TENNIS


T.J. Underwood
Tennis Director

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tennis@thorbeckes.com

 



  • ThorTennis sz_optJunior Tennis Lessons

    Level 1: Movement & Stroke Fundamentals
    Ages 7 – 9:
    This class is for young students who are new to the game. Students will be introduced to the terminology and rules of the sport, as well as the most basic stroke techniques.

    Level 2: Advanced Beginner
    Ages 9 – 12:
    This class is for students who have taken a few lessons and have an understanding of the rules and basic shots of tennis. Students will learn how to initiate and sustain rallies while developing consistency and improving placement.

    Level 3: Intermediate Players
    Ages 10 – 14:
    This class is an expansion upon Level 2, where technique and control are developed through an increased focus on playing situations.

    Level 4: Junior Varsity Player
    Ages 13-16:
    tenniskidsThis class is for middle school/early high school players who are beginning to develop their skills and have the ultimate goal of playing at the varsity level in high school. The class emphasizes the development of technique, control, and movement.

    Level 5: High School
    Ages 14-18:
    This class is for experienced, high school varsity level players who are intent on refining their techniques and developing more aggressive tactics.

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    tennisserveAdult Lessons & Open Play

    USTA_optUSTA Team Practices:
    Practice sessions are offered to our “homegrown” USTA league teams. The structured practices will be scheduled through the individual team captains.

    >> Contact T.J. to learn more about USTA league play and referral to current teams.

    Set Group of 8:
    Great for families or businesses! If you have a group of folks from your office or several family members/friends who would like to learn how to play, or have played in the past and need to get some rust off, let us know – we can accommodate your schedule and give you discounted rates for lessons if you come in as a group!

    >>Call for Availability – 360-748-3744

    Women’s Night and Men’s Night Open Play
    Drop-in on certain nights during the week for round-robin style doubles mixers. Recreational players are welcome!

    >>Call for Availability – 360-748-3744

    Skills and Drills
    This class focuses on ways in which to develop and refine specific shot mechanics (“Skills”), and then puts these newly developed techniques into practice via simulated game situations (“Drills”). Recommended that you’ve had either high school or USTA match experience

    >>Call for Availability – 360-748-3744

    Video Analysis
    We’ll set up a video camera to tape you performing the specific shots you’d like to work on, and then we’ll put the video up on a TV screen so we can help you identify what you need to fix right there on the spot!

    >>Call for Availability – 360-748-3744

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  • Tennis Court Guest Fees

    (One time use, 1.5 hrs of court time)
    Club Guests – $20.00
    Thorbeckes Members – $10.00
    ThorbeckesTennis Members – FREE

    Tennis Membership Fees

    For Thorbeckes Members
    Tennis Member Monthly Dues – $20.00
    Each additional member -$20.00 – maximum of $80.00

    Lesson Fees*

    *FEES INCLUDE TAX.  Costs per person.  All lessons must be paid in-full at the time of attendance.  Students must give 24-hour advance notice to cancel or full charges will apply.
    Youth includes those 15 and younger. Those 16 and older are included in adult fees.
    YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER TO TAKE LESSONS!
    Contact T.J. and he will help you find the right class to meet both your skill level and your schedule.

    Private Lessons: (1 hour)

    Thorbeckes Tennis Member … $49

    Thorbeckes Non-Tennis Member … $55 adults / $49 youth

    Non-Thorbeckes Member … $60 adults / $55 youth

    Private Lessons: (1/2 hour)

    Thorbeckes Tennis Member … $25

    Thorbeckes Non-Tennis Member … $28 adults / $25 youth

    Non-Thorbeckes Member … $31 adults / $28 youth

    Semi-Private: (1 hour)

    Thorbeckes Tennis Member … $25

    Thorbeckes Non-Tennis Member … $28 adults / $25 youth

    Non-Thorbeckes Member … $31 adults / $28 youth

    Group Lessons: (1 hour)

    Thorbeckes Tennis Member … $17

    Thorbeckes Non-Tennis Member … $22 adults / $17 youth

    Non-Thorbeckes Members … $22 adults / $17 youth

  • BENEFITS OF THORBECKES MEMBERSHIP:

    • No charge for court reservations.
    • Reduced fees for lessons.
    • Eligibility for USTA league teams.

  • Ball Machine sz_optTennis Members ONLY. Ball Machine Rental $10/90 minute session
    Golden Ball Machine Club $175
    UNLIMITED use of our ball machine for one full year!
    Contact T.J. for a one-time pass and experience the benefits of this great tennis training tool!


SCHEDULE

*Courts are also available prior to 8am on weekdays. Sundays, we often host USTA matches using both courts. Times vary from 1:30 to 7 pm.

Fall 2018 USTA Schedule

Saturday, September 15th – Level 3.5 Women vs. Tumwater Valley (2:00 Start)
Saturday, September 22nd – Level 3.5 Women vs. Tumwater Valley (2:00 Start)
Saturday, October 6th – Level 3.5 Women vs. Lakewood (1:00 Start)
Sunday, October 7th – Level 3.5 Men vs. Tumwater Valley (2:00 Start)
Sunday, October 14th – Level 3.5 Men vs. Tumwater Valley (2:00 Start)
Saturday, October 20th – Level 3.0 Women vs. Tumwater Valley (2:00 Start)
Saturday, November 3rd – Level 3.0 Women vs. Tacoma – Galbraith Tennis Center (2:00 Start)
Sunday, November 4th – Level 3.0 Women vs. Lakewood (2:00 Start)
Saturday, November 10th – Level 3.0 Women vs. Lakewood (2:00 Start)
Saturday, December 1st – Level 3.0 Women vs. Tacoma – Tacoma Lawn Tennis Center (2:00 Start)
Saturday, December 8th – Level 3.5 Women vs. Lakewood (2:00 Start)

Please call Chehalis Thorbeckes (360) 748-3744 for availability.

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