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Tennis

Zahler Funk Tennis Facility at the J

The Zahler Funk Tennis Facility at the J is a dynamic tennis haven featuring 8 LED Lighted Tennis Courts, creating a welcoming environment for players of all levels. The facility hosts a variety of teams, including 7 Ladies TCD teams, 4 Men’s USTA Teams, 2 Ladies USTA Teams, and 1 Ladies Metro Team. Programs cater to all ages, with adult beginner classes, daily clinics, and Quick Start programs for Preschool Classes.

Junior Development sessions run throughout the year, offering Red, Orange, and Green Ball programs on select days. The Tennis Academy (yellow ball) provides a structured approach to skill enhancement. The J Tennis Pro Shop, open 7 days a week, is stocked with quality apparel, shoes, and tennis equipment. Rena Grubstein oversees the shop and provides services such as racquet restringing.

Under the leadership of Austin Holley and Polo Cruz, the Adults Tennis Director and Tennis Camp Director respectively, the J fosters an inclusive and skill-focused tennis community. Lessons cater to all age groups, ensuring tennis is accessible from 3 to 103.

For inquiries and information, contact Gonzalo Morell, Assistant General Manager of Sports, Fitness & Wellness, at gmorell@jccdallas.org or 214-239-7143.

Whether you’re a seasoned player or a newcomer, the J invites you to join their vibrant tennis community, unleashing your passion for the sport at the iconic Zahler Funk Tennis Facility.

Youth Tennis

Pre School (Ages 3-5), Little Tots (Ages 4), Future Stars (Ages 5-7), Rising Stars (Ages 7-10), Tennis Stars (Ages +10), Tennis Academy (Ages +10)

Unlock Your Child’s Full Potential!  Give your little ones the gift of tennis and watch them thrive! Our youth programs cater to all ages, starting from 3 years and older, offering a fun-filled and nurturing environment to learn and grow.

Benefits Beyond the Court: Tennis isn’t just about hitting a ball; it’s a game-changer for youth development! Your child will sharpen hand-eye coordination, boost balance, enhance mobility, and gain strength and fitness while building lifelong skills and friendships.

Class Sizes Designed for Excellence: With small class sizes of 4 to a minimum and 8 to a maximum, every young athlete gets the attention and support they deserve. Our expert instructors focus on personalized coaching, ensuring each child’s progress soars like a true tennis star.

Reserve Your Spot Today! 

Don’t miss out on the chance to join our vibrant youth tennis community. Secure your spot in our exciting programs by registering online, contacting the Pro Shop at 214-239-7154, or emailing gmorell@jccdallas.org. Let’s serve up some fun and excitement on the court together!

Age brackets are a guide since we design our programs based on skill level rather than relying solely on age brackets. If you don’t know your children’s level, please reach out to gmorell@jccdallas.org

Discover the Joy of  Tennis: A Journey of Fun and Growth! 

Parents, Unleash Your Child’s Tennis Adventure: Welcome to our Tennis Program, a magical experience designed especially for our youngest tennis enthusiasts! As parents, you can expect your child to embark on an exciting journey that combines the thrill of play with valuable developmental benefits. 

The Joy of Beginner Tennis: In this engaging class, your child will be introduced to the fundamentals of tennis on a 36ft court, tailored to their unique age and skill level. Guided by our expert instructors, they will explore the basics of gripping the racquet, footwork, and swinging techniques – all in a nurturing and encouraging environment. 

Games that Nurture Coordination and Fun:  At the heart of our Tennis Program are delightful games designed to foster eye-hand coordination, balance, and motor skills. These carefully curated activities ensure that learning becomes an adventure full of joy and excitement. Your child will fall in love with the sport while developing essential physical and cognitive skills that extend beyond the tennis court.

Seamless Transitions: Rest assured, parents! Our program is designed with your convenience in mind. After their tennis adventure, your little one will be safely picked up from the JCC and thoughtfully returned to their classroom, allowing them to seamlessly transition between activities. 

An Experience to Treasure: Tennis is more than just tennis lessons; it’s an experience that will create lasting memories for your child. Watch as they blossom into confident, joyful young athletes, eager to explore the world of tennis and embrace valuable life skills. 

Join the Tennis Fun – Enroll Today! Let your child’s journey into the world of tennis begin! Enroll them in our Tennis Program and witness their radiant smiles as they master the basics, cultivate coordination, and bask in the joy of play. Together, we’ll create cherished memories, and your child will flourish as a budding tennis star! 

The Little Tots Tennis Program is a fun and engaging tennis program designed specifically for children ages 4 that are starting to learn the game of tennis. This seven-week program focuses on introducing the basics and fundamentals of tennis while fostering a love for the sport. Through age-appropriate activities and exercises, children will develop their hand-eye coordination, motor skills, and tennis-specific movements. The program promotes a positive and supportive environment, where children can learn and grow while enjoying the game of tennis.

* This program will be taught with Red Ball. Age brackets are a guide since we design our programs based on skill level rather than relying solely on age brackets.

  • Fun and engaging tennis program for children aged 4, introducing them to the basics of tennis.
  • Taught with Red Ball, offering age-appropriate equipment for young players to succeed.
  • Focuses on developing hand-eye coordination, motor skills, and tennis-specific movements.
  • Promotes a positive and supportive environment, fostering a love for tennis in young players.
  • Culminates in an exciting showcase event, providing an opportunity for children to showcase their tennis skills with pride.

To drop in for a daily class, please call the Pro Shop (214-239-7154) or email gmorell@jccdallas.org

Session 2 Spring Youth Tennis Dates: April 8 – May 26

Dates and Time: Sunday from 12 pm. to 1 pm.
Session pricing: $175 Members | $220 Non Member (1 class per week) depending on the day of the week.
Drop-In Pricing: $28 Members | $35 Non Member

The Future Stars Tennis Program is a fun and engaging tennis program designed for children aged 5-7 who are new to the sport. This program focuses on introducing the basics and fundamentals of tennis while cultivating a love for the game. Through age-appropriate activities and exercises, children will enhance their hand-eye coordination, motor skills, and tennis-specific movements in a positive and supportive environment. Reserve your child’s spot today to ensure they don’t miss this exciting opportunity to discover the joy of tennis!

  • Fun and engaging tennis program for children aged 5-7, introducing them to the basics of tennis.
  • Taught with Red Ball, offering age-appropriate equipment for young players to succeed.
  • Focuses on developing hand-eye coordination, motor skills, and tennis-specific movements.
  • Promotes a positive and supportive environment, fostering a love for tennis in young players.
  • Culminates in an exciting showcase event, providing an opportunity for children to showcase their tennis skills with pride.

To drop in for a daily class, please call the Pro Shop (214-239-7154) or email gmorell@jccdallas.org

Session 2 Spring Youth Tennis Dates: April 8 – May 26

Dates and Time: Sunday from 12 pm to 1 pm and Monday – Thursday from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Session pricing: From $175 Members | $220 Non Member (1 class per week) depending on the day of the week
Drop-In Pricing: $28 Members | $35 Non Member

The Rising Stars Tennis Program is a dynamic and comprehensive curriculum tailored for young athletes aged 7 to 10 with a solid foundation in tennis fundamentals. This program aims to elevate their skills, refine techniques, and introduce advanced tactical concepts while fostering essential life skills. The program concludes with an exciting event where participants showcase their progress and celebrate their journey as Rising Stars in the world of tennis.

  • Expert Coaching & Refinement: Refine your techniques with expert coaching and engaging activities, focusing on forehand, backhand, volley, and serve techniques.
  • Master the Court: Improve your footwork, court positioning, and anticipation, gaining a competitive edge in singles and doubles strategies.
  • Sportsmanship & Teamwork: Develop essential life skills like sportsmanship and strategic thinking, fostering confidence and camaraderie on and off the court.
  • Thrilling Culminating Event: Showcase your progress and celebrate your achievements in an exciting culminating event, where parents can witness your impressive tennis journey!

To drop in for a daily class, please call the Pro Shop (214-239-7154) or email gmorell@jccdallas.org

Session 2 Spring Youth Tennis Dates: April 8 – May 26

Dates and Time: Monday – Thursday from 4:30 pm to 6 pm
Session pricing: From $200 Members | $250 Non Member (1 class per week) depending on the day of the week
Drop-In Pricing: $32 Members | $42 Non Member

The Tennis Stars Tennis Program, thoughtfully crafted for ages 10 and above, accommodates beginners and skill-builders alike. Across 7 weeks, it fortifies participants’ tennis foundations, emphasizing technique, strategy, and match play. Utilizing the “green ball” initially, the program transitions to the “yellow ball” based on skill levels, employing engaging drills and dynamic match simulations to cultivate a passion for tennis, enhance performance, and prepare players for advanced competition.

  • Masterful Control & Fun: Expect exceptional control and skill development with the green ball, laying a strong foundation for advanced play while enjoying the thrill of the game.
  • Tailored Drills & Exercises: Engage in innovative and tailored drills to refine technique, footwork, and strategic thinking, elevating your performance on the court.
  • Real Match Experience: Experience high-intensity match simulations, offering valuable exposure to competitive play and refining your skills in real match scenarios.
  • Showcase Your Progress: Conclude the program with a culminating event, where participants can demonstrate their newfound abilities and be recognized for their progress.

To drop in for a daily class, please call the Pro Shop (214-239-7154) or email gmorell@jccdallas.org

Session 2 Spring Youth Tennis Dates: April 8 – May 26

Dates and Time: Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 pm to 6 pm
Session pricing: From $210 Members | $265 Non Member (1 class per week) depending on the day of the week
Drop-In Pricing: $32 Members | $42 Non Member

The Tennis Academy Program is an intensive curriculum designed for tennis players aged 10 and above, aiming to elevate their skills for high school varsity or competitive play. Limited to just 4 players per day, this exclusive program offers personalized attention and focuses on refining techniques, tactical thinking, mental resilience, and competitive match play.

  • Elevate Your Game: Join the exclusive Tennis Academy Program to take your tennis skills to a competitive level, preparing for high school varsity or competitive play.
  • Personalized Attention: Limited to only 4 players per day, ensuring each participant receives personalized coaching and tailored development plans.
  • Technical Mastery: Refine strokes, footwork, and net play for advanced skill development.
  • Strategic Thinking: Learn singles and doubles positioning, shot selection, and outmaneuvering opponents through tactical training.
  • Mental Toughness: Strengthen mental resilience and focus during matches to perform under pressure.

To drop in for a daily class, please call the Pro Shop (214-239-7154) or email gmorell@jccdallas.org

Session 2 Spring Youth Tennis Dates: April 8 – May 26

Dates and Time: Wednesday from 4:30 pm to 6 pm
Session pricing: $245 Members | $310 Non Member (1 class per week)
Drop-In Pricing: $45 Members | $57 Non Member

Adult Tennis

We offer classes for all levels from beginners to tournament-level players. The clinics will be designed to challenge every level, with some classes challenging you both physically and mentally. Each clinic will offer something for all levels, ensuring that participants have fun and get a great workout.

Day/Time
Level
Instructor
Member
Non-Member
Mondays | 7 – 8:30 pm 3.5 + All $30 $38
Saturdays & Sundays | 8:30 – 10 am
3.0 – 4.5
All
$30
$38

Tennis 105, where fun and excitement meet competitive tennis in an extraordinary way! If you’re looking for a unique and exhilarating game that will challenge your skills, ignite your passion for tennis, and leave you with unforgettable memories, then look no further.

Tennis 105 is not your average tennis experience; it’s a dynamic and innovative format that takes the sport to a whole new level. Picture this: fast-paced rallies, strategic shots, and heart-pounding action all wrapped up in a game that keeps you on your toes and your adrenaline pumping.

Here’s the best part – Tennis 105 is for everyone! Whether you’re a seasoned player looking to test your abilities or a newcomer eager to dive into the world of tennis, our inclusive and welcoming environment ensures there’s a place for everyone on the court.

So, if you’re up for the challenge and want to experience tennis like never before, don’t miss the chance to be a part of Tennis 105. Grab your racquet, bring your A-game, and join us for an adventure-packed journey that will leave you hooked on the joy of playing tennis! Get ready to create fantastic memories and form lasting friendships – we can’t wait to see you on the court!

Click here for the rules of 105

Rules of 105:

All pros’ feeds must bounce before hitting.

All pros’ feeds count and will be continuous.

No bad line calls – In case of disagreements: a) all players must agree with teammates’ call, and b) the pro makes the final call.

Players on the team are responsible for any balls on the court.

No time outs allowed.

Once the point ends, the team exits, and no extra hitting is permitted.

To prevent a “clean winner,” a player may throw his racquet at the ball.

Overhead must be an overhead shot.

Once you lose a point, you must exit the court.

Pros will decide points (e.g., overhead or volley).

Pegs = clean winners if you are on the court.

Points:

1 – win the point.

5 – clean winner.

10 – clean winning volley.

20 – overhead clean winner.

20 – lob clean winner (lob volley included).

The J Tennis Center offers United States Tennis Association leagues featuring both Men’s and Women’s teams. The USTA has around 360,000 participants in the DFW area. Catering to players of skill levels ranging from 3.0 to 5.0, our USTA Teams offer an exceptional platform to elevate your game and be part of a thriving tennis community. 

If you don’t know what level you would fall into, you can look at “Levels of Play” as a reference or feel free to contact aholley@jccdallas.org or gmorell@jccdallas.org

At our esteemed tennis center, we take immense pride in being a part of the exciting TCD league in the DFW area. As a provider of top-notch teams, we offer you the fantastic opportunity to compete in TCD Love 50 and Ladies flights, ranging from 3 to 15. Embrace the spirit of friendly competition and camaraderie as you represent our tennis center in the electrifying TCD league. Whether you’re an experienced player or a rising talent, come be a part of our thriving tennis community and elevate your game to new heights with TCD!

If you want to be part of a TCD team, please feel free to reach out to aholley@jccdallas.org or gmorell@jccdallas.org

Cancelation Policy: Our cancelation policy requires that any cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled lesson, clinic, or event. Additionally, please note that in the event of a late cancellation (less than 24 hours notice), no refunds will be issued, nor will the option to transfer the payment to another clinic, event, or lesson be available.

Upcoming events include:

Taco Thursday Tennis Fun!
Date: January 11th
Price: $54 Members | $68 Non-Members
Time: Tuesday, from 12:00 – 2:00 pm.

Indulge in a day of tennis delight and taco tastiness on January 11th from 12-2 pm! Our Taco Thursday Tennis Drill promises an afternoon filled with exciting drills, fun tennis games, and of course, delicious tacos for lunch.

What to Expect:

  • Engaging Tennis Drills: Sharpen your tennis skills with specially crafted drills suitable for all levels.
  • Fun Tennis Games: Experience the joy of friendly competition with our entertaining tennis games.
  • Delectable Tacos: Recharge with a scrumptious taco lunch – the perfect fuel for an active day on the courts.
  • Good Times Guaranteed: Connect with fellow tennis enthusiasts and enjoy a fantastic time on and off the court.

Don’t miss out on the perfect blend of sports and flavor! Grab your racquet, bring your A-game, and join us for a memorable Taco Tuesday Tennis Drill. Register now and let the tennis and tacos festivities begin!

The J Tennis Professional Staff offers a variety of junior and adult lessons from beginners to championship levels.   You can book private or group lessons  3-90 years of age.  Lessons consist of stroke production, technical critiquing, as well as court positioning with the proper foot work.

Please call the J Tennis Facility at 214-239-7154 to book your lessons.

The J Tennis facility offers J Members and Non Members opportunities to participate in house singles and doubles leagues,  Metro Teams, Ladies TCD Teams, TCD  Mixed Doubles Teams, and TCD  Love 50 Teams.

If you are interested in joining TCD teams or Metro teams please contact Austin Holley at AHolley@jccdallas.org

The J Tennis Facility has 6 Woman’s and Men’s USTA teams.

If you are interested in joining a Ladies 3.5 Team, or Men’s Team 3.5-5.0. please contact Austin Holley at AHolley@jccdallas.org.

Levels of Play

New Player: Has no or limited tennis experience and is still working primarily on getting the ball into play.

Beginner Player: Needs on-court experience. Has stroke weaknesses but is familiar with basic positions for singles and doubles play.

Beginner Player: Learning to judge where the ball is going although court coverage is weak. Can sustain a short rally of slow pace with other players of the same ability.

Beginner-Intermediate Player: Fairly consistent when hitting medium-paced shots, but strokes lacks execution when trying for directional control, depth or power. Needs work on depth and variety.

Intermediate Player: Has achieved improved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots, but still lacks depth and variety. Starting to exhibit more aggressive net play and has improved court coverage.

Intermediate-Advanced Player: Has dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both forehand and backhand sides plus the ability to use lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys with some success. Rallies may be lost due to impatience.

Advanced Player: Starting to master the use of power and spins; can handle pace, has sound footwork, can control depth of shots and is beginning to vary game plan according to opponents. Can hit first serves with power and accuracy and place the second serve.

Tennis Pro Shop

At our Tennis Pro Shop, we offer the latest racquets, shoes, and apparel for adults and juniors, alongside restringing and re-gripping services. We also provide racket customization and ball machine rentals for independent practice. Drop off your racquet, and we’ll quickly get you back in the game, ready to unleash your tennis passion at the J.

Tennis Court/Pro Shop Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 8 am – 8 pm
  • Friday – Saturday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday: 8 am – 6 pm

Meet Our Team

  • All Trainer
  • Tennis
Assistant Tennis Professional
Head Tennis Professional
Manager, Pro Shop
Adult Programs Tennis Director
Tennis Camp Director
Assistant Tennis Professional
Assistant Tennis Professional