Our Programs


Tennis Memphis recognizes the importance of sports and specifically tennis, to teach valuable life skills. Our coaching staff prides itself on teaching and mentoring children on the importance of sportsmanship, teamwork, positive attitude and respect. The Junior Development program is excellent for kids who desire to progress and play recreationally or competitively up to middle school, high school or USTA Junior Team Tennis levels.


Spring Break Camp

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Tennis Memphis, with instruction by Great Base Tennis will offer five days of teaching and training. Please consider dedicating more time to improving your skill level in tennis. All abilities are welcome! For ages to eight to eighteen.

To learn more about Tennis Memphis’ core curriculum, Great Base Tennis, visit: www.tennissmith.com

There are three on-line courses to study:

“Great Base Initiative”
“How to Practice at Home”
“Tennis Intelligence Applied”
And, visit Tennissmith on Facebook!

There are over 1500 posts with valuable information, stories, and testimonials to review.

Location

Eldon Roark Tennis Center

1500 Finley Road

Memphis, TN 38116

Times/Days

Monday, March 13-Saturday, March 18

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Price

$225 for full camp

$60 per day

Purpose

To increase one’s level of enjoyment for the game of tennis by improving one’s grasp of the game.

Please Note:

Players must bring their own lunch, or $10 for a Subway order.
Players should bring a water jug, sunscreen, and a skip rope.
Parents are welcome to observe.
Assessment Required:

New players entering Tennis Memphis programs must be filmed, skill tested, and complete a goal sheet.
A personalized & narrated slow motion analysis training video will be produced.
Fee: $125

(Beginners are exempt from this prerequisite.)

For more program information, contact Steve Smith: ssmith@tennismemphis.org or (813) 996-2607 and he will respond within 24 hours.

SPRING JD PROGRAM:
Download information, registration, terms & conditions, waivers and schedules based on the Tennis Memphis tennis center. Updated 3/6/17.

Online Registration

(available for Leftwich and Wolbrecht)

Junior Development 

Bellevue

Eldon Roark

Frayser

Leftwich

Raleigh

Wolbrecht

Important Dates and League Information:

Spring USTA Junior Team Tennis Registration is open! Contact Alyssa Ivey for details about team placement.

Match weekends: March 24-26, March 31- April 2, April 7-9, April 14-16, April 21-23, and April 28-30.

Divisions Available: 8u (minimum 4 players)

10u-18u (minimum 3 boys and 3 girls.)

Registration for Summer JTT opens May 1, 2017.

Match Weekends: June 2-4, June 9-11, June 16-18, June 23-25, July 7-9, and July 14-16.

Divisions Available: 8u, 10-14 under (minimum 3 boys and 3 girls).

In Junior Team Tennis, players develop their match playing skills in a fun and supportive environment and benefit from the camaraderie of a team. Team formation is simple and Tennis Memphis’s Team Coordinator is available to help with the process. 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.

The NJTL Tennis Summer Camps are fun, intensive six-week daily tennis sessions operated at all seven tennis centers and 15 parks and reaches the largest number of children of any of our programming. Because of generous community support, nearly 75% of the 1,200+ participants are able to attend camp free of charge or at a reduced rate. The participants range in ages 5-18.There’s a maximum of 8 to 1 student to instructor ratio. Designed for beginner to intermediate players, campers learn tennis fundamentals, scoring, rules, and sportsmanship. Campers may bring their own racquet, towel, snack, and water. Periodic breaks will be taken. In addition to daily professional tennis instruction, Tennis Memphis NJTL campers participate in Life Skills Lessons and the Arthur Ashe Essay Contest. Click to learn more about our Tennis Summer Camps.

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.
Free Introductory Tennis Clinics are offered for adults and youth on select Saturdays from February-May at 6 public tennis center across Memphis. Click here to see a complete schedule. Contact Kent Smith, Outreach Coordinator with questions.

Spring Break
Youth Tennis Clinics
“Learn to Play, FREE Tennis Instruction”
Ages 7 to 18
Tennis racquets provided or players may bring their own racquet.
ELDON ROARK TENNIS CENTER
1500 Finley Rd.
Memphis, TN 38116
Next to the Whitehaven Community Center
901-596-0603 or 901-237-5677
Monday, March 13 thru Friday, March 17
11am – 12noon
Sign up is not required, just show up.
You may attend any or all clinics.

Dates
March 17, March 31, April 7, and April 21

Time

5:00-6:00 pm

May 5, All Centers Play Day (site TBD)

Racquets, balls, and instruction with be
provided.

Demos given during Spring Break (March 13-18)
at Ed Rice, Glenview, Raleigh, McFarland, and
Whitehaven Community Centers

For more information, contact Kent Smith, Outreach Coordinator at (901) 237-5677, or ksmith@tennismemphis.org

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