Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Department offers recreational tennis instruction to players from tiny tot to adults of various levels of ability. Certified professionals introduce the adult beginner to the basics of playing tennis with proper warm-up techniques, hand-eye coordination drills, and basic strokes (forehand, backhand, serve, and volley). Tiny tots begin at four years old with basic hand-eye coordination skills and juniors progress through beginner, advanced beginner, and intermediate levels before moving into more competitive programs. Junior recreational classes are offered in the afternoons at Forestmeadows, Winthrop Park, Tom Brown Park, Fourth Avenue and Walker-Ford Community Centers.
Tournament training is available for juniors and advanced drills and matched strategy for adults. Private and semi-private tennis lessons are also available upon request. Summer tennis camps are provided for youth age six-fourteen years old. Offered at both Forestmeadows and Winthrop Park and supervised by USPTA or USPTR certified instructors, the camps emphasize stroke fundamentals, tennis rules, etiquette, and fun games. Each session features a camp tournament. For more information call the Tennis Division at 891-3920.