Racquet Network specializes in teaching adults and children how to rally and play outdoor tennis at a recreational level. We also provide opportunities for new players to meet other players at their level and become involved in Calgary’s tennis community.
ADULT TENNIS PATHWAY
Racquet Network has programs in place at several tennis facilities in Calgary to help players take all five of the steps above. Players meet other players at their level at every step along the way. Some players become friends. Some become rivals. Either way, players in our programs often tell us that they are playing tennis more often and at a higher level than at any other point in their lives.
Step 1 – INTRODUCTORY TENNIS LESSONS
Racquet Network offers two different group lesson programs for adults. Tennis for Teens & Adults is for new players who want to learn correct stroke techniques from the start. This five-lesson program starts at the beginning and teaches players how to hit forehands, backhands and serves. Tennis Express is a different kind of program and is designed for players who are less interested in correct techniques than in starting to play immediately. Both programs are offered at different times of year at a variety of facilities in Calgary.
In addition to regularly scheduled group lessons, players have the option of booking private tennis lessons with certified tennis professionals. Each lesson includes one-hour of court time, a 45 minute private lesson and 15 minutes of practice time. The number of players who participate in each lesson is up to the person booking the lesson. Instructors can accommodate up to five players at once for the same hourly rate.
Step 2 – LEARN TO RALLY
Our popular Learn to Rally program runs every summer at various locations in Calgary. Participants can choose from three different levels. Level 1 uses a ball designed for beginners. Level 2 uses ball designed for recreational tennis. Level 3 uses a standard tennis ball. Call, email or visit our website for more information about LEARN TO RALLY.
Step 3 – LEARN TO SERVE
This recreational tennis lessons program for adults is open to beginners who want to learn how to serve successfully and consistently in tennis. Participants are taught a basic first and second serve by a certified tennis pro. Those who are ready are also taught spin serves and kick serves.
Step 4 – ONE WEEK TENNIS LEAGUES
One week tennis leagues give players an opportunity to join a league for one week and assess whether or not they are ready for organized tennis. Each league runs Monday to Friday during outdoor tennis season. Players may join as many one-week leagues as they want. Many players alternate between taking lessons and practicing what they have learned in our one week tennis leagues.
Step 5 – ONE WEEK TENNIS TOURNAMENTS
Beginning in the summer of 2015, Racquet Network will be offering one-week tennis tournaments to adult tennis players at the 2.0 and 3.0 level. Each tournament will feature a round robin format and will culminate with trophy presentations at a season end social event in late August.