Foothills Club Tennis Lessons, Clinics, Adult & Junior Programs, Mixers

Please direct all questions and comments to
Mariano Parris, Tennis Director
(650) 493-8540 x4
3351 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304

Most tennis programs are available to Non-Members. Please contact Mariano for more information.

Private Tennis Lessons

Do you live in Palo Alto and want to improve your tennis game? Private and semi-private tennis lessons from our three UPSTA tennis pros are available year-round for all ages and levels. For more tennis information, please contact Mariano.

Junior Tennis Programs

Group tennis classes designed to help children from 4 to 18-year-olds develop their tennis skills in a social and supportive group environment. First time tennis players should get an evaluation with Terry Roundtree.

Please contact Terry Roundtree, Asst. Director of Tennis, for more tennis program information and registration!

Please direct all Junior Tennis questions to:
Terry Roundtree, Asst. Tennis Director
(650) 493-8540 x4
3351 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304

Junior Tennis, Year-Round FireballS

After-school tennis classes are offered September through June, with each session lasting 3 to 6 weeks. Sign up for one or two days per week.

  • 5 to 8, Beginner Mon/Tues/Thu 3:30-4:15 PM Red dot balls, red court
  • 8 to 10, Beginner Mon/Wed/Thu 3:30-4:30 PM Orange dot balls
  • 10 to 13, Beginner Wed 4:30-5:30 PM Green dot balls
  • 10 to 17, Advanced Mon/Tues/Thu 4:30-6:00 PM Yellow balls
Winter Fireballs

From January to May, Fireballs tennis classes are offered during the day, with each session running from Monday to Thursday and optional interclub tennis matches played on Fridays.

  • Fireballs 3:30-6:00 PM, Mon - Thu, All ages and levels.
  • Fireballs Jr. Tennis Academy 8-9:30 AM, Mon/Tues/Thu or Tues/Thu only. For intermediate to advanced tennis players, players must be approved by Terry.
  • Match Play Fridays: competitive tennis matches played against other tennis clubs in our area. Match Play Fridays are included in any full-session enrollment for players who are at the appropriate level, or you can sign up for our match package.
  • Sign-ups for these sessions are for the full-session only. Up to three recurring times per week must be chosen. 
  • No drop-ins accepted.

Fireballs Schedule

  • Session #1 (6 Weeks):January 6th - February 13th
  • Session #2 (6 Weeks): February 24 - April 2nd
  • Session #3 (3 Weeks): April 13th - May 28th

  • Mondays, Tuesday, and Thursdays: 3:30–4:15 PM | red balls (ages 4-8)
  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: 3:30–4:30 PM | orange balls (ages 8-10)
  • Wednesdays: 4:30–5:30 PM | green balls (ages 10-13) 
  • Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays: 4:30–6:00 PM | yellow balls (ages 10-17)

For more info or to schedule an evaluation, please email:
Terry Roundtree, Asst. Tennis Director
(650) 493-8540 x4
3351 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304

 Adult Tennis Programs

Tennis & fitness training
Our tennis programs are designed to: 
- Stimulate a lifelong enthusiasm for tennis
- Connect people in a friendly environment that fosters good sportsmanship
- Contribute to a healthy, active lifestyle

Class Schedule:

- TENNIS 101, Mondays 8:30 AM
This 1-hour class introduces men and women to the fundamentals of tennis, including strokes, footwork, and game rules. Class minimum is 5 and maximum is 8.

- TENNIS 102, Tuesdays, 8:30 AM
In this 1-hour class beginner players progress further in developing consistent stroke production and footwork. Minimum of 5 people per class and maximum of 8. Participants who have not completed Tennis 101 at Foothills should get approval in advance from Terry.

- TRX/CARDIO TENNIS, Thursdays 12 PM
This is a fun, high-intensity 1-hour workout for both men and women that combines TRX, tennis, running, and music. No tennis experience required. Class minimum is 5 and maximum is 8.

For more info, please email:
Terry Roundtree, Asst. Tennis Director
(650) 493-8540 x4
3351 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304

Adult Clinics

Foothills provides a variety of year-round tennis clinics for all skill levels; for both Members and Non-Members. 
- Beginner Clinic, *Saturdays 9 - 10 AM
- All Levels Clinics (Men's & Ladies'), Fridays 10 - 11 AM
- Ladies' Clinic 2.5-3.5, Wednesdays 6 - 7 PM
- Ladies' Clinic 3.5-4.0, Mondays 12:30 - 1:30 PM
- Men's 3.5-4.0 & 4.5's, Thursdays 6 - 7 PM

Clinics only $25 per person.
*Beginner Clinic complimentary until Feb. 27, 2020
Book in advance to secure your spot! Register online or email Mariano your preferred clinic and date!

League Play

Year-Round Team Tennis

Adult tennis team play is available for Juniors, Over 18, Over 40 and Over 65 players at levels 3.0 and up through USTA, Penn League and Interclub.

Foothills Senior's tennis Tournament

This two-day tournament is scheduled for end-of-September and is for players ages 45 and up.
Entries open in early July.
Members and Non-Members welcome! 

- Saturday, September: 9AM-1PM Men's and Ladies' Doubles
- Sunday, September: 9AM-1PM Senior - All ages, Mixed Doubles.

Full tournament details and online registration found here: Foothills Club Senior Tennis Tournament

Contact Mariano Parris for any questions or concerns!

NTRP Spring Tennis Tournament

May 20-21. Ladies 3.5 & 4.0 and Mens 3.5 & 4.0. Sign-up opens in April. Tennis participants will celebrate the tennis tournament championship with a barbecue cookout, as well.

Social Activities

Tennis Mixer & potluck BBQ

5:30 PM on the 3rd Friday of the month from Jan-July and Sept-Oct. Casual mixed-up doubles for all levels, followed by a friendly social potluck BBQ.

Other tennis Tournaments & Mixers

We organize a variety of friendly tennis tournaments for singles, doubles and mixed play throughout the year in Palo Alto, Los Altos, Mountain View, Menlo Park, and more.

Please direct all questions and comments to
Mariano Parris, Tennis Director
(650) 493-8540 x4
3351 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304

  • Tennis Lesson Information
    • Tennis Lessons: Year-round
      Foothills Tennis and Swimming Club offers private and semi-private tennis lessons to member and non-member, ages 5 & older, of all levels and abilities. Each lesson is 30-minutes or 60-minutes in duration.

      About tennis lessons at Foothills: We believe that tennis is more than just fitness; it’s a part of a lifelong program for health, socializing and enjoyment. The purpose of our tennis program is to: provide outstanding instruction for all tennis abilities, teach lifelong tennis skills, and create a fun yet challenging experience.

      About our instructors: All our instructors come from a competitive tennis background.  They are patient and knowledgeable about tennis and psychological skill development.  Any instructor you choose, will be enthusiastic and provide quality instruction.

      Current available instructors:

       Mariano Parris, Tennis Director |
       Terry Roundtree, Junior Tennis Director |

      Registration: Each instructor handles their own schedule and registrations, please complete the attached inquiry form or contact them personally by email. You must complete the registration form & medical release forms before your first lesson.

      Payment & Rates:
           Fees are incurred based on enrollment, not attendance.
           Members – will be billed to their account
           Non-members – must pre-pay by check or cash; make checks payable to FTSC.
                 Members:                      Non-members:
                 $45 per 30min               $60 per 30min
                 $90 per 60min               $125 per 60min 

      Arrival: Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the scheduled lesson. Lessons will end at scheduled time regardless of arrival time.  

      Cancellation Policy:
      Cancellations by management due to a facility related circumstance, such as court maintenance, or severe weather (rain), will be rescheduled or credited to your account. Instructor cancellations: if for some reason the instructor must cancel a lesson, they will notify you and make-ups will be provided.

      If for any reason you need to cancel your lesson, you must cancel at least 7 days before the lesson date or you will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. No-shows and cancellations within 48 hours of the lesson will be billed for the full amount. All cancellations must go through the Instructor.

      Illness Policy: Under no circumstances may a student attend a lesson if they are sick. If the student shows any signs of illness or is unable to participate in the lesson, please call the office (650) 493-8540 as soon as possible. You must provide a doctors note to reschedule without being charged; those who do not or cannot provide a doctors not will be charged the full amount for the missed lesson.

                 Please direct all questions or comments to:                   You may also contact the front desk at:
                 Mariano Parris, Tennis Director                                            (650) 493-8540
  • Non-Member Inquiry Form

    • Guidelines

      • You may come up to 5 minutes before your lesson time and must leave the grounds promptly after.
      • Court use is only for your lesson time. Courts are not available to practice or play before or after your lesson.
      • The backboard on the short court may be used to warm up.
      • Ball Machine use is for Members only.
      • Locker rooms may be used to change and for brief showers.
      • Parents waiting for a student may sit court-side on the chairs or benches provided. Family members of the student may not use the court.
      • Use of other facilities and grounds is for Members only. This includes the clubhouse, kitchen, beverage service, outdoor tables, pool  and playground.
      • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 days before the lesson date or you will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. Day of lesson cancellations or no-shows will be charged the full amount.
      • Coach cancellations: you will be notified by the coach if this occurs and a make-up lesson will be arranged.

      I, the undersigned, by affixing my signature, declare that I have read and understand the above rules and regulations governing my use fo the facilities, fees, payments, policies and general information including cancellation policies at Foothills Tennis and Swimming Club.

      If the participant is a minor(s), the undersigned represents that he or she is the legal guardian of said minor(s). As the legal guardian of the above participate, I hereby agree to waive my right, my spouse’s right and my cild(ren)’s right to make a claim or initiate any lawsuits against Foothills Tennis and Swimming Club (Foothills) (FTSC) or its officers, agents, or employees for the acts or omissions of those officers, agents, or employees which may, or do, cause injury, harm, or death to myself or child(ren). I agree to this waiver in consideration of the benefits, anticipated or real, that may recive from participating in tennis lessons.

      In the event that an accident or emergency and I cannot be contacted, I authorize any Foothills personnel to seek medical attention at any hospital for my child(ren).
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