What are tennis court shoes? 

    Tennis shoes are shoes designed to support the foot while playing tennis and prevent injury. 

    What is the difference between tennis shoes and running shoes article.

    What is meant by non-marking soled shoes? 

    UM Varsity Tennis Center requires participants to wear non-marking soled shoes on their indoor and outdoor courts. Shoes that don't leave a scuff mark and are specifically marked as such on the shoe or on the box. 

    Do I need a racquet? 

    Ann Arbor Rec & Ed instructors often have an extra racquet for our Youth and Beginner Adult programs. Loaner racquets are available for adults at the Rec & Ed front desk. Youth racquets 21", 23" and 25" are available for purchase at the Rec & Ed front desk.

    Are Scholarships available?

    Yes, please review Rec Ed's Scholarships for more information. Depending on classes, there may be copays of $5 to $75.

    Where are Rec & Ed tennis classes held? 

    OUTDOORS (April-October) Ann Arbor Rec & Ed tennis classes are held on Ann Arbor Public School high school and middle school tennis courts.

    INDOORS (November-April) Rec & Ed Tennis classes are held indoors at UM Varsity Tennis Center, AAPS gyms, and The Chippewa Club. 

    Classes are held all year.  

    Tennis Contact & Location Information

    Laura Gibson
    Tennis Program Director
    Youth & Adult Instructor
    Tel. (734) 994-2300 x 53243
    Fode Camara
    Head Pro, Adult Tennis
    PTR Certified Professional
    Shreya Bahl
    Youth and Adult Tennis Instructor
    PTR and USPTA Professional
    Cardio Tennis Blast Instructor
    USTA Tournament Director

    Adult Tennis Program Contact

    Tel. (734) 994-2300 x 53243

    Youth Tennis Program Contact

    Tel. (734) 994-2300 x 53243


    Tennis Weather Hotline 
    For weather cancellations and program updates:
    Tel. (734) 994-2300 x 53117

    Tennis Calendar

    Ann Arbor Open, 920 Miller Ave
    Chippewa Club, 2525 Golfside Rd, Yspilanti
    Clague Middle School, 2616 Nixon Rd
    Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd
    Huron High School, 2727 Fuller Rd
    Northside STEAM, 912 Barton Dr

    Pioneer High School, 601 W. Stadium Blvd

    Scarlett Middle School, 3300 Lorraine 
    Skyline High School, 2552 N. Maple Rd
    Tappan Middle School, 2251 E. Stadium Blvd
    UM Palmer Field, 401 Washtenaw Ave
    UM Varsity Tennis Center, 2250 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI

    NTRP Ratings

    Have questions about your NTRP rating? Click here to find NTRP ratings and the skills associated with each. 

    Click here to find answers to all your questions regarding the USTA and caluculating your NTRP rating.