This is a mouthful for a powerful new league concept where the teams are small, and the competition is fierce. Let’s face it, no one gets better sugar-coating their progress.

To get better, you MUST face all types of competition, challenging situations, and a variety of styles and formats you will gradually master.  The sooner you do it, the sooner you will own it.

You can take the slow route and get complacent, or you can take the accelerated route, and acquire all the experience you need to WIN or LOSE, but most of all LEARN FAST in one fun-filled season where your results are guaranteed to pay off.

If you are a “NO-EXCUSE” and “NO-LIMIT” kind of player, welcome!  If you are on the fence, GET OVER YOUR FEARS and JOIN the FIREPIT PACK. 

Deep inside we all know that no one likes to improve slowly!


We at Tennis Central believe in quality over quantity. Our entire staff is made of overachievers who reached the pinnacle of tennis in record time without the typical industry grind. We prioritize measurable excellence and players' experiences over snake oil salesman tactics the tennis industry is built around.


There is tennis and then there is Tennis Central and you WILL feel the difference.  

What is it?

The Firepit League is a straight to the point league where you create your Doubles DREAM TEAM to spar  against other teams.  The format is Open so we accept ALL LEVELS. (Substitutes allowed)

The format is 2 points for a win and 1 point for a loss. 

We will host a maximum of 20 teams for Season 1.

When is it?

October 5 - April 18 (26 weeks) Weekday timeframes: 12-3pm; 8-10pm One match weekly (26 matches) for 1 hour

Who is it for?

The Firepit League is for women players who are serious and seriously committed to fast improvement. We are talking about complete competitive transformations in record time. All levels welcome.

What is the format?

One offiicial coached doubles match per week that lasts one hour. 8 game pro set with regular timebreaker. Coaching at the changeover. Official Firepit League Leader Board -- 2 points per win, 1 point per loss, 0 points for no show.

Where is it?

Matches will take place indoors rain or shine at Bethesda Country Club, 7601 Bradley Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817

Is there a practice?

We will offer weekly Firepit Training for all participants who choose that option. Practices will be held at Bethesda Country Club. See here.

What is the price?

Per person cost: $795 (Team cost: $1,590) Free substitutes. For this price you get:

  • a dedicated match coach that will provide on-court strategic coaching at each change over.
  • post-match coaching notes to immediately apply during your next Firepit Training session.
  • Dedicated indoor court time.
  • a chance to win a 2021 City Open experience with your partner.

don't have a partner?

no problem!

Email us at with your name and level and we will help pair you up with the right partner.