Tennis

TENNIS PROGRAMS

Parks & Recreation offers a variety of tennis programs for youth ages 5-18 and for adults. An organizational member of the United States Tennis Association, Parks & Rec offers tennis opportunities for beginner youth players through competitive Junior Team Tennis Programs and more as well as for adult players.

Our youth tennis captains and coaches are USTA Net Generation certified meaning they have completed a thorough background check through the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) and Safe Play, an online training required by USTA National for all individuals who work with junior tennis players in any capacity.

We work closely with USTA Kentucky, area Community Tennis Associations, Midway University and the Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships to provide a variety of play opportunities for youth and adults of all ages and abilities.  From camps, clinics, leagues, tournaments and more, there’s a place on the court for you at Parks & Rec!

Tennis programs are offered in late spring, summer and fall.  Check back frequently for updates!

THE TENNIS COMPLEX IS OPEN!

All 6 courts have been razed and have been rebuilt with all new surfacing, fencing and the addition of lights.

This project is made possible through grant funding and the support of our local government and community!

GRANT AWARDS:

LOCAL GOVERNMENT & COMMUNITY SUPPORT:

Help us celebrate National Tennis Month on our NEWLY renovated courts all month long!  join us on May 22 from 2-4 PM for some fun tennis activities! The Kidz Tennis Club will be humming along for 5-12 year olds (see below) & Coach Dennis Emery, wife Brenda and Midway University Coach Adam Malik & players will be on hand to work with youth ages 13-18! We’ll see you on court!

 

YOUTH TENNIS PROGRAMS

Come give Tennis a try at Parks & Recreation!  No commitment, just plain fun!  With tennis sized right for age and ability, it’s easier and more fun than ever for kids to play, even if they’ve never picked up a racquet!  If you want your child to try tennis, this is the place to start!

  • Woodford Co. Park Tennis Courts
  • Sundays: August 21, August 28, September 11, September 18 (No tennis September 4; will meet indoors at Falling Springs in case of bad weather)
    • 5-8 year olds: 3:00 PM
    • 9-11 year olds: 4:00 PM
  • $5/day per child or $15 per child for all 4 days

Bring a racquet if you have one, extras provided if needed!  Instruction, prizes & lots of play! Note there is no deadline for this program – walk-ups are welcome, however registration is requested so our instructors will no how to plan each practice.  If weather is bad we’ll meet indoors at Falling Springs!

Click here for a registration form or click the link below register online.

Click HERE for instructions on how to use our new online registration portal!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE 

Join this fun, developmentally appropriate program for players ages 5-8 yrs old! Players will learn the basics of tennis, play fun games & start rallying & playing matches by the end of the program! Program may also include optional play days with area programs -days and times to be announced. Please note that this program will meet indoors if the weather is bad.

 

WEEKNIGHT CLASSES:

  • Mondays & Wednesdays
  • Group 1: 6:00-6:45 PM (Max of 15 players)
  • Group 2: 6:45-7:30 PM (Max of 15 players)
  • $50/player
  • Session 1:  June 6 – 29    DEADLINE: JUNE 1
  • Session 2:  July 11 – Aug 3   DEADLINE: JULY 6

NEWLY ADDED MORNING CLASSES:

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • Group 1: 9:00-9:45 AM (Max of 8 players)
  • Group 2: 9:45-10:30 AM (Max of 8 players)
  • $50/player
  • Session 1:  June 7 – 30    DEADLINE: JUNE 1
  • Session 2:  July 12 – Aug 4   DEADLINE: JULY 6

 

8U EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • 19″, 21” or 23” racquet & a water bottle

Join this program for players 9-12 yr old players. The focus is on fun & development as players learn the basics of tennis, how to keep score & more. Program also includes practice matches & optional play days with area programs. Meets at WC Park tennis courts. Program meets indoors if weather is bad.

 

WEEKNIGHT CLASSES

  • Meets Mondays & Wednesdays
  • 7:30-8:30 PM (Max of 18 players)
  • $60/player
  • Session 1:  June 6 – 29    DEADLINE: JUNE 1
  • Session 2:  July 11 – Aug 3   DEADLINE: JULY 6

NEWLY ADDED – MORNING CLASSES

  • Meets Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • 10:30-11:30 AM  (Max of 10 players)
  • $60/player
  • Session 1:  June 7 – 30    DEADLINE: JUNE 1
  • Session 2:  July 12 – Aug 4   DEADLINE: JULY 6


EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • 23” or 25” racquet & a water bottle

Click HERE for instructions on how to use our online registration system.

USTA JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS (12u, 14u & 18u Divisions)

USTA Junior Team Tennis (JTT) is the largest youth tennis program in the country, helping girls & boys get in the game, get on the court, & have a good time. Teams are coed & made up of at least six players (three boys & three girls) based on similar ages & skill levels. The emphasis is on skill development, fun, teamwork & friendly competition. 

JTT is for girls and boys of all abilities and experience. Whether your child has been playing for years, or has never held a racquet, there’s a spot on the team for them! 

JTT has a practice/play format where teams practice one day week & play one or two matches a week.

 

GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • Additional practices and match play coordination will be led by parent volunteer team captains.
  • Player’s division will be determined by his or her age on August 31, 2022
  • Cost: $95/PLAYER
  • Practices on Tuesday & Thursday evenings until matches begin. Once matches begin, practices on Tuesdays only.
  • Practices begin May 31
  • All divisions will play home & away matches against area teams (I.E. Frankfort, Georgetown, Richmond, etc)
  • Practices and home matches are played at the Woodford County Park Tennis Courts.
  • Bring a racket & water bottle to all practices & matches
  • DEADLINE: MAY 25

 

REGISTRATION

  • Click the link below to register online or visit Falling Springs Center to register in person. Click HERE for instructions on how to use our online registration portal!

Parks & Recreation partners with Community Tennis Associations (CTA’s) in Central Kentucky offer Middle School & High School kids an opportunity to play tennis in the fall!

Middle School players participate in the Bluegrass Middle School Tennis League and includes weekly practices and matches.  Areas participating are Frankfort, Georgetown, Lexington and possibly Richmond.  Matches are on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons and the season runs through mid to late October.

High School players participate in the Bluegrass Tennis Association High School Interscholastic Tennis League and includes weekly practices and matches. League participants include teams from Lexington, Frankfort, Georgetown, Richmond, Nicholasville, etc. Due to the distance of some teams, scheduling may include multiple teams playing dual or tri matches, typically on Saturday mornings or Sunday afternoons. The season runs from early September to mid-October.

All playing levels are welcome, even those brand new to tennis, and we’ll form multiple teams based on interest. Woodford County Middle School, High School, St. Leo, Versailles Montessori & home school students are welcome as are other 6th-12th graders who would like to participate.  There are no cuts & everybody plays!

These leagues are administered by the CTA’s and are considered a Jr. Team Tennis program affiliated with the USTA (it’s not affiliated with the KHSAA or school administration).  Format includes practices as well as home and away matches. Contact Aaron with questions. 

  • Cost is $85 per player (includes shirt & instruction)

REGISTRATION

  • Click the link below to register online or visit Falling Springs Center to register in person.  Click HERE for instructions on how to use our online registration portal.

ADULT TENNIS PROGRAMS

Tennis is a lifetime sport that can be learned at ANY age!! If you are 18 years old or older & new or nearly-new to tennis, this Tennis Apprentice is for you! Program includes instruction with a tennis pro, supervised match play & a racket! Program meets once a week for 6 weeks.

DETAILS:

  • Mondays, 6-7:30 PM
  • $70/person

SESSION 1:  June 13-July 25   DEADLINE: JUNE 8 (no tennis 7/4) 
SESSION 2:  Aug 1-Sept 12  DEADLINE: JULY 27(no tennis 9/5)

 

Designed for beginner adult players (including those who have completed the Tennis Apprentice program) who want to learn the basics of match play. The focus is on teaching court awareness, where to stand, when to serve, when to change ends, keeping score & court etiquette. $40/player.

PROGRAM DETAILS: 

  • Meets Monday’s
  • 7:30-8:30
  • $40/player

Session 1: June 13- July 11 (No Tennis 7/4). DEADLINE: JUNE 8

Session 2: August 1- August 22. DEADLINE: JULY 27

This NEW program is for experienced adult players. In this fun, but competitive program, players will enjoy 3 sets of tennis each night. Play 1 set with each of the other 3 players on your court. Score a point for each game you win. At the end of the night, the player with the most points is the “Top Dog.” Players will rotate to form new groups each week. Rating band requirement: Men (3.0-4.0), Women (3.5-4.5). Rating bands may change based on interest and participation. Maximum of 16 players.

SESSION DETAILS: 

  • Meets Thursday night’s
  • 7:45-9:15pm
  • June 9- August 4 (No tennis on July 6)
  • Fee: 
    • Core Players= $65/player (guaranteed spot all 8 weeks/ 16 players max)
    • “Fill-In” Players= $25/player (8 players max) 
  • DEADLINE: JUNE 1