Mellon Park Tennis Center-2023 SUMMER CLINICS
Tennis Clinics at the Mellon Park Tennis Center are available for on-line booking ONLY.  (Walk-ins may be accepted the day of, only if all slots have not been sold on-line--credit card purchase only.)
From July 7 through July 18, 2023--All Clinics will be held at Schenley Park Tennis Courts, as the National Senior Games will be playing at Mellon Park Tennis Center.

On-line bookings for Tennis Clinics are non-refundable and non-transferable, and must be used for the session of purchase.

Tickets are booked by skill level and age group, please be sure to select the appropriate date/time of the clinic you wish to participate.

If you do not see the session you are looking for, please note it may be been sold out.

Tennis Clinics will be limited to 8 players and 1 instructor per court. Walk-ins welcome if slots available.
Clinics are open to City and non-City residents.
Demo racquets are available.

Senior Clinics (60+) on Fridays from Noon to 1 PM are not available on-line.  You must call to make these reservations:  412-665-4017.

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Kids (4-7 years old) MPTC Clinic - $13.51
Kids (7-10 years old) MPTC Clinic - $13.51
Beginner Youth (11-15 years old) MPTC Clinic - $14.53
Intermediate Youth (11-15 years old) MPTC Clinic - $14.53
Intermediate Adults (16+ years old) MPTC Clinic - $14.53
Advanced Training MPTC Clinic - $16.57
Upon arrival to your Tennis Clinic, please check-in with a CitiParks staff member.  You will need your ticket for the clinic.  Tickets can be printed or presented with your mobile device.

Here is how you can determine the Clinic that is right for your playing level:
These are the  tennis levels as set by the National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP).  3.0 and below is a beginner, 3.5-4.0 is intermediate and 4.5 and above is advanced.

Rating Description
1.0--Player is just starting to play tennis.
1.5--Player has limited experience and is working primarily on getting the ball in play. Player needs to coordinate moving when hitting the ball and is still concentrating on getting the ball over the net from a stationary position. Player is learning to serve and keep score.
2.0--This player has little experience playing tennis, needs stroke development, is still working on getting the ball into play and is learning basic scoring and rules.
2.5--Can sustain a short rally at a slow pace with other players of similar ability. Strokes are developing, but player is often blocking or pushing the ball. Player knows the basic rules of tennis, can play a singles or doubles match and is ready to play social matches, beginner USTA Junior Team Tennis and/or entry-level tournaments.
3.0--Improved consistency on medium-paced shots. Forehand is more reliable than backhand. Player is developing the ability to control the direction of the ball but majority of shots are directed toward the middle of the court. Developing the ability to add spin on serves, though second serve is often considerably slower than the first serve. Increasing teamwork in doubles; common doubles formation is one up and one back. This player may play in lower-level tournaments and/or an intermediate USTA Junior Team Tennis team.
3.5--Consistent on ground strokes with depth and directional control. Developing placement on second serves. The effective use of lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys is limited. This player plays on an advanced USTA Junior Team Tennis team. 
4.0--This player has dependable strokes with directional control and the ability to alter depth of shots on both the forehand and backhand sides during moderately paced play. This player also has the ability to use lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys with success. Player is developing good consistency with increased power on ground strokes and serves. Aggressive net play is common in doubles. Unable to sustain a long rally at a fast pace. This player regularly competes in sectional tournaments, on a high school tennis team and/or on an advanced USTA Junior Team Tennis team.  
4.5--This player is very consistent at good pace or power hitter, can vary the use of pace and spins, has effective court coverage, can control depth of shots and is able to develop game plans according to strengths and weaknesses. Second serve can be hit with offense. This player tends to over-hit on difficult shots. Aggressive net play in doubles is common. Player has high-level sectional tournament experience and/or plays on an advanced USTA Junior Team Tennis.
5.0--This player has good shot anticipation and frequently has an outstanding shot around which his/her game is built. Player can hit dependable shots in defensive situations and can regularly hit winners or force errors off short balls and puts away volleys. He or she can successfully execute lobs, drop shots, half volleys, overheads and has good depth and spin on most second serves. Player has high level sectional and national tournament experience.
5.5--This player can hit offensively at any time and has developed pace and/or consistency as a major weapon. This player can vary strategies and styles of play in competitive situations and hit dependable shots in stress situations. This player has obtained a top sectional and/or national ranking and/or play Division I college tennis. 



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