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 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. You can register your child to attend every day, 3 times per week, twice a week or just drop in (register/pay online).
Drop in: $35 per day (register/pay online via calendar section of this site)
2 days per week: $250 per month
3 days per week: $350 per month
Every day: $425 per month
At this level, drills cannot be the sole area of training. A junior player’s regiment should also …
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 Tuesday/Thursday. Enrollment for all Advantage classes is monthly, with payment due at the time of enrollment. New participants will only be allowed to join the class at the beginning of each month as long as there is space available in the class. We strongly recommend that along with group lessons, your child should take a minimum of 1 private lesson per month and begin playing tournaments as soon as possible.
Advantage Red classes are held 4:00-5:00 pm …
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 as you would like for you child to continue growing and learning. Besides having loads of fun, our goals are to teach you how to play with your child and develop your child’s skills so they’ll be able to move into our Advantage Red tennis program.
Tots Tennis participants can bring their own racquets. However, if you don’t have racquets we will lend you some of ours. Parents and their child need to bring plenty of water …
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 the game of tennis while teaching the skills that open the door to enjoying a lifetime sport at every level.
Samuell Grand Tennis Center is a USTA Texas Approved Facility for
One of only six in the MetroPlex area.
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 in advance. We accept cash,
check*, and Visa/Mastercard. However, we have a $10 minimum per credit card charge.Hours of Operation: We open 7 days a week at 9:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday,
we stay open until 10 p.m. with last reservation taken at 8:30 p.m while Friday, Saturday
and Sunday we close at 8 p.m. with last court reservation accepted at 6:30 p.m.There are only three days a year in which Samuell Grand Tennis Center is …
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 common to all tennis centers:
1) To play on our courts, everyone (adults and kids) must wear tennis shoes that have non-skid soles… those are soles that don’t leave permanent marks on the court. If you are not wearing these type of tennis shoes, you will not be allowed on our courts.
2) Dogs are not allowed on any of our courts at any time.
3) And please, no coffee or soda on the courts — when …