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STRIDE 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. Rackets, balls, and adaptive equipment are supplied as needed. Lessons are taught by skilled and caring volunteers.


Fall Session 2019:

SPORTTIME Schenectady

2699 Curry Rd, Schenectady 

Sunday’s 11/3- 3/15 :4- 5pm

Ages: 8- 21 yrs

 Cost: $25 administrative fee per session

Depending on the amount of participants, the program leader will divide the group in half and alternate weeks of lessons.

Our website calendar can help you track your child’s lesson will be taking place. To register, contact mevans@stride.org or 518-598-1279.

*A current calendar year 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.


Meet our STRIDE Tennis Program Leader, Dave Graham Jr.

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. He then became the STRIDE Tennis Director.  He is fortunate to have fantastic volunteer assistants, such as his father (David Sr.), wife (Michele), daughter (Rory), and a number of high school students, which help make the program run seamlessly. The goal is to teach the athletes tennis skills, have an opportunity for social interaction, and create a place to have FUN!

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


Program Sponsored by Grant from:

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