Tennis Beginner

Instructional classes for the beginner

This class is for those who have not played before or are just getting started. You will learn all the basics of the game including: strokes, rules, scoring, footwork and tennis etiquette. Classes will include ball feeding drills, live-ball hitting with other classmates, and personal stroke instruction.

By the end of the class, you will have learned the grips and basic stroke of the forehand, backhand, serve, volley, and overhead shots. You will also be introduced to effective ways to practice as well as fundamental singles and doubles positioning and play.

Dates Days Time Fee Register
9/6-10/6 TuTh 6-7PM $140/$175 Register
10/18-11/17 TuTh 6-7PM $140/$175 Register
9/10-11/12 Sat 9-10AM  $140/$175 Register
Class Notes
  • Location: Hearst Tennis Courts (TuTh), Channing Tennis Courts (Sat)
  • Instructor: Nap Gilbert (TuTh), Carol Downes (Sat)
  • Tennis Racquet Required. Please wear white soled, non-marking shoes. Tennis Balls are provided.
  • In case of any class cancellations, make-up dates are scheduled for Tue 10/11 and Thu 10/13 (9/6-10/6 session), and Sat 11/19 (9/10-11/12 session).
In-Person Sign Up Available

Should you prefer to fill out a paper application you can download a Registration Form, complete it and return it to the Rec Sports Customer Service Center at the Recreational Sports Facility, 2301 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720-4420 or fax it to (510) 642.8343.