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Tennis Program

tennisSTRIDE offers both indoor and outdoor tennis programs, determined by where we find court time. We now offer both stand-up and wheelchair tennis instruction. Students learn the fundamentals of tennis, such as forehand, backhand, volleys, and serving, through simple drills and hands-on coaching based on US Tennis Association standards. Racquets, balls, and adaptive equipment are supplied as needed. Lessons are taught by skilled and caring volunteers.


Where: Sportime , 2699 Curry Road, Schenectady, NY

When: Fall Session : Sundays 4:30- 5:30 pm (11/5 – 4/8) 
* Depending on the amount of participants,  the program leader will divide the group in half and alternate weeks of lessons. Please see our calendar to track when your child’s lesson will be taking place.

Ages: 8- 21 yrs

 Cost: $25 administrative fee per session


To register, contact mevans@stride.org or 518-598-1279.

A current STRIDE application must be on file at STRIDE to participate. STRIDE reserves the right to charge a full price cancellation fee if you make a reservation and do not attend.

Dave Graham Jr., STRIDE Tennis Director

Dave has played tennis most of his life and competed at High School and College level. He got involved with the STRIDE Tennis Program in 2010,  looking for sports activities for his son Luke, who has Autism; and then became the STRIDE Tennis Director.  It is a very rewarding experience and he is fortunate to have a fantastic volunteer assistant, his father (David Sr.), wife (Michele), daughter (Rory) as well as number of high school students,  which help make the program run smoothly. Goal:  teach the athletes tennis skills, an opportunity for social interaction and a place to just have FUN!!!

In his spare time Dave enjoys playing sports, performing music with his  bands LEGENDARY LOSERS (who have actually played at some STRIDE events) and WATCH REGGIE RUN (a band I started with son,Luke) and watching daughter Rory compete in Cross Country and Track & Field.

See you on the courts!!! 🙂

-Dave Graham Jr.

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