Lessons and Programs

FGTA doesn't sponsor any lessons or programs at Fort Greene but there are a number of options around Brooklyn and beyond for both kids and adults.

Email us at tennis@fortgreenetennis.org for specific names of pros.


Bumble Bee Tennis

BumbleBee Tennis is a full service tennis school in New York City! They offer tennis players affordable and convenient tennis lessons and programs at Fort Greene Tennis Courts. These include: Youth Group Classes, Adult Group Classes and Private Lessons. They believe that tennis should be accessible to anybody who wants to play.

They have an online sign-up system which provides you with 24/7 access to your student account and upcoming class schedule making it easy for you to enroll, cancel and check your schedule.

McCarren Tennis Center

McCarren Tennis Center In Williamsburg is a premium tennis facility open for individual and group lessons. They offer all level clinics for men, women, junior players as well as private and semi-private lessons run by professional tennis staff, 7-days a week. McCarren is offering 10% off lessons and clinics to Fort Greene Tennis players. Mention the code FGTA when you book.

McCarren also offers lessons during the winter when they construct their tennis bubble. Give them a call at (347) 873-9698 to schedule a lesson.

Coach the Net Generation

Join a community of coaches, parents, schoolteachers and volunteers who want to get more involved in facilitating learning for young players through the USTA. Net Generation provides a training program and suite of tools to help you get started. Specifically, once you are trained, you can assist the youth tennis program run by Mel Swanson at Fort Greene Courts.

Court 16

Court 16 is a private kids' tennis club developed by an international network of tennis experts and cultural creators. They created the club with a vision for a modern approach to the game. With perfectly kid-sized courts and a community built on education and empowerment, kids are given the right foundation to fall in love with the game, and have a total tennis experience. Court 16 gets its name from court number 16 at founder Anthony Evrard's tennis club in his hometown of Brussels, Belgium. It inspired him to develop "a blueprint for life," cultivating qualities of discipline, focus and fair play that have benefited all aspects of his life. See Programs for kids and families.

Prospect Park Tennis Center

The Prospect Park Tennis Center is one of Brooklyn’s most popular tennis destinations located on the south side of Prospect Park. Featuring hard and clay courts, and a seasonal tennis bubble, the Center is open year-round for day and evening tennis. Prospect park has a full range of lessons, clinics and group workouts. They also features a full clubhouse and stringing services. Call them today at (718) 436-2500 to set up a lesson.

Teaching Pros

We've also been asked for names of teaching/hitting pros. Here are a few names at courts around the neighborhood. Email us if you have other recommendations.

  • Julian at BumbleBee 
  • James Russell at South Oxford Courts 713-582-9320
  • Delio Pacifici at McCarren
  • Dimas Mendez 718-645-1546
  • Paul Curtin and Nadzeya Lysak at Prospect Park