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 a few very good options available to you.
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. They also offer open tournaments and host a number of social events each year. Tel: (345) 949 9464 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit www.tennis.ky or their Instagram page @caymanislandstennisclub for more information.
Cayman Tennis Academy offers tennis and pickleball lessons and courts. They have their own courts located at 1960 West Bay Road (near Cemetery Beach) but also employ a mobile service, so they can also send a coach to your own private courts, if more convenient. They cater to players of every skill set and will schedule class times to suit you. Group, private and cardio lessons are offered for adults and children, beginners and seasoned players. Tel: (345) 547 6257 or email: email@example.com for more information. You can also check out their Facebook and Instagram pages for regular updates on classes and availability.
The Courts Tennis Center, located at The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, is a premier tennis facility with professional coaches featuring three red clay courts, two hard courts and two pickleball courts. Pro instructors offer private instruction and clinics in addition to the popular Cardio Tennis fitness programme (which operates on a drop-in basis). Seasonal corporate tennis leagues, Bubbles Doubles and kids camps are also offered throughout the year. For more information and reservations, please call The Ritz-Carlton on (345) 323 0049 or email: grandcaymantennis@ritzcarlton com.
Mica Koll with Cayman Performance Tennis teaches private and group tennis lessons for players of all ages. Tel: (345) 927 8690 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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 the CITC on 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%.