*Please note: Tennis Lessons and Clinics are taught by the Director of Tennis or a member of his staff only.
Cost for 12 Week Session:
1 hour Clinic: $180member/$220 non-member
1.5 hour Clinic: $250 member/$300 non-member
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Tennis Pro Shop at (302) 421-2012 to sign up!
Call the tennis pro shop if you have any questions about the clinics!
1 hour: $18 (Members) or $22 (Non-Members)
1. 5 hours: $27(Members) or $33 (Non-Members)
MONDAYS 12:00 -1:30pm
Doubles Strategy and Point Play Clinic
TUESDAYS 9:30 - 11:00 am
Tuesdays with Tim – It was so popular last season and throughout the summer that we are continuing! Come out for a great workout focusing on stroke mechanics, strategy, and plenty of live ball drills.
FRIDAYS 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Happy Hour Clinic – A winter favorite – come out after work to unwind and hit tons of tennis balls. Players can pick a theme to work on or cover many of the basics with stroke production and live ball games.
Our USPTA certified Professionals:
Director of Tennis
Rob joined the staff at the DuPont Country Club in the spring of 2006. Born in Sydney Australia, Rob spent his formative years playing basketball and swimming. He started playing tennis at the age of 13 after moving with his family to Singapore. He immediately developed a passion for the game and devoted himself to pursuing a tennis career.
At age 16, Robert was the South East Asian singles and doubles champion. On his coach’s recommendation, Rob moved to the Saddlebrook Tennis Academy in Florida for intensive tennis training. After graduating high school, he returned to Australia to play in pro satellite circuit and futures tournaments. For the next year and a half, Rob trained with Kim Warwick, a fellow Aussie, who had won several Men’s Grand Slam Doubles titles. Rob then joined his family in Wilmington, Delaware after stress fractures in his shins forced time off. He attended college at University of Delaware, where he played college tennis and co-captained his senior year.
After two years of coaching tennis at Delaware National, Rob joined the staff at the DuPont Country Club and immediately established the RAW Tennis Academy for some of DuPont’s and greater Wilmington’s most talented juniors. He has met with great success as his students are the best in the state, all with high sectional and national rankings. Rob was named the United States Professional Tennis Association’s Rookie Pro of the year for 2007.
As of January 2011, Robert was placed in charge of DuPont tennis in his new role as "Director of Tennis and Fitness".
Head Teaching Professional
A Wilmington native, Tim Fitzgerald grew up playing tennis at the old Hercules Country Club. Throughout his junior years, he finished at the top of his age groups in the Delaware District and also played #1 singles during his time at St. Marks High School. He attended Arcadia University where he played in the PAC (Pennsylvania Athletic Conference). He earned many distinctions during his first year at Arcadia, where he won the doubles title, the singles runner-up title, and was named Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year. Tim finally won the PAC championships his junior year and was named Player of the Year once again. During his senior year, Tim won the MASAC (Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Corporation) singles championship, was named the SIDA Player of the Year by the Philadelphia Inquirer, and also earned Arcadia’s Senior Scholar Athlete Award. He graduated with a BFA in Fine Art Photography with a minor in Business and now utilizes his degree with part-time work as a wedding photographer for Foschi Photography.
Tim has coached summer camps since he was thirteen and decided to make a career out of teaching tennis in 2008 after graduating from college. He was USPTA certified later that year and has just completed his third year as a full-time tennis professional at DuPont Country Club. He is known for his enthusiastic and sometimes loud teaching style and enjoys coaching players of all ages and abilities.
Assistant Teaching Professional
Kenny Beebe is a Teaching Professional and Fitness Trainer for RAW Tennis and Fitness. He started playing tennis at the age of twelve, where he quickly picked up the sport and the passion for the game. Growing from a RAW athlete himself, Kenny continued his tennis career throughout High School and College.
He attended Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management and a specialization in Heath and Fitness Promotion. Here, he played four years of Division II tennis, with one of the top teams in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. Winning the Conference Championships in 2013, he continued on with several successful seasons to follow. After graduation, he returned to RAW Tennis and Fitness, where it all began, and joined the team full-time.
Assistant Teaching Professional
Originally from Wilmington, started playing tennis at The DuPont Country Club and later at Wilmington Country Club. During her junior tennis years, she participated in Delaware District, Middle State Section, and National tournaments. Marta attended Tower Hill School, where she played #2 and #3 singles on teams that won four consecutive state championships. Marta completed her high school career with 4 Singles State Championships and an undefeated record. At Denison University, Marta was a captain and a 4-year starter. She was recognized as both the North Coast Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year and the NCAC Player of the Year, only the second player in Denison program history to win these two awards. She also received the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Region Senior Player of the year award, and was named as an NCAA Division III All-Americal for Doubles in '08, '09, and for both Singles and Doubles in '10. She holds the Denison record for most doubles wins in a season with 22, and most doubles wins in a career with 73.
After graduating from Denison with a degree in communications, Marta lived with a family for one and a half years near Munich Germany, where she worked as an au pair, and then served as an intern in the Public Affairs Department at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.