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

“How to Watch Tennis”
When watching the professionals play tennis on TV, do not solely focus on the ball as if you’re playing pinball. Instead, pick one player to focus on each point and focus on their shot selection, where they recover to based on the type of shot they’ve hit, and how they split-step exactly when their opponent is hitting and move immediately to the incoming ball. Do not just watch highlights as flashy shots, such as tweeners and drop shots, seldomly occur throughout a match. Instead, watch the match in its entirety. Focus on the players’ shot selection based on the scoreline. You’ll find that the pros generally stick to high-percentage tactics, hitting high over the middle of the net with cross courts shots, which allows them the most possible margin of error and minimizes the amount they must recover. This week is an optimal time to practice watching tennis the correct way, given the inclement weather and the TV coverage of the Australian Open. Let me know how this works for you!

FUN FACT!
During a match, a player on average runs 3 miles. Due to the restricted length of a tennis court, that is a difficult 3 miles of continuous back and forth moving!

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

Racquet Sports Spring Kickoff
Saturday, April 2nd

Come out to the courts and celebrate the start of the 2022 Racquet Sports Season with fellow members! This is a free event that will include fun tennis and pickleball play, while mingling with friends. There will be a beer and wine charge bar on-site as well as complimentary house-made potato chips and pub snack-mix.

2022 RACQUET SPORTS SCHEDULE

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
22-24 ….. 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