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Conveniently located in Midtown East, TI @ River School offers a newly built INDOOR large gymnasium to get our young athlete started with their tennis or taking them to the next level. Tennis Innovators is looking to help your junior enjoy the learning process for a long term connection to tennis. An amazing opportunity for indoor tennis during the cold weather months. Ideal age for this site: 3-12 years old.

Covid 19 Update: March 30, 2020

Hello TI Families and Players!

We hope you have all been staying safe and healthy during these trying times and have been able to enjoy time with your families.

As we approach the scheduled start dates for many of our locations we wanted to reach out with this important update for our registered players.

While all of our indoor locations have been postponed until further notice, we are currently working on our two (2) City Parks locations and John Jay College.

Riverside Park – 119th Street, UWS, Manhattan

Astoria Park – Astoria, Queens

John Jay College – 59th Street UWS, Manhattan

Based on communication with the New York City Park Department we are still waiting to receive our official start date, and will be updating everyone accordingly through an e-mail and an update on our websites main page.

Tennis Innovators is uniquely positioned to offer outdoor lessons responsibly and safely in very small numbers. As we do not have a lobby/meeting area and can avoid any necessary contact between client, coaches and equipment, it is our belief that we will be able to safely offer a healthy outlet for our clients.

Defer Registration For Upcoming Sessions

Based on our registration policy, Tennis Innovators is happy to have players defer the Spring 2020 Session and to credit the amount paid to your families’ Tennis Innovators account.

We appreciate all of your support and understand that some of you have left the city indefinitely, and may not be able to participate for the Spring 2020 session.

The amount paid can be applied to any of our programs in the future, and is transferrable to any members of your family or friends.

Tennis Innovators At Home

If you are home with our youth academy players and looking for some tennis inspiration, be sure to check our website for DIY Tennis Games/Drills!

Our aim is to bring a little TI fun and excitement into each household to try and remind everyone that we will back outdoors and playing soon!

Any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us as we will remain available to all of our clients throughout this difficult time.

We are wishing everyone the best and look forward to being out on the court with you again as soon as we are able!

Session Schedule:

  • Winter 2020: January 4 – March 29
  • Spring 2020: April 8 – June 24
  • Off Dates:  TBD

Academies & Lesson Information:

Tennis Innovators runs programs 3 days a week Wednesdays afternoons 3:00-6:30pm, Saturdays and Sundays 9:00am-2:00pm If you are interested in being a part of our program please fill out our registration and providing us your availability. We put our programs together by age, level and availability. No more then 4 players to a pro.

7 & UNDER TENNIS ACADEMY: 3-7 years old : Academy applies innovative drills and tools to ensure a high level rate of success and love for the sport. Introducing & developing players coordination, mobility and swing patterns. Nets, balls and racquets tailored to each child’s age & size.

10 & UNDER TENNIS ACADEMY: 6-10 years old : Academy focuses on stroke development and tracking of the ball with a purpose of developing rally skills, match play concepts, and scoring. Academy is played over junior nets with innovative drills and tools to facilitate the rapid development of players.

10U ACADEMY X: 6-8 yo: Invite Only: Academy provides an enhanced experience for our young athletes. Intensified development of strokes, rally skills. match play concepts, and footwork.

JUNIOR ACADEMY – 8 & Up: Academy focuses on improving stroke and grip techniques. Introduction to fundamentals of footwork and court coverage as well as match play. Played over a larger space.

TI ACADEMY X – 8 & Up: Invite Only: Academy focuses on player preparation for USTA Tournaments & Team Tennis. Ongoing correct grip instruction, reenforcing technical awareness of strokes and footwork. Match Play strategies & point play.

PRIVATE: Improves your technique, strokes and performance.

  • Livestream: Subscribe to Tennis Innovators Youtube Channel to see our classes in realtime.
  • Director walking the program while classes are in session to ensure quality control and player appropriateness.
  • Dedicated staff to assist with make-ups for classes missed. All classes run with a 4:1 student to pro ratio.
  • Players coordinated by age and level
  • Racquets can be provided
  • USTA Junior Team Tennis

425 E. 35th Street , New York, NY 10016



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