Tennis

Covid-19 Procedures Tennis

ADULT

Adult Tennis Lessons (SUMMER): Classes are designed for the beginning to intermediate player. Our instructors do an excellent job of teaching tennis fundamentals in Reservoir Park.  AGES: 16+ Cost $47.00
Starts June 28th, 2021 (Monday and Wednesday):  7:00-8:00 p.m.

YOUTH

Youth Tennis Lessons (SUMMER):  Learn the game you can enjoy for a lifetime! Our instructors will teach the fundamentals of tennis and help you refine your skills each summer. Youth lessons will also include the U.S.T.A. tennis format on occasion, which reduces the standard court size, net height and adapts equipment for children’s beginning skill level. Cost $40.00

Starts June 28th, 2021

Ages 5-15 (Reservoir Park)
— Monday and Wednesday: 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
— Monday and Wednesday: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
— Monday and Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Ages 5-10 (Reservoir Park)
— Monday and Wednesday: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Ages 11-15 (Reservoir Park)
— Monday and Wednesday: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Starts the week of June 28th, 2021

Family Tennis Lessons (Madison Park)
— Tuesday and Thursday: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
— Tuesday and Thursday: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

–Cost $16.00

Pop (Paddle) Tennis

The Quincy Park District will be offering a free seminar/demonstration of Pop Tennis on Tuesday, June 29th and Thursday July 1st from 10-11:30am at the South Park Tennis Courts located off of 11th and Jackson. Admission to these events will be free and open to all ages. Equipment will be provided.

What is Pop Tennis?

-Pop Tennis is the rebranding of the 100-year old game formerly known as Paddle tennis, now called Pop tennis because of its growing POPularity and the Pop sound that comes off the paddle when you strike the ball.

-It is played on tennis courts with shorter dimensions (60 x21 ft for singles and 60 x27 ft for doubles), and uses lower compression (green dot) tennis balls. Pop tennis is played with a perforated Paddle with holes instead of a racquet with strings.

-The rules and scoring are the same as tennis, except players only get one underhand serve.

Why Play Pop Tennis?

-Kids can learn a lot of tennis strategy and fundamentals from Pop Tennis, while being able to have longer rallies and keep the ball in play easier because of the shorter paddle and lower compression ball.

-With a smaller paddle, less lively ball and underhand serve it easier for kids to play and learn when compared to traditional tennis. It can also be a great build up game to traditional tennis, since all the basic fundamentals and rules translate over to tennis.

-This is a great activity for any kid looking to get match experience, while also learning a fun new game.

How is Pop Tennis different from Pickleball?

-They may seem and sound very similar, but they are actually two very different games. Both games are great and fun to play, but Pop tennis is much more closely related to traditional tennis. The scoring and rules in Pop Tennis are exactly the same as regular tennis, except in Pop Tennis you get just one underhand serve. In Pickleball the scoring is very different than tennis.

-Pop Tennis uses an actual tennis ball (with just a little less air in it), while Pickleball uses a whiffle ball.

-Pop Tennis uses a Paddle that has perforated holes and hits more similar to a tennis racquet, while Pickleball uses a harder surfaced Paddle.

-Pop Tennis and traditional tennis do not have a Non-Volley-Zone, while Pickleball has a Non-Volley-Zone called the Kitchen, where players cannot hit the ball out of the air.

-The court dimensions in Pop Tennis (60 x21 for singles and 60 x 27 for doubles) are also a little bigger than a Pickleball court (44x 20 ft).

TennisFest 2021

The Quincy Park District, Quincy Tennis Association and Quincy Racquet Club are teaming up again for TennisFest 2021 Sun. May 2nd  1:00 – 2:30pm.  Ages 5 and up and all skill levels are welcome at this FREE event.
There will be prizes and a raffle for participants. (Reservoir Park)

Sun. May 2nd 1:00 – 2:30pm