Tennis Lessons Lynnwood, 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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“I made it look so easy on court all those years. No one realized how hard I had to work. No one realized how much I had to put into it. They underestimated my intensity.”
– Pete Sampras
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Location & Hours
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
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.
Lynnwood is a bedroom neighborhood for the Seattle, Everett, and Bellevue metro areas. The Alderwood Mall and shops along key roadways anchor one of the region’s greatest concentrations of stores. In the expanding city core, the city also features a community college, a conference center, and a significant transportation hub.
The Snohomish tribe of Native Americans utilized the region of modern-day Lynnwood for summer activities including as hunting, fishing, berry harvesting, and root gardening before coming into contact with American immigrants. Following the signing of the Treaty of Point Elliott in 1855, which opened the region to American colonization, the Snohomish were transported to the Tulalip reservation near modern-day Marysville.
In 1859, American loggers explored Brown’s Bay, which is part of Puget Sound, and modern-day Meadowdale. In 1860, logging started on Brown’s Bay, and the first American residents came in the 1880s. Duncan Hunter, a Scottish-born stonemason, became the area’s first white inhabitant in 1889, when he moved west from Wisconsin and filed an 80-acre (32 ha) property claim on modern-day 36th Avenue West. Hunter’s son Basil inherited the claim and lived on it until his death in 1982; it was eventually converted into the city’s Pioneer Park in the late 1980s. A claim from William Morrice, a fellow stonemason from Aberdeen, Scotland, was added to Hunter’s claim to the east. In 1888, Pennsylvanians began homesteading in Cedar Valley, south of Hunter and Morrice, and near Scriber Lake (named after Peter Schreiber), which led to the construction of the area’s first schoolhouse in 1895.
What Lynnwood is Known For
The City of Lynnwood bought a 2.8-acre tract of property known as Heritage Park in 1999 in order to offer local people with a better appreciation of their distinct heritage while conserving historical buildings.
Heritage Park is located east of I-5 on the junction of Poplar Way and Alderwood Manor Parkway and may be booked for special events. It is managed by the City of Lynnwood in collaboration with numerous community groups, including the Alderwood Manor Heritage Association. Picnic tables and seats have been placed around the park for informal meetings so that you may rest in the shade of ancient trees while listening to the sounds of birds and animals in the park’s wetlands.
Heritage Park is a collection of early historical buildings that were saved from demolition during the construction of the I-5 junction. Superintendent’s Cottage and Water Tower, Humble House, Wickers Building, and Interurban Trolley Car #55 are all on display in a village-like setting with exquisite landscaping, explanatory signs, a public plaza, and demonstration gardens from the 1930s.
Meadowdale Beach Park
Meadowdale Beach Park and Estuary Restoration Project will restore a historic (pre-railroad) 1.3-acre estuary that will offer critical rearing habitat for ESA-listed Chinook (threatened), Chum, and Coho salmon, as well as Cutthroat trout; and it will also restore nearshore processes that are critical to Puget Sound recovery.
A one-mile nature walk runs through the park’s corridor. Listen to the sounds of the nearby tumbling stream as it winds its way through the ancient forest’s huge trees. As it empties into Puget Sound, the stream, which is home to a variety of aquatic species including freshwater fish and migratory salmon, produces a tiny marine estuary. On a trip through the forest, you may see a variety of bird species in their natural environment. Alternatively, walk along the beaches and take in the spectacular vistas of the Olympic Mountains in the distance. Meadowdale Beach Park is a lovely 108 acres that the people designated as a “hike in” only park when it was constructed.
Scriber Lake Park
Scriber Lake Park, located in the heart of Lynnwood, is a peaceful natural haven. This urban forest contains Scriber Lake and its accompanying wetlands. Fish, ducks, songbirds, and small animals all benefit from the lake’s presence. It’s also governed as a stormwater detention facility.
Paul Schreiber, the founder of Alderwood Manor, homesteaded 160 acres that included this park site in 1890. The lake was later dubbed “Scriber” Lake. A resort with a dance hall, rental cottages, and a swimming pool was formerly located on the west end of the lake, constructed by the Barklay family. The lake was reduced in size and the water quality was compromised when 196th Street SW was enlarged in 1966. The city of Lynnwood bought 22 acres, including the lake, in 1982 in order to preserve this natural area as a community park. Scriber Lake Park’s first round of upgrades was finished in May 2013. The lake’s old pier, which was constructed in 1981, has been replaced with a new floating boardwalk made of ecologically friendly materials that are less expensive to maintain and will last a long time. Follow the route to the lake, take a seat on the boardwalk’s “public art” chairs, and take in the tranquil views of the lake.
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.
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.
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.