LCC offers a wide range of professionally staffed tennis programs. Our tennis pro, Keith Pipkin, is a Lawrence born and raised tennis professional. He played tennis for Free State High School where he placed at state his junior and senior year. He then took his talents to Johnson County Community College, where as captain his sophomore year, he led the team to a 4th place national finish, the highest by a JCCC tennis team ever. After JCCC, he transferred to Baker University where he was again team captain and played #1 singles and doubles.
After graduating from Baker in 2011, he stayed with the tennis team as assistant coach for the next 3 years. During his time as assistant, he was awarded Assistant Coach of the Year Award in just his second year. In 2014, after hearing that Baldwin High School didn’t have a boy’s tennis team, he stepped down as assistant coach and was hired as Baldwin’s Head Boys Tennis Coach. He just finished up his second year at Baldwin High.
Keith has been a tennis professional since 2006 and loves working with people of all ages and abilities. Please take a look at his available times and let him know what works for you!
The LCC tennis facilities include two hard courts – one lighted – that can be reserved for play.
Classes are offered for all ages and skill levels. Our Pro will work with you to customize your specific tennis needs – drills, cardio tennis, tennis camps, family tennis lessons, and even a birthday party!
Pee-Wees: This is a class for you little tyke aged 4-8. Its for the beginning youngster who just needs to learn some basic tennis fundamentals and coordination with their young bodies. Its only 45min long as to not over exhaust them, and its TONS of FUN!
Pee-Wees class runs Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 am – 9:45 am – $10 Per Class
Beginning Tennis: This class is for kids aged 9-12 who may or may not have played tennis before. It is for beginners to tennis who need to learn the fundamentals. This class is perfect for the elementary school kid looking to play tennis in Middle School. But again, its all about fun, we will do a few drills and a ton of games. This class runs 1hr.
Beginning Tennis is Thursday at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – $15 Per Class
Junior Tennis: This class is for the player is between the ages of 13-18 and has played tennis for a year or so. We will cover the fundamentals briefly, do quite a few drills, and get a lot of tennis played. Overall its for the Middle School to High School player looking for some tennis in the off-season. This class runs 1hr.
Junior Tennis is Wednesday and Thursday at 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – $15 Per Class
**Please sign up for classes with an email sent to Keithspipkin@gmail.com, state which class and what day you would like to attend**
THERE MUST BE AT LEAST 4 PLAYERS SIGNED UP FOR THE CLASS TO TAKE PLACE
- Adult and Junior programs
- Private and Group lessons
- Men’s and Women’s clinics and social mixers
- Junior classes starting with PeeWees, ages 4-6
- Quick-Start Tennis for Juniors
Group and private lessons available to both LCC members and non-members. Please inquire with an email to Coach Keith Pipkin at firstname.lastname@example.org.