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Tennis Lessons Lynnwood, WA

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.
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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 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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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.
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Stringing Services

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

Individual Development

for each player within a group environment that best matches their level of experience.

Periodization Planning

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

Tournament Coaching

at select tennis competitions throughout the year. Contact us 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

Company Info

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.

Lynnwood, Washington

Lynnwood WA Picture of Town 164th Street with Buildings and Mountains in Background
Lynnwood is a city in the U.S. state of Washington, located in Snohomish County. The city is situated 16 miles (26 kilometers) north of Seattle and 13 miles (21 kilometers) south of Everett, near the intersection of Interstate 5 and Interstate 405. With a population of 38,568 according to the 2020 U.S. census, it is the fourth-largest city in Snohomish County.

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.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Lynnwood region was logged and inhabited by homesteaders, including the establishment of Alderwood Manor as a planned agricultural community. Lynnwood, named for a realtor’s wife, sprang up near the junction of Highway 99 and 196th Street Southwest in the late 1940s. The city was formed on April 23, 1959, and in the years after the opening of Interstates 5 and 405, it expanded into a suburban center. The opening of Alderwood Mall in 1979 sparked the development of eastern Lynnwood as a retail and business center.

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

Lynnwood WA Heritage Park Wickers Building - Cottage Built 1919

Heritage Park

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.

Lynnwood Washington Meadowdale Beach Park with Grass Field and Green Trees

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.

Lynnwood Washington Scriber Lake Park Still Water on Fall Day

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

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