Tennis & Pickleball
Our newly resurfaced clay courts and brand new ceiling fans offer a premium year-round tennis and pickleball experience.
Culpeper Sport & Fitness has World Team Tennis and multiple USTA-sanctioned leagues at a variety of levels for fun and competitive tennis. We also offer Cardio Tennis, clinics, lessons and tournaments for any player level. We even offer racket stringing — your tennis needs are covered at CSF!
Passionate about pickleball? Well, sure — it’s a fun activity that combines tennis, ping pong, and badminton, and it’s one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. We have pickleball paddles and balls available, so if you’re new to the sport and want to give it a try, give us a call to reserve a court. We also can help you connect with other pickleball enthusiasts. Court time for pickleball at CSF is available every day except Monday.
Class descriptions (please see the schedule at right for days and times.)
Cardio Tennis is a fun group activity for anyone, at any playing level, looking to burn calories and interact with others. It’s high energy fitness that combines the best features of the sport of tennis with warm up, cardiovascular exercise, and cool down, delivering a full-body, calorie-burning aerobic workout.
Drill & Play
Drill & Play is designed for the player who has been competing in USTA or tournaments. This class focuses on doubles strategy and point production. Drills will include live ball and basket feed. Emphasis will be on court awareness and stroke production.
Enjoy a high intensity class where you will hit hundreds of tennis balls and focus on conditioning and strategy. This program also includes match play.
Stroke of the Day
Each class we will pick one stroke to work on. Focus will be on improving the stroke with basket feed drills. This class is open to players of all skill levels.
USTA Training is for USTA players, both men and women. This class will focus on situations that players will face playing in USTA competitions. Players must be able to keep a rally going and have a basic knowledge of tennis. Fitness and tennis will be a part of this class.
Court Time and League Play
Monday through Friday
6:00 am – 5:00 pm
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Unlimited Tennis Specials
Monday – Friday: 6:00 am – 5:00 pm $550 for one year
Saturday – Sunday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm $350 for one year
Save and sign up for both — $750 for one year
*excludes leagues, clinics, lessons and contract court time.
Contract Time & League Rates
Leagues begin September 4, 2018. Leagues run for 36 weeks (some vary).
Please call us at (540) 825-0000 for details and pricing.
CSF tennis instructor George Christoforatos has more than 35 years of experience in the sport. His passion for tennis developed when he played on his college team, and that passion has continued undiminished as he moved on to playing competitively, coaching, running adult league teams, and organizing camps, clinics, and tournaments. George is certified by the US Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), the US Professional Tennis Registry (USPTR), and the US Tennis Association (USTA). He had received many honors in the sport, including USTA high school coach of the year as tennis coach at James Monroe High School in Fredericksburg, Virginia and USPTR Virginia Member of the Year for his commitment to the sport.
CSF tennis instructor Ernesto “Ernie” Locsin started playing tennis at an early age in the small city of Dumaguete, Philippines. He played competitively in the junior, collegiate, and men’s open levels and had the privilege of representing his country in the junior Davis Cup. Throughout his 35-year career, he also has developed training programs, run national tournaments, and coached college teams. Ernie has worked with Davis Cup players of the Philippines, talented juniors who have gone on to play collegiate tennis in the United States, and collegiate level players. He observes, “I find that above all things, it is important to display good character on and off the court. Also, proper technique and solid fundamentals are essential to maximize the potential for every player. Along with hard work, physical conditioning, and the right attitude, every player can achieve their goals and be the best that they can be.” Ernie is a USPTR professional, Etcheberry certified, Cardio Tennis/TRX certified, and an International Tennis Federation (ITF) Level 1 coach.
Upcoming Tennis Events
5 REASONS TO PLAY TENNIS
1. Competitive tennis burns more calories than aerobics or cycling, according to studies in caloric expenditures.
2. Tennis enhances your immune system through its conditioning effects, which promote overall health, fitness and resistance to disease.
3. Tennis increases flexibility due to the constant stretching and maneuvering to return the ball to your opponent.
4. Tennis helps you learn how to compete one-on-one because the ability to do battle on court trains you in the ups and downs of a competitive world.
5. You learn to solve mathematical and spatial challenges since tennis is a sport based on angles, geometry and physics.