Tennis at the Castine Golf Club
Castine's four Har-Tru courts, top-flight pro, relaxing atmosphere, and perfect climate make it a great place to play or practice your game!
Our mission is to provide a friendly and inviting environment where people of all ages can learn to play tennis, brush up on their skills, or enjoy a game with friends or family. The Castine Tennis Club is a private club that is open to the public. We maintain four regulation-size Har-tru clay tennis courts and offer clinics and lessons with Rodney Ross, our PTA tennis professional. The courts are located near the main clubhouse at the top of Main Street. The program strives to offer a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Courts are available from mid-June to early October, as weather allows. There is no required dress code, although proper tennis attire and appropriate footwear is expected. Court reservations can be made by calling the tennis shop or filling out the sign-up sheet located outside the shop near Court No. 2. In the event the courts are unavailable due to weather, there will be a recorded announcement on the tennis shop phone.
Our pro Rodney started playing tennis at age 7 at the Amoco Oil Company Sport and Cultural Club in Trinidad, West Indies. He excelled very rapidly and was quickly noticed by the head pro at the club. Rodney was ranked in the top five in the country in the junior ranking, boys under 16. As a junior tennis player, Rodney was one of the top players in Trinidad and Tobago and won numerous tournaments along with his brother Ryan Ross. He also won national men's doubles titles and was a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Davis Cup team in 2003. Professional- Rodney started coaching at the age of 18 at the AMOCO Oil Company Sport and Cultural Club in Trinidad, West Indies. He holds certificates in Science of Sports and Coaching, and Technical Course for Coaches form the (IOC), as well as a Level 1 tennis umpiring, and a diploma in tennis coaching from the Argentina Tennis Association. Rodney is a (USPTA) United States Professional Tennis Association member and (USPTR) United States Professional Tennis Registry certified, International Tennis Federation (ITF) Level 1 & 2 certified. He has over 18 years of experience teaching both juniors and adults in addition to directing tennis programs at two five-star resorts in Anguilla for four years. After moving to the U.S. in 2012, Rodney became a permanent fixture as a tennis pro at a private health club outside of Boston. He has spent many summers teaching all ages and levels on Martha's Vineyard and is excited for the upcoming summer at CGC. His coaching philosophy is that everyone who is passionate in tennis, regardless of their age, gender experience and abilities can enjoy playing great tennis.
Nonmembers are invited to enjoy the club facilities, clinics, and lessons. Social play, without membership, is limited to eight times during the season. Clinics are available for all ages and skill levels. Small group instruction can be arranged, as well as semi-private lessons.
Please direct any questions and make all reservations during the season by calling the tennis shop at 207-326-9548 or Rodney's cell phone, 724-859-8650.
Tennis Pro Shop
The Castine tennis pro shop is located opposite Court No. 2. Tennis rackets, tennis balls, and racket rentals are available at the shop, as well as hats, tee shirts, and refreshments.
Conditions of Play
All players must sign in at the tennis shop prior to play.
All players must sweep and brush the courts after play.
All fees must be paid at the tennis shop either before or after play or at the golf shop if tennis staff is not available.
The junior and adult Club Championship tournaments are limited to members in good standing.