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 Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club. All coaches for the programs are TMYL staff.

NEW LOCATION: Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club (2900 Hannah Blvd, East Lansing, MI 48823)

Dates: Fridays; Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 18, Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov. 8, Nov. 15, Nov. 22, Dec. 6 (no classes on Oct. 11 or Nov 29)

Fall 2019 Registration Begins: 

    • Lansing Residents - Sept. 9, 2019
    • non-Lansing Residents - Sept. 16, 2019
    • Register online or call 517-483-4277.
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.


Local Excellence Training

Fee: $73 for Lansing Residents
$105 for non-Lansing Residents.

Fall 2019 Registration Begins: 

    • Lansing Residents - Sept. 9, 2019
    • non-Lansing Residents - Sept. 16, 2019

NEW LOCATION: Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club (2900 Hannah Blvd, East Lansing, MI 48823)

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 #TBD    Dates: 9/27 - 12/06 (Fri. from 6:30-8 p.m.) @ Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club 

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 #TBD    Dates: 9/27 - 12/06 (Fri. from 6:30-8 p.m.) @ Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club 

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


NJTL (Ages 6-18)

Fee: $56 for Lansing Residents
$84 for non-Lansing Residents.

Fall 2019 Registration Begins: 

    • Lansing Residents - Sept. 9, 2019
    • non-Lansing Residents - Sept. 16, 2019

NEW LOCATION: Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club (2900 Hannah Blvd, East Lansing, MI 48823)

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

Registration #TBD    Dates: 9/27 - 12/06 (Fri. from 5:30-6:30 p.m.) @ Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club

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

Registration #TBD    Dates: 9/27 - 12/06 (Fri. from 6:30-8 p.m.) @ Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club

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

Registration #TBD    Dates: 9/27 - 12/06 (Fri. from 6:30-8 p.m.) @ Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club

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.

Red Ball - for ages 6-7

Registration #TBD    Dates: 9/27 - 12/06 (Fri. from 5:30-6:30 p.m.) @ Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club

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

Registration #TBD    Dates: 9/27 - 12/06 (Fri. from 5:30-6:30 p.m.) @ Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club

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

Registration #TBD    Dates: 9/27 - 12/06 (Fri. from 5:30-6:30 p.m.) @ Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club

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

Registration #TBD    Dates: 9/27 - 12/06 (Fri. from 5:30-6:30 p.m.) @ Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club

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.