About AFC Tennis
AFC offers four courts for our tennis enthusiasts, as well as offer classes for juniors and private lessons for players of all age. AFC fields both juniors and men's teams that compete in the Northern Virginia Tennis League (NVTL).
Court reservations are managed through our YourCourts portal.
Members will need to setup a YourCourts account in order to see court availability and make court reservations. When prompted for name of tennis location, enter Arlington Forest Club. An administrator from the Club will confirm that your membership is valid.
Use our eSoft Portal to get a key to the tennis court for off-hours and off-season usage. Complete the appropriate section of the on-line registration form and pay online (checks no longer accepted).
(If you no longer need your tennis key, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to return the key and obtain a refund).
Tennis Program Contacts
AFC Tennis Team
Juniors Tennis Team
The Arlington Forest Club fields both Girls and Boys Teams in the Junior Divisions of the NVTL.
Team participation is open to AFC-member children ages 6 through 18 - with play consisting of 2 singles and 1 doubles match in EACH of the following categories:
10 and under
12 and under
14 and under
18 and under
There is an annual $150 charge PER PLAYER for participating on the AFC juniors tennis teams. This charge helps to cover the cost of the team uniform, league fees, coach's and assistant's salaries, trophies, and refreshments. Sign-ups are managed through the City Tennis Academy Portal.
All 10-and-under players and new players will be evaluated at the first practice. Players will demonstrate serves, backhand strokes, and forehand strokes. Based on this evaluation, players will be recommended for either the Tennis Team or the Tennis Clinics. (Tennis team fees will be reimbursed to families with ten and under players who are recommended for the tennis clinics.)
Junior Team Practice & Match Schedule
Note: AFC junior tennis team matches for the 2019 season starts on Wed, Jun 26th, 2019. Additionally, Club Tennis Pro Andre will be offering three 4-week Pre-Season Tennis Team Preparation clinics, starting on April 1. Parent volunteers (for transportation and/or drinks & snacks) are needed the days of the matches.
See our tennis calendar for the most up-to-date details. For official match schedule, see the NTVL website. Junior sign-ups managed through the City Tennis Academy Portal.
Men's Tennis Team
The Arlington Forest Club fields two teams in the Men's Divisions of the NVTL.
Arlington Forest Men's #1 Tennis Team
The AFC Men's #1 Team competes in the NVTL 7-A division, which consists of some very strong teams from the Northern Virginia area.
Arlington Forest Men's #2 Tennis Team
The AFC Men's #2 team plays in the NVTL 7-C league. Each week, four singles players and three doubles teams will compete.
Which Team Is Best for Me?
If you're an NTRP 4.5 player or above (or a strong 4.0 player), then the #1 team is your choice (NTRP = National Tennis Rating Program). If you're between a 3.5 and 4.0 player, then the #2 team is your best bet.
These are just recommended NTRP levels to let you know the level of competition to expect. They are not requirements to join either team.
Cost to join the team is $25. This covers NVTL fees, tennis balls, a t-shirt, and refreshments.