Tennis Programs Director:
Head Tennis Pro:
Our seven beautiful har-tru tennis courts are open from late April until early November, as weather allows. Members may organize their own recreational play, and there are regular all-comers doubles games organized on weekends, good ways to meet other members.
Suitable white attire and tennis shoes appropriate for Har-Tru surface are required while playing on our courts. Color outerwear, hats, and shoes allowed.
Club Social Events and Tournaments
Member-run events and tournaments are typically held each season, generally on Saturdays, with a light lunch and refreshments, plus prizes for winners. Events vary from year to year, but always kick off in early May with a Season Opening Mixed Doubles Scramble and include Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day Doubles Scrambles. In addition, annual club tournaments include Mixed Doubles Championships and Women’s and Men’s Member-Guests.
For players interested in joining a team, our Club offers competitive Women’s and Men’s teams in local tennis leagues.
For women, the Club fields A-, B-, and C-level teams in the Metropolitan Interclub Tennis League (MITL). In addition, there is a MITL 50 LOVE team which plays in July through early August and, in most years, USTA teams at varying levels.
For men, the Club fields teams in the in the Westchester County Tennis League that play on Tuesday nights and Sunday afternoons.
Head Pro Austin Gardella and his assistants are available for both individual and group lessons for members of all levels. Austin also runs instructional drills for the Club’s teams and heads the Junior Clinics.
Austin Gardella joined the PRTC in 2015 as Head Tennis Pro. A Stamford resident, he came to PRTC after nine years at the New Canaan Racquet Club, where he was the Director of Tennis and Tennis Pro, organizing adult and junior clinics. Austin has also worked as the Junior Tennis Coordinator at Woodway Country Club and Paddle Tennis Director and Assistant Tennis Pro at Shorehaven Country Club.
Austin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2008 from Franklin Pierce University, where he was a three-year captain of the school’s Division 2 team, finishing as No. 1 Singles and No. 1 Doubles. He was a two-time NE10 Player of the Week and a member of the All Conference Team.
Junior Tennis Clinics
Head Tennis Pro Austin Gardella offers Junior Clinics in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Instruction is available for all ability levels.
For clinics, suitable white attire and tennis shoes are required. (Color outerwear, hats, and shoes allowed.)
For additional information, please email Head Pro Austin Gardella.
All non-member participants in Junior Clinics are required to purchase an annual Youth Clinic Membership (Ages 17 and under) to sign up for clinics.
Schedule for Summer 2021:
The Junior Camps/TEAM clinics start July 5th and will run until August 12th. Participants may sign up for individual weeks. Please reach out to Head Pro Austin Gardella with any questions.
Junior Tennis Clinics (Ages 5-9)
Junior Camp (ages 5 to 9) will be held Monday through Thursday from 3:15 to 4:15. There are 6 weeks of Camp (sign up for individual weeks). If you are limited to certain days of the week, please let Austin know, and he will accommodate if there is space.
Cost: $120 per week
Junior Tennis Clinics (Ages 10-17)
Junior Players 10 to 17 years old can participate on our PRTC Junior Team (open to all levels and Interclub matches are optional) Don’t let the term team discourage anyone from signing up, courts will be separated by age and level.
Jr TEAM Clinic (ages 10 to 17) are Monday through Wednesday 4:15 to 5:45. Interclub Matches are Thursdays at 1pm. (Players who don’t participate in matches will have fun matchplay on Thursdays at 4:15). There are 6 weeks of TEAM (sign up for individual weeks). If you are limited to certain days of the week, please Austin know, and he will accommodate if there is space.
Cost: $140 per week