Look What’s Coming To Parker Parker Racquet Club

Grand Opening: January 2019
Corner of Plaza Drive and Twenty Mile Rd – 18396 E Plaza Drive
Memberships now on sale! Contact Barry Riddle at parkertennis@gmail.com www.parkerracquetclub.com

If you’ve been to or by the Parker Fieldhouse lately, you may have noticed the construction going on across the street on the corner of Twenty Mile Road and Plaza Drive. That is the future home of the Parker Racquet Club; a gorgeous new, family owned and operated facility, in partnership with the Town of Parker, that will be offering high-quality, affordable tennis instruction, all year long. Currently, the Parker Racquet Club, which was founded in 2004, operates out of Railbender Park. The six public courts at the park are used for tennis programming for players of all ages and abilities, including lessons, drills, leagues and tournaments.

The new Parker Racquet Club facility will be unique in its private/public model. In catering to all players, the club will allow people to reserve courts, participate in programming for members as well as Parker residents and tennis lovers from all over the south Denver Metro area. This private/public model allows all courts/programming/leagues, everything, to be open to the public, as well as offering member benefits to those who chose to join.

This new, state-of-the-art, indoor, six court facility will allow for play and instruction 12 months a year. In addition to the 6 indoor, cushioned surface courts, the Parker Racquet Club will also feature 4 outdoor post tension tennis courts, a 1,500 sq ft outdoor patio, a 2,000 sq ft Welcome Center with locker rooms & lounge, year-round play & programs, and top of the line LED lighting, all located in the heart of Parker.

Membership and block time opportunities are now on sale. Schedule an appointment to take advantage of the best rates available by contacting PRC at parkertennis@gmail.com. Block times will be limited to ensure ample court time for lessons, clinics, leagues and open play. Membership benefits include full access to the 6-court facility, the ability to reserve courts up to a week in advance, discounted rates for court time, lessons, tennis programming and more. Membership also includes USTA league play and advance notice to sign up for Block Time, tennis programming and leagues.

Extensive programming options are available for adults to toddlers, for players of all abilities; from those who have never picked up a racket before to more advanced drills and competitive play. Everything from Private instruction to $10 ‘drop-in’ drills is available. The Junior program is equally as extensive. Using the USTA Quick Start format, young players learn the game at a rapid pace while developing physical, mental and emotional skills that the game most certainly teaches players. Quickstart programs are currently offered for players as young as 4 up to 18 years old.

Barry Riddle, General Manager of PRC, and his wife Suzette, have been offering instruction in Parker for nearly 15 years. In 2008, Barry partnered with the Town of Parker to build Railbender Tennis & Skate Park. The Riddle’s extensive background in the sport and dedication to instruction earned them the distinction of being USTA Colorado Family of the Year in 2014 and the following year, Barry was awarded the USTA Colorado Umpire of the Year.

PRC’s team also includes Director of Tennis, Steve Prosowski, who has 25 years of experience with the sport. In addition to overseeing the daily operations of PRC and instructing players in private and group lessons, leagues and team practices, Steve coaches both the boys’ varsity and girls’ junior varsity tennis teams at Ponderosa High School. Craig Marshall, Director of Junior Tennis, is a former collegiate player and certified USPTA tennis professional, who taught for 32 years in Aurora Public Schools and launched the Boys and Girls Tennis Program at Rangeview High School. Craig was recognized for his dedication to teaching and youth sports and awarded the Distinguished Teacher Award as well as the Continental Tennis Coach of the Year honors before he retired from the profession in 2011. Since then, he has focused on his first love, and runs the Junior Programs and Junior Team Tennis League in Parker while continuing to coach at Legend High School.

The Parker Racquet Club will continue their tradition in excellence of instruction, league play and fitness for tennis here in Parker and expand the opportunities for athletes, young and young at heart, who can pick up a racket again, or for the very first time, year-round at this amazing new facility when it opens at the start of 2019.

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