The Tennis & Racquet Club features a court tennis court, the only one of its kind in the region. The game features handmade balls, slate walls, a court layout reminiscent of a palace courtyard, and requires the ability to hit off side, roof, and back surfaces. The T&R provides court tennis programs at all levels, from junior to expert, with both private and group lessons, as well as organized clinics.
Head Court Tennis Professional Tony Hollins:
Tony is a qualified Court Tennis, Racquets and Court Tennis Professional. He grew up on Hayling Island, England and at 19 years old started playing Court Tennis at Seacourt Tennis Club. He stumbled across the game while teaching lawn tennis and quickly became hooked. Almost a year later he moved out to Newport, RI and began working at the National Tennis Club on the grounds of the Tennis Hall of Fame. After four years at the NTC he joined Tim Chisholm (3 time Court Tennis World Championship Finalist) at the Tuxedo Club and spent two years teaching Court Tennis, Racquets, Lawn Tennis, Squash and Paddle Tennis, and working on his own game. He joined the Boston T&R in September 2012.
Assistant Court Tennis Professional Leon Smart:
Leon has been a Court Tennis, Racquets and Squash Professional at the T&R since October 2015. He first came across court tennis while studying at Middlesex University. With his background originally being in lawn tennis, he had a natural desire to learn about the sport. He was soon offered an internship which allowed him to be a court tennis professional. Upon graduating from Middlesex, he was offered a full scholarship to play Lawn Tennis at Delta State University, where he also earned his M.S. Sports Law and Facilities Management. He later returned to London where he worked as a court tennis professional for one year before joining the T&R professional team. His highest official world ranking in court tennis is 14.
For information on lessons and events Email Tony at T&R.
Links for more information on Court Tennis:
US Court Tennis Preservation Foundation and US Court Tennis Association
History of the game, upcoming events, rankings, and recent event photos.
International Real Tennis Professionals Association
Information on professionals, upper level tournaments, world singles and doubles championships, and world rankings.
Tennis & Rackets Association
Website for the British Real Tennis Association
For the current Court Tennis Handicap List please follow this link handicap-list