What makes a tennis program so special? And, Why are some programs better than others?
There is no easy answer when it comes to discussing what a top tennis program looks like, but there are indicators that a person should be able to find when thinking of joining a club. At the country club level, people who are looking for a top tennis program should look beyond what happens on the tennis courts!
Yes, tennis courts are important. The surface, the cleanliness of the facility, the water irrigation, the fences and the lines are all important, but it is not the whole picture. Being able to Integrate with other departments and working closely with many different areas of the club, including golf, food and beverage, pickleball and fitness is a key factor.
Racquetfit is the newest program which combines personal trainers, physical therapists and tennis professionals all under the same approach to make a player better. Cardio Tennis is another tennis/fitness program that has been around for years but very few clubs have implemented it to its full capacity. The closer tennis and fitness work together, the healthier and stronger members will feel.
When searching for a country club, the integration of programming between departments is very important. The country club should strive to enhance the ability of members to know other departments and encourage different activities.