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Tennis

Tennis is an excellent social outlet for people of all ages, and is also one of the best workouts you can get to build core strength. Participants of the game learn what it truly is to work hard, what dedication is, and how to incorporate discipline into their lives. Tennis is not just a game of the body, but a game of the mind as well. The City of Clearwater and the Henry L. McMullen Tennis Complex offers a retail pro shop which has an array of items for you to buy, from hats and shirts to balls and racquet stringing.


Meet the Staff

McMullen Tennis Complex offers several experienced instructors and counselors that are highly skilled and motivated to give you the best experience ever. Our tennis program instruction is knowledgeable, energetic, and FUN. All of our tennis activities put an emphasis on fair play, teamwork, and good sportsmanship while stressing the solid fundamental skills that will allow you to improve at a rapid pace.


 Adult Programs

The Adult Instructional Program offers classes at four different skill levels. Players are classified using the National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) scale. The curriculum varies according to level. The following descriptions will help the player choose the correct class level.

2.0–2.5 New Beginner Drill
This player has little to no tennis experience or needs instruction on basic technique.

2.6–3.0 Novice Drill
This player is learning to keep the ball in play and needs to improve court positioning and needs instruction on basic technique.

3.5–3.9 Intermediate Drill
This player has dependable strokes but lacks depth and variety. This player lacks control when going for power.

4.1+ Advanced Drill
This player is beginning to hit with power, spin, depth and control. The serve can be a weapon and he/she can move into a net position with some skill.

Classes only run if attendance minimums are met.

Schedule of classes (call the front desk at McMullen Tennis Complex at 727-669-1919 for more information):

New - 2.0 (New Beginner)
Call for availability as classes only run if attendance minimums are met.
Mon.: 9–10:30 a.m.; 5–6 p.m.; or 6–7 p.m.
Tue.: 7:30–9 p.m.
Wed.: 5–6 p.m. or 6–7 p.m.
Thu.: 7:30–9 p.m.
Fri.: 9–10:30 a.m.; 5–6 p.m. or 6–7 p.m.
Sat.: 10–11:30 a.m.

2.5–3.0 (Beginner/Novice)
Call for availability as classes only run if attendance minimums are met.
Mon.: 9–10:30 a.m.; 5–6 p.m.; or 6–7 p.m.
Tue.: 7:30–9 p.m.
Wed.: 5–6 p.m. or 6–7 p.m.
Thu.: 7:30–9 p.m.
Fri.: 9–10:30 a.m.; 5–6 p.m. or 6–7 p.m.
Sat.: 10–11:30 a.m.

3.5-3.9 (Intermediate/Advanced)
Call for availability as classes only run if attendance minimums (3) are met.
Mon.: 9–10:30 a.m.; 5–6 p.m.; or 6–7 p.m.
Tue. 7:30–9 p.m.
Wed.: 5–6 p.m. or 6–7 p.m.
Thu.: 7:30–9 p.m.
Fri.: 9–10:30 a.m.; 5–6 p.m. or 6–7 p.m.
Sat.: 10–11:30 a.m.

4.0+ (Advanced)
Call for availability as classes only run if attendance minimums are met.
Tue.: 9–10:30 a.m.
Thu.: 9–10:30 a.m.
Sat.: 10–11:30 a.m.


 Junior Evening Clinics

The Junior Instructional Program includes eight different class levels for children ages 2½ through 18. The program aims to provide a structured and fun framework for learning from which the student will foster a lasting enjoyment for the game of tennis and a willingness and desire to improve. Call 669-1919 for more information. Classes run only if attendance minimums are met.

10 and under
Mon.–Fri.
5–6 p.m., 6–7 p.m., or 5–7 p.m.

Academy
Mon.–Fri.
5–6 p.m., 6–7 p.m., or 5–7 p.m.

Elite
Mon.–Fri.
5–6 p.m., 6–7 p.m., or 5–7 p.m.

Home School
Mon.–Fri.
12:30–2 p.m.

10 and Under Tennis (Quickstart)
Levels/Ages
Tiny Tots (3 and 4)
Pee Wees (5 and 6)
Mighty Mites (7 and 8)
Midgets (9 and 10)

Players will learn the basics of tennis with specifically designed equipment and professional instructions assuring the child a positive, successful and fun experience. The players will also learn how to initiate a rally, how to move and judge the ball, how to control the racquet at the contact point, and control the height, direction and depth to be successful on the 36’ courts and 60’ courts.

Academy (low ratio)
"Rookie and Local"
(USTA Tournament Levels)

Stroke production, point development and consistent rallying will be emphasized. Players will experience the five basic play situations and will refine their tactical/technical skills. Concepts of offense/defense will be drilled in both singles and doubles. Ball control exercises that enhance consistency, direction, depth and spin will be stressed. A variety of adaptive skills will be taught using dead ball drills, live ball drills and competitive play situations in all areas of the court. Students in this class must compete in Junior Ladder matches.

Elite (lowest ratio)
"Super Series and UP"
(USTA Tournament Levels)

Play with top juniors, college and ITF level players daily. Fitness, live ball drills and competitive match play will be accentuated. Matches will be set up with players from other camps as well.

(New) Home School Tennis

This program focuses on all levels to give players structure and goals to get the most out of tennis.


Junior Team Tennis

Join friends; play on a team. This is the best way to give your child the opportunity to enjoy playing competitive tennis with a positive experience.

The USTA Team Tennis programs are for players 18 and under, 14 and under, 12 and under, plus 10 and under. This is an exciting new format for learning tennis by using modified equipment and scoring to encourage playing. Season availability: Spring Season, Summer Season, Fall Season TBA        

Friday Night Socials

Tennis Scrambles
December 13, 2013

For information on costs and times on any of the above programs, please contact the Henry L. McMullen Tennis Complex at (727) 669-1919.


City Courts

The City of Clearwater has 17 parks with tennis courts, including the Henry L. McMullen Tennis Complex. Click on the link below to see the entire list.

City Courts
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