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

KIDZ TENNIS CLUB

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
  • Mondays
  • Aug 5, 12, 19 & 26
  • Ages 5-8 @ 5:45 PM
  • Ages 9-12 @ 6:45 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!  If weather is bad we’ll meet indoors at Falling Springs!

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

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

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, September 3-26 (first day is a Wednesday due to Labor Day).  2 groups are offered:

Group 1: 4:30-5:15 PM
Group 2: 5:15-6:00 PM

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. $40/player. DEADLINE: AUGUST 28

 

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, Mondays & Thursdays, September 3-26 (first day is a Wednesday due to Labor Day) from 6-7 PM. Program meets indoors if weather is bad. $50/player. DEADLINE: AUGUST 28

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!

MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL INTERSCHOLASTIC TENNIS LEAGUES

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)
  • Practices projected to be Tuesday evenings
  • DEADLINE: AUGUST 21

 

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!


*NOTE ON USTA MEMBERSHIPS

Junior Team Tennis Leagues require a USTA Jr. Membership ($20) that is current through August 30 of 2020. 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.

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.

ADULT TENNIS PROGRAMS

FALL ADULT TENNIS CLINIC

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! 

Adults ages 18 and up are invited to join us for a fall adult tennis clinic at the Woodford County Park Tennis Courts.  This clinic will include a mixture of drills, group games and match play.  Beginners are welcome, however some previous experience in Tennis Apprentice or other beginner clinics is recommended.  Instruction by Jill Day.

  • Sundays
  • September 8-29
  • 2:30-3:30 PM
  • $40/person
  • Deadline: September 4

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!