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Tennis!

With seven locations, a range of lessons and programs.

Tennis at seven locations... Spend some time on the courts... Lessons, from advanced to pee-wee classes...

The Walnut Creek Tennis Center, located in Heather Farm Park, provides a full service tennis program. This includes an exciting pro-shop stocked with the latest tennis fashions. Services offered include an excellent racquet demonstration program, guaranteed one-day stringing, a variety of lessons and programs for adults and juniors. All products and services are competitively priced. 945-0105

Memberships
The City of Walnut Creek maintains tennis courts at Heather Farm Park and six satellite community courts (Larkey Park, Rudgear Park, Civic Center, Arbolado Park and Northgate High School) with the help of user fees. Each person using the courts at Heather Farm Park must either pay a daily fee or buy an annual use card.

Advance Court Reservations
Phone reservations may be made up to 7 days in advance by calling the Tennis Center during Pro Shop hours. An hourly reservation fee will be charged. To reserve courts at Heather Farm or any of the satellite courts, call 945-0105.

Lessons
Individual and group lessons are available for all ages and playing levels. Group lessons (six 1- hour lessons once/week @ $55) for the following levels will be offered in the fall program.

Class descriptions and prerequisites:

  • BEGINNING
    Little or no previous instruction. Includes forehand, backhand and serve.

  • ADVANCED BEGINNING
    Previous instruction or equivalent experience includes groundstroke drills, volley, overhead, serve and basic strategy.

  • INTERMEDIATE
    Graduate of advanced beginning course or equivalent experience. Includes serve and volley, spin serve, approach shots, introduction to doubles strategy.

The Tennis Center also offers tennis clinics for all NTRP ratings from 2.0 to 5.0 players. These clinics are designed to sharpen your tennis skills for the coming USTA season. Team clinics are also available. For more information and exact times contact the Pro Shop, 945-0105.

  • PEE WEE TENNIS
    Pee Wee Tennis is designed to introduce 4- to 7- year-olds to the game of tennis in a fun and relaxing way. This junior tennis program is designed to give children a greater sense of confidence and make tennis more manageable for young players. All equipment except racquets is provided. Call the Tennis Center for dates and times.

  • JUNIOR TENNIS LEAGUE
    The Tennis Center offers a year-round junior tennis program which includes tennis instruction, clinics, leagues, camps, Junior Development and Junior Excellence Programs. Call Tennis Center for more information on current programs and Junior events.

  • JUNIOR EASTER CAMP
    The Walnut Creek Tennis Center is offering a camp over the Easter holiday this year. Dates are Monday, April 7 through Thursday, April 10, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm each day. Half day camp is also offered 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (no lunch included).

  • NEW PROGRAMS
    The Tennis Center will offer many new and innovative tennis programs starting this fall. Call the Tennis Center for details of these programs. (510) 945-0105.

  • HEAD TENNIS PRO
    Fred Safipour, the head pro, will adapt lessons to meet any and all needs. Please call with your special tennis instruction needs at 945-0105.

  • Clearwater
    The City co-sponsored Racquet Club offers year-round activities for adults including monthly social mixed-doubles tournaments; two Club Championship events; USTA/NCTA Leagues for men, women and mixed-doubles teams; women's ladders; women's interclub leagues; and two Club parties.

Joining the Walnut Creek Racquet Club is an excellent way to take advantage of the City's exciting tennis program and develop new tennis friends. This is a non-profit club supervised by a volunteer board. Walnut Creek residents may join at any time. For more information call Phyllis Craig, 943-7306, or Bill Clayton, 932-2325. Dues are $15/ year.

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