USTA voted CLC YMCA as 2018 Community Tennis Association of the Year!
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The Adult Tennis Program offers private lessons and clinics on three beautifully maintained indoor tennis courts. Please contact Racquet Sports Director Lisa Gilbride at firstname.lastname@example.org for private lessons as well as new restrings and grips.
Racquet Sports Director
Lisa Gilbride has been directing the tennis program at the CLC YMCA for 21 years. During her era, the program has gone from a one-woman show on two multi-purpose courts, to a six-person staff on three dedicated tennis courts. The Y is very proud of the tennis program and its outreach to communities throughout the Y’s service area. The adopt-a-school programs at Nobleboro and Great Salt Bay have allowed us to introduce a "sport of a lifetime" to hundreds of children. The program was recognized by the MTA as Indoor Tennis Facility of the Year in 2012 and continues to be a USTA flagship program in terms of innovations in teaching children tennis. In 2015 Lisa was recognized nationally as the USPTA Community Service Award Recipient. She is a USPTA-certified Elite professional and USPTR certified. Lisa lives in Topsham with her husband, Tim. They have three grown children and a granddaughter!
Youth Tennis Coordinator & Tennis Pro
Georgia Ahlers is the newest member of the tennis staff. She assists Cinda with Stay and Play and brings her uniquely artistic view of tennis to everything she does. A Mount Ararat and Mount Holyoke graduate and tennis player, Georgia has a 4.5 NPTR rating and still enjoys competing on a regular basis. She is USPTR certified.
Larry is an all around athlete and has coached tennis as well as basketball at the high school and college levels. He is also USPTR certified.
Larry has a no-nonsense approach that pushes you to do your best - he will make you a better player! We are lucky to have him at the Y, so be sure to take advantage of him!