Adult Tennis

Elite Adult Tennis provides members with complimentary adult programming for the beginner to the advanced-level player.  We offer daily classes that include drills, match play, and/or workout-oriented practices. We look forward to making each one of these experiences fun and rewarding.  The Elite community prides itself on welcoming  new members and finding the best-suited tennis structure for each player.

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Fall Class Schedule (August 23 – December 18)

Mondays​
9-10 a.m. Ladies Excellence (White 4.0-4.5)
10-11 a.m. Ladies Excellence (Purple 2.5-3.0)
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ladies Excellence (Red 4.5-5.0)
4-5 p.m. Cardio Compete
5-6 p.m. Shot of the Week
6-7 p.m. College Game Day (2.5-3.0)
7-8 p.m. EliteStart 2.0 (for recent graduates of EliteStart)

Tuesdays
6:30-7:30 a.m. Adult Academy
9-10 a.m. Ladies Excellence (Orange 3.0)
10-11:30 a.m. Elite Ladder League (3.0+)
12-1 p.m. Cardio Compete
4-5 p.m. Triples
5-6 p.m. Shot of the Week

Wednesdays​​
6:30-7:30 a.m. Adult Academy
9-10 a.m. Ladies Excellence (Yellow 4.0​)
12-1 p.m. Shot of the Week
6-7 p.m. College Gameday (4.0-5.0)
6-7 p.m. EliteStart 2.0 (for recent graduates of EliteStart)

Thursdays
6:30-7:30 a.m. Adult Academy
9-10 a.m. Ladies Excellence (Green 3.5)
12 -1 p.m. Triples
6-7 p.m. College Gameday (3.5-4.0)

Fridays
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Shot of the Week
12-1 p.m. Invite Only 4.5+

Saturdays
8-9 a.m.​  Adult Academy (3.0-3.5)
9-10 a.m. Men’s Academy (3.5+)​
10-11 a.m. Adult Academy (4.0-5.0)
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Adult Academy (2.5)
12-1 p.m. Ladies Academy (3.0-3.5)​​​

 CALENDAR VIEW OF CLASSES BY LEVEL

Tennis Classes

Adult Academy

  • Match-play oriented drills with an emphasis on skill set repetition

  • Fundamentals, competitive games, fitness training

  • Open to men and women of all skill levels

EliteStart 2.0

  • Designed for our current EliteStart graduates

  • Build on fundamentals and skills taught in EliteStart 1.0

College Game Day

  • Fast-paced game oriented structure

  • Totally fun with lots of movement

Ladies Excellence

  • Fundamental instruction geared toward match player

  • Skill and concepts focused on playing points better

  • Quick-paced, quality workout with challenging, fun drills

Men’s Training

  • Drills, competitive games, situational match player

  • Designed for a player competing in leagues and tournaments

  • All levels invited, groups will be divided according to ability

Cardio Compete

  • Delivers the ultimate, full body, calorie burning aerobic workout

  • Concentrates on dynamic, competitive game/point play

Shot of the Day

  • Baseline: Players will focus on shots from the baseline to incorporate into match play

  • Mid-Court: Players will focus on shots at mid-court to build on week-to-week into competitive play

  • Net: Players will focus on shots at the net to improve and build on the net game

Triples

  • Fast-paced competitive play for all levels

  • The use of green dot balls create longer point play and keep players on the move

  • Three people on each side (six per court) rotating the middle/net person as players score

League Programming

Men’s Doubles

  • Fun, competitive culture for men looking to compete in match play

  • Not a drop-in, please contact Tammy Jordan 

USTA 3.0      Sunday 8-10 a.m.
USTA 3.5      Sunday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
USTA 4.0      Sunday 3:30-5:30 p.m.
USTA 4.5+   Thursday 7-8:30 p.m.

Women’s Doubles

  • Fun women’s match play by level

  • Not a drop-in, please contact Tammy Jordan 

USTA 2.5     Sunday 7:30-9:30 p.m.
USTA 3.0      Sunday 5:30-7:30 p.m.
USTA 3.5      Sunday 5:30-7:30 p.m.
USTA 3.5-5.0   Tuesday 7-9 p.m.

Mixed Doubles

  • Fun social Friday night doubles! Sign up with the partner of your choice or asked to be matched up.

  • Not a drop-in, please contact Ron Woolford

Ladies Ladder League

  • This league will encourage players to compete and challenge one another. Players will be divided among courts according to level, then move up and down each week depending on the results. The goal is to work up the ladder.

  • Four week league

  • Sign up on the app

Men’s Singles League

  • 3.5-4.0 men looking for singles competition

  • Sign up with Miguel Bahena

 

 

***To check inclimate weather cancellations, please call our weather hotline at (913) 951-2270***

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USTA and TENCAP Leagues

USTA 

  • Competitive matches and tournaments at the local level in the Heart of America Missouri Valley local region

  • USTA competitive play is organized by level according to the National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) and leagues and teams are coordinated by the local USTA coordinators

  • New or returning players who played in high school or college can find levels and self-rate HERE
  • USTA competitive leagues include mixed, doubles, singles and tri-level leagues and age group leagues doubles and singles
  • Elite members who captain USTA teams of varying levels and can help answer questions

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT USTA

TENCAP 

  • Club affiliated league and you must be a for club members only

  • Elite members can get involved through club participation and meeting members to connect to other players who play/captain
  • Ratings fall within the range of play for that level, listed in parenthesis
  • Current captains and players should always communicate with each other for upcoming season plans, questions, etc. For a new team, refer to our current captain list
  • Please reach to Tammy Jordan with any questions. Any rating questions/concerns should be directed to a club pro.

Current Tencap Captains:

LADIES

PURPLE
Tuesday a.m. – Maria Andrew
Tuesday a.m. – Kelly Finn
Thursday p.m. – Judy VanSickle
Thursday p.m. – Maria Andrew
Thursday p.m. – Erin O’Dell

ORANGE

FRIDAY a.m. – Nikki Kiekbusch
FRIDAY a.m. – Marcie Prock
FRIDAY a.m. – Cassandra Schneeberger
FRIDAY a.m. – Danielle Mau
TUESDAY p.m. – Julianna Norgren
TUESDAY p.m. – Michelle Anthony
TUESDAY p.m. – Maria Andrew
TUESDAY p.m. – Amy Perkins
TUESDAY p.m. – Anne Lamberti

GREEN
MONDAY a.m. – Shearon Nowak
WEDNESDAY a.m. – Dawn Vitha
MONDAY p.m. – Julie Schleuter
MONDAY p.m. – Molly Hunt

YELLOW
TUESDAY a.m. – Robyn Beckley
TUESDAY p.m. – Molly Hunt

WHITE
THURSDAY a.m. – Chriss Duntz

 

MEN

BLACK
TUESDAY p.m. – Chris Lyon
TUESDAY p.m. – Asim Ulusurac
TUESDAY p.m. – David Andrew
TUESDAY p.m. – Loren Ginden
WEDNESDAY p.m. – Randy Burgess

WHITE
MONDAY p.m. – Bruce Kimler
MONDAY p.m. – Chris Long

RED
THURSDAY p.m. – Kevin Boehringer
TUESDAY p.m. – Doug Schwabauer

BLUE
THURSDAY p.m. – Earl Pardo

 

CAPTAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Captains are ambassadors of Elite, should always communicate well with their players and other captains, and be inclusive and kind with teams and fellow captains
  • Captains communicate with their current team any plans for the next season and where their players’ participation stands as well as all instructions and information regarding fees, etc.
  • Captains communicate with Tammy Jordan on behalf of their players regarding any new registrations, questions, concerns, etc.
  • The recommended amount of players per team is 9-14 for three court season and 7-10 for a two court season.
  • Captains will develop and maintain accurate rosters, pairings and the schedule throughout the season. It is the captain’s responsibility to communicate with the visiting club’s captains for home matches and input all scores.
  • Please reach to Tammy Jordan with any interest in being a captain with a roster of players prior to registration for club approval. Captains are responsible for registering the team after approval.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT TENCAP