Youth Tennis Lessons

Youth Tennis Lessons

Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) offers tennis lessons to teach the fundamentals of the game. The lessons will review basic strokes and scoring as well as tennis strategies. Participants should wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothing and bring a tennis racquet and water.

All participants, including spectators, will be held to the standards listed in our code of conduct.

For information, email Jennifer Beaman or call 919-560-4355, ext. 27229.

Weather cancellation information: 919-560-4636, Press 6

Volunteers Needed

DGSL is looking for volunteer head coaches and assistant coaches for the fall and spring! Please fill out the Volunteer Application Form and an Athletics staff member will be in touch. View the volunteer expectations.

2024 Tennis Lessons  


Beginner Youth Tennis Lessons

Participants will learn the basics of tennis. The class will review basic strokes, tennis strategy, and learn how to score a match. All equipment is provided; participants should bring water and wear tennis shoes and weather appropriate clothing.

5-6 Year Olds

  • Mondays & Wednesdays - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • March 4 - March 20, 2024
  • Whippoorwill Park - 1632 Rowemont Rd. 
  • Registration open January 1 - February 19, 2024
  • City resident $9.00 I Non-city resident $14.00
  • Rain dates - March 25 & 27 if needed

5-6 Year Olds

  • Mondays & Wednesdays - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • May 6 - May 22, 2024
  • Whippoorwill Park - 1632 Rowemont Rd. 
  • Registration open March 1 - April 22, 2024
  • City resident $9.00 I Non-city resident $14.00
  • Rain dates - May 29 & June 3, 2024 if needed

5-6 Year Olds

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • August 13 - August 29, 2024
  • Elmira - 540 Elmira Ave.
  • Registration open June 1 - August 1, 2024
  • City resident $9.00 I Non-city resident $14.00
  • Rain dates - September 3 & 5, 2024 if needed

7-8 Year Olds

  • Mondays & Wednesdays - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • March 4 - March 20, 2024
  • Whippoorwill Park - 1632 Rowemont Rd.
  • Registration open January 1- February 19, 2024
  • City resident $9.00 I Non-city resident $14.00
  • Rain dates - March 25 & 27 if needed

7-8 Year Olds

  • Mondays & Wednesdays- 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • May 6- May 22, 2024
  • Whippoorwill Park-1632 Rowemont Rd. 
  • Registration open March 1 - April 22, 2024
  • City resident $9.00 I Non-city resident $14.00
  • Rain dates - May 29 & June 3, 2024

7-8 Year Olds

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • August 13 - August 29, 2024
  • Elmira - 540 Elmira Ave.
  • Registration open June 1 - August 1, 2024
  • City resident $9.00 I Non-city resident $14.00
  • Rain dates - September 3 & 5, 2024 if needed

9-10 Year Olds

  • Mondays & Wednesdays - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • March 4 - March 20, 2024
  • Whippoorwll Park - 1632 Rowemont Rd. 
  • Registration open January 1- February 19, 2024
  • City resident $9.00 I Non-city resident $14.00
  • Rain dates- March 25 & 27 if needed

9-10 Year Olds

  • Mondays & Wednesdays - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • May 6 - May 22, 2024
  • Whippoorwill Park - 1632 Rowemont Rd. 
  • Registration open March 1 - April 22, 2024
  • City resident $9.00 I Non-city resident $14.00
  • Rain dates - May 29 & June 3, 2024 if needed

9-10 Year Olds

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • August 13 - August 29, 2024
  • Elmira - 540 Elmira Ave.
  • Registration open June 1 - August 1, 2024
  • City resident $9.00 I Non-city resident $14.00
  • Rain dates - September 3 & 5, 2024 if needed

11-12 Year Olds

  • Mondays & Wednesdays - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m
  • April 8 - April 24, 2024.
  • Whippoorwill Park - 1632 Rowemont Rd.
  • Registration open February 1 - March 25, 2024
  • City resident $9.00 I Non-city resident $14.00
  • Rain dates - April 29 & May 1, 2024


Raising Racquets

Participants will receive a racquet and a can of tennis balls for attending four out of the six sessions.

  • Age 7-12 year olds
  • Mondays & Wednesdays-6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • June 10-July 1, 2024 (we will be skipping June 19, 2024 due to Juneteenth)
  • East End Park-1200 N. Alston Ave.
  • Registration open April 1-May 27, 2024
  • City resident $13.50 / Non-city resident $18.50
  • Rain dates - July 3 & 8, 2024 if needed


Intermediate Youth Tennis Lessons

Participants will learn intermediate tennis skills. All participants should have some established skill and experience playing tennis. All equipment is provided; participants should bring water and wear tennis shoes and weather appropriate clothing.

Youth Intermediate Tennis Lessons

  • Ages 7-12 Year Olds
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • September 12 - October 1, 2024
  • Elmira Park - 540 Elmira Ave.
  • Registration opens July 3-August 20, 2024
  • City resident $12.00/Non-city resident $17.00
  • Rain dates - Oct. 3,8, & 10 if needed