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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 2
Call-in/Walk-in registration begins – Monday, April 16
Registration ends – 5:00 p.m. the Friday before the class begins

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

Adult Beginner (18 and over)
Designed to give adult players with no or very little tennis experience the opportunity to learn the basics of tennis and have the confidence to play on their own.

DatesDay(s)TimeFeeRegister
June 5 - 28Tues & Thurs6:00 - 7:00 p.m.$88Online

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

DatesDay(s)TimeFeeRegister
June 5 - 28Tues and Thurs8:30 - 9:00 a.m.$48Online
July 5 - 26Tues and Thurs8:30 - 9:00 a.m.$48Online
July 2 - 25Mon and Weds8:30 - 9:00 a.m.$48Online

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
June 4 - 14Mon - Thurs9:00 - 10:00 a.m.$88Online
June 18 - 28Mon - Thurs9:00 - 10:00 a.m.$88Online
July 2 - 5*Mon - Thurs9:00 - 10:00 a.m.$44Online
July 9 - 19Mon - Thurs9:00 - 10:00 a.m.$88Online
July 23 - Aug 2Mon - Thurs9:00 - 10:00 a.m.$88Online
*Meets for one week over the 4th of July Week

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

DatesDay(s)TimeFeeRegister
June 4 - 14Mon - Thurs10:00 - 11:00 a.m.$88Online
June 18 -28Mon - Thurs10:00 - 11:00 a.m.$88Online
July 2 - 5Mon - Thurs10:00 - 11:00 a.m.$44Online
July 9 - 19Mon - Thurs10:00 - 11:00 a.m.$88Online
July 23 - Aug 2Mon - Thurs10:00 - 11:00 a.m.$88Online
June 5 - 28Tues & Thurs7:00 - 8:00 p.m.$88Online
July 3 - 26Tues & Thurs7:00 - 8:00 p.m.$88Online
*Meets for one week over the 4th of July week

Challengers (12-15 yrs)
Teaches the basics of tennis and prepares players for match play.  

DatesDay(s)TimeFeeRegister
June 4 - 27Mon & Weds11:00 - 12:00 p.m.$88Online
July 2 - 25Mon & Weds11:00 - 12:00 p.m.$88Online
June 4 - July 25*Mon and Weds11:00 - 12:00 p.m.$139Online
*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.

DatesDay(s)TimeFeeRegister
June 5 - 28Tues & Thurs11:00 - 12:30 p.m.$132Online
July 3 - 26Tues & Thurs11:00 - 12:30 p.m.$132Online
June 5 - July 26*Tues & Thurs11:00 - 12:30 p.m.$225Online
*Register for this extended class and save $39 and waive the team tennis registration fee.

One Day A Week Tennis Class

DatesAgesDay(s)TimeFeeRegister
June 8 - July 276 - 7 yrsFridays9:00 - 10:00 a.m.$88Online
June 8 - July 278 - 11 yrsFridays10:00 - 11:00 a.m.$88Online

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.

The Columbus City Open (Flyer & Divisions PDF)
This Tennis Open is available to singles and doubles, both men and women, and for both adults and juniors (including beginners). Registration is 6/4/18 – 7/23/18 at Noon at Donner Center or online. Please download a copy of our rules for the Open. Download a PDF of the Tournament Draws.

Adult Tournament

Men's Adult Tournament Divisions
DivisionActivity CodeDivisionActivity Code
Open Singles531010-3AOpen
Doubles
531010-4A
B-Singles531010-3BB-Doubles531010-4B
C-Singles531010-3CC-Doubles531010-4C
45-Singles531010-3D45-
Doubles
531010-4D
55-Singles531010-3E55-
Doubles
531010-4E
Draw sheets will be emailed to all entrants and will be available at Donner Center by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 26.
Women's Adult Tournament Divisions
DivisionActivity CodeDivisionActivity Code
Open Singles531020-3AOpen
Doubles
531020-4A
B-Singles531020-3BB-Doubles531020-4B
C-Singles531020-3CC-Doubles531020-4C
45-Singles531020-3D45-
Doubles
531020-4D
55-Singles531020-3E55-
Doubles
531020-4E
Draw sheets will be emailed to all entrants and will be available at Donner Center by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 26.
Mixed Adult Tournament Divisions
DivisionActivity Code
Open
Doubles
531030-3A
B-Doubles531030-3B
C-Doubles531030-3C
Draw sheets will be emailed to all entrants and will be available at Donner Center by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 26.

Junior Tournament
Boys Junior Tournament Divisions
DivisionActivity Code
Boys 18 & Under532010 - 2B
Boys 16 & Under532010 - 2C
Boys 14 & Under532010 - 2A
*The Junior 10 & Under division will be played on a smaller court size, with a coach monitoring play.
Draw sheets will be emailed to all entrants and will be available at Donner Center by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 26.
Girls Junior Tournament Divisions
DivisionActivity Code
Girls 18 & Under532020 - 2B
Girls 16 & Under532020 - 2C
Girls 14 & Under532020 - 2A
*The Junior 10 & Under division will be played on a smaller court size, with a coach monitoring play.
Draw sheets will be emailed to all entrants and will be available at Donner Center by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 26.
Beginners Junior Tournament Divisions
DivisionActivity Code
Beginner 14 & Under532030 - 2A
Beginner 12 & Under532030 – 2C
Beginner 10 &
Under*
532030 - 2B
*The Junior 10 & Under division will be played on a smaller court size, with a coach monitoring play.
Draw sheets will be emailed to all entrants and will be available at Donner Center by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 26.