New to Tennis?

It's never too late to start.

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For the fun
For the health of it
For the competition
For the fashion
For the friendships

A 2018 study shows that playing tennis may extend your life by nearly 10 years. That's a remarkably big benefit, one that even the study authors were surprised at. Tennis is a great cardio workout that builds all-over muscle tone, balance and coordination.

Tennis is a great mix of healthy living, good friends and better competition. There is just so much fun to be had learning and playing this sport!

Every time you step on court, you are in for some healthy competition. It may be to be better than your opponent, or it may be to be better than you were yesterday. Either way, there are always new challenges to tackle!

You can’t talk about tennis without mentioning the clothes. Maybe that’s your thing, maybe it’s not, but you can find great tennis clothes all over Atlanta. Check out I Play, Your Serve, or Academy Sports just to name a few.

The friendships you make playing tennis are strong. You’re bound to meet like-minded people seeking to improve their health and challenge themselves every time they step on the court. Tennis friendships make you better

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What you need

A Racket
Tennis Balls
Tennis Shoes

Yep, that's all!

Why play tennis?

Where can I learn?

You have several options and here are just a few:

Most public facilities in the Atlanta area offer introductory lessons. Click the Public Facilities button above to see a map of the facilities.

We work with several facilities to offer introductory classes through a program called Tennis Apprentice. With registration, you receive Lessons, a 

racket, USTA Membership and your first league free. Click the Tennis Apprentice button above to see which facilities are registering now.

What do I do after lessons?

After lessons, you can start playing in social and competitive leagues and we have plenty to choose from! Your instructor can help you to find a team or a league after you complete the Self Rate Questionnaire. You can also add your name to our Find a Team Database.

To learn more about USTA Atlanta adult leagues, select the adult programs tab at the top of this page.

All leagues do their best to match people by skill level. When looking into leagues, you may see NTRP Ratings and wonder what they all mean. Here’s a handy chart to help you figure that out.

Beginner
3.5
Intermediate
4.0
Advanced
4.5
Expert
5.0 & above
2.5
3.0

Most beginners start at either 2.5 or 3.0—and here is what play at that level looks like:

2.5 Women
2.5 Men
3.0 Women
3.0 Men

How Do I Get a Rating?