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.
Waterford Oaks 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.
Waterford Oaks Platform Tennis Open Houses Dates
- Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 7p-9p
- Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 1:30p-3:30p
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 outdoor racquetball.
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.
Here’s more information on how to get involved with Waterford Oaks Platform Tennis –
Where Can I Play Platform Tennis?
2800 Watkins Lake Rd
Waterford, Michigan 48328
Platform Tennis Season
Late-October to mid-April
To find out more, visit Waterford Oaks Platform Tennis page here.