How to Choose Tennis Racket – Picking Good Tennis Rackets Tips

Tennis is a great sport to play.

Whether you are a beginner who is dreaming of becoming a tennis champion or if you are a pro at the sport, your whole game depends on the kind of racquet you choose. Before we look into the factors you need to consider while buying the best tennis racquets, you need to understand the different styles of racquets.

Power or Game Improvement Racquets

These are racquets that have large heads, longer style, and lighter weight. …

REGISTRATION – Samuell Grand Tennis

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FACILITY INFO – Samuell Grand Tennis

Samuell Grand Tennis Center
6220 E. Grand Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75223
Phone: 214-670-1374
Email Address:
Web site:


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Helping You Reach Your Goals – Samuell Grand Tennis

Duey Evans, Chief Performance Architect
Director of Tennis
For nearly two decades Duey has been an innovative force
in the world of tennis, from taking beginner and intermediate
players to pro and collegiate levels to starting competitive
and recreational programs in communities where none existed.

Now, he’s excited about running programs at Samuell
Grand Tennis Center along with his Midcourt Tennis Academy.
Click here for Duey’s bio information

Duey’s Private Lesson Rate: $100 per hour


If you’re interested in taking private lessons or semi-private lessons, give us a call at
214-670-1374 or send an email to
to book a time with Duey or one of our other tennis pros. The private lesson hourly fee
ranges from $60 – $100 based on …

Links to Related Sites – Samuell Grand Tennis

Below is a list of links to the Samuell Grand Tennis Center Facebook Page, YouTube Channel and various pages for junior tournament registrations and adult leagues. Simply click on the name of the link you are interested in.

Samuell Grand Tennis Center Facebook Page

Samuell Grand YouTube Channel

DPTA Novice Circuit Tournaments

DPTA Jr. Circuit Tournaments

USTA TennisLink Junior Tournaments

USTA Website

TCD League Website

Metro League Website

Programs for Men – Samuell Grand Tennis

      Clinics/Drills             Team Practices   Lessons
Private & Semi-Private

Entry-level Mixed Drills
Every Monday, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Open-level Mixed Drills
Every Tuesday, 9:30 – 11:00 am 

3rd-Level Mixed Drills
Every Tuesday, 7:00-8:30 pm
3rd-level Mixed Drills
Every Wednesday, 9:30-11:00 am

On hiatus until spring

Open-level Mixed Drills 
Every Thursday, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Open-level Mixed Drills 
Every Friday, 9:30 – 11:00 am

4.0+ Mens Drills
Every Saturday, 8:30-10:00 am

Open-level Mixed Drills 
Every Saturday, 10:00 – 11:30 am

Open-level Mixed Drills
Every Sunday, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Drill groups limited to 8 people per pro
If the group is smaller than 4 people, the time
will be shortened to 1 hour.
Enroll on-line in

Programs for Ladies – Samuell Grand Tennis

      Clinics/Drills             Team Practices   Lessons
Private & Semi-Private
  Ladies Drills
Raise your game by attending one of our dynamic drill sessions. Starting August 24, weekday morning drills
return to starting at 9:30 am
Open-level mixed drills : 9:30-11:00 am
Entry-level mixed drills: 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Open-level mixed drills:  9:30 – 11:00 am
3rd-Level mixed drills: 7:00-8:30 pm

3rd-Level mixed drills:  9:30 – 11:00 am

Open-level mixed drills: 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Open-level mixed drills: 9:30-11:00 am

4.5 level Mixed drills: 8:30 -10:00 am
3rd level mixed drills: 10:00-11:30 am

Open-level mixed drills: 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Drills cost $20
 If the group is smaller than 4 people, the time will be shortened to 1 hour.

Group Lessons for Adult Beginners – Samuell Grand Tennis

Don’t sit on the sidelines, watching any longer.  Learn how to play tennis — the sport you’re never too old to play!  We have three different levels of classes for adults learning how to play: Advantage for Adult Beginners, AP for Intermediate Beginners, and Academy for Advanced Beginners.

If you’ve never played before, or if it’s been years since you’ve played, the best plan is to take all three levels.  Your first step is to get signed up for our Adult Advantage Beginner Classes. The cost is $99 for four weeks (6 hours) of classes.

Also, when you take lessons here are SGTC 10% of the money from all adult programs, coaching and lessons is being donated our 501(c)(3) Unfurrowed Ground Foundation, Inc …

Competitive Junior Players – Samuell Grand Tennis

This page contains information on our Junior Tournament-level Drills and NOW.  Junior Tournament-level Drills are designed specifically for competitve junior players who consistentlycompete in sanctioned tournaments, which means they must compete in tournaments at least once every 6 weeks. For the 2015-2016 school year, these drills kick off Monday, August 24th and run through May 27, 2016. Participants must be approved by Coach Duey Evans.

The name says it all.  Junior players will participate in live and fed drills.  Most of the drills are situational and many are competitive.  Some of the time will be spent in cooperative exercises in order to hone the skills necessary for greater success in all forms of competition.

Drills are held Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays …

Programs for Kids 9 & Under and 10 & Older – Samuell Grand Tennis

We give kids an ‘advantage’ learning to play tennis with the coaching philosophy we use in our Advantage R-O-G programs. Advantage classes are the entry point for kids getting into tennis and perfect for kids only interested in recreational play.  These classes are the stepping stones in the path for those interested in higher-levels of competition.

Our 2015-2016 school year programs kick off the week of August 24, 2015 and run through May 27, 2016.  Advantage Red is for 5 & 6 year old kids. Advantage Orange is for 7, 8, & 9 year olds and Advantage Green is for kids 10 and older with minimal or no competitive tournament experience.

Advantage classes are held as a two-day combination on either Monday/Wednesday or …

Make Tennis A Family Affair – Samuell Grand Tennis

Tots Tennis classes run March – October

Tots Tennis classes start Saturday, March 7     

This exciting program provides an opportunity for youngsters ages 3 and 4 to learn tennis and play on the court with Mom and/or Dad as practicing partners (adult participation is required). Tots Tennis is done in a stimulating and nurturing environment while introducing tennis, building on the ABC’s key for athletic development, making friends, having fun! Plus, it’s a  great way to get the family playing together.

Tots Tennis classes are held on Saturday mornings from 9:00 -10:00 a.m. The cost is $49 for a month (4 sessions).  You can sign up to take just one month of classes, or you can keep enrolling for as many months

Takes Kids from Beginners to Achieving Their Goals – Samuell Grand Tennis

Duey Evans created Midcourt Tennis Academy more than 10 years ago while coaching in Charlotte, North Carolina. He brought his Academy, programs, teaching philosophies, and ability for developing great players to the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and to Samuell Grand Tennis Center.

Midcourt Tennis Academy consists of three different levels of youth tennis programs – Advantage, Junior Drills and NOW.  Each program is designed to work with a specific level of player along the various stages of development, and when looked at comprehensively, Midcourt Tennis Academy provides players and parents an overall roadmap to follow for their child’s unique journey in tennis. Our core philosopy, when it comes to developing players and how we work with our clients, is to create a passion for …

General Information – Samuell Grand Tennis

Samuell Grand Tennis Center
6220 E. Grand Avenue
Dallas, TX  75223

Samuell Grand is a public tennis center, owned by the city of Dallas and operated by
Midcourt Tennis Academy.  Our tennis center is located near White Rock Lake and the
Lakewood area with 18 full-size and 4, 36′ foot lighted courts situated in a lush,
park-like setting and a pro shop. Samuell Grand Tennis Center is a USTA Texas Approved
Facility, one of only 6 in the metroplex area. 
We provide kids, juniors and adult programs, classes, drills, leagues, and private lessons.Court Fees: Court rental is $2.50 + sales tax ($2.71 total) per person for an hour-and-a-
half court time. Reservations for courts can be made one day …

Samuell Grand – Home of Midcourt Tennis Academy

Fall is finally here!!! Take advantage of these great temperatures to get out an play while they last!! A little heads up.  We’re busy working on a new website for Samuell Grand Tennis Center.  We’re excited about it going live in a couple weeks and hope you’ll like it too.  The web address won’t change; just how the website looks.

There remains space in our school year programs, so parents don’t be shy about registering your child.  Samuell Grand Tennis Center is open year-round; you can court reservations 24 hours in advance by calling our pro shop at 214-670-1374. The tennis center opens at 9:00 am every day, Monday – Sunday.

In light of our newly surfaced courts, we are enforcing several rules