Tel: 781.545.1184

Email: help@srfclub.com​
 

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Location​​​​​​: Chief Justice Cushing HWY, Scituate, MA 02066

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Directions from Route 3:

Take Route 3, Exit 14 – Rockland/Nantasket. Follow Route 228 North approximately 7 miles to Route 3A.

Follow Route 3A towards Scituate. Take Left after "Welcome to Scituate sign" after Aubachon Hardware.

Directions from Route 3A South:

When coming from South, Follow Route 3A and take Right after sign for "The River Club".

PLATFORM TENNIS

Fall 2019 @ SRF

Our Program:

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Lessons, Clinics & Play @ SRF

 

  • Private Lessons

  • Weekly Clinics

  • Mens/Womens Flex Leagues

  • Thursday Night Round Robins

  • Friday Night Socials - Monthly

  • Seasonal Tournaments - Mixed, Member/Guest, Member/Member

  • Platform Tennis Memberships Available

More Questions?  Email us: bill@srfclub.com

 

THE GAME

Platform Tennis is an American racquet sport enjoyed by thousands of people of all ages. It is the only racquet sport that players can enjoy outdoors in cold weather. This unique appeal attracts people who desire fresh air, competition, and social engagement - all on a chilly winter's night.

 

THE COURT

The game is played on an elevated aluminum deck 1/4 the size of a court is surrounded by a 12' high superstructure with taut, 16-gauge "chicken wire" fencing which allows play off the walls, as in racquetball and squash.

The base of a platform tennis court is usually enclosed, allowing for a heating system beneath the deck (propane, natural gas or kerosene.) The heating system melts ice off the aggregate deck surface, allowing athletes to play outdoors in all weather conditions. Most courts have lighting systems for Winter, the game can be enjoyed year-round.

 

THE EQUIPMENT

Platform tennis paddles are made of a composite material with aerodynamic holes drilled in the head. Paddles are approximately 18" long. The spongy, rubber ball measures 2.5" in diameter. A flocking material on its exterior keeps the ball from skidding.

 

THE NAME OF THE GAME

Players often refer to platform tennis as "paddle," as in "Are you playing paddle tonight?" With the re-emergence of paddle tennis on the West Coast (basically, a down-sized game of tennis,) this has many people confused. To further the problem, there is paddle ball (an urban sport played against a single wall) and paddle (much like paddle tennis).