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Hitting on the Sweet Spot of Summer

One of the most beloved summer pastimes is all over Fairfax.

Coach Rob leads a game of "King of The Court" during a junior tennis clinic at Fairfax Station Swim and Tennis Club.

Coach Rob leads a game of "King of The Court" during a junior tennis clinic at Fairfax Station Swim and Tennis Club. Photo Contributed

Tennis is everywhere in Fairfax this summer. As the weather starts heating up and the days get longer, more and more people are flocking to the courts to get their adrenaline fix, work on their backhand swing or just have fun with friends and neighbors. Whatever the reason people grab for their racquets it is clear that the opportunities for tennis players are everywhere. Many neighborhood facilities like The Fairfax Station Swim and Tennis Club offer camps and clinics for younger players for nominal weekly fees. Most prices range from $100-$150 per week and programs run from Memorial Day to late July. FSSTC also offers a Varsity Prep class for adolescent players looking to train for High School Teams and is admittedly "not for the faint hearted."

Players looking for a more relaxed environment where they can play intramural-style matches can find adult single and double groups at almost every neighborhood facility in the area. Some facilities do require membership and entrance fees but this usually comes with access to a "court key" which gives players unlimited access to the courts within facility hours. Country Club facilities Such as Belle Haven Country Club and Country Club of Fairfax offer special amenities such as clay courts and private lessons with professional coaches. However there are endless opportunities to have fun working on a top spin without breaking the bank. For more information and tennis-networking visit: http://tennisopolis.com/group/fairfaxvirginia.