Raintree Swim & Racquet Club

★★★☆☆

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Staff is fine and very nice for the most part. However, the courts are completely in need of renovation, including the clay and outdoor hardcourts. The clay courts are like playing on a thin layer of sand and are never evenly watered or watered enough. The outdoor courts are unlevel and cracking- you can go to a public court for that. The fees are outrageous ($130/month) for what they offer- one pool, one lap lane but there are too many kids to swim anyway, 1980s fitness equipment (chains!!), and the courts as described. The pros are okay but not great and some are just bad (after going to several really great tennis camps which I am comparing them to). The indoor courts are impossible to get in the winter time, so we had to just quit playing all together. In summer, without air conditioning, they are intolerable hot and humid. The way you get a court is completely insane- you have a call at a certain time of day, and of course, you only get a busy signal and courts are booked by the time someone answers the phone. Once, I went upstairs to the reception desk to ask for a court the following day and the woman said she could not give it to me since it wasn't "time" yet to reserve those courts. I told her I would be in a lesson during that time, and she refused to accomodate me. I was so upset, our pro went upstairs and booked us a court. The staff there also could not string gut- and in fact, broke my new strings- and I had to ask the owner for a refund, which, to his credit, he had no problems giving to me. They have a ball machine that functions well less than 100% of the time- I've gone there several times (we paid ahead of time for a year's use, what a mistake) and it's jammed or broken- and I had to just serve for an hour instead. At the club we are at now, people in the area say they think the owners of Raintree are just milking the place until they sell it, since it is located in an upscale subdivision off Gaskins Road. I absolutely agree- it's obvious they put nothing back into the club. ALSO- we were there a year, and it seemed like the members were mostly 3.5 and lower. Few 4.0+ players. A lot of "social tennis." Tennis players were generally 45+ years old, almost all doubles players.

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Staff is fine and very nice for the most part. However, the courts are completely in need of renovation, including the clay and outdoor hardcourts. The clay courts are like playing on a thin layer of sand and are never evenly watered or watered enough. The outdoor courts are unlevel and cracking- you can go to a public court for that. The fees are outrageous ($130/month) for what they offer- one pool, one lap lane but there are too many kids to swim anyway, 1980s fitness equipment (chains!!), and the courts as described. The pros are okay but not great and some are just bad (after going to several really great tennis camps which I am comparing them to). The indoor courts are impossible to get in the winter time, so we had to just quit playing all together. In summer, without air conditioning, they are intolerable hot and humid. The way you get a court is completely insane- you have a call at a certain time of day, and of course, you only get a busy signal and courts are booked by the time someone answers the phone. Once, I went upstairs to the reception desk to ask for a court the following day and the woman said she could not give it to me since it wasn't "time" yet to reserve those courts. I told her I would be in a lesson during that time, and she refused to accomodate me. I was so upset, our pro went upstairs and booked us a court. The staff there also could not string gut- and in fact, broke my new strings- and I had to ask the owner for a refund, which, to his credit, he had no problems giving to me. They have a ball machine that functions well less than 100% of the time- I've gone there several times (we paid ahead of time for a year's use, what a mistake) and it's jammed or broken- and I had to just serve for an hour instead. At the club we are at now, people in the area say they think the owners of Raintree are just milking the place until they sell it, since it is located in an upscale subdivision off Gaskins Road. I absolutely agree- it's obvious they put nothing back into the club. ALSO- we were there a year, and it seemed like the members were mostly 3.5 and lower. Few 4.0+ players. A lot of "social tennis." Tennis players were generally 45+ years old, almost all doubles players.

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This is a great facility to play tennis. They have indoor tennis courts so you can play in any weather. There's also a nice area above the courts to allow visitors, family members, and friends to watch you as you play a match or game. They offer lessons, however you do have to pay for them. Although it can get costly paying monthly for lessons and membership, it is still a great location.

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This is a great facility to play tennis. They have indoor tennis courts so you can play in any weather. There's also a nice area above the courts to allow visitors, family members, and friends to watch you as you play a match or game. They offer lessons, however you do have to pay for them. Although it can get costly paying monthly for lessons and membership, it is still a great location.

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