Bill Torres, Director and Head Coach In charge of the Churchville Tennis Program since 1993. Bill has developed hundreds of local players of all ages, from pre-schooler to high school and college players, through adult players. Bill is responsible for the Harford County Gold Cup Program, targeted towards county high school and tournament players. A student and teacher of the modern game of tennis, Bill attends the annual USTA Tennis Teacher's Conference at the U.S. Open each year and brings back the most current teaching and training techniques. A native of Puerto Rico and former professional player.
Roger Torres, Instructor Attended Shepherd University as #1 player. 2007 National Junior College ITA Tournament player of the year and All American Team. Undefeated #1 singles at Harford Community College 2007. Former #1 boys high school player for CM Wright. Four time regional and county champion. Formerly ranked 12th in the nation in boys 12 singles and 3rd in boys 12 doubles.
Churchville Tennis is located at the Churchville Recreation Center, 111 Glenville Road in Churchville, MD. The location is at the corner of Glenville Road and MD Route 155.
From Bel Air, take Route 22 East to Glenville Road; Left turn onto Glenville Road; Rec Center is on the right (after the elementary school and before the intersection of Route 155).
From Aberdeen, take Route 22 West to Glenville Road; Right turn onto Glenville Road; Rec Center is on the right (after the elementary school and before the intersection of Route 155. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Churchville Tennis FAQs
1. What class should I sign my child up for?
Our program is designed to benefit your children, this is why it is important that you register for the appropriate class. Below is a brief summary of guidelines to help you:
Beginner: Beginners are those students who are developing the proper mechanics to play the game. In this class, emphasis is put on proper grips, bio-mechanics, form, learning the game (proper position & swing).
Elite: This class is by coach recommendation. It will continue to focus on consistency and more advanced shots.
Player Developmental (A &B): This class is by invitation only. It is designed for younger advanced kids
JV/Varsity: This seasonal program is designed for the junior varsity to varsity level players. It is recommended for anyone who is trying out for their high school team in the spring.
2. How do we know if classes are cancelled? It is important that you check our home page section frequently for updates. The Churchville Rec. Tennis Program follows the Harford County Public Schools Inclement Weather Policy. This means if schools open late due to bad weather, our classes will resume at noon. If school closes early our morning classes are held but our afternoon classes are cancelled. If schools are CLOSED our program is cancelled. We will also attempt to send an email or call if time permits.
3. What does my child need to bring to class? Your child will need to bring a tennis racquet and wear sports attire ( shorts, sweats, tennis shoes--no black soles allowed). Although we try to have water on court, it would be adviseable to bring a drink.
4. Can I watch my child during practice? Parents are always welcome to watch their child. It is important for the progress of the student that the parent remain quiet and not try to communicate with their child during classes. This allows the child's total focus to be on their instructor.
5. If my child misses a class can they make it up during another time? Unfortunately, we have a limited number of spaces available to conform to our teacher student ratio. Make-ups are usually for weather related cancellations and not for classes missed because of vacation or other activities. There are no credits or refunds offered unless the request is accompanied by a doctor's note.
6. Should my child be moved up? Your children are being observed by trained professionals and will be moved only in accordance with the recommendation of the Instructor. It is important for their development that they are placed appropriately. Their Instructor will inform you if they need to be moved to a different level.
7. Can I register after a session starts? Although we prefer registration prior to the start of a session (to allow us planning for instructors) we do accept late registrations, as long as there is space in the class. Late registrations are subject to a $10 late fee. The Churchville Tennis Program is a year round program in which ALL are welcome.
8. Who do I contact with questions? Registration and class questions: Brandy Lewin at firstname.lastname@example.org