Our tennis program provides a variety of options for adults and juniors of all experience levels. 

  • Clinics are grouped by age and ability and cover skills such as stroke production and movement, as well as singles and doubles play strategy. 
  • Camps take place in the summer, winter, and spring, and allow players to develop skills, play games, and compete. 
  • Group fitness classes are a fun way to play tennis with a group of individuals while featuring drills to give players of all abilities an ultimate high-energy workout. 
  • Leagues provide players a competitive setting to play matches against similarly skilled players. 
  • Private lessons are scheduled based on player, instructor, and court availability, and allow individuals to determine the content of their lesson. 

Adult tennis programming

All classes will cover the basic strokes and strategy with fun drills and play.  

Beginner  

Sundays 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

  • Session 1: Jan. 8 - Feb. 19 (No class Feb. 5) | 6 weeks
  • Session 2: Feb. 26 - April 2 (No class March 12) | 5 weeks
  • Session 3: April 16 - May 14 | 5 weeks

Intermediate  

 Sundays 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

  • Session 1: Jan. 8 - Feb. 19 (No class Feb. 5) | 6 weeks
  • Session 2: Feb. 26 - April 2 (No class March 12) | 5 weeks
  • Session 3: April 16 - May 14 | 5 weeks


Beginner/Intermediate  

Mondays 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

  • Session 1: Jan. 9 - Feb. 13 | 6 weeks
  • Session 2: Feb. 20 - April 3 (No class March 13) | 6 weeks
  • Session 3: April 10 - May 15 | 6 weeks


Fee:

6 weeks: $84 members | $96 non-member

5 weeks: $70 member | $80 non-member

Registration

All classes have a registration deadline of 5 days prior to the start of class. 

A fun group fitness activity featuring drills to give players of all abilities an ultimate high-energy workout. If you are looking for a great way to get in shape and burn calories, you must try Cardio Tennis!

Players must pre-register on Sign Up Genius. Contact Mili Oliver to get the Sign Up Genius link.

  • Mondays | 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesdays | Noon - 1 p.m.
  • Wednesdays | 
    • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (NTRP 2.5-3.5 players)
    • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (NTRP 2.5-3.5 players)
    • 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (NTRP 4.0-5.0 players)
  • Thursdays | 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Fridays | 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   
  • Saturdays | 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Contact Mili to Sign Up

Fee:

  • Single class: $10/day (members) | $12/day (non-members)
  • 10-class series: $85.00 (members) | $100.00 (non-members)
  • 20-class series: $170.00 (members) | $200.00 (non-members)

Looking for another activity to improve your skills? Drills for Thrills offers an hour of activities focused on different aspects of your game, like ground strokes, net play, serves, and returns. These classes are designed for 3.0-4.0 players.

  • Days/Times: TBD
  • Fee: $10 (members) | $12 (non-members)

Contact Mili to Sign Up

Players must pre-register on Sign Up Genius. Contact Mili Oliver to get the Sign Up Genius link.Registration is by individual class.

Junior tennis programming

10 & under classes

Ages 4 - 5: Designed for beginners.  Students in this class do not need any prior experience.  Most students will be in this class for about a year or move to Herky for 5-7 years old.  Students will work on hand-eye coordination, basic strokes, balance, agility, and fun!  Primarily a 36 ft. court will be used. 

Sundays 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Session 1: Jan. 8 - Feb 19 (No class Feb. 5) | 6 weeks
  • Session 2: Feb. 26 - April 2 (No class March 12) | 5 weeks
  • Session 3: April 16 - May 14 | 5 weeks

Fee:
6 weeks: $42 member | $48 non-member

5 weeks: $35 member | $40 non-member

Registration

All classes have a registration deadline of 5 days prior to the start of class. 

Ages 5 - 7: Designed for beginners and advanced beginners.  Students in this class do not need any prior experience.  Most students will be in this class for a year or two, depending on their age.  Students will learn basic strokes, start rallying, and have fun with a USTA & under format.  Primarily a 36 ft. court will be used.

Sundays 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

  • Session 1: Jan. 8 - Feb 19 (No class Feb. 5) | 6 weeks
  • Session 2: Feb. 26 - April 2 (No class March 12) | 5 weeks
  • Session 3: April 16 - May 14 | 5 weeks

Mondays 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Session 1: Jan. 9 - Feb 13 | 6 weeks
  • Session 2: Feb. 20 - April 3 (No class March 13) | 6 weeks
  • Session 3: April 10 - May 15 | 6 weeks

Saturdays 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

  • Session 1: Jan. 14 - Feb. 18 | 6 weeks
  • Session 2: Feb. 25 - April 8 (No class March 11 or 25) | 5 weeks
  • Session 3: April 15 - May 13 | 5 weeks


Fee:
6 weeks: $84 member | $96 non-member

5 weeks: $70 member | $80 non-member

Registration

All classes have a registration deadline of 5 days prior to the start of class. 

Ages 8 - 10: Designed for beginners and advanced beginners.  Students in this class do not need to have prior experience.  Most students will be in this class for a year or more before moving to Black II.  Students will learn basic strokes and develop rallying skills.  Both a 36 ft. and 60 ft. court will be used.

Sundays 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

  • Session 1: Jan. 8 - Feb. 19 (No class Feb. 5) | 6 weeks
  • Session 2: Feb. 26 - April 2 (No class March 12) | 5 weeks
  • Session 3: April 16 - May 14 | 5 weeks

Saturdays 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

  • Session 1: Jan. 14 - Feb. 18 | 6 weeks
  • Session 2: Feb. 25 - April 8 (No class March 11 or March 25) | 5 weeks
  • Session 3: April 15 - May 13 | 5 weeks

Fee:
6 weeks: $84 member | $96 non-member

5 weeks: $70 member | $80 non-member

Registration

All classes have a registration deadline of 5 days prior to the start of class. 

Ages 8 - 10: Designed for advanced beginner and intermediates.  Prior to enrolling, students should take Black I or equivalent for several sessions, be able to rally 5 times back and forth with an instructor, get 30% of serves in play and exhibit basic technique on groundstrokes, volleys, and serves.  Please see Senior Staff member before enrolling.  The class will focus on both technique and rallying skills.  Primarily a 60 ft. court will be used.

Sundays 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

  • Session 1: Jan. 8 - Feb. 19 (No class Feb. 5) | 6 weeks
  • Session 2: Feb. 26 - April 2 (No class March 12) | 5 weeks
  • Session 3: April 16 - May 14 | 5 weeks

Fee:
6 weeks: $84 members | $96 non-member

5 weeks: $70 member | $80 non-member

Registration

All classes have a registration deadline of 5 days prior to the start of class. 

   

Junior development (ages 11-18)

Ages 11 - 13: Designed for beginners and advanced beginners.  Students in this class do not need prior experience.  Most students will be in this class a year or more before moving to Gold II or Hawk I.  Students will learn basic strokes and develop rallying skills.  Both a 60 ft and 78 ft (full court) will be used. 

Saturdays 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

  • Session 1: Jan. 14 - Feb. 18 | 6 weeks
  • Session 2: Feb. 25 - April 8 (No class March 11 or March 25) | 5 weeks
  • Session 3: April 15 - May 13 | 5 weeks


Fee:
6 weeks
: $84 member | $96 non-member

5 weeks: $70 member | $80 non-member

Registration

All classes have a registration deadline of 5 days prior to the start of class. 

Ages 11 - 13:  Designed for intermediate students who can rally on a full court.  Prior to enrolling, students in this class should have taken Gold I or equivalent, be able to rally full court with a coach 5 times and exhibit basic technique. This class will improve stroke technique, place an increased emphasis on strategy, and competition.  Primarily a full court will be used.

Saturdays 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Session 1: Jan. 14 - Feb. 18 | 6 weeks
  • Session 2: Feb. 25 - April 8 (No class March 11 or March 25) | 5 weeks
  • Session 3: April 15 - May 13 | 5 weeks

Fee:
6 weeks: $84 member | $96 non-member

5 weeks: $70 member | $80 non-member

Registration

All classes have a registration deadline of 5 days prior to the start of class. 

Ages 14 - 18:  Designed for beginner to advanced beginner students. Students in this class do not need prior experience prior to enrolling.  This class will offer stroke instruction and get students to start rallying.  Primarily a full court will be used.

Saturdays 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • Session 1: Jan. 14 - Feb. 18 | 6 weeks
  • Session 2: Feb. 25 - April 8 (No class March 11 or March 25) | 5 weeks
  • Session 3: April 15 - May 13 | 5 weeks

AND/OR

Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

  • Session 1: Jan. 10 - Feb. 14 | 6 weeks
  • Session 2: Feb. 21 - April 4 (No class March 14) | 6 weeks
  • Session 3: Nov. 22 - Dec. 20 | April 11 - May 16 | 6 weeks

Fee:
1 day a week | 6 weeks:
$126 member | $144non-member

1 day a week | 5 weeks: $105 member | $120 non-member

2 days a week | 6 weeks: $216 member | $252 non-member

2 days a week | 5.5 weeks: $198 member | $231 non-member

Registration 1 day a week

Registration 2 days a week

All classes have a registration deadline of 5 days prior to the start of class. 

   

Hawkeye Tennis Academy

The Hawkeye Tennis Academy is designed for high performance junior players. Approval by a senior staff member is required prior to participants joining any level of the Academy for the first time, or for participants moving from one level to the next. 

HTA progression: 
  1. Orange Ball Academy
  2. Green Ball Academy
  3. Junior Academy
  4. Academy
  5. Elite Academy

Players will need to regularly participate in tournaments and exhibit progress to remain at their level.

Ages 10 & under:  Student need prior approval by a Senior Staff member before enrolling.  Prior to enrolling, students are required to be able to rally a 60 ft. court with an instructor or peer, get 50% of services in, exhibit basic technique on groundstrokes, serves and volleys and have a positive attitude.  Participants will need to have an understanding of basic strategy and will be required to play a minimum of 3 USTA Orange Ball Tournaments annually. 

Tuesdays 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

  • Session 1: Jan. 10 - Feb. 14 | 6 weeks
  • Session 2: Feb. 21 - April 4 (No class March 14) | 6 weeks
  • Session 3: April 11 - May 16 | 6 weeks

AND/OR

Thursday 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Session 1: Jan. 12 - Feb. 16 | 6 weeks
  • Session 2: Feb. 23 - April 6 (No class March 14) | 6 weeks
  • Session 3: April 13 - May 18 | 6 weeks

Fee: 

1 day a week: $126 member | $144 non-member

2 days a week: $216 member | $252 non-member

Registration 1 day a week

Registration 2 days a week

All classes have a registration deadline of 5 days prior to the start of class. 

Ages 8-11: Students need prior approval by a Senior Staff member before enrolling.  Prior to enrolling, students are required to have taken Orange Ball Academy and completed the USTA Orange Ball Tournament requirements or equivalent.  Additionally, students must exhibit basic technique on groundstrokes, serves, and volleys on full court and have a positive attitude.  Participants will need to have an understanding of strategy and will be required to play a minimum of 4 USTA Green Ball Tournaments annually.

Sundays 4:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

  • Session 1: Jan. 8 - Feb. 19 (No class Feb. 5) | 6 weeks
  • Session 2: Feb. 26 - April 2 (No class March 12) | 5 weeks
  • Session 3: April 16 - May 14 | 5 weeks

AND/OR

Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • Session 1: Jan. 10 - Feb. 14 | 6 weeks
  • Session 2: Feb. 21 - April 4 (No class March 14) | 6 weeks
  • Session 3: April 11 - May 16 | 6 weeks

Fee: Session 1 and 2 (5 weeks)


Fee:
1 day a week | 6 weeks:
$126 member | $144non-member

1 day a week | 5 weeks: $105 member | $120 non-member

2 days a week | 6 weeks: $216 member | $252 non-member

2 days a week | 5.5 weeks: $198 member | $231 non-member

Registration 1 day a week

Registration 2 days a week

All classes have a registration deadline of 5 days prior to the start of class. 

Ages 10-18.  Students need prior approval by a Senior Staff member before enrolling.  prior to enrolling, students are required to have taken Green Ball Academy and completed the USTA Green Ball Tournament requirements or equivalent. Additionally, students must exhibit sound technique on groundstrokes, serves and volleys on a full court with a yellow ball and have a positive attitude.  Participants will need to have an understanding of strategy, strong work ethic, and will be required to play a minimum of 3 USTA tournaments annually.

Sundays 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • Session 1: Jan. 8 - Feb. 19 (No class Feb. 5) | 6 weeks
  • Session 2: Feb. 26 - April 2 (No class March 12) | 5 weeks
  • Session 3: April 16 - May 14 | 5 weeks

Thursdays 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • Session 1: Jan. 12 - Feb. 16 | 6 weeks
  • Session 2: Feb. 23 - April 6 (No class March 16) | 6 weeks
  • Session 3: April 13 - May 18 | 6 weeks

Fridays 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • Session 1: Jan. 13 - Feb. 17 | 6 weeks
  • Session 2: March 3 - April 7 (No class March 17) | 5 weeks
  • Session 3: April 14 - May 19 | 6 weeks


Fee:
1 day a week | 6 weeks:
$120 member | $138 non-member

1 day a week | 5 weeks: $100 member | $115 non-member

Registration

All classes have a registration deadline of 5 days prior to the start of class. 

Ages 12-18.  Students need prior approval by a Senior Staff member before enrolling.  Prior to enrolling, students are required to have taken Junior Academy several sessions or equivalent and competed in USTA tournaments.  Participants will need to have an advanced knowledge of strategy, strong work ethic, and will be required to play a minimum of 5 USTA tournaments annually. Class will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30 – 6:30.

Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

  • Session 1: Jan. 9 - Feb. 15 | 6 weeks
  • Session 2: Feb. 20 - April 5 (No class March 13 and 15) | 6 weeks
  • Session 3: April 10 - May 17 | 6 weeks

Fee$260 member, $300 non-member

Registration

All classes have a registration deadline of 5 days prior to the start of class. 

Class designed for our top performing High school students, working on developing the way they play the game and build points. Prior approval will be needed before joining the class as it will have a restricted number of participants. Players will be required to play weekly matches and play in several tournaments throughout the year. Class will be on Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 – 6:30.

Tuesday and Thursdays 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

  • Session 1: Jan 10 - Feb. 16 | 6 weeks
  • Session 2: Feb. 21 - March 9 | 3 weeks

Fee

Session 1: $312 member, $360 non-member

Session 2: $156 member, $180 non-member

Registration

All classes have a registration deadline of 5 days prior to the start of class.

 

  

Match Play

Matchplay is designed for kids 8-14 years with the basic tennis skills who have either participated or are planning to start playing in tennis tournaments. Matches are played with orange, green and yellow ball. One or two instructors are present to help with scoring and the rules of the game.

  • Days: Saturdays
  • Time: TBD
  • Fee: $8 (members) | $10.50 (non-members)

Registration: Mili Oliver will send out the Sign Up Genius link for you to register. If you are not on the list, please email milica-veselinovic@uiowa.edu to get on the list.

Tournament information

Tennis tournaments are a wonderful way to improve your game, meet new people and develop terrific life skills. Tournaments are offered all year long with a lot of them in the summer. Children generally play a tournament in their respective age group and can earn points to earn their way to sectional and national tournaments.  Below are helpful resources and upcoming tournaments at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex. 

Your 1st USTA Tennis Tournament              10U Pathway

Questions about tournaments can be directed to Xavier Loomer

Tournament links:

General Tournament Search

Private tennis lessons

Private instruction is available to players of all ages and abilities. Lessons are scheduled based on player, instructor, and court availability and typically last for one hour. If you would like to schedule a private lesson, please fill out the request form.

Location: Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex, 2820 Prairie Meadow Dr, Iowa City, IA 52246

60 Minute Lesson

  Senior Staff Instructional Staff Student Staff
1 person $57.00 $52.50 $44.50
2 people* $28.00 $24.00 $22.00
3 people* $20.00 N/A N/A
4 of more people* $17.00 N/A N/A

*Prices listed are per person.

60 Minute Lesson

  Senior Staff Instructional Staff Student Staff
1 person $62.00 $55.00 $48.00
2 people* $31.00 $25.50 $23.50
3 people* $21.00 N/A N/A
4 of more people* $19.00 N/A N/A

*Prices listed are per person.

 

Questions about private lessons can be directed to Mili Oliver

Private lesson information:

Request Form

Lesson Guide

Frequently asked questions

How to register online:

  • If you are a community member, you can set up an account here. You can also set up an account by calling 335-9293 or by visiting the CRWC member services desk to create an account. Once that's done, you'll be good to go! 
  • If you already have a Hawk ID or have a community account, click here to go to our online registration portal. 
  • Head over to our Online Registration FAQ page to learn more about the process.

Payment:

  • Payment must be made at the time of registration online or at the membership desk. 
  • Forms of payment accepted: Check (made out to The University of Iowa), Credit Card, U-bill (U-bill is in-person only).
  • If you have questions concerning the program or level placement, please contact the Head Tennis Professional, Michele Conlon.

Classes are offered at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex. The Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex is located at 2820 Prairie Meadow Drive just west of Finkbine Golf Course and across the street from UI Sports Medicine. 

Please check in at the front desk when you arrive, and the staff will guide you to the proper court.

Yes! Parents and guests interested in watching practice can do so from the viewing deck indoors or the bleachers outdoors. 

If we have an inclement weather day, we will utilize the email you used at registration to contact you. If we have staffing available, we will also make phone calls. If you are not sure if a class will be held, feel free to call 319-384-1215. We have both indoor and outdoor courts, so it is not often we need to cancel.

  • Racquet: We have some we can loan you while you get fitted if you do not have one. 
  • Non-marking shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Workout/tennis attire
  • Plan for both inside and outside on cool days in the spring and fall.

  • Registration deadline is 5 days prior to the first date of the class.
  • Late registrations: A late fee of $15 will be assessed if space is available.

Cancellations occurring after the deadline will have a $20 non-refundable fee.  Please contact Michele Conlon to inquire about cancelling your registration. 

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