Monday Hours: 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Professional Tennis Clinics & Lessons

Take Your Tennis To The Next Level

Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn tennis fundamentals, or an elite athlete training for a professional opportunity, we’re happy to offer private and group instruction and junior tennis clinics for players of all ages and skill levels.

Meet Our Talented Team

Springside Athletic Club’s Tennis Director and Director of Operations Rocco Cona is a USPTA Professional and leads a team of accomplished tennis professionals to ensure players of all skill levels and ages excel.

Rocco is a veteran coach and currently heads the Walsh Jesuit High School boys and girl tennis program. His girls teams boast three team state championships, while his boys teams have 27 state tournament qualifiers.

His coaching accomplishments include adult championships, as well, with multiple mens and womens mixed teams winning Midwest titles in extremely competitive adult United States Tennis Association tournaments.

We’re proud to provide our guests with an impressive roster of USPTA Professionals with decades of playing and coaching experience:

  • Glidden Droz, USPTA Professional
  • Garrett Gardner, USPTA Professional
  • Matt Howard, USPTA Professional
  • Tim Morgan, USPTA Professional
  • Alan Walker, USPTA Professional and USTA Coordinator

Private And Group Tennis Instruction

Our accomplished tennis professionals are ready to help individuals and groups of up to four players maximize their potential. Call us at 330-666-3778 to schedule your lesson today.

Private Instruction Rates

Note: Rates are listed per player. For example, a one-hour, two-member private clinic would cost $80 total ($40 per member).

Member Non-member
Private Lesson
30 Minutes $38 $48
60 Minutes $75 $85
Associate Pro
30 Minutes $33 $43
60 Minutes $65 $75
Two-person Clinic
60 Minutes $40 $50
90 Minutes $60 $70
Three-person Clinic
60 Minutes $29 $39
90 Minutes $44 $54
Four-person Clinic
60 Minutes $26 $36
90 Minutes $36 $46

Junior Tennis Clinics

We offer a variety of professional junior tennis clinics for young players of all skill levels from 5 to 18 years old. Clinic lengths and fees may vary depending on the time of year, so please be sure to confirm during sign up.

How To Sign Up

Clinic enrollment can be done in-person at the Springside front desk, or by calling Matt Howard at 330-523-8196. Feel free to contact Matt with specific questions on individual clinics or fill out our contact form for more information.

Tennis TotsFor Beginning Tennis Players Ages 5-6

Our Tennis Tots Clinic is a brand-new offering led by Glidden Droz and is a great way to introduce the youngest of players to the game.

Clinics take place Fridays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Contact Glidden at 330-242-0794 with questions or to reserve a spot.

Clinic Fees

Member Rate Non-member Rate
$20 $25

Level 1 Junior Tennis ClinicsFor Beginning Tennis Players Ages 5-9

Our Level 1 Junior Tennis Clinics teach coordination, balance and tennis fundamentals. The professional staff and low student-to-teacher ratio will build athleticism, mental focus and a love for the sport.

Clinics take place Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 1 p.m.

Clinic Fees

Monday Saturday
Member Session $66 $44
Non-member Session $90 $60
Member Walk-in* $25 $25
Non-member Walk-in* $32 $32

* We can’t guarantee spots for walk-in players. Please call us ahead of time at 330-666-3778 to confirm.

Level 2 Junior Tennis ClinicsFor Intermediate Tennis Players Ages 8-13

Our Level 2 Junior Tennis Clinics develop tennis skills and teach proper techniques for all shots. Students learn correct, contact point, swing path and racquet angle.

Clinics take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Clinic Fees

Tuesday / Thursday Saturday
Member Session $128 $64
Non-member Session $160 $80
Member Walk-in* $25 $36
Non-member Walk-in* $42 $42

* We can’t guarantee spots for walk-in players. Please call us ahead of time at 330-666-3778 to confirm.

Level 3 Junior Tennis ClinicsFor Advanced Tennis Players Ages 11-16

Our Level 3 Junior Tennis Clinics refine competitive tennis players. Drills and games focus on shot selection, as well as tactics and strategies for singles and doubles play.

Clinics take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Clinic Fees

Tuesday / Thursday Saturday
Member Session $128 $64
Non-member Session $160 $80
Member Walk-in* $36 $36
Non-member Walk-in* $42 $42

* We can’t guarantee spots for walk-in players. Please call us ahead of time at 330-666-3778 to confirm.

Level 4 Junior Tennis ClinicsFor Elite Tennis Players Ages 12-18

Our Level 4 Junior Tennis Clinics give very good tennis players opportunities to be their very best. Instruction for tournament players focuses on competitive play and shot making.

Clinics take place Mondays from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Clinic Fees

Monday Wednesday
Member Session $128 $120
Non-member Session $160 $144
Member Walk-in* $36 $44
Non-member Walk-in* $42 $50

* We can’t guarantee spots for walk-in players. Please call us ahead of time at 330-666-3778 to confirm.

Intro TeensFor Beginning Tennis Players Ages 13-18

This beginner level is a great way to introduce tennis to your teen. The professional tennis staff will teach proper tennis techniques. It’s a great way for students to learn the fundamentals with others in their age group.

Clinics take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Clinic Fees

Tuesday / Thursday Saturday
Member Session $128 $64
Non-member Session $160 $80
Member Walk-in* $25 $36
Non-member Walk-in* $42 $42

* We can’t guarantee spots for walk-in players. Please call us ahead of time at 330-666-3778 to confirm.


Enjoy Tennis On Your Time

Whether you’re looking to get some additional practice in or want to show off your new skillset to your friends, we offer five Art Deco turf indoor tennis and six outdoor tennis courts for use.

Outdoor courts are included in our membership fee, while indoor courts are reserved on an hourly basis. Reservations may be made one week in advance, and permanent court time is available September through May. For the avid player, unlimited memberships are also available.

For more information on member and non-member tennis rates, visit our Membership page.

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