Roadhaven Tennis Club

The Roadhaven Tennis Club has provided league play with other Arizona Parks for the past 30 years. The club has taught thousands of retired seniors how to play or re-learn to play doubles tennis.

The tennis club attracts active residents who want to achieve an active and social lifestyle. The club also attracts social members who have heard that the Tennis Club have the best parties. The club encourages beginners. Beginner’s lessons are available for all ages and we range from 55 to nearly 90. This exemplifies the variation in talents, and new people are continually bringing fresh talent and fresh enthusiasm. If they have no interest in tennis or are physically incapable of play, they can be a social member allowing participation in all club activities except those of leadership.

Aside from the many privately arranged games played within Roadhaven, there are organized competitive team matches and tournaments with other park teams as part of the East Valley Senior Tennis League (EVSTL). Each league team has its own Captain. League play includes one match and one practice session a week.

There are 6 proficiency levels: 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0. All teams at each level have a Captain that arranges the weekly competition with other resorts. Be assured, every level, including the lowest, has its joy and satisfaction, although because of the number of players on each team at each level, there is no guarantee that you will play league every week. Captains try to play as many people as possible each week, but it depends upon how many teams the opposition sends too.

Whether a beginner or a seasoned player, bring a tennis racquet with some enthusiasm and join us in this great game. It’s not only fun but it keeps you in shape, whatever your age or become a social member and enjoy your many new friends.

Aside from the weekly league tennis, the club has tennis events and popular social activities throughout the season.

Major Social Events Include:
  1. “Welcome Back” party in November
  2. December dress-up Christmas Party
  3. Tournament of Colors “fun” tennis tournament in February (including a pot luck dinner)
  4. “End of the Season” farewell cocktail party in March

Tennis Opportunities:

  1. Round Robin Tennis - every Saturday, Sunday and holidays – open to any Roadhaven resident and guests – from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; no sign-up required.
  2. Beginner Lessons – Monday at 1:30 pm on court 3; no sign-up required.  Equipment provided; you provide non-marking sports shoes and comfortable sports attire.
  3. Evening Mixed Doubles – Wednesday from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm;  Sign-up on bulletin board required. 
  4. Social Tennis – Thursday afternoon from 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm. Sign-up on bulletin board required. 
Tennis Coaching and Instructional Clinics:

All tennis members of the Club have access to free instructional clinics during the season. Clinics are advertised on the Gazebo bulletin board and by email. Sign-up is sometimes required.

Club Fee:

$40.00/person for a tennis membership. $10.00/person for a social membership.
Fill out a Registration Form (on the bulletin board at the Gazebo).

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Gretchen Richard