What is It?
Platform tennis is a raquet sport enjoyed by thousands of people of all ages. It is the only racquet sport that players can enjoy outdoors in cold weather. This unique appeal attracts people who desire fresh air, competition, and social engagement -all on a chilly winter's night. The sport is played at both highly competitive and purely recreational levels. Because it is easy to learn, it is enjoyed by players of all ages.
The game is played on an elevated aluminum deck 1/4 the size of a regularion tennis court (a 60’ x 30’ deck with a 44’ x 20’ in-bounds area.) The court is surrounded by a 12’ high superstructure with taut “chicken wire” fencing which allows play off the walls, as in racquetball and squash. While the official platform tennis season runs from Fall through Winter, the game can be enjoyed year-round.
Platform tennis is a doubles sport with two players on each side of a 34” high net. Rules of the game are identical to tennis with a few exceptions: only one serve, serves that touch the net are played, and what many consider the best thing about platform tennis–the ball can be played off the screened walls.
Homestead Country Club is currently offering platform memberships. For more information and pricing, contact Becky at 913.262.4100. Memberships are limited and subject to availability.
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