“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.
Click the link to learn more about GreatBase Tennis, and to view the online courses.
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.
Junior Development at Tennis Memphis is divided into three categories:
Early Childhood Development, Skill Acquisition, and Competitive Training
Click on the program you’d like to learn more about below!
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.
Assessment 1: $125
Assessment 1 & 2: $225
USTA Junior Programs
For info contact Kent Smith at (901) 237-5677, or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.