Adult Tennis Programs

Summer Programs

Two-Week Mini Session: June 1 – June 14

Session I: June 15 – July 2
Session II: July 6 – August 2

August Clinics: August 3 – August 21

Registration Dates

Summer registration is only available by calling (847) 501-2065 ext 0.

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A full refund will be applied to your household automatically for all programs that have been or end up being canceled between March 13, 2020 through August 31, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.

Class Make-Ups

Adult class make-ups are not guaranteed. All make-up requests should be directed to the class instructor. Refunds or account credits will not be issued for missed classes, with the exception of missed classes due to injury or illness.



Women’s day and evening classes are offered throughout the year for beginner to advanced players. Click here to view classes.


Men’s day and evening classes are offered throughout the year for intermediate to advanced players. Click here to view classes.


Adult Drop-In Tennis

This fun and flexible play opportunity is ideal for men and women interested in playing recreational tennis with a variety of players in doubles or singles formats. Tennis Professional, Paul Moran will be on-site to facilitate or fill in to play, if needed. Space is limited. Those interested in playing must contact Paul Moran at

Day/Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-8:30pm
Fee: $10/15 (per session)

Class Levels

The A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center offers a comprehensive program for adult group tennis lessons that allows players to try, learn, play, and compete, depending on their level and interest.

To ensure proper class placement, the teaching staff conducts an evaluation of all students during the first week of adult group tennis lessons. New students can estimate their level from the descriptions below and are encouraged to make an appointment with a pro to ensure placement in the appropriate level. If you have any questions regarding your appropriate level, please contact Alexander Shubny, (847) 501-6135, before registration.

Beginner (1.0-1.5)

This class is for those players that are just starting to play tennis and need to develop foundational skills, like getting the ball into play and proper technique on major shots.

Advanced Beginner (1.5-2.0)

This class is for those players who may have had some lessons, but require more on-court experience. At this level, players are beginning to develop their form and can get the ball into play at a slow pace, but exhibit an inconsistent toss.

Intermediate 1 (2.0-2.5)

This class is for those players who have more dependable strokes and can keep the ball in play with other players of similar ability. Players are beginning to learn how to judge where the ball is going, but are often caught out of position to receive the ball.

Intermediate 2 (2.5-3.0)

This class is for those players beginning to hit with more consistency on moderate shots, can successfully place shots most of the time, and can sustain a rally at a slow pace. Players may not be comfortable with all strokes and lack control when hitting with increased power.

Advanced 1 (3.0-3.5)

This class is for those players exhibiting improved consistency and variety on moderate shots, have directional control, and are beginning to develop a spin. The player has achieved stroke dependability and direction on shots within reach, including forehand and backhand volleys, but lacks depth and variety in shots. This player seldom double faults and occasionally forces errors on the serve.

Advanced 2 (3.5-4.0)

This class is for those players demonstrating consistency, have dependable strokes on forehand and backhand, can use variety of shots, have the ability to place the first serve and force some errors, and have good positioning and movement on the court. The player can hit with depth and control on moderate shots, but may misjudge ability to achieve good placements on difficult shots.

Advanced 3 (4.0-4.5)

This class is for those players demonstrating exceptional consistency, have ability to use speed and spin effectively, can control depth well, can anticipate shots well, frequently has an outstanding shot, can handle a mixed sequence of volleys, executes solid footwork, and is beginning to vary their game according to their opponent’s.

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