Phone - (516) 465-4075
Pickleball, despite its quirky name, is one of the fastest growing sports in America and is played by millions of people of all ages and skill levels. Pickleball is a combination of badminton, ping-pong and tennis. Players use a paddle similar to a ping pong paddle but larger and a whiffle-type ball with holes covering the entire surface. Pickleball can be played as singles or doubles, just like tennis. The court is the same size as a badminton court. Pickleball is a lot of fun and truly a game for all ages and skill levels.
If you would like to learn the game of Pickleball please sign up and come to one of our lesson sessions.
The below session dates are available:
Thursday, March 5th 12:15pm session
Thursday, March 12th 10:15am session and 12:15pm session
Tuesday, March 17th 10:15am session
Thursday, April 9th 10:15am session and 12:15pm session
$10 per person per session (check or credit card only)
For information or to sign up call the Recreation Office: 516 465-4075
Please note: Do you just want to go out and play some pickleball. The pickleball courts are also available for open play on a drop in basis on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 10:15am to 12noon and 12:15pm to 2pm $6 per person/per session. Equipment will be provided.
Note: We will offer some Saturday and Sunday dates for open play, youth and adult lesson programs and possibly a just for fun tournament in March and April. These days/dates will be announced soon.
Please keep an eye on the Recreation webpage: www.gardencityrecreation.org for updates.
Below is a list of programs we offer in tennis and platform. All lessons take place at our Community Park Tennis Center and the majority of our lessons are conducted during the school year. For registration information, please check our home page during the seasons listed in each article below. Please call the Recreation and Parks Administrative Office for any questions at (516) 465-4075.
Tots Tennis - Ages 4-5 and PeeWee Tennis - Ages 5 to 7 This level of tennis for the little player is a basic introduction to tennis, emphasizing basic movement and striking skills in a fun environment. Tennis rackets are provided for this age group.
Novice - Ages 6 to 7 Continued development of basic movement and striking skills on a full size court. Serving and scorekeeping will be introduced. Past Tennis experience required.
Junior - Ages 8 to 11 Extension of Novice Level program. Continued emphasis on striking concepts, movement, and skills related to tennis play.
Junior Advanced - Ages 8 to 11 For the more serious, more advanced students. These lessons are offered in 1 1/2 hr time slots. Experience required.
Senior - Ages 12 and older - Extension of Junior Program, continued emphasis on fundamentals and skills related to tennis play. Also fine for the beginner older student who wants to learn how to play tennis.
Senior Advanced - Ages 12 and older - For the more serious, more advanced student. These lessons are offered in 1 1/2 hour time slots. Experience required.
The Department of Recreation and Parks offers a wide variety of lessons tailored to the needs of the Garden City Adult community. This program is open to adults 18 years of age and up who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. In order to create sessions geared to the preferences and skills of residents, our head pros will group people on the same abilities together according to the registrations they receive.
Our department offers two 10 week sessions, one beginning in October and one beginning in January. We also offer three Summer sessions in shorter intervals so participants can enjoy a lesson but still plan a summer vacation!
The Garden City Department of Recreation and Parks will conduct evening tennis lessons for adults who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City at the Community Park Tennis Facility. The lessons will run for one hour each week in three sessions during the spring/summer months. The registrant has a choice of a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday class and a choice of time. There will be a maximum of four players per court.
Tennis Ultimate Workout for Adults
We also offer a tennis workout program at Community Park Tennis Facility that drills experienced tennis players. This 1 ½ hour class is available on Saturday mornings at 10 am at a cost of $249. The program runs for nine weeks. To register for this great workout, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. Payment must accompany registration.
We offer a variety of skill level leagues that take place during the week. Whether you are a new player or current player there is a league for you! Applications must be completely filled out for current and new players!
Players Needed...New players are always welcome
Our 25 week season that begins in late September and concludes in early May is now underway. The cost is $550 for the doubles leagues and $550 for the singles leagues. This cost will be prorated for missed weeks. Full and Half shares are available. All matches are at the Community Park Tennis.
The leagues are a terrific way to meet new people and get some exercise during the winter doldrums, so why not join the fun! Why play competitive tennis anywhere else but in your hometown!
If you have any questions please call Tom McGerty at the Community Park Office for further information at (516) 483-2525.
All beginners and advanced beginners are invited to attend and learn the basics of Platform Tennis. The hour and a half lesson and game play will be conducted for seven weeks in late fall and during the early spring. Lessons are open for male and female residents of the Village of Garden City. For further information on this program please call the Community Park Office at (516) 483-2525.
Private lessons are available for tennis and platform players. Whether you are starting, picking the game up again or need specific improvements in your game, privates can be arranged. For additional information please call the Tennis Clubhouse at (516) 483-2525.