Racquet Sports 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!