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Tennis Academy Lessons in Mountlake Terrace

Adult Tennis Lessons

Adults

Regardless of whether you're an experienced player looking to improve or simply new to tennis, we have the right-paced class for you.
Youth Tennis Lessons

Juniors

Our youth classes are for players ages four to 18 plus classes are separated by both age and skill level with a one to six coach ratio.
Tennis Racket Stringing Service

Stringing

Racket restringing is necessary to keep your game at its very best and we carry your favorite string brands to choose from.
Basha Tennis Coaches

Coaches

Meet Josh Basha and your Basha Tennis' coaches to discover how our team is head and shoulders above the rest.

How We Compare to Nearby Tennis Academies

We’re small, everyone is a person not a number. At Basha Tennis, everybody knows your name.

All coaches currently compete in local and sectional tournaments.

Our courts are open 24/7 for members and we offer 24-hour turnaround on stringing services.

We support local high school tennis – donating time, money, and resources to Edmonds School District and Mountlake Terrace High School.

We work closely with Concern For Neighbors, a community food bank serving the residents of Brier, Mountlake Terrace, and South Lynnwood, Washington.

Coach Basha is the founder and current board member of Ace Out Hunger, a nonprofit organization formed to aid communities in hunger alleviation.

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Basha Tennis Student Testimonial from Maria

Maria

Seattle, WA

Josh is one of the best tennis coaches I've ever trained with. Rarely can a coach train students with a combination of drive, patience and kindness and Josh has perfected this.

Basha Tennis Student Testimonial from Brad

Brad

Mountlake Terrace, WA

My two children have been taking lessons with Basha at Forrest Crest for six months and recently shared that they learn a lot more and have more fun here than at the “other” tennis center.

Basha Tennis Student Testimonial from Paul

Paul

Everett, WA

This tennis facility is simply the best. Be warned, there are no frills here. The courts are not heated so they are chilly. Change rooms are simple and plain. It’s all about the tennis here.

About Basha Tennis

Our goal is to help you become the kind of tennis player you want to be. We want to know what your specific tennis goals are and how we can best help you accomplish them.

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About Basha Tennis in Mountlake Terrace, Washington

Our Coaching Philosophy

Tennis is highly complex and demanding, requiring its athletes to bring an elite level of athleticism, intelligence, fitness, and mental discipline in order to be competitive at the upper echelons of the sport.

It is our goal to inspire an ethic of hard work and intensity and a passion for the sport, within which we intentionally guide each player to develop an understanding of how to capitalize on their unique strengths while also edifying their weaknesses.

We teach our players how to analyze a situation and select correct strategic choices, as well as how to execute under pressure.

As strategy, technical ability, mental toughness, and fitness all go hand in hand, we plan to incorporate a blend of drilling, situational point play, and supervised set and tournament play to develop versatile players that can withstand the rigors of competition.

It is here that we equip our players with the physical and mental tools necessary to handle the adversity they face every time they step out onto the court.

Key Components of Our High Performance Program

4:1

Player / Coach Ratio

per court for High Performance students and a 6:1 ratio for all other Junior programs.
20%

Off Stringing

tennis rackets for our High Performance team members. Same day restringing upon request.

Individual Development

technical and tactical - we coach to each player within a group environment.

Periodization Planning

to reach the best possible performance for your most important competition.

Tournament Coaching

at select tennis competitions throughout the year. Contact your coach to learn more.

Make-Up Policy

If we cancel a session for any reason we provide a make-up.

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“Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquility.”


– Billie Jean King

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Location & Hours

Hours

Courts are open to club members 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Sun: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

4901 238th St SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

(206) 898-9716

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Looking to get in shape, improve your technique, or simply make new friends? If so, welcome to Basha Tennis!

Why Take Tennis Lessons?

Tennis is a great activity to maintain and grow your health, fitness, strength, and agility in shape. It offers social and psychological advantages as well.

As a social activity, you can play with friends and family on our private indoor tennis courts or outside on courts. Tennis is a sport that may be played competitively, by entering in tournaments, or recreationally on weekends and evenings.

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Group Tennis Lessons

Picking up a tennis racquet and merely striking the ball isn’t enough. Instruction includes proper grips, technique, footwork patterns, balance and hitting positions, by a certified coach. Proper instruction makes learning the fundamentals of tennis much more enjoyable, plus there are many long-term advantages; physical and mental development!

The fundamental goal of Basha Tennis is to have fun, and to grow! We design beginning tennis lessons around exercises and activities to help children and adults develop skills like accuracy, consistency, and court awareness – all while having a great time doing so! We aim to make playing patterns and pattern recognition second nature with repetition.

Group tennis lessons are great for players of all ages and abilities. We offer Juniors (ages four to 18) and Adults (all ages) classes to better hone one’s skills. Classes are organized based on skill level to ensure players develop at a consistent pace.

Private Tennis & Competitive Training in Mountlake Terrace-Seattle

Private Tennis Coaching & Competitive Training

Have you ever taken a private tennis lesson and smashed amazing backhands or blasted strong serves but couldn’t duplicate your performance in a match?

A private lesson, assists you in accomplishing two goals: acquiring and/or enhancing a skill and then maintaining that skill. Our highly-skilled coaches design lessons to help you learn with your preferred learning style reinforcing the skill when it matters most, during match play.

We focus on correcting tennis technique, building consistency, and developing positive routines to perform better in competition. We also promote good lifestyle habits and can provide feedback on match results (live in-play critique – what happened and why).

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Racket Stringing & Grip Replacement

The more you play, the more the tension in your racket strings changes. The instructors at Basha Tennis are qualified to execute custom re-stringing on your racket to bring it back in shape and improve its performance.

Your game will stay in top shape if you restring your racket regularly, especially if you notice it’s losing its “punch.” When the tension in your strings decreases, your strings stretch more upon impact, softening the ball’s landing and reducing the “squashing effect” of your racket’s design. This results in a lack of control and erratic play. Restring your favorite tennis racket several times a year to keep your game at its best.

In order to place the ball on the court with the spin and pace you want, you must have a proper grip on your racket. Because players tend to grasp more hard on an undersized grip, a grip that is not of the right size increases your chances of missed shots. Striking a tennis ball with a poor grip makes it harder to control your shots, reduces your chances of making firm contact, and delivering a firm impact.

Our History

Basha Tennis was established September 20, 2010 in Chandler, AZ, where we contracted with the Chandler Tennis Center to provide exceptional adult and youth tennis programming and competitive junior programming. We also contracted with the PGA Tour Super Store to provide all tennis programming for their facility. Additionally, we worked with the Chandler Unified School District and Phoenix USTA to provide tennis in the schools and after-school programs.

In October 2013, we were invited to oversee and operate tennis programming for Forest Crest Tennis club, with the goal of reestablishing Forest Crest as the Seattle area’s premiere destination for high-quality, high-value tennis instruction and programming. We provide all of Forest Crest’s tennis activities, including; Adult and Junior clinics and private lessons, USTA teams, Seattle Cup teams, Flights, special events, racquet customization and stringing.

Mountlake Terrace-Seattle

Mountlake Terrace is a suburb of Seattle, Washington, in the United States. It is 13 miles north of Seattle and is located on the county’s southern border, near to Shoreline and Lynnwood.

In the 2019 census, the city had a population of 21,338 people. Mountlake Terrace, which was founded in 1954 and named by the city’s vistas of Mount Rainier and Lake Washington, provides residents with a convenient location, excellent transit choices, recreation, parks, trails, and first-rate schools.

North Seattle is a wonderful place to live, work, and play. There are countless family-oriented activities in and around the Mountlake Terrace area. Here are some of our favorite things to do and places to visit.

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Space Needle

The Space Needle is a beloved Seattle icon and one of the world’s most recognized structures. The futuristic design of the tower was motivated by the concept that the fair required a building to embody humanity’s Space Age goals. It was built for the 1962 World’s Fair, the Century 21 Exposition, whose theme was “The Age of Space.” The landmark has continued to reflect Seattle’s inventive and forward-thinking culture since its grand inauguration on April 21, 1962.

Green Lake Park Trees & Water in Seattle, Washington

Green Lake Park

One of Seattle’s most popular parks is Green Lake. Thousands of people come from all over the city every day to enjoy the breadth of water and green space in the heart of a congested urban area. Hundreds of different tree and plant species, as well as countless birds and waterfowl, call the park home. The 2.8-mile trail that round the lake is ideal for runners, cyclists, skateboarders, and walkers.

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Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market is a unique neighborhood in Seattle’s central district. Pike Place Market is more than just the city’s famed public market; it’s a thriving neighborhood with hundreds of farmers, artisans, small businesses, and residents. The Pike Place Neighborhood is made up of several different groups, each of which is essential and crucial. The Pike Place Market was chartered by the City of Seattle to provide services for low-income individuals, in addition to preserving and protecting the historic buildings and character of the nine-acre historic district and serving as an incubator and supporter of farmers, artisans, and small businesses.

Frequently Asked Tennis Questions (FAQs)

How Much are Tennis Lessons?

In the United States, one hour of tennis instruction costs roughly $60. The cost varies depending on the coach’s and player’s skill levels. A lesson for a small group in a park with a coach with limited credentials will likely cost just a few dollars per person, but an hour with a top coach at an elite academy costs between $100 and $200 per session.

At Basha Tennis private lessons range from $65 to $95 an hour and group lessons range from $11 to $35 an hour (depending on the player coach ratio).

What Age is Best to Learn Tennis?

The majority of specialists agree that the optimal age to start playing tennis in a more formal way is when a child is five or six years old. When children reach this age, their psychomotor abilities, coordination, and attention have all advanced significantly, allowing them to better respond to the demands of the game. You’re never too old to start learning to play the game of tennis!

At Basha Tennis, we offer tennis tuition from the age of four and have students well into their 50s and 60s.

Where Can I Take Tennis Lessons?

There are a number of places in which you can go in order to learn the game of tennis. There are online marketplaces that connect students to instructors of all different skill levels. Often these types of lessons take place at a public park with tennis facilities. You’ll also find that tennis clubs, like the one here at Forest Crest, have lessons for all ages that are provided by their resident pro and staff.

Basha Tennis offers lessons at Forest Crest in the city of Mountlake Terrace and serves neighboring areas.

Nearby Areas & Communities Served

Everett

Everett, Washington Port

Everett is the county seat of Snohomish County, Washington, and the county’s biggest city. It is a major city in the metropolitan area and the Puget Sound region, located 25 miles north of Seattle.

Brier

Children's Playground in Brier, WA

Brier is a city in the state of Washington, located in Snohomish County. It is bordered on the west by Mountlake Terrace, on the north by Lynnwood, on the east by Bothell, and on the south by Lake Forest Park.

Lynnwood

Old Filling Station Lynwood, WA

Lynnwood is a city in Washington that is found in Snohomish County. The city is situated 16 miles north of Seattle and 13 miles south of Everett, at the intersection of Interstates 5 and 405. It is part of the Seattle metropolitan region.

Shoreline

Shoreline-Seattle WA View of Ocean

Shoreline, Washington, is located in the stunningly beautiful King County. It’s about 9 miles north of downtown Seattle, between the municipal boundaries of Seattle and the Snohomish County line.

Bothell

Bothell WA River

Bothell is a city in the state of Washington, located in King and Snohomish counties. It is a component of the greater Seattle region and home to UW Bothell, one of three University of Washington campuses.

Kenmore

Seaplane in Kenmore-Seattle

Kenmore is a city in King County, Washington, located on Lake Washington’s northernmost coastline. It is a suburban bedroom neighborhood situated 12 miles northeast of downtown Seattle and 2 miles west of Bothell, near the mouth of the Sammamish River.

Mukilteo

Lighthouse in Mukilteo WA

Mukilteo is a city in the U.S. state of Washington, located in Snohomish County. It lies about 25 miles north of Seattle, on the Puget Sound, between Edmonds and Everett.

Edmonds

Edmonds Beach at Sunset

Edmonds is a city north of Seattle, located in Snohomish County. It’s in the county’s southwest section, with Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains to the west. The city lies 18 miles southwest of Everett and is part of the Seattle metropolitan region.