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What makes our tennis lessons better?

The Perfect Coach

We find you the best coach for your specific tennis goals.

Play When You Want

We work with your schedule to squeeze tennis into your busy life.

Courts Near You

Your lessons are just minutes away on a nearby court.

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Choose Your Coach

Finding the right tennis coach is difficult, but we’ve already done the hard work for you. Tell us your goals and our coach-finder will search our 2,000+ coach database to find the perfect instructor for you.

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Book Your Lessons

Our team is here to help you every step of the way. If you have any questions or want to purchase over the phone, call us at 301.575.6112 or buy online now if you’re ready to get started.

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Improve your game

Improve Your Game

Talk to your coach to schedule your first lesson at a court and time that is convenient for you. You’ll have fun and be amazed how quickly you will improve when you’re working with the right tennis coach.

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New Approach to Kids’ Tennis Lessons

Thanks to the USTA’s 10 & Under Tennis initiative, the game has now been “kid-sized” to make it easier for children to learn the sport and start playing tournaments. Using small rackets, low-compression balls, lower nets and small courts, kids can start serving, keeping score and playing matches almost as soon as they start taking lessons.

A Couple Playing Tennis
A Boy Playing Tennis

What Age Should My Kid Start Playing Tennis?

Children often can’t master the skills for a specific sport until around age six, but they can begin learning basic sports skills even earlier. A tennis coach who knows how to work with children can use tennis equipment to help kids learn and improve the general skills needed for tennis (and other sports). These basic sports skills include:

  • Running
  • Jumping and landing
  • Throwing
  • Kicking
  • Striking
  • Catching

In addition, kids need to develop speed, quickness, footwork, agility and balance.

Kids Tennis Lessons: Progressing Through the Ranks

The new junior tennis system starts kids with one type of ball and court, then helps them progress to other balls and court configurations until they are ready for full-court tennis with regular balls. The progression goes as follows:

  • ages 8 & Under – Red and yellow balls, rackets up to 23” long and 2’9”-high nets
  • ages 9-10– Orange and yellow balls, rackets up to 23”-25” long and 3’-high nets
  • ages 11 & Up – Green and yellow balls, rackets 25”-27” long and 3’-high nets

Age recommendations are only suggestions. When a child improves enough, he or she can move to the next level and play with older children if they’re good enough.

Hiring a Pro For Your Kid’s Tennis Lessons

The best tennis pros know that kids aren’t miniature adults. Kids have different goals than parents, and most goals for youngsters revolve around making friends and having fun. PlayYourCourt coaches emphasize rallying and game-play over technique during kids lessons. After all, kids don’t come to work; they come to play!

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where will the lessons take place?

    Your coach will come to any court of your choice. Not sure of the closest court? No sweat, they will recommend a convenient location.
  • How do I know I’ll love my coach?

    We ask you questions and hand pick the perfect coach based on what you are looking for. We are so confident in our coach selection process that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If we can’t find the perfect instructor for you then we will refund your unused lesson credits.
  • Can I start with just one lesson?

    You sure can, although we offer a 100% money back guarantee so most students start with a lesson package to save money since there is no risk.
  • How do I get in contact with my instructor?

    Once you have booked your lesson package, you will immediately receive your instructor's contact information. The quickest way to schedule your first lesson is to call or text your coach and they'll get back to you asap. If your coach doesn't hear from you they'll reach out within 24 hours.
  • I’ve never played before, do you work with beginners?

    Absolutely! Our certified instructors regularly work with players of all ages and ability levels.
  • Can I bring a friend?

    Absolutely! Each extra person is only an additional $10 more per hour. Adding friends to your lesson is a great way to cut down on your lesson costs.