Welcome

The Tri-City Court Club tennis program combines lessons, leagues, social events and a year-round tournament schedule to create an active and fun tennis environment.  Tennis lessons provide great opportunities to make new friends, learn the basics of the game, or prepare for a tournament.

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Meet Our Tennis Pros

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T Khounnala, Tennis Director

Michael Tlong “T” is a Tri-City native. He played high school tennis for the Kamiakin Braves and then four years at Eastern Washington University in Cheney. T’s teaching experience includes pro positions at the Spokane Racquet Club, the Robinswood Tennis Center in Bellevue, Columbia Basin Racquet Club in Richland and currently at Tri-City Court Club. He is active in the local tennis community, serving as a board member on the Mid-Columbia Tennis Association. His passions include his wife and son, fishing, golf, Seahawks and is a dedicated “foodie”.

Certifications:
USPTR Pro Level
USTA Adult / 11-17

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Curtis Darrow, Tennis Pro

Curtis was born and raised in Boardman, Oregon, where he played #1 singles at Riverside High School. He was the head tennis coach for Irrigon High School in 2007 and 2008. A former participant of the Tri-City Court Club junior program, Curtis started teaching as a pro in 2014.  Curtis volunteers for the Mid-Columbia Tennis Association (MCTA), loves to travel and see the world. His passions are pizza and wings, movies and Harry Potter.

Certifications:
USPTA

Tennis Lessons

Lesson Options

Junior Development

Let's start with the kids. Our Junior Development program produces some of the top juniors in the state, year after year.  Lessons start at age 4 and continue through age 18.

Junior Tennis Development meets after school. Lessons are offered afternoons / evenings for all skill levels. Classes are held Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday depending on which group you attend. Juniors may start at any time. In the summer months the program switches to a morning schedule.  

Spring Break Tennis Camp

Spend three days with our tennis staff during spring break!  Our tennis camp is designed to get your kids practicing their technique without sacrificing the fun.

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Classes     Days        Time
Quick Start 1               M/W        6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Quick Start 2             M/W         5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Quick Start 3              M/W         4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Intermediate              M/W         4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
High School                M/W         3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Tournament                T/TH         3:30 - 5:00 p.m.


Adult Tennis Lessons

Tennis lessons are a great way to improve your game and meet new players at your skill level.  Our lessons range from beginning to advanced. Contact T Khounnala, Director of Tennis, to see which lesson option is right for you. (509) 783-5465 ext. 119.


Cardio Mixer

Whether you’re trying to improve your cardiovascular fitness to improve your tennis game, or you’re just wanting to sweat, Cardio Mixer is for you. Our instructor leads you through a light warm up and then moderately increases the difficulty.  After the warm up, it’s drills, drills, drills. You’ll run through different patterns of hitting drills trying to stay in constant motion. Ladders are available throughout the workout to add more difficulty and intensity. Finally, the class ends with some games to plug some fun into your workout while still keeping your cardiovascular fitness in mind.

Day: Every Saturday (except major holiday weekends or tournaments)
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $15
Ages: 18+
Max class size: 16
Location: Tennis courts 1 & 2
RSVP: MUST RSVP! (All interested participants must submit their email to T@tricitycourtclub.com)

Drop-In Activities

Drop-In Activities

Mixed Up Men’s Night

All levels of men tennis players are invited to come out and play multiple doubles matches with different partners.  No sign-up is necessary.  This is a fun, casual atmosphere for our tennis members to play different levels, meet new people and network. 

When you show up, your tennis director, T, sends you out onto the courts to join in an entry game of “Bump”. This is a fast moving game that has you partnered with different people trying to work your way up/down the courts. At the 30-40 minute mark, players will have had ample time to arrive and acclimate. The game of “Bump” naturally puts people of similar levels on the same court, making it fair and clear whose partners are moving forward. Once the levels are clear, you’ll play quick sets with a partner that T assigns to you. Throughout the rest of the night, the winning doubles team moves up a court, then switch partners, or moves down, and switch partners. If there are men waiting to get on a court, they can snack on some popcorn, play various board games, OR PLAY POKER WITH T!

Date: March 6 & May 1 - the first Wednesday of the month! No Mixed Up Men’s Night on April 3rd due to Spring Break.
Day: Wednesday
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE for members. Community can join us 3 times for FREE.  Then they must become a tennis member.
Ages: 18+
Max class size: 50-60
Location: All 8 tennis courts and tennis lounge are reserved for this event.
RSVP: No sign-up necessary.

Mixed Up Doubles

Calling all men and women tennis players of all levels! You are invited to come out and play multiple doubles matches with different partners and work to improve your doubles game.  This is a fun, casual atmosphere where you play different levels, meet new people and network. No sign-up is necessary.

When you show up, your tennis director, T, sends you out onto the courts to play an entry game of “Bump”.  This is a fast moving game that has you partnered with different people trying to work your way up/down courts.  At the 30-40 minute mark, players would have had ample time to arrive and acclimate.  The game of “Bump” naturally puts people of similar levels on the same court, making it fair and clear whose partners are moving forward.  Once the levels are clear, you’ll play quick sets with a partner that T sets you up with. Throughout the rest of the night, the winning doubles team moves up a court, then switches partners, or moves down, and switches partners.  If there are members waiting to get on a court, they can enjoy some snacks or play various board games brought in by the director.

This is planned as a fun social event. The Club provides snacks and players also have the option to bring their favorite snack or appetizer to share

Date: March 27, April 24 & May 29 - the last Wednesday of the month!
Day: Wednesday
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE for members. Community can join us 3 times for FREE.  Then they must become a tennis member.
Ages: 18+
Max class size: 50-60
Location: All 8 tennis courts and tennis lounge are reserved for this event.
RSVP: No sign-up necessary.

Sunday Mixed Doubles

Want a low key and fun way to play some mixed doubles tennis?  This mixed doubles drop in program is where you can show up and just play tennis. This program is for men and women of all levels.  One of the regular players will plug you into a mixed doubles match.  And that’s it!  All folks attending this have only one goal in mind, to have fun. Come out and join us!

Day: Every Sunday
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE for members
Ages: 18+
Max class size: 24
Location: Tennis courts 5, 6, 7 & 8
RSVP: No sign-up necessary.

Adult Beginner Drop In Class

If you’re just starting out in tennis, or you’re just picking up the racquet again after several years, this adult beginner drop in class gets you back into the swing of things. The class is designed to introduce new or rusty tennis players the fundamental mechanics of various swings combined with lively fun play.

This is a drop in class that doesn’t require a commitment to come every week.Come when you can, as often as you can. We’re ready to get you hooked on tennis!

Day: Mondays
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $15 members, $18 community
Ages: 18+
Max class size: 12
Location: Tennis courts 1 & 2
RSVP: No sign-up necessary.

Tennis Events/Tournaments

Upcoming Tennis Events

Kristie Wilden Fundraiser Tournament

Please come out and support one of Tri-City Court Club’s long time members, Kristie Wilden. Her fight against cancer has found some light recently. But her treatments are expensive and not covered under her current provider. This is going to be a fixed partner doubles round robin tournament. The method of scoring and divisions are based on the number of entrants.

During the tournament, we are also hosting an awesome silent auction with a variety of items you can bid on. Direct donations are also accepted.  Any way you can help is greatly appreciated. Let’s play some tennis and make this day special!

Date: April 20
Day:
Saturday
Time:
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cost:
$35 for 1 event, $50 for 2 events
Ages: All ages
Max Class Size: 16 teams (32 people) per division.
Location: Tennis courts 1-8
RSVP Required: Entry forms can be found in the tennis lounge, front desk and on TCCC website (below)
RSVP Deadline: April 15, 2019

Kristie Strong Tennis Tournament Brochure
Kristie Strong Tennis Tournament Brochure

Spring Tennis Tournaments

Spring is a busy time for our USTA and high school tennis. The courts are reserved for the following events. Be sure to come out and watch some great tennis.

USTA 18+ League Playoff — Women:     March 1 - March 3 (Friday-Sunday)

USTA 18+ League Playoff — Men:            March 15 - 17 (Friday-Sunday)

USTA 18+ Adult Area Championships:    April 12 - 14 (Friday-Sunday)

Kristie Wilden Fundraiser Tournament April 20 (Saturday) -open to TCCC community!

Helix Invitational Tennis Tournament:    April 26 (Friday)

Oregon HS Sub District Tennis Tournament:   May 3 & 4 (Friday & Saturday)

Oregon HS District Tennis Tournament:    May 10 & 11 (Friday & Saturday)

WA State 3A Tennis Tournament: May 24 & 25 (Friday & Saturday)

Tennis Leagues

Leagues for Men & Women

Getting Started

The best way to get involved is to contact one of our tennis professionals and start with some group or private lessons to determine where you are with your current skills. This is a great way to meet new partners at your level and work your way into the leagues. You must be a Full Club member to participate in Tri-City Court Club tennis leagues. We also offer USTA tennis league teams at all levels and all ages 18 and above. Our Club hosts the Eastern Washington local and regional USTA league tournaments. Ask a pro about how to get on a team. Call (509) 783- 5465 and ask to speak with one of our tennis professionals.

Women’s Doubles League

The spring sessions of the Tuesday a.m. and Thursday p.m. ladies leagues start dates are shown below. If you missed the sign up deadline and want to get in as a sub contact T in the tennis office or email him at t@tricitycourtclub.com. Each tennis league participant is asked to bring a can of tennis balls the first day of league.

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Tuesday Morning Women’s Doubles

Spring Session Dates: April 9 – June 4
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 9:00 a.m. & 10:15 a.m.
Ages: 18+
RSVP: Sign-ups are available through March 26 by emailing T@tricitycourtclub.com

Tuesdays, March 12 - 26 the Tuesday ladies league participants show up from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. for rotational doubles games ran by the pros. You will play quick matches with rotating tennis partners. Following tennis play, your tennis director, T, is available to answer questions you may have about the upcoming league format.

Thursday Night Women’s Doubles

Spring Session Dates: March 21 – May 5
Day: Thursdays
Time: 4:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Ages: 18+
RSVP: Sign-ups are completed, but you can be added to the sub list by contacting T or emailing him at T@tricitycourtclub.com

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Men’s Doubles League
 

Open to TCCC full club members.  All levels of play. 3.0 – 4.0 levels and up play Monday. New sessions begin approximately every 10 weeks.  Sign-up is required.

Monday League: 3.0 - 4.0 levels

Day: Monday
Time/Date: Monday, 7:30 p.m. league began February 18 and runs through April 22.
Age: 18+
RSVP: Sign-up by contacting T Khounnala at t@tricitycourtclub.com

Men’s & Women’s Singles League

Open to Tri-City Court Club Full Club members. All levels of play. One match scheduled per week at a mutually agreed time. New session begins in March. Sign-ups are currently open and required. Please contact Curtis in the tennis office or email him at curtisdarrow88@gmail.com

Dates: Spring league begins March 8 - April 12
Cost: FREE
Age: 18+
RSVP: Sign-up with Curtis in the tennis office to secure a spot. 

USTA League

USTA League, the country’s largest recreational tennis league, has more than 330,000 players nationwide competing in match play, meeting new people and enjoying the camaraderie of teammates in one of four national divisions. Ask a pro about how to get on a team. Call (509) 783- 5465 and ask to speak with one of our tennis professionals.