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Tennis Newsletter | August 2010 |
Preview Fall Catalog Online!
Check out our Fall Catalog for tennis lessons and organized play. Our new catalog contains both youth and adult classes and we're again offering Family Tennis for an opportunity to learn tennis with your child.
Family Tennis sessions are listed below and the fee includes one parent and one child. Registration begins September 11 at 9 am. Please note that there will be no class on November 25.
Age 5 - 10 | Classes meet Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30 pm

#96852 | Sep 28 - Nov 2 | $95
#96853 | Nov 9 - Dec 14 | $95
#96854 | Dec 21 - Jan 18 | $80
Age 11 & up | Classes meet Thursdays from 4:30-5:30 pm
#96855 | Sep 30 - Nov 4 | $95
#96856 | Nov 18 - Dec 16 | $65
#96857 | Dec 23 - Jan 20 | $80
Pro Tip: Be a Balanced Net Player
 by Owl Creek Staff
Tennis NetDo you like playing the net but seem to find yourself always leaning the wrong way to volley? Usually this is a function of not properly balancing your weight over each foot. Players have the tendency to put more weight on one foot, making it difficult to change directions. 
Here are a few tips to improve your balance:
  1. Complete a proper split step when approaching the net
  2. Keep shoulders up as much as possible
  3. Keep a good knee bend and get on the balls of your feet
  4. After the first volley, re-balance and prepare for the next shot
Coming this Fall: Cardio Tennis 
Cardio Tennis will return to our weekly schedule this Fall. Cardio Tennis is a fast paced aerobic workout involving various tennis strokes and footwork drills. These classes are a great way to get into top physical shape for those long singles matches. We're still finalizing our schedule, so please call our pro shop for further details. Additional information about Cardio Tennis can be found at
Junior Team Tennis Fall Registration
JTT FallUSTA Jr. Team Tennis brings kids together in teams to play singles, doubles and mixed doubles against other teams. It promotes social skills and important values by fostering a spirit of cooperation and unity, as well as individual self-growth. Also, it's a fun environment for kids in which they learn that succeeding is really more about how they play the game - win or lose. The Fall JTT season will start after Labor Day and include the following divisions:
  • 10 and under intermediate
  • 12 and under intermediate & advanced
  • 14 and under intermediate & advanced
  • 18 and under intermediate & advanced
If you need assistance finding a team for your child, please contact the Area League Coordinator, Donny Weed at 385-7732, or email

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A new twist on an old favorite!


NEW! Round Robin
Held Wednesdays from 8 - 9:30 pm
Runs in 5 week blocks
$60/session or $15 as a drop-in
Call the pro shop for details at 385-2695


Drop-In Clinics
Looking for a weekly clinic that allows for a flexible schedule?
If possible, call the pro shop 24 hours in advance at 385-2695


Facility Closure
Owl Creek Tennis Center will be closed on September 6 for Labor Day.
Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation believes all of our diverse citizens have a right to participate in community recreation and we are committed to creating equal access for everyone who may have a challenge or barrier. If you or your child require additional support, we can help.  Learn more about our accommodation and inclusion services.
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
We welcome your comments and questions.  Feel free to email us at
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