The first tennis court was built at the Club in 1957. Now with three courts, free lessons, and tournaments, tennis continues to be one of our most popular activities.
Our tennis program is an integral part of the day-to-day activity at the club. We are doing all that we can to insure that this does not change.
The Club has a total of three asphalt courts located in a quiet, scenic corner of the grounds.
Two of the courts were constructed in the last 12 years and one new court was built in 2010. This new third court has allowed us more room to teach lessons and has provided an extra court for tournament play.
The courts also feature a covered shade structure for spectators and a teaching deck platform for instruction.
Free tennis lessons, taught by Frank Laliberte, are available for members ages 4 to adult. Sign up for classes in the Manager's office.
You will need to have your own racket and a pair of sneakers, preferably white soled so as not to mark up the court. We ask that you do not wear bathing suits or flip flops on the court. A shirt, shorts, and sneakers make great tennis attire.
|Monday, Wednesday, Friday
||9:00 - 9:30||4 & 5 year olds|
|9:30 - 10:15||8-11 year olds|
|10:30 - 11:15||6 & 7 year olds|
|11:15 - 12:00||12 years and older|
|12:00 - 1:00||Adults|
|Thursday||9:30 - 10:30||8-11 year olds|
|11:00 - 12:00||12 years and older|
About Frank Laliberte
Frank Laliberte is our tennis instructor and he will be starting his 11th season with us in 2011. Frank brings a wealth of knowledge and talent to our SSTC program and we know that we have one of the best professionals in the game.
Frank has coached high school tennis for several years. Shea High Boys in 1983; Tolman High Girls from 1997 through 2004 ( Class C state champions in 2000); Tolman High boys from 2003 through the present (Div III State Champions in 2007.) He is currently a Physical Education teacher in the Pawtucket School System. His years of experience working with children of all ages has given him a solid background in education as well as boundless energy, patience and the enthusiasm to teach our members during the summer months.
Frank states, " I am very proud to have introduced the game of tennis to hundreds of kids as well as adults at SSTC and I look forward to continuing my role as tennis instructor. The addition of the new court is very exciting and will allow our program to give more court time to our members both during lessons as well as the courts being more accessible for recreational play as well as tournament play."
We do offer tournaments during the summer season. The type of tournament we offer varies. We try and target as many groups as possible and hope that any and all interested sign up to play. The cost of a tournament is five dollars and you will need to provide a new can of balls at each match.