GlenLakes redefines the Florida lifestyle by offering a wide variety of activities and group sporting activities for Members to enjoy. One of our favorites in the GlenLakes community is Tennis. Whether you are experienced or a beginner, we offer a variety of tennis opportunities for you to enjoy. Don’t worry if you have never picked up a racquet, it is a great time to meet new people and players of every level are staying fit and having fun!

Here is a tennis tip from our Director of Tennis:

Tennis Tip: Vary your Volley Tactics

Control of the net is a must to win in doubles and that means volleying with skill and “intelligence”. Not all net play is super aggressive. If the ball is a “sitter” or “floater” then jump on it…knock it away for a winner. However if the ball is soft and below the net…do nothing…be polite…hit a nice little touch angle or drop shot.

Use this rule:

  • If the ball is above the net…go ahead and knock the snot out of it. If you can aim the ball you should position your shot behind the closest person to the net. Chances are your opponent won’t be able to handle it.
  • If the ball just clears the net…I consider this ball to be a neutral shot…volley the ball back to the opponents. Let them play. Don’t try anything special here. Be patient and wait for a mistake or better shot.
  • If the ball is below the net…”Do nothing”. I always say, “If you get nothing…you should give them nothing back”. In other words, if you try to do too much with this low ball you will most likely hit up to your opponents and they will be laying in wait to attack the ball and hurt you (literally). Basically, you should hit it like a drop shot or touch angle and force your opponent to “get stupid”. Remember, I said you must play the net with skill and with “intelligence”.

Being a Member has its perks, including no extra fees for court-time. Meet your favorite couple for a game of doubles on the GlenLakes courts! For more information on home ownership click here.

Are you looking at Florida communities and wondering which one to choose? Areas on the Gulf Coast should be at the top of your list! Weeki Wachee is on the state’s west coast and offers cultural diversity along with a variety of activities to fit your Florida retirement lifestyle. The GlenLakes community in Weeki Wachee, has become popular with baby boomers, and it’s easy to see why. Below are five reasons why you should take advantage of what the Florida Gulf Coast has to offer.

Range of Cultural Offerings
While the perception of Florida is that there is not much more to it than the beach, Weeki Wachee, and surrounding areas, are considered one of the exceptions. The Tampa Bay area has a number of cultural offerings including an opera, a variety of art galleries along with historic landmarks and an aquarium. John Ringling of the Ringling Bros lived nearby, in Sarasota, and provided the city with its own permanent circus. There is also the Ringling Museum of Art run by the Ringling Estate. Along with all of that, GlenLakes is a short drive from numerous restaurants nearby and places for shopping.

Mild Weather
Florida’s winter temperatures rarely ever fall below 60 degrees and you are likely to get at least 250 sunny days per year. It is true that the state is known for being warm and humid in the summer, but Florida’s summer temperatures are not much higher than those in most places further north. In addition, it is important to note that summertime humidity in coastal areas like Weeki Wachee is considerably lower than it is in inland central Florida communities like Gainesville.

More Value
Where To Retire Magazine consistently names GlenLakes “One of the Best Places to Retire.” In addition, Ideal-Living magazine calls us a “Top 50 Community.” Florida has no state income tax along with relatively low property taxes and energy costs. Paired with GlenLakes low cost membership and golf play and the size of the homesites, results in GlenLakes being an affordable place to live.

There are Multiple World-Renowned Beaches Nearby
Sarasota’s Siesta Key is considered to have some of the best beaches in the country.  In fact, the Travel Channel has recognized Crescent Beach on Siesta as the best sand beach in the country. The quality of its sand is 99 percent pure quartz. These are not the only beaches close by; your other options include Turtle and Venice Beaches, along with the Anna Maria Island beaches in Bradenton. All of them are free and open to the public.

Excellent Housing Options
Wondering where to retire in Florida? Nature lovers, fitness aficionados, golfers and those who love an action-packed social life—GlenLakes is it! Adjoining the 85,000-acre Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, which borders the Gulf of Mexico, GlenLakes captures everything you love about the Florida lifestyle: stunning views, championship golf, country club amenities, a secure, immaculately maintained community and captivating home designs, perfect for entertaining and relaxation.

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