Tennis

Tennis

We’ve got something for every tennis enthusiast in your family!

We offer group and private tennis lessons, as well as junior & adult clinics for all ages and levels, plus four tennis courts, two of which can be lit for evening use.

Questions? Ready to sign up?
Contact Bryan Richter at tennis@laderarec.org.

Overview

LRD is looking forward to another exciting season out on the tennis courts. We are revamping the tennis program so that it can offer quality clinics for everyone ranging from 7 and under players just learning the game to adults looking for fun workouts with instruction. In addition, we are happy to set up group and private lessons with one of our coaches from our team of experienced teaching pro’s.

  Contact Coach Bryan at
  tennis@laderarec.org

Our coaching team is lead by Tennis Director and USPTA certified coach, Bryan Richter, who brings 10+ years of coaching experience in the Bay Area. He has worked with players of all ages in a variety of settings and disciplines and looks forward to helping you find the right clinic, private coach, or hitting partners to get out on the court with. To contact him for more information about LRD tennis programming, and/or to to sign up for clinics/lessons, email tennis@laderarec.org.

In addition, we have a team of experienced teaching pro’s including long time LRD coach, Tony Simon, former D1 player and #1 junior in Portugal, Joana Stark, as well as some great high school and college junior assistant coaches.

LRD tennis programming consists of Youth Clinics , Adult Clinics , and High Performance Tournament Training sessions for competitive juniors. Programming is offered to members on priority and guests can join if there is room according to LRD’s guest policy . We schedule the programming so that there is always at least 1 or 2 open courts for member use. When not in use, programming will spread out to use open courts. If you come to the courts and they are full, LOOK FOR THE COACH AND ASK IF IT’S POSSIBLE TO MAKE A COURT AVAILABLE TO YOU.

We are excited to continue developing LRD tennis into a thriving tennis community where everyone can have fun and develop their games in a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere. Let us know if you have any thoughts or requests regarding the tennis program here at LRD. Send email to tennis@laderarec.org.

Youth Tennis

Youth classes are offered for kids of all ages and ability with co-ed classes limited to 4 players per pro for 7/under classes and 6 players per pro for all other classes. The Youth Tennis incorporates the USTA sponsored 10 and Under Tennis program. We use smaller racquets, smaller courts and low pressure balls, which makes it much easier for the kids to play and become confident. Older, more experienced kids will benefit from these tools, but will also be able to play on full courts with regular equipment. We will progress the kids through the 10 and Under Tennis program according to their ability as well as age. Those juniors who are very talented and are looking to advance quickly will not be held back, but will be encouraged to develop as fast as they are comfortable doing so.

The Youth Tennis classes are broken down into three groups:

Red: 8 and under Beginner/Intermediate. In the Red clinics, we start building proper mechanics and an understanding of the game using dynamic and fun games/drills for kids as young as age 4.

Orange: 8 and up Beginner/Intermediate. In the Orange clinics, we cater to the student’s skill level. Depending on the groups’ level, we range from working on mechanics using hand feeding to match play using green dot balls on the full court.

* If the student is around 7/8 years old and can rally a little with an orange ball, the Orange clinics are a good fit for them. If they have no experience and have yet to learn basic stroke mechanics, they should do the Red clinics.

Yellow: 8 and up Intermediate/Advanced. The ability to rally, make a serve and know how to play a match with a regular yellow ball is required for this clinic. During this clinic, we focus on mechanics and tactics using drills, games, and point/match play.

Email tennis@laderarec.org to get on the email list for junior programming, register for clinics, and/or if you have any questions. We will reply to registration requests to confirm that there is room. For weekend clinics, we send out weekly RSVP emails that you can reply to to confirm for the upcoming weekend. NO DROP-INS.

Youth Tennis classes will be offered during four sessions: Spring (March – May), Summer (June – Aug), Fall (Sept – Nov), and Winter (Dec – Feb). During the winter months, we are limited to 2 lit courts and offer only private and group lessons in the after-school hours as court and coach availability allows.

2018 Spring Junior Tennis Schedule (3/13 – 5/25)

*11 Week session

Tuesday
4:00 – 5:00 pm, Red
4:00 – 5:30 pm, Orange
5:30 – 8:30 pm, Tournament Training

Wednesday
4:00 – 5:30 pm, Yellow
5:30 – 8:30 pm, Tournament Training

Thursday
4:00 – 5:00 pm, Red
4:00 – 5:30 pm, Orange
5:30 – 8:30 pm, Tournament Training

Friday
4:00 – 5:30 pm, Yellow
5:30 – 8:30 pm, Tournament Training

Sunday
1:00 – 2:00 pm, Red
2:00 – 3:00 pm, Orange
3:00 – 5:00 pm, Yellow
5:00 – 8:00 pm, Tournament Training

2018 Summer Tennis Schedule (6/12 – 8/10)

*9 Week session

Tuesday – Friday
1:00 – 2:00 pm, Red/Orange
2:00 – 5:00 pm, Team
5:00 – 7:00 pm, Yellow

Saturday
1:00 – 2:00 pm, Red
2:00 – 3:00 pm, Orange
3:00 – 5:00 pm, Yellow
5:00 – 8:00 pm, Tournament Training

Questions? Ready to sign up?
Contact Bryan Richter at tennis@laderarec.org.

Tennis Court Rules

Tennis courts are to be used by members and their guests only. ‘Family’ members may bring up to 3 guests to use the courts. ‘Couples’ members may bring up to two guests and ‘Individal’ members may bring one free guest. At least one member must be present with the guests at all times on the courts. Guest fees apply for any guests over the allotted number. An individual may be a guest at the LRD for a maximum of three times per month. Additional visits are subject to the daily use fee. The fee for additional guests for members is $10 per day. Ladera residents who are not members may use the courts for a fee of $10 per day. The fee for non-resident non-members is $15 per day. Repeat guests are encouraged to join the LRD. Please note: Family members residing in the same household do not count as free guests.

Time Limits

Please sign your name on the chalkboard located above the water fountain across from Court 3. Please post your starting time before beginning play.

Singles Play – 1 hour

Doubles Play – 1-1/2 hours

Time limits apply when all four courts are filled. Courts do not have to be relinquished when there are available courts.

If the courts are filled when you arrive, place your racket in the next available space in the racket caddy. The first player waiting takes the first available court. All players must be present to claim a court.

Court Protection

Please wear only non-marring tennis shoes.

No skateboards or wheeled vehicles of any kind are allowed.

Dogs are not allowed on the courts at any time.

Two of the courts are washed every other week to preserve the surface. Two courts will always be available for play. Check the sign by the courts for closure times.

Court Lights

Access to court lights is limited to pass-holders with a key. Keys may be obtained from the manager for an annual fee of $25. Court lighting is set to go off at 10:30PM. Please switch off the lights when play is completed. A full clockwise turn of the switch sets the lights for one hour. Adults (18 and older) have priority on Court 4 (near Laderaland) after dark.

PLEASE NOTE: We will be making periodic membership checks at the courts. Please ensure that at least one person on the court is an LRD member or guest fees will apply. We reserve the right to ask people to leave if rules are not being followed.

Fees for Ladera Residents are $10 per person per day. Fees for Non-Ladera Residents are $15 per person per day.

All lessons, league play, and tournaments must be cleared with the Manager. Only LRD-appointed instructors may use the courts to teach lessons.