We have adult tennis programs for players of all skill levels, including first-time players!

The Jayhawk adult program is designed to meet the needs of Lawrence. We strive to offer classes that are as unique and diverse as the community called Unmistakingly Lawrence.

Our drills provide an entry point for those wanting an introduction to the game, all the way to the veterans that have been playing their entire lives.

Within our all-encompassing program, we offer classes, leagues, and teams for different skill levels and ages. Just to name a few, we have cardio tennis, drills that are game based, skill focused, as well as classes targeting strategic point play in court positioning.

At Jayhawk Tennis Center, you can learn or improve upon consistency and accuracy, technique, and strategy, or maybe you just want to unwind and have fun with friends. Competitive or not, our broad spectrum of classes within our program can provide something for everyone.

Adult Games/Point Play

This drill is all about games! Participate in action-packed games along with point play. Move-up, move-down, or offense/defense to name a few. Structured for competitive fun.

(NTRP Rating 3.0-4.0)*

Adult Games/Point Play Fall Session I

August 21 – October 16*

Mondays
8:00pm-9:00pm

$144

*No class 9/4 Labor Day

  • Aug. 21, 28
  • Sept. 12, 19, 26
  • Oct. 3, 10,16
  • No classes Sept 4 – Labor Day

Beginner

This class is for players who want to develop consistency and correct technique. We will also include basic strategies for singles and doubles.

(NTPR Rating 2.0-3.0)*

Beginner Thursdays Fall Session I

August 24 – October 19*

Thursdays
7:00pm-8:00pm

$144

*No class Oct 12

  • Aug 24, 31
  • Sept 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Oct 5, 19
  • No classes

Adult Cardio

This class features heart-pumping tennis drills and games for players of all abilities! You will be amazed at how many calories you can burn in a short amount of time while having a blast on the court! 

All levels of players are welcome.

Adult Cardio Fall Session I

August 21 – October 16*

Mondays

7:00pm-8:00pm

$144

*No class on Sept 4, Labor Day

  • Aug. 21, 28
  • Sept. 11, 18, 25 
  • Oct. 2, 9, 16

Intermediate

This drill is for players who are more consistent and can handle a faster pace. We will include more point-focused exercises and advanced techniques and strategies. The last half of this class will be a match-play.

(NTPR Rating 3.0-4.0)*

Advanced

This drill is for 3.5 or above players, who want to focus on advanced techniques and match play strategies. Match play will be incorporated.

(NTPR Rating 3.5 or higher)*

Intermediate Tuesdays Fall Session I

August 22 – October 17*

Tuesdays
7:00pm-8:00pm

$144

*No class Oct 10

  • Aug 22, 29th
  • Sept 5, 12, 19, 26th
  • Oct. 3, 17
  • No classes

Intermediate Wednesdays Fall Session I

August 23 – October 18*

Wednesdays
7:00pm-8:00pm

$144

*No class Oct 11

  • Aug 23, 30
  • Sept 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Oct 4, 11
  • No classes

Adult Advanced Wednesdays Fall Session I

August 23 – October 18*

Wednesdays

8:00pm-9:00pm

$144

*No class on Oct 11

  • Aug. 23, 30
  • Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Oct. 4, 18

Adult Advanced Thursdays Fall Session I

August 24 – October 19*

Thursdays

8:00pm-9:00pm

$144

*No class on Oct 12

  • Aug. 24, 31
  • Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Oct. 5, 19

Senior Active Tennis

For those 50 and up who are either new or coming back to the game! Learn to play tennis in just four, one-hour sessions. You will learn to develop consistency and correct technique. We will also include basic strategies for singles and doubles.

Senior Active Tennis Fall Session I

August 25, Sept 8, 15, 22, 29th

11am-12pm

Fridays

$90

Senior Active Tennis Fall Session II

Oct 6, 20, 27  Nov 3 

11am-12pm

Fridays

$72

Ladies Drill

This class is for intermediate to advanced ladies. It is a combination of drills and point play with an emphasis on doubles play and strategy.

Ladies Drill Tuesdays Fall Session I

August 22 – October 17*

Tuesdays
8:30am-10:00am

$216

*No class on Oct 10

  • Aug 22, 29
  • Sept 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Oct 3, 17
  • No classes

Ladies Drill Wednesdays Fall Session I

August 23 – October 18*

Wednesdays
11:30am-1:00pm

$216

*No class on Oct 11

  • Aug 23, 29
  • Sept 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Oct 4, 18
  • No Classes

NTRP

Tennis has its own rating system for adults, who would like to play tournaments or want to place themselves in the correct clinic or drill. It is called the NTRP or National Tennis Rating Program.

“National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) is a numerical indicator of tennis-playing ability, from 1.5 (beginner) through 7.0 (touring pro), which aligns with a set of general characteristics that break down the skills and abilities of each level, in 0.5 increments. Ratings are generated by play in USTA Adult Divisions of 18 & Over, 40 & Over, 55 & Over, 65 & Over, Mixed 18 & Over, Mixed 40 & Over and Mixed 55 & Over. In some sections, results from USTA Sanctioned Tournaments and additional leagues may be included in the Ratings calculation. Ratings help establish a player’s NTRP skill level after only a few matches and do not change dramatically.” USTA

 

To get started, you can do a questionnaire to rate your skills. Once you have completed the USTA Self-Rate Questionnaire, an NTRP entry-level rating will be generated for a new player or a player re-entering the USTA League Adult Division with a M (Mixed) or T (Tournament) rating.

Now you are ready to compete in leagues and tournaments!