Roger Dowdeswell—Tennis Director
Bruce Barney—Assistant Tennis Director
MPRC has an established and highly qualified staff of tennis teaching professionals. They are USPTA or USPTR certified pros and/or have advanced tournament experience and attained world rankings through playing world class tennis tournaments such as the US Open, French Open, Wimbledon and Australian Open, or have advanced tournament experience attaining sectional rankings and several years of tennis teaching experience, and/or teaching/coaching ranked and professional players. Our full-time tennis pros teach students of all age groups and levels—from beginner to advanced. The cost of a private lesson usually varies from $50.00 to $120.00 per hour (plus court fee) depending on the tennis pro’s individual rate. Members may reserve two weeks in advance. Phone: 212-594-0554. *A 24-hour cancellation policy applies. Our MPRC Tennis Teaching Staff News also lists the tennis pros’ current posted rates with their bios.
Group Lessons are open to members and nonmembers. Members/Nonmembers – 4 weekly sessions 1 1/2 hour each – $260/$320.
Individual attention at group prices. There are four weekly 1 1/2-hour sessions with only four people to a court arranged according to level of play (NTRP rating system) by a USPTR or USPTA certified tennis pro. Beginners learn each stroke step-by-step. Intermediates learn control and consistency. Advanced players learn to improve power, spin, and finesse.
Contact: Bruce Barney 212-594-0554
COMPETITIVE TENNIS PROGRAMS
WEEKEND SINGLES LEAGUE
A tennis ladder at your competitive NTRP level. Active year-round. Join anytime! Play three or more times to watch your progress on the ladder. End of the year playoffs with trophies and prizes.
Contact: Lenny Harper 212-594-0554
Prices: Members: $45.00 / Nonmembers: $60.00
Saturday Nights 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sunday Nights 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
FRIDAY NIGHT DOUBLES (intermediate-advanced levels)
Fridays 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Members: $48.00/Nonmembers: $58.00
RSVP Front Desk: 212-594-0554
SUNDAY AFTERNOON POWER DRILLS
Enjoy a great workout, hit hundreds of tennis balls, and improve your game with this popular Sunday afternoon program for members. The power drills include the approach volley, overhead smash, running crosscourt forehand, and more with rotational doubles drills.
Contact: Tennis Pro Milos Vojvodic or RSVP with the front desk at 212-594-0554.
Price: $70.00 – for Club Members only
Sundays from 3:00pm – 4:30pm
NON-COMPETITIVE TENNIS PROGRAMS
DAYTIME DOUBLES CLINICS
Weekly 2-hour drill and play clinic with personal supervision by a USPTR certified MPRC tennis pro. Learn strategy, positioning and shot placement. All levels welcome. Each player’s skill will be evaluated by competitive drills and game situations. Grouped according to NTRP level.
Contact: Bruce Barney 212-594-0554
Schedule: MONDAY & THURSDAY MORNING CLINICS
10:00 am – Noon; Member Rate: $50, Nonmember Rate: $65.00
EVENING TENNIS CLINC 1
Monday Nights 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm (advanced beginners-intermediates) 1 hour drills + 1/2 hour match play.
Contact: Bruce Barney 212-594-0554; Member Rate: $50, Nonmember Rate: $65.00
EVENING TENNIS CLINIC 2
Friday Nights 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (intermediates-advanced players) 1 hour drills + 1/2 hour match play.
Organizer and Pro: Stephen Thirolle – 212-594-0554
Member Rate: $50, Nonmember Rate: $65.00
Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel a court, lesson, game, league match, or your space in a program, clinic or party, please do so 24-hours in advance with the front desk otherwise you will be held responsible for the fees. Please note the date and time of your cancellation.