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2024 Tennis at the Woodbridge Club

Junior Tennis Offerings

Chris Raffone's RAF1 Tennis runs all of our Junior Tennis Program including Tennis Team and clinics. CLICK HERE  to register

Junior Tennis Team Match Schedule - This link takes you to the Summer Junior Interclub Schedule. 

-Practices are every Tuesday and begin June 25th

-Matches are every Thursday (except July 4th) and begin June 27th

-Championship week starts July 29th 

-Save the date for the Tennis Banquet on Saturday August 3rd

Adult Tennis and Pickleball Offerings

Chris Raffone's RAF1 Tennis supports our Adult Tennis Programming. We have 11 weeks of weekly adult play!

Monday Nights - Adult Interclub league 

Tuesday Ladies Night - Starts June 25 - Aug 27 (sign-up and fee required)

Wednesday Men's Night- Starts June 26- Aug 28 (sign-up and fee required)

Thursday Nights- Rain date for Ladies or Men's night or a Tennis Social

Sunday Mornings- Point Play and Cardio Tennis- reach out to Chris for more information

Sunday Afternoons- Tennis Olympics (with a Pro) & Pickleball Open play (grab some partners!)

WC Tennis Socials- June Topspinners, Tennis 'n Tacos, July Topspinners, Tennis 'n Tacos, Wimbelton Brunch, Member Guest

New for 2024! Pickleball Interclub league- reach out to Chris for more information

CLICK HERE FOR the Club's  Adult REGISTRATION via The Club calendar. You can also register via emails with the primary account holders email.

CLICK HERE for RAF 1 Tennis: Sundays with Cookie

Tennis or Pickleball offerings for EVERYONE!

Sunday Family Tennis Olympics (with a Pro!) and Open Pickleball Play (grab a partner!) runs May 26th- Sept 3 (DROP IN! Free and included in your membership and no sign-up required)

Meet our RAF1 Pros

Director of Tennis and Head Tennis Pro of RAF1 Tennis @thewoodbridgeclub: Chris Raffone

Chris Raffone, a seasoned tennis professional with a rich history in Connecticut's tennis scene, assumed the role of Head Women's Tennis Coach at University of New Haven in August 2023. His journey began in 2001 when he embarked on his coaching career as an Assistant Coach for men's and women's tennis at Central Connecticut State University, his alma mater. Following this, he continued to carve his path in collegiate coaching, serving as an assistant coach for men's tennis at Quinnipiac before becoming the head coach for boy's tennis at Amity High School in 2007.

During his remarkable 16-year tenure at Amity, Raffone transformed the Spartans into perennial contenders, guiding them to numerous championship victories, including the Class L State Championship in 2015. His leadership garnered recognition, earning him four New Haven Register Coach of the Year awards and two Connecticut High School Coaches Association Coach of the Year accolades.

In addition to his role at Amity, Raffone has taken on pivotal positions within the tennis community, serving as the Director of Tennis and co-Owner of the Oak Lane Tennis Club since 2012. Furthermore, he assumed the role of Director of Tennis and Head Tennis Professional at Woodbridge Club in May of the preceding year. Alongside his tennis endeavors, Raffone co-owns Adinolfi and Raffone Court Resurfacing, a testament to his commitment and passion for the sport both on and off the court.

RAF1 Assistant PROs for 2024 season: Karim and Valentinna

Hey Pool Club Members! Get to know our tennis star, Karim Carreras! In 2022-23, rocked the Northeast-10 Conference, snagging a trio of postseason accolades. Named to the NE10 First Team All-Conference in doubles, earning All-Conference First Team honors in doubles alongside Valentinna Ferrarini and Third Team accolades in singles with a stellar 6-2 record at No. 2. With a perfect 6-0 record at No. 1 doubles, she and Ferrarini dominated the fall season. Not stopping there, she closed the year with an impressive 12-7 singles record and a 13-7 doubles record, showcasing her versatility and skill on the court. Off the court, she's just as impressive, earning academic distinction on the Northeast-10 Academic Honor Roll and making the New Haven Dean’s List. With a tennis journey spanning 10 years, she brings passion and dedication to every match. Let's give a warm welcome to our engineering major and tennis sensation!

Let's welcome our tennis sensation! In 2022-23, Valentinna Ferrarini rocked the Northeast-10 Conference, snagging a trio of postseason accolades. Named to the NE10 First Team All-Conference in doubles alongside Karim Carreras, they dominated with a flawless 6-0 record. In singles, she earned NE10 Third Team All-Conference and All-Rookie honors, wrapping up her rookie year with a stellar 14-6 record, mostly at No. 1. Plus, she aced it off the court too, making the Northeast-10 Academic Honor Roll and the New Haven Dean’s List. Majoring in international affairs, she's not just a force on the court but a star in the classroom too!

Associate PROs for 2024 season: Cookie Bernard

Let's welcome Cookie Bernard to our club on Sundays! An accomplished coach with over 20 years of experience in tennis coaching across all levels. Attended the ITF World Coaches Conference in Bogota, Colombia in 2023 and served as the main assistant and protege to renowned coach Nick Bollettieri. Coached a select group of high-performance juniors at IMG Academy, including Sloane Stephens, Vicky Duvall, and Shelby Rogers. Also served as a hitting partner to professional players such as Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams. Coached winners and finalists in ITF level 7 tournaments and achieved the rank of #2 adult male tennis player in the Dominican Republic from 2002 to 2003

Adult or KID Clinics or private lessons upon request! Reach out to Chris directly. He and his 2024 Staff can arrange for excellent clinics for all levels!

How do you book a court?

Just want to play tennis or pickleball when there are no clinics, team practice or socials? On June 1 we begin using Court Reserve for booking tennis courts (formerly tennisbookings). Download the app!


Please be patient as Chris sets up this system each year! Reach out to him with questions via email or text

How do you get a card for the tennis gates?

Email to arrange a time for pick up once the season starts

How do you pay for Tennis offerings? Or Tennis Guest fees?

To pay for tennis, please use the club calendar or email invite for WC social events (e.g Ladies Night, Topspinners 'n Tacos). If your tennis is coordinated through RAF1 (e.g. Junior Tennis, clinics), please arrange payment with Chris. For tennis with our associate Pro, Cookie, pay him directly; remember, Tennis Olympics is included in your membership at no additional cost.

For guests for general play we operate on an honor system. $10 weekdays and $15 weekends. Please use the square reader at the front desk or tennis shack. Please note "tennis" in the system. 

Check out the exciting new upgrades and offerings in our Tennis Program! If you'd like to donate items for our Tennis Shack or purchase a Tennis Bench with a commemorative plaque, please reach out to us.

  • Adult Pickleball Interclub! Reach out to Chris for more information
  • New planters around the courts
  • Tennis clubhouse renovations by our very own member, Nathan Kruger
  • New patio furniture and seating
  • Pickle ball lines on courts 4 and 5
  • Free Family Tennis Olympics every Sunday 1-2 pm
  • Free Family Pickle ball open play every Sunday 2-3 pm
  • Court Reserve (please reach out to Chris to get account)
  • 3 new tennis nets 
  • 2 new professional pickleball nets
  • 4 new tennis net cranks

2024 Tennis Committee: Adrienne Betz (chair), Margaret Altemus, Laura Dane, Jeff Doucette, Cindy Kane, Ryan Loss, Justin Rozen, & Wendy Kowalchik

10 Milhaven Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525

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Main 203-397-CLUB (2582)
Tennis Pro 203-915-3550

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