Racquet Sports News

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