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At Mission Inn, tennis is more than just a pastime, it's a passion.

Our six Har-Tru (clay) and two Laykold (all-weather) courts give players a choice of surfaces for lessons, matches, clinics and more. And when the sun goes down, the game goes on with night lighting. Teaching professionals and full service tennis shop provide apparel, racquet rental, lessons, clinics, match-making and more to get your game in full swing. Mission Inn Resort and Club has been listed in the "Top 25 Resorts and Tennis Programs" by World Tennis Magazine.

Director of Tennis & Fitness - Cesar Villarroel

Villarroel is a true international Ambassador for the sport of tennis and in the fitness field. He holds his United States Professional Tennis Association Elite Certification, has a Certified Pro 1 Rating from the Professional Tennis Registry, is a Certified Trainer for the National Endurance Sports Training Association (NESTA) and serves on the Adidas and Wilson Tennis Advisory Staff. Additionally, Cesar has filmed one minute clinics for the Tennis Channel, is a contributing writer for FL Tennis Magazine, and serves as an expert on the Coaches Board for Tennis View Magazine. He is a certified Instructor in the fun, group activity of Cardio Tennis featuring drills to give players of all abilities an ultimate, high-energy workout. A former Davis cup player for Bolivia, Cesar Villarroel coached the 2009 Bolivian Junior Davis Cup Team along with Rodrigo Villarroel. With more than 20 years of experience, Cesar has coached ITF, WTA and ATP players. He is fluent in Spanish and English. Villarroel also supervises the operation of Mission Inn Resort's Clubhouse Fitness Center. Contact Cesar at (352) 455-6815.

Our USPTA certified pros are eager to share their knowledge and help you reach your tennis potential. Gene Jacobsen is our Assistant Tennis Pro and he has implemented the USTA's QuickStart Tennis Program. QuickStart Tennis is an exciting new play format for learning tennis, designed to bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring, all tailored to age and size. It is divided into two different levels-- ages 8 and under and ages 10 and under.

Dedicated to enhancing the game of its visitors, Mission Inn's instructional clinics are offered daily. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced player, there is a clinic specifically formatted to any level. The clinics focus on several aspects of tennis including net play (volleys and overheads), groundstrokes and serves. Our programs feature intense instruction, luxurious accommodations, and personal attention and professionalism from our tennis and resort staff 365 days a year.

Tennis Pro Shop Hours
Weekdays: 8:00am - 8:00pm

Weekends: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Mission Inn Resort Tennis Contact & Phone Numbers
Director of Tennis & Fitness This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: (352) 455-6815

Court Time
While staying at Mission Inn, all court time on the Laykold all-weather courts is complimentary. Please call (numbers above) for Har-Tru clay courts pricing and availability.

Dress Code
The following guidelines are to be followed for all adult and junior tennis players:

Proper tennis attire of any color is suggested (shirts are required at all times)
Proper tennis shoes are required. Dark-soled, running or hiking shoes are not allowed and may cause injury
Bathing attire, jeans, sports bras for women, sleeveless shirts for men, sandals and other non-tennis dress is not appropriate

Instructional Clinics
A long staple of European instruction, QuickStart Tennis has caught on in the United States. Justine Henin cites QuickStart Tennis as a key to her development as a young player. These clinics are offered Saturdays from 1 - 2pm. After School Tennis Clinics are a great way to learn the fundamentals and have fun with friends. Our Tennis on Target clinic focus on players ages 18 and over - we'll improve your shot accuracy and reduce unforced errors. We also host Doubles Clinics every Monday and Friday evening. Clinic reservations must be received in advance. Please contact the Pro Shop to reserve 24 hours in advance.

Racquet Repair & Restringing
The Mission Inn Resort & Club is the ONLY Lake County outlet providing full-service racquet service. We offer a complete variety of racquet services to tennis players at every level. From touring pros to weekend warriors and juniors, we can fine tune your racquet, assuring you of optimum performance on the court.

Private Lessons
Private, Semi-private and Group lessons are available. We take pride in scheduling the best instructor to fit your individual needs, so please plan on letting us know your ability level and what area of your game you would like help focusing on. Private lessons range from $100 with our Director of Tennis to $70.00 with one of our Pros. Group lessons range from $30.00 per person, per session with our Director of Tennis to $20.00 per person, per session with one of our Pros. Reduced rates are available for larger Groups.

Match Arranging
Looking for some competition? We enjoy finding the perfect match for you. Doubles, Singles, Hitting...we have a wide variety of guests, members and staff that would love to beat you! This service is complimentary. Please contact Cesar to reserve 24 hours in advance.

Schedule of Events
The Tennis staff puts on a variety of social tennis events throughout the year. Call to inquire about our current tennis events.

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