Tennis and Pickleball
|Beginner||September 1 - October 4||Oct 4 - Dec 13||6:00-7:00p||Tuesday|
|Intermediate/Advanced||September 1 - October 4||Oct 4 - Dec 13||7:00-8:00p||Tuesday|
|Ages 6-8||July 1 - Sept 14||September 14 - November 16||4:00-5:00p||Wednesday|
|Ages 9-15||July 1 - Sept 14||September 14 - November 16||5:00-6:00p||Wednesday|
|Adult||July 1 - Sept 14||September 14 - November 16||6:00-7:00p||Wednesday|
|Ages 6-8||July 1 - Sept 15||September 15 - November 17||4:00-5:00p||Thursday|
|Ages 9-15||July 1 - Sept 15||September 15 - November 17||5:00-6:00p||Thursday|
|Adult||July 1 - Sept 15||September 15 - November 17||6:00-7:00p||Thursday|
Fayetteville Parks and Recreation is proud to partner with Ozark Tennis Academy to provide a high-quality tennis program to the citizens of Fayetteville. Whether you are just a beginner or an experienced player, Fayetteville Tennis is the place for you. The coaching staff is made up of experienced, passionate professionals ready to take your game to the next level. The program offers private and group lessons for skill development and practice to league play for all ages and skill level.
Every week for ten weeks this program is designed to address the needs of everyone from the beginning tournament player to the future collegiate star. We understand that not every player is looking to be the next Rafa Nadal or Maria Sharapova. Still, we believe that developing a strong work ethic, being part of a team, and discovering how to compete with passion and class are invaluable lessons in life and learning those lessons can be fun! This comprehensive program is designed to give all of our players a chance to realize their potential - both on and off the court.
Adult Pickleball is a "Learn and Play" program with instruction and game play designed for beginner level players. Player will improve on skill, technique and strategy in a fun group setting.
This 10-week program includes beginner and intermediate players divided into the age groups (6-8). This program focuses more on instruction and point play. The program also includes QuickStart Tennis: a fun way for 10U players to learn and progress faster. It uses shorter courts, lower compression balls, and smaller rackets.
This program includes beginner and intermediate players divided into the age groups (9-12). This program focuses more on instruction and point play. The program also includes QuickStart Tennis: a fun way for 10U players to learn and progress faster. It uses shorter courts, lower compression balls, and smaller rackets.
This 10-week program is geared towards beginner and intermediate adult players. Coaches will cater the drills to the skill level of the players.
This 10-week program is a "Learn and Play" program with instruction and game play designed for beginner level players. Player will improve on skill, technique and strategy in a fun group setting.
This 10-week program is an Intermediate/Advanced Pickleball offers comprehensive drill programs for adult in the 3.0 - 3.5 intermediate/advanced level.
Meet Our Coaches
Beau Basham was one of the top ranked juniors in Arkansas, and ranked Top 50 in the Southern Section. He was the recipient of the Hershal Friday Award presented by the Arkansas Tennis Association to the top junior in the state. He went on to play for the University of Arkansas – Ft. Smith on a full scholarship.
Upon finishing his playing career, he immediately began a career as a teaching professional. Beau has taught players of all ages as a teaching pro at Fort Smith Athletic Club and Fianna Hills Country Club. He also taught for a summer in Maine at Camp Mataponi, as well as a summer in New South Wales, Australia under former Arkansas National Champion Peter Doohan.
Prior to joining the OTA family, he was coaching at the Central Arkansas Junior Tennis Academy, where he not only taught lessons and drills, but also traveled with junior players all over the South.
Matias de Genaro
Originally from Argentina, Matias has spent 9 years coaching in Spain, the last five at Club de Campo Santa Barbara. He played professionally, reaching ATP rankings of 845 in singles and 624 in doubles. Since his playing career ended, he has been a training partner for 2 players who are currently ranked in the Top 100 in the world (and another in the Top 135), and have played in Grand Slam Tournaments.
As a coach certified in both the Spanish system (RPT) and as a USPTA Elite Professional, he has worked with a woman who reached WTA rankings of 591 in singles and 535 in doubles. When he left Spain, Matias was coaching the #1 ranked U14 boy in the country, the #15 ranked U16 boy, and the #77 ranked U16 boy.
Private lessons are available to all ages and skill levels. Lessons must be purchased before scheduling and can be bought one at a time or in a 10 pack. Register at the link above and find private lessons options under the Memberships tab.
Email Ozark Tennis Academy for more info about lessons and scheduling.
- 1 Hr. Private Lesson: $55
- 30 min. Private Lesson: $25
- 1 Hr. Semi-Private Lesson: $30/person
Tennis Camp teaches and refines basic tennis form and techniques including forehand, backhand, volley, serving and footwork. With the help of USTA instructors children enjoy games in the USTA's 10 and under format to improve their skills and earn the title of "Court Champion!"
Location: Wilson Park Tennis Courts
Day and Time: Monday - Thursday 8:00a-12:00p
- Camp 1 Dates: June 27 - July 1
- Camp 2 Dates: July 18 - 22
Make-ups (if necessary): Friday