Youth Tennis Programs
What We Do!
Youth tennis programs are provided throughout Hamilton County, Indiana by The Hamilton County Community Tennis Association. We teach players a lifetime love of physical fitness, the value of good sportsmanship and the importance of giving something back to the community through tennis programs, tennis lessons and educational programs. HCCTA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit formed in 1990.
HCCTA Mission: Using tennis to enhance
communities through fitness, education,
community service and diversity.
HCCTA offers group tennis lessons for kids and for for beginner-level adults in the summer season. Our tennis lessons are taught by tennis professional Maggie Petersen and by high school and college champion tennis players who love to teach the game of tennis. We conduct tennis lessons in locations throughout Hamilton County, Indiana on both indoor and outdoor tennis courts (depending upon the season). For more information about tennis lessons, contact Maggie at firstname.lastname@example.org or (317) 501-9145.
HCCTA offers youth tennis programs in various elementary schools throughout Hamilton County for children ages 10 and under. The purpose of these programs is to introduce children to tennis at an early age before they become busy in other sports and educational programs. Children are taught basic skills using low compression balls and quick start training nets. And, they have a lot of fun just hitting the ball back and forth.
These programs are offered when schools are in session. View the participating elementary schools, and sign-up your child for our next session.
The Special Olympics of Hamilton County (SOHC) youth tennis program is in its fourth year and is under the direction of four talented local high school and college tennis players. The purpose of this program is to introduce tennis to intellectually-disabled kids in the Hamilton County area so they can enjoy the physical aspects of the game as well as making friends and learning how to play tennis. Each kid is paired with a high school or college age volunteer who teaches and participates with their student in the program.
Please read more about this program and how to volunteer or participate.
Champion Reads is HCCTA’s educational program consisting of inspiring biographies, teacher guides, and educational events. The biographies are called Champion Citizen books. The inspiring lives of Arthur Ashe, James Blake, Jean Driscoll, Billie Jean King, Sam McNew, Gale Sayers and George Taliaferro are the current seven Champion Citizen books.
Read more about our educational programs and how to purchase the books and teachers guides.
HCCTA is now offering youth tennis programs all year long and is able to so because of grants and donations. We also hold various fundraising events to help purchase racquets, tennis balls, T-shirts and other equipment. One of our biggest fundraisers is the annual Midwest Clay Court Championship Tournament for nationally-ranked men players. We also have other community and tennis club events throughout the year.
Champion Reads Sponsors:
Midwest Clay Court Championship Sponsors:Buffalo Wild Wings
Carmel Racquet Club
MacKenzie River Pizza and Grill
McAllister’s Deli (116th in Carmel)
J. D. Resley & Associates
Shelbourne Knee Center