Adult Tennis

Frequently Asked Questions

Trying to have an Arb season during a pandemic has brought up numerous questions. See our 2020 FAQs.

Friday Night Tennis

Join us every Friday evening from 6:00-8:00pm for adult play on the lower courts for fun times and socializing afterwards. Come enjoy and play with other doubles teams for a fun night of tennis and then socializing after at 8:00 pm on the club deck.

Classes and Clinics

With the growing interest in adult tennis, AHSTC has hired an adult tennis coach, John Woelfel. John will be offering both 4 and 5 session classes and 2-day weekend clinics. 

Private Lessons

John will also teach private lessons for members. If interested, contact John to arrange.

John Woelfel

Adult Tennis Coach

Meet Our Adult Tennis Coach...

John Woelfel comes to AHSTC from Amy Yee Tennis Center and from a collegiate career at Pacific Lutheran University, where he was a 4.5 rated player. John has coached and taught tennis at various levels, including competitive adults and children, and enjoys strategizing about the most effective doubles and singles techniques. Equally adept at coaching advanced, competitive players and the social adult player just looking to polish her serve, John is passionate about tennis and helping Arbor Heights continue to develop a robust adult tennis program. John is a native West Seattleite, and in addition to his tennis career has a degree in computer science and works as a software developer at Tango card in Jefferson Square.

Adult Classes & Clinics

Our new adult tennis coach, Joh Woelfel, will be offering adult classes and clinics throughout the 2020 season.

Refer to for rating guidelines.

CLASSES

Weekly repeating classes will aid players in developing a well rounded skill set for tennis. In general, classes will start with instruction and drilling, and conclude with competitive drills and match play. Concepts introduced in later classes will build upon those from earlier classes, with each class specific to the group’s current abilities and tennis goals.

 

Session Two

COST: Session 2: $100 for a 5-class session (1/week, 1.25 hours/class)

Adult Singles

(3.0-4.0)

A class focused on groundstrokes and singles strategy.

SESSION ONE

Thursdays: June 11, 18, 25, July 2
5:00-6:15pm

Limit of 5 participants

Adult Doubles

(3.0-4.0)

A class focused on serving, volleying, doubles positioning and match play.

SESSION ONE

Thursdays: June 11, 18, 25, July 2
6:30-7:45pm

Limit of 5 participants

SESSION TWO

Thursdays: August 6, 13, 20, 27, Sept 3
6:45-8:00pm

Intermediate Play Instruct

(3.0-3.5)

A class with a bit of drilling and tactics, and a lot of match play!

SESSION ONE

Mondays; June 8, 15, 22, 29
5:00-6:15pm

Limit of 5 participants

SESSION TWO

Mondays: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
5:30-6:45pm

Monday: Adult Beginner

(2.5)

Perfect class for players with little to no tennis experience. We cover basic footwork, groundstrokes, volleys and serves.

SESSION TWO

Mondays: July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10
5:30-6:45pm

Limit of 10 participants

Advanced Play Instruct

(3.5+)

A class with a bit of drilling and tactics, and a lot of match play!

SESSION TWO

Mondays: July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10
6:45-8:00pm

Limit 10 participants

Adult Doubles

(3.0-3.5)

3.0-3.5 class focused on serving, volleying, doubles positioning and match play.

SESSION TWO

Thursdays: July 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13
5:30-6:45pm

Limit 10 participants

Thursday: Adult Beginner

(2.5)

Perfect class for players with little to no tennis experience. We cover basic footwork, groundstrokes, volleys and serves.

SESSION TWO

Thursdays: July 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13
6:45-8:00pm

Limit of 10 participants

CLINICS

High intensity back to back sessions designed to help you improve a specific tennis skill. Clinics offer instruction and strategy around a key aspect of tennis, followed by practical application through high intensity drilling and match play.

 

Session Two

COST: $70 for 2 class-clinic (2 hours session each)

Advanced Doubles Tactics

(3.5+)

Day 1: Review of service tactics, serve & volley, and net play

Day 2: Review of doubles positioning and strategy.

Saturday/Sunday, July 25 & 26
8:00-10:00am

Limit of 10 participants

Forehands

(3.0+)

Day 1: Review of types of forehands, forehand grip, stance, and footwork.

Day 2: Controlling forehand depth, placement, and topspin.

Saturday/Sunday, July 25 & 26
10:00-12:00am

Limit of 10 participants

Doubles Tactics

(3.0+)

Day 1: Review of service tactics, serve and volley, and net play

Day 2: Review of doubles positioning and strategy.

Saturday/Sunday, July 25 & 26
10:00-12:00am

Adult Clinic

(3.0+)

Day 1: Lots of ball feeding and drilling, followed with match play.

Day 2: Lots of ball feeding and drilling, followed with match play.

Saturday/Sunday, August 8 & 9
10:00-12:00am

Ball Machine Rental

Adult members may rent the ball machine for $20/hour in the club office. Kids may use the ball machine if accompanied by an adult the entire time.

Be sure to read the ball machine instructions below to save time on the court. Regardless, we do understand that there is a bit of a learning curve in operating the ball machine. If you go over an hour of use, that is not a problem (if no one is waiting).

You will find that using the ball machine is quite a workout. The ball machine is the most fun with two or more people, so find a partner or two to share hitting time and the rental fee! It’s nice to have one person rounding up balls while one person his hitting. Or share the rental among three people with one person hitting, one person rounding up balls, and one person videoing. Or have the third person volleying returns.

You can also reserve a time in advance by stopping by or calling during open hours (206-244-6557).

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