September 17, 2015

Tennis

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The tennis program at Medina Golf & Country Club continues to thrive, featuring four Har-Tru clay courts, and dynamic adult, youth and clinic programs. Our Tennis Pro Staff have developed a solid foundation for future success. Whether you are picking up a racquet for the first time, or regaining your past swing, it is easy to find a game with someone in your skill-set. Email s.danielson@medinagolfcc.com for more information.

  • The four tennis courts open in early May, depending upon the weather.
  • Courts may be reserved by calling the tennis pro shop at: (763) 478-9772
  • $10 Guest fee applies.
  • Ball machine rental available.
  • Private lessons offered.

 

The Courts

Har Tru clay is a slower, softer surface than a typical hard court, requiring more strategy, finesse and control to win points due to a slower ball. It is much more difficult to win points by overpowering an opponent. The softer surface is much easier on joints, and on hot days, the clay court will play cooler than a hard court since it is not retaining the heat from the sun.

Tennis Pro Staff

SCOTT DANIELSON
SCOTT DANIELSON
Head Tennis Professional – 17th Year

USPTA member, professional 1 level. Played for University of Minnesota
Past Clubs: Oak Ridge Country Club, Golden Valley Country Club, Lifetime Fitness
Former high school coach at St. Louis Park, Minneapolis Southwest.
Current high school coach at Breck
Players need to have fun while developing fundamentals. Tennis can be an easy way to burn calories while enjoying the process. Players need to balance their practice time to improve all strokes and become more well-rounded. Staying aware of being in an offensive or defensive position is vital for all players. The use of spin is essential to player development.
ROD VAUGHT
ROD VAUGHT
Tennis Professional – 9th Year

USPTA Professional 1 level
Division I College Tennis.
Coach of the Year – Drury College NAIA
Head Tennis Coach – Indiana State University
Past Clubs: Director of Tennis, Nicollet Tennis Center, Minnetonka Tennis Club
Specific modern techniques and fundamentals lay the foundation for playing tennis in such a way that is easy, effortless and fun. I have always thought hitting the tennis ball efficiently with the least amount of effort is a standard for people to strive toward. Whether your goal is to hit the ball with consistency, control, direction, spin, power or all of the above, it is easily attainable to do this in a relaxed and effortless way.
 ALYSSA LAURITSEN
ALYSSA LAURITSEN
Player Developer & Teaching Professional – 8th Year

Professional 1 level in the USPTA, as well as a NASM certified personal trainer
Played college tennis for St. Cloud State
Assistant Head Varsity Boy’s and Girl’s tennis coach at Providence Academy
On staff at Lifetime Oakdale Village
My favorite thing about teaching tennis is working with all different ages and abilities. It’s fun to see how people improve year after year, and how their passion grows. My biggest tennis philosophy is that it should be fun!
 BRIAN BROWN
BRIAN BROWN
Assistant Tennis Professional – 2nd Year

USPTA Professional 1 level
Over 35 years of teaching experience
Played on ATP tour for 2 years
One of the top ranked players in the Northern section in his age group
Prior Head Tennis Professional – Evanston Country Club (Chicago)
Teaching – Lifetime Fitness, Eden Prairie
JV Coach – Edina High School

Private Lessons

USPTA Pro

  • 1 player $80.00 per hour
  • 2 players $90.00 per hour
  • 3 players $105.00 per hour
  • 4 players $120.00 per hour
  • 5 hour lesson package $320.00

Non USPTA Assistants

  • 1-2 players $45.00
  • 3-4 players $55.00

Play with non USPTA Assistant $30.00/hour

Director of Tennis, Scott Danielson, USPTA Pro 1

Email: s.danielson@medinagolfcc.com

 

 

The four tennis courts will open in early May, depending on the weather.

No court fee charge for members using tennis courts.

Courts may be reserved by calling the tennis pro shop at 763-478-9772

The tennis pro shop carries rackets, balls, and grips from Prince, Wilson, and Babolat. Demo rackets are available. Racket stringing can be provided with Babolat and Luxilon strings.

Players must be appropriately attired. Shirts and athletic shoes are required.

Please be courteous of other players. Wait until point is over before crossing behind a court.

Guest fee: $10.00

Ball machine rental: $9.00 per day, $70.00 per season.

Pro Shop

The tennis pro shop carries racquets, balls, and grips from Prince, Wilson, and Babolat. Demo racquets are available. Racquet stringing can be provided with Babolat and Luxilon strings.

String carried:

Babolat-
VS Touch
Tonic+
Hurricane
Xcel
N.Vy
Synthetic Gut

Luxilon-
4G
ALU Power