Racquet Sports

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Welcome to the WILLIS ROAD YMCA of Spartanburg, SC. We are the premiere destination to play Tennis, Pickleball & Badminton! Between reserving a court just for fun, enjoying some friendly league competition, tournaments, social events or taking lessons with our certified & experienced staff professionals, we have the programs for all abilities and ages.

The Willis Road YMCA Racquet Sport Center is one of the finest of its kind for education, recreation and performance. We offer 8 outdoor har-tru clay courts, 1 outdoor hard tennis court, 2 outdoor pickleball courts, 2 indoor hard tennis and pickleball courts that are all lighted.

All tennis members can learn how to reserve courts through the Welcome Center at 864-310-6400 or through your Reserve My Court Member Login if you are a current tennis member.




Adult group classes (beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels) are the training ground for most of our new adult players. We also offer a variety of drills, games, mixers, and special events to engage all levels of tennis players. These are a great opportunity to learn from our pro, improve your game, meet new friends, and enjoy playing tennis! 


R*O*G*Y Tennis

The Willis Road YMCA proudly announces our newest addition to the YMCA family, Tennis professional and junior development coordinator Jim Greene. Jim will be conducting an introduction to tennis for anyone interested as a beginner from the ages of 5 to 17. All ages are encouraged to attend this free, fun-filled introduction to Tennis and our new tennis pro. 

Friday, September 8th & 15th

Ages 5–6, 3:30-4:00pm

Ages 7-12, 4–5:00pm

Ages, 13+, 5–6:00pm

Saturday, September 9th & 16th

Ages, 5–6, 12:30-1:00pm

Ages 7-12, 1:00-2:00pm

Ages 13+, 2:00-3:00pm

Participants are asked to sign up as soon as possible! (Maximum capacity for each session is 12) 

On the day of the clinic, be certain to bring a racket, tennis shoes as well as a bottle of water. It promises to be lots of fun and hopefully you’ll learn something about the game of tennis and how you might become a player yourself!! Tell a friend and sign up together soon! 


Starting dates for weekly Junior Clinics

Tuesday October 10th through Thursday November 16th

Clinic Schedule for Juniors

Munchkin Tennis | Fun games for all !!!



Ages 5-6

Foam/Red Ball 

16”-18” racket

One day per week – $40 per month 

Future️ Stars, | Beginning players 

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 


Ages 7-12

Orange/Green Ball 

18”-24” racket 

One day per week – $40 per month

Two days per week – $80 per month

Three days per week – $120 per month

Rising️ Stars | Intermediate/Advancing players 

Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays 


Ages 10-17

Green/Yellow Ball 

24”-27” racket 

One day per week– $50 per month

Two days a week-$100 per month

Three days a week-$150 per month

Academy Players | Advanced/Tournament players 

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Ages 10-17

Yellow Ball

26”-27” racket 

One day for a week and $80 per month

Two days a week-$160 for mom

Three days a week-$220 per month

Clinics include warm up, Instructional Component, physically engaging drills/game based scenarios, post stretch, questions and review


The tennis program at the Willis Road YMCA offers private and semi-private instruction for adults and children, from beginners to experienced players. Our certified tennis professionals are committed to providing members and guests with the personal attention they need to enhance their time on the courts. We strive to provide every tennis player with a positive learning experience in a highly motivating atmosphere through quality instruction and programming.

Lessons provided by USPTA or PTR certified tennis professionals. Contact one of our tennis professionals for setting up a private clinic.

Please contact one of our tennis professionals directly or contact the YMCA to find out more information on scheduling a lesson.


Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. It is played with a perforated plastic baseball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles. It is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. See how much fun Pickle ball can be for you and your friends!

Play for fun, exercise, challenge and friendship.


Racquetball is an easy sport to learn. You can even play without a partner! A good game of racquetball puts all your muscle groups to work, building strength and endurance. It improves gross motor movement, eye-hand coordination, and flexibility.


Badminton is a sport that involves the volleying of a shuttlecock over a net with the use of racquets. Badminton is an aerobic sport that can be played for pleasure or for competition.