Many condominium complexes have their own floodlit courts for use by residents and guests, but for those seeking a club to join or lessons, there are various options.
The Cayman Islands Tennis Club (CITC) is located off Anne Bonny Crescent in South Sound. The club offers private and semi-private lessons, group lessons, cardio sessions, ball machine rentals and more. CITC has five professional coaches and nine hard floodlit courts. Throughout the year they also offer after school programs, open tournaments and social events. For regular updates and more information, call (345) 949 9464 or visit their website or Facebook page.
Cayman Tennis Academy offers a mobile service that caters to players of every skill set and will schedule class times to suit you. Both individual and group lessons are offered at various locations throughout the Island, during the week and on weekends. Adult cardio tennis lessons are also held three times per week, providing a high intensity workout. Contact Head Coach, Noel Watkins, on (345) 547 6257 or email: email@example.com.
Cayman Sports provides coaching services for those willing to learn, visit www.caymansports.net for more information.
The Courts, located at The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, is a premier tennis facility with professional coaches. They offer private instruction and clinics in addition to the popular Cardio Tennis fitness programme (which operates on a drop-in basis, no reservations needed). Seasonal corporate tennis leagues and Bubbles Doubles, monthly Fun Family days, ladies clinics and adult beginner tennis classes are also offered throughout the year as well as the recently added Pickleball courts, the only ones in the Cayman Islands. For more information and reservations, please call The Ritz-Carlton on (345) 323 0049 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mica Koll from Cayman Performance Tennis teaches private and group tennis lessons for all ages. Tel: (345) 927 8690 or email: email@example.com.
Junior Circuit tournaments, organized by the Tennis Federation of the Cayman Islands and sponsored by PwC, are held throughout the year for junior players. For a CI$25 fee both residents and visitors are welcome to enter. Players are awarded points at every tournament for matches won and lost which translate into national rankings. There are four age categories: 10&U, 14&U and 18&U. Tournament details, results and rankings can be viewed on www.tfci.ky.
The Elite Squad is a training group for the islands’ top juniors. The top three players in each age group (10&U, 14&U and 18&U) are invited to join. Selection for the squad is based on a player’s performance and points earned in PwC junior circuit tournaments throughout the year. The Squad trains every Friday afternoon at CITC (Cayman Islands Tennis Club in South Sound) for 90 minutes. The coach is Dale Avery of CITC in South Sound.
During training sessions, players work on technical, tactical, physical and mental aspects of the game. Discipline is strict. There is an excellent camaraderie within the group, and there’s great pride in being a member. No player has ever turned down an invitation to join, and attendance is usually 100%.