the wrist when making contact on the serve. This increases the ability to add topspin to the serve which in turn allows for a more powerful serve. The caveat is that the ball must bounce first. To create the highest bounce possible, the ball can be dropped from as high as you can reach up, but cannot be tossed in an upward manner to increase the height of the bounce. Try this out and let me know how it works for you!

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 Pickleball Membership for just $31 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!

Duck Woods Country Club news

ADULT INSTRUCTION
(weather permitting)

Tuesday
Open Tennis Clinic
11:00 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
Newbies Pickleball Clinic
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Doubles Strategy Tennis Clinic
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 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 (4-7 year olds)
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Contact Kevin to set up a Middle School or High School Group Clinic

PICKLEBALL WEEKLY PLAY SCHEDULE:
Advance Play
Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Sundays
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Newbies Play
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Open Play (All Levels)
Saturdays
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 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

“Moving Early to the Ball”


The earlier you move to the ball, the greater your chances of making an optimal tennis shot will be. Watch the ball leave your opponent’s strings and move immediately in the direction you perceive the ball to be heading. This will drastically improve your percentage of successful tennis shots. Try this out on our courts this month and let me know how it works for you!

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

ATTENTION SOCIAL MEMBERS
Upgrade to a Pickleball Membership for just $31 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!

ADULT INSTRUCTION
(weather permitting)
Tuesday
Open Tennis Clinic
11:00 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
Newbies Pickleball Clinic
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Doubles Strategy Tennis Clinic
1:00 p.m.-2:00 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 (4-7 year olds)
3:30 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

Contact Kevin to set up a Middle School or High School Group Clinic

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

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

Fridays and 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

BENEFITS OF HAR-TRU CLAY COURTS

  • Clay courts are soft on joints and thus limit injuries
  • Clay courts have a cooler surface temperature
  • Clay courts produce a slower ball speed resulting in a more enjoyable game
  • Clay courts help develop a well-rounded game
  • Clay courts dry quickly after rain

PICKLEBALL TIP
From: Kevin Cretella, The Director of Racquet Sports

“Reading Pickleball Spins”


As a Pickleball is traveling towards you, pay close attention to the direction in which the holes on the ball are rotating. If the holes are rotating forwards, the ball will jump with an upward and forward trajectory towards you. If the holes are rotating backwards, the ball will either stall upon its bounce or skip like a flat rock on water with a low trajectory towards you. Try this out next time you play pickleball and you will have a much better time anticipating whether you should move for- ward or backward to contact the ball at the appropriate height and hit a great groundstroke.

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

ATTENTION SOCIAL MEMBERS
Upgrade to a Pickleball Membership for just $30 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!