COMO Racquet Sports Professionals

Our nationally-ranked COMO Racquet professionals offer clinics and lessons for youth and adults on the COMO paddle tennis courts and COMO tennis courts. Parties interested in booking clinics, semi-private/private lessons or learning more about racquet sport instruction should email tennis@thecomo.org.


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Jerry Albrikes

Jerry was born and raised in Connecticut. Jerry was a two time state champion playing for St. Joseph's in Trumbull, CT. He then went on to play at Division I Central Connecticut State University where he played #1 in singles and doubles. In his senior year he was named Athlete of the Year. Jerry also achieved the #1 ranking in New England in three divisions (Men's Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles). While teaching and coaching full time for the past 25 years he has worked with multiple world, national and college ranked players. Jerry worked under the tutelage of world renowned coach Nick Bollettieri where he was able to help train former #1 in the world ranked players Maria Sharapova and Jelena Jankovic. Jerry and his staff raised the level of tennis in this area by leading a tennis revival from the years 2000-2010 at Mystic Indoor Tennis. From 2010-2017 Jerry and his family moved to Charleston, SC to start a new tennis training facility called LTP where he had over 20 nationally ranked juniors. Some of Jerry’s prized awards are: Mixed Doubles National Champion, 2010 National Platform Tennis Champion and in 2017 he was inducted into the New England Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island. Jerry is excited for this opportunity to raise the energy and level of platform tennis and join forces with the Stonington Community Center.


Upcoming classes & Clinics with Jerry

Junior Summer Tennis Camp

(Ages 6-15)

Summer camp will include a wide variety of games, instruction and match play for all ages and abilities. To register for camps please contact Jerry Albrikes: Tennis@thecomo.org.

Dates & Times: Monday-Friday | 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Week 1 July 8-12
Week 2 July 15-19
Week 3 July 22-26
Week 4 July 29- Aug 2
Week 5 Aug 5-9
Week 6 Aug 12-16
Week 7 Aug 19-23

Member Price: $225
Non-Member Price:
$275

COMO Junior Tennis Team

(Ages 7-15)

This is for the more advanced player that is interested in drills but more geared towards match play and constructing and playing matches. To register for the weekly sessions please contact Jerry Albrikes: Tennis@thecomo.org

Dates: July 8-Aug. 23
Days & Times: Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 1-2:30 p.m.

Member Price: $90
Non-Member Price: $120


Stonington Community Paddle League (SCPL) - Play with a Pro (Members Only)

Saturdays (starting November 3) | 9-10:30 a.m. & Wednesdays (starting November 7) | 6:30-8 p.m.
Fee: $10 per player for league play payable by cash, check or venmo(@Jerry-Albrikes) to Jerry Albrikes before play
11 spots available each day 
Please e-mail tennis@thecomo.org for weekly sign-ups, questions and comments


Paddle Tennis Boot Camp (18+)

Get a great start on the 2019/2020 Paddle Season with a tune-up of all aspects of the game. Jerry Albrikes will get you back in paddle shape with a variety of drills and games. A maximum of five players per court and minimum of 3. Players must register in advance of the boot camp with Jerry Albrikes at tennis@thecomo.org.

Paddle tennis paddles are in the paddle hut for use, Paddle tennis balls are provided by pro and there are additional in the paddle hut for use. The paddle pro looks over the rosters to ensure that all players are participating at the correct level. Cancellations will be sent out via email from Jerry Albrikes.

Adult Beginner: Designed for those looking to be introduced to this fun sport.
Adult Intermediate: Designed for those who have a basic understanding of fundamentals, rules and how to play points.
Adult Advanced: Designed for those who play on a regular basis with a basic understanding of how to play off the screens

Saturday: Begins Sept. 28
Beginners 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Intermediate 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Advanced 1-4 p.m.

Sunday: Begins Sept. 29
Intermediate 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Advanced 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Member Price: $100 per day
Non-Member Price: $150 per day


Tennis Point Play (18+)

Tennis Point Play with continuous point play versus a variety of opponents every Saturday from 9-10:30 a.m. Players must sign up in advance at: Tennis@thecomo.org to reserve their spot. Tennis balls are provided by the pro. Cancellations will be sent out via email from Jerry Albrikes. Participants are required to wear white soled tennis shoes.

Season: Sept. 7-Oct. 12

Members: $20
Non-Members: $40


Paddle Tennis Six-Week Fall Clinic (18+)

Our highly experienced, Jerry Albrikes, will teach the basic fundamentals and strategies of this exciting winter sport. Clinics will include instruction of the basic shots, as well as proper in-game positioning. Each session will conclude with games so that players can practice their skills while playing points. To register for classes please contact Jerry Albrikes: Tennis@thecomo.org.

Paddle tennis paddles are in the paddle hut for use. Paddle tennis balls are provided by pros and there are additional in the paddle hut for use. The paddle pros look over the rosters to ensure that all players are participating at the correct level. Cancellations will be sent out via email from Jerry Albrikes. Paddle pros will work closely with no more than three to four students per court at a time for highly personalized instruction. Registrations exceeding the maximum will be put on a waiting list. Clinics with less than three registrants will be offered a semi-private or private lesson option. Jerry Albrikes will reach out with any cancellations or changes.

Beginner: Designed for those looking to be introduced to this fun sport.
Advanced Beginner: Designed for those who have had an introduction to paddle tennis are ready for extended play, but not quite ready for intermediate instruction.
Intermediate: Designed for those who have a basic understanding of fundamentals, rules and how to play points.
Advanced: Designed for those who play on a regular basis with a basic understanding of how to play off the screens.

Session: Oct. 8-Nov. 11

Adult Beginner: Tuesdays 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. or Wednesdays 4-5 p.m.
Advanced Beginner: Tuesdays 12:30 pm-2:00 pm
Intermediate: Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. or Wednesdays 5-6:30 p.m.
Advanced: Tuesdays 10-11:30 a.m. or Wednesdays 6:30-8 p.m.

Member Price - Beginner: $120
Member Price - Adult Advanced Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced: $180
Non-Member Price- Beginner: $180
Non-Member Price- Adult Advanced Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced: $240


Fall Paddle League

The COMO Paddle League will be a PTI (Platform Tennis Index) based league in which all players will receive an index rating which will allow them to play level based matches not only at the COMO but at other clubs in the area and across the Nation. Matches will be 3 sets each week with start times being 5, 6:30 and 8 p.m. If interested in getting an Index rating and joining in on getting matches this spring contact Jerry Albrikes at Tennis@thecomo.org. COMO members only.

Oct. 3-Dec. 19 | Thursdays | 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. (no play on 11/28)
Member Fee: $15 for the season