Tennis

A NEW TENNIS PROGRAM AT PREDATOR RIDGE

We are already the Okanagan's most amenity rich community and this summer we've added even more amenities to our mix.

Our new Commons Park is now open and features 4 new Tennis and 4 new Pickleball courts, as well as a new children's playground. This beautiful new park is located in our new Commonage neighbourhood and is exclusively open to Predator Ridge residents and guests. 

Along with our new courts, we've introduced a new tennis program for our residents and guests featuring world acclaimed tennis coach Milos Pospisil (see below for more details)

  • Hours of play: Open daily 7am - 10pm
  • Open to Predator Ridge residents and resort guests only
  • Individuals may not reserve court times. Available on a first come first served basis.
  • Tennis racquets and pickleball paddles are available for rent in the Fitness Centre

 

 

NEW HEAD OF INSTRUCTION - MILOS POSPISIL

Milos Pospisil Tennis Lessons at Predator RidgeWe are so excited to welcome our new Head of Instruction for Tennis, Milos Pospisil this summer. 

If Milos' name sounds familiar, that's because his youngest son Vasek was ranked as high as the #25 tennis player in the world, with a Wimbledon Doubles crown under his belt.

Milos has been a high performance tennis coach for 29 years and his depth of knowledge and coaching skill were recognized in earning him the 2007 Tennis Canada "Excellence in Coaching" award.

He has since coached numerous top Canadian and European juniors, including his son Vasek and his two other sons Petr and Tom, both nationally ranked players. 

Milos ran a high performance training program in Vancouver and spent two years as a traveling coach for one of the highest ranked junior players in the Czech Republic.

Milos' expertise is not limited to elite players.  He ran the popular tennis program for the City of Vernon, teaching beginners the fundamentals through fun and engaging games and drills. 

 

+ click here to learn more about Milos' long history in Tennis

+ click here to learn more about Milos' son Vasek Pospisil

 

 

2018 TENNIS LESSON PRICING

 

Lesson Type Predator Ridge
Homeowner Rate
              
Public Rate
     
Private
$75/hour* $90/hour*
     
Semi-Private
$50/hour/person* $65/hour/person*
     
Group
(3-4 people)    
$30/hour/person* $45/hour/person*
     
Group
(6-8 people)          
$25/hour/person* $40/hour/person*

 

For group lessons, it is recommended that all players register together as a Beginner Group, Intermediate Group or an Advanced Group.  Each level is defined as follows:

BEGINNERS

This program is designed for players with little or no experience with playing tennis matches. 

The main focus will be on learning and developing the most common tennis strokes ( forehand, backhand topspin, backhand slice, serve, backhand and forehand volleys and overhead smash. Players will be explained the rules, scoring and positioning in singles and doubles play. By the conclusion of the sessions, participants will have a very good understanding of the fundamentals of each stroke and how to play singles and doubles matches. 

INTERMEDIATE

These lessons are designed for players with some tennis playing experience who want to improve their skills and knowledge of tennis game.

Players will be working on improving all of the strokes and developing skills to be more consistent and effective in common situations during a match, including baseline rallies, serve and return of serve, approaching the net, and net play. Doubles drills, singles and doubles strategy will be also introduced.

ADVANCED

For more experienced players who want to keep improving their game.

In these lessons, we will focus on improving your game with tactics, strategy, mental toughness, fitness, as well as a thorough look at your current stroke arsenal. Your weapons and weakness will get the work needed to reach your highest potential. Match play and point play drills will be run with individual attention.

By playing a live doubles drills players will be also working on doubles strategy.

 

* plus applicable taxes. Minimum of 4 lessons required. All lessons must be completed within the season purchased.

Book Your Instruction Today

For more information on how you can sign up for tennis lessons with Milos, please contact Carmen Lindsay, Director of Lifestyle & Recreation by email or by phone at: (250) 503-3414 today.

Commons Park Court Rules

  • Hours of play: Open daily 7am - 10pm
  • Open to Predator Ridge residents and resort guests only
  • Courts are for tennis and pickleball only
  • Time limit:  singles - 1 hour | doubles 1.5 hours
  • No smoking, no pets, no food or drinks (except for water)
  • Appropriate soft sole tennis shoes must be worn at all times
  • Adults must accompany children under the age of 12
  • Individuals may not reserve court times. Available on a first come first served basis
  • Tennis racquets and pickleball paddles are available for rent in the Fitness Centre
  • Private and professional lessons are only permitted through Predator Ridge
  • Please observe proper court etiquette
  • Play at your own risk