Endurance, Agility and Competitive Drive - The Necessary Traits of a Great Tennis Player

It also doesn't hurt to play on 3 state-of-the-art tournament serviced tennis courts, alongside USTPA Tennis Pro Craig Tidwell. Craig has been with Whitmoor since 1993, working with members to hone their abilities on the court. He also teaches during the winter months at The Club at Chesterfield, and is a USPTA (Pro 1) certified pro. He was ranked #8 in the Missouri Valley Boys 18s in 1982, and was a nationally ranked junior. Craig also played on a tennis scholarship at The University of Kansas.  Considered one of the top doubles players in St. Louis, Craig holds regular tennis clinics focusing on all aspects of the game to give you the edge. Membership at Whitmoor offers the perfect opportunity to brush up on your skills with Craig, or enjoy a leisurely game with family and friends on three of the best courts in the area.

Craig regularly offers clinics and special events. Classes and Clinics are generally grouped according to age and/or skill level offering something for everyone. Some of the typical class descriptions are as follows.

Munchkins: This class is designed for children ages six to nine. Players in this class have either little or no previous experience. The class strives to teach the fundamentals of tennis to the kids in a fun and positive learning environment.

Intermediate Juniors:
This class is for junior tennis players who have generally had some previous tennis experience. Most of these players will be around ten to fifteen years of age. At this stage, actual match play and mastering of skills such as topspin are stressed.

Tournament Camp: This class is for the more advanced junior player who regularly competes in tournaments, high school tennis, etc. Physical conditioning will accompany match play and drills.

Future Stars:
This class is generally for young players ages nine to twelve who have had limited experience with tennis. The fundamentals of the game are still the focus in this class, and some match play is featured.

Adult Class: This class is designed for adult players of any ability level. Instructional drills, strategy, and match play will all be featured.

Ladies Class: This class is designed for women who are either beginners or intermediate-level players. Proper stroke technique and match play will be featured.

Private Tennis Lessons: Craig is available for private lessons at Whitmoor by appointment.