Palisades Fall 2016 Tennis Program

Director of Tennis: Doug Sokol

We have programs for adults and kids of all ages and abilities.

FALL TENNIS CLASSES will last ten weeks, until approximately mid-November. Here is a summary of the schedule. For more information, contact Doug.
Tiny Tots (ages 4-6)
Mondays 4:00-4:45 p.m. or 4:45-5:30 p.m.
cost: $160 members $180 non-members
Young Beginners (ages 6-9)
Wednesday or Friday 4:30-5:30 p.m. or 5:30-6:30 p.m.
cost: $220 members or $240 non-members
Low Intermediate (ages 8-12)
Mondays 4:15-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday 4:30-5:45 p.m. or 5:45-7:00p.m.
Wednesday 4:30-5:45 or 5:45-7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00-2:15 p.m.
cost: $275 members $295 non-members
Intermediate Advanced (ages 10-14)
Monday 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Thursday 5:30-7:00 p.m.
cost: $330 members or $350 non-members
Tournament Training (ages 10-16)
Thursday 4:00-6:00 p.m.
cost: $440 members and $460 non-members
Adult evening clinics:
Monday– Beginner 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday- Cardio 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday-Intermediate 7:00-8:00 p.m.
cost: $20 per session with four people or more; $25 per session with three people
Non-members pay $5 extra.
To participate in adult classes, please email Doug at He will put you on his email list and you will receive an invitation each week via “Doodle.” If there are not at least three participants signed up, class will not be held that week. Signup will remain open until 24 hours before the class’s scheduled start time.
Palisades’ two fall women’s teams play in the Greater Washington Tennis Association league, and the season runs till mid-October.
The “B” team, captained by Roxanna Radley and Amy MacIsaac, plays at 3.5 to 4.0 levels.
Practices are Mondays at either 10:00 a.m. or noon. Matches are on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.
The “C” team is headed up by Lisa Schneiderman and plays at 3.0-3.5 levels.
Practices are Thursdays 10:00 a.m. till 12 noon. Matches are Mondays at 9:30 a.m.
Note that Palisades’ evening women’s and men’s teams play in spring and summer, and the junior team plays in summer. If you are interested in those teams for next year, contact Doug.
COURT RESERVATIONS: For the fall season, tennis reservations go through a phone reservation system which is $10. However, know that we will soon be moving to a new online reservations system. Check back here for more information.
TENNIS LIGHT KEYS: Night tennis is available until 10 p.m., but the lights require keys, which are $30. To buy a key, send a check to Palisades Swimming Pool, P.O. Box 636, Glen Echo MD 20812, and note that the check is for a tennis light key.
For further questions about our tennis courts and programs, please contact board member Margo Zaneski at or 301-651-1523(m).
If you need to reach Doug quickly, his mobile is 240-498-6140. Otherwise, he’s at

Ladies 3.5/4.0 Tennis Topia League Team Practice

This practice is for those women who wish to compete on the Palisades Evening Team, that plays its matches on Thursday evenings from May through July.  The practice will consist of mainly live ball drilling and emphasis on improving doubles play to prepare ourselves for competition.

Day and Time:


12:00pm -2:00pm


10:00am -12:00pm

First Practice is on April 23rd


$30 per Practice

Ladies Play to Win Clinic

This clinic is designed for women who desire to turn it up a notch!  Special emphasis will be placed on winning doubles strategy along with more specialty shots.  This class would be perfect for those women who compete in doubles leagues and on tennis teams.

Day and Time:


12:30pm – 2:00pm

April 12th – June 14th


$300 for 10 weeks (members)

$320 for 10 weeks (non-members)

Men’s and Women’s Cardio Tennis

It’s heart pumping tennis action.  Burn calories. Hit a lot of tennis balls.  It’s fast action and guaranteed to better your game and fitness.  Lose up to 800 calories as we take you through challenging feeding drills.

Day and Time:

Thursday Afternoons

12:30pm -2:00pm

Beginning April 11th

Saturday Mornings

8:00am – 9:30am

Beginning April 13th


Reserve a spot at a cost of $200 for 8 classes. You may also attend this class on a drop-In basis for a fee of $30 per class. The maximum number of participants is 8, and those who prepay for the series have priority over drop-Ins.

Adult Evening Clinics

Day and Time:

Monday Evening Cardio

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Beginning April 8th

Mondays Beginner Clinic

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Beginning April 8th

Wednesday Intermediate

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Beginning April 10th

Friday Night Drill Session

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Beginning April 12th


$20 per Session

You do not need to pay for an 8 week session for these clinics; but please let Doug know if you will attend each week.  There must be a least 3 participants for these clinics to be held.

Questions? Call Doug at (240) 498-6140 or email:

Private clinics

Choose your own day and time and then you, along with a minimum of 2 of your friends, can have a “private” Clinic.  To arrange a private clinic please contact Doug at (240) 498-6140.