Tennis a Year-Round Sport at ISCC
By D.J. MORROW INGRAM
DANIEL C. CAMERON for GTR Newspapers
Bryan Dick, tennis director for Indian Springs Country Club (), sees tennis as a lifelong sport. He enjoys bringing that sport to others.
“Tennis is a great sport that only requires one other person to play, is fairly easy to play for fun, and requires you to use your entire body and stay in shape.
“In many ways it’s the perfect sport,” he says.
The 30-something professional has been at for 12 years. He and his team of five professionals work to make tennis accessible year-round to ISCC’s members and the public.
“While much of what we do caters to our members, we do offer kid’s programs to the general public and private lessons to adults,” Dick says. “But being a member has big advantages for a relatively low price.”
has ten outdoor hard courts at the club, located in Broken Arrow at 131st Street and 161st East Ave. Surrounded by lush golf greens and trees for shade, the setting is idyllic. It also boasts four indoor courts which keeps the program going year-round.
“We’re here seven days a week, all year,” Dick says. “It’s a great advantage for our members.”
has a very active tennis membership, Dick says, which is somewhat unusual for a country club.
“Not only do we have tremendous tennis facilities, but our members also have access to golfing, swimming in three pools, terrific restaurants; it truly is a wonderful family atmosphere.”
According to ISCC’s website, one can join as a member with full privileges, including tennis, golf, swimming and social or pick and choose; tennis only, golf only or social only.
“It’s not unusual for someone to join under one umbrella and then realize they want the full package,” Dick says.
One value Dick’s staff provides is matching up players.
“A member can call us, request a tennis match for a specific time and we will find them another player,” he says. “We do that leg work so they don’t have to.” This is particularly valuable for the tennis player who may be new to the area or new to the game and not know a lot of other players, he says.
“We also work to set up different playing groups for people and help them find other players whose playing style and ability is at the same level.”
Dick emphasizes tennis is “every person’s game,” from young to old and in-between.
“We have programs year round. We have members of all ages playing here.”
The Club offers lessons at all levels, drills and clinics.
“Our staff is dedicated to taking care of our members. Coming to work here is fun and many members become close friends. It’s truly the perfect job.”
Dick noted the public might want to mark their calendars for the annual Men’s Pro-Am Tournament, Nov. 12-14. Sixteen members team with 16 professionals for a weekend of doubles tennis.
“It’s first class all the way and done just as you see on TV with ball kids, umpires and line judges. It’s pretty awesome to watch.”
For more information on the tennis program at , go to www.indianspringscc.com, or call 918-455-7431.