Tennis Lessons

 
 

Classes for players of any level – from beginners learning basic strokes, scoring and rules to intermediate and advanced incorporating spin, stroke variety volleys and more.

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.

Price: Member – $135 / Non-member – $165

Instructor: Steve Gomez

Dates Days Time Action
2/19 – 3/14 Tue / Thu 6 – 7 p.m. Register
2/23 – 4/13 Sat 9 – 10 a.m. Register
4/2 – 4/25 Tue / Thu 6 – 7 p.m. Register

 
Location: Hearst Tennis Courts or Channing Tennis Courts

Intermediate

Build on skills taught in Tennis Beginner and learn how to comfortably play a game of tennis. This class will teach you to rally with more consistent depth and placement and will help you develop a first and second serve. A great workout that will help you fine tune your strokes and improve your match play.

Price: Member – $135 / Non-member – $165

Instructor: Steve Gomez

Dates Days Time Action
2/19 – 3/14 Tue / Thu 7 – 8 p.m. Register
2/23 – 4/13 Sat 10 – 11 a.m. Register
4/2 – 4/25 Tue / Thu 7 – 8 p.m. Register

 

Note: In case of cancellation make up dates are set for Tue 3/19 Thu 3/21

 
Location: Hearst Tennis Courts or Channing Tennis Courts

Advanced

Our Advanced level is for players who are ready for a challenge. For this advanced class, players should already have good stroke fundamentals and be able to play offensive and defensive tennis. We will teach you techniques to dictate play, first and second serve placement, and help you refine your timing. This class will include point play against others through a combination of drills and matches.

Price: Member – $135 / Non-member – $165

Instructor: Steve Gomez

Dates Days Time Action
2/18 – 3/13 Mon / Wed 6 – 7 p.m. Register
4/1 – 4/24 Mon / Wed 6 – 7 p.m. Register

 

Note: In case of cancellation make up dates are set for Mon 3/18 Wed 3/20

 
Location: Hearst Tennis Courts

High Intensity Doubles

Many players like the social, strategic and shot variety in doubles but feel the workout is just not physically intensive enough. This class seeks to balance that combination in a streamlined doubles workout. Class size is limited. The 20 minute warmup will be 1-on-1 groundstrokes, volleys and overheads and a transition shot combination from feeds that emphasize movement and offense. The point play segment is 4-6 players per court rotating through 40 minutes of intensive doubles based games. There is no serving. Points will be fast paced and directed towards mastering a specific skill. This class is geared to experienced tournament and league players looking to progress through better timing and explosive footwork. Advanced singles players will find multiple opportunities of building their key midcourt shots.

Price: Member – $135 / Non-member – $165

Instructor: Carol Downes

Dates Days Time Action
2/26 – 3/21 Tue / Thu 12 – 1 p.m. Register
4/2 – 4/25 Tue / Thu 12 – 1 p.m. Register

 
Location: Channing Tennis Courts

Private Lessons

Dedicated lessons for individuals or groups of two.

Individual

Offering Member Price Non-Member Price
1-hour Lesson $45 $50
(4) 1-Hour Lessons $175 $195
(8) 1-Hour Lessons $340 $380

Duet

Offering Member Price Non-Member Price
1-hour Lesson $85 $90
(4) 1-Hour Lessons $335 $355
(8) 1-Hour Lessons $655 $695

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