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Meet The Tennis Pro

JULIEN CURATELLA

DIRECTOR OF TENNIS RIDGEWOOD COUNTRY CLUB

 

A little about Julien:

Originally from France, Julien holds a degree in Business Management from Abilene Christian University and has spent the last 10 years as the Waco Regional Tennis Director. He has experience in private and group lessons, junior development, and local, state-wide, national and international tournament organization.  He is the tournament KING!  He holds high performance coaching credits and has coached many Waco players now playing at the collegiate level.  So if you want to learn and progress, he's your guy!  Julien also specializes in creating programs for all ages and levels, junior and adult clinics!  If you have an idea and want to coordinate a clinic, just email him!  Being new to RCC, he is ready and willing to coordinate your next tennis event.  

Some Fun Facts:   Julien played college tennis at Auburn University and Abilene Christian University. He was ranked as high as sixth in the nation at NCAA II and he was also named ITA Player of the Year in 2002-2003.  In 2007, Julien held a National USPTA Singles ranking of 12 and a Doubles ranking of 18.  All this means is he is pretty good and knows his stuff :) 

 What to do now?

Email him or text him!  He is starting a new RCC tennis database so please forward this email to as many friends as you want and have them email him directly so he can keep you updated on the fun tennis events he is planning! 

His email is jcuratella@ridgewoodwaco.com and his cell is 254-498-6379!  Again, if you would like to see something new at the club or have any feedback whatsoever, just let him know.  He is open and ready to coordinate for you.

 

Currently, here's what's going on:

 

Special Events:

 

TOMORROW, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24TH – 1st Ridgewood Great Pumpkin Mixer

7:00PM TO 9:30PM (Plus after party!)

COST: $10.00 / PLAYER (Members and Guests Welcome)

Fun tennis rotations, Prize Court, Free Kids Clinic & More Prizes

FOOD - DRINKS - COSTUME CONTEST!!! (Costumes encouraged but not required\Whether you play tennis or not, join us for an evening of FUN!!!

 

 

(For the Kiddos) Junior Tennis:

 

Wednesdays and Fridays (Ages 4 to 9)

Junior Development

4:30pm-5:30pm

Instruction, Techniques and games

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays (Ages 10 and up)

Junior Development

4:30-6:00 pm

Instruction, Techniques and games

 

*Once a month as part of Junior Development, there will be an achievement evaluation.  The last Wednesday (for ages 4 to 9) and last Thursday (for ages 10 and up) of the month, Julien plans to bring everyone together for pizza and games.  Whether you just do private lessons or whether you do the weekly clinics, his goal will be to bring everyone together to celebrate each student's achievements through the RCC stars program.  Julien will have a book for each student and plans to monitor each student's progression.    

 

(For all ages) Weekly Tennis Clinics:

 

Tuesdays

9:00-11:00 am - ladies 3.5 league

(3.5 means intermediate level)

 

4:30-6:00 pm – Junior Development (ages 10 & up)

Instruction, Techniques and games


7:00-8:30pm – Cardio Tennis*

 

Wednesdays

4:30-5:30pm - Junior Development (ages 4 to 9)

Instruction, Techniques and games

 

7:00-8:30pm - men's 3.5 / 4.0 clinic

(3.5 is intermediate and 4.0 is experienced)


Thursdays

9:00-10:30am - ladies 4.0 clinic

 

4:30-6:00 pm – Junior Development (ages 10 & up)

Instruction, Techniques and games

 

Fridays

4:30-5:30pm - Junior Development (ages 4 to 9)

Instruction, Techniques and games

 

Saturdays

8:30-10:00am - Cardio Tennis*


Sundays

1:00-2:00 pm - Cardio Tennis*


*Cardio Tennis blends tennis, music and fitness and is an AWESOME workout! 

- plyometrics, agilities, lunges and ladder…it will surely kick your butt!

 In between these clinics, Julien teaches private lessons and private group events. 

I look forward to meeting each one of you and getting you on the tennis court. I am thrilled to be part of RCC and of your family!