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Tennis

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 an 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 , 2020
Hosted by the Tennis Staff & Tennis Rep.

KICK-OFF BREAKFAST–May , 2020
Hosted by

ADULT TENNIS SOCIAL–June , 2020
Hosted by

ADULT TENNIS SOCIAL–July , 2020
Hosted by

LADIES YEAR-END LUNCHEON–August , 2020
Hosted by

ADULT TENNIS SOCIAL–August , 2020
Hosted by

LADIES MEMBER/GUEST–August , 2020
Hosted by

Junior Tennis Programs – Registered Players Lists

Tennis Programs

HEAD PRO
Heath Elliott
helliott771@sbcglobal.net

LADIES
Mike Meyers
mm10spro@gmail.com

JUNIORS / MEN
Doug Schoenley
das1996tennis@hotmail.com

Special Notes

  • Platinum team matches are on Tuesday’s and practices are Wednesday’s from 9:00am-10:30am.
  • Gold team matches are on Thursday’s and practices are Wednesday’s from 9:00am-10:30am.
  • 3.0 Daytime team practices are Tuesday 9:30-11am.
  • Junior programs are Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday (not Thursdays).

Clinic Schedules

Daytime Ladies:

2.5
Monday
10-11:30 am

3.0
Tuesday
9:30-11 am

3.5
Thursday
8:30-10:00 am

4.0
Thursday
10-11:30 am

4.5
Monday
8:30-10 am

Gold
Tuesday
8:30-9:30 am

Career Ladies:

3.0
Tuesday
7-8:30 pm

3.5
TBA

4.0
TBA

Men’s Night Out
Wednesdays
6:00 pm

Ladies Night Out
Thursdays
6:00 pm

Family Fun Clinic/Super
Saturday
9-10:30 am

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 Elliott
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 Meyers
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 Schoenley
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 Buckendahl
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!

Platform Tennis

Please enjoy the fire-pit; it provides great ambience and warmth to your paddle experience.

Booking Court Time

Private/Semi-private lessons and clinics

  • Contact Denny English, S&R Club Platform Tennis Professional
  • (614) 893-3360
  • djpenglish@yahoo.com
  • Charges can be billed to club account

League Play

  • Mens – Contact Rob Martin to sign up, Rob can be reached at eatplastic@yahoo.com
  • Ladies – Contact Karen Narwicz to sign up. Karen can be reached at lifeisgood@columbus.rr.com

Ladies Night

  • Tuesday Nights, 7pm-9pm

Men’s Night

  • Monday Nights (Advanced) 7pm – 9pm
  • Wednesday Nights, 7pm-9pm

Guest Fee

  • $10 per guest
  • Members are responsible for notifying club manager of number of guests (including names & dates) for billing purposes
  • Email snrofficemanager@rrohio.com

Where is the bathroom?

  • Detailed map is located on the bulletin board in the Paddle Hut
  • Unisex bathroom is located in the basement and can be accessed from the rear of the clubhouse

Additional questions?

  • Contact Rob Martin at eatplastic@yahoo.com

Tennis Calendar

MonthWeekDay

Events in March 2020

  • There are no events scheduled during this period.

Clubhouse Office
614.451.3762

Swimming Pool
614.451.0259

Pro Shop
614.451.2314

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