2017 Tennis Apprentice Program


Tennis Apprentice is designed strictly for beginner players. It teaches you the basics of tennis and gets you playing the game fast! All you need is a pair of tennis shoes and a willingness to learn the game of tennis. The Tennis Apprentice program was formerly called the Quick Start program. The format and goals are the same.

Your Total Cost of $50.00 includes:

  • A beginner Head tennis racquet
  • Six lessons at 1.5 hours each conducted by experienced tennis professionals.
  • Six weeks of fun Novice League Play at the conclusion of the lessons. This on-court team experience gives you a fun non-competitive way to learn about league play.
  • An awesome Tennis Apprentice tee
  • A free league registration
  • A USTA membership, upon request

Fall Session

  • Registration: July 1 – July 31
  • Class Dates: August 14 – October 2
  • Novice League: October 13 – November 17

Register Now


  • Newman Tennis Center: (706) 821-1600
    • Monday: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
    • Saturday: 10:00 – 11:30 am
  • Patriot’s Park: (706) 550-2070
    • Friday: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
  • Petersburg Racquet Club: (706) 860-9288
    • Thursday: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
  • Riverside Park: (706) 550-2070
    • Wednesday: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
  • Riverview Park: (615) 479-4173
    • Wednesday: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
  • Springlakes: (706) 294-5231
    • Tuesday: 6:30 – 8:00 pm


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What if I have more questions?
E-mail the Local League Coordinators, Barbara or Lucy. They will be glad to help you get started.

Can I go to any of the classes in town?
No, you must take your lessons at the facility you choose on the registration form.

Can I bring a friend/husband who is a tennis player to the clinics?
Your friend can come and watch but not participate in the program which is for beginners only.

What should I wear and bring to the class?
Wear comfortable exercise clothing, sneakers, a towel and bring water. “Tennis Clothing” is not necessary.

I’ve never played any sports and afraid I will look dumb?
Everyone is a beginner and many of the students have never played sports.

What if it rains?
Make-up dates are built into the schedule.

What if I have to miss a class?
If you sign up at a facility that has classes on two days you can attend the alternate day. If not, the Pros will help you with the stroke you missed.

Can I sign up my children?
The minimum age is 18.

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