George Ward Tennis Center (GWTC)


George Ward Tennis Center Programs

Junior Program Pathway (for kids from 5 through 18 years old):

The Junior Program Pathway at George Ward Tennis Center is for kids ages five (5) through eighteen (18) years old. Classes are usually in session from February through November. Each student is evaluated upon their age and level of play and then placed within the correct Step of our program. There are four steps on the Pathway a Junior can participate in starting with Rallyball and ending with College/Social Tennis. Below is a summary of each stage of the Junior Program Pathway and our Program Schedules. Please email for any additional information:

Pathway Step 1: Rallyball
Rallyball is ½ court tennis or 42 foot tennis for kids from 5 years old to 10 years old that are learning forehand and backhand. They usually play with a foam ball.

Pathway Step 2: 60 Foot Tennis
The 60 foot tennis is for kids that can do forehand, backhand, overhead, volley and serve. They also have good movement on the court and are beginning to use strategy to win games. They usually play with an orange ball.

Pathway Step 3: Full Court Tennis
Full court tennis (78 feet) is for kids that can do forehand, backhand, overhead, volley and serve. They also have good movement and can eventually learn how to open up the court for the winning shot. These kids will learn how to use at least two different types of serves. They play with green dot balls or regular tennis balls.

Pathway Step 4: College/Social Tennis
Students can continue their training at the College Level on a partial or full scholarship. In addition, they can choose to play tennis at the Social Level or USTA Team Tennis providing students meet the necessary qualifications (Please note: Colleges must apply to participate in USTA Team Tennis). Students also have opportunities to compete in challenge ladders, tournaments, and win tennis scholarships from the James Lewis Tennis Scholarship Foundation.

Junior Program Schedule

Full court
2/5/19 to 4/6/19, Tuesday and Thursday (6pm to 8pm) & Saturday (2pm to 4pm)

Click Here for Junior Team Tennis Matches



Adult Programs

We offer three adult lessons each week. We also have adult leagues for men and women. These group lessons are usually below $10 and are normally one hour sessions. Please see our George Ward Calendar for the days and times. Should you need more information, please email

Adult League Lessons

Saturday (9am) & Saturday (12:30pm)



Private Lessons

Private lessons are also available for all ages at the George Ward Tennis Center and are given by certified tennis instructors. If interested, please email for additonal information.



Our Mission
The James Lewis Tennis Scholarship Foundation was formed to provide scholarships to
junior tennis players; support educational and character development programs; and
support overall tennis play and tennis skills development.

George Ward Tennis Center is owned & operated under the James Lewis Tennis Scholarship Foundation.
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