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

“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.