Tennis- Youth

Spring 2019 - Registration begins March 1

  • Orchard Park Middle School Courts
  • Thursdays
  • 5/2 - 5/30
  • Ages 6-8: 4:00 - 4:50 pm
  • Ages 9-12: 5:00 - 5:50 pm
  • $50.00 (5 classes)

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A fun and free tennis experience! Enjoy age appropriate and fun skills and drills, followed by pizza and pop.  No experience necessary. It's free, but space is limited so registration is required.

  • June 8 (ages 5-14) - Tennis Play Day (9-11 am)
  • July 13 (ages 5-14) - Tennis Play Day (9-11 am)

NEW  - June 11 (ages 5-9) - Orchard Meadows Team Challenge Play Day (6-7 pm). -- This new USTA event Team Challenge is all about fun!  Participants will be grouped with lie-ability-players into teams then rotate through fun and silly drills and activities that teach tennis skills.  Join us for this new and FREE event, right in your backyard! 

Summer 2019 - Registration begins May 1 (*at OPHS Courts unless otherwise noted)

Youth Beginner (daytime), ages 5 +

Session 1: 6/25—7/18 Tuesday & Thursday (no class 7/4), $70 - 7 lessons

Session 27/23—8/8 Tuesday & Thursday, $60 - 6 lessons

  • Ages 5-6:     9-10 am
  • Ages 7-8:        9-10 am
  • Ages 9-10:      10-11 am
  • Ages 11 +:      10-11 am

Youth Beginner (evenings) ages 6-11

  • Mondays, 6/17—8/5
  • 6:00– 7:00 pm
  • $80 (8 classes)

Advanced Beginner - (daytime), ages 11-16

Session 1: 6/24—7/17,Monday & Wednesday, 9:00 am - 10:30 am, $120 (8 lessons)

Session 2: 7/22—8/7, Monday & Wednesday, 9:00 am - 10:30 am, $90 (6 lessons)

Youth Intermediate - (evenings), ages 8-13

  • Wednesdays: 6/19—8/7 
  • Time: 6-7:30 pm
  • Fee:   $120 (8 classes)

Neighborhood Tennis

Orchard Meadows Tennis at Orchard Meadows Playground*
Tuesdays, 6/25—8/13
     Ages 6-8:      5:30-6:30 pm
     Ages 9-12:   6:30-7:30 pm
Fee:   $80 (8 classes)

Burmon Tennis at Burmon Playground*
Thursdays, 6/27—8/15
(no class 7/4)
     Ages 6-8:      5:30—6:30 pm
     Ages 9-12:   6:30—7:30 pm
Fee:   $70 (7 classes)

Meet Coach Martin:

Wayne Martin has been a teaching professional in the Buffalo area since 2003.  He is certified at the highest professional level by the United States Professional Tennis Registry (USPTR) as well as 10U Tennis Certification, and also holds an Elite Professional Certification rating by the Unites States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA). Wayne is currently the Junior Competition Coordinator and Assistant Pro at South Towns Tennis Club in Orchard Park. Over the years Wayne has done extensive training with the USTA, USPTR and USPTA and has also trained with renowned coaches Mike Barrel, Brett Hobden, Karl Davies and numerous others. He has thousands of hours of 10 and under, junior, adult, cardio tennis and high performance coaching experience.

In addition to his coaching expertise, Wayne is also a USTA Eastern Section Clinician, helping to educate area schools and organizations on how to incorporate tennis into their curriculum as well as to improve their existing programs. Over the past 15-plus years he has coached many of the top juniors in the area, many of whom have gone on to compete at the collegiate level. Wayne has always been a big supporter of the USTA Junior Team Tennis Program. Wayne has been the coach for numerous regional and sectional championship teams and is currently the USTA JTT Coordinator for the Buffalo area.

Wayne played at the University of Connecticut and Southern Connecticut State University and helped lead his high school team to the Connecticut State Championship his senior season. This wide assortment of playing, coaching, training and education experience has allowed Wayne to become one of the most versatile tennis pros and coaches in Western New York Area.