Tennis

Our Location
The unique microclimate of Green Valley allows members to play tennis all year ‘round.  The tennis facility features six courts with state of the art lighting for your enjoyment, a viewing deck and social room, making your tennis experience an overall delight.

Led by our Tennis Pro, Steve DeVries, our Tennis Program is comprehensive to be sure to welcome beginners to the sport while introducing children through clinics and camps. Competitive players are serviced through individual and group lessons and clinics, USTA adult teams, and competitive tournaments.  Fun socials are provided throughout the year to get members together and meet other new members.

Our courts await your arrival offering an exciting and challenging tennis experience. Serve up some friendly competition, practice your strokes, learn new strategies and hit lots of winners on Green Valley Country Club courts.

Our Amenities
Fresh towels are available in the Social Room. Water coolers are at every court for a refreshing drink or take a short walk to the Terrace Cafe for a great dining experience or for a quick sandwich, snack, and beverage. There is an ice maker at the courts as well as Saturday morning beverage service. Need your racquet regripped or restrung, let our pro take care of that for you. Don’t have a racquet? Don’t worry, we do.

Ways to Play
Our courts are open year-round for play between 7am and 10pm. It is not necessary, but advised, to reserve a court in advance with our Pro. Occasionally the courts do fill up but not often. When this happens just contact the Pro to arrange for a time to play. Very rarely are the courts closed for an exclusive event. Even during league matches and summer camps we leave courts for members to play.

Beginner and Returning Racquet Programs 
Learn to play in an easy going atmosphere, meet other beginners, hit a few balls and have a glass of wine. 
New programs starting each spring and fall.

Ball Machine
After some quick instruction you will be on your way to repetitive bliss. Workout on the ball machine by yourself or with a friend. 
Contact our Pro to get started.

Skills Clinics
A great way to improve your skills and technique with drilling, situational play, positioning, strategy, and point play.
You can choose from the posted clinic times or create a time that works.
Mens: SAT 8:00AM, SUN 3:00PM
Women’s MON 9:00AM, TUES 9:00AM, SAT 9:30AM

Cardio Tennis
A fun way to get in shape while hitting tennis balls in a group setting. It is open to all levels of players.
WED 6:30PM & 4:00PM

Socials
A great opportunity to play some tennis, have some food, and get to know other tennis players at the club. All levels are welcome! Come dressed to play or just to hang out and chat. We also have Family Fun Tennis Socials twice a year.
First Friday of every month. 

Club Ladders
There are club ladders available for any one looking for matches. It is a great opportunity to get some matches and meet some people all on your time schedule. There are singles, doubles, and mixed doubles available. 
Ladders begin spring and fall. Contact our Pro for details.

Invitationals

Our once a year event to Celebrate GVCC Tennis. Invite a guest to play some tennis, enjoy great food and wine and win prizes.
Mens and Womens are both held in the fall.

USTA Leagues 3.0-3.5 (limited 2.5 & 4.0) 
The USTA leagues are a great way to get some competitive matches in a team environment against other clubs in the area. There are different levels and formats available. We offer Men’s and Women’s Teams, Mixed Doubles, and Combo Teams. Every home match is catered by our Chef. Leagues run seasonally. See our Pro for upcoming schedule.

Kids Camps and Clinics
Get the rest of the family involved - 
Enroll your juniors in one of our camps or clinics. Programs available for Elementary through High School aged youth. Juniors can expect to increase strength, coordination and flexibility as they develop their strokes and serves. They will build discipline and work ethic while learning sportsmanship. The highest ranked high school students in Solano County tennis are taught here at GVCC.

Lessons
Need some help? 
Private Lessons, Coaching - Practice is what it takes to improve, but personalized instruction and gameplay can clarify where to focus your attention. Nothing beats a bit of advice and skill drills from a World Class Pro. 

Schedule a Court Tour
New to Tennis or Green Valley Country Club? Take a tour of the courts and social room. You’ll be introduced to the ball machine and how it operates.  Coach Steve will run through a mini clinic to show you what normally goes on in both skill clinics and cardio clinics. He will also cover all the ways to play tennis here at GVCC and recommend how to join in. 

Meet our Pro and learn more about a complimentary assessment and lesson.

Meet Our Tennis Pro

Steve DeVries has been the Tennis Pro at Green Valley Country Club since April 2009. He feels especially at home at GVCC because he learned his tennis right here at the Club when his family moved here in 1978. He went on to become the No.1 junior in Northern California in the 16’s and 18’s. Steve won four individual and two team sectional titles while at Armijo High School, which recently got him inducted into the Inaugural Class of the Sac Joaquin Section Hall of Fame.

Steve went on to play at Cal on a full scholarship and played No.1 singles all four years. He was a three time All-America while at Cal, and in 2016 was inducted into the Cal-Berkeley Sports Hall of Fame. After college tennis, he went on to play nine years on the ATP Tour. Steve with his doubles partner, David Macpherson, won doubles titles at Indian Wells, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Brisbane, Australia. In 1992, they qualified for the World Doubles Finals in Johannesburg, South Africa for the top 8 teams in the world. Steve was inducted into the USTA NorCal Hall of Fame at the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford University in August, 2017. See pictures from the event on the Facebook page here.

Steve’s favorite victories, however, were his singles title right here in Fairfield, and also one in Whistler, B.C.

When Steve retired from tennis he fell into coaching and has found that to be very rewarding. Steve has experienced every level of tennis and is inspired to guide people through what it takes to improve and enjoy the game of tennis, a lifetime sport for all ages. He has coached top level pros on the ATP Tour, juniors, and people of all ages and abilities.

Steve lives here in Fairfield with his wife, Cristina, and his 3 kids Julie, Jack, and Nicole.

35 Country Club Drive Fairfield, CA 94534 Phone: (707) 864-1101

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