Tennis Lessons and Clinics with the Pro
Rodney Ross, the Club's Tennis Professional is well-versed in tennis coaching at every level for juniors and adults, and offers clinics that can effectively raise players' skill levels. He is available from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM mid-June to Labor Day. Members are afforded an opportunity for "seasonal playing times." Seasonal times and courts will be reserved, but will not become effective until all annual dues and fees are paid.
Requests for lessons and court times should be made directly with the tennis shop. Small group lessons for adults and juniors may also be arranged. Weekly clinics are as follows:
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.
Monday, 8:30-10 Coed Doubles Strategy Clinic
Wednesday, 8:30-10 Men's Clinic
Thursday, 8:30-10 Women's Clinic
Friday, 4:00-5:30 Point Play
Saturday 9:00-10:30 Weekend 105
Saturday, 10:30-11:30 Cardio Tennis
Davis Cup A & B: Monday-Saturday, 7:00-8:30
Ages 12-16, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10-11
Ages 8-11, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 2-3 and Wednesday 10-11
Ages 4-7, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:30-12:30
Tennis Social - every other Tuesday, 5-7 PM
Junior Tennis Programs
The Club is very proud of its junior tennis program. Junior clinics and lessons are held throughout the season. We offer an always popular "Davis Cup" clinic for the more serious young tennis players who want to improve their game.
Other clinics are offered multiple times a week for different age groups. Reduced rates are offered for all junior members. A Junior Club Championship tournament is held during late July or early August. Please call the Pro Shop at 207-326-9548 for the date of this year's event.