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Middle School Match Play, Drills and Lessons

On this page, you will find information on drills, lessons and match play opportunities for middle school players.  Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to learn all of HTA's middle school offerings.  Click on Junior Team Tennis and HTA's Special Tennis Events to learn about more tennis opportunities in Hastings.  

2021 Free Tennis Options Middle School Students

Pizza and Tennis (Grades 5-8)
Hastings High School Tennis Courts
Saturday, May 15th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Join us for an awesome evening of tennis and pizza.  Whether you’ve played on the middle school teams or have never touched a racket before, this event is for you.  There will be tennis games to introduce the newbie to the sport of tennis as well as match play for those more experienced players but most importantly, this event is designed to ensure all participants will have fun.  Come by your self or bring a friend.  This will also be a great opportunity to learn more about HTA programing for middle school players.  This is a free event but players are encouraged to register.

The Registration "Middle School Match Play, Drills and Lessons" is not currently available.

Sunday Fundays (Grades 5-8)
2nd and 4th Sunday of each month (June, July, August) from 6:00pm-8:00pm
On the 2nd Sunday this event will be held at the Hastings High School Tennis Courts and on the 4th Sunday, this event will be held at the Roadside Tennis Courts
Join us for a night of fun activities.  We will have tennis games, tennis matches/drills, and a different mystery activity and snack at the end!  Students will be split into like-ability groups to ensure a fun and competitive atmosphere. First night will be June 13.  This is a free event but players are asked to register to ensure we have the best coach to player ratio as possible.

The Registration "Middle School Match Play, Drills and Lessons" is not currently available.

2021 Tennis Programing for Middle School Players

Pre-Season Tune-Up (Grades 5-8)
Hastings High School Courts
Fridays and Sundays from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (dates below)

Drills and match play designed for players who want to get a jump start on the summer season.  Drills will focus on footwork, forehands, backhands, volleys, overheads and serves.  

Friday Evenings

May 14

May 21

May 28

Sunday Afternoons

May 16

May 23


Sign-up is per session and the cost is as follows:
            One to two sessions                $10 each session
            Three to four sessions             $9 per session
            All five sessions                      $40 for all sessions         

Click Here to Register for 2021 HTA's Middle School Programs

Lessons for Middle School Age Beginners  
Three 90-minute lessons designed for players with little or no tennis experience.  Participants will learn the basics of each stroke with players of similar abilities.  After completing one of our beginning tennis sessions, players are encouraged to participate in drills, Junior Team Tennis and HTA free events designed for middle school players.  A minimum of 4 players required, so sign-up with a friend.  Cost is $30 per player. 

Session I         May 25, 26 and 27 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the High School Courts
Session II        June 1, 2 and 3 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the High School Courts
Session III      June 8, 9 and 10 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at Roadside Tennis Courts
Session IV      June 11, 12 and 13 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at the Middle School Tennis Courts

If a group of four wants to customize the day and times, contact HTA at

Drills and Match Play (Grades 5 to 7)
Hastings High School Courts 

Drills and match play for players with some tennis experience. Drills will focus on creating technical proficiency and improving a player's ability to construct points with an emphasis on footwork. There will be two three sessions as follows:

Session I
Tuesday and Thursday (June 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 & July 1) from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM           
Session II
Tuesday and Thursday (July 13, 20, 23, 27, 29 & August 3) from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  * Not scheduling Thursday, July 15, due to the RTD Tourney

The cost is $90 per session.                                   

Junior Team Tennis
Junior Team Tennis (JTT) is a USTA sanctioned program for players desiring to play weekly matches against teams from neighboring communities.  USTA Junior Team Tennis brings together boys and girls to play singles, doubles and mixed doubles against other coed teams. Beyond being fun and a great form of exercise, Junior Team Tennis is a competitive, level-based environment that promotes individual growth, social growth and life skills.  With Junior Team Tennis, players learn about unity, sportsmanship and how to work together to achieve success.  For more information on Junior Team Tennis click on the link below the picture.


Private Lessons   
HTA's interns and high school coaches are available to give private, semi-private or small group lessons.  To schedule a private lesson email with the following information:  number of players, ages of players, each player’s experience level and preferred contact information (email, text, call).