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Tennis

Zahler Funk Tennis Facility at the J

  •  7 Ladies TCD teams
  • 4 Men’s USTA Teams
  • 2 Ladies USTA Teams
  • 1 Ladies Metro Team
  • Adult beginner classes on weekends and weekdays
  • Adult clinics are offered daily, in the evenings, and on weekends
  • Junior Development at the J
    • Mon-Thursdays Red, Orange, and Green ball offered 10 months of the year
    • Quick Start programs for Preschool classes are offered on weekdays
  • 8 LED Lighted Tennis Courts/US Open Blue
  • 7 Tennis Professionals teaching 7 days a week
  • J Tennis Pro Shop is fully stocked with apparel, shoes, and tennis equipment open 7-days a week

What’s with all the racquet?

They say tennis is a “sport of a lifetime,” and it’s true. You can play from your earliest years to your latest. In fact, we have lessons and classes for anyone from 3 to 103! Better yet, very little equipment is required – just grab a racquet and a friend and head down to the J’s Joe & Byrna Funk Goodtime Tennis Courts at the Ron Zahler Tennis Center.

The J’s tennis staff is full of seasoned pros ready to help you improve your skills and fall in love with the sport. Our tennis director, Austin Holley, and our assistant directors, John Singer and Polo Cruz, help make sure your backhand is as good as your forward swing, while Rena Grubstein, manager of our Pro Shop, ensures you look your best in order to play your best. We can even restring and re-grip your racquet to get you quickly back on the court.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Austin Holley at aholley@jccdallas.org.

Youth Tennis

Tennis provides many benefits for youth including hand-eye coordination, balance, mobility, strength and fitness. We offer classes for ages 3 and older. Click on each tab to view the option for your child.

  • Class size: 4 Minimum to a class and a maximum of 8 to a class
  • 24 Hour cancellation policy is in effect
  • Reserve your spot please call the Pro Shop (214-239-7154) or email aholley@jccdallas.org.
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This class is for beginner children who will play on a 36ft court. The basics are taught along with games designed for eye-hand coordination and maximum fu! Children will be picked up from the JCC Preschool and returned to their classroom.

This class is for beginner children who will play on a 36ft. court. The class is designed for young players who are just getting started and for experienced players looking to move to the Orange level. Red Balls are the softest balls, which allow the children to work on mechanics.

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

Season Dates: August  22- December  16

Days & Time: Sunday from 12 pm – 1 pm | Monday – Thursday 4:30-5:30 pm
Ages: 5-7

Pricing:
Sunday Red Ball Price is $390 Members | $507 Non Member
Monday – Thursday Red Ball  $416 Members | $600 Non Members

Pricing per class $26 Members | $34 Non Members

This class is played on a 60ft court. Orange balls are designed for juniors to elongate their swing with correct form. The softer ball also stays low to stay in the strike zone longer. Beginner players will learn the proper form and mechanics, live rallies, and match play with strategy.

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

Season Dates: August  22- December  16

Classes are offered Monday – Thursday
Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
Ages: 5-7

Pricing:
Monday – Thursday Orange Ball  $416 Members | $600 Non Members

Pricing per class $30 Members | $38 Non Members

This class is played on a full court. Green Balls are slightly stronger, allowing players more time to set up and hit the ball. Instruction on form and strategy will be taught in this class to get the child ready for tournament play

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

Season Dates: August  22- December  16

Classes are offered Monday – Thursday
Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
Ages: 5-7

Pricing:
Monday – Thursday Green Ball  $416 Members | $600 Non Members

Pricing per class $30 Members | $38 Non Members

Adult Tennis

Our drills and clinics are a great way for you to stay in shape and sharpen your skills. We offer several adult days and times for every skill level. Call the Pro Shop to find out which one will be the best fit for you.

Day/Time
Level
Instructor
Member
Non-Member
Mondays | 7 – 8:30 pm 3.5 + All $28 $36
Fridays | 10 – 11:30 am 3.0 + All $28 $36
Saturdays & Sundays | 8:30 – 10 am
3.0 – 4.5
All
$28
$36
Saturdays & Sundays | 10 – 11:30 am
3.0 – 4.5
All
$28
$36

 

Age: 18 years and older

To reserve a spot or for more details. Please contact us at 214-239-7154.

Adult Beginner Class

Age: 18 years and older
Days and Times: Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:00 pm and Wednesdays at 11:00 am – 12 pm
Pricing: $30 Member | $38 Non Member

For more information and to register, please contact us at 214-239-7154 or rgrubstein@jccdallas.org.

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.

Our drills and clinics are a great way for you to stay in shape and sharpen your skills. We offer several adult days and times for every skill level. Call the Pro Shop to find out which one will be the best fit for you.

Day/Time
Level
Instructor
Member
Non-Member
Wednesday | 7 – 8:30 pm
3.0 – 4.0
All
$22
$30
Friday | 9 – 10:30 am
3.0 – 4.0
All
$22
$30
Weekends | 8:30 – 10 am
3.0 – 4.0
All
$22
$30
Weekends | 10 – 11:30 am
3.0 – 4.0
All
$22
$30
Sunday | 10 – 11:30 am
Beginner
Polo Cruz
$22
$30

*Instructional group lessons.

Age: 18 years and older

For more information and to register, please contact us at 214-239-7154 or rgrubstein@jccdallas.org.

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.

Our program will include open play times, private and group classes, mixers, drills and tournaments, all safe and socially distanced outdoors. Open play and lessons will be available.

Hours: 
  • Monday – Thursday: 7:00am-9:00am and 6:00-8:30 pm
  • Friday: 7:00am-9:00am
    Saturdays 3:00 -5:00 pm
Level: Advanced Beginners to Intermediate levels.
Price: Free for members | $5 for Non-Members

Lessons:
To schedule lessons with our certified pickleball pros for private or group lessons please contact:

Greg Giller at 214-632-8408
Gregorygiller@yahoo.com

Lesson Pricing

One- Hour Lessons

Member Non Member
Private $65 $82
Semi-private $40 $50
3 people $30 $38
4 people $25 $33
5 people $24 $32
6 people $23 $31
7 people $22 $30
8 people $18 $28

 

Hour and a Half Lessons:

Members Non Members
2 people $65 $82
3 people $40 $50
4 people $35 $44
5 people $30 $38
6 people $27 $35
7 people $24 $32
8 people $22 $30

Tennis Pro Shop

To enhance your game and to make sure you look great on the court, our Tennis Pro Shop carries the latest racquets, shoes and tennis apparel for adults and juniors.

We also offer restringing and re-gripping services. The cost varies, depending on your preference for synthetic or natural gut strings.

Just drop off your racquet at the Pro Shop and we’ll get you back in the game as quickly as possible.

Tennis Court/Pro Shop Hours

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

We are excited to offer a racquet customization service. We are able to adjust your racquet to your specifications. The services include:

  • Racquet weight adjustment
  • Grip enhancement
  • Replacing grommets
  • Repairing racquet caps

For questions about customizing, please contact Polo Cruz at 214-239-7154.

If you just want to go it alone and practice your own technique, we have a great ball machine (with a remote control, no less!) that gives you the workout you need. Please call the Pro Shop to schedule a set-up.

Monday – Thursday | 8 am – 9 pm
Friday – Saturday | 8 am – 5 pm
Sunday | 8 am – 6 pm

If you have any questions, please call Rena Grubstein, Pro Shop Manager, at 214-239-7154.

*Tennis Pro Shop has the same schedule as Tennis Court hours.

Meet Our Team

Head Tennis Professional
Assistant Tennis Professional
Manager, Pro Shop
Director of Tennis
Assistant Tennis Professional/Tennis Camp Director
Tennis Professional
Assistant Tennis Professional