Racquet Sports

News

Ocean Pines Announces New Racquet Center Manager, Welcome Vernon Mummert!

Vernon Mummert will be starting next week as the Racquet Center Manager/Head Pro, working part-time through August and then FT through the fall. Terry Underkoffer will remain in his role as a part-time head pro working alongside Vernon. Colby says “I truly believe with both these two gentlemen this center is going to really take off next season!”

A small part of Vernon’s resume:
• 40 years in small college athletics as an Associate Professor of PE, Department Chair, Tennis/Soccer coach and Athletic Director.
• 11 year summers as the Tennis Director/Head Pro at the Summit Tennis Club in Summit, New Jersey winning numerous junior team championships in boys and girls 12’s, 14’s, 16’s & 18’s age groups in the powerful NJ Junior Tennis League along with multiple men’s and women’s team championships.
• During the academic school year, Vernon coached men’s tennis compiling a 149-70 record
• After being asked to become Athletic Director in 1991, Vernon stepped aside from coaching to pursue NCAA DIII and NJCAA DI athletic administration. While in National Junior College Athletic Association DI athletics, Vernon’s teams won national championships in men’s soccer in 1997 and women’s cross country in 1995. While serving as Athletic Director at Wabash College, Vernon was selected by the National Association of College Athletic Directors as Athletic Director of the year in 2008. And this is just a small piece of his resume!
Vernon is presently residing in Ocean Pines where he has chosen to retire from college athletics and pursue coaching and teaching tennis at the club level. Vernon is also looking forward to working with the Pickleball & Platform groups in their pursuit of growth and outreach.

Events

anniversary event! All-Day Racquet Sports Tournament

Saturday, August 18th 8:30am-12pm
(Raindate: August 19th)

Pickleball & Platform Tennis & Tennis

• Pickleball ($15*): Round robin format which will be both competitive and fun. All players will be matched according to skill level.
• Platform Tennis ($15*): Players will be divided equally into four teams. All teams will play each other in one set matches.
• Platform Tennis ($10*): It will team play! Men’s, Women’s & Mixed Doubles; Each team represents a section of Ocean Pines Bay Colony, Teal Bay, The Parke, etc.

Contact Information:
Tennis-Terry Underkloffer 215-808-6457
Platform Tennis: Jim Freemen 215-704-4592 or Meg Herrick 410-600-0315
Pickleball: Neil Gottesman 732-773-1516 or John Hanberry 703-598-6119

new! Net Generation Tennis Academy

The next session of our Net Generation Tennis Academy for ages 7-16. This fun tennis camp with instructor Terry Underkoffler is perfect for players of all skills levels. $130 for Ocean Pines residents, $162.50 for non-residents. Call 410-641-7052 to register!

free! 30-Day Platform Tennis Trial

Anyone looking for exercise, fresh air, friendly competition, all-year-round outdoor play & lots of social activities. Paddles & balls will be provided and sneakers are required. Contact Jim Freeman at jimisfreeman@verizon.net or call 215.704.4592.

Description

The Manklin Meadows Racquet Sports Complex is located on Manklin Creek Road. The complex offers ball fields, bleachers, a basketball court, vending, restrooms, water fountains, an expansive playground (newly built in 2017) and is home to the Community Gardens. The Manklin Meadows Racquet Sports Complex contains 10 tennis courts (8 composition and 2 hard surface courts), 6 platform tennis courts, and 8 dedicated pickleball courts in addition to a full-service pro shop. For a nominal fee, individuals who purchase an annual racquet membership are also invited to join the individual organizations, the social core of racquet sports activities offering special events and tournaments.

Information and Location

For the BEST Racquet Sports on the Shore, enjoy Ocean Pines’ Manklin Meadows Racquet Sports Complex!

View Membership Rates
PLAY 3 AND SAVE!
Purchase a Racquet Combo and play all three racquet sports!
$400 Individual and $625 Family

Manklin Meadows Racquet Sports Complex
11443 Manklin Creek Road, Ocean Pines
410-641-7228 (Racquet Shop) / 410-641-7052 (Ocean Pines Community Center)

Racquet Shop Summer 2018 Hours

Daily
7:00 am – 1:00 pm
2:30 pm – 7:00 pm


Attention Racquet Sports 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!