Tennis Program



Bentonville Parks and Recreation partners with Ozark Tennis Academy to teach our tennis programming in order to provide the highest quality service and professionalism there is around. Our program offers tennis skill development, fundamental practice, and proper form etiquette for every tennis player regardless of skill level. Our tennis coaches are some of the top tennis pros around and have a high level of knowledge, experience, and skill. Bentonville Parks and Recreation brings a prestigious tennis program to public of all ages who want to learn tennis, improve their skill, or just get out and play.

Please take a look at our Registration Flyer for more information. All tennis programming will take place at Citizens Park, Memorial Park and Wildwood Park.

At Bentonville Parks and Recreation, we offer 3 Tennis programs along with private lessons. BPR offers Youth Recreational Tennis, Adult Recreational Tennis, and Youth Academy Tennis!

Youth Rec Tennis

This program includes beginner and intermediate players divided into the age groups (6-8) (9-11). This program focuses more on instruction and point play. The program also includes QuickStart Tennis: a fun way for 10U players to learn and progress faster. It uses shorter courts, lower compression balls, and smaller rackets.

Adult Rec Tennis

This program is reserved for participants 18+. This includes players of similar levels and will allow players to learn and improve their overall game in a fun group setting!

Youth Academy

This program is for tournament level players looking for higher-level drills and lessons. These drills put emphasis on advanced technique, commitment, fitness, accountability, and self-discipline. We offer 5 different groups in this program:

Big Red (ages 5-7) uses 25% compression balls and looks for players to be able to hit 100 consecutive balls and execute topspin.

Orange (ages 8-10) uses 50% compression balls on a 60’ court. Players may move up to Orange Crush by coaches’ decision.

Crush (ages 8-10) 50% compression balls on 60’ court. Look for players to hit 100 consecutive balls from the 60’ baseline and execute topspin.

White (ages 11+) for intermediate tournament players.

Black (ages 11+) for advanced tournament players. (Most often players traveling across the state, south, and/or country for tournaments.


Private lessons are for any player or players that would like individual or special instruction. These lessons will be set up directly through our Bentonville Parks & Recreation Tennis Pros.

Cost - Private: $55/hr for 1 person

Semi-private: $30 each/hr for 2 people

Group-privates: $20 each/hr for 3+ people.

Please contact Chris Cuchia at to get set up for any private tennis lessons.