Testimonials

Pioneers of 10 and Under...
“Yonkers Tennis Center has everything right. They were among the first to be using the new formats for 10 and Under Tennis, including smaller courts, lower nets, shorter racquets and softer balls. They have a highly trained and qualified staff who are experts with youngsters, and provide plenty of opportunities for kids to play tennis.”
-- Kirk Anderson, Director, Coach Education & Development, United States Tennis Association


According to the USTA...
“Yonkers Tennis Center is one of the top 10 and Under Tennis facilities in America. With a dedicated staff led by General Manager Simon Gale, they have made a total commitment to excellence with their 10 and Under program. The key to success with kids in tennis is to make it fun and develop their skills. YTC does a great job of this with their emphasis on providing low pressure play opportunities along with top-notch instruction.
-- Craig Jones, Director, Youth Play & Competition, United States Tennis Association


The best place with the best people...
"I have ceased to know what I spend on tennis lessons and court time and I could not care less. My life is improved knowing all the folks at Yonkers Tennis Center and as a life sport, they are helping me improve every day. You can play tennis anywhere, with anyone...but why? Why not play at the best place and with the best people presenting the game we love?"
-- Rob Allan, YTC customer


Immediate success...
"We started both of my kids in the 10 and Under Tennis program at Yonkers at the age of six. Almost immediately, the shortened courts, appropriately-sized racquets and modified balls gave them the ability to have nice long rallies with their peers. Perhaps most importantly, it was fun!"
-- Faith Ackerman, YTC customer


Long-time fan...
"I have been playing tennis at Yonkers Tennis Center for 17 years. Most of those years I have been the captain of my teams. I was both surprised and thrilled to learn that I am one of the recipients of the 2011 US Open tickets as a results of my Captains Club status."
-- Cathy Franzetti, YTC Customer


Adult beginner...
"Thanks so much for suggesting the Quickstart Program for Adults. It's been really helpful and fun for me to learn the basics of tennis and feel confident/comfortable at my level. I'm really enjoying my tennis lessons!"
-- Meghan Z., YTC Customer


Family fun at YTC...
"I started playing tennis four years ago at YTC. Initially, I enrolled in one clinic. I quickly became a tennis addict and started playing at YTC several times a week. I also enrolled my daughter in their 10 and under program. She had some coordination and attention issues but progressed at her own pace. Most importantly, she left her tennis clinics feeling good about herself. With so much pressure on kids today, I wanted her to have an outlet in which she could be physically active, have fun, and feel confident--no matter her playing ability. Neither of us are star athletes but the coaches have been incredibly encouraging and positive. That being said, I'm impressed with how well some of the children play! YTC's smaller courts, shorter racquets, and low compression balls are ideal for young tennis athletes.

The facility is clean and well maintained. Courts are air-conditioned and well lit. The staff is professional, supportive, and friendly. YTC has a variety of playing options (e.g., cardio tennis, clinics, seasonal courts, drop-in clinics, Friday night tennis parties, etc.) for people of all ages and playing abilities. The coaches are top-notch! It's expensive but the rates are comparable to those of other tennis facilities in the area. Whether you're a club or college level player, a young 10 and under or junior athlete, or a 5.0+ USTA player, you can't go wrong with YTC!"
-- M.W., YTC Customer


Wonderful staff and facility...
"I have been playing at YTC for almost four years and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a tennis facility for tennis programs, lessons or just courts. In addition to the great facility, the staff at YTC is wonderful (i.e., experienced, professional, helpful, friendly and really nice)!"
-- Ellen L., YTC Customer


Home away from home...
"My son has been playing at Yonkers Tennis Center for the past three years and I can easily say it has become our second home. The coaches are like family and he has such a blast whenever we are there. His tennis has improved tremendously and I always appreciate the constant communication with his coach. They see my son's development as a real team effort between the coaches and parents. Their experience, professionalism and ability to make sure the kids are having fun, make it a wonderful place for kids as well as adults!"
-- Erika V., YTC Customer


The place to pursue tennis...
"My son has been playing at Yonkers Tennis Center since he was four. He's now almost eleven. He loves tennis and has received superior instruction with professionals that teach core skills while making it fun. Yonkers Tennis Center is a wonderful place that is warm and welcoming to children and adults alike. I would highly recommend this club to anyone interested in pursuing tennis."
-- Jill M., YTC Customer


Tennis fanatic...
"I started playing at YTC in September 2009, as a beginner player. I played once a week for one hour with a pro on our court. Four years later, I am on five courts, 90 minutes each, with a pro. In addition to my seasonal courts, I also play on numerous of their USTA teams. After a lot of hard work and practice with the pros at YTC, our team made it to the Sectional Playoffs in Schenectady this season. The pros are excellent at what they do. They make clinics fun, while at the same time, teaching the skills necessary to improve your game, with lots of feedback. I also take advantage of their drop in clinics, cardio tennis, as well as their Friday night parties. There are lots of opportunities to get involved at YTC. In addition to the fantastic adult tennis programs, they have a wonderful juniors program. My two sons have been playing at YTC after school, for the past three years. They enjoy how much fun the pros make their time on the court. YTC is a great facility, with a super talented and friendly staff."
-- Deanna S., YTC Customer