Tennis

Interested in learning the game of tennis or just want to improve your game? We have tennis classes and camps 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
  • Programs for every skill level: Pee Wee Tennis, 10 and Under Tennis, Young Players Tennis Camps: Ages 6–10, Junior Tennis Camps: Ages 10–17, Adult Tennis, and Adult Instructional Tennis Leagues

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?


"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

Tennis Class Offerings

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

10-and-under-tennisWe are offering 10 and Under Tennis using the USTA’s format. 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 4 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.