(16 yrs. & Older)

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For students with little or no previous tennis instruction. Students will be introduced to the forehand, backhand, serve, and basic vocabulary. Class goal: maintain a six-to-ten shot “short court” rally and serve an average of 1 out of 3 balls into the correct service box.


For students completing 10 or more hours of beginning tennis. In this level, we will be adding movement to groundstroke rallying and improving serving technique. Class goal: maintain a full-court rally and serve an average of 1 out of 2 balls into the correct service box.


For students who have completed 10-20 hours of advanced beginning tennis. Students will be introduced to volleys and overheads while improving overall confidence and consistency of the forehand, backhand and serve. Added movement becomes a key component at this level. Class goal: to be able to play an actual singles or doubles match.


In this class, you’ll participate in a fun and fast-paced doubles game designed to keep the action going. Live Ball combines doubles play with the fast-moving format of games like champions of the court. Our enthusiastic coaches start each point with a feed, so serving never slows down the action. You’ll enjoy playing with other players in a fun atmosphere that will have you smiling, sweating, and improving your skills all at the same time. So come join us and discover the most fun 90 minutes you can spend on a tennis court. Get ready to experience “Live Ball” Tennis!

Experience required: NTRP 3.0+ – Players must be able to sustain a controlled rally and be familiar with basic doubles play


Do you want to take your tennis game to the next level? Our Adult NTRP classes are perfect for adults who are looking to succeed at their current National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) level or are eager to move up to a higher level. Our coaches will give you the skills needed to get more wins and focus on exercises designed to help you level up! Fast-paced drills, and point play simulations keep students coming back for more. Coaches will also focus on successful doubles strategies and improving net play. 

Players: To avoid class interruption, be sure to sign up for your current NTRP level. 

NTRP: National Tennis Rating Program


Prerequisite: Intermediate course or instructor approval. Workouts cover ground strokes, volleys, overheads, and serving drills. A great class for those wanting to move and hit lots of tennis balls.


Looking for an exercise program that doesn’t just help you get fit but one that puts a smile on your face? Cardio tennis is a fun, new way to burn calories and get in shape. This group activity features a variety of drills to get your heart healthy. Workouts will include warm-up, cardio workout, and cool down phases.

Rain Procedure

On rainy days, staff may close the courts until they are playable. Call (408) 247-0178 to see if courts are dry.

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Tennis Program Notes

1. Pre-registration is required for all tennis programs.

2. No registrations for classes accepted by phone.

3. Leagues and lessons may be combined or cancelled based on registrations. Participants may be reassigned according to age, ability, and class size.

4. Course withdrawals must be requested at least 7 days prior to the start of class; subject to supervisor’s approval if less than 7 days before start of class.  Refunds may be used toward future registrations or may be refunded by calling the Santa Clara Tennis Center (restrictions and fees may apply) No refunds will be issued for requests received less than 5 working days prior to the start of the class or program.

5. Full refunds will be granted for classes or programs cancelled by Lifetime Tennis.

6. No refunds or credits given for non attendance.

7. Make ups for rain outs will be posted on line and/or in guide. Refunds not granted for non attendance.


Our Tennis Acceleration Program is the most convenient way for players to train and improve their tennis game. Register once for the school-year term and enjoy a consistent class schedule and cohort. Featuring personalized attention, and a full- court curriculum, this program is perfect for players of all levels looking to improve and be match-ready in no time!

  • Register once for the whole season
  • 39 weeks of training (Aug-May)
  • Consistency of class time and cohort
  • Smaller class sizes (5 players per court)
  • Program led by Head Pro and team of Lifetime Activities professionals
  • Featuring balls machines for maximum reps
  • Mid-season & end of season progress report
  • 20% discount on all pro-shop equipment purchases for TAP players
2023/2024 TAP registration closed. Watch this space for updates to the 2024/2025 TAP schedule.