Youth Tennis

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


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.

Mondays from 4:00-5:00 PM

Mondays from 5:00-6:00 PM

Mondays & Wednesdays from 6:00 - 7:30 PM

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

Check back for future team tennis opportunities.

Free Open Courts

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.  Check back for 2024 dates!

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