James Creek Tennis Center // Fulfill Your Tennis Aspirations at This Local Arena
James Creek Tennis Center is beautifuly situated in a community centered around tennis and epitomizes first class service, along with a nationally- renowned Academy.
James Creek includes a top-notch tennis academy with a full-service pro shop, renovated pool area, contemporary club house, and upscale fitness center in a neighborhood setting. Whether it’s evening recreational play or professional instruction you’re searching for, James Creek’s available programming makes it possible to fulfill your tennis needs. With 14 courts (2 clay, 8 hard, and 4 indoor,) this semi-private facility sees traffic from over 300 junior players and over 200 neighborhood members each month. And did we mention indoor tennis courts?
As with any semi-private location, membership options are included with accessibility to the tennis center. Resident-members are the only individuals who have access to the pool and clubhouse on a regular basis; juniors may have access with supervision if they are attending a tennis camp or clinic, however. James Creek neighborhood residents already pay an HOA fee, which allows them to be members of the tennis center; residents always have the privilege of having two free courts at any hour of the day with their HOA fees. Members and residents also have the ability to reserve courts online. For resident members, there is no additional fee. To obtain a tennis membership, there is a one-time initiation fee along with monthly fees. There is also an additional fee for indoor court reservation when available. With over 890 homes in the neighborhood, there are currently 226 household tennis members that have an account. If you’re looking for match play or a doubles partner, you certainly won’t have to look very far!
In order to utilize any of the tennis programming options, membership is typically required. Programming includes juniors, adults, league play for both juniors and adults, and adult mixers. James Creek Tennis Center provides a full-service pro shop with apparel, stringing, friendly tennis staff, and comfortable lounging area in a contemporary building.
James Creek runs its junior programming through Universal Tennis Academy (UTA.) UTA is a renowned academy based in Atlanta under Universal Tennis Management, and they run junior academies throughout the city at eight different locations. James Creek, because of its amenities, sees some of the most play in the entire metro-Atlanta area, with over 300 juniors attending the Academy each month. James Creek is the only UTA site with memberships, but they have any and all programing available. From the beginning during grassroots play, to the middle with basic tournament play, to the end with a college scholarship or pro touring potential, UTA has seen it all through and through. Their comprehensive tennis programs develop the right fit for each player that comes through their program. With the junior academy at James Creek, there’s never a “now what?” The eight full-time staff members’ expertise will allow any junior to develop his or her game from the ground up to their full potential, guaranteed. For junior programming options, non members may pay an additional $15/month for the Red (minis,) Orange (Aces,) GREEN, and Competitive groups, but, for the Junior High Performance, High Performance and Home School/ Early Release groups, membership is required. Here is a layout of each group UTA offers at James Creek:
- Red – teaches younger players the basic skills; Tuesday 3:30pm-4:30pm or 4:30pm-5:30pm and Saturday 10am-11am; 1 day: $90/month; 2 day: $160/month.
- Orange – ages 7-10; beginners who will use 60′ court with orange balls; Monday/Wednesday: 3:30pm-4:30pm or 4:30pm-5:30pm and Saturday 9am-10am; 1 day: $90/month; 2 day: $160/month
- Green – ages 9-11; advanced beginner players using Green dot and regular balls on regular court; Monday 5:30pm-7pm; Wednesday 5:30pm-7pm; Saturday 11am-12:30pm; 1 day: $125/month; 2 day: $230/month
- Competitive – ages 11-16; intermediate player using regular balls on regular court; Monday 5:30pm-7pm; Wednesday 5:30pm-7pm; Saturday 11am-12:30pm; 1 day: $125/month; 2 day: $230/month
- Junior High Performance – advanced orange and green dot players; compete year-round and have Georgia or Southern ranking; Monday 5:30pm-7:30pm; Wednesday 5:30pm-7:30pm; 2 day: $310/month
- High Performance – advanced regular ball players who compete year-round and have southern or national rankings and expect to play college tennis; Tuesday 5:30pm-7:30pm (4:30pm-5:30pm conditioning;) Wednesday 5pm-7pm; Thursday 5:30pm-7:30pm (4:30pm-5:30pm conditioning;) 2 day: $385/month; 3 day: $485/month
- Home School/ Early Release – advance players of HP level; Monday 1:30pm-4:30pm; Tuesday 1:30pm-4:30pm (4:30pm-5:30pm conditioning;) Wednesday 1:30pm-4:30pm; Thursday 1:30pm-4:30pm (4:30pm-5:30pm conditioning;) 2 day: $460/month; 3/4 day: $610/month.
Here is a layout of Academy membership options:
- Family (2+ students): $45/month
- Single Membership (1 student): $28/month
- James Creek Neighborhood resident: no membership fee required
Stewart Russell is the Director of Overall Programming and a partner with UTM. He believes that James Creek’s indoor courts truly make it a key selling point for potential members and program attendees. “There is nothing else in North Atlanta or Outside the Perimeter like it.” He describes the beautiful facility as being upscale and very diverse, surrounded by a close-knit community that thrives in the suburbs. What more can you ask for regarding a tennis location?
Junior Team Tennis teams run through James Creek as well, with four total teams currently enrolled. They have team coaching for the younger groups as an option for JTT. Other UTA facilities offer JTT at higher levels for tournament-level players while James Creek sees more beginner/ intermediate players joining their leagues. Summer camps in June and July also offer a fun yet informative setting for juniors. Speciality camps in the summer set James Creek apart from other basic facilities, as they entertain juniors each week with a theme that includes morning instruction from 10am-12:30pm and afternoon drilling on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays. Younger players also have speciality camps geared towards more recreational play from 9-12pm. Certain speciality camps can include Pre-Rome or Southern Camps (for players competing in the upcoming, summer tournament,) Doubles Camp, College Team Camp, Comprehensive Athlete Camp, and more! These weeks utilize the tennis staff’s ability to cater to your junior player’s needs throughout one week of extremely focused instruction and play.
James Creek offers eight, annual sanctioned junior tournaments, such as the UTA/ USTA tournament. They sanction tournament anywhere from L5 Georgia events to L3 Southern level events. Be sure to check out the tournaments they offer, as they are always professionally-run and entice quality competition.
For adults, there are typically 4-6 ALTA and USTA teams competing at a range of levels each season. Lessons and clinics for these teams establish a great networking route along with high-quality tennis instruction in your neighborhood. The friendly and knowledgable James Creek staff caters your clinics to your team’s personal needs. For members, Quarterly Adult Mixers offer an event you will want to plan your time around! These round robin events are seasonally themed and create a fun and enjoyable atmosphere with other devoted tennis members!
Because James Creek does not have the large country club fees while still offering outstanding service in the area, their draw comes from all across metro Atlanta. You can always find something to do or a new location to visit with the Avalon, a pristine shopping and dining venue, just three exits away on GA-400, along with the North Georgia Outlet Mall about 20 minutes north. James Creek is truly centrally located, as Kennesaw Mountain allows for a fun outing with family and friends and the abundant golf courses lining the area always pose a great option! Your options just begin there with courses like Windermere, Old Atlanta, St. Marlo, Laurel Springs, and Lanier Golf Course all within an easy drive. We hope you enjoy the incredible amount of programming James Creek has to offer all of its guests and members!
To reach James Creek Tennis Center, visit their website at http://www.utatennis.com/james/index.html or call them at (678) 947-6154.
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You have to see it to believe. Wish I had a place like IMG Academy available to me when I was younger. As a parent this in an amazing place to send your kid to put them in a position to achieve their goals.
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