(Vail)-The Vail Tennis Center will open for play nearly six weeks early and offer tennis on a variety of its clay courts beginning Monday, April 16. The Tennis Center joins the Vail Golf Club, which also opened early for play on Friday, April 13. Season passes are on sale and costs are $115 for Vail Recreation District (VRD) residents, $140 for non-VRD residents and $75 for youth, ages 17 and younger.
Located adjacent to the Ford Park softball fields, the Tennis Center will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Memorial Day weekend, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Labor Day weekend and then transition to a fall schedule through Sept. 30.

Adult programming will begin Memorial Day weekend and include:
    •    Doubles 4.0 or Better, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays for those with a 4.0 or above ($8)
    •    Men's 60 and Over, 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays for all skill levels ($8)
    •    Ladies Day, 9 to noon on Wednesdays for all skill levels ($8)
    •    Men's Night, 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays for all skill levels ($8)
    •    Men's Single Ladder, 9 a.m. to noon on Fridays for all skill levels ($8)
    •    Ladies Double Play, 9 a.m. to noon on Fridays
    •    Men's Doubles, 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays for all skill levels ($8)  
    •    Sunday AM Play, 9 a.m. to noon on Sundays for all skill levels ($8)
    •    Mixed Doubles, 3 to 5 p.m. Sundays for all skill levels ($8)
    •    Cardio Tennis, times and dates to be determined
The Tennis Center also will offer week-long Youth Tennis Camps this summer from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. beginning July 9 and lasting through Aug. 10. The camps are for ages six to teens and costs are $170 for VRD residents and $195 for guests. In addition, junior tennis lessons take place throughout the summer with a ratio of six students per coach. Lessons are from 9 to 10 a.m. for ages five to six, 10 to 11 a.m. for ages seven to nine, 11 a.m. to noon for ages 10 to 12 and noon to 1 p.m. for ages 13 to 17. Cost is $65 per week. Call 970-479-2294 to register.

For season pass, daily rates or more information on the Tennis Center, call 970-479-2294. For information on all other VRD activities, go to www.vailrec.com.

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Contact:          Bob Seward, 970-479-2197
                        Vail Tennis Center

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