The advantage of a dynamic tennis program

Tennis courts have been on the KCC grounds since 1910 when the original golf course was opened. There have been many upgrades over the years, and currently there are three tennis courts in pristine condition. We offer a variety of different tennis programs for players of all ages. We have an active adult tennis league for those looking for a challenge, and our Youth Tennis Development Program starts at age 4.  There are opportunities for player development at all ages, and newcomers are always encouraged to join the fun.

A recent addition to the tennis courts is the addition of Pickleball lines on all of our tennis courts. An innovative racquet sport, players describe it as a combination of tennis, table tennis, and badminton. Fast paced and fun, we can connect you with Members who can teach the game and are looking for a match.

Youth Tennis Development ProgramYouth Tennis Development Program

We are proud to be the home of the Star Program, led by Dave Morin, head coach of the Men’s Western Michigan University tennis team. For many of the kids, this is their first tennis experience and therefore, the overall goal is to provide a fun learning environment. Our player:pro:court ratio is 5:1:1 and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Future Star (4-6 years old) – players learn the basic strokes, play tennis games and learn general athletic skills. It’s quite awesome to watch these kids develop social and physical skills!

Young Stars (7-10 years old) – players experience lots of action with drills, games and “short court” playing situations. At the same time, an introduction to playing from the baseline is incorporated.

Super Stars (10-13 years old) – players are developing their groundstrokes from the baseline and are using the continental grip for their serve and net play.

Competitive Tennis ProgramCompetitive Tennis Program

For our upper level youth players who are looking to advance their games, KCC offers a program where they can formally compete with other players. Classes meet twice weekly and are combined with drop-in match play opportunities intended to continue the developmental process.

Junior Competitive Players (10-14 years old) have attained solid fundamental skills. Stroke production, point situations, and supervised match play are the featured components. These players are ready for interclub matches, intraclub match play and novice to intermediate level tournaments.

Senior Competitive Players (13-18 years old) have more diverse and varied playing experiences. We identify styles of play and work to develop both strengths and weaknesses through instruction, supervised match play, and formal competition.