Information about Open Court Club

How it works

How It Works

Open Court Club (OCC) is a peer-to-peer tennis marketplace facilitating the connection of individuals to each other for offering and consumption of tennis-related services such as coaching/training, hitting partner practice and tennis racket stringing. Here's how it works:

If Offering Coaching or Training

Coaches (i.e. "Providers") are individuals who either are highly experienced or trained in the sport of tennis or are trainers (physical or mental) who assist in the development of a player's game off the court. To post a listing:
  • Click on the "Post a new listing" button on the top right of the page and fill in the mandatory fields to list your facility. 
  • All costs are quoted in USD per hour or USD per week.
  • Please be sure to be as descriptive as possible about your service to facilitate customers' ability to choose the service best suited to their needs. You'll need to be specific of: level of player you are willing/able to coach, your coaching specialty, hours and days of the week available and recommended place to meet. You can also be creative in your service offering and offer drills only two days a week, for example and charge a customer per hour or week.
  • Don't forget to include your profile picture and any other pictures (or even videos) you need to aid the consumers in making a decision. Having a cover photo for your service also goes a long way in getting potential consumers to buy your service.
  • Remember, this is a trust-based community, and the more transparent you are, the more likely someone will be to use your service.

Players (i.e. "Consumers") are individuals who reserve time with Coaches (or with Hitting Partners or request the service of a Stringer as described below). They may sign up with OCC using Facebook or email. After signing up, follow the directions to fill out your profile and search for listings:
  • In your profile, be sure to include details on yourself so your hosts know exactly who you are. The more transparent you are, the more likely they will be to confirm your booking. 
  • Once this is done, browse our listings for coaches (or other related services) near you or in places you intend to travel to in the future. 
  • After you find one you like, message the host to determine date/time for availability. Once dates/times are confirmed, proceed to booking the coaching service.
  • It's important that before usage of any Provider's facility, you clearly communicate with them on their expectations and rules for usage. This community is a trust-based community and both Providers and Consumers will be rated on their experience with one another, thereby building a reputation for both which is critical for continued usage of the site

If Offering Hitting Partner Practice

Hitting Partners (i.e. "Providers") are individuals who either are simply willing to get out and hit with another Player at or otherwise below/above his NTRP rating. To post a listing:
  • Click on the "Post a new listing" button on the top right of the page and fill in the mandatory fields to list your facility. 
  • All costs are quoted in USD per hour or USD per week.
  • Please be sure to be as descriptive and honest as possible about your skill level so as to make the best matchup for Players. We want everyone to get the best experience possible!
  • Don't forget to include your profile picture and any other pictures (or even videos) you need to aid the Players in making a decision. The more transparent you are, the more likely the other party will be to get out and hit with you.
  • Remember, this is a trust-based community, and the more transparent you are, the more likely someone will be to use your service

If Offering Stringing Services

Stringers (i.e. "Providers") are individuals who offer their stringing service to customers. Stringers may register with our site using Facebook or email. Upon completion of registration, simply click "post a new listing" in top right hand corner of the screen and be as specific as possible about the service you are providing. Details will include:
  • Whether or not you provide string
  • How much you charge per racket
  • Your pickup/delivery options. In some cases, Stringers may decide to pick up/drop off rackets at customers' home or office address. In these instances, Stringers may opt to charge a shipping fee for the added convenience. Otherwise, the other two options will be for the customer to drop rackets off at your house or for the two of you to meet in a pre-determined, public location.

If you have any questions or concerns or suggestions for improvement, don't hesitate to contact us at: mark@opencourtclub.com

Thank you and get out there and have some fun!

- The Open Court Club Crew