Tennis
Tennis

Tennis

"Watching our Juniors grow both as players and as people through our program is truly rewarding."

—Lisa Seymour

Recognized as a Top 50 Tennis Resort by Tennis Magazine, the Resort's tennis facilities stand out as one of the leading facilities in the Midwest. Tennis is one of The Club's most active programs, with five indoor and four outdoor courts, plus all types of leagues for varying ages and skill levels, group lessons and private instruction from a top-tier staff of tennis pros and instructors.

The Director of Tennis oversees the Resort's tennis instruction, leagues and tournament play. Our staff includes USPTA/USPTR professionals and tennis instructors.

VIEW TENNIS BROCHURE


 Session Dates

12 Week Programs

   Winter Dec 5 – March 5*     Spring March 6 – June 4*
(12 week sessions.  Juniors are split into two 6-week sessions)

(*No Class Week of Dec 26th -30th or March 27th – March 31st)

ADULT TENNIS PROGRAMS

THREE and ME

Call the Health Club at 231-534-6770 for dates and times
Cost: $18/mem, $27 non-mem (Limit 3 Players)

Play doubles with a pro.  A little drilling and a lot of match play; learn how to beat all of the different styles of doubles teams.  You must sign-up by calling the Health Club at 231-534-6770.

TENNIS IN NO TIME!

An Adult Beginner/Advanced Beginner Program
Wednesday 10-11:30 AM
Cost: $115/mem, $200 non-mem (for each individual date)

Basic skills: Ground-strokes, Volleys, Serve and Service return will be covered. Basic singles and doubles positioning, movement, along with the different strategies will be covered to get you going right away. Emphasis will be on getting students comfortable with basic strokes and playing right away. 1 hour of instruction and 1/2 hour of unsupervised match play.


Adult Intermediate (3.0 Level)

Thursday 7:30-9:00 PM
Saturday 12:30-2:00 PM
Cost: $115/mem, $200/non-mem (for each individual date)

One hour of instruction followed by 1/2 hour of unsupervised match play. Basic skills: ground-strokes, volleys, serve and service return will be reviewed along with more advanced skills (approach shots, overheads and the different spins). Singles and doubles positioning, movement, along with the different strategies will be covered.


3.0-3.5 Men's Doubles Drill and Play

Monday 6-8 PM
Cost $144/mem, $263/non-mem

One hour of instruction followed by one hour of unsupervised match play. Strokes that are beneficial to singles will be emphasized along with singles strategies. Singles pattern work and specific situations and how to react to them will be covered. Limit 8


3.5 Women's Singles Drill and Play

Tuesday 9-11 AM
Cost $144/mem, $263/non-mem

One hour of instruction followed by one hour of unsupervised match play. Strokes that are beneficial to singles will be emphasized along with singles strategies. Singles pattern work and specific situations and how to react to them will be covered. Limit 6


3.5/4.0 Women's Doubles Drill and Play

Tuesday 11am-1pm
Cost $144/mem, $263/non-mem

One hour of instruction followed by 1 hour of unsupervised match play. Strokes that are beneficial to doubles are emphasized along with doubles strategy. Doubles pattern work and specific situations and how to handle them, will be covered. Limit 12


3.5/4.0 Women's Doubles Drill and Play

Friday 8:30-10am
Cost $180/mem, $280/non-mem

One and 1/2 hours of instruction. More advanced skills, stroke techniques and shot combinations will be taught along with doubles strategy and tactics. Modern strokes and spins will be introduced along with other specialty shots.


4.0 Women's Singles Drill and Play

Wednesday 9-11am
Cost $144/mem, $263/non-mem

One hour of instruction followed by one hour of unsupervised match play. More advanced strokes that are beneficial to doubles will be emphasized along with advanced tactics that will start making you think. Singles pattern work and specific situations and how to react to them will be covered. Limit 8


Men's Top Gun League

Wednesday 6-8 PM
Level 4.0 and Up
Two 12 Week Sessions
Cost $120/mem, $240/non-mem

STARTS October 26

Play one set of doubles with each player on your court. After the night is done, the player with the highest number of games won will move up a court, the player with the lowest number of games won will move down a court and the middle two players will stay on the same court for the next week. A great way to play against players of the same ability. Finish with a beer or refreshment at the desk afterwards (included). Players in last year's league have priority in signing up for this year's league, but sign up anyway if you are interested. Limit 12 players.


Thursday Night 3.0/3.5 Mixed Doubles League

Thursday 7-9 PM, 12 weeks
Cost $120/mem, $240/non-mem

STARTS October 27

A highly requested league. Sign up with a partner and enjoy 2 hours of mixed doubles play. Start each week with your partner and then rotate around with different partners. Drinks and refreshments afterwards. A great social atmosphere


Cardio Tennis

Tuesdays 12:00-1:00pm
Sign-up through activities desk prior to class
Cost $10/mem, $15/hotel guest, $20/non-mem
Great Workout

1 hour typical Cardio Tennis program that includes a warm-up, cardio workout, and cool-down phase all within a drill-based workout. Each one has drills specifically designed to be fun, challenging and to get you moving. You will hit forehands, backhands, volleys, etc. But remember, Cardio Tennis is not about making you a great player. First and foremost, Cardio Tennis is a great workout. You run, you hit balls, you jump, you recover, and you have fun. Cardio Tennis is a full body workout. And, there may even be some music. The majority of the Cardio Tennis program is the "workout" phase, which should last as least 30-50 minutes and contain drills that will keep players moving and challenge their ability and fitness level. Pros will find ways to keep players of all levels moving and challenged… all while having fun! Cardio tennis runs on Tuesdays from 12:00-1:00PM and you must sign up in advance by calling the desk at 231-534-6770. If there is no sign-up two hours prior to class, it will be cancelled


Saturday 9-10:30 AM
Sign-up through activities desk prior to class
Cost $20/mem, $25/hotel guest, $30/non-mem
Great Workout

1 1/2 hours typical Cardio Tennis program that includes a warm-up, cardio workout, and cool-down phase all within a drill-based workout. Each one has drills specifically designed to be fun, challenging and to get you moving. You will hit forehands, backhands, volleys, etc. But remember, Cardio Tennis is not about making you a great player. First and foremost, Cardio Tennis is a great workout. You run, you hit balls, you jump, you recover, and you have fun. Cardio Tennis is a full body workout. And, there may even be some music. The majority of the Cardio Tennis program is the "workout" phase, which should last as least 30-50 minutes and contain drills that will keep players moving and challenge their ability and fitness level. Pros will find ways to keep players of all levels moving and challenged… all while having fun! Cardio tennis runs on Saturdays from 9-10:30 AM and you must sign up in advance by calling the desk at 231-534-6770. If there is no sign-up two hours prior to class, it will be cancelled


Junior Tennis Programs

Please call 231-534-6770 to sign up for classes

Level 1: Red Court Tennis

Ages 4-6
Monday and/or Wednesday 4:30-5:30
Saturday 10:30 - 11:30
6 Weeks
Cost: $60 (One day/week), $100 (2 days/week)
Non-Mem Cost: $72 (One day/week), $130 (2 days/week)

One hour of tennis followed up with pizza and swimming (optional: with adult supervision). Shorter courts (36'), shorter racquets (23"), foam balls, after class, players may wish to do class + Fun Days + Parent Child Days.

Registrants are required to check in and pay at the activities desk on the first day of class.


Level 2: Orange Court Tennis

Ages 7-10
A 10 and under "Transition" ball class
Monday and/or Wednesday 4:30-6:00
Saturday 10:30 - 12 Noon
6 Weeks
Mem Cost: $84 ( One day/week), $155 (2 days/week)
Non-Mem Cost: $100 (One day/week), $185 (2 days/week)

One and 1/2 hours of tennis followed up with pizza and swimming (optional: with adult supervision). 60' court, 25" raquets, 50% compression ball. Players may wish to do class + Fun Days + Parent/Child Days. We will also be offering Level 2 tournaments at the end of every session.


Level 3: Green Court Tennis

ADVANCED QuickStart (ages 8-10)
A 10 and under "Transition" ball class
Green ball using 75% compression, full court
Monday and/or Wednesday 4:30-6:00
Saturday 10:30 - 12 Noon
6 Weeks
Mem Cost: $84 ( One day/week), $155 (2 days/week)
Non-Mem Cost: $100 (One day/week), $185 (2 days/week)

One and 1/2 hours of tennis followed up with pizza and swimming (optional: with adult supervision). 78' court, 27" raquets, 75% compression ball. Players are comfortable playing singles and doubles. Players encouraged to do classes, Fun Days, supervised match play, travel matches, tournaments.

Each month, in Level 3, we will offer: Junior Mixers, Travel Matches, USTA Tournament Travel, Supervised Match play (weekly) and other special events.


Level 4: Green Ball/Hard Ball

Ages 8-11 (more level based)
Wednesday 4:30 - 6:00/Sunday 3:00 - 4:30
6 Weeks
 Mem Cost: $84 (One day/week), $155 (2 days/week)
 Non-Mem Cost: $ 100 (One day/week), $185 (2 days/week)

Class for players who have had some match play experience and understand most technical skills, Players should be striving to start playing matches a bit more competitively and start feeling comfortable with the basic singles and doubles tactics. Players in this class want to start competing either in their first travel match or tournament


Level 5

Ages 10-14
Tuesday/Thursday 5:30 – 7:00 PM
6 Weeks
Cost: $160 member, $190 non-member (both days/week)

Junior Competitive class. Players encouraged to do classes, Fun days and special events, Juniors should be comfortable with the basic strokes along with basic singles and doubles strategy. Juniors in this class are starting to play competitively either in a league, travel match or in their first tournament. All strokes and strategies needed to compete will be emphasized. Competitive situations are a regular part of this class.


NEW - Junior Team Tennis League

League Associated with All Junior Players
Sunday 1 – 3 PM
6 Weeks
Sign-Up through Lisa (Will start October 23rd)


Level 6

Ages 12-17
Thursday 6-7:30 PM
Sunday 4:30 - 6:00 PM
6 Weeks
Mem Cost: $94 (One day/week), $188 (2 days/week)
Non-Mem Cost: $ 110 (One day/week), $220 (2 days/week)
Drop In Member: $18   Non Member $22

This class is designed for HS players, or appropriate ability level if younger, that are interested in HS tennis teams and maybe a tournament or travel match during the year (optional). Unlike the HP class (below), players are not expected to play tournaments on a regular basis and are not required to condition after class.

All phases of the game will be covered including technique, tactics and strategy. Each month, in Level 6 we will offer: Junior travel matches, USTA Tournament Travel, and other special events.

If you are in a fall, winter or spring sport, it is recommended that you sign-up for the Sunday only class and go one day per week. You may switch from one to two days when necessary in this class.


High Performance

Ages 10-17 (must be approved)
Tournament Player Class
Tuesday/Thursday 4:00 – 6:00 (class and conditioning)
Friday 4:00 – 5:30 (match play)
Ongoing

Class designed for tournament players who are serious about getting a ranking, playing HS tennis. All players MUST be approved by our Head Tennis Professional to play in this class.

Players will be placed on courts based on playing abilty and have the opportunity, each week, to challenge up to the next court. A ladder will be established once the boy's season ends to determine the court that each player will start on. This will encourage competition and that is what this class revolves around.

Tuesday and Thursday includes tennis and conditioning. Friday is geared more for match play (if not playing in a tournament). Players are expected to play tournaments and travel matches.


 

Court Time

Member Contract Court Time

Contract Court Time is the way to guarantee that you have a court to play on each week. Courts are limited, so you will need to get your contract in as soon as possible for the 2016-2017 indoor seasons.

Contract Court Time for the 2016-2017 Indoor season will begin Monday September 12, 2016.

Contact Lisa at 231-534-6776 for details and signup. You can sign-up for either a half season (14 weeks) or a full season (28 weeks).

Click here for details and signup.

Non-Members

Non-members are welcome to register for any tennis class; your registration will not be confirmed until one week prior to the session start date.  Non-members may be bumped from a class and refunded at any time. 

Court Rental Rates

Member Price: $12/hour
Hotel Guest: $20/hour

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