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Facility Info

MAIN POOL (8/6-9/2):
M-F: 11a-8p
S&S: 11a-8p
Last Day (9/3): 11a-6p

BABY POOL:
Opens with main pool

SNACK SHACK:
August: 12p-7:30p
Float Nights: close 8:00p


Information in flux!

Please note that we are in the process of updating the website for the 2019 season. Please bear with us as some of the information below may change.

Welcome to SHARKS Tennis!

Welcome new and returning tennis players to our 2019 summer program! We provide a fun and safe environment for your children to learn or practice skills and develop the game of tennis.

There is lots of great information below, click each section for details:

 

Age Groups

This SHRA summer program is for our 7-18* old crowd. The primary focus is to provide a fun, safe environment for your children to learn and practice skills as they develop their tennis game.

SHRA currently participates in the Northern Virginia Tennis League (NVTL), similar to NVSL for swimming. Placement in this league is primarily geographic and the SHRA coaches are responsible for player selection in matches – a total of 12 boys and 12 girls (4 players from each age group).

Messages from your Tennis Team Rep:

Becky Adye is the SHRA youth tennis rep, please contact her with questions at tennisrep@shrasharks.org.


SHRA 2019 schedule – TBA

 


Snacks & Drinks & Drivers

For home matches – we need to provide snacks and drinks. Our system for donations is as follows: if your child is playing in Singles, please bring a Snack (both start with “S”, that’s the system). If your child is playing Doubles, please bring something to Drink. Chips, crackers, fruit, pretzels, Gatorade, water, juice, etc. is appropriate. For away matches – coaches will travel with the team, but we WILL need parent volunteers to drive.

What to Wear

Please make sure your player is wearing non-marking tennis shoes. There is no official uniform, but we suggest that the players wear shorts with pockets so that they can hold a second ball while serving. Players can also wear compression shorts under shorts or skirts to hold the second ball. Play is impeded if you have to go and get a second ball if you miss the first serve.

Volunteers

There is always a need for parent participation as it takes many volunteers to make these matches and meets happen. These are the major types of volunteer help we need:

  1. Drive to matches Wednesdays (8:30 a.m. to about Noon)
  2. Collect $ at end of season for coaches’ gift

If you are interested, please contact tennisrep@shrasharks.org to sign up!


Please check the main TEAMS page for the age group practice schedules. We look forward to seeing you all again soon and welcome your feedback and questions (and offers to volunteer!).

Becky Adye is the SHRA youth tennis rep, please contact her with questions at tennisrep@shrasharks.org.

To ensure you get all team notifications, click to register for the SHRA dlists here.

Tennis Lessons and Learning Opportunities

Do you want to improve your game or just enjoy more time on the courts? Have a look at these great offerings from SHRA, and if interested, please contact the Coach directly.

Tennis Offerings for Kids

  • Tuesday/Thursday Junior Camp (all junior ages 6+)
    12:20-2pm, June 26th- July 26th
    $20 for drop in, $170 for whole season
  • Morning Camp
    8:30am-12pm, August 6th-10th
    $40 for one day, $170 for whole week
  • 4-5 year old Red Ball tennis clinics
    12:20-2pm, June 26th- July 26th
    Sundays, 5-6 PM, June 17th – July 29th

Tennis Offerings for Adults

  • Tuesday/Thursday Adult Beginner Class (complete beginner-2.5)
    6:30-8pm, June 19th-August 2nd
    Drop in: $25, Full season once a week: $150, Full season twice a week: $300
  • Tuesday/Thursday Adult Intermediate Class (3.0-3.5)
    8-9:30pm, June 19th-August 2nd
    Drop in: $25, Full season once a week: $150, Full season twice a week: $300
  • Sunday evening hit
    7-9pm, June 17th- July 29th
    Drop in only: $5 per session

Be Part of the Team

All our tennis players are included and encouraged to attend all the team activities such as trips to theAll our tennis players are included and encouraged to attend all the team activities such as trips to the water parks, team social, etc. We can always use volunteers – to drive to the matches and cheer the kids on! SHRA junior tennis is both developmental and competitive. The kids will work on basic tennis skills during practices four days a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays after school beginning Tuesday, June 1st and on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for the regular season). Tennis matches against other recreational clubs occur on Wednesdays in the summer and the top seeds in each age group (12 & under, 14 & under, and 15-18) will compete. There will also occasionally be “exhibition matches” to give others a chance to play in the matches

 

Coaches

Head Tennis Coach
TBD

More information will be posted soon about our new Coach!

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Check out some of our tennis players in action!

 

Practices

After school practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Once we are into the regular summer schedule after school lets out, tennis will meet daily — Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – Wednesdays are match days, so unless your player is scheduled for a match, they will not have tennis practice on WEDNESDAY.

Players should come prepared for the heat and ready to practice. Comfortable running or athletic shoes and lightweight, light-colored clothing are recommended. They will need a racquet appropriate for their size and they MUST bring a water bottle — coaches will break for water during the practices.

If you feel your child would benefit from some one-on-one attention, our coaches are available for private lessons. Just approach one of the coaches before or after practice and set up a mutually convenient time with him/her. You and the coach can negotiate a rate.

 

Matches

We are in a league called Northern Virginia Tennis League (NVTL), similar to NVSL for swimming. We have been placed in a division that is mostly geographic in basis. During practice, the coaches will rank the more proficient players who will eventually play in these matches. A “ladder” is formed, and players may challenge the next highest person on the ladder to try to move up in seeding.

For the matches, the top four players from each of three groups -12 & under, 14 & under, and 16 & under for both the boys and girls – will be chosen to participate in matches. The top two players will play singles 1st and 2nd seed, and the third and fourth seeded players will play doubles. Thus, twelve boys and twelve girls will play in matches each week.

Matches are Wednesday mornings from June 25th through the end of July. If your child is not in a match he/she will not have practice on Wednesdays. The coaching staff will TRY to let the kids and parents know via email Monday evening who is playing in that week’s match

Click here to see all the SHRA tennis events on the SHRA calendar.

The www.nvtl.org website has the master schedule of matches.

Helpful Links

Click on the following for more important information:

Important Dates

  • View MATCH Schedule
  • 6/17: Youth morning practices begin
  • 7/21: All Teams Social with DJ Dave, 5PM
  • 7/289: All teams Awards & Potluck

Photo Gallery

Keep In Touch

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UPCOMING EVENTS

May
24
Fri
Wine and Cheese Social – Live Music by Alan MacEwen @ SHRA - Pavilion
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The countdown has begun…Memorial Weekend is almost here! And to celebrate, we will kick off the summer with our annual Adult Party on Friday, 6-9pm, with beverages and hors d’oeuvres along with live music by Alan MacEwen from the Grandsons.

The Grandsons

Come on out, meet some old and new friends, see how great SHRA looks and get ready for another great summer at SHRA!

The event is free for members, $20 for guests. click here to logon to your account. PLEASE NOTE: Members sign up to attend for free using the “Wine and Cheese” camp/class. If you want to invite a guest, select the Web Store > Social Events to pay for your guests! (sorry for the extra step!)

Jun
15
Sat
Time Trials vs. SHBR @ SHRA
Jun 15 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Time Trials vs. SHBR @ SHRA
We host Time Trials this year! Each team will warm up at their own pool and we will start the meet at 8:30! Swimmers will swim two strokes. At the end of the meet we will host the combined hot dog BBQ!
Jun
17
Mon
B Meet vs. Dowden Terrace @ SHRA
Jun 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
B Meet vs. Dowden Terrace @ SHRA
We host Dowden Terrace for the first B meet of the season. Swimmers may swim two events at this meet, they should choose the two events they did not swim at Time Trials.
Jun
22
Sat
Swim A Meet vs. Old Keene Mill
Jun 22 @ 7:00 am – 11:30 am
Swim A Meet vs. Old Keene Mill
We host Old Keene Mill for the first A Meet of the season. Our warmups will be at 8 am.
Jun
24
Mon
B Meet vs. Dominion Hills @ SHRA
Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
B Meet vs. Dominion Hills @ SHRA
We are hosting Dominion Hills for our second B meet of the season.
Jun
25
Tue
NVSL Dive A-Meet vs Wakefield Chapel @ SHRA
Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jun
29
Sat
Swim A Meet vs. Virginia Hills @ Virginia Hills
Jun 29 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
SHRA Party!
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SHRA Party!
Band details coming soon.