​​​Beach City Tennis preparation and safety starts with showing up for lessons at least 15 minutes prior to your start time. Whether you are seeking tennis lessons/classes/camps/training in Los Angeles County or Orange County, CA, at BCT we are here to help. Therefore, we recommend players allow ample time to begin stretching out and performing warm up exercises so they are ready to hit at the beginning of their scheduled session. 

  • Rackets: There are many kinds of racquets for many kinds of players. If you are a parent who has signed your child up for their first lesson, please make sure your child has the appropriate sized racquet for their height and age. Adults should consult a local sporting goods store to find the correct racquet sizing and weight for a comfortable fit.

  • Shoes: Tennis "Court" shoes are an absolute must and if not worn could result in injury. Tennis is a fast moving sport with a lot of footwork. Tennis shoes are specifically designed with a low profile sole so they make better contact with the ground.


  • Clothing: While style is a personal choice, we recommend either a Dry Fit or Dry Wik fabrics that will keep the player dry and cool especially since you are in the sun a lot. Shirts, shorts, and tennis skirts should fit well and have enough room to move around in. Adults should wear Shorts and Skirts that have pockets to hold balls. Hats, Visors, and Headbands are critical in aiding in skin protection along with sun block. If you plan to wear sunglasses, they need to fit comfortable to the head.

  • ​Water: Please remember to bring plenty of water. Dehydration is a regular occurrence in any type of highly physical activity. Tennis is no exception. There will be short breaks in between drills to drink water.​

  • Cell Phones: No cell phone usage during class. If you must bring a cell phone they need remain on vibrate during the lesson.

Sports injuries can happen on the court. It is imperative to STRETCH before attempting any strenuous exercise. This includes but is not limited to light cardio, and leg/arm/back stretches before a player begins to play. This is not a suggestion but rather a policy that BCT firmly stands behind. If injury does occur on the court, one of our BCT Massage Therapists who can assist with pulled muscles and joints.

USTA NTRP Player Rating Levels:

  • 1.5-2.0 (Intro/Re-Intro) This student has played some tennis, but needs instruction on basic techniques.

  • 2.0-2.5 (Novice) This student is learning to keep the ball in play, but needs to improve court positioning and consistency.

  • 2.5-3.0 (Novice/Int) This student can play singles and doubles, but needs to improve net play and basic tactics.

  • 3.0-3.5 (Intermediate) This player has dependable strokes, but lacks depth and variety.  This player lacks consistency when trying for power.

  • 3.5-4.0 (Int/Adv) This player is developing the use of lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys, and is seldom out of position in singles or doubles.

  • 4.0-4.5 (Adv/Int) This player has begun to hit with power, spin, depth and control. He/she can move into a net position with some success.

  • 5.0 + (Advanced) This player can successfully execute all strokes and has good shot anticipation.  This player has participated in competitive tennis programs and tournaments​.

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