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 El Dorado Park Tennis Center 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
El Dorado 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 contact the Pro Shop for more info or find the tennis pro’s contact info and professional bio’s on this website.
Twilight Tennis with Terry “Action” Jackson
Friday, Saturday & Sunday – Twilight Tennis is a “FUN” drop-in social tennis program. You are welcome to show up on any weekend night and for up to four (4) hours, you can play singles, doubles, mixed doubles or even practice your strokes on the ball machine for just $10 per visit. Tell all your friends. The more players that show up the more tennis everyone can play.
FRIDAY NIGHT 6:00-10:00 PM SATURDAY NIGHT 4:00-8:00 PM SUNDAY NIGHT 4:00-8:00 PM
Tues/Thurs Night Workouts
Improve your game with specific tennis drills, games and friendly competition during the Tues/Thurs Night Workout. The workouts are directed by El Dorado tennis pro Andrew Toprak along with several of our other teaching pros. The workouts are held on Tuesday & Thursday nights from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at El Dorado Park Tennis Center. The minimum required playing level for these popular workouts is a NTRP 4.0 rating and above. Players need to RSVP in advance to sign-up. Please send a text message to Andrew at least 1-day in advance to 562-260-2010. These workouts fill up fast so the sooner the better! In your text please include your FULL NAME + PLAYING LEVEL.
Parks & Rec Classes
The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine makes it easy to learn the game of tennis or get a great tennis workout. Great tennis instructors teach these tennis classes for ALL playing abilities: beginners, advanced beginners, low intermediate, intermediate and advanced. Classes provide opportunities to play where we guarantee you will have fun. Look for details in the current Department schedule of classes available inside the pro shop or in your mail box at home.
Register Online anytime at www.lbparks.org and “click” on RecConnect or call El Dorado’s pro shop 562-425-0553.
To see a current list of classes “CLICK HERE” http://fbs.advantageinc.com/longbeachrecreation/winter2017/#44
NO LADDERS running at El Dorado at this time.
World Team Tennis (WTT) Rec League
El DoradoPark & BJK 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.
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 Supertiebreaker 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.
Contact League Director ARLO TAYLOR at (562) 425-9595 to sign up
El Dorado Park Tennis Center is the home to 8 USTA League teams. Currently, teams play on Friday mornings, Saturday mornings and afternoons & Sunday mornings and afternoons. Contact Cathy Jacobson for a phone number of a specific teams captain or to create a new team.
“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.
Billie Jean King Tennis Center
The USTA LEAGUE teams at BJK compete in the USTA Beach Cities League or in the South Bay area. For more information, please contact tennis pro ABA VILLENA at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up or to form a NEW team.
El Dorado Park Tennis Center
The USTA LEAGUE teams at El Dorado Park compete in Orange County League. El Dorado is going strong and currently has several USTA LEAGUE teams currently competing on Friday, Saturday & Sunday.