Tennis

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 8 high-quality hard courts
  • Programs for every skill level: 10 and Under Tennis, Young Players Tennis Camps: Ages 6–10, Junior Tennis Camps: Ages 10–18, Adult Tennis, Adult Instructional Tennis League and Tennis Tournaments

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

Tournaments

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:

Name Tournament ID # Dates Deadline
Qualifier Tune Up 850113117 May 5–7 May 2
Spring Open 850113217 May 19–21 May 16
Summer Open 850113417 July 7–9 July 4
Junior Classic 850113517 July 21–23 July 18
End of Summer 850113617 August 11–13 August 8

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

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 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.

Tennis Courts Renovation

October 28, 2016: 
United States Tennis Association Grant Makes Major Court Renovation Possible

Schoolcraft College received an $8,000 grant from the United States Tennis Association (USTA) to improve the quality of the college’s tennis courts.  The courts were badly cracked, impeding competitive play and posing physical dangers for students and tournament players using the courts.  With the funds from the USTA, Schoolcraft College was able to resurface the courts, including leveling, filling the cracks, resurfacing and painting new playing lines.  According to John Wright, executive director of facilities operations, the renovations filled approximately 752 linear feet of cracks and repaired 220 “bird baths” (depressions that hold water).   

The tennis courts at Schoolcraft College are used by students, staff and the community through a variety of programs: tennis classes for college students, adults and juniors; USTA Junior Tournaments: USTA Adult Summer Leagues: and court rentals to local high schools, community groups and the USTA.  

“Without these renovations, we may have needed to curtail some of the programming out of safety and playability concerns,” said Leslie Petty, associate dean, Continuing Education and Professional Development.

Tennis Courts Before
Tennis Court - Before Renovation


Tennis Courts After
Tennis Court - After Renovation