Youth Tennis

All tennis programs are held at the Harry B. Anderson Tennis Court located at McKey Park (112 Burton Avenue, Valdosta).


COVID UPDATE: We are currently offering clinics.
VLPRA Tennis Clinics are year-round, drop-in classes where you pay as you go. It is open to the public. No prior registration is required.  Hour-long clinics are $10 per person.  Ninety-minute clinics are $15 per person. All clinics are at the Harry B. Anderson Tennis Center.

4:00 PM -
5:00 PM
7 years old
and under

5:00 PM -
6:00 PM
10 years old
and under
6:00 PM -
7:30 PM
School age
School age

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.

USTA Junior Team Tennis

VLPRA is offering Junior Team Tennis this Spring!  Registration ends on 4/16/21.

- 8 & Under //10 & Under Beginner
-12 & Under // 14 & Under Beginner & Intermediate

$30 Per Player

4/18, 4/25, and 5/2, Sundays from 2:00-5:00pm

-Co-ed Teams
-Matches = 1 Boys Singles, 1 Girls Singles, 1 Boys Doubles, 1 Girls Doubles, and 1 Mixed Doubles.

CLICK HERE to sign-up and get further information.

Free 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 at no cost 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. Courts are available seven days a week, year round, including evenings under the lights.

Tennis Camps

VLPRA offers two week-long tennis camps each summer. The day camps are from 9:00 AM - Noon Monday through Friday.  One week of camp is in June, the other week is in July.  It is open to children ages 4-11 years old.

Image of child playing tennis.
Image of a girl serving a tennis ball.
Image of child playing tennis.