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. Tennis Memphis, in partnership with Great Base Tennis, offers tennis instruction and training for players of all levels, beginning at age 4.

Click the link to learn more about GreatBase Tennis.

Programs include Junior Development, Tennis and Tutoring, Community Outreach programs, USTA Junior Team Tennis and more!

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.

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

Junior Development at Tennis Memphis is divided into three categories:

Early Childhood Development, Skill Acquisition, and Competitive Training/Non-Traditional Scheduling
Click on the program you’d like to learn more about below!

1. Early Childhood Development is for players ages 4-7 and their parents (exceptions may be made an on individual basis.) Students will be taught the fundamentals of tennis and ways to acquire athletic skills. An emphasis will be placed on how to practice, both at home or at the court.
2. Skill Acquisition is designed for beginner to intermediate players who are still developing a strong technical base. Students will be taught technical and tactical fact-based information to progress toward playing singles and doubles. The skills taught within all groups are based on the dimensions of the court and physical laws. Classes are education based and may appear to move at a slower pace, but will give your player the opportunity to learn solid fundamentals from the beginning.
3. Competitive Training (Tournament Prep) and Non-Traditional Scheduling Programs– for players who have goals to compete in Division 1 college tennis and beyond. To be brilliant with the basics is the core principal of every level of training. These classes include a continuation of repetitive drills to build “brain memory.” Players continue to work to improve and refine sound fundamentals, and the finer points are constantly reviewed with great detail. The mental and emotional component of the game is emphasized, since the student is capable of competing with tactical options based on the technical foundation that has been built.
Family Tennis Clinic-All Ages Welcome!
Saturdays at Leftwich Tennis Center, 4145 Southern Avenue, Memphis, TN 38117
11:30 am-12:30 pm
FIRST CLASS FREE!
After your first class, classes are pay-what-you-can
Classes begin February 10.
Parents, come and learn along with your children!
• Classes will cover tennis fundamentals, athletic training,
and how to be a practice partner on and off the court.

Junior Development Registration

Registration may be completed online or in person. When registering, please select the number of program hours you would like your child to attend for the month, and the days and times you wish to attend. Payment is required with registration. Also, if your child has tennis experience (not a complete beginner) there will be a $40 fee for a video assessment.

FAQ's

1. Do my program hours roll over from month to month?
No, but you can always purchase additional hours if needed.
2. When is my payment due?
Payment is due when you enroll your child in the program, and then by the 5th of the month.
3. How do I purchase a package?
You'll need to purchase a package for each child you enroll in the program. Remember, we offer a 50% sibling discount for the second and subsequent packages.

Register and Pay!
Click one of the tabs below to learn more about some of the services we offer.
Documentation of player development is an essential component of the Junior Development Program. An abbreviated Player Assessment must be completed by all participants in Tennis Memphis’ Junior Development Program. The cost is $40.

The following assessments are optional for the ECD, and SA levels.
Player Assessment #1 is a full-length technical evaluation. Players must schedule an appointment to have each essential stroke filmed from three different angles, complete two tests of their technical skills, and complete a goal sheet. Players will receive a personalized training video which will be sent as a private YouTube clip.
The video will have two parts: 1) slow motion with technical information, and 2) classroom presentation reviewing the prescribed changes and homework. Upon viewing the video three times, the player must email simplified notes to the instructional staff. The process documents development and assigns accountability for both the player and instructional staff. Fee: $125
Please note: Only total beginners are exempt from this process.
This service is also available for adults.
Assessment #2. The service is to capture match play on film and then provide a tactical analysis.
Fees:
Assessment 1: $125
Assessment 1 & 2: $225

This class is designed to develop your player as a complete athlete. Multi-sport athletes have distinct advantages, including less injuries and a well-rounded athletic base. In 2016, 97% of players drafted by the NFL were multi-sport athletes.

  • This class is included in the After-School program hours, but provides a different focus than the Monday-Thursday classes.
  • Designed with developing athletes in mind
  • Includes tennis assessments such as the Tiebreaker Test, Quadrant Tournament, etc.
  • Classes also include multi-sport drills, strength and speed work, and agility training and testing.
  • Students who attend 4 Fridays receive a free t-shirt!
  • 30 minutes of open Q & A
  • Learn more about Tennis Memphis as a nonprofit, the College Pathway program, GreatBase Tennis, and more!
  • Learn more about financial assistance for students.
  • Open Houses are held weekly at Eldon Roark, Leftwich, and Wolbrecht Tennis Centers.

Eldon Roark, 1500 Finley Road, Memphis, TN 38116. Saturdays from 3:30-4:00 pm.

Leftwich Tennis Center, 4145 Southern Ave., Memphis, TN 38117. Saturdays from 3:30-4:00 pm.

Wolbrecht Tennis Center, 1645 Ridgeway Road, Memphis, TN 38119. Saturdays from 3:30-4:00 pm.

 

NJTL Tennis Summer Camps

June 4-July 20
8:00 am -12 noon
Excellent tennis instruction featuring the GreatBase Tennis Curriculum, life skills lessons, camp service project, USTA Junior Team Tennis, End of Camp Jamboree and Tournament of Champions

Campers will learn to:

1. Check the checkpoints of their tennis strokes
2. Learn fun ways to practice at home
3. Participate in Form Tournaments
4. Improve their athletic achievement through fun contests

Learn more and register!
 

Coach Kevin Duffy with the Leftwich 10u group

 USTA Junior Team Tennis

Match weekends:  April 6-May 5, 2018

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

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.

Laura Lang and Noah Israel

 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.