Tennis

Mission Statement

Chris Raffone Tennis  focuses on providing instructional programs that are individualized to  best meet the player’s experience, goals, and physical abilities. The  Chris Raffone method is a highly motivating and unique teaching style  that limits repetitive fatigue by making each lesson a high energy,  competitive experience. In private lessons, group clinics, or team  practice, positive reinforcement is used to correct stroke errors and  build new skills. All aspects of play are taught at the appropriate  level. Upon completion of a session, players leave the court notonly  with new knowledge, but also with a true sense of accomplishment built  upon hard work by both the student and instructor. Whether a novice or  highly experienced, with Chris Raffone Tennis, everyone is a winner.​ 

Meet our Head Pro - Jake Noyes!

Jake will be coming back for his fourth year at Silver Sands and is  looking forward to growing the junior programs even more this summer, as  well as working closely with cardio tennis sessions and the adult  travel team. Jake believes active coaching and positive reinforcement is  the key to success, and works with all age and skill levels to create  an enjoyable experience and a satisfying workout for all. Jake has been  playing tennis for 13 years, and teaching for five years. He was captain  of the Amity boys’ tennis team his senior year and attends Elon  University. To schedule lessons or discuss any events, Jake can be  reached by email at coachjake@hot-sand.com or call/text 203-500-7008.


  Adult Tennis Social Events 2017
 We offer many free tennis social events for members and guests  looking for a way to improve their skill level in a competitive but  social setting. The events are a great way to exercise, bring friends to  the club, and meet other members.


Want to be a part of  any of these programs? Give it a try! Additional info and fliers will  be available at the office and the shack if you stop by during open  hours. To inquire, contact Jake (203-500-7008/coachjake@hot-sand.com). Every member is welcome, and we work with all skill levels and ages.  Thank you, we look forward to a great summer! 


 ALL Events begin at 9:30am!
Round Robin Doubles Tournament Schedule

Sunday June 4th First Weekend Doubles Mixer

Sunday June 11th   Mixed Member Guest 

June 18th Olympics Play 

June 25th  Bring a Friend 

July 2nd Bracketology

 July 9th Team Competition 

July 16th  Nuts and Bolts 

July 23rd  Round Robin 

July 30th Royal Surprise

August 6th  R.R. 

August 13th *No Events*

August 20th  R.R.

August 28th  Last Event and Trophy presentation!!!!!!! 

 

Expected 2017 Hours
 Saturday/Sunday 10 AM- 5 PM Weekdays 11 AM-5 PM  
 

   

 

Junior and Adult Tennis Programs

  •  2017 Silver Sands Junior and Adult Programs ***All prospective clinic members will receive a FREE ½ hour tennis evaluation*** Private Lessons
    Tennis Professional—$40/hour
    30 minute Lesson—$25
    Hitting Lesson—$25/hour 
  • The 2017 Summer Junior Clinic Starts June 26th through August 4th (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) The summer Junior Clinic program is an affordable six-week training  program that includes group instruction of 3-5 students per teaching  pro. This program, known as “The Academy”, will include fundamental  stroke development, fitness, sportsmanship, and match play. There will  be three different groups in the program. Individual placement is  flexible depending on skill level.
  •  6 week Summer Junior Program
    3:00-4:00: 12 and under (Junior Varsity)
    4:00-5:30 Ages 12 and up (Varsity) Prices for clinics – 12U: $18 per clinic hour or $250 (advance registration= big savings!!) Varsity Program – This unique 90 minute program is $27 per session or $375 for the entire six weeks (a savings of $111!)
  •  12 and Under and 13 and Over Tennis Team The Junior Interclub team provides an opportunity for members to  compete as a team against other area clubs. No experience is required,  and sportsmanship is a priority! Every Tuesday, starting on the June 27th and ending July 27th, the team will hold practices from 4-5:30pm. The matches will start Thursday, July 6nd  at area clubs from 1:00-3:30pm. If the team performs well, we will  participate in the Interclub Championships, held on the first week of  August. An exciting end of the year banquet will be held after the  season. Price for Junior Tennis Team is FREE for the season. The only  thing we ask is if you make a commitment to the TEAM you do your very  best to attend every practice and match.   Adult Cardio Tennis Looking for a great way to get exercise on a tennis court? Then  cardio tennis, designed to improve footwork, reaction time, and  endurance, is for you. No experience is required, and it is the perfect  way to get a satisfying workout before cooling off in the water. This  hour long clinic is open to all ages and skill levels for only $20.  Group rates available, and sessions will be scheduled on a week-to-week  basis.   
  • NEW: Adult Interclub Team!!
     We are excited to announce our new addition to our programs: a FREE  adult travel team! We will hold practices and matches every other  Saturday at 10 AM. We will take 6-8 members per match, and selection  will be based equally on participation and skill. Experience is  encouraged but not required. Let’s try to make this debut year a good  one!