Racquets

For the racquets enthusiast, Whitford Country Club is a player's year-round family retreat. 

Tennis

Six Har Tru tennis courts, two hard surface courts, four paddle tennis courts and pickleball area provide members with the finest of facilities.  During spring, summer, and fall, the tennis courts are active with competitive team matches, private and group instruction for men, women and children at all skill levels, and round robbins...just for the fun of it. 

For those who can't find time during the day, night play is more popular than ever --- as is paddle, with Whitford hosting a number of important paddle events to capitalize on the growing popularity of the sport.

Paddle

Paddle tennis season begins in the fall and continues throughout the winter months. Members are provided an opportunity to participate in inter-club paddle leagues. These leagues --- for men, women, and juniors --- are expanding each year as Whitford continues to take an active role in participating in and promoting paddle.


Overlooking the beautiful acreage of our property, the tennis/paddle house is home to flat screen TVs, merchandise, and a viewing deck and is a popular spot for team lunches and event socials. There are many event opportunities --- for new members, or members new to the racquets sports --- to join in or simply observe.

Come be a part of the action!
It's impossible to visit without making some new friends.

  • Meet the Pros
    • Karin Ptaszek-Kochis

      Director of Racquet Sports
      kkochis@whitfordcc.com
      Phone: 610-269-7204
      Cell: 773-330-7035 

       Karin joined Whitford Country Club in January 2012. As a certified USPTA member, Karin has been teaching tennis for 12 years, including most recently, at Tennis Addiction in Exton. She also brings on-court experiences from Penn Oaks Tennis and Fitness in West Chester, as well as the East Bank Club in Chicago. Karin is also a regionally ranked paddle player and continues to represent Region III in the President's Cup.

      Karin, originally from Denmark, came to the US in 1997 to attend school following a professional tennis career. She graduated from Brigham Young University in Hawaii where she majored in International Business. Later, while residing in Chicago, Karin would further her educational credentials by obtaining an MBA from Loyola University in Chicago. Most recently, Karin earned her teaching certificate from Immaculata University in Chester County to teach business, computer and information technology to all grade school levels. 

      Karin's professional playing career is highlighted by 27 national championships. She was also a key player for a decade for the Danish Federation Cup Team where she played many top ranked players, including Chris Evert Lloyd and Gigi Fernandez. On the women's tour, Karin was ranked Top 300 in singles and doubles and won a total of two professional tournaments.

      Karin resides in Exton, Pa. with her husband, Matt, and two children. She and her family are avid tennis players, golfers, and paddle players. Her favorite hobbies include spending time with family, reading, shopping, and sports. One of her favorite quotes is "live everyday with purpose."

      Sim Hereen

      Assistant Racquet Sports Professional
      shereen@whitfordcc.com
      Phone: 610-269-7204

      Born in South Africa, Sim started playing tennis at age 5. After his family moved to the states and settled in the Philadelphia area, Sim joined the Arthur Ashe Center (now Legacy) at age 15. The Center quickly became his second home while attending Cardinal O'Hara High School where he played #1 and was named to first team all Catholic. He played collegiate tennis at Chestnut Hill College and then transferred to play at Ave Maria University in Florida. Sim worked as a junior instructor at a Legacy NJTL site in West Philadelphia and has been coaching at Legacy for the past 2 years. Sim has worked with all levels from children to teens. He has also worked with the High Performance players who play in national and high level sectional tournaments.

      His favorite quote is, "Excellence is an art won by training by habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." Aristotle

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