Adult Tennis

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. (No adult tennis on July 31.)

Classes and Clinics

With the growing interest in adult tennis, AHSTC has hired an adult tennis coach, John Woelfel. John will be offering both 5 session classes and 2 day clinics. See below for the offerings and schedule. Links for registrations will be available April 15.

Tennis Tournaments & Events

AHSTC will host 2-3 tennis tournaments/events during July and August. More information as we get closer to the 2020 season.

John Woelfel

Adult Tennis Coach

Meet Our New 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. Registration will open mid-April.

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.

COST: $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: May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18
5:30-6:45pm

Adult Doubles

(3.0-4.0)

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

SESSION ONE

Thursdays: May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18
6:45-8:00pm

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; May 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15
5:30-6:45pm

SESSION TWO

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

Advanced Play Instruct

(3.5+)

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

SESSION ONE

Mondays: May 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15
6:45-8:00pm

SESSION TWO

Mondays: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
6:45-8:00pm

Interm/Adv Youth

(HS tennis players 3.0-3.5)

Focus on solid footwork, groundstroke and serve fundamental. Great off season tennis training.

SESSION TWO

Thursdays: August 6, 13, 20, 27, Sept 3
5:30-6:45pm

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.

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

Adult Intermediate

(3.0)

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

Day 2: Serving and more drilling, followed with match play.

Saturday/Sunday, May 30 & 31
8:00-10:00pm

Adult Beginner

(2.0-2.5)

Day 1: Basic forehand and backhand grip and technique.

Day 2: cooperative rallying, introduction to overhead serve.

Saturday/Sunday, May 30 & 31
10:00-12:00pm

Serving

(3.0-4.0)

Day 1: Quick review of serving fundamentals, different types of serves, and generating power.

Day 2: Cover serving placement and strategy. Lots of serving drills.

Saturday/Sunday, June 13 & 14
8:00-10:00am

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, June 13 & 14
10:00-12:00am

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

Groundstrokes

(3.0+)

Day 1: Forehand and backhand stroke, foot work, and generating power.

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

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

Single Tactics

(3.0+)

Day 1: Review of consistent groundstrokes and court positioning.

Day 2: Singles service and return 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
8:00-10:00am

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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