Organized Group Play and Demonstrations

We have free demonstrations available for all Villager residents with Mike Walias, who can be reached via email at Mike also has a number of approved paddles you can try out before buying.

You can attend two sessions as a non-member resident, with the third, membership is required.

Additionally, we have several scheduled Group Play times for different levels, with leaders assigned to facilitate play. The Group Play schedule is available to view.

Signup is required on to ensure Courts are not released to general membership if the courts are not being fully utilized.

Definitions of groups:

  • Novice:  You’ve had introductory instruction and know the basics of the game (or demonstrates equivalent knowledge). Moves around the court in a balanced and safe manner. Knows the basic rules of the game, including the two bounce rule, scoring and etiquette. Gets around 50% of serves in.  Understands where to stand on the court during the serve, receipt of serve and general play, including kitchen play.
  • Intermediate:  you have group play experience, know the rules, scoring and can volley in a game. You consistently play at the kitchen with the ability to dink some of the time. You develop a strategy and execute some of the time. You have the ability to mix up soft shots with power shots. 
  • Advanced:
    • Consistent and dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both forehand and backhand shots.
    • Reliable serves, lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys and can use spin shots with some success.
    • Occasionally can force errors when serving.
    • Uses the dink shot and drop shots to slow down or change the pace of the game.
    • Demonstrates 3rd shot strategies – drop shots, lobs, and fast-paced ground strokes.
    • Aggressive net play and teamwork in doubles is evident.
    • Fully understands the rules of the game and can play by them.

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