Adult Tennis

2018 / 2019

Program Dates: 

Session 1:   Oct. 1 – Oct. 27, 2018
Session 2:   Oct. 29 – Dec. 22, 2018
Session 3:   Jan. 2 – February 9, 2019
Session 4:   Feb. 11 – March 30, 2019
Session 5:   April 1 – May 18, 2019
Session 6:   May 20 – June 15, 2019
*Please note, that Holidays and school Vacation weeks have been factored into our schedule.

Our 2018/2019 Adult Program Schedule is as follows:
A reminder to please call ahead to reserve your spot as classes and programs fill up.  
If you need to cancel, a 24 hour notice is required! 
Class descriptions are listed below the schedule.

Monday:
9:30 – 11:00 AM  Intro 2 Tennis /  Advanced Beginners ($150 for 6 week session or $30 per class)
12:00 – 1:30 PM   Back 2 Tennis  / Intermediate  ($150 for 6 week session or $30 per class)
5:00 -6:00 PM  Intro 2 Tennis / Advanced Beginners ($125 for 6 week session or $23.50 per class)
Tuesday:
9:00 – 10:30 AM  Ladies 2.5 / 3.0 NTRP Clinic & Ladies 3.5/4.0 NTRP Clinic ($150 for 6 week session or $30 per class)
10:30 – 12:00 PM  60 + Senior Men’s Doubles ($20 p.p.)
4:30 – 5:30 PM  Low Impact Cardio Tennis ($125 for 6 week session or $23.50 per class)
5:30 – 6:30 PM  Dave’s Open Clinic ($125 for 6 week session or $23.50 per class)
Wednesday:
10:30 – 12:00 PM  Intro 2 Tennis / Advanced Beginners ($150 for 6 week session or $30 per class)
12:00 – 1:30 PM  Men’s Advanced  Tennis Clinic ($150 for 6 week session or $30 per class)
5:00 – 5:45 PM   Paul G’s Serve Clinic ($20 per class)
5:45 – 6:30 PM Paul G’s Serve Clinic ($20 per class)
Thursday:
8:00 – 9:30 AM Men’s Advanced  Tennis Clinic ($150 for 6 week session or $30 per class)
12:00 – 1:30 PM   3.5 Mixed  Clinic ($150 for 6 week session or $30 per class)
5:30 – 6:30 PM Cardio ($125 for 6 week session or $23.50 per class)
Friday:
9:00 – 10:30  AM   Triples ($20 per class)
10:30 – 12:00 PM  60 + Senior Men’s Doubles ($20 p.p.)
6:30 – 8:00 PM  Triples ($20 per class)
Saturday:
8:00 – 9:00 AM  Low Impact Cardio ($125 for 6 week session or $23.50 per class)
10:00 – 11:00 AM  Intermediate Tennis Clinic ($125 for 6 week session or $23.50 per class)
Sunday:
11:30 – 1:00 PM   Intro 2 Tennis /  Advanced Beginners ($150 for 6 week session or $30 per class)

Clinic Rates are as follows:
Mon – Fri 6:30 AM – 5:00 PM & Weekends for 1.5 Hour Clinics:
Drop in Rate:  $30
6 Week Session:  $150
Mon – Fri 5:00 – Close 1.5 Hour Clinics:
Drop in Rate:  $35
6 Week Session:  $190
1 Hour Clinics:
Drop in Rate:  $23.50
6 Week Session:  $125

Class Descriptions:
Intro 2 Tennis
Learn the basics of tennis from technique and strategy to the rules of the game.  Each week focuses on a combination of instruction and point play.  This program is a great way to make tennis connections and meet tennis partners.

Advanced Beginners
For players who are not new to Tennis, but looking to improve technique, strategies, court positioning.  Each week focuses on a combination of instruction and point play. This program is a great way to make tennis connections and meet tennis partners.

Back to Tennis

Did you play tennis in High School or in college and want to get Back into tennis?  This class was created for adults to get re-introduction to tennis. We go over the basics of tennis technique, movement and strategy. This program is a great way to make tennis connections and meet tennis partners.

Intermediate Tennis
For players with a foundation in the basics who are looking to take their game to the next level with a focus on adding advanced shots, court positioning, tactics, and shot selection.   Each week focuses on a combination of instruction and point play.  This program is a great way to make tennis connections and meet tennis partners.  2.5-3.0 level

Men’s Advanced Tennis
Practice your strokes, movement, and pointplay with a fast paced live ball practice. Focuses include work on transition game, poaching, court positioning, teamwork, etc. NTRP level: High 3.5-4.5

Advanced Mixed Tennis
Men and women are welcome to come practice their doubles games through a largely point-based clinic where you will work on doubles strategy, court position, and movement. NTRP level: 4.0 +

3.5 Mixed Tennis
Men and women are welcome to come practice their doubles games through a largely point-based clinic where you will work on doubles strategy, court position, and movement. NTRP level: 3.5

Ladies 3.5+
This clinic is geared towards those ladies that are 3.5+ that would like to work on their doubles games. This 1.5 hour clinic focuses on teamwork, court coverage, shot selection, and tactics.

Ladies 2.5 – 3.0 
This clinic is geared towards those ladies that are have a 2.5 – 3.0 NTRP rating that would like to work on their doubles games.   This 1.5 hour clinic focuses on teamwork, court coverage, shot selection, and tactics.

Low Impact Cardio Tennis
This Tennis program fits in between a Cardio and Instructional clinic, where students will get a moderate workout while learning more about doubles positioning and strategy. Perfect for the USTA 2.5 to 3.5 range of players who are looking to get more court time, hit more balls and learn more while having fun.

Cardio Tennis
Cardio Tennis is an hour of nonstop drilling and point play with the focus on hitting lots of tennis balls and continuous moving.  It’s a fun workout with lots of tennis but with the expectation of fast play.

Men’s 60+ Doubles
Tuesday 10:30 to 12:00 PM
Friday  10:30 – 12:00 PM
Our Men’s 60+ Doubles program is one of our very popular adult programs. On average, this program takes up 5 courts each week. We provide the match-up of players and the tennis balls, you come to play with a variety of different players. If you are a senior and want to play tennis, then this is the program for you.** Players ideally need to reserve their spot 1 week in advance so we can coordinate teams.
Cost: $20  per day


Triples
Friday  6:30 – 8:00 PM
Triples is a fun game with a 3 vs 3 format that is supposed to be fun and active. It’s a great first introduction to semi competitive tennis without as much pressure as doubles or singles. 2 players start at the baseline with one at net and after each point played the players rotate positions.  
** Call ahead to reserve your spot – this is a popular program.
Cost: $20 per class

Singles Flex Leagues
Men, Women, Junior
The Racket & Fitness Center offers an organized singles match play league for men, women and junior tennis players. The league is split into two seasons – the first session starts in September and the second in January.
Players are grouped based on ability level (men’s 3.0 or 3.5, for example). The number of participants varies between 6 to 12 people. Sessions run for 10 weeks, with an additional 2 weeks to make-up matches. Players are given a schedule and assigned players to play each week at a mutually agreed upon time by both players. Players take turns bringing balls.  This is a great way to meet new tennis players in the community.

Flex league costs $15. To sign up for Singles Flex League call the front desk at 207-775-6128.

UTR Singles & Doubles Matchplay
Tuesday  Starts back up in September
Friday  Starts back up in September
An invite only group, this is for tennis players who are looking for high-level match play. All matches will count toward your Universal Tennis Rating.  Sign up with Eliot Potvin each week by Monday/Thursday night as match line-ups will be emailed out Tuesday/Friday morning.  The program can include high level junior players, local teaching professionals, 4.0+ women and 4.0+ men. Match play format will include 2 out of 3 sets, regular scoring and 10-point tiebreaker in lieu of the 3rd set.  There is no instruction with this program. Contact Eliot Potvin at the Apex Racket and Fitness for more information: 207-775-6128
** Players will need to reserve their spot the day before match.
Cost: $36 for 2 hours of Singles match play (Juniors in the Apex Tennis Academy: $25/match)
$23 for 2 hours of Doubles match play ($18 for Apex Juniors)

These clinics are for both men and women based on their level of play.   These clinics focus both on technique but also with a high emphasis on winning strategy based on the level of play. Each clinic is varied but it is on the pros discretion on which levels they recommend people to join.
** Players ideally need to reserve their spot a few days in advance as classes fill up. 

USTA Team Practice: Our tennis instructors can help your team succeed during its USTA league season.  One of our tennis professionals can work with your team on a weekly or bi-monthly basis to run practice, provide doubles strategy and instruction.

USTA Leagues: Mixed 18 & Over, 40 & Over  |  Adult 18 & Over , 40 & Over   |  55 & Over, 65 & Over (invitational)
We are the home club for more than 70 USTA League teams, several of which earned a spot in  the National Championships for 2017.  It’s highly recommended that if you want to get on a team you first take a private lesson with one of our tennis professionals who will then assign you a USTA rating.  Once you know your rating you can then begin to either form your own team as a captain or have one of the pros introduce you to a team.


Contract Tennis Court:  Many of our tennis players secure a contract on a tennis court for the same time with a consistent day during the fall and winter months.  Contracts start from mid September through the end of May.  It’s also a good way to stay in shape, economical,  and fun.  Contact Stephan Woods for details and available times.

In order to keep our courts lasting and looking good PLEASE wear approved indoor tennis shoes and absolutely NOcoffee, soft drinks or gum allowed on the courts.