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Tennis Lessons

After school tennis classes will begin the week of August 22 and are available for all ages and ability levels under the direction of Head Coach John Vinson, a 1982 Maclay graduate and  former #1 player and MVP at Wake Forest University. Coach Vinson was also the former Director of Junior Player Development for the USTA Florida Section as well as having been the FSU Men's Assistant Coach for 7 seasons and Head Coach at Louisiana Tech Univ.(Women) and Utah State Univ.(Men and Women).

Pre-K Tennis: A 30 minute class designed to be a fun introduction to the underlying skills  involved with the game such as court movement, judging the bounce of the ball, and the basics of the different strokes.

The class will meet on Mondays  from 3:00-3:30 at the hardtop playground next to Pre K. The cost is $200 for the Fall semester up until winter break. Checks should be made payable to John Vinson


Beg. Tennis:    A twice weekly class(Mon/ Wed) from 3:20-4:15) designed to get your K thru Second grader hitting the ball with proper form, playing fun games and learning how to move around the court. Players will be escorted(walked) to and from the tennis courts from the Dining Hall. The cost for the class is $130(Aug/Sept), $90(October) and $130(Nov/Dec).

Intermediate Tennis: A twice weekly class(Mon/Wed) from 4:30-5:30 designed to refine stroke production and get kids rallying and playing points. A variety of drills and competitive games will be used to develop consistency and improve court movement. This class is mainly for players ages 8-11 who have already been introduced to the game. Players will be escorted to the courts from the Dining Hall but must be picked up at the courts at 5:30. The cost for this class is the same as the Beginning Class above.

Advanced Tournament Training: This class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-5:00 and is designed for the JV or Varsity level player looking to improve all aspects of their game including fitness, stroke technique and match strategy. A few younger players may qualify for this class depending on ability. The cost for this class is $28 daily or $100 for four consecutive classes paid up front.

Please call Coach Vinson with any questions at 850-524-7430 or email at johnvinsontennis@gmail.com

Coach Vinson is also available for private lessons at a cost of $65.00 hour or $35 half hour. Please call for available times