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. 

Summer Camps and Clinics

Ages 5-15: designed for beginner to intermediate players. Participants will work on strokes, strategy and fun!

Camp Dates:

  • June 10-14 
  • June 17-21
  • June 24-28
  • July 1-3
  • July 8-12

Camps will run from 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Fee:

  • $130

Register

Registration closes three days before each camp begins at noon.

Ages 5-15: designed for beginner to intermediate players. Participants will work on strokes, strategy and fun!

Camp Dates:

  • June 10-14 
  • June 17-21
  • June 24-28
  • July 1-3*
  • July 8-12
  • July 15-19 (we will be doing some pickleball this week)
  • July 22-26
  • July 29 - August 2
  • August 5-8*

Camps will run from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Fee:

  • $200
  • *Reduced fee due to shorter camp duration.

Register

Registration closes five days before each camp begins at noon.

Ages 8-18: designed for students in Junior Academy, Academy, Elite Academy and Hawk II

Camp Dates:

  • May 28
  • May 29 
  • June 3 
  • June 5 

Camps will run from 4:30-6 p.m.

Fee:

  • $20

Register

Registration closes five days before each camp begins at noon.

Ages 5-16: Designed beginner and intermediate players. Basics of both sports will be shared. Fun off-court games as well. 

Camp Dates:

  • July 15-19

Camps will run from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Fee:

  • $375

Register

Registration closes five days before each camp begins at noon.

Ages 6-12: Senior tennis staff approval required for first time participants.

Camp Dates:

  • June 10-14 
  • June 17-21
  • June 24-28
  • July 1-3*
  • July 8-12
  • July 15-19
  • July 22-26
  • July 29 - August 2

Camps will run from 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Fee:

  • $100
  • *Reduced fee due to shorter camp duration.

Register

Registration closes five days before each camp begins at noon.

Ages 11-18: Senior tennis staff approval required for first time participants. These camps will cover stroke and strategy drills as well as match play designed for high performance tournament players. Participants will choose which two days of the camp they will attend in the four day window the camp runs.

Camp Dates:

  • June 10-13 
  • June 17-20
  • July 1-3*
  • July 8-11
  • July 15-18
  • July 22-25
  • August 5-8

Camps will run from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Fee:

  • $56

Register

Registration closes five days before each camp begins at noon.

Ages 11-18: Senior tennis staff approval required for first time participants. These camps will cover stroke and strategy drills as well as match play designed for high performance tournament players.

Camp Dates:

  • June 10-13 
  • June 17-20
  • July 8-11
  • July 15-18
  • July 22-25
  • August 5-8

Camps will run from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Fee:

  • $104

Register

Registration closes five days before each camp begins at noon.

Ages 10-18: Senior tennis staff approval required for first time participants. Designed for students who are learning to compete in tournaments or high school. High performance stroke and strategy in drills and match play while having fun! 

Camp Dates:

  • June 10-13 
  • June 17-20
  • July 1-3*
  • July 8-11
  • July 15-18
  • July 22-25
  • August 5-8

Camps will run from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Fee:

  • $104

Register

Registration closes five days before each camp begins at noon.

Ages 4-5: Introductory skills and fun!

Camp Dates:

  • June 4-25
  • July 9-30

Camps will run on Tuesdays from 4:30-5 p.m.

Fee:

  • $64

Register

Registration closes five days before each camp begins at noon.

Ages 5-7: Introductory skills and fun!

Class Dates:

  • June 4-25
  • July 9-30

Camps will run on Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m.

Fee:

  • $64

Register

Registration closes five days before each camp begins at noon.

Ages 8-10: Introductory skills and fun! Participants will be divided into levels.

Classes Dates:

  • June 4-25
  • July 9-30

Camps will run on Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m.

Fee:

  • $64

Register

Registration closes five days before each camp begins at noon.

Ages 11-13: Designed for beginners and advanced beginners.

Class Dates:

  • June 4-25
  • July 9-30

Camps will run on Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m.

Fee:

  • $64

Register

Registration closes five days before each camp begins at noon.

Ages 14-18: Designed for beginners and advanced beginners.

Class Dates:

  • June 4-25
  • July 9-30

Camps will run on Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m.

Fee:

  • $64

Register

Registration closes five days before each camp begins at noon.

Beginner to Intermediate: Ages 18+. Stroke and strategy instruction. Students will be divided by level.

  • June 3-24
  • July 8-29

Camps will run on Mondays from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Adult Intermediate: Ages 18+. Students should be able to demonstrate basic technique for groundstrokes, volleys and serves and be able to rally from the baseline. 

  • July 8-29

Camps will run on Mondays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Fee:

  • $56 Member | $64 Non-Member

Register

Registration closes five days before each camp begins at noon.

Ages 11-18: Designed for students who are competing in USTA tournaments, high school teams or will compete in the near future. Strokes, strategy, drills, match play, video, agility and more in a fun and energetic environment. 

Camp Dates:

  • June 24-27
  • July 29- August 1

Camps will run from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Fee:

  • $264

Register

Registration closes five days before each camp begins at noon.

Adult tennis programming

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

Beginner: This class is designed for players with an NTRP rating from 1.0 to 3.0 which includes those new to the game or with some experience. Beginner players will work on strokes and start rallying.

We offer a Tots class at the same time as our Thursday Adult Beginner class.

Sessions and times TBD

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.

Fee:

  • Single class: $10/day (members) | $13/day (non-members)
  • 15-class series: $135.00 (members) | $175.00 (non-members)
  • No refunds are given on Series Sale

 

 

 

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Looking for another activity to improve your skills? Strategies for Success 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) | $13 (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.

National Tennis Rating Program

The National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) is a system of skill classification used to compare tennis player's and their peers.

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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. 

We offer an Adults Beginner class at the same time as our Thursday Tots class.

Sessions and times TBD

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.

Sessions and times TBD

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.

Sessions and times TBD

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.

Sessions and times TBD

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. 

Sessions and times TBD

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.

Sessions and times TBD

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.

Sessions and times TBD

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.

Sessions and times TBD

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. 

Sessions and times TBD

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.

Sessions and times TBD

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

 

Ages 11-18.  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.

Sessions and times TBD

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 prior to enrolling for the first time. The general guidelines include: Students need to be at least 12 years old, have a minimum UTR of 2.5 and play in a minimum of 5 USTA tournaments annually. Students must have sound technique, advanced knowledge of strategy, strong work ethic and exhibit good sportsmanship.

Sessions and times TBD

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

Ages 11-18. Students need prior approval by a Senior Staff member prior to enrolling for the first time. The general guidelines include: Students need to be at least 13 years old, have a minimum UTR of 3.5 and play in a minimum of 5 USTA tournaments annually. Students must have sound technique, advanced knowledge of strategy, strong work ethic and exhibit good sportsmanship.

Sessions and times TBD

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

     

Match Play

Matchplay is designed for kids 6-14 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.

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 Brad DiLeo

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 $60.00 $53.00 $45.00
2 people* $28.00 $24.00 $22.00
3 people* $20.00 N/A N/A
4 or more people* $17.00 N/A N/A

*Prices listed are per person.

60 Minute Lesson

  Senior Staff Instructional Staff Student Staff
1 person $67.00 $58.00 $51.00
2 people* $31.00 $25.50 $23.50
3 people* $21.00 N/A N/A
4 or 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: Cash, Check (made out to The University of Iowa), Credit Card, U-bill (Cash, Check, and U-bill are 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 $25 will be assessed if space is available.

Cancellations occurring after the deadline will have a $25 non-refundable fee. No refunds will be given on any of our Series Sales (Cardio tennis, court time, USTA drills, strategy for success). Please contact Michele Conlon to inquire about cancelling your registration. 

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Michele Conlon

Title/Position
Head Tennis Professional
Brad

Brad DiLeo

Title/Position
Tennis Professional
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Mili Oliver

Title/Position
Tennis Professional
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Fred Pedersen

Title/Position
Tennis Professional
Shelby

Shelby Reeves

Title/Position
Facility Operations Coordinator
Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex
Hawkeye Recreation Fields