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Columbus Parks & Recreation Department Tennis Program

Columbus Parks & Recreation Department offers a variety of adult and youth tennis programs adults for both City of Columbus residents and non-residents. Programs are taught by our USTPA certified Director of Tennis, Mike Burt. All programs are held at the Burnett Tennis Courts (Donner Park) unless otherwise noted. Please bring your own tennis racket.

Online registration begins – Monday, April 3
Call-in/Walk-in registration begins – Monday, April 17
Registration ends – 5:00 p.m. the Friday before the class begins

Mike Burt, Director of Tennis
USPTA Certified
(812) 369-7635

Tiny Tots (4-5 yrs). Designed to enhance your child’s gross motor skills through tennis related games and activities.

DatesDay(s)TimeFeeRegister
June 6 - 29Tues and Thurs8:30 - 9:00 a.m.$40Online
July 6 - 27Tues and Thurs8:30 - 9:00 a.m.$36Online
July 5 - 26Mon and Weds8:30 - 9:00 a.m.$36Online

Little Hitters (6-7 yrs). Designed to stimulate the growth of hand-eye coordination and possibly find the next US Open champion.

DatesDay(s)TimeFeeRegister
May 9 - 25Tues and Thurs4:00 - 5:00 p.m.$60Online
June 5 - 15Mon - Thurs9:00 - 10:00 a.m.$78Online
June 19 - 29Mon - Thurs9:00 - 10:00 a.m.$78Online
July 5 - 13Mon - Thurs9:00 - 10:00 a.m.$60Online
July 17 - 27Mon - Thurs9:00 - 10:00 a.m.$78Online
June 9 - July 28Fridays9:00 - 10:00 a.m.$78Online

Future Stars (8-11 yrs). Teaches the basics of tennis and prepares players for match play.

DatesDay(s)TimeFeeRegister
May 9 - 25Tues and Thurs5:00 - 6:00 p.m.$60Online
June 5 - 15Mon - Thurs10:00 - 11:00 a.m.$78Online
June 6 - 29Tues and Thurs7:00 - 8:00 p.m.$78Online
June 19 - 29Mon - Thurs10:00 - 11:00 a.m.$78Online
July 5 - 13Mon - Thurs10:00 - 11:00 a.m.$60Online
July 6 - 27Tues and Thurs7:00 - 8:00 p.m.$68Online
July 17 - 27Mon - Thurs10:00 - 11:00 a.m.$78Online
June 9 - July 28Fridays9:00 - 10:00 a.m.$78Online

Challengers (12-15 yrs). Teaches the basics of tennis and prepares players for match play. No classes July 3 or 4. 

DatesDay(s)TimeFeeRegister
June 5 - 28Mon and Weds11:00 - 12:00 p.m.$78Online
July 5 - 26Mon and Weds11:00 - 12:00 p.m.$68Online
June 5 - July 26*Mon and Weds11:00 - 12:00 p.m.$120Online
*Register for this extended class and save $26!

Advanced Future Stars/Jr. Excellence (10-15 yrs). Designed for players that have participated in several tennis clinics and/or middle school tennis players. Participants will gain match experience. No classes July 3 or 4.

DatesDay(s)TimeFeeRegister
June 6 - 29Tues and Thurs11:00 - 12:30 p.m.$120Online
July 6 - 27Tues and Thurs11:00 - 12:30 p.m.$115Online
June 6 - July 27*Tues and Thurs11:00 - 12:30 p.m.$200Online
*Register for this extended class and save $35 and waive the team tennis registration fee.

Junior Team. For players that registered in the Parks and Recreation tennis program and can serve in from the baseline. Six match league competing with teams from surrounding southern Indiana communities. $10 team fee and an additional $10 per match. Dates vary.

Make Your Own Class. Parents, if you have a group of kids or even just one that wants to learn the sport of a lifetime, call Mike Burt to arrange a private class.

Ladies Beginner Tennis

DatesDay(s)TimeFeeRegister
May 30 - June 15Tues and Thurs6:00 - 7:00 p.m.$60Online

The Columbus City Open (Flyer PDF)

This Tennis Open is available to singles and doubles, both men and women, and for both adults and juniors (including beginners). Registration is 7/3/17 – 7/24/17 at Noon at Donner Center or online. Please download a copy of our rules for the Open. Download a PDF of the Tournament Draws (updated 7/27/17).

Adult Tournament Divisions

MenWomenMixed
Open Singles531010-1AOpen Doubles531010-2AOpen Singles531020-1AOpen Doubles531020-2AOpen Doubles531030-1A
B-Singles531010-1BB-Doubles531010-2BB-Singles531020-1BB-Doubles531020-2BB-Doubles531030-1B
C-Singles531010-1CC-Doubles531010-2CC-Singles531020-1CC-Doubles531020-2CC-Doubles531030-1C
45-Singles531010-1D45-Doubles531010-2D45-Singles531020-1D45-Doubles531020-2D
55-Singles531010-1E55-Doubles531010-2E55-Singles531020-1E55-Doubles531020-2E

Junior Tournament Divisions

BoysGirlsBeginners
Boys 18 & Under 532010 - 1BGirls 18 & Under532020 - 1BBeginner 14 & Under532030 - 1A
Boys 16 & Under 532010 - 1CGirls 16 & Under532020 - 1CBeginner 12 & Under532030 – 1C
Boys 14 & Under 532010 - 1AGirls 14 & Under532020 - 1ABeginner 10 & Under*532030 - 1B
*The Junior 10 & Under division will be played on a smaller court size, with a coach monitoring play.