At LTYC we have two, highly qualified, tennis pros on staff to meet your tennis needs. Jeff Witmer and Ken Birkett are here to help you improve your tennis game. Whether you are looking for private lessons, group clinics, or an introduction to this great sport for the junior tennis player in your family, you can find it all at LTYC. Jeff also runs a club Pro Shop to get you properly outfitted.
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Outdoor Har-tru Tennis Courts
The first Har-Tru court was constructed in Hagerstown, Maryland in 1932 and the brand was born. Har-Tru is consistent, timeless, and intimately acquainted with some of the greatest moments in the history of the game. There are many physical benefits to playing on Har-Tru courts. The softness of Har-Tru provides a much less joint jarring workout. The slower speed and higher bounce produces longer rallies and a better workout. Har-Tru is 10–15 degrees cooler to play on than a hard court. Har-Tru courts can be played on shortly after and sometime during a rain shower. Clay-court tennis is all about the journey and not the end. It reflects hard work, patience, and endurance. It rewards those who think before they act, who are creative, and who are flexible in their approach to the game. It can humble you and it can make you feel invincible. Not surprisingly, the skills required to win on clay are the same skills required to win in life; hence it is the right surface for players of all ages. For three-quarters of a century now Har-Tru courts have been preferred by avid tennis players and the reasons have never changed.
The Tennis Culture You Have Been Looking For
There are many options for playing tennis at LTYC which are both social and competitive. You will find that tennis at LTYC is a culture of friendships on and off the court, inclusive to all levels of play. Here tennis is not just a competition, but also a social event along with a welcoming family atmosphere that goes beyond the courts. Some of the tennis options offered throughout the year are as follows:
USTA league tennis ranging from the 2.5 to 4.5 levels
Member organized group tennis at various levels promoted and supported by members
Several tennis social events throughout the tennis season
Central Penn League tennis
"Show up and Play" weekly groups for various levels of player
Tennis Ladder play