Youth Tennis Lessons

Youth Tennis Lessons

Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) offers tennis lessons to teach the fundamentals of the game. The lessons will review basic strokes and scoring as well as tennis strategies. Participants should wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothing and bring a tennis racquet and water.

All participants, including spectators, will be held to the standards listed in our code of conduct.

For information, email Cathy.Reagan@durhamnc.gov or call 919-560-4355, ext. 27238.

Weather cancellation information: 919-560-4636, Press 6

Volunteers Needed

DGSL is looking for volunteer head coaches and assistant coaches for the fall and spring! Please fill out the Volunteer Application Form and an Athletics staff member will be in touch. View the volunteer expectations.

Beginner Youth Tennis Lessons

Participants will learn the basics of tennis. The class will review basic strokes, tennis strategy, and learn how to score a match. All equipment is provided; participants should bring water and wear tennis shoes and weather appropriate clothing.

March 6 - March 22, 2023

  • Mondays & Wednesdays, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Whippoorwill Park
  • Ages 5-10
  • Registration open through February 24, 2023
  • City Resident $9 | Non-City Resident $14

April 10 - April 26, 2023

  • Mondays & Wednesdays, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
  • Whippoorwill Park
  • Ages 11-12
  • Registration open through April 1, 2023
  • City Resident $9 | Non City Resident $14


May 8 - May 24, 2023

  • Mondays & Wednesdays, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
  • Whippoorwill Park
  • Ages 5-10
  • Registration open through April 24, 2023
  • City Resident $9 | Non-City Resident $14

August 15 - August 31, 2023

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
  • Elmira Avenue Park
  • Ages 5-10
  • Registration open through August 1, 2023
  • City Resident $9 | Non-City Resident $14

Intermediate Youth Tennis Lessons

Participants will learn intermediate tennis skills. All participants should have some established skill and experience playing tennis. All equipment is provided; participants should bring water and wear tennis shoes and weather appropriate clothing.

September 19 - Oct. 5, 2023

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
  • Elmira Avenue Park
  • Ages 7-12
  • Registration open through September 1, 2023
  • City Resident $9 | Non-City Resident $14

Raising Racquets

Participants will receive a racquet and a can of tennis balls for attending four out of the six sessions.

Session 1: June 12 - July 3, 2023

  • Mondays & Wednesdays, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    • No meeting on June 19
  • Elmira Avenue Park
  • Ages 7-12
  • Registration open through May 31, 2023
  • City Resident $13.50 | Non-City Resident $18.50


Session 2: July 11 - July 27, 2023

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Elmira Avenue Park
  • Ages 7-12
  • Registration open through July 1, 2023
  • City Resident $13.50 | Non-City Resident $18.50