Local Pro Brings New Look to Eastman Tennis

Eastman’s new pro, Josh Holt of the River Valley Club (RVC) in Lebanon exudes lots of enthusiasm when he shares with players his ideas for expanding Eastman’s tennis program. A certified USPTR pro with over 10+ years of experience teaching and coaching tennis locally and in Vermont, Josh brings to Eastman for 2019 a comprehensive program developed by the RVC pros that has been very popular among Upper Valley players of all ages and levels of skill. 

The Grantham resident is a New England guy through-and-through. A Woodstock, VT native, Josh took his talent up I89 to St. Michaels (or as he calls it, “St. Mikes”) College in Winooski where he played #1 singles and doubles before launching his career as a teaching pro at The Edge Sports & Fitness Center in South Burlington. Back in the Upper Valley, Josh coached the Hanover High JV Boy’s Tennis Team for four years and joined RVC in 2008. With three young children of his own, Josh enjoys working with Eastman’s juniors–as well as the not-so-youthful players.

With something for everyone–adults and juniors, beginners and seasoned players–the flexible 7-day-a-week program is designed for the enjoyment of all Eastman residents: full-and-part-timers, working and retired, and those only in Eastman on weekends. Additionally, ECA Members’ visitors and the public are welcome to participate in any of the sessions with purchase of day passes or memberships, or through the UAP‘s Family and Friends benefit.

A 30,000′ View of the Program

Adult Classes–Separate sessions for Beginners and Intermediate level players, will be offered on Wednesday mornings and Thursday evenings. Sessions will focus on stroke development and progress to doubles strategy.

CARDIO! Get your heart pumping in the morning. This fitness program, that has been a popular one in clubs throughout New England for over a decade, is suitable for players of all abilities–from beginner to pro.

Team Practices–We expect the Eastman teams’ standings to soar in the UVCTA Summer League after practicing with Josh. As in years past, women will practice on Monday evenings, A men on Wednesdays, and the Bs on Thursdays.

And, the kids will LOVE these.

RED BALL— for 5 – 6 year olds, uses low-compression balls on shorter courts focuses on coordination and FUN.

ORANGE BALL— 7 – 8 year olds will enjoy fun and games still using low compression balls to improve coordination and skill.

GREEN DOT–Drills, games, and point play are added for both beginners and intermediates in the 9 -11 year range.

JUNIOR CAMPS–For ages 6 – 13, these camps are offered on Tuesday and Thursday mornings throughout the summer. Players sign up by the week.

For the close-up view, day-by-day, click here.

Contact Josh via email at Holtie227@yahoo.com to arrange private, semi-private, or group lessons or clinics.

It’s going to be an ACE of a season on Eastman’s courts!

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