Platform Tennis

Racquet sports happen year-round at FCRC! Host to many events including the APTA National Championship and Local WPPTA Tournaments, the platform facilities continue to be praised as one of the best facilities on the circuit. Our facilities include 5 lighted and heated courts as well as a recently constructed paddle lodge which includes a kitchenette, bathrooms, lounge area and a full service bar.

 

Paddle Lesson Pricing 

Adult Clinics

*If there are less than 3 players, the clinic will be billed as a lesson*

Junior Clinics 

$20 for all juniors, but there must be at least 9 players for two pros to be used

** If there are less than 3 players, the clinic will be billed as a lesson**

 

Director of Racquets: Keith Salmon 860-985-6952

keith@foxchapelracquetclub.com 

Ben Zuckerberg 941-504-0416

benz@foxchapelracquetclub.com

Ben Graham 412-403-1426

ben@foxchapelracquetclub.com



ADULT PLATFORM TENNIS

Platform, by the nature of the game is a social sport. In addition to everyday availability to find players to get onto the court with, we regularly have organized events focusing on the social and fun aspects of the game rather than competition. Male or Female Platform players of all abilities interested in competitive play can join one of our many teams competing in the western PA Platform Tennis Association Leagues. >>more

Junior platform tennis

The number one reason kids want to play a sport is to have fun. Our emphasis is on PLAYING and FUN, and keeping kids active and involved through a variety of games and activities! The children have a great time while learning physical skills, sportsmanship, social skills and a healthy lifestyle all at the same time. We have kids "Play to Learn", rather than "Learn to Play." Research has shown that early, positive experience in sports creates a lifelong commitment to an active lifestyle. >>more

Mason & Cooper Friday - 2020 Jr. National APTA Champs

WOMEN'S DAY AND EVENING PADDLE GUIDELINES

The Women's Day League Paddle Committee (WDLPC) establishes and maintains standards that encourage a fair and competitive Women's Day paddle program. CLICK HERE FOR GUIDELINES 

PLATFORM TENNIS RULES AND ETIQUETTE

Players must wear non-marking, tennis-oriented shoes. Scheduled club and inter-club functions have court priority. CLICK HERE FOR RULES

 

DIRECTOR OF RACQUETS 

Keith Salmon

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Keith has nearly twenty years’ experience as a teaching profession, known for his ability to advance juniors and adults to the next level of play, while bringing his enthusiastic style to club events, clinics and lessons.

Keith was a competitive USTA junior tournament player starting at the age of 12 and achieved a national junior ranking of #12 in the United States at the age of 16.

He attended Saddlebrook Tennis Academy where he was the daily practice partner for Pete Sampras, who was #1 in the world at the time.

At North Carolina State University he was a top player on the acclaimed Division 1 NCCA tennis team for all four years.  He served as varsity team captain and President of the Captain’s Table for North Carolina State Athletics.

He has also traveled throughout the United States and internationally competing in professional tournaments on the ATP tour

Ben Zuckerberg

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Ben has been around the game of tennis his entire life. As a player, he was top 75 in the country and top 5 in New England. Along with being a 3 time state champion. He went on to play collegiate tennis at Indiana University. 

He has been coaching professionally for 15 years. He brings an energy to the court that exemplifies his passion for teaching. Ben is excited to bring his love for teaching to Fox Chapel Racquet Club. 

Ben Graham

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 Hi everyone! My names Ben Graham and I was born a hometown kid in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Went to Woodland Hills High School and competed in local tournaments around the area! Played collegiate tennis at Maryland after a highly successful junior career. I’ve been married to my wife Gillian Graham for a little over a year now and we have baby girl Aubrey Graham who we adore more than anything! Never been more proud/excited to get a summer season started! Looking forward to seeing you on the courts this year!