Tennis Court Availability
The clay courts are typically available for play from mid-May through mid-October (weather permitting). There are 10 clay courts, of which 6 offer lights for evening tennis. The lights are scheduled to turn off at 11pm. The hard courts are available year round; however, there are no evening lights servicing the courts. Members are encouraged to book tennis court time by calling the pro shop. While booking courts is not mandatory, it is recommended given the club’s tennis professionals provide group/private lessons and there are several team events with specific court times on a daily basis. Please review the schedule of events listed below. The tennis facility includes a roof covered patio with dining areas and a flat screen tv as a convenience/entertainment area for the members. The tennis patio area is open to all members and cannot be reserved.
Hours of Operation
Between the month of May and Labor Day, the tennis pro shop and grounds will be staffed to assist members in the morning, day and early evening.
No set daily hours, play as early as you want. Evening tennis is also available; however, the court lights shut off at 11pm.
Ladies and Men’s Tennis Update
2020 Tennis Talk
Important Spring and Summer 2020 Dates
KICK-OFF PARTY–May 6, 2020
Hosted by the Tennis Staff & Tennis Rep.
KICK-OFF BREAKFAST–May 17, 2020
Hosted by the Daytime 4.0 & 2.5 ladies
ADULT TENNIS SOCIAL–June 16, 2020
Hosted by the Career 3.0 #1 & #2 ladies
ADULT TENNIS SOCIAL–July 14, 2020
Hosted by the Career 3.5 ladies
LADIES YEAR-END LUNCHEON–August 10, 2020
Hosted by the Daytime 3.5 & 4.5 ladies
ADULT TENNIS SOCIAL–August 18, 2020
Hosted by the Men’s Teams
LADIES MEMBER/GUEST–August 23, 2020
Hosted by the Daytime GOLD, 3.0 #1 and #2 ladies
Junior Tennis Programs – Registered Players Lists
- GOLD team practice is Tuesdays 8:30-9:30am.
- 3.0 Daytime team practices are Tuesday 9:30-11am.
- Junior programs are Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday (not Thursdays).
Men’s Night Out
Ladies Night Out
Family Fun Clinic/Super
Swim & Racquet offers competitive and recreational tennis programs for all ages, including an excellent juniors program. The club has 13 tennis courts, including 10 of the best clay courts in Central Ohio and 3 hard courts.
In addition to the exciting group tennis programs outlined below, the club offers individual and family lessons with our Pros. Non-members must pay a $10 guest fee, in addition to the program cost, and are limited to 8 guest passes a year.
Hans Buckendahl, Heath Elliot, Mike Meyers, and Doug Schoenley are the exceptional Pros leading the Swim and Racquet tennis programs.
Tennis Professional Biographies
Heath has more than 20 years of coaching experience in the Columbus area, with 12 of those years as a head tennis professional. He is currently the General Manager and Part Owner of The Players’ Club as well as the head Pro at Swim & Racquet. Heath is a USPTA certified teaching professional and has held head tennis pro positions at Brookside Country Club and Racquet Club of Columbus. Heath has worked with players of all ages and abilities and has helped develop several Division I college tennis players. “I look forward to working with the members and families of Swim and Racquet Club of Columbus!”
Mike has been teaching tennis to juniors and adults since 1992. Holding positions as a Resident Pro, Desk Manager, Director of Adult Programs and Director of Tennis. Mike has learned to manage the business from the inside out. Mike played college tennis at Walsh University and has since earned several District, State & Sectional titles playing USTA Team Tennis. “I love working with adult teams and high energy clinics… bring it on!”
Doug has been teaching tennis for over 17 years. He played college tennis at Penn State University, where he later became the Assistant Men’s Tennis Coach. He helped coach two teams to the NCAA tournament. Doug was the Head Tennis Professional a the Penn State Tennis Center for 6 years, and eventually moved to Cincinnati where he was the Director of Tennis at Queen City Racquet Club for another 6 years. “I look forward to meeting you and your family.”
Hans has 40 years of teaching experience in the Central Ohio area. After playing for Ohio State, he held positions as head pro at Lancaster Indoor for 3 years, head pro at Worthington Hills Country Club for 11 years, and more than 30 years with Olympic Swim and Racquet. Hans is a PTR certified professional and enjoys working with players of all ages. Hans has also been with Swim and Racquet Club for the past 15 years and is looking forward to another great season!
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