Joe De Luna, Director of Tennis
Tennis is a sport that lasts a lifetime and the Tennis Club provides many opportunities for friends and families to enjoy the game together. Throughout the year, we host a variety of clinics and private lessons that provide great opportunities for players of all ages and levels to hone their skills while enjoying the fellowship of other players. We recently hosted two events for adult and junior members.
Adult Tennis and Fitness Boot Camp
The Tennis Club recently hosted the semi-annual Tennis and Fitness Boot Camp. This year we were able to incorporate our new Director of Fitness & Wellness Tamra Christianson into our event, along with the Club’s Director of Tennis Joe De Luna and Head Professional Bradley Hill. Sixteen members and their guests participated in the two-day Boot Camp designed for men and women of all tennis levels to “knock the rust off” after the holidays.
Day 1 began with an extensive and dynamic warm-up that included movement, stretching and ladder footwork drills. There was a three-court rotation where all players were able to hit over 1,000 tennis balls. Forehand, backhand, approach shot, volley, overhead, serve and return drills helped each player get a lot of repetitions as well as some cardio work. In addition to the two tennis drill stations, Tamra ran a fitness court that included TRX strengthening, core exercises and some flexibility training.
Day 2 also started with a warm-up and a series of groundstroke, volley, over heads and serves. This was followed by play-based drills and some match play. It was a great day with lots of point play. The main focus during point play was strategy, court positioning, shot selection and communication with your partner. It was an awesome event and we are looking forward to our next one in the fall.
Back-to-School Play Day
On January 31, the Tennis Club hosted a Back-to-School Tennis Play Day for Cordillera Ranch juniors. We hosted two age groups: 4- to 7-year-olds and 8- to 14-year-olds. The kids gathered for a warm-up and then split up to play some games.
The younger division focused on their forehands, backhands and net play. The group of older kids focused on play-based games. Afterwards, everyone got together to enjoy pizza from the Club and received prizes they had won during the games. The Tennis Club hosts a Back-to-School Play Day at the beginning of the semester. Be on the lookout for the next one!
Contact the Tennis Club for other opportunities to improve your play in fun, themed events with other players who also love the game of tennis!
Joe De Luna is the Director of Tennis at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch. He can be reached at email@example.com