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We may be a bit biased, but tennis is the best sport ever. The latest data shows people agree: tennis is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States


What are you waiting for? Get started on your tennis journey today! How? Below is a list of beginner tennis programs near you. Unable to find one in your area? Check back often as this list will be added to as we receive more information. 




Click on your county below to find out more about beginner tennis opportunities near you. 


Johnson County, Ks. | Wyandotte County, Ks. | Lawrence, Topeka, Wichita | 

| Jackson County, Mo. | Buchanan County, Mo. |




Johnson County, Kansas

(Overland Park, Lenexa, Olathe, Stilwell) 


Program Name:


Genesis Health Clubs

Genesis Health Clubs offers the first 30-minute lesson for free at all locations in the Kansas City area for players of all ages.  For more information, visit https://www.genesishealthclubs.com/tennis.html.



Genesis KCRC Junior Tennis (Ages 3-16)

Programming for:

Pre School, Red Ball, Orange Ball, Green Ball and Green Teen

For more information on the program, contact Amy Fangman at (913) 219-8406, or email afangman@genesishealthclubs.com or click here.



Johnson County Parks & Recreation 

Genesis KCRC Green Ball (Ages 3-13)

Genesis Health Club - KCRC

6501 E. Frontage Rd,

Merriam Kan., 66202


Program Dates

  • Ages 3-5: Aug. 17-Nov. 13
  • Ages 11-13: Sept. 1 - Dec. 19

For more information, contact Allison Smith (913) 826-2950 or click here.




Lob & Learn

14332 Norwood St.

Leawood, Kan. 66224


Lob & Learn provides year-round programming in after school programs and camps for youth around the Kansas City metro area. 


Program Dates

  • Ongoing


For more information on Lob & Learn and its programs, contact Marc Stulz @ 913-787-7329 or via email: info@lobandlearn.org.  Visit www.lobandlearn.org for more information. 



Genesis Health Clubs - Overland Park

6700 W. 110th St.

Overland Park Kan.,66211


Junior Beginner Programs:

Genesis Pre-Red (ages 4-6)

Genesis Red (ages 6-8)

Genesis Orange (ages 8-10)

Genesis Green (ages 10-12)

Junior Varsity – Beginner Yellow Ball (ages 13-18)


Program Dates: 

  • August 16 (ten weeks)
  • October 15 (ten weeks)

For more information, contact Phil Baillos at (913) 491-4116 or at pbaillos@genesishealthclubs.com.


Play Tennis Fast (Adults)

This intro class will go over the basics of tennis and is the perfect introductory course to get players into the game. For more information or to register, contact Thiago Santos at tsantos@genesishealthclubs.com 



Johnson County Parks & Recreation

Johnson County Parks & Recreation has beginner tennis programs for youth & adults at parks throughout the county. To find a program near you, click here. 



City of Prairie Village

Harmon Park

W. 77th Pl. & Delmar St.
Prairie Village, KS 66208


Junior Programs 

Age: 5-14

Program Dates:


  • Through August 31

For more information,  click here. 



City of Prairie Village

Roeland Park

5535 Juniper Drive

Roeland Park, KS 66205


Junior & Adult Programs

Age: Varies


Program Dates:

  • Variety of programs run through August 31

For more information, click here. 




Elite Tennis

14481 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66223


Adult Programs

EliteStart 2021

EliteStart 2021 offers eight one-hour pro-led classes. After four weeks of classes, EliteStart graduates will have a structured and simple way to enter the Elite Community. Cost is $200 per person and no membership is required.

  •  Learn fundamentals of stroke production
  •  Develop forehands, backhands, volleys, and serves
  • Control shots to hit targeted areas of the court
  •  Produce rallies between you and another partner
  • Grasp correct scoring for games and sets
  • Ace court terminology


Program Date (s)

August 23-Sept. 20

Mondays and Wednesdays

6-7 p.m.


For more information, or to register, call (913) 897-4444, or contact Susie Epp at sepp@elitetennisandwellness.com.



Wyandotte County, Kansas

(Kansas City, Kansas) 


Program Name:


Wyandotte County Parks & Recreation

Wellington Tennis Program


Junior Tennis Program

Ages: 10 & Under


Program Dates:

Throughout the summer


For more information, contact Olijoel Sheppard at (913) 573-8330 or info@wycokck.org. You can also click here.




Jackson County, Missouri

(Kansas City, Independence, Lee's Summit, Raytown)



Program Name:


Kansas City Parks and Recreation-Swope Park Courts

Special Olympics





For more information, contact Taryn Andersen at taryn.andersen@kcmo.org or (816) 513-7624. 




Lob & Learn

Center Middle School Tennis Courts

306 E. 103rd St.

Kansas City, Mo.  64114


Lob & Learn provides year-round programming in after school programs and camps for youth around the Kansas City metro area. 


Program Dates

  • Ongoing


For more information on Lob & Learn and its programs, contact Marc Stulz @ 913-787-7329 or via email: info@lobandlearn.org.  Visit www.lobandlearn.org for more information. 



Geneis Health Clubs-Plaza Tennis Center

4747 Mill Creek Pkwy.

Kansas City, MO 64112


Junior Programs:

Ages 4-16


Program Dates:



For more information contact Rod Zerni at rodzerni@gmail.com or (816) 663-8982. You can also visit https://www.genesishealthclubs.com/locations/plaza-tennis-center/classes.html


Adult Programs:


Play Tennis Fast introduces tennis in an engaging way! Players learn all the basic strokes as well as how to play singles and doubles creating confidence and success playing tennis. Plus players will receive a FREE Wilson racquet. Contact Rod Zerni at rodzerni@gmail.com or (816) 663-8982.




The Whole Person - Northland Racquet Club/Mackland Park, North Kansas City


The Whole Person (TWP) is an organizational member of the United States Tennis Association and offers the fun and exciting sport of wheelchair tennis. For more information, contact Jason Barbour at (816) 627-2229 or jbarbour@thewholeperson.org. You can also visit their website here. 




City of Raytown - Colmon Park 

5912 Lane Ave.

Raytown, MO 64133


Junior Programs:

Ages 6-16


Visit http://www.unctionmedia.com/rp2019/index.php/programs/youth-sports for more information.


Adult Programs:


Tennis 1-2-3

For more information, contact (816) 358-4100 or maryann@raytownparks.com. You can also click here. 



Buchanan County, Missouri 

(St. Joseph)


Program Name:


City of St. Joseph Parks & Recreation - Noyes Tennis Complex

300 S. Noyes Blvd.

St Joseph, MO 64501


Junior Programs:

The St. Joseph Parks and Recreation Department will host a youth tennis program at the Noyes Tennis Center. The program will be divided into three age divisions. For more information, call (816) 271-5500 or parks@ci.st-joseph.mo.us. You can also visit https://www.stjoemo.info/253/Recreational-Opportunities.




Beginner Tennis Opportunities in Lawrence, Topeka & Wichita Area

For beginner tennis opportunities in the Lawrence, Topeka & Wichita area, click here. 







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