200 N. Foster, Lansing, MI 48912 tmyl@tmyl.org 517-483-4021

School Year Tennis

Todd Martin Youth Leadership (TMYL), a National Junior Tennis and Learning Program (NTJL) chapter and affiliate of the USTA provides youth tennis programming in cooperation with the City of Lansing and MSU Indoor Tennis Facility. All coaches for the programs are TMYL staff.

Where: MSU Indoor Tennis Facility (3571 E. Mt Hope Rd, Lansing, MI 48910)

Dates: Fridays; September 21 through November 30 (no classes on 10/19, 11/9, and 11/23)

Fall 2018 Registration Begins: Lansing Residents - Sept. 10, 2018; non-Lansing Residents - Sept. 17, 2018

See descriptions below for the program best suited to the player’s interest and ability.

If you cannot afford the cost and need help, please contact Rebecca Johnson at rebecca.johnson@tmyl.org or call 517-483-4021.


NJTL

Practices/matches will focus on development and competition of the beginner and intermediate player utilizing the USTA's tennis progressions.

Cost: $45 for Lansing Residents and $65 for non-Lansing Residents.

Fall 2018 Registration Begins:

  • Lansing Residents: Sept. 10, 2018
  • non-Lansing Residents: Sept. 17, 2018

Middle School Players who have tennis or other athletic experience and play with or are ready to use regular yellow ball.

Registration #140630C    Dates: 9/21-11/30 (Fri. from 5:30-6:30 p.m.) @ MSU Indoor Tennis Facility  

High School Players with tennis experience, who enjoy social aspect while wanting improve skills and play tennis games.

Registration #140630A    Dates: 9/21-11/30 (Fri. from 6:45-8:15 p.m.) @ MSU Indoor Tennis Facility 

High School Players who are just starting, or with limited experience and want to try out the game of tennis.

Registration #140630B    Dates: 9/21-11/30 (Fri. from6:45-8:15 p.m.) @ MSU Indoor Tennis Facility

Register HERE (lansingmi.gov/parks) or call 517-483-4277.


Local Excellence Training

Cost: $55 for Lansing Residents and $80 for non-Lansing Residents.

Fall 2018 Registration Begins:

  • Lansing Residents: Sept. 10, 2018
  • non-Lansing Residents: Sept. 17, 2018

Local Excellence (High School) For High School students who have previous tennis experience and/or play on their high school team who like competitive drills and games. Improve advanced skill technique, conditioning and match strategy while having fun!

Registration #140680A    Dates: 9/21-11/30 (Fri. from 6:45-8:15 p.m.) @ MSU Indoor Tennis Facility 

Local Excellence (Middle School) For Middle School Players who have played on the TMYL Middle School Team and participated in practices OR players with significant tennis experience. Tennis games and practice prepare players for high school tennis. Players are also eligible to participate in TMYL Middle School events.

Registration #140681A   Dates: 9/21-11/30 (Fri. from 6:45-8:15 p.m.) @ MSU Indoor Tennis Facility 

Register online HERE (lansingmi.gov/parks) or call 517-483-4277.


Quick Start Tennis

This format utilizes modified tennis balls, smaller racquets and court dimensions to provide a successful learning experience and lots of fun for players 6-10 years old. Progression is from red, orange, green to yellow (adult) balls. Ball, racquet and court transitions are based on a natural progression in technique, skill, athleticism, and age. Because each child matures differently, it is important to realize children of the same age and differing abilities may move fluidly between colored ball types (red to orange OR orange to red) based on their successes and need to improve individual specific tennis skill techniques such as serves, forehand and backhand.

Cost: $45 for Lansing Residents and $65 for non-Lansing Residents.

Fall 2018 Registration Begins:

  • Lansing Residents: Sept. 10, 2018
  • non-Lansing Residents: Sept. 17, 2018

Red Ball - for ages 6-7

Registration #140631A    Dates: 9/21-11/30 (Fri. from 5:30-6:30 p.m.) @ MSU Indoor Tennis Facility 

Orange Ball - for ages 7-8 with previous tennis experience

Registration #140631B    Dates: 9/21-11/30 (Fri. from 5:30-6:30 p.m.) @ MSU Indoor Tennis Facility 

Green Ball - for age 8 with previous experience or ages 9-10 with no previous tennis experience

Registration #140631C    Dates: 9/21-11/30 (Fri. from 5:30-6:30 p.m.) @ MSU Indoor Tennis Facility 

Middle School - for players who have tennis or other athletic experience and play with or are ready to use regular yellow ball

Registration #140631D    Dates: 9/21-11/30 (Fri. from 5:30-6:30 p.m.) @ MSU Indoor Tennis Facility  

Please note: TMYL strives to provide instruction at the appropriate level for all participants, so they can progress as players while having fun and making friends. TMYL Instructors may adjust which ball color or group a player is participating on any given Friday, based on individual skill, skill technique, and number of participants, game situations, etc. to facilitate the learning experience and enhance the enjoyment of all the players.

Register online HERE (lansingmi.gov/parks) or call 517-483-4277.


Halloween Tennis Party 

On October 28, come in costume as your favorite Tennis Pro or Superhero.  Try out games of skill, spooky courts, and/or a tennis mixer. Prizes for best costume and games of skill. Refreshments provided. See who will win when Wonderwoman challenges Catwoman. Will a tennis Minnon take on the Flash? Or Nadal, Federer and Serena show up to play?

Fall 2018 Registration Begins:

  • Lansing Residents: Sept. 10, 2018
  • non-Lansing Residents: Sept. 17, 2018

Elementary School

Registration #140660A    (10/28, Sunday from 1-2 p.m.) @ MSU Indoor Tennis Facility 

Middle and High School

Registration #140660B    (10/28, Sunday from 2-3 p.m.) @ MSU Indoor Tennis Facility

Register online HERE (lansingmi.gov/parks) or call 517-483-4277.