Tennis for Kids & Adults
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.
Welcome Thomas Daniels!
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 4 and continue through age 18.
Junior Tennis Development meets after school. Lessons are offered afternoons / evenings for all skill levels. Classes are held Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday depending on which group you attend. Juniors may start at any time. In the summer months the program switches to a morning schedule.
For current class descriptions, times, and cost refer to the Jr. Development sign-up form HERE.
Classes Days Time
Quick Start 1 M/W 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Quick Start 2 M/W 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Quick Start 3 M/W 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Intermediate M/W 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
High School M/W 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Tournament T/TH 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Winter Break - December 20 - January 2, 2019
Adult Tennis Lessons
Tennis lessons are a great way to improve your game and meet new players at your skill level. Our lessons range from beginning to advanced. Contact Thomas Daniels, Director of Tennis, to see which lesson option is right for you. (509) 783-5465 ext. 118.
Cardio Tennis is a high energy fitness activity that combines the best features of tennis with cardiovascular exercise. Participants go through fitness and agility drills with an instructor while moving to energizing music. Players can have a great workout while improving their tennis skills.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
To enroll, contact T at (509) 783-5465 ext. 119 to secure your spot!
*Please Note: this is NOT a drop-in activity.
Adult Open Play
Our men’s & women’s adult open play is a fantastic way for adults to stay in shape and enjoy tennis in a fun and relaxed environment. Drop-in play on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. All levels welcome.
Upcoming Tennis Events
Leagues for Men & Women
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 begin in February. Ladies continuing in the Tuesday league do NOT need to sign-up. Players in the Thursday league and those wishing to join either league do need to sign-up. League dates and sign-up sheets are posted on the tennis bulletin board.
Dates: Tuesday, 9:00 and 10:15 a.m., begins: Tuesday, February 26
Thursday, 4:30 and 6:00 p.m., begins: Thursday, February 28
RSVP: Sign-up by Tuesday, February 19 to secure a spot.
Men’s Doubles League
Open to TCCC full club members. All levels of play. 3.5 – 4.0 levels and up play Monday, 2.5 – 3.5 levels play Wednesday. New sessions begin approximately every 10 weeks. The fall session begins September 10 & 12. Sign-up is required.
Monday League: 3.5 - 4.0 levels
Wednesday League: 2.5 - 3.5 levels
Day: Monday or Wednesday
Time/Date: Monday, 7:30 p.m. league begins February 18.
Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. league begins February 20.
RSVP: Sign-up by contacting Rob Knox at email@example.com
Men’s & Women’s Singles League
Open to Tri-City Court Club Full Club members. All levels of play. One match scheduled per week at a mutually agreed time. New sessions begin every 7 weeks. The fall session begins the week of September 9. Sign-up required. Please contact Curtis in the tennis office or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates: Spring league begins January 13, 2019.
RSVP: Sign-up with Curtis in the tennis office to secure a spot.
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.
Meet Our Tennis Pros
Thomas, Tennis Director
Thomas Daniels grew up in Boise, Idaho, then moved to Texas to play collegiate tennis. He comes to the Tri-Cities with over 20 years of tennis experience. His competitive tennis accomplishments include #1 ranked player in Texas 2006-2009. His teaching background includes director of tennis for the Missouri City Recreation Center and teaching professional at the Fair Oaks Ranch in San Antonio, Texas, where he was a two-time “Pro of the Year”.
USTPA Level 1 (Sports Science, High Performance Coach)
USTA Tournament Official / ITA Official
T, Tennis Pro
Michael Tlong “T” Khounnala is a Tri-City native. He played high school tennis for the Kamiakin Braves and then four years at Eastern Washington University in Ellensburg. T’s teaching experience includes pro positions at the Spokane Racquet Club in Spokane, 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”.
USPTR Pro Level
USTA Adult / 11-17
TCCC Racquet stringer
Curtis, Tennis Pro
Curtis Darrow 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 graduate 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.
Rob, Tennis Pro
Rob Knox is a Richland native. He played high school tennis for the Bombers, then collegiate tennis at the University of Idaho. He holds numerous national titles including: #1 35 Doubles, #1 40 Doubles, #2 45 Doubles and 2018 USTA Father/Daughter National Champions with his daughter, Molly. Rob enjoys fishing, golf, travel and continues to compete at the national level with his family.
USPTA Elite Instructor