Tennis programs at Garden of the Gods

Game, Set, Match!

Looking to better your skills? Our tennis pros are ready to help you advance your game and take the courts by storm. The key to playing great tennis is sound technique. Tennis is a tactical game, and if you’re able to execute strategically, then you’re on your way to becoming an accomplished player. A private lesson or camp with an experienced, certified teacher can take your game to the next level.

The Tennis Club at the Garden of the Gods Collection offers private lessons, semi-private lessons, and camps for individuals or groups of all ages, juniors, and adults. A private lesson can give you targeted help on one particular area of your game or help you develop all your strokes. You could also focus on tactical play and mental toughness. All these areas can be covered with a few private lessons or over an extended period of regular lessons.

 

For questions about the Tennis Programs, please contact our Director of Tennis, Scott Leifer at 719-520-5292 or sleifer@ggclub.com.

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.

Lesson Member Hotel Guest/Non-Member
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

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

For more information on our private tennis camps, call our Director of Tennis, Scott Leifer, at 719-538-4085 or email sleifer@ggclub.com.

September 11 – November 17, 2017 | 10-week program

We are changing things up with our Adult Tennis Program this fall! Check out our two new programs below that are sure to suit all levels of play. For more information and to sign up for our Fall program, email Scott Leifer at sleifer@ggclub.com or call 719-329-4012.

High Adremaline Clinic | Member Drop-in $20

All levels welcome, this CO-ED 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.
Tuesdays 7pm-8:30pm
Thursdays 7pm-8:30pm

10s SuperCize | Member Drop-in $17.50

A fun CO-ED 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 10-S Supercize!
Mondays 8am-9am
Wednesdays 8am-9am
Fridays 9am – 10am

Stroke of the Week | Member Drop-in $20

Starting Thursday, August 31 and running for 15 weeks, we will offer analysis of different strokes to improve your game.
Thursdays 10:30am-12pm

Novice Program | Member Drop-in $20

New to tennis? No problem! This fun, 15 week CO-ED beginner program will teach you how to play, how to move, the rules of the game and proper technique.
Mondays 9am-10:30am
Mondays 7pm-8:30pm

3.0 Program | Member Drop-in $20

Adult players of this level are fairly consistent when hitting medium-paced balls, but not entirely comfortable with all strokes. The most common doubles formation is one up, one back. CO-ED Program!
Thursdays 9am-10:30am

3.5 Program | Member Drop-in $20

Adult players of this level have improved court coverage and is developing teamwork in doubles play. This player has dependable strokes but lack depth and variety. CO-ED Program!
Wednesdays 9am-10:30am

4.0 Program | Member Drop-in $20

Adult players of this level have dependable strokes and developed an all-around game that forces errors with the serve. Teamwork in doubles is evident. CO-ED Program!
Tuesdays 9am-10:30am

Winter League Play

January 8, 2018 – March 16, 2018 | $100 per League

It’s not too early to consider Winter League play! This Winter we will run a 10-week program. Sign up today by contacting Scott Liefer at Sleifer@ggclub.com

August 28, 2017 – December 15, 2017 | 15 week program

Starting August 28, we will offer four specialized junior tennis programs to suit all levels of play. For more information and to sign up for our Fall 2017 program, email Scott Leifer at sleifer@ggclub.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: 4pm – 4:30pm
Wednesdays: 4pm – 4:30pm
Thursdays: 4pm – 4:30pm
Member Price: $225 for 15 weeks

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.
Tuesdays: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Thursdays: 4:30 – 5:30pm
Member Price: $300 for 15 weeks

All Stars Novice | 14 & under and 12 & under

For children 12 & under and 14 & under, this is a great class for beginners. Learn the fundamentals, rules and scoring, tennis etiquette, rally based games and introduction to competition.
Thursdays: 4:30 pm – 5:30pm
Member Price: $300 for 15 weeks

All Stars Intermediate | 14 & under

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.
Wednesdays: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Fridays: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Member Price: $300 for 15 weeks

High Performance

Fasten your seat-belts, 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.

10 and under: Mondays or Thursdays 5:30pm-7pm ($400 for 15 weeks)
12 and under: Mondays 4pm-5:30pm or Thursdays 5:30pm-7pm ($400 for 15 weeks)
14 and above: Mondays, Tuesdays, or Fridays 5:30pm-7pm ($25 per class)

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.

 

 

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 sleifer@ggclub.com 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

Welcome Joe Frasca, Pickleball Coach for Garden of the Gods Collection!

IPTPA Certified Teaching Professional
Professional Pickle Ball Federation Player
USAPA Nationals Bronze Medal
USAPA Southwest, Great Plains Regionals Gold Medalist

Pickleball Clinics

Level 1 Adult Novice Clinic 10 Week Program
Wednesdays 8:30-10
Drop-in: $20/member
Grips, Fitness, Footwork, Proper Technique, Skills and Game Play | 1-8 Coach to Student Ratio

Level 1 Adult Novice Clinic
Fridays: 8:30am – 10am
Drop-in: $20/member
Focus: Grips, Fitness, Footwork, Proper Technique, Skills and Game Play | 1-8 Coach to Student Ratio

Level 2 Adult Intermediate Clinic 10 Week Program
Wednesdays 10am – 11:30am
Drop-in: $20/member
Grips, Fitness, Footwork, Proper Technique, Skills and Game Play | 1-8 Coach to Student Ratio

Level 2 Adult Intermediate Clinic
Fridays: 10am – 11:30am
Drop-in: $20/member
Focus: Basic Principles, Footwork, Developing technique, Fitness and Injury Prevention, Skills and Game Play | 1-8 Coach to Student Ratio

Junior Pickleball Clinic
Wednesdays 7-9 year olds: 4pm – 5pm
Wednesdays 10 and up: 5pm – 6pm
Drop-in: $20/member
Focus: Basic Principles, Fitness and Injury Prevention, Skills and Game Play | 1-8 Coach to Student Ratio

Private and Group Lessons:

Private: 1 Hour Lesson $40
Private Package (10) 1 Hour Lessons: $350
Private: 1 ½ Hour Lesson $60
Semi Private: 1 Hour Lesson $20 per person
Semi Private: 1 ½ Hour Lesson $30 per person
Group Lesson 3 Players: 1 ½ Hour Lesson $20 per person
Group Lesson 4 Player: 1 ½ Hour Lesson $15 per person
IPTPA Player Rating: $25

3-Part Singles Private Lesson: Basic Principles, Footwork, Developing technique, Fitness and Injury Prevention, Skills and Game Play
3 hours $75

All Lesson will take place at the rec center pickleball court located to the east of rec center and indoor tennis complex. If you are interested in these programs please contact Scott Leifer at 719-329-4012 or sleifer@ggclub.com.

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 sleifer@ggclub.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- Round Robin Doubles
May 29 | 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Winners move up, non-winners bump down, everyone switches partners, $15 per player

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.

Complimentary 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.

Complimentary Junior Tennis Day
June 4 | 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.

Complimentary 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
July 1
Champagne and Strawberries (white attire recommended): COED Round Robin. 16 player limit, $20

POW WOW Adult Tennis Tournament
July 14-16
More information coming soon!

Junior Tennis Camp
August 7-10
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.

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
October 7
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.

Clash of the Titans Junior Tennis Tournament
October 13-15
More information coming soon!

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