Continuing Education and Professional Development
Get Your Game On
Interested in learning the game of tennis or just want to improve your game? We have tennis classes, camps and tournaments for all ages and abilities. Our programs provide players (both young and old) the opportunity to improve their tennis game, work hard, make new friends and have a lot of fun. Under the direction of tennis pro, Rick Kynast (USTPA), the Schoolcraft tennis staff has a passion for teaching, and the skills to help you take your game to the next level.
Our tennis program will provide you with:
- Personalized on-court instruction
- Skill enhancement through instructional drilling and conditioning
- A fantastic tennis venue, with 12 high-quality hard courts
- Programs for every skill level: 10 and Under Tennis, High School Tennis Try-Out Preparatory Class, Young Players Tennis Camps: Ages 6–10, Junior Tennis Camps: Ages 10–18, Adult Tennis, Adult Instructional Tennis League and Tennis Tournaments
Benefits of Tennis
Playing tennis on a regular basis can help maintain or improve balance, mobility, agility, strength and fitness. It also helps burn calories. It’s social and great fun. Who can argue with that?
Work with Baseline Tennis, a local professional management organization committed to generating the fun and excitement of tennis, to offer several USTA-sanctioned junior tournaments. This year’s Tennis Tournaments are on the following dates:
Saturday, May 18th
9 AM to 12 Noon.
|Name||Tournament ID #||Dates||Deadline||Fee per Player|
|Qualifier Tune Up||855706213||May 10–12||May 7||$65|
|Spring Open||855706413||June 14–16||June 10||$65|
|Summer Open||855706313||July 12–14||July 9||$65|
|Junior Classic||855706713||July 26–28||July 22||$65|
|End of Summer||855706913||August 16–18||August 12||$65|
To register for this tournament, go to www.usta.com/tennislink and enter the tournament ID Number.
About Our Tennis Program
Rich is a United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) certified teaching professional and is a former top ten player in the Southeastern Michigan Tennis Association and three-year varsity letter winner for Michigan State University. Rich has been teaching players of all ages and experience levels for over twenty years and has been running his own Summer Tennis Academy. Rich also coached the boys and girls varsity tennis teams at Milford High School for the past eighteen years and is currently employed as an Assistant Pro at the Livonia Family YMCA and the Farmington Tennis Club.
10 and Under Tennis
We are offering 10 and Under Tennis using the USTA’s format (http://10andundertennis.com/about.htm). This approach uses equipment scaled down for the younger, smaller player to make learning tennis easier and more fun. The balls have lower compression, so they don’t bounce as high and are easier to hit. The courts are marked with smaller dimensions, racquets are smaller and the scoring system is modified.
The changes really work, because now any child between ages 5 and 10 can start playing tennis almost immediately - even if he or she has never picked up a racquet before. Just like other popular youth sports, 10 and Under Tennis stresses the importance of actually playing the game of tennis and discovering the fun of this sport.
Call us at 734-462-4448 or email CEPD@schoolcraft.edu
"We are very pleased with the instructional quality of the tennis camps. The staff has been great all the way around – fun and engaging!" ~ Jeanine G.
"Kids need these types of classes to improve skills and learn to listen to instructions and follow them." ~ Anna G.
"My child says Rich is the best instructor she has had at Schoolcraft tennis." ~ Anonymous