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

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!