Tennis

Tennis and pickleball courts are available as first come first serve, unless the SRA calendar on main page shows it as busy.  Junior and adult tennis matches and practices are typically reserved on the main page calendar.  If you see an open court then please use it.

Whether you’re just picking up a racket for the first time, kicking the rust off after many years, or looking to improve your game, take advantage of these great opportunities to find your groove no matter your level — and have a lot of fun in the process!

SRA offers four beautiful tennis courts that were freshly re-surfaced in 2022. Our two upper courts have new LED lighting for evening tennis. And our lowest court (#4) is striped for two pickleball courts and there are two portable pickleball nets available for your use.

Summer Youth Tennis Team

The Land Sharks Summer Youth Tennis Team at SRA is open to children ages 6-18 for all skills and abilities.  Youth summer tennis practice begins on the Tuesday after Memorial Day.  Practices are from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm (see below for age groups) while Fairfax public schools are still in session.  In mid June, once public schools finish for the year, practices are from 8:00 am to 11:00 am (see below for age groups).  Practice times are coordinated to allow children to participate in the SRA swim and dive programs as well.  If time conflicts arise between sports (or matches/meets) please coordinate with the head coaches.  Youth summer tennis practice ends in late July.  We understand that children have planned vacations, camps and many sports practices.  The tennis program is super flexible, just let the coaches know.

Matches are typically for children ages 11-18 depending on skill level.  Matches are held on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. and Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m starting late June and running through late July.  The coaches determine placement on the ladder for match play.  Players 10 and younger participate in a noncompetitive program with opportunities to play “training matches.”  All match play is voluntary depending on the child's interest and skill level.

Players should bring athletic shoes, water and tennis racket to practices.  Coaches understand that many kids will be moving to/from swim & dive practices and will allow a few minutes to transition from sport to sport.  

Daily Practice Schedule While School in Session: 

Ages 13+:  5pm - 6pm

Ages 9-106pm - 6:30pm

Ages 11-126:30pm - 7:30pm

Ages 8u7:30pm - 8pm

Daily Practice Schedule During Summer Break: 

Ages 13+:  8 am - 9 am

Ages 8u:  9 am - 9:30 am

Ages 9-10:  9:30 am - 10 am

Ages 11-12:  10 am - 11 am

Tennis Team Representative                                       Simmons Lough & Tracy Phillips                       srajrtennis@gmail.com 

Adult Tennis Lessons

We offer group adult tennis lessons through Advantage Tennis.  Tennis lessons are offered in ~month-long chunks from Spring to Fall to give flexibility.  Emails are are sent to SRA membership periodically to advertise the upcoming adult group lessons.  

Summer Private Youth Tennis Lessons

SRA Junior Tennis Program  coaches are available to team private lessons during the summer.  Email Simmons below to connect with a coach to find a suitable date/time to have a one on one lesson.

General Tennis Representative (lessons, leagues)                   Simmons Lough                  c.simmons.lough@gmail.com 

Men's Friday Tennis Happy Hour

Men's tennis happy hour takes place most Fridays during the summer. No matter your level of skill or experience, this is a fun event where  we play doubles and every 15 minutes rotate as to change things up and socialize with others. Bring your cooler and beverage. No glass, ever. We play music.   Email Soctt below for details and to get on the weekly email list.

Men's Tennis Happy Hour Organizer             Scott Kopple skopple@verizon.net     

Women's Tennis League

Updated for 2024!  Join SRA Women’s Tennis! Practice weekly with your SRA neighbors and compete against other local swim/tennis clubs this summer.  

This is a great way for developing and experienced players to meet others, stay active, and have fun! 

Women’s tennis practice will be Sundays 6-8pm.  

SRA participates in Mount Vernon Community Tennis (MVCT) league matches on Thursday evenings and Friday mornings beginning late June. Three levels of league match play are offered for singles and doubles: 

This is a friendly, fun, low-key league; not super intense or hyper-competitive. If you are remotely into tennis, joining SRA Women’s Tennis is a great opportunity to play and meet others. 

There is no cost to join the team or participate in practices or matches. There is also no obligation to compete in team matches.  

Join SRA Women’s Tennis today. Sign up here to receive updates on practices, matches, and other fun play opportunities! 

Questions regarding women’s tennis at SRA, contact Tracy Phillips- tracysphillips@hotmail.com.

2300 Brinitzer Way

Alexandria, VA  22308

703-780-8900

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