Tennis Lesson

Tennis returns to the City for the summer of 2022! We have partnered with Court4 Detroit to offer youth tennis lessons

This summer, the City will be partnering with Court4 Detroit to offer tennis lessons. Lessons will be offered at 3 different levels, Beginner (Red Ball,) Intermediate (Green Ball,) and Advanced (Standard Yellow Ball.) Please read on for descriptions of the focus in each level. 

Beginner (Red Ball):  This class is conducted using red tennis balls that are 15% larger than the standard. The building blocks of tennis will be taught through fun and engaging games. Participants will explore basic strokes alongside scoring, rallying and serving. 

Class available Sesson 1, Session 2 and Session 3 from 1:00PM to 1:50PM

Recommended for 4 to 8 years of age.

Intermediate (Green Ball):  Instruction is conducted using Green tennis balls, with 75% compression of the standard ball.  Students will be playing on a full size court with the focus being on development of technique, movement and shot selection in the game of tennis. 

Class available Sesson 1, Session 2 and Session 3 from 2:00PM to 2:50PM

Recommended for 6 to 10 years of age.

Advanced (Standard Yellow Ball):  This program is designed to utilize the full court, allowing players to work on their technical elements, while progressing into the tactical elements needed in match play. 

Class available Sesson 1, Session 2 and Session 3 from 3:00PM to 3:50PM

Recommended for ages 8 and older.

Placement into the different stages should be based on experience and age. However, there are other important factors such as the height of the child, eye-hand coordination and movement abilities. We encourage parents to put their child in the class that most fits their child, but understand that sometimes the player’s available times just do not correlate to the proper class. In such situations we encourage attempted participation, but ask that participants understand that class curriculum cannot be altered for just one child.

You can register for Tennis Lessons online by CLICKING HERE

Recreation Class Policies

All refunds are issued at the discretion of Department personnel. Refund checks will be mailed to the adult at the address provided on the registration form or credited back to the card on file. Refund requests made 24 hours or more before the first class meeting will receive a full refund. Requests made less than 24 hours before the first class meeting and prior to the halfway point of the class will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be issued after the halfway point of the class.

Cancellations - Low Participation
If a class does not have the minimum number of participants registered by the Friday before the first class, the class will be cancelled. Participants will be notified as soon as possible and will have the option of moving to another class, if space is available, or receiving a full refund.

Cancellations - Poor Weather
All outdoor classes will be cancelled if there is inclement weather (such as heavy rain, thunder, or lightning) at least 10 minutes before the beginning of the class. If an extended period of inclement weather causes cancellation of 50% or more class meetings, make-up classes may be scheduled or a refund may be issued as determined by Department personnel