The Sherwood Forest Tennis Program develops tennis skills and etiquette to club level play to advanced play. Professional instruction is given on a daily basis and emphasizes fundamentals needed to learn the game of tennis for a lifetime of play.

The Courts

Sherwood Forest has 6 hard courts, two of which are designated for Quick Start Tennis and have the regulation U.S.T.A. blended Quick Start lines. The courts also sport a Grandstand which gives spectators a great vantage point for viewing the courts and play.

Patapsco Valley Junior Tennis League

Sherwood Forest is a member of the PVJTL and is in their River Division which will play five or six matches during the summer. These are played against other tennis clubs in the area which include Chartwell CC, Andover, St. Andrews Tennis & Swim, Severn Valley, Navy, among others. A match consists of 15 overall with age groups starting at 10-12, 13-14, and 15-18 years old. Sherwood Forest has a great record in the Patapsco and is the current champion for 2010.

Tennis Awards

Tennis awards are given to those participants of the tennis program in all groups and include Championship and Open medals divisions. Most of the medals are given during the Award Ceremony on the last Thursday morning of Camp and at Trophy Night. The Team Award Ceremony and Trophy Night are dedicated to all who participated in the program during the season. At these occasions team and individual accomplishments are publicly recognized and rewarded. In addition to the regular awards bestowed upon individuals in all groups, the following special tennis honors are awarded.

The Laura Links Pellegrini Tennis Trophy

The Pelligrini Trophy was established by the Pelligrini family and the Sherwood Forest Boys & Girls Camp in 1991 in the memory of Laura Lanks Pelligrini. Mrs. Pelligrini was a ladies tennis champion in her youth, a loving mother, and a friend to many. The award recognizes the Senior boy and girl champion in tennis.

The Richard E. Hook Tennis Spirit Award

The Hook Tennis Spirit Award honors Mr. Richard E. Hook who has dedicated more than 50 years of service to Sherwood Forest tennis as a player, judge, master of ceremonies, coach, tournament director, and care taker of the courts. The recipients of this award are chosen by the Tennis Coach. The award is presented to the boy and girl who demonstrate outstanding effort and enthusiasm for the sport of tennis.