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Adults -------------$10.00/hour Early Bird Discount! 6AM - 9AM
-------------$20.00/hour non-prime time
-------------$24/hour Prime-Time, Monday - Friday 5PM - 8PM
Youth --------------$10.00/hour anytime
Adult/ Youth ------$16.00/hour anytime
Hitting Wall (Court 4 Only) -------$6.00/hour anytime
Ball Machine Rental -------$6.00 (no time limit)
Pickleball ----------Included with Membership, Day Pass, or $5 per non-member
Racquetball/Squash/Wallyball----Included with Membership or Day Pass
The Montgomery County Family YMCA's Carder Indoor Tennis Center was redone 2015/2016. New LED lighting, new tennis nets, and new paint including USTA 10 and under line were added. The Tennis Center is open during the facility's normal operating hours and includes 4 tennis courts and a racquetball/squash/wallyball court available for play.
Racquetball and Tennis courts may be reserved up to 14 days in advance and can be rented on a ½ hour or hourly basis. Court fees depend upon the age of players and time of day the court is used. A Ball Machine and Hitting Wall are also available for specific fees.
The Y offers a variety of tennis programs that take place throughout the year including league play, clinics for youth & adults, youth summer program and tournament play.
League play consists of the four 8-week long sessions and a spring session that is 4-5 weeks long.
Fall Session I - Late August thru Late October (outdoor play)
Fall Session II - Late October thru Mid-December
Winter Session I - January thru Late February
Winter Session II - March thru Late April
Spring "Bonus" Session - Late April thru Late May (outdoor play)
Clinics are offered four times a year in 6-week sessions by instructor Rudy Kinard. Mr. Kinard has an extensive background in teaching tennis to all age groups. He taught in Atlanta, Ga. at several country clubs and also served as Head Pro at the St. Marlo Country Club for fourteen years. He has been teaching private lessons in Red Oak for about 15 years. Mr. Kinard also offers adult and youth private, semi-private and specialty group lessons. Youth Clinics are currently on hold.
Youth Summer Program meets for six weeks in the months of June and July. These group lessons are open to youth ages 4 and up. Youth are taught the fundamentals of the game, match strategy and advanced players get the opportunity to travel to Omaha for interclub matches.
Beginning on Saturday afternoons in mid-November and continuing through the end of March, the Y will allow members the opportunity to play tennis FREE during specific times. Two tennis courts will be set aside each Saturday afternoon from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Members may only reserve court time for ½ hour at the front desk on Saturday. Members may have a non-member play with them but the non-member will have to pay $5.00 (in addition to the day pass fee).
Mr. Kinard had an extensive background in teaching tennis to all age groups. He taught in Atlanta, GA at several country clubs and was also the Head Tennis Pro at the St. Marlo Country Club for fourteen years. Rudy had a long history of being active in sports as well as in our community. He was an All-American basketball player in high school in Atlanta, he played basketball and baseball for the University of Tennessee in college, then started a professional career in baseball for the Cardinals, Expos, Rangers and even the Omaha Royals.
For over 15 years, Rudy taught private tennis lessons in Red Oak, and also spent many years running our Youth Tennis programs. Many of the players he taught went on to represent Red Oak and other area schools at either the Iowa Individual or Team State Tennis Tournament. He will not only be missed by those of us at the YMCA, but by the tennis community, and also all those he came into contact with through his involvement with other area community groups.