Columbus Tennis USTA Teams

April 20, 2015Leave a reply

USTA_logoElysium Tennis is an active participant in the United States Tennis Association league and our players always have an excellent time.  We currently have 186 women and 51 men participating on USTA teams and we’re so proud of them all!

Congratulations to our 3.0 Women’s Career-Prickett Team and 4.0 Men’s Curry Team, both of which qualified for Districts in Cincinnati this summer.  Great job, teams! We want to wish the best of luck to all our teams during the rest of the Winter Session.  Let’s get some more teams to districts in 2015!

So much of the success of this program here at Elysium Tennis is owed to Kathy Bloch for years of dedicated service and support. Our USTA program is thriving thanks to her efforts and commitment.  Thanks, Kathy!  We wish her the best of luck in her new endeavors.  Patty Axelrod will fill her role as USTA Coordinator going forward and we’re glad to welcome Patty to the position.  We know she’ll do wonderful as well.

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Summer Teams

Yes, it’s that time again!  We’re forming teams for the GCTA and USTA summer sessions and we’re calling all local tennis champs to join us for a great summer season. Our current plan is to have daytime and career GCTA teams and USTA combo teams which play in the evening.

If you’re interested in joining a team, please contact Patty Axelrod to sign up asap!

Looking forward to a great summer season of Columbus Tennis!

Private Lessons Available for Summer

April 16, 20152 Comments

Columbus Tennis LessonSummer is just around the corner, tennis champs!  It’s looking warmer and brighter every day and you’re probably just as eager to break out of the winter slump as we are.  With all the warm weather coming down the pipe, you’re sure to be out on the courts and next year’s Varsity Tennis teams are already starting to train and prepare for the season.  If you’re dreaming about grabbing the gold, you might want to consider some private coaching lessons from our seasoned instructors here at your favorite Columbus Tennis Facility!

Our tennis instructors are some of the best trainers in the greater Columbus area, offering in-depth instruction on your swing, foot work, strategy, and cardio training. Practice on the court is important to improving your game and working with team mates is always valuable.  But there’s very little that compares to true one-on-one instruction from a seasoned tennis veteran who can critique your own unique learning challenges to get you in tip top shape for the summer season and next year’s Varsity tennis leagues.

If you or someone you know is interested in upping your game with some private tennis lessons, we encourage you to book time with our instructors as soon as possible.  They’re in high demand and each of our coaches is filling up their summer schedule very quickly!

 

We’re looking forward to seeing you on the courts.

What is Platform Tennis?

March 24, 2015Leave a reply

Platform_Tennis_Court-399x246Some still call it “Paddle Tennis” but the idea is generally the same.  The game is played with paddles similar to ping pong, rather than the larger tennis racquets, and a spongy, rubber ball about 2.5 inches in diameter.

It was invented in 1928 as a way to keep the love of tennis going throughout the cold months of winter when you couldn’t get out on the open courts.  For those who still like the bite of fresh air in the winter, our platform tennis courts are ideal.

The game is played on a court with an aluminum base that’s elevated off the ground like a platform.  It’s about a third the size of a regular tennis court and is surrounded by twelve foot high walls that allow you to play the ball off them, just like racquetball or squash.   These courts are outfitted with a heating system beneath the platform so the area inside is actually warm.

Popular at private facilities and country clubs across America, Platform Tennis has gained significant popularity as a winter sport and affords players a fun fast-paced, dynamic game that can hone the same reflexes and movements necessary for a successful tennis match.

Even though we’re moving into spring and can get back outside to play, our members are still enjoying the platform tennis courts and having a great time.

Come in and ask about availability on the platform courts and get some helpful tips from our instructors and staff.

We’re all loving the game!

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