Welcome to Brookline Tennis Academy

We are excited to announce that the Brookline Tennis Academy will be back in action for all programs in 2022! We will be operating at a NEW, FABULOUS location. The Roxbury Latin School is nestled in the heart of West Roxbury on 117 acres, only 4.6 miles from our previous site at Pine Manor College. 12 beautiful NEW tennis courts are located in a quiet part of campus, surrounded by trees. Join Brookline Tennis Academy for “Tennis in the Woods.”

Our mission is to bring you top-quality tennis programs.  You will be working with a team of experienced tennis pros under the direction of Shelly Mars.  Shelly has been involved in organizing and running adult & junior tennis programs since 1990. We offer a comprehensive tennis program for all, offering the finest facilities, staff and unique teaching methodology that incorporates a progressions teaching format geared to an individual’s ability. We emphasize skill building, stroke development and, most importantly, FUN!

Tennis for KIDS

Our junior clinics focus on building all of the primary skills kids need to develop into successful tennis players, including etiquette and general knowledge of tennis. Students receive an introduction to basic tennis principles and work on refining all of the basic shots: forehand, backhand, serve and volley. Each class has a structured lesson plan with goals to be achieved. Point play is used after a new technique is introduced to reinforce the newly learned skill.


Tennis for ADULTS

The Brookline Tennis Academy’s program for Adult tennis players is a comprehensive approach taking into account each individual’s ability, skill building and stroke development. The Academy offers the finest facilities, staff and a UNIQUE TEACHING METHODOLOGY that incorporates a progressions teaching format.


NOTICE: The Brookline Tennis Academy complies with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is licensed by the local board of health.

Cancellation and Rain Policies

Makeup and cancellation policy: Students need to register/pay before the first lesson to be confirmed. There is a 48-hour cancellation policy for all lessons.

RAIN POLICY: We always try to have class if possible. On a day there has been rain or questionable weather forecasts or has rained for days prior, look for an email from Shelly one hour before the start of class for cancellations.

PLEASE NOTE: Most classes are part of a three to five-hour block of lessons. For example, Saturday morning 8am-noon block is 8-9am, 9-10am, 10-11am 11-noon. If a class is canceled at 8am, teaching pros will be dismissed for the block scheduled from 8am-12 noon. You can email Shelly if you have questions: shelly@brooklinetennis.com.

All rain make updates will be added to the end of the scheduled season that was registered for. No refunds will be offered, except with the submittal of a doctor’s note for medical circumstances requiring full withdrawal from the program. Refund is prorated from the date of doctor notification.