Tennis Team

Please welcome our new tennis pro, Jeff Rice from TCSP! 

 

Hello View Ridge Swim and Tennis Club! 

I am excited to become a part of your community this year and help continue the great tennis tradition at VRSTC! I believe that I know many of you already, but look forward to meeting all the members of VRSTC very soon. For those of you that do not know me, here is a little background about me:  

I started playing tennis at the age of 9 and grew up playing in the Pacific West tennis club system that dominated the 80s and 90s in the south Puget Sound region. I attended Decatur High School in Federal Way, where I won a Washington 4A State doubles title and was ranked in the top 10 of the PNW junior section. 

The sunny and warm climate of Hawaii was calling me after high school, so I attended BYU-Hawaii playing tennis for them all 4 years. The pinnacle of my college career was helping the team win the NCAA Division II National Championship in 2003 which was an incredible experience. I graduated in 2005 earning a degree in Exercise Sports Science with a minor degree in Psychology.  

After a fun and rewarding college stint, I jumped right into coaching full-time after graduating and eventually became the head pro of Puyallup Bally’s Fitness & Tennis Center. I have been a member of the United States Professional Tennis Association and have been an accredited tennis coach with the USPTA for many years. I have also coached in Olympia and the Tacoma area and have helped numerous juniors and adult teams prepare for college and national events.   

Seven years ago, I moved my wife and two boys and took a chance on Tennis Center Sand Point and have enjoyed being a part of this great community. I have coached all levels of juniors from the red ball program to the performance program. A big part of coaching for me is the relationships that are created on the court. I have really enjoyed the bonds created in the huge adult community at TCSP, which some of you here at VRSTC are a part of too. Whether a pure beginner or an advanced adult player, I appreciate being a part of everyone’s journey and helping problem solve their game. 

I am really looking forward to spending the summer months with everyone here at VRSTC and hope that I can provide a great experience to everyone that comes to the programs and lessons. Please feel free to reach out to me with questions or feedback at any time to help improve and provide you what you need.  

~ Coach Jeff Rice 

 

 

Coaches
Nicholas Arron, VRSTC Tennis Program Coordinator Email Nicholas

2021 View Ridge Summer Youth Tennis League

The View Ridge Youth Tennis League is open to all VRSTC members. The league willrun 2.5 sessions this summer and will be divided into four age groups 5-6, 7-9, 10-12 and 13-17. Each age group will be further divided into four or more teams consisting of four or five players each. Example: the 7-9 age group will consist of four or more teams with four to five players on each team. Each team will be coached and practice on Monday & Wednesday or on Tuesday & Thursday. Practices will run between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Each team will practice for one hour. 

Players will have the option to compete against other players on Game Day held on Fridays. Game day competition may consist of singles or doubles depending on how many players sign up. Match times will be determined on Thursday. 

Players that compete on Game Day on Fridays should have a basic understanding of the game and need little or no coaching. 

Session One:  June 21 – July 16

Session Two:  July 19 – Aug 13

Session Three (half session) - TBD

Class Times:

Ages

Teams

Time

Days

5 - 6

A & B

11 a.m. – noon

Mondays & Wednesdays

5 - 6

C & D

11 a.m. – noon

Tuesdays & Thursdays

7 - 9

A & B

11 a.m. – noon

Mondays & Wednesdays

7 – 9

C & D

11 a.m. – noon

Tuesdays & Thursdays

10 – 12

A & B

Noon – 1 p.m.

Mondays & Wednesdays

10 – 12

C & D

Noon – 1 p.m.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

13 – 17

A & B

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Mondays & Wednesdays

13 – 17

C & D

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Please note… Once players have registered to play, the coaches will evaluate player performance during the first week and determine which team each player will play on. The objective is to have teams balanced with equal talent and ability, and most of all HAVE FUN. Players of all abilities are encouraged to participate. We will be practicing social distancing and adhering to Covid-19 protocol.

Interested? Please complete:

  1. Youth Tennis Participation form (1 per family)
  2. Youth Tennis Registration form (1 per child)
  3. Bring the forms, along with payment (check, card, cash) to the office and hand it to a lifeguard to place in the Youth League basket for Mr. Gillespie. You may pay for multiple children on the same check.

 

Please register ASAP.  This will help with organizing and more importantly allows to invite your non-member friends to participate if space is available.

Cost per session $135 (members), $175 (non-members) per player

Questions? Please contact me at [email protected].

See you on the courts!

 

Forms (PDF Downloads)

 

Participation

Concussion