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The Riviera Tennis Club

The Riviera Tennis Club is one of the oldest and largest tennis clubs in the Western United States. Formerly a polo ground and site of the 1932 Olympic polo competitions, it was re-purposed in 1963 for racket sports and today features a total of 24 courts. 20 hard courts, 2 clay courts and 2 ball machine courts. Like our famous golf course, the tennis club is also a championship setting.

Riviera has one of the largest tennis teaching program of any tennis club in the region. There are 10 teaching pros and 3 hitters available exclusively to members and their families to provide tennis lessons.

Our club also has one of the most engaged memberships of any tennis club in the Western United States. We have active members ranging in skill from international touring professionals and nationally ranked juniors to beginners. Our members always have a match. The Riviera Tennis Club devotes significant resources to arranging games and making introductions.

 

The Adult Academy

NEW Pickleball classes!

Four-week sessions taught by three of the best pickleball pros in the world.

Contact [email protected] with questions.

Choose "Adult Pickleball" on the filter and REGISTER HERE


Adult Tennis Clinics

The Adult Academy is a great way to jumpstart your tennis game!

Eight-week sessions for beginner and intermediate levels. 

Contact [email protected] with questions.

Choose "Adult Academy" on the filter and REGISTER HERE



The Junior Academy

Our Junior Tennis Academy offers weekday semi-private tennis lessons for juniors ages 3.5 to 18 years old for multi-week sessions.  These lessons are a departure from traditional large classes allowing students more personalized instruction and development. Our world-class team of tennis professionals make learning fun and safe!


In addition to our afternoon Academy schedule, we also offer weekend match play, junior Rivball, Summer and Winter Camps, & much more! Space is limited.


See more details below. Register by clicking on the link to the appropriate class.

Players are eligible for member pricing only if they are part of a family membership at

the Riviera Tennis Club.

If you have questions regarding our program, please email [email protected].


HOW SHOULD I REGISTER?

There are a lot of choices for classes at the Riviera Tennis Academy! Please review the course offerings below before registering. You should register by 1) age and 2) if your child is looking to play at a higher level, they will need the approval of Coach Collin or Coach Tony.               

Red Ball: Ages 4-6

Orange Ball: Ages 7-9

Green Ball: Ages 9-11 

Yellow Ball: Ages 11+


REGISTER FOR FALL 2021 RIVIERA ACADEMY (8/30-10/24)

Registration is now available!


REGISTER FOR FALL SESSION TWO (10/25-12/19)

Registration is now for club members only.

Non-member registration will open October 1st.


REGISTER FOR UTR MATCH PLAY (Weeks of 6/14/2021-9/3/2021)

Yellow Ball (UTR) Match Play: 

Saturdays & Sundays 3-5:30pm


Academy Class Offerings

The Adult Academy 90-minute class (Ages 21+) 

The Adult Academy is a great way to jumpstart your tennis game! Our team of Academy instructors will run you through professional drills to fine tune your game and take it to the next level! All levels welcome! Meets at lower courts. Click on the session link above and look for "Adult Academy" on the Active class filter on the left of the registration page.

  • Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00AM - 12:30PM

Pee-Wee 45-minute lessons (ages 3.5+):

A great introduction to athletics, fitness, and tennis! Our coaches make tennis fun for you and your little one! Play, learn, and have fun! Click on the session link above and look for "Pee-Wee" on the Active class filter on the left of the registration page.

  • 45-minute lesson blocks available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 3:15-4:00pm.

  • Morning sessions also available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 10:00-10:45am.

Red Ball 60-minute lessons (ages 4-6): 

Players in this format are being introduced to the proper grip, preparation and swing path for each stroke as well as learning the basic footwork patterns and stances. Tactically, red players are acquiring the skills of consistency, placement, and basic spin as they learn to control the ball and rally. To begin points, red players are developing a toss and rhythmic service motion to minimize double faults and learning to apply the proper ground-stroke technique. Click on the session link above and look for "Red Ball" on the Active class filter on the left of the registration page.

  • 60-minute lesson blocks begin at 12:30pm and go until 5:30pm.


Orange Ball 90-minute lessons (Ages 7-9)

Players need to develop greater racquet-head speed to control the ball with improved pace, spin, height and depth. Tactically, orange players are developing high percentage patterns from the baseline and improving net transition skills on a larger court. Orange players are progressing in their ability to hold serve with greater spin, power and control and are learning to read the serve and adjust the size of their back swing on the return accordingly. Click on the session link above and look for "Orange Ball" on the Active class filter on the left of the registration page.

  • 90-minute lesson blocks begin at 1pm and go until 5:30pm.


Green Ball 90-minute lessons (Ages 9-12)

Designed for the advanced beginner who is older elementary to middle-school aged. Players should be able to rally from baseline and demonstrate a strong understanding of the fundamental strokes of tennis. We will emphasize game strategy while using fun drills and point play. UTR 0.0-2.0. Click on the session link above and look for "Green Ball" on the Active class filter on the left of the registration page.

  • 90-minute lesson blocks begin at 1pm and go until 5:30pm.


High-Performance 11&Under 90-minute lessons (Ages 9-11)

This course is designed for the young, serious competitor looking to engage in long rallies, tactical patterns, and match play strategy. This class is by invitation only. Please contact Coach Collin at [email protected] to see if this is the right class for your child.

  • Wednesdays & Fridays 4-5:30pm


Academy Prep Yellow Ball 90-minute lessons (Ages 11+)

Academy Prep lessons use yellow tennis balls and are tailored to our students' individual needs. It is a comprehensive approach to technical and tactical training. These athletes should begin competing in tournaments or UTR match play. The 5:30 class has more courts devoted to Academy Prep players than other times. This allows the coaches to place students with appropriate lesson partners week to week. Ages 11-18. UTR level 0.0-7.0. Click on the session link above and look for "Academy Prep" on the Active class filter on the left of the registration page.

  • 4-5:30pm classes are 90 minutes.

  • 5:30-7:30pm classes are two hours.


Green Dot Junior Rivball (Ages 8-12) Saturdays 1-2:30pm

Our Green Dot Junior Rivballs are the perfect way for kids to practice everything they've spent time working on in clinics or private lessons.  This fast-paced doubles game gives a competitive environment in a fun relaxed atmosphere.  Rivball is a great cardio workout where you get to hit a ton of tennis balls and is great intro for doubles play and strategy!

Green Ball Grand Prix (Ages 8-12) Sundays 1-2:30pm

Coach Tony Ramsdell leads junior match play for green ball players. The Grand Prix is 7-week  program that has students competing for the top spot in the green ball program. Each Sunday is an individual event where students play matches and add to their Grand Prix totals. This is a great opportunity to move beyond lessons and begin informal competition. Students must be able to serve, rally, and keep score without supervision. Parents may spectate from outside of the court, but must have NO INVOLVEMENT in the matches.


UTR Match Play (Universal Tennis Rating) Click HERE for details and registration.

Students within the Riviera Tennis Academy are strongly encouraged to regularly participate in our UTR events, hosted almost every weekend. These matches provide valuable experience for players to familiarize themselves with competition and prepare for high school teams, USTA tournaments, and more. These matches are also the Academy's gateway to advance through our courses.

The Universal Tennis Rating (Powered by Oracle) is the global gold standard for all tennis players which reflects their current skill level based on actual performance. It is the world's only purely results-based rating system in tennis, which rates all players on the same 16-point scale regardless of age, gender or location. We offer singles & doubles match play for students capable of serving, rallying, and managing a match without outside assistance. Green ball and yellow ball options. Special registration site: www.myutr.com, and search "Riviera Tennis". UTR 0.0+


***In order to be eligible for Member pricing, the youth participating in the program must be listed as a player on the Riviera Tennis Club membership.

*** No refunds or reductions are made for missed days, withdrawals, late arrivals or early dismissals. Any classes cancelled due to poor weather will be rescheduled at a later date. There are no refunds for weather cancellations.


HEAD Penn Racket Sports is the official sponsor of the Riviera Tennis Academy. We proudly feature HEAD Penn rackets, apparel and equipment.

For more information on The Riviera Junior Academy, please contact:

Collin Braun

[email protected]


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