Tennis

Students enjoy tennis in an atmosphere of fun, fitness, camaraderie and clean competition. They develop their natural ability, talent and potential, acquiring new physical and mental skills. The Tennis program teaches life skills and positive character traits to each student with a focus on sportsmanship and the development of good attitudes.

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Program Dates for 2016 – 2017  
Fall semester 8/29/16 – 12/17/16
Spring semester 1/9/17 – 5/6/17

Tennis is a fun, safe sport that allows students to get outside and get active. The focus is on fun and gradual skill development as students elevate their game from beginning to intermediate and more advanced levels. In addition to all of the physical benefits of the sport, tennis also has outstanding psychological benefits including building character through discipline, developing a strong work ethic, managing mistakes and adversity, and developing problem solving skills.

The Tennis School offers a wide variety of development programs challenging students of all ages and abilities. Group lessons emphasize a fun, learning environment, teach fundamental tennis skills and promote good sportsmanship that motivate students to play tennis, the “Sport for a Lifetime!” Students advance to different levels according to individual progress, sometimes remaining in the same program for more than one year.

Participating in lessons as well as actual play is truly the best way for any student desiring to improve their game. Therefore, the program combines both disciplines. Students may choose to participate in the once-a-month, fun-based “Play Days” (grades 3 and 4 students) or the more competitive “Jr. Team Tennis” matches (grades 5 – 8 students) which meet on most Saturdays.

Private lessons offer more personal, one-on-one attention by certified tennis faculty members. Lastly, the Tennis School also offers specialized instructional programs, which are offered by invitation only to qualified players.

Days, Times and Fees

Private lessons are available on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. Group lessons are once a week for students with 0 – 3 years experience. See the course catalog for specific times and fees.

Escorting Grades 1 – 3

Parents enrolling grades 1 – 3 students should review the information about escorting.

Other Tennis Programs

In addition to group and private lessons, Punahou Tennis offers invitational programs. These programs are offered twice a week by coaches' invitation only. If you are new to the After School Tennis program and would like to be considered for an invitational program, please call the Tennis Office to schedule an on-court player assessment session.

Contact

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Lenora Lee
Coordinator
tennisschool@punahou.edu
808.944.5835 Tel

Staff

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Henry Somerville
Director, Tennis School

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Lee Couillard
Assistant Director, Tennis School