Thanks to our pleasant tropical climate, tennis is played outdoors in Miami year-round. Fall weather makes the game particularly enjoyable. If you’re competitive in nature, there are many leagues and events men and women can take advantage of through public park or private tennis clubs in the area.
South Florida Women’s Doubles Tennis League (SFWDTL) offers a great number of teams for women’s doubles teams at several skill levels. USTA tennis in Miami offers ratings-based leagues and matches for men and women and children. Juniors who want to move their game to an elite level can take advantage of USTA sanctioned tournaments. Right here in the southern end of Miami-Dade county, in Pinecrest, Florida, Royal Palm Tennis Club offers its members and guests access to plenty of club and league match play and round robin events year-round.
With the cooler temps, now is a great time to dust off the rust and take a private or shared lesson to work on a strokes or strategy, or join a larger group by participating in a fitness clinic geared to tennis match play.
Late summer and fall bring Wimbledon, and the US Open. These annual top-tiered events give all tennis fans the itch to go out and battle for their own wins on clay or hard courts day and night. The world- renowned racquet wars are also a chance to observe your favorite men and women pros compete with finely honed forehands, backhands, footwork, spins and volleys.
See a stroke you like? Want to know if it will work for your game? Locate a USPTR certified pro right here in Miami and find out. Practice makes perfect, so get out on the tennis court today!
About the author: Eric Hechtman is Tennis Director at Royal Palm Tennis Club, located in Pinecrest, Florida, Miami-Dade County. As well as running the teaching programs at Royal Palm, Eric was named USTA Junior Competitive Coach of the Year 2013 and one of his students, Chase Perez Blanco, was named the Junior Player of the Year 2013.
Hechtman is a hitting partner for Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Venus Williams and Serena Williams. Eric enjoys teaching all levels but specializes in fitness, technique and strategy at the intermediate to advance level.