Adult Tennis


USTA has issued the following guidelines for playing tennis:
1. Try to stay at least six feet apart from other players.  Do not make physical contact.
2. Consider playing singles.  If you do play doubles, avoid all incidental contact.
3. Between points, use your racquet/foot to pick up ball and hit it to your opponent.  Avoid using your hands when returning balls to another court.
4. Wash your hands thoroughly or use a hand sanitizer before, during, and after play.
5. Stay on your side of the court.  Avoid changing ends.
6. Clean and wipe down your equipment, including racquets and water bottles.  Use new balls and a new grip if possible.
7. Avoid touching your face after handling a ball, racquet, or other equipment.  Wash your hands properly if you touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
8. Use only your own towels and water bottles.
9. Use four balls or six balls.  Although unlikely, it’s possible that a tennis ball can transmit the virus.


COVID UPDATE: We are currently offering clinics.
VLPRA Tennis Clinics are year-round, drop-in classes where you pay as you go. No registration is required. Clinics are at the Harry B. Anderson Tennis Center at McKey Park (112 Burton Ave, Valdosta).

Women’s Open ClinicMondays/ Wednesdays
9:00 - 10:30 AM
$15 per class
Adult Cardio TennisMondays & Wednesdays
6:00 - 7:00 PM
$10 per class
Adult Open ClinicTuesdays/ Thursdays
6:00 - 7:00 PM
$10 per class

Private Lessons

COVID UPDATE: We are currently offering lessons.
VLPRA Head Tennis Pro Keith Childree and Assistant Tennis Pro Chip Shade offer private lessons at a rate of $25.00 per half-hour or $45.00 per hour. Please email Keith at or Chip at for available times and dates.

Open Courts

COVID UPDATE: Courts are open.
VLPRA has tennis courts at the Harry B. Anderson Tennis Center at McKey Park as well as at Scott Park. All courts are open for play on a first come, first serve basis whenever the park is open and the courts are not in use for VLPRA lessons, clinics, or special events.