The Tennis Club at Springhurst places top-notch instructors at the helm of both of its professional-level facilities, where programs, camps, and classes help players of all ages develop their skills. Opened in 1998, the multifaceted Springhurst location combines 10 indoor tennis courts with areas for golf, field hockey, volleyball, and basketball to form a one-stop training haven. The academy?s other location, Top Gun Academy, has grown to include 13 outdoor tennis courts and a 18,000-square-foot indoor turf field. Dually dedicated to excellence in sports, both facilities offer programs that have helped produce college-level players and championship teams.
The instructors at Louisville Indoor Racquet Club believe that practice is just as important as technique. At any of their 14 indoor courts or outdoor clay courts, seasoned coaches delineate on the finer points of whipping effective forehands, smashing lobs, and using the geometry of the court to outfox opponents who forgot their protractor. But they also fast feed endless balls so that players get ample chance to refine their strokes and learn to construct points. This technique and practice-training philosophy extends to each of the club's programs, which includes clinics for adults, juniors, and seniors.
The Five Seasons Family Sports Club houses tennis courts, a dining area, fitness facilities, swimming pools, and a full-service spa under one roof. Within air-conditioned indoor courts or on outdoor hard or clay courts, racquet slingers compete in friendly bouts to sharpen swings, refine backhands, and showcase grunting abilities. Members can also break a sweat in exercise areas speckled with modern cardio equipment and weights or cool off in an Olympic-sized pool with diving wells and wading areas. Before meeting others for a postgame beverage at the lively caf?, clients can wander to the spa for a relaxing massage or partake in a sports workshop to gain a firm grasp on game mechanics.
44 Courts at 3 locations: Barbara S. Wynne Tennis Center - Tennis House, 30 courts and 4 QuickStart 10 and under courts located at 1805 East 86th Street, Indianapolis; Eastwood Tennis Center, 4401 East 62nd Street (6 courts) and Westlane Tennis Center, 1301 West 73rd Street (6 courts).
The spacious University of Indianapolis Tennis Center is not only home court for the Greyhound men?s and women?s teams, but its seven indoor courts, locker rooms, and lounge are also available for public use. Community members can attends lessons sponsored by the university to learn the finer points and techniques of the game, or attend open-court hours with friends to see whose tennis balls bounce the highest. The vast arena is filled with natural light from a skylight on the domed ceiling, in addition to hanging lamps, so you can work on your game no matter the time of day.
The 18-hole course at Glenmary Country Club presents players of every ability level a challenging test of their capacity for long, booming drives and cup-seeking putts. If club swingers are to threaten the course par of 72, they must first surmount a battery of hazards that range from the synthetic, such as strategically placed bunkers, to the natural, such as trees and a tendency to trip on shoelaces. Golfers pursuing better on-the-course performance can work on whittling away strokes on the pitching and putting green, or practice strokes of an altogether different sort on the club's tennis courts or in the club pool.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 6,542 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 72.4 from the back tees * Course slope of 135 from the back tees * Three sets of tees per hole * View the scorecard