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 Liz Keller.

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 online when registering.  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:

Single Member $75 (plus tax) Covers clinic fees for a single members for the summer. Family Member $125 (plus tax) Covers clinic fees for all family members for the summer (must assign which member is covered at purchase).

Register HERE

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 Lesson Schedule

Tennis starts June 3rd!!
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* Please note with 3 home meets on Tuesdays this Summer, Liz Brown will select another for evening lessons during those weeks

Other activities

  • Sunday Pickle Ball informal matches 4:00pm
  • Greater Cincinnati Tennis Association (ages 8-14) Register HERE (GCTA)

more abut GCTA...

Sets in the City is a new tennis program being offered at the historic Cincinnati Tennis Club in East Walnut Hills. Founded in 1880, CTC is among the ten oldest tennis clubs in the United States. This exciting opportunity is being provided to participants at no cost by the Greater Cincinnati Tennis Association (GCTA) with support from the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) Midwest Division. Listed below are two separate clinic opportunities providing an option for all levels of experience and ability. The Beginner Instructional Clinic (Saturdays, 12:30-2pm, June 1 – July 6) is geared for players with limited or no experience and will teach you all the fundamentals of the game from strokes to strategy and will have you on your way to playing in no time. The High Intensity Clinic (Sundays, 12:30-2pm, June 2 – July 7) is cardio based, incorporating lots of ball feeding and fast-paced point and game play. This clinic is appropriate for players with at an Intermediate to Advanced Level. Players can expect to burn around 500 calories per hour! Don’t miss out on these awesome opportunities to get in the game! Register through the link below: openings are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis! *Players cannot sign up for both clinics*
REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

1) Visit https://sets-in-the-city.eventbrite.com to sign up

2) Click on the orange “Select a date” button in the top right hand corner.

3) All dates are shown as a reminder, but tickets are distributed as an entire package. Click on any date and select the green “Register” button that appears next.

4) From there, select the type of clinic (Beginner vs High Intensity) you would like to attend. Registration automatically signs you up for all dates of your chosen clinic! Players may only register for Beginner or High Intensity, not both.

Tennis Coach

Head Pro – Liz Brown

Liz Brown is a CHSC member and former swim and tennis team member. She played tennis at Walnut Hills High School, and then in college at Baldwin Wallace University, where she completed her undergraduate studies in middle childhood education. She returned to Cincinnati and has been working with CHSC tennis program on and off throughout the last 10 years.

Youth Pro – 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.

Liz Brown

April Cooper

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 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 our tennis pro for any questions and other tennis opportunities for kids, such as tennis events and tournaments.