Thursday, April 2, 2009

Tennis with Rick Ostlund at Pine Island Racquet Club

I hit some tennis today with Rick Ostlund, the wonderful pro at Pine Island Racquet and Fitness in north Duck. It's a great place to get some tennis in when you are down here, especially if you don't know any local tennis players. The club is open year-round.

The club is associated with the Sanderling, but anyone can play there.  In the summertime, Rick runs lots of drop-in clinics for intermediate players, beginners and kids. I bring my nieces every summer. The kids clinics are super fun and Rick is a great teacher.

The club is about 3 miles north of the Sanderling on the sound side of the road, across from the Hampton Inn. There is a full gym there too, but the tennis is the draw for me. There are three indoor courts -- a godsend in the summer, and a couple of Har-Tru clay courts outdoors (I have never played on those.) Prices are very reasonable, especially for the clinics. In the summer, there is usually early morning Cardio Tennis a couple of times a week as well. 

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