Rochester Tennis Connection

Welcome to RTC

If you play tennis, or would like to play tennis, RTC is the place for you! We have programs for all levels and ages and are open to the public. RTC is where tennis and fun connect.

We have two locations:

Outdoor Site: The Outdoor Site (formerly known as Kutzky Tennis Center) is one of the top outdoor facilities in the state with 15 courts. The Tennis center is an ideal place for lessons, tournaments or just playing some tennis with your friends.

Indoor Site: The Indoor Site (formerly known as Rochester Indoor Tennis Club) is the only Rochester facility with Rebound-Ace court surface. This court surface is the same as used at the US Open and unlike regular cement courts, it is built with layers that provide optimum bounce and give. We have six indoor courts and they are available for play year round. In addition, we have a full-service pro shop with rackets, restringing, clothing and shoes.

In addition to membership options, we are open to the public as well.

Funny tennis moments to end your year!



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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Australian Open Preview - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oy, Oy, Oy

Novak goes for a 3 peat! Novak Djokovic is the world #1 now and he is playing for his 3rd straight Aussie Open title. I would be hard pressed to pick anyone else. Andy Murray had a spectacular summer with his wins at the US Open and the Olympics and will be Novak’s major competition. Of course you never count out 'The King', Roger Federer, and in my opinion, the best ever can still compete for the title. Surprises this year - look for Juan Martin Del Potro, Sam Querry, and Tommy Haas to do well if they can get favorable draws.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

US Open Preview

It has been a busier summer than usual in tennis. In addition to the traditional slams of the French and Wimbledon, we had the World Team Tennis season, the hard court master’s events leading up to the US Open, and this summer also saw some exciting tennis provided by the participants in the Olympics on the Wimbledon grounds in London!

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Wimbledon Preview: Strawberries and Cream with Tennis in Between!

This year’s Wimbledon is as wide open as it’s ever been. The unpredictability of grass courts makes it even more difficult to choose the winner! Any of the top five men in the draw could hoist the trophy this year. I am picking Novak Djokovic, the current world number one to bounce back after losing the French final. However, Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, British hope Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfred Tsonga all have a legitimate shot to win. In addition to the title, Federer and Nadal both have an opportunity to regain the number one ranking with a victory here.

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Barclay Championships 2011

Jan and I recently attended the ATP Championships in London, sponsored by Barclay. I can only describe the whole experience as AWESOME! The tennis was incredible and the hospitality shown to the players guests even better.

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Heineken Open - Panasonic Smash

Eric Butorac and Jean-Julien Rojer try to break the Panasonic DMC-FT10 Shock & Waterproof camera with their serving.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Outliers

I recently finished reading a book entitled The Outliers, by Malcolm Caldwell. An outlier is any person who is above the norm or average in any field be it music, business, sport or whatever. The constant among all these outliers is that sometime in their background, they put in 10,000 hours of practice or training. To put this into tennis terms, I feel any player who puts in their 10,000 hours on the court or hitting 10,000 carts of balls, will find themselves improving rapidly, passing up their opponents. Certainly, athletic ability, talent and even genetics are a part of the formula, but the largest percentage of mastering a skill comes from practice and persistence.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Tournament Tennis

Watching our juniors compete this past Christmas break, I was impressed with how it seemed to bring out their best. I saw great sportsmanship and great focus from everyone. Competing in a tournament in front of a small crowd can be nerve-wracking and really test your self-esteem. Our juniors handled the situation well and should be applauded for their efforts win or lose!

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Monday, December 15, 2008

Turkey Tennis - 2008

It has been an exciting month of tennis at the RTC.

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Monday, December 15, 2008

National Father/Son Tournament 2008

Recently, I had a great weekend in San Diego, CA competing in the National Father/Son Hard courts tournament with my son Eric. I can’t think of a more enjoyable thing to do. Spend time with your family, in a beautiful setting playing the great game of tennis. How did we do? We went for the gold, but settled for the bronze.

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Starting Dates for Summer!

Clubhouse at Kutzky Park opens on May 17th. Instructional leagues and adult lessons begin on June 1st.

TGIThursdays begin on June 4th and all Junior programs get underway on June 8th.

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Friday, June 19, 2015

What's New in the Pro Shop!

USTA participants can get a $10 "bill" for shopping in the Pro Shop during the USTA season. You can spend them or save them up. Use before 8/30. Just ask at the desk and use the $10 on any purchase over $30....excluding racquets and string. We also have all our women’s skirts on sale now!

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Friday, June 19, 2015

USTA Fees for practice - indoor and outdoor

Indoor: 1. 2 courts - everyone receives member rates and public players pay an additional $6 guest fee. This applies to any amount of time reserved.
2. 1 court - players pay respective member and public prices
3. With a pro - players pay respective member and public lesson rates.

Outdoor: 1. Any number of courts - Members are free. Any public people pay $5 each.
2. With a pro - If there are 6 or less, the players pay the hourly rate divided among them (Member and Public). If there are 7 and above, they pay $10 each


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Monday, June 29, 2015 8:27:27 PM

Garber: Isner leads successful day for American men

Garber: Isner leads successful day for American men

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Monday, June 29, 2015 8:07:50 PM

Baseline Buzz: Paying tribute to Hewitt

Baseline Buzz: Paying tribute to Hewitt

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Monday, June 29, 2015 5:17:34 PM

Garber: Hewitt bows out in fitting fashion

Garber: Hewitt bows out in fitting fashion

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Monday, June 29, 2015 3:41:46 PM

Djokovic starts Wimbledon defense with victory

Djokovic starts Wimbledon defense with victory

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Sunday, June 28, 2015 4:36:35 PM

First-week matches we'd like to see

First-week matches we'd like to see

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Sunday, June 28, 2015 3:55:38 PM

In-form Murray not getting carried away

In-form Murray not getting carried away

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Sunday, June 28, 2015 3:05:31 PM

Experts' picks: Our Wimbledon predictions

Experts' picks: Our Wimbledon predictions

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Sunday, June 28, 2015 2:45:58 PM

Ferrer pulls out of Wimbledon with elbow injury

Ferrer pulls out of Wimbledon with elbow injury

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 3:26:20 PM

Bodo: The upside to Rafael Nadal's suffering

Bodo: The upside to Rafael Nadal's suffering