The Racquet Sports Program at The Grove

“We are here for all levels of tennis and pickleball players. Whatever your goal is, a cardio workout to working on your game to those looking for competitive play, we have the flexibility to create a custom program to suit your needs.”  - Geoff Browne, Director of Racquet Sports

The Racquet Sports Program at The Grove is ever-growing and evolving, emphasizing social, family, and fun for all members. Programming is designed for juniors, women, and men—all skill levels and ages, from true beginners to seasoned veterans. Our Racquet Sports Program features: 

  • Five lighted Plexicushion tennis courts, with two tennis courts lined to create four Pickleball courts.
  • Playmate ball machines for solo practice: Tennis, Pickleball
  • Robust junior and adult social activity calendar
  • Private Instruction: private lessons, private groups
  • Adult Classes: new beginnings, tennis fit, tactical doubles
  • Ladies Interclub and Intraclub leagues: NALTA, USTA
  • Men’s Tennis League
  • Pickleball: instruction, play and tournaments
  • Full-equipped Racquet Shop
  • Certified, professional tennis staff

Junior Tennis

Junior tennis classes are offered based on a progression teaching method that incorporates modified tennis balls, racquets, nets, and courts to scale down the game to better suit learning at different ages and levels. This approach allows younger players to enjoy rallies and learn fundamentals much quicker, making progression to a full-court much easier. Weekly Juniors classes include Red Hots (ages 8 & under), Orange Crush (ages 11 and under) and Elite (ages 12+).

Junior tennis also offers several social events throughout the year to provide an excellent place for kids to get a low-pressure, fun intro to the sport. In addition, tennis activities are often paired along with other non-tennis events, such as Kid's Night Out, for a more casual way to enjoy the sport. 

In Summer, juniors of all ages and skill levels have plenty of opportunities to learn the game or perfect their skills. Daily skills clinics and weekly camps, including golf and swimming, are offered to give Grove kids plenty of ways to play the day away! 

Adult Tennis 

In addition to classes for beginning tennis players, there is a diverse offering of fitness, competition, and social play opportunities. 

  • Private and group instruction is offered for all skill levels, based on need and desired objective.
  • Intraclub and interclub competitive ladies programming is available for all skill levels through NALTA (Nashville Adult Ladies Tennis Association) and the USTA (United States Tennis Association) tennis league. Both are a great way to improve your game, meet other players in the area, and compete against other national area clubs. NALTA leagues play a seven-week season in the spring and fall, which overlaps with the USTA.
  • Tennis Fit: Get a great cardio workout while playing fun tennis points! Tennis Fit is a high-intensity class consisting of drills and fast point play with constant movement. The class will also help you improve your reaction time, defensive skills, court positioning, and tennis footwork. 
  • Tactical Doubles: This class focuses on specific shots and situations for doubles play. Technical and tactical components for each shot are covered, followed by point play practice emphasizing applying the shot to doubles situations. A written review is emailed to players after each class.
  • A variety of social play opportunities are offered. Enjoy mixers, open play, and on Friday mornings, there is free round-robin social play. Social play events are always a lot of fun and a great way to meet people. 
  • A growing focus for racquet sports is expanding men’s programming. Currently, a men’s night tennis league offers competitive doubles matches with weekly rotations, and a new cardio play clinic will be underway soon. Stay tuned for new offerings and programming, there's more exciting activities coming. 

Pickleball

Pickleball, the fastest-growing sport in America, has hit The Grove. Social, beginner and competitive programming is geared toward adults, with all play held at The Gathering Place. The intraclub league, “The Grove Team”, completed its first season, with the next season already underway. Seasons run Spring, Summer, and Fall, including 6 weeks of play and a 2-week playoff. Co-ed matches include men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles.

  • Rotating partner leagues each Thursday: men’s, women’s, and doubles.
  • Social Mixers with adult beverages.
  • Open Social Play events run throughout the year.
  • Private lessons and private group instruction based on need.
  • Pickleball camps: Camps run 2 to 3 days with Grove Pro Geoff Browne instruction and a guest Pickleball teaching pro. Camps provide comprehensive, dedicated training and instruction.

Pro Shop

Full-Service Racquet Sports Shop (ability to custom order any item and any brand)

  • Tennis racquets & Pickleball paddles
  • Ladies apparel - Sofi Bella, Lucky In Love, Tasc
  • 24-hour Racquet Repair Service - stringing, gripping, racquet matching
  • Accessories - ball, overgrips, Grove logo hats, and visors

For questions or suggestions:

[email protected]

Geoff Browne, USPTA, PTR, IPTPA, PPR, MRT

Director of Racquet Sports

 

[email protected]

Federico Mas, USPTA, PTR

Assistant Director of Racquet Sports

 

Racquet Sports: 615-368-3964

Tennis Shop Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 6pm | Sunday 12pm – 5pm