Tennis

Education, Recreation & Performance

MEET OUR PROS | CENTER HOURS | RESERVATIONS | ADULT CLINICS | YOUTH CLINICS | PRIVATE LESSONS


From children to seniors, beginners to elite competitors, the YMCA 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.


MEET OUR TENNIS PROS!

Meet the Y’s tennis professionals, all of whom are United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) or Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) certified. They offer both group and private lessons. To register for a lesson, please call the tennis center at 239.653.9235 or email us at tennis@naplesymca.org.

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+ Meet Chris Eddy, USPTA Certified Tennis Professional

Chris Eddy, USPTA Certified Tennis Professional for over 40 years, Chris has been ranked #1 in Florida in the 25, 30, 35 and 45 Singles Divisions over her career.  She was also named 1990 Florida Division Female Player of the Year alongside Michael Chang.  She was also nationally ranked Women’s 35 #3 Singles and #5 Doubles.

Chris, a long time Naples resident of 55+ years, will continue her 25+ year role as the Director of Tennis at the Mary C. Watkins Tennis Center at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club until construction closes the facility. Chris also has a B.A. in Physical Education from Flagler College.

Players interested in setting up a private individual lesson can contact Chris directly at (239) 595-2690. Contact Jennifer Johnson, Tennis Coordinator, at tennis@naplesymca.org for more information or help setting up private group lessons.

Lessons Member Non-Member
Private: 60 Minutes $75 $85
Private: 45 Minutes $60 $70
Private: 30 Minutes $40 $50
     
Semi-private (per-person): 90 Minutes $58 $68
Semi-private (per-person): 60 Minutes $38 $43
Semi-private (per-person): 30 Minutes $20 $25
     
3-Person Clinic (per-person): 90 Minutes $25 $30
4-Person Clinic (per-person): 90 Minutes $20 $25
Team Practice (per-person) $15 $15

+ Meet Sebastian Suarez, PTR Certified Tennis Professional

Sebastian Suarez is a PTR certified tennis professional with over 20 years’ experience working with players of all ages and abilities. Prior to joining us here at the Greater Naples YMCA, he worked as a high performance coach at a distinguished academy here in Naples, where he coached and traveled with National & ITF Ranked juniors and touring professionals for 4 years.

Players interested in setting up a private individual lesson can contact Sebastian directly at (505) 629-9580. Contact Jennifer Johnson, Tennis Coordinator, at tennis@naplesymca.org for more information or help setting up private group lessons.

Lessons Member Non-Member
Private: 60 Minutes $75 $85
Private: 45 Minutes $55 $65
Private: 30 Minutes $40 $50
     
Semi-private (per-person): 60 Minutes $40 $50
     
Drop-in Clinic (per-person): 60 Minutes $20 $25
Drop-in Clinic (per-person): 90 Minutes $25 $30

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

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

MEMBER LOGIN

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 8:00 am, 9:30 am and 11:00 am for 90 minutes each. The Tennis Center opens at 7:30 am 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, 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.

Morning Adult Schedule Changes During the Holiday Break - Dec 20-31 Due to Junior Tennis Camps during the 2 week holiday break, adult morning clinics will be operating on a modified schedule. Please see below:

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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 but please call the tennis center before your first session so we can properly welcome you. Fast Play Beginner sessions work on technique, scoring and how to play.  The cost is $20 for the one hour session for members and non members.

Mondays: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

1 Hour session: $20 per Class

+ CARDIO TENNIS CLINIC

Morning Adult Schedule Changes During the Holiday Break - Dec 20-31 Due to Junior Tennis Camps during the 2 week holiday break, adult morning clinics will be operating on a modified schedule.

Cardio Tennis: Tuesday’s Dec 21 & 28 - will be held 8:00 am - 9:30 am

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!

Tuesdays: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

1.5 Hour sessions: $25 Member  |  $35 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.

Tuesdays: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm  * Thursday Sessions Begins Dec 2

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

+ 3.5+ ADULT CLINICS

Morning Adult Schedule Changes During the Holiday Break - Dec 20-31 Due to Junior Tennis Camps during the 2 week holiday break, adult morning clinics will be operating on a modified schedule.

3.5 Clinic: Friday’s Dec 24 & 31 - will be held 8:00 am - 9:30 am

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

Morning Adult Schedule Changes During the Holiday Break - Dec 20-31 Due to Junior Tennis Camps during the 2 week holiday break, adult morning clinics will be operating on a modified schedule.

4.0 Clinic: Wednesday’s Dec 22 & 29 - will be held  8:00 am - 9:30 am
4.0+ Clinic: Friday’s Dec 24 & 31 - Text Sebastian for new Date and Time

This clinic focuses on advanced play scenarios and point simulations.

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

Wednesdays: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Fridays: 8:30 am - 10:00 am

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


JUNIOR INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMMING

These programs for 4–17-year old’s 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!

Before attending your first class - you must text or call the pro - Sebastian Suarez - to confirm availability and appropriateness of class. This also helps us to properly welcome and be prepared with staffing for the best experience.  Need a racket?  We have USTA rackets to lend for classes.

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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.

Monday: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Wednesday: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

1 Hour session: $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.

Mondays: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesdays: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturdays: 10:30 am - 11:30 am (1 hour)

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

1.5 Hour sessions: $25 Member  |  $35 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.

Monday - Friday: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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.

Monday - Friday: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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

+ HOLIDAY HALF DAY CAMPS

Join us for Holiday Half Day Junior Tennis Camps !

Join us for a fun filled holiday 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 5-17 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.

CAMP DETAILS:

Tennis Camp Hours: Monday - Friday from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Camp Dates: December 20 - 24 (Monday-Friday), December 27 - 31 (Monday-Friday)

Camp Pricing: Full week: Members: $175 // Non Members: $200, Daily Drop-in: Members: $45 // Non Members: $55

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

Private, Semi-Private and Personalized Group Lessons

The tennis program at the Y offers private and semi-private 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 USPTA or PTR certified tennis professionals. Contact one of our tennis professionals for setting up a private clinic.

  • Chris Eddy: (239) 595-2690
  • Sebastian Suarez: (505) 629-9580

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Please prepay online for your session for private and semi-private lessons. The tennis pros will receive an email and contact you to set up a time and day that meets your needs. You may also contact them directly to set up a lesson, but please prepay on-line after confirmation. Sessions may be used for up to 6 months in case of rain or the need to reschedule.

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QUESTIONS?

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