Our Programs


“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”Arthur Ashe

Tennis Memphis recognizes the role of sports and specifically tennis, to teach valuable life skills. Our coaching staff strives to address the developmental needs of the player through excellent tennis instruction with an emphasis on character, including elements such as the importance of sportsmanship, teamwork, positive attitude and respect. Utilizing the GreatBase Tennis Curriculum, Tennis Memphis offers tennis instruction and training for players of all levels, beginning at age 4. Programs include Junior Development, Tennis and Tutoring, Community Outreach programs, USTA Junior Team Tennis and more!

For more information about the Junior Development program, contact Trip Wills at (901) 515-8747 or email.

 

View the GreatBase Tennis online courses here!

 

No child is turned away due to financial circumstances.

Download a form here: Tennis Memphis Financial Assistance Application

For more information, contact Melinda Hoehn at
(901) 685-7907 or email.

Junior Development Program

The Junior Development Program at Tennis Memphis utilizes the GreatBase Tennis Curriculum to teach sound tennis fundamentals, encourages students to be independent thinkers through peer teaching, and helps them build character by providing leadership opportunities, and teaches them the value of hard work and self-discipline when pursuing goals.

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Education

Tennis & Tutoring

This program meets after school at Bellevue Tennis Center, from 4:00-6:00 pm, Monday-Friday. Students receive one hour of high-quality tennis instruction and one hour of homework help and education enrichment lessons featuring the Academic Creative Engagement (ACE) and Game.Set.Match Life Skills Curriculums.

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Game.Set.Match. Life Skills

The GAME units include: Being a Team Player, Being Positive, Understanding Rules, Practicing Proper Hygiene, Talking with Others and Appreciating Diversity. The SET units include: Embracing Fitness, Understanding Nutrition, Improving Study Skills, Staying Calm and Focused, Dealing with Peer Pressure and Resolving Conflicts. The MATCH units include: Speaking In Front of Others, Making Good Decisions, Setting Personal Goals, Planning to Attain Personal Goals, Overcoming Challenges and Giving and Receiving Help.

Academic Creative Engagement (ACE) Curriculum

A.C.E. is designed to improve kids’ attitudes and behaviors around math, literacy and school climate. ACE is an out-of-school academic curriculum connected to the Common Core State and National Educational Standards and the sport of tennis. Activities encourage academic achievement, health and wellness and social and emotional skills. When combined with a tennis program, it provides children with important Developmental Assets.™ A.C.E. Benefits:Provides an engaging multicultural approach that addresses the achievement gap.Promotes social/emotional skills, health/wellness, and family involvement.Teaches problem-solving strategies on and off the tennis court.Includes fun and relevant learning activities.Includes pre and post surveys to measure impact.

USTA Junior Programs

 USTA Junior Tournaments           Playing in tournaments with regionally and nationally ranked players is an important step in gaining the required experience and exposure necessary to reach a player’s full potential. Serious players compete in USTA tournaments with the goal of achieving State, Sectional, National rankings, and potentially a tennis college scholarship.

For info contact Kent Smith at (901) 237-5677, or  ksmith@tennismemphis.org.

For a list of upcoming  USTA Tournaments, click here.


Match weekends: Sept.21, 28, Oct. 12, 19, and 26.

Divisions Available: 8u, 10u, 12u, 14u, & 18u

In Junior Team Tennis, players develop their match playing skills in a fun and supportive environment and benefit from the camaraderie of a team. The program is parent-led and each team must have a captain. Practices can be arranged and led by parents or coaches. Tennis Memphis Pros charge a nominal fee to lead practices. Download our Junior Team Tennis FAQs, or contact Alyssa Ivey at aivey@tennismemphis.org.