Tennis

TENNIS PROGRAMS

Parks & Recreation offers a variety of tennis programs for youth ages 5 and up through adult. 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!

 

YOUTH TENNIS PROGRAMS

10 & UNDER TENNIS

 

LITTLE ACES TENNIS

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! This program will meet at the Woodford County Park tennis courts on Mondays & Thursdays, May 28*-June 27 from 6-7 PM (*first day is a Tuesday due to due to Memorial Day).

This program also includes 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. $60/player. DEADLINE: MAY 22

 

FIREBALL TENNIS

Join this program for players 9-12 yrs 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 will be scheduled. WC Park tennis courts, Mon & Thu May 28*-June 27, 7-8 PM (*first day is a Tuesday due  to Memorial Day). Program meets indoors if weather is bad. $60/player. DEADLINE: MAY 22

Click the link below to register online or visit Falling Springs Center to register in person.

 

8U & 10U EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • 8 & UNDER**
    21” or 23” racquet & a water bottle
  • 10 & UNDER**
    23” or 25” racquet & a water bottle

 

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

JUNOR TEAM TENNIS

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. 

USTA 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.

Program begins May 19 & runs through late July. The first two weeks consist of two practices per week & the practice/match format begins the third week.

Program includes multiple play opportunities, including the annual Kentucky Bank Tennis Clinic and the Junior Team Tennis State Tournament in Owensboro if teams wish to advance.

GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • Playing age is determined by age on Aug. 31, 2019
  • Cost is $85/player (*players must also have a USTA Membership)
  • Practice times TBA after teams are formed
  • All divisions will play home & away matches against area teams, including Frankfort, Georgetown & Lexington.
  • Some home matches for could be played at Midway College
  • Bring a racket & water bottle to all practices & matches
  • DEADLINE: MAY 15

FIRST PRACTICE & PARENT MEETINGS:

  • MAY 19
  • 12u, 14u & 18u
  • 3:00-5:00 PM

JTT DIVISIONS & NOTES: 

  • 12 & Under:  Matches on Mondays & Saturdays
  • 14 & Under:  Matches on Thursdays & Sundays
  • 18 & Under:  Matches on Mondays & Saturdays

JTT EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • 12, 14 & 18 UNDER DIVISIONS
    Bring a racquet & water bottle

 

*NOTE ON USTA MEMBERSHIPS

Our JTT Leagues require a USTA Jr. Membership ($20) that is current through August 30 of 2019. Membership allows your child to play in any USTA sanctioned tournament, league or event throughout the year. Please do not let this deter you from registering your child. Parks & Rec can walk you through this process in the main office or by phone. Instructions are also posted online at www.vwcparksrec.com.

Returning families may remember that Parks & Rec purchased or renewed your child’s membership for you, but USTA no longer allows us to do this. If you are not sure of your child’s membership number or  expiration date, please contact Rainey and she may be able to pull this information for you from previous years.


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 new online registration portal!

ADULT TENNIS PROGRAMS

TENNIS APPRENTICE FOR ADULTS

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 program is for you! 

 

Tennis Apprentice I (TA I)

Tennis  Apprentice I includes instruction with a tennis pro, supervised match play & a racket!

  • Mondays* (*TA will meet Tuesday, May 28 due to Memorial Day)
  • May 6-June 10 
  • 7:00-8:30 PM
  • $70/player.
  • DEADLINE:  MAY 3

 

TENNIS APPRENTICE II – SECOND SERVE (TA II)

This 4 week program includes match play where an instructor will review skills but the focus will be on positioning & strategy. Open to participants who have completed TA I and other “newer” tennis players.

  • Mondays
  • 7:00-8:00 PM
  • WC Park Courts
  • June 24-July 15
  • $40/person
  • DEADLINE:  JULY 8

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 new online registration portal!

WILD ACES

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 program is for you!

This Adult Social league is for adult players ages 40 & up that have been away from the game or are looking for an organized program that meets on a set day & time where you know you’ll have an opponent each week. Levels of play will vary, however a coordinator will create good competition by creating level based match-ups each week. (Not for beginner players. If you’re new to tennis, please check out our Tennis Apprentice program!) 

  • Men & Women ages 40 & up
  • Wednesdays
  • 6:30-8:00 PM
  • WC Park Courts
  • June 5-July 31 (No tennis July 3)
  • $40/person
  • DEADLINE:  MAY 31

SENIOR TENNIS 101

Check out this NEW program for new players ages 50 & up! Tennis is a sport that can be learned at any age and has incredible health benefits! Learn strokes,  scoring, strategy and more and a fun, social setting. Instruction by retired PE teacher and tennis player Terri Least.

  • Men & Women ages 50 & up
  • Tuesday & Thursday
  • 10:00-11:00 AM
  • WC Park Courts
  • $40/person

Session 1:  May 21-June 13      DEADLINE: MAY 19 CANCELLED
Session 2:  July 9-August 1      DEADLINE: JULY 7