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Adults Tennis at the Presidio Y

The Presidio Y operates six tennis courts throughout the park. We offer Cardio Tennis classes, Drop-in Clinics, Private and Semi-Private Lessons, and USTA seasons. Facility members can also reserve tennis courts for personal use everyday.

Adult Tennis - Beginner

The Presidio Y’s After Work Adult Tennis program emphasizes the importance of cooperative learning through exercise and fun by utilizing exciting drills and games from the start. Beginning Tennis focuses on the proper grips, back-swing, contact point and follow through for ground strokes and volleys. We run five 7-week sessions per year.  

Registration starts 2 weeks prior to each session.

Beginner 7 Week Program: Session 1 of 5
Wednesdays, starting January 16, 6:30pm-7:30pm (subject to change)
328 Infantry Terrace Street, San Francisco, CA 94129 (in the event of rain or if the court is wet, class will be held in Letterman Gym)

Session 2 of 5
Wednesdays starting March 20, 6:00pm-7:00pm (subject to change)

Session 3 of 5
Wednesdays starting June 5, 6:00pm-7:00pm (subject to change)

Session 4 of 5
Wednesdays starting August 7, 6:00pm-7:00pm (subject to change)

Session 5 of 5
Wednesdays starting September 25, 6:00pm-7:00pm (subject to change)

 

Rates:

Facility Member: $175
Community Participant: $210

Group Clinics

Group Clinics can be arranged as a private group or as a drop-in group. They for members who want the opportunity to tailor a flexible, ongoing, private group lesson of 4 or more participants with a specific coach. Classes are limited to 6 participants each week, so coordinate directly with your pro to make sure you are in and covering the tennis topics you want. Registration is ongoing at the Presidio Y Main Post Gym. Please contact Rich Carson, Tennis Coordinator with any questions or to set up a clinic.

Rates:

Facility Member: $23/hour
Community Participant: $30/hour

Cardio Tennis

Cardio Tennis is a high-energy fitness activity combining the best features of the sport of tennis with cardiovascular exercise, delivering the ultimate, full body, calorie burning aerobic workout. It is a social class for players between intermediate and intermediate-advanced levels and is taught by a pro. There is a maximum of 12 people per class during the spring, summer and fall months and a maximum of 8 during the winter months and on Sundays.

Sign in is done at the tennis court as a drop-in class and billing is completed from the sign-in sheet for members with a valid credit card attached to their membership (monthly paying Facility Members or annual Community Participant account holders).

January-March
When raining or if the tennis court is wet, classes will be held indoors at Letterman Gym at 1152 Gorgas Avenue.

  • Sunday Intermediate: 2-3PM at 563 Ruger Street tennis court
  • Monday-Friday Intermediate: 12-1PM at 563 Ruger Street tennis court
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays Intermediate-Advanced: 6:30-7:30PM at 328 Infantry Terrace Street tennis courts (canceled if raining)

April-December

  • Sunday Intermediate: 2-3PM at 563 Ruger Street tennis court
  • Monday-Friday Intermediate: 12-1PM at 328 Infantry Terrace Street tennis court
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays Intermediate-Advanced: 6:30-7:30PM at 328 Infantry Terrace Street tennis courts

 

Rates:

  • Facility Member: $10/hour
  • Program Member: $15/hour

Tennis Ball Machine Club

Ball Machine Club

Improve your tennis technique, endurance and enjoyment by joining our Tennis Ball Machine Club! A ball machine provides any level player the opportunity to practice any stroke (except serves). To reserve the ball machine, book the Bowling Alley Court between 8AM and dusk: 415.447.9680. Register at the Main Post Gym Membership Desk.

Rates: $30 monthly add-on membership fee

*There is a  $5.00 court reservation fee, which applies to all tennis court reservations of 30 minutes, 1 hour, and 1.5 hours. 

 

Private Tennis Lessons

Private Tennis Lessons

1 hour private lessons are available and taught by our certified USPTA instructors. For more information please contact the Tennis Coordinator, Rich Carson at 415.447.9602, RCarson@ymcasf.org.

Rates:

Facility Member: $90/hour ($340/4-pack, $680/8-pack)
Community Participant: $100/hour ($380/4-pack, $760/8-pack)

 

Semi Private Lessons (Group of 2, Per Person Rate)

Facility Member: $50/hour ($180/4-pack, $360/8-pack)
Community Participant: $60/hour ($220/4-pack, $440/8-pack)

 

Semi Private Lessons (Group of 3, Per Person Rate)

Facility Member: $40/hour ($140/4-pack, $280/8-pack)
Community Participant: $50/hour ($180/4-pack, $360/8-pack)

 

Semi Private Lessons (Group of 4, Per Person Rate)

Facility Member: $35/hour ($120/4-pack, $240/8-pack)
Community Participant: $45/hour ($160/4-pack, $320/8-pack)
 

Presidio YMCA Private Tennis Lesson Policies:

  • All tennis lesson requests must be made by contacting the Presidio YMCA Tennis Coordinator, Rich Carson (RCarson@ymcasf.org)
  • Non-YMCA coaches and guest instructors are not allowed to coach any clients on Presidio YMCA tennis courts
  • All private lesson packages have an expiration of 3 months from the purchase date
  • Private lessons can be purchased in person at the Membership Desk, or by contacting Rich Carson (RCarson@ymcasf.org)
  • Private lessons require a 24 hour cancelation notice or you will be charged for the lesson.

USTA Adult

USTA Seasons

Spring Adult League starts April 1: Women's 3.0 & 3.5 and Men's 4.0 & 4.5 
Fall Combo League starts September 1: Women's 6.5 
Winter Over 40 starts November 1: Women's 3.0 & 3.5

*Seasons last approximately 3.5-4 months

Registration: Opens a month before season begins

Location: Fort Scott Tennis Courts, 1331 Wool Court

Practices: Start 2 weeks prior to the start of the season and are held 7-8:30pm.

Rates:
Facility Member: $55
Community Participant: $75 

If you'd like to add a team during the Fall or Winter season, please contact Rich Carson, Tennis Coordinator.

Drop-In Doubles

This is a recreational program for intermediate men and women tennis players who would like to play with other members. To play, you must be able to serve and return. This is a free program for all Facility Members.

Fridays: 9am-11am | Location: 1331 Wool Court
(In Summer Fridays are held from 8-10am)

Saturdays: 9am-11am | Location: 328 Infantry Terrace Street
(In Winter Saturdays are held at 1331 Wool Court from 10am-12pm)

 

 

Tennis Policies & Procedures

  • Facility Members can make tennis court reservations 48 hour in advance and cancel 2 hours prior to the reservation. Courts may reserved once per day, per member, for up to 1.5 hours. There is a  $5.00 court reservation fee, which applies to all tennis court reservations of 30 minutes, 1 hour, and 1.5 hours.
  • Reserve a court online
  • All members and guests using Presidio YMCA tennis courts are subject to the YMCA of SF Facility Member Guest Policy and Guest Fee Rates.
  • In the event of rain, make-ups can be completed on alternate days in each 7-week session or after a session has ended. Credits/refunds are available by email request and are based on approval.
  • All players are required to wear appropriate tennis shoes.
  • Tennis court gate lock codes can be received by calling 415.447.9622.