New Jersey

Tennis 101


Are you looking to try a new sport? 


Are you looking to pick up a racquet again after a couple years away?


State and local health officials have repeatedly cited tennis as one of the safer options for physical fitness in today's climate, specifically because the sport naturally allows players to maintain social distance from each other. But tennis has always been one of the healthiest activities you can try. A study published by Mayo Clinic Proceedings found that those who played tennis increased their lifespan by 9.7 years—a larger increase than any other sport. Just as importantly, the game can boost mood and strengthen mental health, according to researchers at the State University of Southern Connecticut. Their study found that tennis players display more optimism and on average become less angry, anxious or depressed than those who play other sports. And learning tennis will pay dividends throughout your life. ADVERTISEMENT Once you grasp the fundamentals, you can play it at any age—even into your 90s.


Learn (or re-learn) the basics of the game in a fun, relaxed, no-pressure environment! Below are a list of clubs and tennis facilities across New Jersey offering introductory tennis programming. Find the right location and fit for you. Keep checking back! We will update listings as we receive more programming information. Click here to see New York introductory tennis programming.


Interested in adaptive programming? Visit the USTA adaptive hub


Already have some experience and want to take your tennis to the next level? Check out what the USTA has to offer:


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New Jersey Intoductory Tennis Programming


Donald Van Blake Tennis Center (Plainfield, N.J.)

Program Name: Young's Leisure League

Program Dates: Contact Instructor Curtiss Young at youngs10s@gmail.com

Description: Young’s Tennis specializes in using tennis to enhance other facets of your life.  We want tennis to open you up to an opportunity to enhance your fitness, meet new friends with a common interest and explore a different side of yourself.

For more information: Visit Young's Tennis or contact Instructor Curtiss Young at young10s@gmail.com.


Nassau Tennis Club (Skillman, N.J)

Program Name: Adult Starter

Program Dates: Ongoing

Description: A one-hour group lesson for up to six adults.

For more information: Email info@nassautennis.net


New Brunswick Middle School Tennis Courts (New Brunswick, N.J.)

Program Name: Find Your Level

Program Dates: June through November

Description: We offer a free activation for adults to try tennis. Everyone is welcomed. We will provide guidance to each individual to begin learning, develop their skills and/or play in social or competitive leagues/tournaments.

For more information: Contact Instructor Larry Dillon at ldtnt2@gmail.com


Woodcliff Lake Tennis Complex (Woodcliff Lake, N.J.)

Program Name: Play tennis (You have to start sometime!)

Program Dates: Weekly throughout the summer

Description: Learn how to play tennis and have fun doing it.

For more information: Contact Bill Howley at cciachief@aol.com



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