Welcome

The Tri-City Court Club tennis program combines lessons, leagues, social events and a year-round tournament schedule to create an active and fun tennis environment.  Tennis lessons provide great opportunities to make new friends, learn the basics of the game, or prepare for a tournament.

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Meet Our Tennis Pros

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T Khounnala, Tennis Director

Michael Tlong “T” is a Tri-City native. He played high school tennis for the Kamiakin Braves and then four years at Eastern Washington University in Cheney. T’s teaching experience includes pro positions at the Spokane Racquet Club, the Robinswood Tennis Center in Bellevue, Columbia Basin Racquet Club in Richland and currently at Tri-City Court Club. He is active in the local tennis community, serving as a board member on the Mid-Columbia Tennis Association. His passions include his wife and son, fishing, golf, Seahawks and is a dedicated “foodie”.

Certifications:
USPTR Pro Level
USTA Adult / 11-17

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Curtis Darrow, Tennis Pro

Curtis was born and raised in Boardman, Oregon, where he played #1 singles at Riverside High School. He was the head tennis coach for Irrigon High School in 2007 and 2008. A former participant of the Tri-City Court Club junior program, Curtis started teaching as a pro in 2014.  Curtis volunteers for the Mid-Columbia Tennis Association (MCTA), loves to travel and see the world. His passions are pizza and wings, movies and Harry Potter.

Certifications:
USPTA

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Tariq Khan, Tennis Pro

Tariq grew up in Southern California where he played #1 Singles for Santiago High School in Corona, CA. He went on to play one year at Riverside City College in Riverside, CA. Tariq progressed his coaching career in Portland, Oregon where he was the Head Varsity/Junior Varsity tennis coach for Glencoe High School for 3 seasons. He was also a tennis professional for Sunset Athletic Club in Beaverton, Oregon and volunteered on the USTA Sportsmanship Committee for 2 years. Tariq loves football, basketball, snowboarding and boxing, but appreciates all sports. He wants to see the world and be able to go to all four Grand Slams one day. In the meantime, you can catch him on a summer hike, attempting to fish, or simply BBQing in the backyard.

Certifications:
USPTA

Tennis Lessons

Lesson Options

Junior Development

Let's start with the kids. Our Junior Development program produces some of the top juniors in the state, year after year.  Lessons start at age 5 and continue through age 18.

Junior Tennis Development meets in the afternoons and early evenings for all skill levels. Lessons are offered Monday - Thursday depending on which level you attend.See the brochure below for class times and levels. Juniors are encouraged to sign-up for the entire session. Be sure to sign up early to guarantee you a spot. Juniors can come drop in on a day to day basis for a higher fee.

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Adult Tennis Lessons

Tennis lessons offer focused attention to the student(s) to improve their game. The lessons can also open opportunities to meet new players at your skill level. Our lessons range from beginning to advanced. Contact T Khounnala, Director of Tennis, to see which lesson option is right for you. (509) 783-5465 ext. 119.

Drop-In Activities

Drop-In Activities

Doubles or Nothing

Your new tennis pro, Tariq, has a new drop-in class to get you working on doubles specific strategies to improve your doubles game. It’s always fun to play doubles, but it can get frustrating when you get caught losing the same type of points time and time again. This group class provides an opportunity to develop better doubles skills, while having fun at the same time. Teamwork and communication is heavily emphasized which promotes team interaction and chemistry. Understanding different aspects of doubles include: verbal cues, positioning, staggering, shot selection, movement, recovery, etc.

Date: Starts September 3
Day: Tuesday
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $15 members, $18 community
Ages: 17+
Location: Tennis courts 1-2
RSVP: No sign-up necessary. However, if interested, please email T@tricitycourtclub so he can get a head count.

Men’s Night Mixer

All levels of men tennis players are invited to come out and play multiple doubles matches with different partners. No sign up is necessary. This is a fun casual atmosphere for our tennis members to play different levels, meet new people, and network.

When you show up, your tennis director, T, sends you out onto the courts to join in an entry game. This is a fast moving game that has you partnered with different people trying to work your way up/down the courts. At the 30-40 minute mark, players have had ample time to arrive and acclimate. For the rest of the night, rotating doubles is played where the winning doubles team moves up a court, then switch partners, or moves down and switch partners. If there are men waiting to get on a court, they can snack on some popcorn; play various board games, OR PLAY POKER WITH T!

Date: First Wednesday of every month! (September 4, October 2 & November 6)
Day: Wednesday
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE for members. Community can join us 3 times for FREE.  Then they must become a tennis member.
Ages: 18+
Location: Tennis courts 1-8
RSVP: No sign-up necessary.

Mixed Up Doubles Mixer

Calling all men and women tennis players of all levels! You are invited to come out and play multiple doubles matches with different partners and work to improve your doubles game.  This is a fun, casual atmosphere where you play different levels, meet new people and network. No sign-up is necessary.

When you show up, your tennis director, T, sends you out onto the courts to play an entry game of “Bump”. This is a fast moving game that has you partnered with different people trying to work your way up/down courts. At the 30-40 minute mark, players would have had ample time to arrive and acclimate. The game of “Bump” naturally puts people of similar levels on the same court, making it fair and clear whose partners are moving forward. Once the levels are clear, you’ll play quick sets with a partner that T sets you up with. Throughout the rest of the night, the winning doubles team moves up a court, then switches partners, or moves down, and switches partners.

Date: Last Wednesday of every month! (September 25, October 30 & November 27)
Day: Wednesday
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE for members. Community can join us 3 times for FREE.  Then they must become a tennis member.
Ages: 18+
Location: All 8 tennis courts and tennis lounge are reserved for this event.
RSVP: No sign-up necessary.

Friday Morning Grind

Come join our newest drop-in tennis class full of a variety of tennis games to get you moving, sweating and grinding it out! Fun and fast moving games are sure to get your Friday morning off to a great start! After enjoying all those fun games, the Friday morning grind class would like to invite you to join us for coffee and a different kind of grind! Great conversations, good company along with a nice latte is a perfect way to finish out the morning.

Date: Starts August 16
Day: Friday
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $18 members, $23 community
Ages: 18+
Max class size: 24
Location: Tennis court 1
RSVP: No sign-up necessary.
Note: Class will be 1 hour if 3 or less people show up & 1.5 hours if 4+ people attend.

Cardio Mixer

Whether you’re trying to improve your cardiovascular fitness to improve your tennis game, or you’re just wanting to sweat, Cardio Mixer is for you. Our instructor leads you through a light warm up and then moderately increases the difficulty.  After the warm up, it’s drills, drills, drills. You’ll run through different patterns of hitting drills trying to stay in constant motion. Ladders are available throughout the workout to add more difficulty and intensity. Finally, the class ends with some games to plug some fun into your workout while still keeping your cardiovascular fitness in mind.

Day: Fridays & Saturdays (except major holiday weekends or tournaments)
Time: Friday 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $15
Ages: 18+
Max class size: 16
Location: Tennis courts 1 & 2
RSVP: MUST RSVP! (All interested participants must submit their email to T@tricitycourtclub.com)
Note:
Class will be 1 hour if 4 people sign-up & 1.5 hours if 5+ people sign-up. Class is cancelled if 3 people or less attend.

Sunday Mixed Doubles

Want a low key and fun way to play tennis?  This mixed doubles drop in program is where you can show up and just play tennis. This program is for men and women of all levels.  One of the regular players will plug you into a mixed doubles match.  And that’s it!  All folks attending this have only one goal in mind, to have fun. Come out and join us!

Day: Every Sunday
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE for members
Ages: 18+
Max class size: 24
Location: Tennis courts 5, 6, 7 & 8
RSVP: No sign-up necessary.

Adult Beginner Drop In Class

If you’re just starting out in tennis, or you’re just picking up the racquet again after several years, this adult beginner drop in class gets you back into the swing of things. The class is designed to introduce new or rusty tennis players the fundamental mechanics of various swings combined with lively fun play.

This is a drop in class that doesn’t require a commitment to come every week.Come when you can, as often as you can. We’re ready to get you hooked on tennis!

Day: Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: Monday - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday - 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (except on Mixer nights)
Cost: $18 members, $23 community
Ages: 18+
Location: Tennis courts 1 & 2
RSVP: No sign-up necessary.

Tennis Events/Tournaments

Upcoming Tennis Events

Upcoming Tennis Tournaments

See events above for October tournaments.

Women's Leagues

Leagues for Men & Women

Getting Started

The best way to get involved is to contact one of our tennis professionals and start with some group or private lessons to determine where you are with your current skills. This is a great way to meet new partners at your level and work your way into the leagues. You must be a Full Club member to participate in Tri-City Court Club tennis leagues. We also offer USTA tennis league teams at all levels and all ages 18 and above. Our Club hosts the Eastern Washington local and regional USTA league tournaments. Ask a pro about how to get on a team. Call (509) 783- 5465 and ask to speak with one of our tennis professionals.

Women’s Doubles League

The spring sessions of the Tuesday a.m. and Thursday p.m. ladies leagues start dates are shown below. If you missed the sign up deadline and want to get in as a sub contact T in the tennis office or email him at t@tricitycourtclub.com. Each tennis league participant is asked to bring a can of tennis balls the first day of league.

Women’s Tuesday Doubles League takes a break in August. But come on out and join Tariq for a complimentary Doubles Fundamentals drop-in program. See the “Tennis Events/Tournaments” tab for more information.

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Tuesday Morning Women’s Doubles

The Tuesday Morning Ladies League is a very competitive option is you are looking to dominate the field.  This is a regular format doubles league where for up to 7 weeks, you are partnered with a different person playing a doubles match.  The more games you score the better.  By the end of the session, you will have played with multiple partners.  The top two players in the division move up a division, four stay in the same division, and two people move down a division.  Moving up and down divisions increases the pressure to play well.  Are you up to the challenge?

Fall Session I Starts:
September 10 - TBD
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. OR 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ages: 18+
RSVP: Sign-up in the tennis lounge or email T at T@tricitycourtclub.com
RSVP: Sign-ups are available through September 3

Winter Session Starts: November 5 - TBD. Sign up before October 22!

Wednesday Ladies Team Tennis

Team Tennis is a great format to use when you want to find the right balance between fun and competition.  Players signing up are placed on a team according to the tennis director.  Having the tennis director pick the teams allows for the fairest distribution of players.  Each team has up to four doubles teams playing.  Doubles teams are put together using their rating, along with the tennis director’s knowledge of them to keep matches fair.  Team Tennis maintains variety by allowing for players to rotate partners within their team.   Every match day you have a new partner with a new opponent.  In this team format, combined with the rotating, we are able to strike the right balance of competition and fun.

Fall Session I Starts: TBD
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Ages: 18+
RSVP: Sign-up in the tennis lounge or email T at T@tricitycourtclub.com
RSVP Deadline: Sign-ups are available until minimum of 12 participants sign-up.

Thursday Night Women’s Doubles

The Thursday Night Ladies League strikes the perfect balance of fun and competition. This is a regular format doubles league where up to 7 weeks, you partner with a different person playing a doubles match. The more games you score the better. By the end of the session, you have played with multiple partners. The top two players in the division move up a division, four in the same division, and two move down a division. Moving up and down divisions increases the pressure to play well. Are you up to the challenge?

Summer Session II: August 8 - September 26
Day: Thursdays
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Ages: 18+
RSVP: Sign-up in the tennis lounge or email T at T@tricitycourtclub.com
RSVP Deadline: Sign-ups are closed but you can email T to be put on the sub list. We are always looking for subs!

Fall Session I Starts: October 3 - December 5. Sign-up before September 26! *No matches on Halloween.
Winter Session I Starts: December 12 - February 6. Sign-up before December 5! *No matches on December 26.

Men's Leagues
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Men’s Doubles League

The Monday Night Men’s League is identically like our ladies leagues. It’s a very competitive league where, for 7-8 weeks, you partner with a different person playing a doubles match. The more games you score the better. By the end of the session, you have played with multiple partners. The top two players in the division move up a division, four stay in the same division, and two move down a division. Moving up and down divisions increases the pressure to play well. Are you up to the challenge?

Fall Session Starts: September 23 - October 21
Day: Monday 2.5/3.0 Level,
Tuesday 3.5/4.0 Level
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Ages: 18+
RSVP: Sign-up in the tennis lounge or email Tariq at Tariq@tricitycourtclub.com
RSVP Deadline: September 9
*No League September 2 for Labor Day

Winter Session I Starts: TBD.
*No League December 23 & 30 for holidays

Men’s Singles League

Singles is the ultimate challenging experience to test your tennis game. Speed, agility, shot making and strategy are experienced to the fullest playing one-on-one.  In this singles league you are placed in an appropriate rated division. Each week, you arrange a day and time to play your match with the designated opponent. After the session ends, the top two players in the division move up, and the bottom two move down.

Summer II Session Starts: July 21 - August 18
Cost: FREE
Age: 18+
RSVP: Sign-up with Curtis in the tennis office to secure a spot or email Curtis@tricitycourtclub.com
RSVP Deadline: Sign-ups are closed but you can email Curtis to be put on the sub list. We are always looking for subs!

Fall Session I Starts: September 8 - October 6. Sign-up before September 1!
Fall Session II Starts: October 20 - November 17. Sign-up before October 13!
Winter Session I Starts: January 5 - February 2. Sign-up before December 29!

USTA and Mixed Doubles Leagues

Mixed Doubles League

Mixed doubles is a blast! When guys and gals play together, it makes for a competitive play but with a little more emphasis on ball control. In mixed doubles, the ball comes at you in so many different ways that you have to be on your toes. Plus, the fact that you’re playing someone of a different sex forces you to choose and control your shots. Whether you’re in tournament or a league, mixed doubles is full of laughter and fun spirit which makes playing enjoyable for everyone!

Fall Session I: Cancelled due to construction
Day: Fridays
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Ages: 18+
RSVP: N/A
RSVP Deadline: N/A

Winter Session Starts: Nov. 1 - January 10. Sign-ups are closed. Email T@tricitycourtclub.com to be put on a sub list.

USTA League

USTA League, the country’s largest recreational tennis league, has more than 330,000 players nationwide competing in match play, meeting new people and enjoying the camaraderie of teammates in one of four national divisions. Ask a pro about how to get on a team. Call (509) 783- 5465 and ask to speak with one of our tennis professionals.