A recent mixed doubles “Poker Tennis” round robin at Grasslands Swim & Tennis Club offered a glimpse into what makes the club such a great tennis experience. This event includes a playing card scoring system to build a poker hand so both luck and skills are required to win. Whether you want to improve your game through lessons, challenge yourself against other players, or simply enjoy the game, Grasslands Swim and Tennis Club is the perfect choice because it has something for everyone at any skill level in an exceptional tennis environment.
Our USPTA tennis professional, Tomm Warneke, leads a team of certified professionals and support staff to give members a true resort-style tennis experience. What does resort-style mean?
We have member play at all levels and everyone can find their competitive match. Between league play and exhibition opportunities, everyone can enjoy the sport.
Ladies’ League Class meets Monday morning to prepare players for the Tuesday and Wednesday Polk County League Tennis competition. USTA League Tennis is also played in Polk County. Organized ladies’ play occurs during school months. The summer has limited organized opportunities but most players enjoy the courts year-round.
Men’s pick-up games are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Our Men’s Nights host different levels on various evenings. Tuesday is levels 3 and 5. Wednesday is level 4 play. On Thursdays we host open nights when 8 to 10 of the best players in Polk County come out to play. This group also challenges the college scholarship men’s players to exhibition matches and we fair pretty well against these young men. We host other exhibition matches as well. Recently, the manager of a Plant City club brought some professionals over for a match, which was well attended.
This program primarily consists of private lessons for school-aged children throughout the school year. Our summer program includes a lot of group play and classes.
We offer lessons for all levels of play and create a plan to meet each player’s personal goals. Some want to improve techniques for league play while others just want to learn the sport for exercise and fun. Regardless of your goals, our USPTA certified pros can help you reach them. The pro team is led by tennis professional Tomm Warneke, a former U.S. Open Doubles Quarter Finalist who boasts (but doesn’t really like to) wins over Andre Agassi in singles and Ivan Lendl in doubles during his ATP Tour career.
We also have a full-service Pro Shop offering the latest equipment and restringing services.
Tennis at Grasslands has something to offer every player, regardless of their current level of play. Our excellent facilities and experienced pros make Grasslands Swim and Tennis Club one of the best in Florida. Call the club to schedule a tour and learn more.
When it was time to retire, we decided to stay in Grasslands. Our community offers a wonderful golf course, friendly neighbors and the convenience of an in town location with a country club feel. We love where we live.
We’ve lived here since 1992, and for us there is no other place to live. Grasslands offers beautifully maintained grounds with sidewalks for walking and visiting with your friends and neighbors. In addition, you feel a level of comfort knowing that there is a security guard on duty 24-hours a day. The central location gives us easy access to Polk Parkway, plus we’re next door to Lakeside Village for great shopping and restaurants. And we have one of the best golf courses in Central Florida. Come and join us and discover for yourself how great it is to live in Grasslands!