Group Lessons at 119th Street


Group lessons are a great way to work on your game in an organized, social way. Please read the class descriptions to determine what is best for you. Classes are one hour long, except for minicamps (two hours).

No groups lesson on July 4.

You may register after a group begins and be prorated for weeks that you've missed.

Summer 2024:  Begins June 24.  Register Here

  • Cardio Tennis: A high-energy group fitness activity for adults that combines the best features of tennis with cardiovascular exercise, using tennis drills and games to deliver the ultimate full-body, calorie-burning aerobic workout. Up to 6 players per group, 6 classes, $258.
  • Adult Beginner: This classes is for beginner to advanced-beginner level players who are looking to learn and improve, or have little to no match play experience. Up to 6 players per group, 6 classes, $258.
  • Adult Intermediate: This drill-oriented class is for players who can sustain a ten-ball rally, control and direct the ball, and use topspin and slice. Up to 6 players per group, 6 classes, $258.
  • Adult Summer Minicamp: Designed for intermediate players, this program is a great way to improve all aspects of your game. Over 10 hours of instruction, players will work on stroke technique, play games, and learn how to win more points through competitive play. This program is a five day minicamp. The group will meet Monday through Friday from 9am to 11am.  Up to 6 players per group, 10 total hours, $430
  • High School Training Camp (Ages 13-16): This minicamp is meant to prepare players for high school level competition. Registrants must already have basic strokes and be familiar with match play. Players will focus on improving match strategy, point play and stroke technique. The group will meet Monday through Thursday from 4pm to 6pm.  Up to 6 players per group, 8 total hours, $344

Rain Policy:

All group lessons have a rain makeup period of two weeks after the scheduled end date on the registration page. Rain makeups will always take place at the same day and time of the week, unless a specific schedule change is announced. If the group is rained out once, one date is added at the end for rain. If twice, then two. If your group was not rained out or cancelled at all, there will be no rain makeups.

If there are three or more rainouts for a particular group, all players will be refunded at the end of the session for rainouts beyond the first two. Any lesson that was cancelled in advance due to a coach being absent or other unforeseen circumstances is treated as a rainout.

Groups on Thursdays have only one rain date because there are no groups July 4th. This date will be August 15.

Makeup Policy:

There is no guarantee that absences will always get made up. However, the Riverside Tennis Association aims to provide players to opportunity to find alternate groups to join if they are absent. Absences will not be refunded. Here are the parameters for when a player may do a makeup:

-Makeups must be done at the same location (no moving between 96 and 119).

-Makeups must be done with the same type of group (no switching between Beginner, Intermediate, and Cardio).

-A makeup player can never be the seventh player on the court. If a group has 6 players registered and they all do arrive, the makeup player must allow them the court and may try again at another time.

-Makeups must be done in the same session (no making up summer absences in the fall).

-Players can do a makeup with another coach as long all the above are followed.

-There is no “reserving” a makeup slot based on seeing availability online and asking if the spot can be blocked off for the day.

Check the list of groups for options!

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