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

“The Hot-Seat”
The returner’s partner starts the point out in the most difficult position to be in on the doubles court, known as the “Hot-Seat”. They should start the point on the service line, close to the center service line. Oftentimes, players stand too far away from the service line on their half of the court or even worse, stand close to the net in the service box on their half of the court. Either way, this leaves a big hole through the middle of the court if the server’s partner is able to make a play on the return from your partner. So, ensure you are in the “Hot-Seat” position and stay home, ready to make a reflex volley if your partner hits it to the opposing net player. If your partner is able to make the “high-percentage” play cross-court past the opposing net player, move forward to the center of the service box, while shading slightly towards the direction of the path of the ball. Try this out and let me know how it works for you!

FUN FACT!
Is tennis the healthiest sport?

After tracking more than 8,500 people for over 25 years, the data showcased that seven sports contributed to increased life expectancy for active participants compared to sedentary peers. Tennis was not only included in the seven sports that contribute to a healthier life, but it came in on top.

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

The Big Dill Pickleball Tournament
Saturday, May 14

2022 RACQUET SPORTS SCHEDULE

May
10 ….. PBA Quarterly Meeting – PBA Members
14 ….. 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