Community Info

Community Info

St. Albans Tennis Club

Thank you for your interest in St. Albans Tennis Club. Unfortunately, we are closed for renovation and hope to reopen during the spring of 2015. Please check back with us in a few months.

Note: Our phone number has been disconnected and all communication should be sent to tennisclub@cathedral.org. (This account will be monitored periodically).

 

General
 • Members must register with the attendant when entering the club; if attendant is not present, please sign in

• Members are urged to wear conventional white or off-white tennis attire. Jeans/jean shorts are not permitted

• Members without proper footwear (smooth-soled tennis shoes) are not permitted to enter the courts

• Smoking on the St. Albans premises is strictly prohibited

• Each member is asked to help keep the club clean by picking up and discarding trash

• No events should be planned on the St. Albans courts without director's approval; 8 weeks advance notice is required

• Do not confront other members or guests if there are rule violations; please alert the attendant or director

• The St. Albans Tennis Club is not responsible for lost, stolen or misplaced articles anywhere on the club premises

A defibrillator is available inside the club house and is only accessible when an office attendant is present

 

 Court Rules

• Each member is only allowed to sign in once during peak time  

• During peak time, the club allows 1 hour for singles and 1.5 hours for doubles. If courts are available past this time frame and no other members are waiting, members are permitted to continue playing past the time limit.

• Court #6 is reserved for private or group lessons.

• If a member has completed an hour of singles play and would then like to play doubles with another member who has not yet played, doubles playing time is reduced from 1.5 hours to 1 hour. This is done to assure that as many different members as possible get a chance to play during this "high demand" period.

• Of course, members are permitted to sign in again in the afternoon (1 p.m. - closing).

• Courts are assigned only when at least two players are present

• There must be at least two signatures before a court is taken

• Court time starts when players go out to the court

• Do not use the courts after rain unless permitted by attendant or director

• Junior members are encouraged to play during the hours of least activity and must release the courts to adults during peak times

• Proper court etiquette and behavior are required of all players at all times

Guest Procedures

• Guests (and accompanying members) must register at the front desk when first entering the club

• Members are required to pay a guest fee for all adults and children who are not members of the club and who will be using the tennis courts

• The guest fee (for both adults and juniors) is $10

• Any given guest is only allowed to be invited a total of 10 times during the season (April – December)

• It is the members’ responsibility to know whether their guest has been invited in the past

• Only members can pay the guest fee; attendants will not accept fees from guests

• Guests may not request a court, nor can they be on the waiting list

• Members are responsible for their guests’ attire; juniors are subject to the same rules

• A club member must be physically present while a guest is using the club

ONLINE MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION

The St. Albans Tennis Club is an outdoor facility comprised of 8 clay courts, 2 hard courts, and a small clubhouse, situated on the magnificent grounds of the Washington National Cathedral. Members of the Tennis Club enjoy such benefits as various types of reasonably priced memberships with no additional court fees; play as early as 6:45 a.m. daily; no reservations; $15 guest fee; and an array of activities including clinics, juniors’ summer camps, tournaments, and social events. 

All St. Albans tennis members, from 4 year-olds to our more distinguished players, will find our staff of instructors, maintenance workers, and directors to be friendly, hard-working, and dedicated. They consistently provide the very best tennis atmosphere from top to bottom, as befitting an institution representative of St. Albans School. 

We hope to welcome you to the St. Albans tennis community. We are sure it will be a fun and rewarding experience for all! 

Karim Najdi,   

Tennis Club Director
202-363-2131

Membership Fees

Thank you for your interest in the St. Albans Tennis Club. 

Single membership: TBD (Membership is for one person only)

Family membership: TBD (Membership includes spouse and children under the age of 21)

Current St. Albans School Parent membership: TBD (Membership includes spouse and children under the age of 21) Student(s) must be enrolled at St. Albans School at start of the club season.

Billing: Members of the tennis club will be billed for tennis balls, stringing, lessons, clinics, tournament fees etc. every month during the season.

Tennis Instruction for Juniors and Adults

The club’s various programs focus on stroke production, mechanics, footwork, mental toughness, fitness, etc.  Our programs are exciting, innovative, and geared towards different skill levels to maximize learning and fun!  To ensure that each performance level receives the most appropriate and effective coaching, students in group lessons or clinics will be subdivided based on ability and previous tennis experience.

Please report to the St. Albans Tennis Club at 35th and Garfield Streets, NW. All participants should bring a tennis racket, white tennis shoes (running shoes are not allowed), white tennis clothing and water. Parking on St. Albans grounds is strongly encouraged. No parking permit is required on weekends. Please avoid parking on Garfield Street.

Tennis Lessons, Camps & Clinics

The St. Albans Tennis Club offers private and group lessons starting as young as 4 years old. Tennis lessons are available for both members and non-members; however, during sign-up, priority is given to members.

Court number 6 is reserved for private or group lessons.

Private Lessons:

•   Private Lesson: $95 per hour, $50 per ½ hour

•   Semi-Private Lesson: $55 per hour/person, $45 per ½ hour/person

•   Group Lesson (3-5 people): $40 per hour/person

Note: Lessons must be scheduled or cancelled through the club office, at least 24 hours in advance.

Clinics

Clinics are available for both juniors and adults during the spring, summer, and fall.  

For additional information regarding other clinic options, including interest in creating your own group or clinic, please contact the office.

SPRING (6 classes)      
  Age Time Cost
Saturdays: April   - May 4-5 9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. $
Saturdays: April   - May
4-5 2:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m. $
Saturdays: April  - May 6-7 10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. $
Saturdays: April  - May 6-7 3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m. $
Saturdays: April  - May 8-9 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. $
Saturdays: April  - May 8-9 4:30 p.m.-5:45 p.m. $
Saturdays: April  - May 10-12 12:45 p.m.-2:00 p.m. $
       
Sundays: April  - May 4-5 9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. $
Sundays: April  - May 6-7 10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. $
Sundays: April  - May 8-9 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. $
Sundays: April  - May 10-12 12:45 p.m.-2:00 p.m. $
Application Form    Online Registration-Clinics Only  
                                                            

Club Events

  • Season Opening Celebration -  TBD

  • Thursday “Stroke of the Week” – held TBD

  • End of Year Tennis Club Reception - TBD   

Hours of Operations

The St. Albans Tennis Club operates from TBD.

Normal hours of operation: 6:45 a.m. – 8:45 p.m. (Our facility does not have lighting; therefore, closing times will depend on sunlight)

During the school year (September - November, April - May), all courts will be reserved for St. Albans and National Cathedral School tennis teams, Monday – Friday from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Please note that interscholastic matches may go beyond 6:00 p.m.)

Members will be informed of any other changes to  these hours.

Note: The club may close for repairs or emergencies or may need to limit the hours of use due to special events.  Any such changes will be communicated to the membership as soon as possible.

What to Bring

Tennis clothing is encouraged of all players using St. Albans tennis courts. We recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen, and water. Participants must provide both a tennis racket and tennis shoes. Running shoes are not allowed on the courts. 

Below is a list of suggested places to purchase tennis-related clothing and gear.

  • Modell’s Dick’s
  • Sporting Goods
  • Sports Authority
  • Holabird Sports (website)
  • Children’s Place
  • Tennis Warehouse (website)

Rules and Regulations

General

  • Members must sign-in when entering the club to play tennis. It is mandatory to print your name, guests’ names (if applicable), court selection, and the time.
  • Members are encouraged to wear tennis attire. Jeans/jean shorts are not permitted.
  • Members without proper footwear (smooth-soled tennis shoes) are not permitted to enter the courts.
  • Smoking on the St. Albans premises is strictly prohibited.
  • Each member is asked to help keep the club clean by picking up and discarding trash.
  • No events should be planned on the St. Albans courts without director's approval; 8 weeks advance notice is required.
  • Do not confront other members or guests if there are rule violations; please alert the attendant or director.
  • The St. Albans Tennis Club is not responsible for lost, stolen or misplaced articles anywhere on the club premises.
  • A defibrillator is available inside the club house and is only accessible when an office attendant is present.

Court Rules

  • Court #6 is reserved for private or group lessons.
  • Each member is only allowed to sign-in once during peak time (7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.); however are permitted to sign-in again in the afternoon (1:00 p.m. - closing).
  • During peak time, the club allows 1 hour for singles and 1.5 hours for doubles. If courts are available past this time frame and no other members are waiting, members are permitted to continue playing.
  • If a member has completed an hour of singles play and would then like to play doubles with another member(s) who has not yet played, doubles playing time is reduced from 1.5 hours to 1 hour. This is done to assure that as many different members as possible get a chance to play during this "high demand" period.
  • Courts are assigned only when at least two players are present.
  • Court time starts when players sign-in.
  • Do not use the courts after rain unless permitted by attendant or director.
  • Junior members are encouraged to play during the hours of least activity and must release the courts to adults during peak times.
  • Proper court etiquette and behavior are required of all players at all times.

Guest Procedures

  • Guests (and accompanying members) must register at the front desk when first entering the club.
  • Members are required to pay a guest fee for all adults and children who are not members of the club and who will be using the tennis courts.
  • Only members can pay the guest fee; attendants will not accept fees from guests.
  • The guest fee (for both adults and juniors) is $20.
  • Any given guest is only allowed to be invited to the tennis club a total of 10 times during the season (April – December).
  • It is the members’ responsibility to know whether their guest(s) has been invited in the past.
  • Guests may not request a court, nor can they be on the waiting list.
  • Members are responsible for their guests’ attire; juniors are subject to the same rules.
  • A club member must be physically present while a guest is using the club.

Parking

We ask that the Tennis club members park on Pilgrim Road (between baseball field and tennis club). Pilgrim Road is one way, with entrances on Massachusetts Ave and Wisconsin Ave (turn onto South Road). Please do not enter from Garfield Street!

Parking passes are given to club members to use from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. These hang tags are necessary during this time period, however members are free to park along Pilgrim Road without a tag outside of these hours.

In order to cooperate with our neighbors over their concerns, we ask that you please refrain from parking on Garfield or neighboring streets.

If parking spaces are not available on Pilgrim Road, please park in the Cathedral garage via Wisconsin Ave entrance.

Contact Us

 202-537-TBD

 tennisclub@cathedral.org

 St. Albans Tennis Club, Mount St. Alban, 3101 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.

 Washington, DC 20016

St. Albans School, Mount St. Alban, Washington, DC 20016, 202-537-6435