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The Frontenac Way

About Us

The Sweet Spot for St. Louis Tennis since 1974. Maybe we’ve just been having too much fun on the courts to notice, but it’s hard to believe we’ve been around that long. It makes sense though. Because at Frontenac, it really is all about the tennis. So, of course, you’ll find everything you’d expect at a firs-rate tennis club. Ten, very nicely lit, indoor courts as well as complete locker-room facilities with private showers. We renovated the ladies’ locker room in 2009. A snack bar with full liquor license and a comfortable lounge. Plus, daytime child care-courtesy of every little kid’s best friend, Pam Busch. But more important, you’ll find great people to play with, some of the best pros in the business and a wealth of programs and activities to help you develop the best game you’ve ever had. And it all happens in a relaxed, casual atmosphere that’s as much about family fun as it is about winning matches. So if you’re looking for a place to play, download our application and join Frontenac Racquet Club now. Already a member? Download our brochures and pick a tennis clinic, or play in a game.

Terry Ward

General Manager

Appointed manager at Frontenac in 2006, Terry has continued his heavy involvement in the area tennis scene by spearheading the management of the Clayton Shaw Park facility, the Highlands Golf and Tennis Club, Forever Tennis retail store and the recent purchase of Woodsmill TennisClub.

His oldest son, Corley, is the manager at Woodsmill Tennis Club. His other sons, Chris and Terry Jr., are key pros here atFrontenac.

Contact Terry: terry@frctennis.com

Stefan Kruger

Director and Asst. Manager

Stefan has served as the Director of Tennis and Assistant Manager at Frontenac since1999.

Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, he was a Junior Wimbledon Finalist in 1984. He played collegiate tennis for Southern Methodist University from 1985-87 where he was an All-American in singles and doubles.

He competed on the ATP Tour for 8 years, primarily specializing in doubles. He reached the doubles semifinals at Wimbledon in 1990 and attained a career high of 39 in the ATP Doubles Rankings. In the summer, Stefan is the Director of Tennis at Westwood Country Club.

Contact Stefan: stefan@frctennis.com

Our Space

Exterior

Built in 1974, FRC boasts a beautiful brick exterior and spacious parking lot.The 25,000 sq. ft building is nestled in the heart of Frontenac, located right off Highway 40.

Interior

The FRC interior is one of a kind. With 8 carpet courts and the best lighting in town, not only is your game protected, but so is your body.

The carpet courts ease joint impact and offer a premier tennis experience. Additionally, the lobby and snack bar were remodeled in 2012. With a full liquor license and a comfortable lounge, the inviting atmosphere welcomes you to kickback and relax after playing.

Training Facility

Hosting two hard courts, as well as a complimentary rally court, the training facility was a welcomed addition to FRC’s establishment. Built in 2011, the facility offers an alternative to the 8 indoor carpet courts and provides more room for clinics, lessons and personal court time. Looking to perfect your strokes? The newly added video playback technology offers you the opportunity to gain visual feedback while you play.

Locker Rooms

Need a quick rinse after your game? Our locker rooms are fully equipped with two showers as well as comfortable seating and spacious changing areas. In fact, our Ladies’ LockerRoom was remodeled in 2009 to better serve our members’ taste.

Day Care

Alongside our very own sister club Woodsmill, FRC is the only club to offer childcare in St. Louis. With a colorful mural animating the walls and an abundance of toys, your child is sure to be smiling while you’re out on the court. Presiding over this children’s paradise:the comforting presence of Pam Busch, a seasoned child-care expert with grown children of her own.

The Sweet Spot for St.Louis tennis since 1974. Because at Frontenac, it really is all about the tennis.

Testimonials

See what people are saying for yourself!

Each person I meet atFRC is kinder than the last! You do an awesome job of hiring and fostering a cheerful and kind ambiance! Clark asks about the boys, Jen thoughtfully tries to pick a class for Cam, Stefan adjusts the ball machine that is attacking me, and on and on and on. Nostradamus pales in comparison to FRC! I thought you’d like to know… “

anne h.

“ Thanks so much to Chris for the awesome clinic yesterday for the Tuesday girls! We all enjoyed it so much and always learn and benefit from the clinics! Several commented about what a great job you all do. Your efforts to instruct and to also make such a great effort to learn all of our names is much appreciated! "

melanie t.

“Hi Frontenac Pros, I want to let you all know how proud I am to be a member of your tennis club.Last Thursday, I lost a piece of jewelry in the locker room. The woman that picked it up could have easily taken a very nice vacation with her find but instead that honest person turned my ring in. I am just thrilled! Joyce told me your members were a honest group of people and this just proves she is right. I hope to find out who turned this in to thank them personally, but for now, I will thank the team that promotes great tennis and above all, honesty. I love playing with everyone! Thanks to all for making this a fabulous club!”

kim c.

“Hi, Terry! I just wanted to send you a quick note and say thank you somuch for introducing me to Michelle and for suggesting I sub for their grouptoday. They were all so lovely, and I had such a good time. Each lesson, drillclinic, etc has been very lifegiving. I was intimidated to get back into tennisafter all these years, and everyone (including you!) at Frontenac has made theexperience so much better than I expected. You are doing an amazing job as amanager/leader, and your staff is wonderful. I’m thankful that I found FRC!”

legan m.