Tennis for Beginners

Learn to Play Tennis Fast!

Petersburg Racquet Club offers a 6-week tennis session for beginners throughout the year. The Adult Tennis Apprentice Program (formerly called Adult Quick Start) provides an easy, affordable entry into the local area tennis leagues. Local tennis league offers friendly competition at all skill levels, a wonderful social experience (mixed doubles too!) and great exercise year-round.

Spring 2021

  • registration open now
  • 2 sessions available
      • Wednesdays, April 14 - May 19
      • Thursdays: April 15 - May 20
  • Email or call Woody Blount at (706) 836-2006 if you can help out at the clinics from 6:30 - 8:00 pm
    • Wednesdays: April 21, May 5, 12 and 19
    • Thursdays: April 22, May 6, 13 and 20



  • $50


  • 6-1.5 hour clinics
  • racquet
  • 1-year USTA membership, upon request
  • 1 USTA league fee registration
  • T-shirt
  • free registration for Rookie League, following Tennis Apprentice

Rookie League

Rookie League provides TA participants a chance to play for fun with participants from the other Augusta area TA programs. Play dates will be announced near the end of the session.

Rookie League is FREE for all TA participants. Monica Adel, New Player Coordinator (NPC) will set up matches, but there are no teams.

PRC is hosting Tennis Apprentice 2, with an emphasis on playing the game and developing skills and the goal of transitioning to league and social play.


  • $75 for 6-week session
  • Limited PRC membership included; see details below
  • All payments can be made to The Hodge Academy by check or PayPal

Limited Membership

A limited PRC tennis membership for TA2 participants is designed to allow as much practice as possible, within the boundaries of court availability. Membership is for the participants only (not other members of the family) and only includes tennis, not the swimming pool The free membership will begin on the first day of the session and will end on the last day of the session. Usual and customary tennis etiquette should be observed at all times. When in doubt, please ask the PRC staff.

Available Hours to Reserve a Court (Adult TA2 members only)

Participants can reserve a hard court for the following hours by calling the PRC Shop at (706) 860-9288:

  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am - Sundown
  • Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - Sundown

Court Reservation Details

  1. All play is on the PRC hard courts.
  2. 2 hours is allowed for doubles play and 1.5 hours for singles.
  3. All players must register at the Pro Shop prior to the start of play.
  4. Courts may be reserved one day (24 hours) in advance. No reservations will be taken through the voice mail system.
  5. Reservations will be held for 20 minutes after the scheduled playing time, unless the shop is contacted. After that time, the court will be will be released to waiting players.
  6. Players should not switch from an assigned court without permission from the PRC staff.
  7. Reservations for night play must be made no later than 5:00 pm. on the day play is desired

PRC Shop Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 4:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Friday: 3:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00 pm


  1. Proper attire should be worn at all times. Blue jeans, cut-offs and swimming suits are prohibited. Football jerseys and tank tops for men are not allowed.
  2. Proper tennis shoes should be worn at all times. No running shoes or shoes which leave colored marks on the hard courts will be allowed. When in doubt, please ask the staff.

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