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Tennis Newsletter | June 2014 |
Staycation with Parks & Rec


Family TennisYou don't have to bust your budget; we've got plenty of free and low-cost activities to make your summer memorable. Challenge your family and friends to some friendly competition on the court. We offer both lighted and unlighted courts throughout the city. Courts at the parks are available at no cost. For a premier tennis experience, Owl Creek Tennis Center offers both indoor and outdoor court rentals and a complete pro shop.


Find more close-to-home ideas, including activities at city parks and recreation centers, with our staycation guide.

Weekly Clinics 


Cardio Tennis (all levels) | $15

Tue & Fri | 9-10 am 


Men's & Ladies Night Out (3.5 & up) | $21

Tue & Thur | 7:30-9 pm

As some of these clinics fill, please call (757) 385-2695 the day before to reserve your place.

Pro Tip: Watch the Ball
By Owl Creek Staff

Those three words are commonly heard on the tennis court during a lesson, and it's a mistake most players make. Always follow the ball into your strings, and avoid taking your eyes off the ball before contact. Instead, many players look to see where they are going to hit the ball or where the opposing player is positioned before actually hitting. If your head lifts up, so does your racquet, often causing miss-hits. Most of us have played enough tennis to know if the ball will stay in or not once we hit the ball, without even looking at the court. Trust yourself, keep your eyes on the ball, and remember that you can't hit what you can't see. 
Summer Leagues are Starting Soon!


Combo, Mixed Combo and Singles Leagues are currently forming teams. Get in touch with one of the coordinators below if you are interested in joining.


Karen Tucker |
Claudette Sealy |
Video Highlight: Summer Camps

The school year is almost over! Do you need an active camp for your child? Spaces are still available in our indoor and outdoor tennis camps. Check out the video below for an inside look.

Tennis Summer Camp Video

Please Note Our Upcoming Facility Closure


All Virginia Beach Recreation Centers, Owl Creek Tennis Center and administrative offices
will be closed on Friday, July 4. City parks will be open! 
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.
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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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Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is accredited by CAPRA,
the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association.