|Owl Creek Pro Tip: Volleying Like a Pro
Looking to improve your volleys when it comes to control and placement? Several factors can play a role in improving this stroke.
If you are not using a proper volley grip, start to slowly make the change to the continental grip with your pro. This grip will allow you to execute every type of volley from the very difficult low ball to the high ball.
- When volleying, focus on leading with the bottom edge of the racquet. Do not swing over the top of normal volleys.
- Learn control of the volley first. Ignore the desire for power initially. Power will come, but control is the initial goal.
- Visualize placement of your volley. Choose a specific area of the court and focus on this area when executing the shot.
- Finally, stay calm at the net. Many of us have a tendency to be very excited because the ball is coming quickly and our reaction time is limited.
Spaces Available in Youth Summer Camps
If you are looking for an introduction to tennis for your kids, summer camps are a great choice. Camp participants are divided by level and all players are introduced to the fundamentals of the game. Our camps are game-based where students learn a stroke and are given the opportunity to fine tune in a controlled game environment. More experienced participants will be exposed to advanced drills and playing situations. Older kids often progress to an end of week tournament.
Get camp information.
If you need assistance with summer camp choices, please contact one of our tennis professionals at 385-2695.
|Courts Getting a Facelift at Owl Creek
All twelve outdoor courts at Owl Creek Tennis Center are getting repaired and resurfaced. The project will be done in stages to minimize disruption and should be completed in six weeks given good weather. We are currently in the process of renovations on our north courts. South courts remain open in addition to our indoor facility. Court reservations are suggested. To reserve a court, please call 385-2695. We look forward to providing you with an even better tennis facility!
|Adult Beginners, Let Us Help You Get Started!
Are you interested in beginning adult lessons, but need a little push? Please call 385-2695 and speak to Mike Mustgrave about some incredible opportunities for beginners to get started in the game. It has never been easier to pick up this great sport!
|Trade Up to a Wilson [K] Factor Racquet
Through June 30, 2009, bring in your old racquet and receive $30 off the purchase of a select new [K] Factor tennis racquet!
This is the perfect time for you to get out on the tennis court with a brand new Wilson [K] Factor racquet that is sure to enhance your game. Not only will you reap the benefits on the court, but your actions are also a part of a green initiative to recycle and reuse.
Good for your game, good for the environment! Get the coupon
Owl Creek Municipal Tennis Center
Location: 928 S. Birdneck Road, Virginia Beach | Phone: (757) 385-2695
Hours: Monday - Friday: 9am - 9pm | Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 5pm
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