Choose Between Two Options
- $89 for an adult group tennis class from September 14—November 8 ($179 value)
- $89 for an adult group tennis class from November 9—January 17 ($179 value)
Hillcrest Racquet Club serves up immersive instruction of tennis fundamentals for racquet wielders of all ages and levels of expertise. In Fundamental Tennis 101, new players and one-time volleyers perfect basic strokes such as the forehand, backhand, serve, and desperate lunge. Net novices receive additional tutorials in keeping score, simple strategies, and celebrating victories without sullying their capris with grass or clay stains.
For those further up the learning curve, Fundamental Tennis 201 helps court corporals improve mechanics and rally skills with a combination of drills and live ball play. Both the 101 and 201 classes include one 90-minute group class with a club pro and one 90-minute practice session with a classmate every week to test the lessons in a competitive environment.
Indoor facilities at Hillcrest include six hard courts and three outdoor har-tru courts. The har-tru courts use a green “American” clay that is slightly harder and faster than the red clay seen at the French Open. Onlooking fans cheer lobs and slams from the observation lounge, and tuckered-out tennis ballers freshen up in men’s and women’s locker rooms or hit the fitness room, stocked with weight machines, treadmills, and free weights.