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)

Winter Dates: Fridays; January 18 - March 8 (no classes on 2/1, 2/8, and 2/22)

Spring Dates: Fridays; April 19 - May 10

Winter/Spring 2019 Registration Begins: 

  • Lansing Residents - Dec. 10, 2018
  • non-Lansing Residents - Dec. 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.


Local Excellence Training

Winter Fee: $34 for Lansing Residents and $50 for non-Lansing Residents.

Spring Fee: $28 for Lansing Residents and $40 for non-Lansing Residents.

Winter/Spring 2019 Registration Begins:

  • Lansing Residents: Dec. 10, 2018
  • non-Lansing Residents: Dec. 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!

Winter Registration #240680A    Dates: 1/18-3/8 (Fri. from 6:40-8 p.m.) @ MSU Indoor Tennis Facility

Spring Registration #340680A    Dates: 4/19-5/10 (Fri. from 6:40-8 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.

Winter Registration #240681A   Dates: 1/18-3/8 (Fri. from 6:40-8 p.m.) @ MSU Indoor Tennis Facility

Spring Registration #340681A    Dates: 4/19-5/10 (Fri. from 6:40-8 p.m.) @ MSU Indoor Tennis Facility 

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


NJTL

Winter Fee: $28 for Lansing Residents and $41 for non-Lansing Residents.

Spring Fee: $23 for Lansing Residents and $32 for non-Lansing Residents.

Winter/Spring 2019 Registration Begins:

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

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

Winter Registration #240630B   Dates: 1/18-3/8 (Fri. from 6:40-8 p.m.) @ MSU Indoor Tennis Facility

Spring Registration #340630B   Dates: 4/19-5/10 (Fri. from 6:40-8 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.

Winter Registration #240630C   Dates: 1/18-3/8 (Fri. from 6:40-8 p.m.) @ MSU Indoor Tennis Facility

Spring Registration #340630C   Dates: 4/19-5/10 (Fri. from 6:40-8 p.m.) @ MSU Indoor Tennis Facility 

Register 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.

Winter Fee: $28 for Lansing Residents and $41 for non-Lansing Residents.

Spring Fee: $23 for Lansing Residents and $32 for non-Lansing Residents.

Winter/Spring 2019 Registration Begins:

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

Red Ball - for ages 6-7

Winter Registration #240631A   Dates: 1/18-3/8 (Fri. from 5:30-6:25 p.m.) @ MSU Indoor Tennis Facility

Spring Registration #340631A  Dates: 4/19-5/10 (Fri. from 5:30-6:25 p.m.) @ MSU Indoor Tennis Facility

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

Winter Registration #240631B   Dates: 1/18-3/8 (Fri. from 5:30-6:25 p.m.) @ MSU Indoor Tennis Facility

Spring Registration #340631B  Dates: 4/19-5/10 (Fri. from 5:30-6:25 p.m.) @ MSU Indoor Tennis Facility

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

Winter Registration #240631C   Dates: 1/18-3/8 (Fri. from 5:30-6:25 p.m.) @ MSU Indoor Tennis Facility

Spring Registration #340631C  Dates: 4/19-5/10 (Fri. from 5:30-6:25 p.m.) @ MSU Indoor Tennis Facility

Middle School - ages 9+ with tennis experience and play use of regular yellow ball

Winter Registration #240631D   Dates: 1/18-3/8 (Fri. from 5:30-6:25 p.m.) @ MSU Indoor Tennis Facility

Spring Registration #340631D   Dates: 4/19-5/10 (Fri. from 5:30-6:25 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.


Valentine's Day Tennis Party (Ages 6-18)

Join us on February 17 to celebrate your LOVE of Tennis. Try out games of skill, and a tennis mixer. Prizes and Refreshments provided.

Fees: $10

To Register: Email Sheila Tansey Johnson at sheila.tanseyjohnson@tmyl.org

Elementary: 1 - 2 p.m.

Middle and High School: 2 - 4 p.m.