Spec Tennis

Location

Ocean Pines Racquet Center (Outdoor)

11443 Manklin Creek Road, Ocean Pines
410-641-7228
 

Spec Tennis

Spec Tennis combines elements of tennis, paddle (platform) tennis, and pickleball, and is a natural bridge to and from other racquet sports. Spec is played with a paddle and a low-bounce tennis ball on the fenced platform courts (one-third the size of a regulation tennis court).

Those who used to play or still play tennis can use all of their tennis strokes and skills for Spec Tennis. With a shoulder-friendly underhand serve and simple scoring, players are game-ready after some short instruction.

For those who have never played racquet sports, this is an easy way to pick up tennis skills and get a feel for the game. It’s easier to learn than tennis, but also teaches the fundamentals of the game. Success comes quickly!

There are drop-ins, reserved court time, lessons and social events for mens, ladies and co-ed groups. Equipment is provided. So come on down! Email us at oppaddle2020@gmail for more information and to arrange a FREE lesson!

See what all the fuss is about!

Mixed doubles:


Spec ladies on the platform courts:

 

Pro Shop

Pro Shop Open
Daily (Effective Nov. 6, 2022)
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.*
*Please note that posted hours are subject to staff availability.

Racquet Center visitors are asked to place drop-in fees in the Pro Shop drop box when an attendant is not on duty.

410-641-7228

The Ocean Pines Racquet Center features a full-service Pro Shop, open seasonally. The Pro Shop offers:

  • Racquet restringing
  • Racquet regripping
  • Tennis, pickleball and platform tennis balls for sale
  • Membership information
  • Vending machines

Fees

Daily Fees
Free for Ocean Pines Platform Tennis Members
$7 Ocean Pines Residents
$8 Non-Residents

Racquet Sport Members & Guests – Please sign in at the Pro Shop prior to heading to the courts. By signing in, you help us keep track of court usage/availability, maintain accurate statistics and validate memberships. Thank you!

Racquet Sports Members Only:
Beginning the week of March 21, 2022, Ocean Pines Racquet Sports members are asked to sign at the Pro Shop using their member/resident ID card. Members who don't have a card can have one made at the Ocean Pines Administration Building

For additional information please call 410-641-7717 or the Pro Shop at 410-641-7228.

Amenity Memberships

Membership Rates Individual Family
Yearly $180 $295
Associate Rates Individual Family
Yearly $250 $410


Click here for amenity membership applications.

SPEC Tennis Drop-In Times

Wednesday, 3 p.m. - Spec Tennis drop-in
Thursday, 3 p.m.
- Timeless Tennis and SPEC Tennis drop-in and social
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to noon
- All-Sport drop-in
Sunday, 2 p.m.
- All-Sport drop-in

Contact Araceli Popen at 302-270-8118 for lessons. Equipment provided.

*Lessons are free, but must be arranged by appointment during the winter months. Equipment is provided. Wear sneakers. For more information, call 862-219-3352 or email oppaddle2020@gmail.com. 

Events

FREE! SPEC Tennis Lessons

 

SPEC Tennis is played with a paddle and soft tennis ball on the screened platform courts. We'll show you how! Equipment is provided.

Contact Araceli Popen at 302-270-8118 for lessons. Equipment provided.

*Lessons are free, but must be arranged by appointment during the winter months. Equipment is provided. Wear sneakers. For more information, call 862-219-3352 or email oppaddle2020@gmail.com.