Davie Tennis Stadium
At Davie Tennis Stadium, we pride ourselves on providing a wide variety of tennis programs for various ages, skills and interest.
My son has taken private lessons through Oakland's Davie Tennis Stadium. I don't know if they're open, but it's worth a call. If they're closed, they might be able to recommend a coach. Their number is (510) 444-5663. My teenager is also using the backboard at the Piedmont courts near LaSalle Avenue. Good luck!
Davie is a great option for adult beginning classes, and if your child is old enough to be left alone within eyesight, it's in a secluded spot with bleachers and a little lodge area where s/he can hang out for an hour. The class schedules change, but there's usually something on weekend evenings and a couple of options during the weekend. The intermediate classes tend to be held right after the beginner classes, so it's an easy transition should you move up. (I did so, about a year and a half after I started beginner lessons.) There are also private lessons available.
The only thing that makes it a little bit tricky is that the sessions are six or eight weeks long, and in the winter, when classes sometimes get rained out, it's hard to tell when the next session will open because the make-up class is tacked onto the end of the session. The director tends to open the next session for registration only the week before the first class, and they do fill up quickly with returning students. If I were you, I'd call and ask when to expect the next session.
And the beginning classes do represent a lot of skill levels--no shaming your tennis game. Usually there's a mix of former high school athletes and people who (like me) just thought it seemed kind of fun. Don't worry at all about not being "athletic." It's my favorite time of the week. :)
P.S. There's a little parking lot and ample street parking.
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Oakland Recreation has great kids and adults tennis lessons at Davie Tennis Stadium which is up Lakeshore. Just go on their website. It is a great place to learn.