Racquet SportsCourts

Tennis is a great way for players of all ages to stay physically fit! It helps improve your balance, coordination, strength, stamina and flexibility too.  Not to mention its FUN!”

Tennis Lessons

Please contact the Tennis Shop at 203-853-7552 or tennispro@shorehavengc.org.

Paddle Tennis

If you are still wondering what activities you can do this winter, you can always try Paddle Tennis. It is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy a fun social activity. When you come out to play this season you will enjoy the updated amenities; heaters to melt snow and a warming hut between the courts.

What is Paddle/Platform Tennis?

Paddle is a racquet sport enjoyed by thousands of people of all ages across the country. It is the only racquet sport that players can enjoy outdoors in the cold weather. This unique appeal attracts people who desire fresh air, competition, and social engagement. – all on a chilly winter's day or night. The sport is played at both highly competitive and purely recreational levels. Because it is easy to learn, it is enjoyed by players as young as five and as old as old bones allow.

The Court

The game is played on an aluminum deck about 1/3 the size of a tennis court and is surrounded by a 12' high superstructure with taut, 16-gauge "chicken wire" fencing which allows play off the walls, as in racquetball and squash.

The Equipment

Platform tennis paddles are made of a composite material with aerodynamic holes drilled in the head. Paddles are approximately 18" long. The spongy, rubber ball measures 2.5" in diameter. A flocking material on its exterior keeps the ball from skidding.

The Name of the Game

Players often refer to platform tennis as "paddle," as in "Are you playing paddle tonight?" With the re-emergence of paddle tennis on the West Coast (basically, a down-sized game of tennis,) this has many people confused. To further the problem, there is paddle ball (an urban sport played against a single wall) and paddle (much like paddle tennis).