The Battle Creek Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with the Battle Creek Tennis Association offers tennis programming to a wide range of ages year round.
The Parks and Recreation Department’s Youth Tennis program, offered in the fall, follows the USTA’s instructional curriculum for beginning tennis players. Also during the fall the Department offers off-season skills development for high-school aged players. The Department offers a winter program at Minges Creek Athletic Club.
Start Smart Tennis (Ages 6-8) Start Smart Tennis is designed to prepare children for organized tennis in a fun, non-threatening environment. It allows children the opportunity to work one-on-one with a parent through drills and small group skill stations. The program teaches children tennis skills including: ground strokes, volleys, serving and running/agility. A parent/guardian is required to participate at each class.
Youth & High School Winter Tennis (Ages 5 - Adult) Tennis USA's Instructional program for the beginning tennis player. This program focuses on teaching the basic fundamentals of the sport and game play. Perfect for ages 5-18 looking to get active on the courts! This course is also intended for current high school players to have a chance to practice and refine their court skills during the off season.
The Parks and Recreation Department also administers the Annual Greater Battle Creek Tennis Tournament in July featuring singles and doubles for both beginners and advanced players.