Lessons for Children Ages 6+

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Tennis follows the same idea as other youth sports like baseball or soccer -use kid-sized equipment. Kids learn baseball by first playing T-ball; they use shorter, lighter bats and larger, softer, balls. Kids learning soccer begin with a size 3 ball, not a full size 5 ball, and play on smaller fields with smaller goals.

Red, orange, and green tennis balls don't move as fast through the air and are easier to hit because they bounce into your child's strike zone. The red, orange and green balls remove the lob game kids would play with regular yellow balls that bounce higher than their shoulders.

Youth Progression tennis recommends smaller rackets that are easier for smaller hands to hold and smaller arms to swing. By using equipment that matches the size and strength of the player, the benefits are immediate and within a short time kids are rallying, playing, and excited to keep playing. That means kids will keep the ball in play longer and have more fun!

Information for Parents

 PDF icon  Richmond Tennis Club Lesson Level Self- Assessment Guide(PDF)



2023 Fall

Afternoon lessons will run from September 18th to December 14th.  There will be two 6 week sessions:

  • Session 1 (6 lessons): Sep 18th – Oct 26th

  • Session 2 (6 lessons): Nov 6th – Dec 14th

Please go to specific classes to see details of registration opening dates and times.

For detailed information, click on the Lessons List & Online Registration link below.

For the Goldstar program, go to Gold Star Program - Richmond Tennis Club



Registration Desk: 604-273-3631  

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2023 Fall Lessons for Adults 16yrs+


Public adult lessons will run indoors in the bubble from September 30th until December 16th

There will be three 4 week sessions. Each set of lessons consists of 1 hour lessons over four weeks on Saturday afternoons.

Session 1: Sep 30, Oct 7, 14 and 21

Session 2: Oct 28, Nov 4, 11 and 18

Session 3: Nov 25, Dec 2, 9 and 16

Please go to specific classes to see details of registration opening dates and times.

As these classes usually fill to capacity with waiting lists, please register early to avoid disappointment.

Registration Desk: 604-273-3631






Adult Member Intensive Stroke Clinics


Call 604-273-3631 , or sign up at the office.





Since the 1960s, the Richmond Tennis Club has championed tennis in the city. Incorporated in 1975, we operate on city-owned land, proudly partnering with Tennis BC. Home to the Richmond Open Tournament, we're a key player in the local tennis scene.