Tennis for Adult Beginners

Tennis Apprentice

Petersburg Racquet Club offers a 6-week tennis session for beginners twice a year. The Adult Tennis Apprentice (TA) program, sponsored by the Central Savannah River Area Tennis Association and USTA Georgia, is designed strictly for beginner players. TA provides an easy, affordable entry into the local area tennis leagues, which offer friendly competition at all skill levels, a wonderful social experience and great exercise year-round. See below for more information.

Tennis Apprentice 2

Tennis Apprentice 2 (TA2) is a follow-up to TA, with an emphasis on playing the game and developing skills. See below for more information.

Tuesday Night Adult Clinics

These sessions consist of 6 clinics and are open to all novice and intermediate players, rated 2.5/3.0, not just TA2 graduates. These fast-paced clinics focus on mastering fundamental skills, while also cultivating the on-court strategies necessary to elevate your game and prepare you for both league and social play.

 

Whether you are venturing into your first or fiftieth year of playing, these sessions will provide an opportunity to practice new strategies with different players and receive the real-time coaching/feedback necessary for any player’s development. 

 

  • Pre-pay for 6-clinic session
      • $75 for PRC members, $90 for non-members
  • Daily Rates: Walk-ins Welcome!
      • $20/clinic for members, $24/clinic for non-members
  • Tuesday nights, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
  • Next session starts August 30

Register for TA

Register for TA2 and Tuesday 2.5/3.0 Clinics

Tennis Apprentice

Details
  • $60
  • 6-1.5 hour clinics
  • beginner racket
  • 1-year USTA membership, upon request
  • 1 USTA league fee registration
  • T-shirt
  • free registration for Rookie League, following Tennis Apprentice

Fall 2022 TA

  • Registration is now open
  • 3 sessions availabe at PRC:
    • Monday Session: starts August 22, 10:00 - 11:30 am
    • Wednesday Session: starts August 24, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
    • Thursday Session: starts August 25, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Register for TA

Rookie League

Rookie League provides TA participants a chance to play for fun with participants from the other Augusta area TA programs when the 6-week TA session concludes.

Rookie League is FREE for all TA participants. Monica Adel, New Player Coordinator (NPC) will set up matches, but there are no teams. If you have not received any information from her, email or call (706) 251-5300.

Tennis Apprentice 2

Details:
  • $75 for 6-week session
  • Wednesdays may be an option, if Thursdays do not work
  • Limited PRC membership included; see details below

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
  • All play is on the PRC hard courts.
  • 2 hours is allowed for doubles play and 1.5 hours for singles.
  • All players must register at the Pro Shop prior to the start of play.
  • Courts may be reserved one day (24 hours) in advance. No reservations will be taken through the voice mail system.
  • 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.
  • Players should not switch from an assigned court without permission from the PRC staff.
  • Reservations for night play must be made no later than 5:00 pm. on the day play is desired
General
  • 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.
  • 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.

Register for TA2 and Tuesday Clinics