Tennis has been a hallowed part of Crane Creek's DNA since the 1960's. Members enjoy the use of five outdoor tennis courts situated among our beautiful Boise foothills and five heated and brightly lit indoor tennis courts. Whether indoor or outdoor, members do not pay court or ball machine fees.
Take advantage of Adult, Senior or Mixed Leagues, weekly clinics for juniors and adults, as well as a rotating door of social events (for everyone) and cut-throat competitions for 2.5 to 5.0 level players. Crane Creek's highly qualified, professional instructors offer private lessons and group clinics for both beginners and those just looking to improve stroke techniques and serve up a few more aces.
Crane Creek's tennis program is aggressively welcoming. The competition-tested professionals cater to all ages and skill levels. On any given day you can expect grit teeth, improved agility, a better understanding of the sport, leaner muscles and a rollicking good time.
Whether you are a novice or a circuit fixture, you're sure to meet your match with Crane Creek tennis.
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Contact the Tennis Center at 514-4361 or [email protected] for more information.
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Lee's Crier Article March 2023
Weather hasn't slowed the Tennis Center.
March is here and hopefully with that our nice spring weather is right around the corner. To prepare for this we do have court 9 available for outdoor play and should have the remainder of the outdoor courts ready for play in the next few weeks, depending on the weather. The first USTA league of the season started late last month with 18+ Mixed Doubles. We had a busy February at the Tennis Center where there are lots of activities including Blocks, lessons, clinics, and lots of member tennis and pickleball play.
Blocks have had a good run this year and will come to an end on March 17. We’ve had 17 different Blocks taking place throughout the week with about 150 players involved. I’m curious to hear how players enjoyed it this year as we moved it closer to the start of USTA leagues.
Our USTA league season started late last month with the 18+ Mixed Doubles league. Matches will be played from February 25-April 16 on Friday nights along with Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Crane Creek is being represented by 5 teams this year.
- Mas Serve Aces 8.0 captained by Maji Daines
- Mas Serve Aces 7.0 captained by Bryan Dingel
- Dominetters 7.0 captained by Bill Agler
- Dominetters 6.0 captained by Bill Agler
- Overserved 6.0 captained by Tannan Koehl
I am very excited to announce that our water and ice machine in the Tennis Lobby is working again. It was out of commission for an extended period while a replacement part arrived from overseas. The company sent us a temporary replacement part and we hope to have a permanent replacement part soon. I appreciate your patience with this and apologize for the machine being down for such an extended period. My hope is that it continues to run until the permanent part arrives.
For those who play pickleball, you will see 2 new nets that are now on court 4. These now give us 4 quality nets on courts 4/5, and all have wheels. On a side note, the wheels on the new nets are locking. If you’re having to drag a net to put it away, it simply means one of the wheels is locked. When dragged across the courts it leaves long black marks on the courts. Please check to make sure the wheels are all in the unlocked position when moving them. We have also purchased some higher quality painters’ tape, with the hope of making it easier to lay down for lines. Due to the warmer weather, we’ve also moved an additional pickleball net to outdoor court 10 for those wanting to play outdoors.
As you know, this is the busiest time of year for indoor court usage here at Crane Creek. If you plan to make a reservation, do it early, and don’t forget to release your court if you can’t make your reservation. This allows other members the chance to use the court. Also, please remember that reservations can be made for up to 90 minutes.
This spring we’re offering a wide variety of adult and junior clinics. All clinics being offered are included in this Crier and we look forward to seeing members on courts working on improving their game. For our adult clinics, please contact the tennis pro running the clinic to sign up. Don’t forget that for our winter junior clinics, players will be billed for the entire month and not days attended. If you have any questions about our adult or junior winter clinics, please contact the front desk at (208)514-4361 or email us at [email protected]
For March we’ve had to make some changes to the after-school junior tennis clinics seeing we have a large number of our players involved with high school and junior high school tennis. For the month of March, we won’t be having our Tournament Training or Intermediates Plus clinics. We will consolidate all our ability-based clinics into one clinic taking place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 430-6pm. In April we should return to our normal clinic schedule. Please see the Junior Clinic flyer in this edition of the Crier.
For those playing any 2023 Flex League matches which will start in the coming months, the Tennis Committee has made several changes for matches played at Crane Creek.
- Non-members will now pay a $10 guest fee.
- Courts booked for outdoor matches can now be reserved for 90 minutes plus an additional 30 minutes.
- Courts booked for indoor matches can still only be reserved for 90 minutes.