Group Lessons

Meet Players, Up your Game, Have fun

The RCTA is pleased to offer a variety of group lessons.  These programs 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 Junior Aces, which is 2). To register, click here.  If you are not already an RCTA member, you must become a member before registering.  Please look at event locations closely as we are also offering group lessons at 119th Street.

Groups will begin the week of June 24 for the Summer 2024 session. There will be no group lessons on July 4.

Summer 2024 - Adults:  REGISTER HERE (Begins June 24)

  • Cardio Tennis: A high-energy group fitness activity 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. 6 players per group, 6 classes, $270.
  • 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. 6 players per group, 6 classes, $270.
  • 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. 6 players per group, 6 classes, $270.
  • Doubles (Intermediate/Advanced): This group is designed for experienced doubles players to work on their tactics, positioning and point construction. 6 players per group, 6 classes, $270.
  • Stroke of the Week: Each week will focus a specific shot; Forehand, backhand, volley and overhead, serve, then put it all together in the last two weeks. Take all of your strokes to the next level this summer!  6 players per group, 6 classes, $270.

There are no refunds for absences. You may email to inquire about finding a time for a potential makeup. Makeups are not guaranteed. All makeups must be with the same coach in the same type of group.

If you’d like to register after a group begins, please join and then email You may be refunded for weeks that have already passed. You must be an RCTA member to register.

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 are no more dates.

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

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.

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). This applies to Stroke of the Week and Doubles for summer.

-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 spring absences in the summer).

-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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