Tennis Lessons

We have been offering quality lessons for adults and children for over five decades. Started in 1966, our program is designed to give the best possible instruction at a reasonable cost. It is a comprehensive program that offers the latest techniques and instruction methods by quality instructors with years of teaching experience. Thousands of children in our community have learned to play the great sport of tennis in our program.

Our youth lessons are part of the United States Tennis Association's National Junior Excellence Program. We believe in making tennis fun and teaching it as "sport for a lifetime."

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Our goal is provide a training and development program that is accessible to every interested person. It is our intention to insure that there is a pathway to tennis success for people from every background who aspire to learn and enjoy the game.

Our program, which begins the week of June 14 and runs for six weeks, has developed many outstanding junior players who have played high school and college tennis as well as those who simply enjoy tennis as a fun recreational activity.

Youth Sports Registrations begin on January 19.  Our in-person registration night will be held on May 18 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Bill Reed Tennis Complex in Kesling Park. We continue to offer registration with the following three options:
• ON-LINE through League Lineup
• BY PHONE with credit card at 219-326-9600 during regular office hours (8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday);
• AT THE PARK OFFICE (250 Pine Lake Avenue) during regular hours (8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday). Cash/checks/credit cards accepted.
Cost is $38 for Tots (ages 4-6), $48 for Level 1 (beginners) and $58 for Levels 2-5. The fee is discounted $10 for each additional child in same household. The additional child discount does not apply in the Love Plus One class. Make checks payable to the La Porte Park and Recreation Department. 

We also offer adult lessons (both group and individual) and tournaments. For more information on adult programs, e-mail Recreation Director Pam Carroll at

Looking for a reason to play tennis? Click here for Health and Fitness information from USTA.