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Where to take tennis lessons in the Santa Clarita Valley

December 1st, 2023 | 3 min. read

By Jen Azevedo

Tennis is one of the most played sports worldwide, with over 1 million players as of 2022. Its popularity has increased for three years in a row with 33% growth.

Children as young as three are learning the sport, and many players are hitting the ball on the court well into their sixties and seventies.

Whether you are a beginner or competing at an elite level you can always get better. Improving your strategy and technique can strengthen your game and give you an edge over your opponents. 

But do you know where to go and who to talk to get the best lessons?

The Paseo Club is a social club in the Santa Clarita Valley with twelve outdoor well-lit tennis courts with drills, leagues, and tournaments.  

The Santa Clarita Valley has many great resources for learning tennis. In this article, you will learn why you should take lessons, who the instructors are in the SCV, their approach, where they teach, and the fees.

jentennisWhy take tennis lessons?

Tennis is a sport that encompasses many features — coordination, speed, power, agility, — and during long matches — endurance. 

An experienced tennis coach can watch your movements in great detail, noting when and where you could improve. Then they can assign you exercises and drills to help you better your game. This will increase your knowledge of the sport and make you a more formidable competitor.

Working with a pro will help you lessen the chance of injury. Your training plan is customized to your abilities, helping you to refine your movements and not over-exert yourself. 

Top 3 tennis lessons in the Santa Clarita Valley

The Santa Clarita Valley is the home to many quality tennis facilities and instructors. Luckily, with the dry climate, there are hundreds of play days available each year. Below you will find where and with whom you can get tennis lessons.

9b7344ac-cc62-41d8-9b6b-e1d44b1c495dHouse of Tennis

The House of Tennis is run by owner and operator David Schwartz. David has been a professional certified coach since 1994. He instructs adults and kids at all levels. He teaches at several different courts in the Santa Clarita Valley. You can take lessons near work or home, based on your most convenient location. 

He also offers racquet restringing and regripping with a 24-hour turnaround time. David will even advise you about proper footwear for playing. He gives private, semi-private, and group lessons. Lessons are available from 7 am-9 pm. He books his clients by phone (661) 644-5683

Quote: “It’s better to be lucky than sucky!”

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The Paseo Club has been in operation for twenty years and has a comprehensive tennis program for children ages 3 and up, as well as adults and seniors. 

Director René Heger oversees a team of instructors and pros with track records of personal and professional success. The Paseo Club offers several tennis drills, leagues, and tournaments that players can join. They also provide private lessons for when you want one-on-one guidance.  

Since the Paseo Club is a private club, there is the added benefit of being able to join their fitness classes, pickleball program, or use the junior Olympic pool. 

Quote: “Without hard work, you will not improve, let alone fulfill your potential. It is entirely possible for a player with less talent to achieve more in the long run because they have maximized their potential through hard work.”

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Instructor Christy LeDuff started teaching for the SCV Parks and Rec 14 years ago. Due to the success of the tennis program, Christy brought her husband, Jason, on as an instructor. 

They are both certified USPTA instructors. They trained at San Diego’s Barnes Center. They’ve instructed thousands of kids from the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valley areas. Their most successful student is their son Chad who became a two-time Collegiate All-American, Won the ITA West Regional, reached number two in the nation, and obtained a UTR of 13.2. 

They teach all age groups — from four-year-olds to adults. They teach kids according to the QuickStart method and offer classes to people with special needs. They believe that when you give a player a correction, follow it up with a compliment.

They teach at Valencia Heritage Park, Valencia Glen Park, and the Summit Courts. 

Quote: A player is an unpainted canvas. The coach is the stroking brush. Find the perfect brush for your canvas, and you will create a masterpiece.  

compressedIMG_6676 (1) (3)Getting started with tennis lessons

Once you have decided to begin tennis lessons, there are a few details to consider.

  • What skills do you want to focus on?
  • Which courts do you want to play on?
  • What instructor is best suited for you?
  • Do you want private or group lessons?

Remember, it is important to communicate with your instructor about any injuries or limitations you have. 

Tennis is a fun sport that can keep you socially and physically engaged for most of your life. Taking tennis lessons helps you to understand the game better and improve your skills. It may also minimize the chance of developing aches, pains, or injuries.

The Paseo Club is a full-service private club that offers tennis, pickleball, and fitness facilities to help you feel your best. There is also a junior Olympic pool, cafe, and spa to enjoy. The club schedules social and charity events monthly so you can meet other members and support local nonprofits.

If you are interested in joining a like-minded community, come schedule a tour of the Paseo Club. You can check out all eight acres of the club and meet members and staff. Tours are offered daily!

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Jen Azevedo

Jen Azevedo is a person of many talents. She is a tennis professional, pickleball professional, personal trainer, group exercise instructor, and the general manager of the Paseo Club. She loves the community at the Paseo Club and that it is also a safe and fun place for her daughter. Jen’s favorite activities are joining her tribe for trail races or her partners for tennis matches. Occasionally Jen slows down to relax with a book — she reads over 100 a year!