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Tennis Newsletter | March 2011 |
Class Registration Begins Saturday 
CatalogOwl Creek Tennis Center has had a fantastic turnout for this current and final session of the winter season. We understand that many patrons have had to break away for other sports seasons, but it's time for the Spring session!

There are classes for juniors of all levels, ages 4 to 17. We also offer adult classes for any level. Whether you've never picked up a racquet, or you live on the court and have played for years, we have classes and clinics for all abilities.

Registration begins this Saturday, March 12! See what we're offering in our Spring Catalog.

Also, don't forget that leagues begin March 27!  For information and sign ups, visit or email Karen Steenberg-Tucker at
Ladies - Get Ready for the 2011 Season!

Woman with RacquetNew USTA Warm-Up Round Robin
Get ready for the USTA season! Every Tuesday and Thursday until March 24, come to Owl Creek for conditioning, match play and instruction from 10:30 am to noon. Bring a partner or come on your own!
Ages 18 & up | $10 per player

Ladies Tennis Camp

Owl Creek is hosting a one-day camp just for ladies on Tuesday, March 22 (raindate is Wednesday, March 23) from 9 am to noon. Each court will have a specific drill and emphasis. Teams and all levels of players are welcome! Lunch is included.
Youth Spring Break Camp: April 18-22 
Junior Tennis PlayersIf your child is new to the game of tennis, Spring Break Tennis Camp is the perfect opportunity to learn the basic strokes, general rules and proper tennis etiquette. This is an introductory camp for youth ages 5-17 in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. 
Camp is held at Owl Creek Tennis Center on April 18-22 from 9 am to noon. The camp costs $145 and registration is available online through EZreg. A pizza party will be held on the last day of camp.

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Recipe of the Month
Herbed Fish in a Packet
Easy to make, high in protein and low in fat!


Drop-In Clinics
Adv. Beg/Intermediate
(2.5 to 3.5)
Mon & Wed | 6:30-8 pm | $21 
Cardio Tennis w/Jason (any level)
Tue | 9-10:30 am &
Fri | 10-11 am | $15 
Men's Night Out w/Wayne (3.0 & up)
Tue | 7-8:30 pm | $21 
Men's & Ladies Night Out w/Jason (3.5 & up)
Thur | 7-8:30 pm | $21
As some of these clinics fill, we ask that you call 385-2695 to have your name added to the list.
Pro Tip: Know the Causes of Tennis Elbow
 by Owl Creek Staff

Tennis Elbow1. Using a racquet with the wrong size grip can cause the player to grip the racquet too tightly, putting excessive stress on the elbow.

2. Hitting the ball "late" on forehand groundstrokes. The contact point should be around six inches in front of your front foot.

3. Griping the racquet incorrectly or hitting "late" on backhand groundstrokes. The contact should be 17 inches out in front of you.


4. Keeping your elbow too far in front of your racquet on volleys (usually on the backhand side.)

5. Not leading with the elbow on serves and overheads. Your elbow should always point in front of the racquet.
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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