We didn’t invent tennis in Little Rock, Arkansas, but sometimes it does sort of feel that way. Founded in 1967 by community leaders and tennis enthusiasts, the Racquet Club was indeed the premier tennis facility in Little Rock as imagined by its creators. Through the years, we’ve only grown and improved and haven’t relinquished our pursuit of creating the best environment for this timeless sport. Now our facilities include eight outdoor clay courts, four outdoor hard courts and four indoor hard courts. Our offerings include year round league play (indoor and out), competitive tournaments, an excellent professional teaching staff, a storied junior tennis program and an active team tennis community.
But tennis at LRRC is less about facilities and more about competition and camaraderie. Those things may seem a bit at odds when you see two best friends arguing a questionable line call — but at the end of the day our tennis players are a big family. We play hard and make up quickly, often over a cold drink at the Player’s Grill. For more information about our tennis program, give us a shout today.
An Amped Up Version of Doubles
Live Ball does away with the serve and return, which means you’ll hit nearly 10 times as many balls as you would in a traditional doubles game. A pro puts the ball in play then anything goes, with as many as seven players vying for a spot on the champion side of the court. It’s doubles-style “King of the Court” with non-stop hitting and running.See It in Action
- Live Ball is offered at both the LRAC and the LRRC.
- Only members can play Live Ball. LRAC members may register for an LRRC class and LRRC members may register for an LRAC class without incurring guest fees.
- You must contact the club at which the class is being held to register for that class.
- When you register, you are committed to attending all classes in the session or sending a sub.
- Registrants (not subs) will be charged for all the classes and no refunds will be given.
- Session fees are listed on the Live Ball Schedule.
- Registration is first come, first served with a minimum of 5 participants and a maximum of 7 participants in each class.
- Registration for a certain month is only good for that month. We will employ waiting lists and a rotation schedule so that all members have a chance to play on the day, at the time and with the pro of their choice. For specifics on this process, please ask your Court Reservation Specialist.
Interested in playing on a league but don’t want to make a full time commitment? Contact Amy at 225-5711 or be email at email@example.com to be added to our sub list. Subbing is a great way to get back in the game and meet some new tennis buddies, so contact us today to get started!
Joining a League
We suggest that players new to the system substitute in order to find a league that best matches their skill level. Our league coordinator, Amy Williams, will be glad to get you started. If you would like to join a league, contact her at 225-5711.
Members may reserve indoor and outdoor courts 48 hours in advance by contacting the Club. When reserving courts, a member may not reserve back to back time slots. Reserved courts will be opened to other members if no player on the reservation is present 15 minutes after the start of the reserved time. Indoor courts must be canceled three hours prior to the reserved court time to avoid being charged for the court.
There is no charge for playing outdoors. Indoor court fees are as follows:
Monday – Friday, before 6:00 pm $24
Monday – Friday, after 6:00 pm $28
Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced player, we’re here to help improve your forehand, backhand, serve, volley, overhead, and specialty shots. Have great shots but still have trouble winning? Let’s talk strategy. Whatever your needs, we’ll structure your lesson to fit them. To schedule a private or group lesson, please contact our tennis professionals directly.
A picture’s worth a thousand words. Dartfish provides an amazing side by side video comparison of your strokes against the tennis stars of today. Finally, a chance to SEE what the pros have been telling you all these years. Contact Daniel (256-1864) or James (551-3456) to schedule your Dartfish lesson(s) today.
Fee: $90 per hour.
This six week introductory program is designed for adults new to tennis. Basic stroke technique is introduced as well as scoring, rules, strategy and court etiquette. PTQ is organized and taught by teaching pros James Strassle and Andrew Fox. Evening classes are held on Mondays from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Daytime classes are offered on an as needed basis. To register or to find out more information, contact James at 501-551-3456. The fee for the class is $70.
TENTATIVE START DATE(S):
Monday, September 14 (evening)