Archive for August, 2020


August 9th, 2020

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!

Josh Holt of River Valley Club (RVC) in Lebanon is once again providing lessons and clinics for players of all ages and skills right here in Eastman. And at prices well below what it costs indoors! 90-minute sessions for Adults are being offered on the following days:

  • Adult Beginners (2.0 to 3.0) – Fridays, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Adult Intermediates (3.0 to 4.0) – Thursdays, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Adult Advanced (4.0+) – Wednesdays, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

What does it cost to add some fun learning to your summer? $25 for clinics of 4-6 Adults and $20 for 7-8 Adults. Participants can pay by cash, check, or ECA charge at each session.

Players may sign up directly on eastman.tennisbookings.com up to noon the day of the clinics. However, Josh’s instruction has been so popular with Eastman’s players that clinics fill up fast and some have waiting lists, so be sure to sign up early. 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 90-minute session. No-shows will be charged for the missed clinic. In case of inclement weather, or sign-ups of fewer than three participants, clinics may be subject to cancellation.

If none of the above fits into your schedule, or you prefer more individual attention, contact Josh (holtie227@yahoo.com) 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! Is there an aspiring Rafa or Serena in Eastman? Josh, a dad of three young children himself, is looking forward to working with youngsters, ages 8 through 12, in group lessons on Wednesdays or Fridays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Cost for a two-hour session is $40 per child.


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     Tuesdays 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.

Women’s Doubles      Saturdays 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

  • Sign up each week directly on eastmantennisbookings.com.
  • No partner needed. New to Eastman or visiting? This is a great way to meet players.

While off to a slow start this season, Eastman’s tennis program is better than ever. Don’t miss out on the fun, but please play and stay safe. All players are expected to follow the Eastman Tennis Guidelines for Covid-19 Prevention.

Essential SSL