Waterford Oaks Platform Tennis

Waterford Oaks Platform Tennis – Platform Tennis is offered at Waterford Oaks County Park in Waterford, Michigan near Paradise Peninsula by Oakland County Parks and Rec.

My family loves tennis and always look forward to when the weather gets warmer so we can play. Little did I know there is a sport called Platform Tennis that can be played in any weather in Oakland County at Waterford Oaks County Park.

Platform Tennis is played on a smaller court than tennis, about 3/4 the size. The rules are slightly different (one main rule difference is that you can play off the back fence “wall” like in racquetball), the “paddle” and ball are different, and most interesting of all, Platform Tennis can be played with snow on the ground and enjoyed all winter long.

Platform Tennis Open Houses Info

This free clinic is a opportunity to test drive the sport of platform tennis. Extra equipment available on site for first time players or those who do not have their own paddles or paddle balls. Instruction from Waterford Paddle Club. Dress for the weather. Tennis shoes required for the courts. No membership required for clinic. No pre-registration or previous experience needed. For additional information, call Oakland County Parks and Recreation 248-858-0916.

Platform Tennis Open Houses Dates

  • Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 10a-noon
  • Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 1:30p-3:30p
  • Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 10a-noon

Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 10a-noon
Waterford Weekend Events – FREE Platform Tennis Open House
Waterford Oaks County Park Near Paradise Peninsula Playscape (2800 Watkins Lake Rd, Waterford, Michigan 48328, 248-858-0906)
This free clinic is a opportunity to test drive the sport of platform tennis. Extra equipment available on site for first time players or those who do not have their own paddles or paddle balls. Instruction from Waterford Paddle Club. Dress for the weather. Tennis shoes required for the courts. No membership required for clinic. No pre-registration or previous experience needed. For additional information, call Oakland County Parks and Recreation 248-858-0916.

Waterford Oaks Platform Tennis Pics

The aluminum flooring for platform tennis is raised with heating underneath. And, all around the outer bottom edge of the platform, the boards can be raised to shovel snow off to the ground outside. Players typically dress in layers and play Platform Tennis in temps as low as 10 below. Platform Tennis, because of the court size, reminds me of a combination of tennis and racquetball (because of the racquet size).

The platform tennis season runs from late October through early April and features beginner & intermediate leagues, open play opportunities throughout the week, day and evening play, and more.

There are two local platform tennis courts at Waterford Oaks County Park next to Paradise Peninsula. It is open to members and membership includes access to the courts, the facilities, leagues, etc.

Waterford Oaks County Park
2800 Watkins Lake Rd
Waterford, Michigan 48328
248-858-0906

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To find out more, visit Waterford Oaks Platform Tennis page here.

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