It was 36 years ago that the Altoona ProCare Tennis Courts, formerly The Blair Racquet Club, became the center of the tennis community. That foundation has built one of the most active and appreciated tennis facilities in Blair County.
Matt Stopp, ProCare’s Tennis Director and Club Pro, has developed programs designed for beginners and experts, young and old. Matt offers one on one lessons, group clinics, and leagues. Most importantly, he constantly supports each tennis member. If you have never played this exciting sport and are ready to start or you are a seasoned veteran, The Racquet Club at ProCare can offer you all the amenities you are looking for!
About the Facility
Before, during and after your game, ProCare offers you comfort and room to catch your breath. There are high end locker rooms and a separate tennis lounge with viewing deck.
The Club’s tennis courts, three inside courts and six outside courts, are considered among the finest in Pennsylvania and are maintained daily to provide great playing conditions.
The outdoor courts have a HAR-TRU granular surface that acts as a shock-absorbing cushion, allowing players to slide into returns, making it kinder to your joints than other courts. The court surface is ready for action in a matter of minutes after a rain because the water is absorbed quickly. The courts remain an average of 20% cooler than hard courts. On a HAR-TRU court, the ball bounces consistently slower than on a hard court surface, which results in longer rallies and a more controlled game.
Outdoor courts, weather permitting, are available from early May until late September. Courts open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. While walk-ins for court rental are welcome, we suggest you reserve your playing time.
The Pro Shop has tennis merchandise available at competitive prices, and we offer racquet restringing.
About the Programs
ProCare prides itself as being the top training center for junior development in our area. Matt Stopp, and Assistant Pro, Bobby Morris, ensure that our clinics, lessons and leagues are of the highest quality. Our clinics are smaller than other clubs so that we may provide more individualized attention to our players. Most clinics have a 6-1 student/teacher ratio. Junior programs are offered for players of all ages and ability levels. Contact Matt at 944-9412 for an updated schedule.
- Beginner/Intermediate Clinics
- Contracts – Seasonal
- Summer Women’s Social Tennis Club
- Annual Ladies U.P.P. (Unlimited Play Pass)
- The Tennis Director will match players with a like ability for team playing.
- Men’s Social Tennis Club – 3 x’s per week for 3.0 – 4.5 players.
- Men’s U.P.P. (Unlimited Play Pass)
- Contracts – Seasonal
Private lessons for the novice player or the expert who wants to sharpen his game.
Available by Appointment
- Instructor Matt Stopp: One Hour $50.00; One-Half Hour $30.00
- Instructor Bobby Morris: One Hour $45.00; One-Half Hour $25.00
Private Parties and Special Events
Talk with Matt and let him help you plan a birthday party or special event on the tennis court with friends!