Overview

The club has two hard surface tennis courts that are available for use by members and their guests year round. Members must fill out a guest form at the front desk when bringing guests to play tennis. (regular guest fees apply).

Individual and Clinic instruction is available. Please contact the Tennis Pro at tennispro@clintonhills.com or 219-465-8221

Sign up Process & Fees

The club pro, provides instructional clinics at the club for all age groups during June and July. Clinic fees can be paid thru the Membership Store. Fees for tennis instruction are in addition to membership dues and cover all classes offered during June and July. Once you have paid your tennis clinic fees, the club administrator will email you a link to register for clinic sessions. Pre-registration is required for all clinics.

The 2019 Tennis Clinic Fee Schedule is:

TBD

Whether you’ve never played tennis before or you are an advanced skill level player, there is lots of tennis fun in store for you at Clinton Hills this summer!

Tennis Coach

Youth Coach – April Cooper

April Cooper was a nationally ranked junior, who started playing tennis when she was 2. She went to the state championships in high school four times, finishing 2nd in doubles and 7th in singles. She played tennis in College on a full ride scholarship at the University of Toledo, where she received her undergraduate degree in education. After teaching in Arizona for two years, she received her master’s degree in art education from DAAP. She has been teaching art and tennis for over 20 years, and believes that all learning should be fun and that sports are one of the best ways to teach children how to have great character! She has been living in Cincinnati for 14 years with her husband and her three daughters, who are her favorite people to play tennis with.

Start 1

  • Week 1 – Court area. Grips. Ball feel. Forehands / Backhands. Basic movement.
  • Week 2 – Forehands, Backhands. Different bounces and speeds of the ball. Rallying.
  • Week 3 – Volleys, overheads.
  • Week 4 – Serves. Rallying. Review of all basic strokes. Match components and scoring.

Start 2

Beginner level continued (advanced beginner). Or, players with some previous experience welcome to join.

  • Week 1 – Groundstrokes. Specific components. Introduction to topspin. Rallying.
  • Week 2 – Approach shots. Playing points at the net.
  • Week 3 – Placement of the ball. Rallying. Start points with serves.
  • Week 4 – Point play with serves, approach shots, introduction to doubles play.

Additional Class Options

Intermediate/Advanced Tennis Class (Levels 3.5 – 5.0)
Drills to practice technique and tactics. Rallying for consistency. Point Play situations and games for singles and doubles strategy. Intensity and running level is Medium to High in this class.

Advanced Beginner Class (levels 2.5-3.0)
Class for individuals who went through at least one session of beginner tennis and have learned the basics of strokes, movement and grips. The class will review grips and technique. Practice for different point situations and matches also covered.
*This class is a good option for those who are not quite experienced enough for the Intermediate/Advanced group but have already learned the basics in a beginner course. Also appropriate for people with experience who have not played in several years and need a refresher course.

Clinton Hills Junior Tennis Programs
Our junior programs are conducted with methods that adhere to USTA guidelines for children in tennis. Our tennis professional, Federico, trains all assistant instructors on these methods, drills and activities to give your children the best tennis experience. Join us for another great summer of tennis learning and FUN! Please contact Federico Mas for any questions and other tennis opportunities for kids, such as tennis events and tournaments.