Tennis Lessons Edmonds, WA
How We Compare to Nearby Tennis Academies
We do our best to recognize every player as an individual rather than focus on the quantity of players. We warmly welcome you as a part of our community at Basha Tennis.
All of our coaches currently compete in local and sectional tournaments. They use their experiences to help provide quality and well-rounded lessons.
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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See What Students & Parents Are Saying
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.
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.
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.
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.
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If we cancel a session for any reason, we provide a make-up.
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“Tennis is mostly mental. You win or lose the match before you even go out there.”
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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.
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 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).
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.
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.
Two state roads and the state ferry system, which offers a ferry route to Kingston on the Kitsap Peninsula, link the community to adjacent locations. Edmonds’ public transportation system is based on the downtown train station, which is serviced by Amtrak and Sounder commuter trains, as well as various Community Transit bus lines that run across the city’s outskirts.
The Suquamish tribe lived in the Edmonds region before the 19th century, foraging and fishing around the flat beach that is now downtown. Despite suggestions that a fishing hamlet existed in the modern-day downtown, no archaeological evidence of a permanent community in Edmonds has been discovered.
In 1841, a Puget Sound exploring voyage headed by Charles Wilkes mapped the Edmonds region, identifying “Point Edmund” (now Point Edwards) to the southwest of modern-day downtown. Pleasant Ewell filed a 147-acre (59 ha) property claim for the region in 1866, which was transferred to several landowners until being acquired for $650 by Canadian-born logger George Brackett in 1872.
In 1870, while scouting for possible logging grounds in his boat, which was swept ashore during a storm, Brackett purportedly discovered the eventual location of Edmonds. In 1876, Brackett and his family relocated from Ballard to Point Edmund with the goal of establishing a community. He started logging the area known as “Brackett’s Landing” after draining a swamp along the coastline.
Over the following several years, more people came, prompting the building of a dock and general store by 1881. The town was platted and had its first post office in 1884, and it was called “Edmonds,” perhaps a typo of Point Edmund or the name of George Franklin Edmunds, a Vermont senator that Brackett respected.
What Edmonds is Known For
Cascadia Art Museum
Cascadia Art Museum is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to preserving the Northwest’s rich visual arts and design history from 1860 to 1970. Original exhibits, public activities, publications, and educational outreach create meaningful experiences for the community and tourists alike. The Cascadia Art Museum aims to rethink the hierarchy of Northwest art history by highlighting the work of women, minorities, and other artists who have made significant contributions to the region’s cultural identity in the past. Cascadia thinks that by honoring these previously underappreciated artists, we might get a better knowledge of Northwest art history.
Art is critical for connecting, processing, and learning from the viewpoints and experiences of all people in our area, both past and present. Cascadia believes that art enables us to communicate with one another in real time.
They feel that the visual art history of the Pacific Northwest is different from that of other American states. Their emphasis, like that of the artists who produced it, is localized, but our goal is worldwide. They are committed as an organization to preserve the history of historic regional art in order to encourage future generations to study and appreciate it.
Marina Beach Park
There is plenty of parking here, however due to the popularity of this beach, parking places will be rare on a sunny day. A children’s play area is located near to the beach. In the grassy area, there are several tables, which are easily accessible thanks to a well-kept concrete walkway. Of course, there’s the beach with plenty of spots to enjoy a picnic on the sand or sit and watch the ferries come and go.
Edmonds Historical Museum
The Edmonds Historical Museum is a working repository committed to the investigation, gathering, and preservation of historical documents, objects, memories, and events, as well as the use of interpretive exhibits and innovative public educational programs.
When Secretary of State A. Ludlow Kramer affixed the State of Washington seal to the Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Group’s Articles of Incorporation on February 22, 1973, the society was founded. The organization was formed by a small group of residents and pioneer family members, led by Douglas Egan, a former Chamber of Commerce president. The goal was to preserve Edmonds’ and south Snohomish County’s history and traditions for future generations.
Following incorporation, the group was granted permission to utilize the historic Carnegie Library building for the creation of a museum, thanks to Edmonds Mayor Harve Harrison’s assistance. The Edmonds Historical Museum had its grand opening in August 1973. Over 26,000 objects from Edmonds and south Snohomish County’s history have been preserved since then.
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
Mountlake Terrace is a small city in Snohomish County. The suburban community is near Shoreline and Lynnwood and found 13 miles north of Seattle, on the county's southern border.
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 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 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, 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 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 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 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.