Tennis

Education, Recreation & Performance


From children to seniors, beginners to elite competitors, the YMCA of South Collier covers the whole court. Lessons, leagues, tournaments, social events and certified / experienced professionals to help you start or sharpen your game.

The YMCA Tennis Center is one of the finest of its kind for education, recreation and performance. We offer 8 clay courts and 2 hard courts that are all lighted for night play.

Tennis is included in every YMCA membership. All members can reserve free court time, use of the ball machine, attend social events, and benefit from member rates for clinics and instruction.


TENNIS CENTER HOURS

Weekday A.M. Open A.M. Close P.M. Open P.M. Close
Monday 7:30 am 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 8:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 8:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 8:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 8:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am 1:00 pm    
Sunday 8:00 am 12:00 pm  

Tennis Court Reservations

Greater Naples YMCA Members can check court availability and reserve a court from the comfort of their home.

Log into your Chelsea Account if you are a Greater Naples YMCA Member

https://ymca.chelseareservations.com/login.aspx

Don’t have a Chelsea Account yet? Having problems logging in? Please contact tennis@greaternaplesymca.org

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WHAT IS CHELSEA ONLINE RESERVATIONS?

Chelsea is an online court reservation system. Only current active YMCA members can book a court.

Members can BOOK clay courts directly 7 days in advance or REQUEST a court up to 45 days in advance through a lottery point system to allocate courts. If you are allocated a court through the lottery, you will be sent confirmation before the system opens up for direct booking. If playing doubles, you will need to know at least 2 of the other players in your group to book or request a court.  

During the mornings in season, in order to most efficiently use the courts, there are 3 court times available 8:30am, 10am and 11:30am for 90 minutes each. The Tennis Center opens at 8am and you are welcome to get on the court early. Please make sure you have the court brushed and ready to leave by the next court time unless the court after you is not reserved.

To book a hard court or ball machine, you will need to email tennis@greaternaplesymca.org, call the Tennis Center at 1-239-653-9235 or stop by the check in desk during staffed hours.

 

WHAT TO DO AFTER LOGGING IN

  1. YOUR main screen has the following choices: MAIN / REQUEST / REVIEW/ BOOKING / PROFILE
  2. From this screen you will be able to make a new court REQUEST (8-45 days in advance), BOOK(ING) a court (7 days in advance), edit or cancel a current request, or REVIEW your requests and court assignments. Requests/Booking require that you enter two screens: ‘Court Time Info’ and ‘Player Info’. Click “Submit” to complete your request.
  3. If it is more than 7 days before the court you wish to book - you will select REQUEST. If Less than 7 days - you will select Booking.  
  4. Prior to BOOKING - you can see if a court is available by selecting REVIEW/REVIEW a COURT SHEET. Select the day and it will show the schedule.
  5. In the Pull Down Menu - add a Request/Booking.  You are now in the Court Time Info Tab.  Fill in the play date, leave the facility selection as Naples YMCA and select your choice of start time and leave the court surface as Har-Tru in all selections.  We hope to upgrade the system after the season.
  6. Then select the Player Info Tab.  Please enter 3 of the 4 players on the court - including yourself.  You can use search by name but clicking on the search button next to the Member ID box to find the players.  You may leave the last tab as GUEST.  Then hit submit.
  7. Remember to keep your confirmation number when making a court request. It is the only way to get back in to edit, make changes and cancel a request.
  8. Chelsea processes court requests seven days before play and court assignments will be e-mailed to all players who have their email address in their profile.

 

CHELSEA LANGUAGE

  • Request – Is a request for court time, and not an actual reservation. Requests may be made far in advance of play (8 to 45 days), but requests are not processed until seven days before the day you requested to play. There is no advantage to early requests other than convenience. Chelsea allocates courts on average points of the group’s players.
  • Booking – Once Chelsea has processed, 7 days ahead at 1:00, any available courts may be reserved by clicking on ‘Booking’. Chelsea will display, and you may book any available court time.
  • Processing – Chelsea processes requests seven days before play. Processing is done each day around noon. Once processed, you have an actual court assignment. After processing (6-7 days ahead) you will utilize the Booking button to reserve a court. Day of courts are obtained by calling the Tennis Center.
  • Standby List – If you did not get a court within your requested time parameter, your group will make a wait list. The wider and more flexible your time parameter, (Ex: play as early as 8:00am and as late as 11:30am) the more you will play. The tennis center will call players on the waitlist if a court becomes available.

ADULT INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMMING

The YMCA offers a team of certified tennis instructors who specialize in providing a great educational environment for anyone seeking to learn and enjoy tennis. Stroke mechanics, strategy, mental and physical approaches are explained to increase the enjoyment and success of all who wish to learn. Private lessons, group lessons and clinics available.

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PLAY FAST CLINICS (BEGINNERS & BEGINNING AGAIN)

Learn to Play Fast Clinics: Fast Play is for adult beginners starting from scratch or returning to the game.  You can begin at any time and come once, or twice a week or as often as you like. You can pay as you go, or purchase a package of 6 at a discount.  Fast Play Beginner sessions work on technique, scoring and how to play.

Monday & Thursday: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Individual Lessons: $20 per Class for Members | $30 per Class for Non-Members

Packages: $105 for 6 Lessons  |  Bring a friend, $95 each person

CARDIO TENNIS CLINIC

Program Update: Last class is Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - Look for Cardio Tennis to return in September 2021

This aerobic workout is a “Party on the Tennis Court”! Cardio Tennis will get your heart rate up, while hitting lots of tennis balls! These co-ed classes incorporate group exercise, tennis and music to keep your heart pumping. Cardio Tennis classes are designed for a workout + fun + keeping your exercise routine fresh and exciting! Join us to “Party on the Court” for footwork, agility, stretching, coordination, and more!

Tuesday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

1 Hour sessions: $20 Member  |  $30 Non-Member

ADULT DRILLS CLINICS

A great workout for men and women that combines some feeding drills to refine stroke technique and live ball game simulated drills to work on shot selection and strategy.

Saturday: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

1.5 Hour sessions: $25 Member  |  $35 Non-Member

3.0-3.5 ADULT CLINICS

This clinic focuses on point-play scenarios, discussing and practicing the shots you'll use in real-life tennis matches.

Tuesday: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

1.5 Hour sessions: $25 Member  |  $35 Non-Member

3.5+ ADULT CLINICS

Program Update: Last clinic is Friday May 28, 2021 - Look for this clinic to return in September 2021 or find a few tennis friends and call Sebastian to set up a private group clinic.

This is a great opportunity to play in a mixed environment where we focus on court coverage, finding and attacking the opponents’ weaknesses.

Friday: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

1.5 Hour sessions: $25 Member  |  $35 Non-Member

4.0+ ADULT CLINICS

Program Update: Last Class is Wednesday, May 26 and Friday, May 28 - Look for these clinics to return in September 2021 or find a few tennis friends and call Sebastian to set up a private group clinic.

This clinic focuses on advanced play scenarios and point simulations.

 **4.0 or higher adult groups require a play test or invitation

Wednesday: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Friday: 8:30 am - 10:00 am

1.5 Hour sessions: $25 Member  |  $35 Non-Member


JUNIOR INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMMING

These programs for 4-12 year olds are the perfect introduction to tennis, a sport for a life time. Tennis gets kids moving, improves their balance, agility, hand-eye coordination and can teach them tenacity, self-confidence and social skills. We use special balls, smaller racquets and nets and special courts to meet the needs of the children at this young age. This program, as in all our programs, are taught in a “you-can-do-it” atmosphere where play-based drills and games lead to skill acquisition and most of all, FUN!

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RED BALL CLINIC (AGES 4-6)

The beginner-level Red Ball Clinics are designed to introduce young children to the sport, develop fundamental tennis skills while exploring their interest in the sport. It focuses on basic tennis ball skills, hand-eye coordination, confidence building and fun.  

Saturday: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

1 Hour sessions: $20 Member  |  $30 Non-Member

ORANGE BALL CLINIC (AGES 7-9)

Transitioning from red ball to the Orange Ball Clinics, players will be grouped by ability/age within each class program and continue to build athletic skills. Tennis activities and games will focus on developing ground stroke technique and consistency, serves, and volleys with the goal of point and match play. 

Saturday: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

1 Hour sessions: $20 Member  |  $30 Non-Member

GREEN BALL/YELLOW BALL CLINIC (AGES 9-12)

The Green/Yellow Ball Clinic will consist of instruction, point play and engaging drills and games that will motivate players as they improve their technique and skills.  This is an ideal match play experience in a fun stress free environment.  Players will transition from Green to Yellow ball as they progress in age and ability.

Saturday: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

1.5 Hour sessions: $25 Member  |  $35 Non-Member

ELITE JUNIOR GROUP (AGES 13+)

High level instruction will continue for our Elite Junior Group on technique and shots in addition to strategy and mental preparation techniques.  There will also be match play opportunities for our top-level junior players. Matches will be set up and monitored by the coaches.

**Elite Junior require a play test or invitation.

Contact our tennis professional Sebastian Suarez for information about Elite Clinics during Summer 2021.

1.5 Hour sessions: $25 Member  |  $35 Non-Member

SUMMER HALF DAY TENNIS CAMPS

Join us for a fun filled summer of half day tennis camps. A variety of drills, games and match play are used each day to convey specific teaching points on ground strokes, volleys and serves. The emphasis is on learning and fun.

Juniors age 6-17 will be taught in age and ability groups. Campers will start their day with stretching and warm-ups and move into tennis instruction, fitness and drills. Juniors will finish each day with games and match play.

When the YMCA Pool repairs are complete in mid-July, juniors and their parents will also have the option of 1 hour of supervised swimming at the pool during select days and hours. (Selection of swimming as an option gives 2 hours of tennis instruction and 1 hour of swimming.)  

Please don’t forget water bottles, sunscreen and a snack if needed! Juniors must be checked in by parents the first day they attend camp so we can confirm medical forms, required waivers, and pick-up permission forms are complete.

CAMP HOURS: Monday - Friday, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Dates Weekly Pricing Daily Drop-in Pricing Registration
June 7 - June 11 Members: $175, Guests: $200 Members: $45, Guests: $55 Click here to register!
June 14 - June 18 Members: $175, Guests: $200 Members: $45, Guests: $55 Click here to register!
June 21 - June 25 Members: $175, Guests: $200 Members: $45, Guests: $55 Click here to register!
June 28 - July 2 Members: $175, Guests: $200 Members: $45, Guests: $55 Click here to register!
July 5 - July 9 Members: $175, Guests: $200 Members: $45, Guests: $55 Click here to register!
July 12 - July 16 Members: $175, Guests: $200 Members: $45, Guests: $55 Click here to register!
July 19 - July 23 Members: $175, Guests: $200 Members: $45, Guests: $55 Click here to register!
July 26 - July 30 Members: $175, Guests: $200 Members: $45, Guests: $55 Click here to register!
August 2 - August 6 Members: $175, Guests: $200 Members: $45, Guests: $55 Click here to register!
August 9 - August 13 Members: $175, Guests: $200 Members: $45, Guests: $55 Click here to register!

Click here to register for Daily Drop-in Rates

On-line registration is strongly suggested for completion of all forms.


Private, Semi-Private and Personalized Group Lessons

The tennis program at xthe Y offers private and semi-provate instruction for adults and children, from beginners to experienced players. Our certified tennis professionals are committed to providing members and guests with the personal attention they need to enhance their time on the courts. We strive to provide every tennis player with a positive learning experience in a highly motivating atmosphere through quality instruction and programming.

Lessons provided by Sebastian Suarez, Head Tennis Professional, PTR Certified

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PRIVATE LESSONS

Lessons provided by Sebastian Suarez, Head Tennis Professional, PTR Certified

Private Lessons Member Non-Member
1 Hour Lesson $75 $85
45 Minutes $55 $65
30 Minutes $40 $50

Contact Sebastian for setting up a private clinic, individual priced based on number participating and length of clinic.

Please prepay online for your session for private and semi-private lessons. Sebastian will receive an email and contact you to set up a time and day that meets your needs. You may also contact him via text at 505-629-9580 to set up a lesson, but please prepay on-line after confirmation. That session may be used for up to 6 months in case of rain or the need to reschedule.

SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

Lessons provided by Sebastian Suarez, Head Tennis Professional, PTR Certified

Semi- Private Lessons Member Non-Member
1 Hour Lesson (2 people) $40/PP $50/PP

Contact Sebastian for setting up a private clinic, individual priced based on number participating and length of clinic.

Please prepay online for your session for private and semi-private lessons. Sebastian will receive an email and contact you to set up a time and day that meets your needs.  You may also contact him via text at 505-629-9580 to set up a lesson, but please prepay on-line after confirmation. That session may be used for up to 6 months in case of rain or the need to reschedule.


QUESTIONS?

For general inquiries, regitrations and information, email us at tennis@naplesymca.org or call 239.653.9235.