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We didn’t invent tennis in Little Rock but sometimes it does sort of feel that way. We introduced our city’s first indoor tennis courts many years ago and haven’t relinquished our pursuit of creating the best environment for this timeless sport, since. Today we offer indoor, outdoor and clay play for leagues, lessons, USTA team, juniors and more.

orange ball mayhem

Ready for a heart pumping, high intensity class that burns huge calories while playing games? Then welcome to Orange Ball Mayhem! Minimal tennis experience? No big deal! The ball that is used is softer, slower and much easier to hit than a traditional tennis ball. Athletes of all levels can play together and everyone has fun in this complimentary class.

Racquet Indoor Courts | Wednesdays and Fridays | 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Athletic Indoor Courts | Weekdays | 11:45 - 12:45 pm

usta league tennis

So as to avoid confusion with our Club league play, we call USTA leagues “team tennis” around here and we have lots of it. It works like this. Volunteer team captains find players to join their teams. (Be sure and spread the word if you are interested!) Then captains register their teams with the Arkansas Tennis Association (ATA) declaring a home club. Once the teams are finalized, the ATA will either assign match times (these can be adjusted by captains if need be) or ask the captains to schedule with each other.

Where court reservations for team matches are concerned, we are happy to book in advance at both Athletic and Racquet but this must be done through our League Coordinator, Sharon Northern. Please note, we ask that captains be a member of one of our Clubs and that 50% of your team be members in order to declare Athletic or Racquet as your home club. For more information, please…

Contact Sharon

And one final note... being a captain is a labor of love and we appreciate all of you that step up and do it!

Need your racquet strung? Drop it off at the Pro Shop at Athletic or the Desk at Racquet.

court reservations

  • Only ACTIVE Athletic and All Access members may reserve courts. When doing so, be sure and indicate the type of court you want - indoor or outdoor and tennis or pickleball.
  • “One call, one court” - You may reserve courts up to three days in advance by calling the Tennis Desk but you can only reserve ONE court on that call. If you want a second court, you have to call back. (We understand this can be frustrating but our "One Call, One Court" policy makes the 8:00 am reservation rush as fair as possible for all members.)
  • You may NOT have a reservation for an indoor court and an outdoor court at the same time.
  • Reserved courts will be opened to other members if no player on the reservation is present 15 minutes after the start of the reserved time.
  • Courts must be canceled three hours prior to the reserved court time to avoid paying for the court in the case of indoor play or receiving a no show fee in the case of outdoor play.
  • If no courts are available, you may place your name on a standby list and we will contact you if one opens. You will have an hour from the time of the call to accept.
  • To ensure we enable as much play as possible, we reserve the right to move reservations as needed to increase court efficiency.
  • court fees

    Indoor court fees are as follows:

    90 minutes - $24
    60 minutes - $16

    The total court cost is split between players but, as a reminder, players are responsible for ensuring the Desk knows who is playing. Otherwise, the entire court cost will be charged to the member making the reservation. Please note, these fees do not include tax.

    There is no charge for playing outdoors.

  • ball machine

    A member who is at least 15 years old may reserve the ball machine 24 hours in advance by contacting the Club. Children using the ball machine must be directly supervised by an adult. Members who reserve the ball machine but hit or play instead will be charged regular court rental. Ball machine rental fees are as follows:

    30 minutes - $8

    60 minutes - $16

    90 minutes - $24