Our group tennis lessons are a great way for your child to work on fundamentals and team work. Classes are available by ability from beginner to advanced, after school and on weekends. Our excellent instructor-to-student ratio means your child will get the individual attention he or she needs to master strokes and build confidence. And, because we know kids just want to have fun, we always make sure to include a variety of games in every class.
Pee Wee: 3-5 years old. These kids are just learning to play. We will focus on basic ball skills, movement, age-appropriate technique, and mostly making sure your child has fun and loves tennis. We use age-specific tennis equipment to ensure success.
Beginner: 5-7 years old and 7-10 years old. This class is for kids who are complete beginners, as well as kids who have had some experience but still need lots of instruction. Kids will be split up into separate groups based on age and level. Our goal in this class is for kids to be able to successfully maintain a rally, learn all the different strokes, and learn how to serve and score. We emphasize movement, and correct technique, all in a positive environment. We use a variety of balls in this group, based on the level: red, orange, and green-dot balls.
Intermediate: 9-14 years old. This class is for kids who can rally from the baseline. We work more specifically on technique, agility, introduce strategy, within a drill and game based format.
Advanced Intermediate: 9-14 years old. This class is for kids who are ready to start playing tournaments. Kids are learning advanced spins and techniques, and are ready to work hard to improve their game. This is a 90 minute class.
High School: This is a coed class for high school kids. We have all levels, from freshman team to varsity team members, and group kids according to level. Each class has a number of specific goals and themes to improve the kids’ games. We spend time working on both doubles and singles play.
Junior Team Tennis: We have a competitive 10/12 and under and under USTA Team Tennis team that practices Wednesdays 5-7pm. We also have a novice 12/14 and under USTA team that will practice Fridays from 5-6:30pm. Please contact Jen at email@example.com for more information.Sign Up Today!
Private lessons are a great way for your child to spend individual time with a coach, working exactly on what he or she needs to work on, and can often be the key to unlocking the potential in your child’s game. This is a good way to go if you require a flexible schedule, or as a supplement to group lessons.
Private lesson rates are $85-$95 per hour for 1-2 people, and no facility membership is required. We can also schedule private group lessons. For more information please contact us.
Contact us for more information about USTA tournaments and to see if they are right for your athlete.
Junior Class Dates, Times, and Cost
NU is currently not able to offer lessons to junior players at this time. We hope to resume in April 2021 but things may change. We will update this site once there is a reopening plan!
WINTER 2021 Tennis – we hope to have a program; will update by late December 2020.
"Our boys have been taking lessons at NU Tennis for a number of years and with each year they have improved their game. The lessons are taught in a fun way and the coaches are attune to each kid."−
"I look forward to each of my tennis drills. Val and the other teachers make them fun, coaching some, occasionally pushing us, but varying the activities and ensuring they are pleasurable. It is the hour and a half with the most laughs."−
"Val is a brilliant coach, with infinite patience and a big smile for everyone. The adult tennis classes at NU are an undiscovered treasure right here in Evanston."−
"I enjoy the morning drills led by Val and Jarod because they afford me an opportunity to hit lots of balls, receive proper instruction, hone my skills and get lots of cardio in a friendly environment."−
"The programs offered by Northwestern Tennis Camps are fantastic! The coaches are engaged, excited, and eager to share their tennis expertise, and they are genuinely determined to see everyone succeed and improve their game. The classes are well-organized and the instruction of skills and strategies is differentiated to meet the needs of all levels through fun and fast-paced drills, games, and match play."−
"Coach Pollard and Coach Swan provide world class coaching and sparkling wit, while showing true joy at teaching mere mortal tennis players. Val is a brilliant coach, with infinite patience and a big smile for everyone. The adult tennis classes at NU are an undiscovered treasure right here in Evanston."−
"Northwestern Tennis class and camps have been exactly what we were looking for and we've achieved the results we'd hoped for. She wanted everyone to know that 'Rallys and playing Swamp Monster' are her favorite parts of class!"−
"My son loves taking tennis lessons at NU; his game has improved and so has his self-confidence. The instructors are enthusiastic and patient and make learning tennis fun. My son needs a little extra direction at times, and Jen and her patient staff have been very accommodating. They do an excellent job of adjusting activities and groupings based on the kids’ needs."−