Tennis programs at Garden of the Gods
Looking to better your skills? Our tennis pros are ready to help you advance your game and take the courts by storm.
Professional Tennis Lessons
Private and group lessons at The Club and Retreat at Garden of the Gods are given by our Director of Tennis, Scott Leifer, USPTA Elite Professional, or Assistant Professional, David Cook, USPTA/USPTR-certified.
|Private Lesson with Director of Tennis||$70||$80|
|Private Lesson with Assistant Professional||$60||$70|
|Semi-Private(2 players) with Director of Tennis||$35||$40|
|Semi-Private(2 players) with Assistant Professional||$30||$35|
|Group of Three with Director of Tennis||$25||$30|
|Group of Three with Assistant Professional||$20||$25|
|Group of Four with Director of Tennis||$20||$25|
|Group of Four with Assistant Professional||$15||$20|
|Ball Machine (per hour)||$10||$10|
Private Adult Tennis Camps
The Garden of the Gods Collection provides the ultimate tennis packages for all-level USTA teams and private tennis camps are also available. These three-day, two-night customized camps are ideal for women’s or men’s USTA teams as well as families, friends, corporate retreats and other groups. Private Adult Tennis Camps include:
- Instruction by our most experienced tennis pros, featuring a 5:1 ratio
- Three-day, two-night package or three-night packages
- Fall, winter and spring camps include a total of 11 hours of instruction, including supervised match play on Day Two after lunch
- Sony Smart Tennis Sensor available
- Complimentary court time and match-arranging daily
- Standard guest room with upgrade options available
- Incidental service fee and taxes are not included in the prices quoted for private camps
- Commuter Rates (no hotel room or hotel amenities included): Fall, Winter and Spring Camps
Spring 2017 Adult Tennis Program
April 3 – May 22, 2017 | 8-week program
Starting April 3, 2017, we will offer six specialized adult tennis programs to suit all levels of play. For more information and to sign up for our Winter program, email Scott Leifer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-329-4012. Both full program rates and drop-in rates are available.
2.5 | Novice Class | Member Price $160
New to tennis? No problem! This fun, 8-week beginner program will teach you how to play, how to move, the rules of the game and proper technique.
Mondays, 9:30a.m. – 11 a.m.
3.0 Class | Member Price $160 |Saturday Member Drop-in $15
Adult players of this level are fairly consistent when hitting medium-paced balls, but are not entirely comfortable with all strokes and lack control and execution. The most common doubles formation is one up, one back.
Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
3.5 Class | Member Price $160 | Saturday Member Drop-in $15
Adult players of this level have improved court coverage and are developing teamwork in doubles play. This player has dependable strokes but lacks depth and variety.
Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Saturdays 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
4.0 Class | Member Price $160 | Saturday Member Drop-in $15
Adult players of this level have dependable strokes and have developed an all-around game that forces errors with the serve. Teamwork in doubles is evident.
Davis Cup Clinic | Member Drop-n $20
All levels welcome, this drill has a nickname “the grind”; high-intensity drills; not much time for chatting; no games, just drill after drill; get ready to hit a lot of balls.
Mondays, 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Tennis-Cize | Member Drop-in $20
A fun class that gives players of all abilities an ultimate high-energy workout. If you are looking for a new way to get in shape and burn calories, you must try Tennis-Cize!
Tuesdays, 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Fridays, 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Fall League Play
September 11, 2017 – December 15, 2017 | $140 per League
It’s not too early to consider Fall League play! This Fall we will run a 14-week program with no matches the week of Thanksgiving. Sign up today by contacting Scott Liefer at Sleifer@ggclub.com
Spring 2017 Junior Tennis Program
April 3, 2017 – May 22, 2017 | 8 week program
Starting April 3, we will offer five specialized junior tennis programs to suit all levels of play. For more information and to sign up for our Spring 2017 program, email Scott Leifer at email@example.com or call 719-329-4012.
Future Stars | Ages 4-6
Your child’s agility, balance, hand-eye coordination, throwing, jumping & tennis etiquette will improve with this program. Court Size: 36ft length 18ft, low compression balls, 19-21in rackets.
Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday: 4 – 4:30pm | Member Price $120
Stars | Ages 7-9
Learning the sport of tennis builds confidence. Increased movement, rally-based games, tennis etiquette & introduction to competition. Court size 60ft length 21ft wide, orange low compression balls, 21-23in rackets.
Wednesdays: 4-5pm Thursdays: 4:30-5:30pm | Member Price $160
All Stars Intermediate | 12 & Under
This is a great class for intermediate players! We will introduce match play, high intensity drills, and proper technique.
Mondays 12 & under: 4pm – 5pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays 12 & under: 4:30pm – 5:30pm | Member Price $160
All Stars | 14 & Under
This group is for athletes ages 14 & under who have participated in our Junior Team Tennis Program. Take it to the next level with high intensity drills, footwork and proper technique.
Mondays 12 & under: 4-5pm Tuesdays & Thursdays 12 & under: 4:30-5:30pm Thursdays 12 & under 5:30pm-6:30pm | Fridays 14 & under: 4-5:30pm | 1 Hour Class Member Price: $200 | 1.5 Hour Class Member Price: $250
High Performance Clinic | 14 & Under
Fasten your seatbelts, this class will include a Sony Sensor video session, tennis specific workouts, strategy session, tactical training and emphasis on technique.This clinic is for junior tennis players who really want to take their games to the next level. Evaluation required.
Mondays 14 & under: 5-6pm Tuesdays & Fridays 18 & under: 5:30-7pm | Member Drop-in: $20 | 1 Hour Class Member Price: $200 | 1.5 Member Price: $250
NEW! Saturday Match Play
This is a pilot program to gauge interest in Junior match play. The matches will be unsupervised but there will be a coach on premises if there are any questions. We require advance sign ups to ensure a two-player minimum. Text David if you’ll be attending – 616-502-1931.
12 & under 1:00-2:00pm | No Fee
14 & under 2:00-3:00pm | No Fee
18 & under 3:00-4:00pm | $15
Registration is due prior to start of session and payment in full is required.
Director of Tennis will determine class size and all classes are split by age/ability.
Free evaluations are offered to determine which class fits your athlete best.
Private group lessons are available, please contact Scott Leifer for more information.
Junior Team Tennis
June 7, 2017 – August 2, 2017
Junior Team Tennis is a USTA-sanctioned program to facilitate interclub match play among local clubs. Matches consist of two singles matches and one doubles match in both boys’ and girls’ events. A minimum of four players is needed to field a team. We are asking all players to fill out the attached form (form coming soon) by May 20, 2017. As usual, we have the best coaching staff in Colorado Springs! Coaches will be present at all practices and home matches. The cost to play is $275 for members and $310 for non-members. An additional separate payment of $36 includes the team T-shirt ($14) and USTA fee ($22). Please make the $36 check out directly to Scott Leifer, our Director of Tennis. Practices will consist of stretching, footwork, technique, drills, strategy, match play and most importantly, having fun. The matches will take place on Mondays at our home court or at another club in the city. If the team qualifies for playoffs, they will take place in Denver August 6-8. Registration for Junior Team Tennis occurs each spring for the summer season. Contact Scott Leifer at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
Junior Team Tennis Schedule:
|Wednesday, June 7 – Wednesday, August 2|
|Matches, Mondays||Practices, Wednesdays and Fridays|
|10 & Under||8:30 – 10 a.m.||12:30 – 2 p.m.|
|12 & Under||8:30 – 10 a.m.||12:30 – 2 p.m.|
|14 & Under||10:30 a.m. – Noon||2 – 3:30 p.m.|
|18 & Under||10:30 a.m. – Noon||2 – 3:30 p.m.|
|Playoffs* Denver August 6-8|
2017 Tennis Events & Mixers
Adult Fun Night
January 7 | 5 – 7 p.m.
Start your new year with more tennis, drills and fun interactive games. $30 per person.
RSVP to email@example.com
Down Under Tennis Party
January 28 | 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
COED Australian Round Robin, try the newest Wilson demos. Throw some shrimp on the barbie and join us for this new event. $15 per person.
Tennis Boot Camp
April 17-21 | 7 a.m. – 9 a.m.
In anticipation of the upcoming USTA season. See your tennis coaches in a different light, footwork, core exercises, push-ups if you don’t follow the drill, high-intensity drills. You must sign up for whole Camp. $300.
Memorial Day Mixer
May 29 | 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Spirited COED Round Robin play. 16 player limit, $15
Free Pickle Ball Clinic
June 2 | 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Come anyone and everyone, learn the fastest-growing sport in America. If you have never played pickle ball, come join us for a little clinic and play session. We might even have some pickles.
Free Adult Tennis Day
June 4 | 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
This is for any adult tennis member, please come and enjoy a free day of tennis (all levels welcome). Fun drills and game, following tennis drill BBQ at the pool.
Kickoff to Wimbledon
Champagne and Strawberries (white attire recommended): COED Round Robin. 16 player limit, $20
Labor Day/Flashback Woods and Whites
September 4 | 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Wear your finest white shirt and shorts and bring a wooden racket. COED Round Robin play. 16 player limit, $15
Breast Cancer Awareness Event
Pro-Am, we will pair players with a pro and you will get to play some spirited doubles with a tennis professional. Rules and regulations will be coming. We would like an audience who would like to raise money for the cause. Bet on your favorite player plus pay for points/serves and other shots. Awards and prizes go out to best dressed in pink. Great cause. More information to follow.
Junior Tennis Camps (all ages)
May 30-June 2 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Prepare your athletes for the upcoming JTT season or prepare your high-performance junior for tournament play. Fun-based camp with high-intensity drills, footwork, supervised match play, mini tournaments, Friday graduation, plus awards. $500.
FREE Junior Tennis Day
June 3 | 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
This is for any junior tennis member, please come and enjoy a free day of tennis (all levels welcome). Fun drills and games, and pizza and ice cream too; this is in appreciation of our huge junior program.
Junior Tennis Camp
Prepare your athletes for the upcoming high school season or prepare your high-performance junior for tournament play. Fun-based camp with high-intensity drills, footwork, supervised match play, mini tournaments, Friday graduation, plus awards. $400.
Indulge in the Salon + Spa
A sigh of vanilla. A hush of fingertips. Relax and refresh your mind, body and spirit with our full-service spa and salon complete with steam rooms, salt inhalation rooms, and infrared therapy.