We didn’t invent tennis in Little Rock, Arkansas, but sometimes it does sort of feel that way. We introduced our city’s first indoor tennis courts some years ago and haven’t relinquished our pursuit of creating the best environment for this timeless sport. This dedication to all things tennis has made us home to the most league play in the city, which we accommodate with nine indoor courts and four lighted outdoor courts.
But tennis at LRAC is less about facilities and more about competition and camaraderie. Those things may seem a bit at odds when you see two best friends arguing a questionable line call — but at the end of the day our tennis players are a big family. We play hard and make up quickly, often over a cold drink at the Blue Court Grill. For more information about our tennis program, give us a shout today.
Anyone who plays a sport wants to get better, and tennis players seem to be a particularly determined breed. Fortunately, we accommodate this desire to excel with a range of instruction from beginner to advanced player.
Our general approach is teaching less is more — trying to simplify your strokes, improve the consistency of your shots and help you with game strategy. The most important thing is that your lesson is tailored to you.
Early morning, daytime and evening sessions are available. Non-members may take lessons. (A guest fee will be added to the session fee.) To schedule private or small group instruction, please contact our Tennis Desk at 501-225-3600.
Above all else, our tennis leagues are fun. But the smiling and high-fiving you see pre and post match often give way to some pretty intense battles. On weekdays, league play occurs from 8:30 am to 9:00 pm. On weekends, leagues are organized on Saturdays and some Sundays, depending on the season. League fees average $25-$30 per month for daytime leagues and $30-$35 for evening. These fees include court time, tennis balls and prizes for winners.
New to League Play?
We love to bring members into our league family. We’ve found that the best way to integrate new players is to have them substitute for other members in order to find a league that best matches their skill level. Our Tennis League Director, Sharon Northern, will be glad to get you started. If you would like to join a league, contact her at 501-225-3601, ext. 317.
Members may reserve indoor and outdoor courts three days in advance by contacting the Tennis Desk, at 501-225-3600. There is no charge for playing outdoors. Indoor court fees (not including tax) are as follows:
90 minutes – $24
60 minutes – $16
The total court cost is split between players.
Only Members may reserve courts or the ball machine. When reserving courts, you cannot reserve more than one court at a time and may not reserve back-to-back time slots. Reserved courts will be opened to other Members if no player on the reservation is present 15 minutes after the start of the reserved time. Courts must be canceled three hours prior to the reserved court time. A no show fee will be charged if your court is not used.Please note: These fees do not include tax.
2020 Club ChampionshipSEE RESULTS HERE
As a reminder:
- You must use your 2020 NTRP rating when deciding what to play.
- There is a 2 event limit unless you are trying for a “triple crown” in which case you may register for a singles, doubles and mixed event.
- Thursday and Friday play will start at 6:00 pm.
- Main draw matches may be played at the LRRC.
- Consolation format is subject to change depending on weather and court availability. Consolation matches may play outdoors here or indoors/outdoors at the LRRC.
- You must be 21+ years of age by January 23, 2020, and a member, in good standing, of the LRAC, LRRC, NLRAC or DAC by December 31, 2019, to participate.
2020 Sanctioned Tournaments
Non-members are welcome to join the fun and competition in the following tournaments. When registration opens, we’ll post links.
This eight week introductory program is designed for adults new to tennis. Basic stroke technique is introduced as well as scoring, rules, strategy and court etiquette. PTQ is organized and taught by teaching pro Linda Sneed. Evening classes are held on Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Daytime classes are offered on an as needed basis. Please contact Linda Sneed through the Tennis Desk, at 501-225-3600, to learn tentative start dates. The fee for the class is $130.