Tennis Program

TENNIS TEACHING PROFESSIONALS

Head Professional - Dianne Lowings

Dianne came to USL from Durban, South Africa in 1985 and in 1985/86 and 1986/87 she played No. 1 singles and doubles, winning conference in both. In 1986 she earned a National singles ranking of #74 (first USL female to get a ranking) and was named Louisiana Athletic Directors Association’s Athlete of the Year and Louisiana Sportwriters Athlete of the Year. In 1988-89 and 1989-90 Dianne played #1 and #2 singles and #1 doubles for the United States International University, San Diego, a nationally ranked team. Dianne is the coach of the LA Junior Davis/Federation Cup team and represented the South in 25 Intersectional team tournaments. She is a USPTA  certified professional.

Staff Professional - Pontus Lavefalk

Pontus is a native of Sweden and came to the U.S. in 1985 where he attended McNeese State University in Lake Charles as a four year letterman. He received a BS degree in Marketing and a BS degree in Management. He won the Southland Conference Championship in 1985/86 and received the MVP award two consecutive years. He was named the “Louisiana Player of the Year” by the Sportswriters Assocition in 1987. After finishing school he worked as the Head Pro at Lake Charles Country Club and then at Lake Charles Racquet Club. In 1992 he opened the Tennis & Soccer Shop in Lake Charles and ran it for 4 years before moving to Sweden in 1995. Pontus was ranked no. 831 on the ATP Tour. Pontus is a USPTA Certified Professional and a Certified Professional in Sweden with over 17 years of teaching experience.
The tennis staff at Red’s is dedicated to serving the needs of all its members. With three qualified instructors on hand, please feel free to ask them any question you might have regarding the game of tennis.
For Lessons - Call the Pro Shop at 984-7738

LESSON FEES

Private Lessons         $50.00per hour        
Group Lessons   for 1 Hour         for 1 1/2 Hours
2 persons         $25.00 each         $38.00 each
3 persons         $20.00 each         $26.00 each
4 persons         $15.00 each         $20.00 each
5 persons         $12.00 each         $17.00 each
6 or more         $10.00 each         $15.00 each

Once a lesson has been made, the cancellation procedure is as follows:
PRIVATE LESSONS:
If cancelled 24 hours in advance of the lesson time there is NO lesson charge. If the cancellation is make LESS than 24 hours prior to the lesson time the member WILL be charged.
GROUP LESSONS
If you miss, you will be charged. This is to insusre that those who do show up will not be penalized by paying a higher price than expected.

COURT FEE
Outdoor - None
INDOOR - The fee is divided equally among participants.