Tennis Everyone? Check into These Junior and Adult Clinics

If you use the North Entrance on Draper Mill Road, you already know that Eastman has an A1 tennis facility with eight well-maintained HarTru courts. What you may not be aware of, however, is that you don’t have to go outside of Eastman to get top-notch instruction in this “sport of a lifetime.” We have access to one of the Upper Valley’s most popular tennis programs and pros right here, right now!

Contact Max at max@eastmannh.org or 805-804-2847 to arrange lessons or clinics/sessions for your group.

There’s a fresh young face at the Draper Rd. courts at the North entrance as Eastman tennis gets into full swing. Max Prestwich of Newbury, NH has signed on as ECA’s tennis pro for the 2021 season. Both a doubles and singles player, Max comes to Eastman after a season of working at the Lake Sunapee Yacht Club under Barry Schoonmaker whom many Eastmanites know from the indoor Newport Tennis Club.

From a tennis-playing family, he has close to two decades of experience playing and competing in the sport. His experience in organized play and competition ranges from playing as a top-ranked junior in tennis-mecca California to playing on Ithaca College’s team in upstate New York.

Max is very happy to be joining the Recreation Department team here at Eastman, and is determined to help you improve your tennis game, and have fun while doing so. His youthful enthusiasm will be the ingredient that spices up a menu of skills clinics, junior programs, and special events.

What does it cost to add some fun learning to your summer? $10 for clinics

Players may sign up at South Cove Activity Center up to noon the day of the clinics. Since instruction is tailored to the skills and numbers of players enrolled each week, players should enroll in a clinic appropriate for their skills and experience, and plan on participating the entire 60-minute session.

No-shows will be charged for the missed clinic. In case of inclement weather, or sign-ups of fewer than four participants, clinics may be subject to cancellation.

If none of the above fits into your schedule, or you prefer more individual attention, contact Max (max@eastmannh.org) or go to the Meet the Pro page to check out prices for other options. There really is something for everyone this year.

Just for JUNIORS! Mondays and Wednesdays
Mondays – Ages 5-7 years old: 3:45pm – 4:30pm
Wednesdays – Ages 8-11 years old: 3:45pm – 4:30pm
Monday + Wednesday – Ages 10 -15 years old: 4:30 – 5:30pm
— Minimum Required : 4 people, Maximum 6 People per session.


So what do you do with your new (or seasoned) skills?

PLAY, of course!

Tennis is more than keeping your eye on the ball. Many friendships begin on the courts in our tennis-friendly community. Check out these ultra-flexible options for organized play in Eastman:

Sunday Scrambles     9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

  • Sign up with a partner by e-mailing troonhouse@comcast.net by Friday afternoon each week. Include both players’ names.
  • Players will be notified by email by Saturday evening as to start times and court assignments.

Evening 7.0 Doubles     Fridays 4:00 – 6 p.m.

  • Sign up with a partner by e-mailing m_atchpoint@yahoo.com. Include both players’ names.
  • Registration is limited to 14 teams with a combined NTRP rating of 7.0.

Max is at Eastman! And eager to improve your game . . .

Does your backhand look like this? If not, you want to keep reading to find out how Max Prestwich can give your game an extra edge this summer. Max is very happy to be joining the Recreation Department team here at Eastman, and is determined to help you improve your tennis game, and have fun while doing so.

Beginning June 14, group clinics will be offered weekly for players of all skill levels—those of you who are just an ace or two short of being a regional champ to those who have never held a racquet before. If you don’t have a USTA rating—and that would be most “beginners” and some “intermediates”—just ask Max (max@eastmannh.org) which group would be the right fit for you.

Weekday Programs

Tuesday + Friday:

  • Beginner Clinic (Roughly 2.5 & Below): 9 – 10am
  • Skills Clinic (Roughly 3.0 & Above) : 10:30 – 11:30am
    • Minimum Required: 4 people, Maximum: 8 people per session

Saturday Programs

  • Cardio Tennis: 8 – 9am Note: 1st Session Free!
  • Beginner Clinic (Roughly 2.5 & Below): 9:30 – 10:30am
  • Skills Clinic (Roughly 3.0 & Above: 11am – 12pm
    • Minimum Required: 4 people, Maximum: 8 people per session

Junior Programs

Monday + Wednesday:

  • Mondays – Ages 5 – 7 year olds: 3:45 – 4:30pm
  • Wednesdays – Ages 8 – 11 year olds: 3:45 – 4:30pm
  • Mon. + Wed. – Ages 10 – 15 year olds: 4:30 – 5:30pm
    • Minimum Required: 4 people, Maximum: 6 people per session

Special Events

  • Family Night: Friday July 2d
  • Round Robin/Social: Saturday July 3rd + August 21st at 9am

Adult clinics are open to anyone over age 18 and limited to eight players. Clinics will run if a minimum of four players sign up at South Cove 603-863-6772 by 4 p.m. the day before the clinics. Participants can pay by cash, check, or ECA charge at each session. No-shows will be charged for the missed clinic.

Clinics are $10.00/person

In case of inclement weather, or sign-ups of fewer than three participants, clinics may be subject to cancellation. So, sign up early to assure your spot in these clinics with a pro who received rave reviews last year from Eastman’s players.

Prefer to go solo? Or with a trusted friend or two . . . or more?

Max is available for private and groups lessons on Eastman’s courts. Schedule directly with Max at max@eastmannh.org .  These differ from clinics in that you arrange for the players in your group and sessions are only one hour in duration. 

Private – $52 for 1 hour session

Semi-private – $28/pp/hour

Clinic or Play-with-the-pro Session:

3 Players, one hour $20/pp

4 Players, one hour $16/pp

Ready to follow-through with improving your game? Or learning a new one?

Sign-up now by calling South Cove 603-863-6772 or contact Max at max@eastmannh.org or 805-804-2847 to arrange lessons or clinics/sessions for your group.

More about reserving courts

All players need to make a reservation to use the courts.

Players must reserve a court. If a player is unable to use a reserved time, he/she is responsible for canceling his/her court reservation by calling the reservation line.

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