Coach Dave and a 2016 Futures class

Summer Youth Program


Youth Tennis Programming 

Registration is now open for the 2018 Summer Youth Tennis Program. The program runs six weeks from June 11th – July 26th. Dave Johnson will teach all classes at the Otsego County Sportsplex Tennis Center. Dave is a certified instructor through the USPTR. This program was designed to help your child learn the game of tennis quickly in a safe, fun environment. Classes will include work on athletic skills and specific swing path techniques required to be successful at tennis. Students will also learn to score and participate in competitive match play and drills. 

Cost: 55.00: We are very fortunate to have partnered with the Alpine Regional Tennis Association (ARTA) again this year.  ARTA is a dedicated group of volunteers that are passionate about the game of tennis and are diligently working to grow the game of tennis in Gaylord and surrounding areas. ARTA has generously offered to sponsor each child that signs up with a 10.00 credit. With ARTA’s sponsorship, classes will be reduced to only 55.00 for the six-session class!  Tennis is the ultimate lifetime sport. It develops confidence and focus, cultivates sportsmanship and teamwork and supplies a lifetime of fun!!  Tennis is one of the greatest gifts you can give a child. 

Please note: This will be the only six-week session offered this summer. Please sign up early to reserve and guarantee your child a spot, as space is limited. To register or if you have questions call Dave Johnson at 586-242-9165 or email Dave at Dajoh285@gmail.com 


2018 Summer Schedule:


Mondays  9-10 am         Strokes & Strategy Clinics (adults)
                10-10:55 am   Youth Tennis ( Peewees Age 6-7 )
                11-noon          Youth Tennis ( Tennis Buddies Age 8-10 ) 


Tuesdays  9-11am          Sportsplex Summer Camp Tennis Program
                  5-5:55 pm     Youth Tennis (Peewees Age 6-7)
                  6-7 pm          Youth Tennis ( Tennis Buddies Age 8-10) 


Wednesdays  10-11am   Strokes & Strategy Clinics (adults)
                       6-7 pm     Start/Restart, starting June 20 (15 and over)


Thursdays  9-11am         Sportsplex Summer Camp Tennis Program
                   5-6pm          Youth Tennis Program ( Futures Age 11-14 ) 
                   6:30-7:30     Cardio Tennis (adults)



Private & Semi-private lessons available throughout the week by appointment.
Gaylord Youth Tennis fees are 55.00 for six sessions of classes
Private lessons 40.00
Semi Private 20.00 ea.
Group 3 or more 15.00 ea.




ARTA sponsors the Midwest Youth Team Tennis program each year in the spring.  This program provides right sized tennis equipment and an introduction to tennis skills with fun games, taught by volunteers who love the game.  The program runs Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30-4:30 pm, for 3 weeks starting May 8 at the Gaylord Intermediate School gym.   Cost for the program is $45.00, but for first 25 youth, price is reduced to $28, thanks to a generous grant from the Gaylord Kiwanis.  Registration is open until April 22, 2018.  Questions, contact Sheila Simpson at 989-370-1567.



Midwest Youth Team Tennis