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Eden Prairie Parks and Recreation offers a variety of tennis programs for all ages and abilities.

Youth Tennis Programs for ages 4-15 and Teen/Adult Lessons are offered at outdoor city-owned tennis courts in the spring and summer. Afterschool lessons are offered in the fall. Drills and games are used in all classes to learn more about the strategy of the game. USTA-certified instructors demonstrate tennis etiquette and good sportsmanship. Students have their skills evaluated to determine their performance in lessons, skills to work on and which class to register for next session. Click on the ‘Register Online’ button to find programs.

What Should I Bring?
Remember to bring your water bottle, tennis shoes, sunscreen and tennis racket! Tennis balls are provided.

Kids - Need a Tennis Racket?
Junior tennis rackets can be purchased online for summer tennis lessons. Rackets must be ordered two weeks before the first lesson. Please provide the student’s height in inches. Look for more information when registering.

How to choose the correct tennis racket for my child?
If a child is 5 years old or younger and is 44 inches or shorter, a 19- or 21-inch racket is a good fit. If a child is age 6 to 8 and is 45-49 inches tall, select a 23-inch racket. For children age 8 to 10 with a height between 50 and 55 inches, a 25-inch racket is appropriate. A child can comfortably handle a 26-inch racket if he/she is older than 10 and taller than 55 inches. Click here for more information.

Weather Hotline
Call the weather hotline at 952-949-8449 for updated weather-related lesson cancelations. Fridays are used for make-up sessions.

LESSON OPTIONS

Munchkin for Ages 4-7
Munchkin is designed to introduce tennis to young children. Students will work on hand-eye coordination while learning the fundamental strokes of tennis. Quick start format will be utilized.

Beginner for Ages 7-15
Beginner is for the student with little to no tennis experience. Basic techniques of the forehand and backhand strokes, serve and rules will be covered. Quick start format will be utilized.

Intermediate for Ages 7-15
Intermediate focuses on the basics at a higher level of play and on a larger court. Game strategy and scoring are also covered.

Advanced for Ages 7-15
Advanced students work on improving their basic skills, along with the lob, overhead shot and topspin. They also compete in match play in singles and doubles.

USA Tennis 1-2-3 for Ages 16-Adult
Both Beginner level and Intermediate are offered. Learn the basics of forehand, backhand, serve, volley and begin match play. Intermediate students go over the techniques of each stroke and concentrate on strategy involved in the game of tennis.

SUMMER LEAGUE

USTA Team Tennis for Ages 10-18
Team tennis is for players who are confident in their basic tennis skills and want to participate in a lot of match play throughout the summer. Singles, doubles and mixed doubles are played. There will be both home and away matches as well as practices. Transportation to all practices and matches is provided by parent.

Fee includes USTA Jr. Membership, eligibility for all USTA tournaments, 1 year subscription to Smash Magazine, certified coaches and Nike tennis shirt.

A two-day USTA Team Tennis Area Championship is organized to provide participants a safe and encouraging environment. Tournament location (Twin Cities area) and exact mid-July dates vary each year.

PRIVATE LESSONS
Available June–August

Tennis lessons for children and adults of all ages and ability levels are offered by USTA-certified instructors. These one-hour lessons are ideal for players requiring special attention, focused work or improvement on a specific skill. Lessons can be taught at any City court in Eden Prairie and scheduling is flexible including days, evenings and weekends.

Registration
To register, fill out the Private Tennis Lessons Request Form and submit with payment to the Parks and Recreation office, Tennis Lessons, 8080 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie, 55344.

Questions? Contact the Tennis Office at 952-949-8461.

Cost
Private lessons are $38/hour; $19/hour for additional students, up to three maximum.

TENNIS COURTS

There are 21 parks with tennis courts in Eden Prairie. Courts are available during park hours, except when a Parks and Recreation lesson program is being taught, or during the school year, while the school tennis team is playing. None of the courts are lit. View the Eden Prairie Park Finder to find a court near you.

Tennis Court Rules
Be courteous and allow others to play after one hour. No bikes, dogs, skates or rollerblades are allowed on the tennis courts. No private lessons may be offered without prior authorization.

Last updated: 3/24/2014 8:35:36 AM