About


Tennis Facility

Our tennis facility is unsurpassed in the area. Our 10 Novacrylic tennis courts are arranged in three separate bays with spacious viewing lounges. Our courts have a true, medium speed surface for superior playability for players of all levels. Our Abolite indirect lighting provides award winning illumination … clearly the best in town.

Programs

The Club offers many and varied programs for the beginner to the highly competitive player in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. We arrange groups so each person may enjoy tennis at his or her own skill level. We use the USTA / NTRP national rating scale to determine proficiency. This assures a compatible game at this club, as well as at any club in the country. A wide variety of programs include organized leagues, USTA interclub competition, mixed doubles at night, and an early bird special. Many of our members prefer to arrange their own games; however, if you need assistance, we will be happy to help you find a compatible group.

Professionals

Our skilled professionals teach both private and group lessons using the latest teaching techniques. They provide the best instruction in the area for the novice, intermediate and advanced player. Let them help you become a better tennis player!

tennis courts

Racquetball Facility

The club has five Terstep panel racquetball courts, including two with glassed-in viewing. A pleasant adjoining lounge affords a relaxing atmosphere before and after competition.

Safety

Eye guards and wrist straps are required at all times. Black soled shoes and black racquetballs are prohibited.

Racquetball court

Wallyball

Fast paced and easy to learn, essentially, Wallyball is volleyball on a racquetball court. The Club provides all playing equipment. Reservations are made the same as for racquetball. This game is great for parties. Game rules are available at the front desk.

Information Reservations

Seasonal / Permanent courts

We offer seasonal tennis and racquetball reservations (37 weeks) which ensures the same court each week at a reduced court fee. The permanent court time commits the member for that court reservation for the entire indoor season. Permanent court time may be offered for sale at the request of the member. If it is sold, the member will not be billed.  Seasonal courts may be booked at any time during the year for the remainder of the season.

One Time Only Courts

One time only court reservations may be made up to seven days in advance. There will be no charge for reserved court time if cancellations are received at least 24 hours in advance. “No shows” or court time cancelled less than 24 hours in advance will be charged at full court rate. We will make every effort to sell court time available due to cancellation within 24 hours. If it is sold, member will not be billed.

Locker Rooms

The Club provides locker rooms for members and their guests, complete with towel service, and amenities. A lock for daily locker use may be obtained at no charge by presenting your car keys or drivers license at the front desk. Please use only club provided locks on the lockers. All other locks are subject to removal at the members expense. There are a number of lockers available for rent for the season. Large lockers are $50/year, small lockers are $25/year.

Payment of Fees

Payments may be made through monthly in-house billing, cash, or personal check. Returned checks will be subject to an $35 charge. Monthly billing payments are due upon receipt. Visa and MasterCard are accepted for pro shop purchases and first time memberships only. All credit card purchases are subject to a $20 minimum.

Memberships

Memberships are neither transferable nor refundable, and must be paid prior to use of the facility. Memberships are year-to-date (membership is good for 12 months from the month of enrollment).

Holidays

The Club is open year round except for the following holidays:  Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (close at 3:00pm), Christmas Day, New Years Eve (close at 6:00pm) New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, and Independence Day

Summer Hours

During the summer months, the club typically operates under reduced hours. See posted hours.

Guests

Guests of members are welcome. However, to assure our members privileges, guests of Club members are charged a nominal fee of $6 per visits. A guest must be accompanied on the court by at least one member. A person may be a guest at the Club up to three times a year. After three visits, we welcome guests to join the Club. Guests must sign in at the front desk before playing.

Complete Pro Shop

The Club owned and operated pro shop provides a wide selection of racquets, balls, shoes, and clothing at competitive prices. The shop offers twenty-four hour service for stringing and gripping of all racquets. “Demo” racquets may be reserved in advance for a $5 fee per time, which is applicable toward the purchase of a racquet from the Club.

Vending

Soft drinks, juice, bottled water and snacks are sold in vending machines. Beer and wine are sold at the front desk. The club provides complimentary ice and coffee.

Dress Code

The Club requests a dress code appropriate to the activity and the club house atmosphere. Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times. Shoes must be specifically designed for tennis and racquetball. No black-soled or running shoes will be permitted as they damage the courts.

Lost And Found

Members may inquire at the front desk for items left at the Club. The Club cannot accept responsibility for items lost or stolen.

Children’s Policy

The Club provides a supervised play room for children ages 12 months to 7 years. (The Club will not be responsible for changing diapers.) Child care is available from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, opening day until the middle of May.  The fee is $4 per child per visit for members and $6 per child per visit for non-members. Children under 13 must be under direct supervision of an adult at all times. We find that unsupervised or unattended children of any age can be a disturbance and distraction to other members. No child may go onto the courts except to play tennis or racquetball. Children under 10 years may not use the tennis or racquetball courts unless accompanied by an adult.

Private Party Rentals

Members may reserve all or portions of the Club facilities for Friday or Saturday night parties. The design of the building lends itself to enjoyable large or small parties with the availability of 3, 4, 7, or 10 tennis courts, 5 racquetball courts, 3 wallyball courts, or combination of these. Our management staff can assist you with your beverage needs. Our liquor license prohibits members and guests from bringing their own alcoholic beverages of any kind into the Club. All parties are booked through the main office.

Parking

Please park only in marked parking spaces in the Racquet Club lot. Please do not park in the fire lane. Additional parking is available on the south side of the building. Cars left overnight are subject to towing.

Our Beginning

The Racquet Club was built by John and Jeanne Hendrix in 1970 with the goal of creating the best indoor tennis facility available. Originally opened with eight tennis courts, improvements over the years have created an unparalleled indoor facility with ten tennis courts and five racquetball courts. Whether you are a newcomer or a founding member, we feel this is your club and we are here to serve you. We offer varied and innovative programs in tennis, racquetball, and walleyball. As a family owned business, we strive to create a pleasant, clean, well maintained facility. Our professional and knowledgeable staff is eager to assist you. We are proud of our club, its reputation for excellence, and its members. We hope you feel the same and enjoy our facility.

Jeanne Hendrix, James Hendrix, William Hendrix
The Racquet Club of Columbus

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