We have been offering quality lessons for adults and children for over five decades. Started in 1966, our program is designed to give the best possible instruction at a reasonable cost. It is a comprehensive program that offers the latest techniques and instruction methods by quality instructors with years of teaching experience. Thousands of children in our community have learned to play the great sport of tennis in our program.

Our youth lessons are part of the United States Tennis Association's National Junior Excellence Program. We believe in making tennis fun and teaching it as "sport for a lifetime."
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Our goal is provide a training and development program that is accessible to every interested person. It is our intention to insure that there is a pathway to tennis success for people from every background who aspire to learn and enjoy the game.

Our program, which begins the week of June 4 and runs for six weeks, has developed many outstanding junior players who have played high school and college tennis as well as those who simply enjoy tennis as a fun recreational activity.

Registration begins with Youth Sports Registration Nights from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, and Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Civic Auditorium. Cost is $38 for Tots (ages 4-6), $48 for Level 1 (beginners) and $58 for Levels 2-5. The fee is discounted $10 for each additional child in same household. Additional registration nights will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, and Friday, May 25, at the Bill Reed Tennis Complex in Kesling Park. Make checks payable to the La Porte Park and Recreation Department. Visa/MasterCard accepted at the January registration dates.

We also offer adult lessons (both group and individual) and tournaments. For more information on adult programs, e-mail Tennis Supervisor Bill Reed at

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