Programs & Services
See our Programming Calendars for a daily schedule of our programming.
The IUTC offers tennis instruction in private, semi-private, and group lessons, as well as in clinics for beginner, intermediate, advanced, and tournament players. The instructional staff is supervised by the Head Tennis Professional and USPTA Master Professional, Mike O’Connell.
The instructional staff is required to possess specific qualifications in order to teach tennis in the facility.
Our instructors work hard to implement new programs, industry trends, and different ways to enjoy tennis. The Tennis Center strives for excellent customer service and satisfaction and offers many other avenues to enjoy the game of tennis. We host Athletic Varsity teams’ matches and practices, twelve sanctioned and non-sanctioned tournaments, travel team leagues, the accredited tennis elective tennis course through the Department of Kinesiology, USTA’s QuickStart tennis for beginning juniors, and more!
Informal Court Time
Fall/Winter Court Rates
(September - April )
Anytime $24/hour Junior/IU Student Walk-On Anytime $18/hour Permanent Court Time $25/hour
Spring/Summer Court Rates
(May - August)
Anytime $16/hour Junior/IU Student Walk-On Anytime $13/hour Permanent Court Time $17/hour
We offer private, semi-private (2 students), group 3 (3 students) and group 4 (4 students) lessons. Lesson rates are based on 1-hour lessons and are subject to change without advance notice. Lessons must be canceled at least 24 hours in advance to avoid being charged the full amount. To request lessons, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the student’s name, age, playing level (beginner, intermediate or advanced), availability, and contact information. Our Head Pro will set you up with a qualified instructor. From there, you will make arrangements for lesson times with your instructor.
SAVE $10 BY PURCHASING A 5-HOUR PRIVATE OR SEMI-PRIVATVE LESSON PACKAGE!
*per person/per hour
Private Lessons (1 hour) Head Pro $55.00 Assistant Pro $50.00 Staff Pro $44.00 Staff Assistant $39.00 Semi-Private Lessons (1 hour; 2 students) Head Pro $32.00 each Assistant Pro $29.00 each Staff Pro $26.00 each Staff Assistant $24.00 each Group 3 Lessons (1 hour; 3 students) Head Pro $28.00 each Assistant Pro $25.00 each Staff Pro $24.00 each Staff Assistant $23.00 each Group 4 (1 hour; 4 students) Head Pro $25.00 each Assistant Pro $24.00 each Staff Pro $22.00 each Staff Assistant $21.00 each
Group Instructional Clinics
More than ten year-round junior and adult group instructional clinics are offered and led by USPTA Master Tennis Professional Mike O’Connell and his staff at the Indiana University Tennis Center. Head Pro Mike O’Connell has been a USPTA member for over 30 years, was inducted into the USPTA Midwest Hall of Fame in 1998, and was recently named the 2009 USPTA Midwest Pro of the Year
Middle School Tennis League
The emphasis of this program is to provide a platform for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade children to learn the “game for a lifetime” in a fun, team friendly learning environment. Since the school system does not offer tennis as a sport, this program provides juniors in 6th, 7th, and 8th a chance to experience tennis before reaching high school. The IU Tennis Center hosts all practices and matches and the league is directed by Chris Chopra, USPTA certified tennis professional. For more information, email Chris Chopra.
Cardio Tennis is a fun group fitness program taught by qualified Cardio Tennis Instructors. Itís a sixty minute program which includes warm up drills, cardio drills, and a cool down phase. We are one of 1,000 Ďauthorizedí Cardio Tennis sites throughout the USA. Buy 10 sessions in advance and get one session free! Only $15/day.
See Programming Calendars for meeting dates and times.*
* Tuesday and Thursday sessions are limited to 10 participants. Reserve your spot by calling 855-5750 the DAY OF with payment.
If you have any questions regarding Cardio Tennis, email Chris Chopra.
Weekly Fast Feed Clinic
This is a great way to get a full hour of nearly non-stop practice. The Fast Feed Clinic lives up to its name with several different drills aimed at hitting hundreds of balls off of a pro’s feed to simulate almost every regular tennis situation. To fully understand this concept you must give it a try. Open to all levels, this is an intense hitting session with limited instruction. $15/day.
Beginning June 6th, Fast Feed meets on Thursdays at 11:30am.
See Programming Calendars for meeting dates and times.*
Adult and junior members have the opportunity to participate in several USTA sanctioned and unsanctioned tennis tournaments throughout the year. These tournaments provide the membership a chance to test their ability in tournament settings.
Permanent Court Time
With the increasingly high demand for informal/recreational court time, PCT guarantees a court at a set time each day each week. PCT is a 15-week program with a 10-week minimum each Fall, Spring, and Summer. This is an easy alternative to scheduling your own weekly court time. An additional benefit of the program is the flexibility to “bank” your court time to be used at your convenience as long as it is canceled at least 24 hours in advance. We appreciate that life throws curve balls and want you to get your money’s worth. Email us for more information.
Membership Appreciation Days
We want you to know we appreciate you and your choice to invest in our services. To thank you, enjoy free court time and ball machine rentals on our Membership Appreciation Days. Mark your calendars!
October 13, 2013
Prince Players to Watch Club
The Players to Watch Club is a program sponsored by Prince and consists of approximately seventy juniors each year. This program is designed to develop a work ethic among juniors who participate. The juniors are awarded points for each tennis related activity and receive various awards at designated levels of achievement. The top point earner for the year receives a complimentary racquet donated by Prince. To register, email Chris Chopra.
Half Price Court Rate Dates
Our gift to you. Enjoy half price court rates during the following dates.
Friday Night Freebies
Enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Free court time on Friday evenings 8:00 pm-close during the following dates.
Buy 1 hour for the kids and get an hour for yourself FREE!
Junior Flex Leagues and Team Tennis
The IUTC offers Junior Flex Leagues and Team Tennis opportunities at various times throughout the year. All program information is handed out in clinics and sent to parents via email. Please contact Chris Chopra at email@example.com for more information.
The IUTC strives to offer as many services to our members as possible, on AND off the court.
RACQUET STRINGING AND GRIPPING
A variety of string and grip is available with a 72-hour turn-around time. String cost varies. Labor is $10 if you purchase string here; $16 if you bring your own string.
FREE BALL HOPPER ACCESS
Ball hoppers are available at no cost for members in good standing.
A wide selection of tennis books and videos are available for check-out for 2 weeks at no charge to members.
A variety of tennis accessories are available at the control center, including tennis balls, grips, string, IU Tennis Center apparel, and IU Varsity Tennis apparel.
Featuring a LifeFitness treadmill and LifeFitness weight equipment, the fitness area upstairs is available to members at no additional charge.
Thinking about buying a new racquet? See the Head Pro to demo a Prince racquet!
From birthdays to receptions, facility rentals are possible with advance notice. See Co-Director, Administration.
Tournament champions are honored each year on plaques displayed in the Tennis Center Champions Corner.