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. Programs include Junior Development, Tennis and Tutoring, Community Outreach programs, etc. No child is turned away due to financial circumstances. Download a form here: Tennis Memphis Financial Assistance Application

For more information, contact Arnold Thompson at (901)
596-0637 or email.

Click to learn more about Summer Camps!

Since 2001, Tennis Memphis has offered quality summer camps to thousands of children in the Memphis area. As a USTA Foundation supported National Junior Tennis and Learning chapter, Tennis Memphis offers camps which strive to implement the ideals of the late Arthur Ashe by providing affordable and accessible programming with an emphasis on mentor ship, education, and tennis as a lifetime sport to children who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to participate.

The NJTL Tennis Summer Camps utilize the GreatBase Curriculum, which is a system of player development and tennis education based on the work of noted tennis icons such as Vic Braden, Welby van Horn, and more.

Key components of Great Base Tennis are skill testing, documentation of development, core information based on scientific principles, peer teaching, and the building of a championship culture.

Program goals for summer camp include: 

  • Checking the checkpoints  (Knowledge)
  • Take Tennis Home (Practice)
  • Form Tournaments (Learning)
  • Target Tournaments (Skill Acquisition)
  • Athletic Achievement (Fun!)

Competitive Training Summer Camp at Eldon Roark Tennis Center

June 5-July 29

Featuring the Great Base Curriculum, this camp provides over 40 hours of tennis training and conditioning per week for 8 weeks during the summer. Camp meets from Monday-Saturday.

Discounts are provided for campers attending multiple weeks and for siblings. Participants will interface with the *Great Base Immersion Camps. An additional 2 &1/2 hours of training will be available each Sunday. Times and location TBD.

* Steve Smith’s IMMERSION CAMPS have been attended by players and coaches from all over the world and over five hundred students have gone on to play and coach college tennis.

Days & Time:

Monday-Saturday, 7:30 am-3:30 pm Pricing:

$300 per week, $75 per day, $20 per hour

Note: New (non-beginner) students will have a mandatory

$125

assessment fee added to first week of camp.

Discounts:

Players enrolling for 3 or more weeks of camp receive 10% off Players enrolling in 6 or more weeks of camp receive 15% off

50% off sibling discount

Download a flyer here

You can also register online.


Steve Smith has a common name, but a very uncommon background in tennis. His life’s work has been studying tennis-teaching masters and proven methodologies. He designed and directed the first comprehensive curriculum and degree plan for career-minded students seeking occupational competency as tennis-teaching pro-managers. This unique program fostered the development of similar programs around the world. Recognized as a leading educator among tennis insiders, Steve has taught in over thirty countries. He has assembled a system of instruction based on information, ideas, and insights that he has gathered over his five decades in tennis. His work can be measured by the tremendous successes of his students, both on the court and off. Steve’s mission is to help people play and teach tennis better through his “GreatBase Tennis” pathway.

To learn more about the GreatBase, click here.


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.

Summer USTA Junior Team Tennis

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

Divisions Available: 8u (minimum 3 players)

10u-18u (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.


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 a current list of USTA Junior Tournaments, click here. For info contact Kent Smith at (901) 237-5677, or ksmith@tennismemphis.org.
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”Arthur Ashe