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Tennis Newsletter | December 2012 | 
Check Out Our Winter Programs!   
Our Winter 2012 Programs & Activities Catalog is available online now! Tennis classes begin on page 39. Register in-person or online via EZreg.
Other program changes effective January 14, 2013:
- New Cardio Tennis classes have been added on Mondays & Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm and Sundays from 12 to 1 pm
Men's and Ladies Night Out will move to 7:30 to 9 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Round Robin is back! Join us Wednesdays from 8 to 9:30 pm, Fridays from 7 to 8:30 pm, and Sundays from 8:30 to 10 am.
- Early Morning Clinics will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 am.

For drop-in classes and clinics, please sign up a day in advance so we can ensure we'll have a spot for you. Just give a quick call to the pro shop at 385-2695 and we'll put your name on the list.


We look forward to another great year of tennis with you!

Looking for a Match? We Can Help! 

Tennis playerAre you looking for other tennis players to play socially? Or, are you in town for a visit and looking for some match play? Although most of our play here at Owl Creek is league based, we know there are interested players looking for more informal match play and we can help you find them.


If you would like to be placed on our contact list, please complete this interest form


We'll be happy to put you in contact with other interested players looking for a game. 

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Recipe of the Month

White Chicken Chili


Serve this chili on a cold night to warm your belly!


Drop-In Clinics

Adv. Beg/Intermediate Clinic (2.5 to 3.5)

Mon & Wed | 6:30-8 pm | $21 


Cardio Tennis (all levels)

Tue & Fri | 9-10 am | $15


Men's & Ladies Night Out (3.5 & up)

Tue & Thur | 7-8:30 pm | $21


As some of these clinics fill, we ask that you call 385-2695 in advance to have your name added to the list.

Winter Seasonals Still Available
We still have times available for indoor seasonals this winter. If you have a group of players looking to keep their game in form through the winter, a seasonal is a great option. Owl Creek is offering a 14-week seasonal for $945. We have some great times left, but hurry, or you might miss out!
Bayville Farms Park Round Robin Continues
If you are looking for winter tennis playing opportunities, this round robin is perfect. It will continue through the winter season so bundle up, come out and enjoy the game! There is no cost to play; just bring an unopened can of balls.
Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun | 9 - 11 am (subject to seasonal changes)
For additional information, please email Mike Mustgrave at
Pro Tip: Ball Machines Useful for Game Improvement
by Owl Creek Staff

Ball machines are absolutely helpful in game improvement. Modern machines are able to simulate real play situations with multiple shot options, varying spins, and ball speed.
Keys to Using a Ball Machine

1. Have a plan before starting the ball machine. If you have specific shots you want to practice, adjust the machine to your needs.
2. Add some variety to your ball machine workout. Hitting the same shot for an hour can become tedious. On newer machines, you are able to design multiple shots to every area of the court.
3. Get a quick tutorial from staff to ensure you are getting the benefit of all the options the machine offers.
Please Note Our Upcoming Facility Closures 

Owl Creek Tennis Center will be closed on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25. The facility will close at 5 pm on Monday, December 31 and remain closed Tuesday, January 1.
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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