Adult Tennis

Setting the Standards for Tennis in Long Beach

@ Billie Jean King Tennis Center!

Improve Your Game & Have More FUN!

Whether you are completely new to the game of tennis or an experienced player who competes regularly the tennis pros at BJK have the expertise to help you reach new heights in tennis. We are all about enjoying the game of tennis. Getting better by improving your skills and strategies make the game that much more fun. Our USPTA certified tennis professionals offer group, private or semi-private lessons, hitting sessions, and an array of fitness sessions. In addition, we offer a variety of services to augment your tennis lessons such as ball-machine and court rental, racquet evaluation and customization. For more information on our Adult programs and lesson options please talk to our staff of USPTA certified tennis professionals.

Private Tennis Lessons

BJK and First Serve Tennis, Inc has an established and highly qualified staff of tennis teaching professionals. They all are USPTA certified pro’s who have advanced playing experience and several years of teaching experience. Our tennis pro’s teach students of all age groups and ability levels – from the novice or beginner to the advanced players. The cost of a private lesson varies and depends on the tennis pro’s individual rate. Please click on “MEET the TENNIS PROS” to read their Bios or contact the Pro Shop for more info on private lessons.

“Fast Action” Adult Clinics by Valter Paiva (August 29 – June 2019)

Are you in need of a good, steady, constant moving workout? Then the VP Tennis Academy’s “FAST ACTION CLINICS” are the answer. Each workout is personally taught by USPTA certified tennis pro Valter Paiva. All workouts consist of action movement drills used for warm-up and stroke development. Participants will be in (always changing) 2-person team drills that provide for continuous movement and stroke control. There are structured game situations that will give you increased playing experience through on-court physical movement during continual play. At the completion of each workout you will leave having achieved a awesome physical workout, skill improvement and you will feel exhilarated. For the complete clinic schedule please visit “Adult Clinics” at www.valtertennis.com

Monday – 7:00-8:30 PM – Intermediate

Wednesday – 9:00-10:30 AM – Intermediate/Advanced

Friday – 9:00-10:30 AM – Intermediate/Advanced

 Workout Fees $70/4 sessions or $20 Drop-In

Wednesday Night Workout with SCHERAQ

A midweek workout with drills and games from 7:00 -8:30 PM. This workout is limited to 8 players. Players need to Text/call SCHERAQ at (562) 235-5611 to see if there are any spots available.

Friday Twilight Tennis

Hosted by USPTA certified tennis pro Scheraq Hassim, Twilight Tennis at BJK is a fun, social drop-in tennis program. Show up on any Friday evening and you can play singles, doubles or mixed depending on who is participating. Twilight Tennis is held every Friday from 6:00-9:30 pm. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

Cost is $10 per visit. For more information text or call  Sheraq at (562) 235-5611

Drop-In Social Doubles

Hosted by Aba Villena Social Doubles is held the FIRST Saturday of each month from 3:00-5:00 pm. Everyone who signs-up must bring $10 per visit plus one can of tennis balls please. ALL LEVELS WELCOME and no doubles partner needed, we will pair you up.

For more information please contact Aba at (310) 991-0337 or abalita10s@aol.com or call BJK.

Singles Challenge Ladder

This CHALLENGE LADDER is for 3.5 – 4.0 – 4.5 – 5.0 players. Winner is each level will WIN FREE ENTRY into the Ladder Tournament. Using TennisRungs website, you make your challenges online; select the date and time of your match; play your match; winner reports the score on the website; you can challenge as many players as you like and just have FUN meeting new players and playing matches.

PLEASE CALL Scheraq at 562-235-5611 to gain access to the TennisRungs website.

World Team Tennis (WTT) Rec League

BJK & El DoradoPark Recreational World Team Tennis is always looking for more players and teams for Monday Night matchplay. The COED teams play their matches on MONDAY NIGHTS from 7:00-9:00 PM. Sign-up to apart of this super fun, super competitive COED Recreational League.

A World Team Tennis (WTT) league consists of at least three teams. A team has a minimum of four (4) players, 2-men and 2-women. Team matches consist of six (6) events, with one set each of men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and two mixed doubles. The first team to reach eight (8) games wins each set. A ninepoint tiebreaker (first to 5 points) is played if a set reaches seven all. One point is awarded for each game won. If necessary, Overtime and a Super-tiebreaker are played to determine the outright winner of the match. The unique format, which is also played by the pros in Mylan World TeamTennis, includes no-ad scoring, substitution and coaching.

Call or Text WTT League Director ARLO TAYLOR at 562-425-9595 to sign up

email:  wttArlo@gmail.com or visit their website: www.wttlongbeach.wordpress.com

USTA LEAGUE

Contact League Coordinator Aba Villena – abalita10s@aol.com

BJK has three USTA League Teams and they are always looking for more players and teams. Currently Aba has put together a Beach Cities Womens 3.5 team, a Men’s 4.0 team & a Men’s 4.5 team. They play their league matches on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Call or email the League Coordinator Aba Villena at 310-991-0337 or abalita10s@aol.com

‘WHAT IS USTA LEAGUE?” – It is the country’s largest recreational adult tennis league that helps players nationwide get on the court, have a great time, make new tennis friends, visit other tennis facilities, improve health and step up their game. The league is organized as competitive match play with teams made up of a minimum of five (5) to eight (8) players. Teams and matches are setup according to NTRP ratings so teammates and opponents will be on the same skill level. The competition is exciting, atmosphere is social and since players compete as teams, you have a built in cheering section.

“HOW COMPETITIVE IS IT?” – As competitive as you want it to be!  If you just want to play regularly and have alot of fun, improve your game and meet new people, USTA league tennis hits the spot! USTA leagues are the only adult recreational tennis program in the country with a national championship. Play as hard as you want and aim for the local, state, regional and national championships. Go For It!

“HOW DOES IT WORK?” – Teams compete in different national age divisions: age 18 and over, age 40 and over. The 18’s and 40’s team formats feature singles and doubles (2 singles matches and 3 doubles matches) per team match. Mixed Doubles League is male/female players together on a team. Their combined rating is the skill level of the league, example – two 3.5 NTRP players would combine to make a 7.0 team. Players must be at least the age of the division in that calendar year.