Tampa Yacht and Country Club // Destination: Docks & Doubles in Tampa Bay
As a member of Tampa Yacht and Country Club, you’ll be joining an intimate community of high level tennis, an upscale country club, and world class boating.
With access to nine lighted clay courts, a pristine pool overlooking the bay, two delectable restaurants, a well-kept fitness center, locker rooms, an equestrian center, and the overall yacht club with docks, your membership at Tampa Yacht and Country Club ensures an overall experience with a tennis program to match. The four full time teaching pros understand the scene at the club and provide the service and setting that you’d expect in Tampa Bay.
After living in the Tampa area for minimum of one year and engaging in the lifestyle around Tampa Yacht and Country Club, those seeking membership opportunities are able to do so provided they have an invitation. With membership climbing to over 1,400 individuals, your next doubles partner at the evening tennis mixer could become your lifelong friend or fishing mate. The scene at the tennis center allows couples to engage in friendly yet competitive seasonal mixers while their children join programming available for all ages and skill sets.
The club’s true claim revolves around keeping its members engaged and involved throughout the year. Tampa’s climate allows for nonstop opportunities to mix and mingle around the property, whether it be relaxing poolside, grabbing a cocktail on the deck, preparing the boat to set sail, or coordinating a doubles match. The tenure of employees absolutely allows for a comfort level that’s difficult to match elsewhere, as you’ll become familiar with your league instructor, your dining waitress and the like. Tennis Director, Gewan Maharaj understands that players continually return for more programming because of the pride he and the employees take in the overall Club. With courts set in an upscale environment that boast the highest level of upkeep in town, the feeling of community at your neighborhood yacht club surely will exceed your highest expectations. Not to mention the honor of receiving platinum membership for the overall yacht club, this venue will attract the quality of members and service you’ve been seeking.
For adult tennis options, league play rules the courts almost daily, whether its among members through the men’s club league on Monday and Tuesday evenings or through the local and USTA leagues in the area. Over 36 men join each other for lighthearted and competitive play under the lights; they may even enjoy a brew across the street at the club, if that’s what you prefer as well. For ladies, 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 day leagues provide ample action on the beautiful bay. The Interbay League and Suncoast league see doubles play among members through the year and allow for social tennis with your gals. Cardio Tennis on Wednesdays from 7-8am burns away calories during fast-paced drills play geared for all levels. On Fridays, the women’s tennis clinic from 9-10:30am seeks to refresh play before the weekend commences.
Private and group lessons along with ball machine rentals are available per reservation through the pro shop, which provides full service stringing, apparel, shoes, accessories, and racket sales. Guests are allowed to join in the activities once a month for a guest fee. Prices and rates for lessons are as follows:
- Private: Member: $35/30 mins; $60/hour ; Non-Member: $40/30 mins; $70/hour
- Semi-Private: $20/30 mins; $35/hour ; Non-Member: $22/30 mins; $40/hour
- Three Players: $14/30 mins; $24/hour ; Non-Member: $15/30 mins; $27/hour
- Four Players: $11/30 mins; $18/hour ; Non-Member: $12/30 mins; $20/hour
- Ball Machine Rentals: $15/hour
Seasonal mixers engage families, couples and single players to join the available tennis programming as well. Mixed Doubles around Valentine’s Day creates chemistry while the Club Singles and Doubles Championships develops a competitive and popular atmosphere at the center. Totaling over 65 total players for both events, the club’s championships are an absolute guarantee for enjoyable and memorable match play. The yearly battle between Tampa Yacht and Country Club and Palma Ceia Country Club, notably the “Sock and Shoe Match,” will undergo its 50th year with 20 plus men’s and women’s doubles teams tackling the much-anticipated annual competition. Two days of over 80 total players engages both clubs’ members to vie for the title year after year for guaranteed remarkable matches.
Juniors begin tennis play from the “Ankle Biter” program through their high school years. For ages 4-6, tots can grasp their taste of play on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5pm from September through December. For ages 7-16, the Junior Tennis Program on Mondays through Thursdays from August through December creates a more elevated experience on the courts from 4-6pm or for the hour of your choice.
Parties that draw family’s attention include the Halloween event, averaging over 600 children and adults for the yacht and equestrian- combined party that included dinner, drinks, and costumes in a spooky setting. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year’s parties at the club always attract members to Tampa for an evening of local celebrating and memory-making. The club’s monthly newsletter, “The Yacht Clubber” provides a calendar of events so that your agenda will be full of active and relaxing events among other members.
As a member of the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs, your membership provides access to dozens of clubs across the state. Other yacht clubs around the country also value the service that Tampa Yacht and Country Club boasts, and you’ll often be able to utilize clubs across the nation with permission via an introduction letter. Just minutes from downtown Tampa, the Bayshore, elegant residential areas, a local fine dining scene, and an ever-exciting nightlife, the Tampa Yacht and Country Club will be your home away from home. Imagine living in a scene that people dream about vacationing in; you’ll long for a vibe like this one from miles away. Tennis Itinerary insists that Tampa Yacht and Country Club will rise to one of your top tennis clubs after your first experience.
To reach Tampa Yacht and Country Club, visit their website at http://www.tampayacht.com or call them at 813-831-1258.
Saturday & Sunday: 8am-6pm
5321 Interbay Blvd
Tampa, FL 33611
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