The Best of NYC: Tennis Classes for Kids

The Best of NYC: Tennis Classes for Kids


Your child may already play tennis, or they may be looking to start classes for the first time. Whatever the case, encourage your child to have the ball in their court with one of these fantastic classes, which are some of the very best that NYC has to offer.

SPORTIME Randall’s Island

SPORTIME Randall’s Island, the largest indoor tennis facility in NYC, is home to the John McEnroe Tennis Academy, the New York region’s #1 program for developing competitive junior tennis players. JMTA, conceived and directed by John McEnroe, and featuring a world-class coaching staff, including Co-Directors Patrick McEnroe and Lawrence Kleger, boasts players that have won titles at sectional, national, intercollegiate and international levels.

JMTA offers instructional tennis programs for children of all ages and abilities. In JMTA Mac Red and Mac Orange programming, children ages 5-10 to become well rounded, competitive athletes, training on appropriate sized courts, with kid-sized rackets and low compression balls.

In JMTA’s Green and Yellow ball training programs, advancing junior players, ages 9-17, receive intensive coaching in a positive and fast-paced environment. Group fitness training, vision performance training, and mental toughness training are also incorporated into the JMTA Curriculum. During a 34-week indoor season, 2-Hour JMTA sessions are offered 7 days a week from 4:00pm-8:00pm.

JMTA Training Camps are offered during the summer and over school breaks. Private tennis, athletic, vision and mental toughness coaching are also available and encouraged.

To enroll, please call (212) 427-6150 or email

SPORTIME Randall’s Island
1 Randall’s Island
New York
NY 10035

Website | JMTAEmail | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | (212) 427-6150

Little Aces Tennis at Chelsea Piers

This exciting tennis class is for children ages 4-8 looking to become the next Roger Federer or Serena Williams. Players learn basic tennis skills while developing proper technique and simple tactics. Classes are held on our basketball courts and utilize our new tennis nets, racquets and balls.

The Field House at Chelsea Piers
62 Chelsea Piers
23rd St. & Hudson River Park
New York
NY 10011

Website | Email | 212.336.6520

Prospect Park Tennis Center

The Prospect Park Tennis Center is one of Brooklyn’s most popular tennis destinations. Featuring hard and clay courts, and a seasonal tennis bubble, the Center is open year-round for day and evening tennis.

Indoor Junior Development Program
Intensive group instruction for children of all levels of experience. Receive personal attention from an accomplished staff of tennis pros to acquire game fundamentals and improve skills.

Prospect Park Tennis Center
50 Parkside Ave
NY 11226

Website | Email | (718) 436-2500

Court 16 Brooklyn

The First Ever Tennis Club Designed Specifically for Kids
Featuring 15,000 square ft of architecturally progressive space awash in vibrant colors and abundant natural light to excite the imagination. With USTA-sanctioned courts sized perfectly for evolving technique, our Premier Court surfacing allows players to enjoy more traction for optimal performance, while impact-absorbing cushions are gentle on growing joints.

Group Classes
Kids learn the ropes in a group setting with fellow players of the same age and skill level. For players ages 4 through 15 years old of all playing levels and a maximum of 4 students per court, group lasses take place Monday through Friday and on weekends with 45-minute and 60-minute options.

Private and Semi-Private Lessons
With private and semi-private lessons, players refine their progress through individualized drills and games – with a focus on repetition – to develop and reestablish strong technical habits. Private Lessons are offered in 30-minute, 45-minute, and 60-minute durations while Semi-Private Lessons are offered in 45-minute and 60-minute durations.

Training Pod Classes
Training pod group classes are designed for families that are organizing their kids’ activities with specific groups of friends or classmates to book group classes at a time that works best for them. You need a minimum of three players of similar age and skill level to form a group.

Court 16 Brooklyn
526 Baltic Street
NY 11217

Website | Email | Facebook | Instagram | 718-875-5550

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