Classes and Lessons
LA Tennis adult classes focus on the Modern Tennis Methodology to develop technical skills to improve rallying and playing skills. Concurrent enrollment in more than one class is encouraged
Each student’s ability will be determined by an instructor and moved accordingly to the correct class.
See the USTA’s skill rating scale for more information on what each rating means below.
Instructors and classes are subject to change based on availability.
LA TENNIS TEACHING PROFESSIONALS
All staff professionals are certified either or both:
United States Professional Teachers Association members (USPTA)
United States ProfessionalTeaching Registry (USPTR)
All of our professionals take continuing educational credits to maintain their membership and skills.
The entire LA Tennis coaching staff is also subject to adhere to many of the City of Los Angeles’s requirements to work at public facilities. Safety checks, Covid 19 protocol, insurances and verifications for health and more.
Please support our local teaching pros listed on our website and not the non-sanctioned instructors who do not have permission to teach at any of the facilities listed.
LA Tennis coaches contribute funds back to the city parks department that support the tennis courts and other parks programs which benefit the entire community.
Weather & Make-Up Lesson Policy
If a class is canceled due to inclement weather, the class can be made up during your current session.
If an instructor is unable to give a lesson, the student will be notified immediately and a make-up class will be given.
Make up classes will not be given for missed class (includes sick days or vacation).
There will be no cash refunds.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
USTA PLAYER LEVEL RATING GUIDE
The following is a helpful guide to determine your player level so you will be placed in the proper group class. Please note that any of the pros on staff can create a group class for you, especially if you fall in the 1.0 to 2.5 rating.
Nation Tennis Rating Program – The Short Version
1.0= This player is just starting to play tennis.
1.5= This player has limited stroke development and is working primarily on getting the ball in play. Not ready to compete.
2.0= This player needs on court experience, with emphasis on play. Requires stroke development/lessons and court positions for singles and doubles.
2.5= This player is developing anticipating the incoming balls, adjusting their footwork, how to control their swing for direction and depth, as well of how to start a match and scoring games and sets.
3.0= This player is fairly comfortable hitting medium paced balls, yet is not comfortable with all strokes especially the serve and return of serve. Player is learning positioning and teamwork in doubles.
3.5= This player has achieved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots, yet lacks depth, variety and the ability to alter distance of shots. Has difficulty with the lob, overheads, approach shots and volleys are limited. Learning to be comfortable in doubles.
4.0= This player has dependable strokes with directional control and the ability to alter depth of shots on their backhand and forehand sides with moderately hit balls. This player can use lobs, overheads approach shots and volleys with success. Their serve is more consistent and teamwork in doubles is evident.
4.5= This player can vary the use of pace and spins, has effective court coverage, can control depth of shots and is able to develop game plans according to the strengths and weaknesses of their opponents. Strong first serve with power and accuracy and can place their second serve. Good doubles skills and positioning.
5.0= This player has good shot anticipation and frequently has an outstanding shot or attribute around which their game can be structured. This player can regularly hit winners or forced errors off of short balls and puts away volleys and overheads. All strokes are very good, dependable and plays good singles and doubles.
5.5= This player has developed pace and/or consistency as a major weapon. Can vary strategies and styles of play in competitive situations and hit dependable shots is stress situations.
6.0-7.0=This player typically has had intense training and is training for national tournaments and has a national ranking. The 6.5-7.0 are world class players.