Racquet Sports

  • Tennis
    • Birchwood's tennis facilities are among the finest in the state, offering 10-Har-Tru Clay Courts.

      The tennis program, complete with ball machines and full service Pro Shop, will meet all your individual or family tennis needs. Adult group and private instruction, as well as a full schedule of open mixers, run by a professional staff and a USPTA professional director are offered. The junior program is large and offers classes for ages 4 through 18 at all levels and includes inter Club play, as well as a variety of special events. The adult program features a mix of tournaments, mixers and social events, with all Members and guests welcome.


       


       

         
  • Pickleball
    • Birchwood also offers a pickleball program, that includes open play, clinics, leagues and private lessons.

      This is a wonderful family sport that grandparents, parents, children and grandchildren call enjoy together.  A few pieces of basic pickleball equipment is all that is needed to begin play.

      The Paddle: Pickleball paddles are smaller than a tennis racquet but larger than a table-tennis paddle. Today’s paddles are made from several materials including wood, graphite and aluminum.
      The Ball: Similar to wiffle balls, pickleballs are lightweight with holes.
      The Court: Pickleball is played on a smaller version of a tennis court that measures 20 feet wide and 44 feet long. The net is 36 inches high on the ends and 34 inches high in the middle. Both singles and doubles are played within these dimensions. The court has left and right service zones, as well as a 7-foot non-volley zone in front of the net known as the “kitchen.”
      Athletic Apparel & Footwear: Tennis apparel is a natural choice for the pickleball court.
       

         
          


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