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!

YOUTH TENNIS PROGRAMS

KIDZ TENNIS CLUB HAS BEEN CANCELLED THIS SPRING DUE TO COVID-19.

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
  • April 19, 26 and May 3 & 17 (no tennis on May 10 – Mother’s Day)
  • Ages 5-8 @ 2 PM
  • Ages 9-12 @ 3 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!

*This program will not be offered this summer due to scheduling concerns related to COVID-19 and tennis court reconstruction. 

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. $40/player. 

This program is typically offered in early summer and in the fall. Check back for updates.

8U EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

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

*This program will not be offered this summer due to scheduling concerns related to COVID-19 and tennis court reconstruction.  11 & 12 year olds are encouraged to check out the 14u JTT Tennis Program. If we have enough kids interested, we will form a 12u team too!

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. Meets at WC Park tennis courts. Program meets indoors if weather is bad.

This program is typically offered in early summer and in the fall. Check back for updates.

10U EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

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

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

USTA JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS (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.

This program usually runs from the end of May through mid July, however due to COVID-19, the program has been adjusted to meet all safety guidelines by USTA and by the state of Kentucky. The 2020 program will now begin in late June and run through late September or early October.  As a result the Fall Middle School & High School Interscholastic program will not be offered this year. 

*11 & 12 year olds are welcome in this program! They will play in the 14u division, or, if we have enough players, we will form a 12U team!

 

GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • Program will begin with practice & a parent meeting at 6 PM on June 30 at the tennis courts. 
  • Formal practices will be organized by Midway University Head Tennis Coach, Joe Reyes.
  • Additional practices and match play coordination will be led by parent volunteer team captains.
  • For 2020, a player’s division will be determined by his or her age on October 31, 2020
  • Cost is $85/player
  • Practice times TBA after teams are formed
  • All divisions will play home & away matches and new Team Tournament events against area teams (I.E. Frankfort, Georgetown, Richmond, etc)
  • Practices and home matches are played at the Woodford County Park Tennis Courts, however court reconstruction should begin sometime this summer, so some practices and matches may be be moved to another location (possibly Midway University – pending approval)
  • Bring a racket & water bottle to all practices & matches
  • DEADLINE: JUNE 30

 

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!

DUE TO COVID-19, WHICH REQUIRED A SCHEDULE CHANGE TO THE JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS PROGRAM, FALL MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL INTERSCHOLASTIC PROGRAMS WILL NOT BE OFFERED THIS FALL.

 

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 Rainey 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 Apprentice is an all-inclusive tennis program for beginner adults (18 & Over). You will learn how to play the game of tennis in a group with others at the same beginner level. This program is setup to be a fun learning experience for everyone involved.

Watch for details on our late Spring/Summer program!

This is a USTA (United States Tennis Association) non-member based social league designed to bring players back to the court and/or introduce players to an organized tennis program, where they know they will have an opponent each week.  Levels of play will vary; the coordinator will work to keep the level of competition good by placement of opponents each week.

This is not a program for beginner players, Tennis Apprentice is designed for those interested in learning the basics of tennis.

Watch for details on our spring/summer program!

Check back in late summer for clinic updates!