Shipley's Choice

Swim and Tennis Club

Shipley's Choice Swim & Tennis Club offers four courts for Club members and their guests.  Recreational tennis is on a first come, first served basis.  If players are waiting, play should be limited to one hour.  Only tennis will be played in the courts and only non-marking soled shoes should be worn.  Bikes, scooters, rollerblades, etc. are prohibited on the courts.  Please remember to lock the gate when you leave!  Keys are obtained by calling the Tennis Chair to arrange pick-up (click here for Board contact info).  The first key is free, replacement keys are $25 each.  Courts are lighted between 7pm and 11pm.  Controls for the lights are located inside the courts and must be turned off when you leave the courts.

In 2011, we were delighted to introduce new coach Brendan O'Connell.  Brendan is a social studies teacher and coaches varsity basketball and tennis at Eleanor Roosevelt High School. He is a three-time Coach of the Year in Prince Georges County and the Prince Georges County Coach of the Decade! He offers members a variety of lessons, camp and team options.

Tennis Camp is a group lesson for children that runs the second week of June, Monday through Thursday.  Cost is $55 for four, one hour and fifteen minute lessons for members.  Teacher/Student ratio is no more than 6:1.

Private and Family lessons are available by appointment made directly with Brendan.

Junior Tennis Team plays in the Patapsco Junior Tennis League.  Interested members between 8 and 18 are invited to join.  Players must be able to demonstrate the following skills: serve, keep score, and rally with someone of their own age group.  Fee is $55 and an additional $15 for a team tee-shirt.  

Matches for all ages are on Thursdays. See the tennis team page for more information.

Contacts:  If you would like more information, contact (Click name to eMail):

Brendan O'Connell, Tennis Team Director and Coach, 301-379-1089

Laurie Cappello, Tennis Chair, 410-987-6259 

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