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134 Years of Tennis Excellence

May 19, 2018

Nestled at the base of the mountains in a scenic valley, the Waterville Valley Tennis Center has been delighting tennis enthusiasts of all abilities for 134 years.  With eighteen outdoor clay tennis courts and two indoor courts, the Tennis Center has the facilities, instruction, staff and setting to make your tennis adventure a memorable one.

Head Pro, Tom Gross, is world-class in every regard.  Tom and his staff offer private and group lessons for all ages and abilities and have teamed up with New England Tennis Holidays to bring you the best expertise available.  With top-notch instruction and an unforgettable setting, it’s no wonder people who have experienced tennis in Waterville Valley rate us among the best in the world. Tennis Magazine ranks the Tennis Center as one of the Top 50 tennis resorts in America, one of the Top 5 Best Bargains, as well as one of the Top 5 Family Resorts.  Waterville Valley Resort has consistently appeared in the top world rankings by readers of Tennis Resorts Online.  Since 2001, Tennis Resorts Online has ranked Waterville Valley Tennis in the Top 25 best-in-the-world, along with a #2 ranking for Best Setting and #4 ranking for Best Kids Programs and Best Value.  

You can bet that the Waterville Valley Tennis Center works hard to live up to those very prestigious honors.

Waterville Valley is much more than a tennis resort.  In summer, you’ll find golf, biking, swimming, kids camp and hiking.  In winter, Waterville Valley offers world-class alpine and Nordic skiing, snow tubing and dog sled excursions.  Year-round there is an athletic club, ice skating, recreation department and much more, all of which make Waterville Valley a destination for year-round family fun.

Adult & Junior Tennis Clinics Offered Daily

During the summer tennis season, adult and junior tennis clinics are offered daily beginning at 9 a.m. 

The junior tennis clinic is a great opportunity to introduce your child to the fabulous sport of tennis. Juniors ages 4-6 go from 9-9:30 a.m., older juniors ages 6-11 go from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and ages 12-16 go from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. They will learn all the strokes with particular emphasis on the forehand, backhand and serve. Also taught are net play along with doubles strategy, the rules of the game, and scoring.

Waterville Valley Tennis Center kid's clinics

You can sign your child up for one clinic to see how they enjoy it, or purchase a package of clinics ranging from 2-day to a 5-day clinic package. Junior clinics are broken up into age appropriate sessions to ensure fun at your child’s ability level.

Adult clinics also begin at 9 a.m.  With a 4-1 student to pro ratio you have a great opportunity to improve whatever part of your game needs work.

The Tennis Center uses two tennis courts for the adult clinics, so you are hitting continuously for 90 minutes. Whether you are drilling with the pro, or having personal instruction on the stroke of your choice, the adult clinic can change your game and make you a better player.

Reservations are requested for clinics or private lessons by visiting or calling the pro shop at 603-236-4840.

Learn more about the Waterville Valley Tennis Center online at

Waterville Valley Tennis Center


About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget.

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