York County Parks and Recreation offers an array of tennis programs throughout the year including leagues, lessons, tournaments, camps and more.

Back Creek Park

York County's premiere tennis facility, Back Creek Park located in Dandy, offers some of the finest tennis courts in Hampton Roads. With 6 courts available, the park is the perfect place for league play, instructional lessons, camps, and recreational use.

​Kiln Creek Park

Kiln Creek Park
Back Creek Park Tennis Courts

Youth Tennis

Youth tennis lessons are available during the spring and fall. In addition, a number of summer tennis camps are offered in June, July and August. Select link on left side of this web page to see current dates and locations of tennis programs being offered. 

START SMART (INSTRUCTIONAL CLASS) - This coed program is for children ages 5-7.  Parents are encouraged to participate with their children in learning the fundamentals of tennis. Classes meet for one hour on scheduled dates for six (6) weeks. There is a maximum of 10 kids per class (2 classes, 1 site). Participants must provide their own rackets or they can be rented for a small fee.

For those who have had no formal tennis instruction, no playing experience or have experienced a long delay between lessons or playing. Lesson objectives are to introduce the skills necessary to play tennis, provide an overview of the rules and fundamentals and to explain the requirement for proper court etiquette, safety, and sportsmanship. With the very young players, activities will also include teaching appropriate movement skills plus pre-striking and striking skills. These lessons are geared to make the experience fun and learn basic tennis skills.

INTERMEDIATE - For those who have had success in past lessons and/or playing experiences and are ready to progress to the next level. Lesson objectives are to reinforce previous lessons learned and to facilitate more advanced stroke techniques and develop ball control and placement skills. 

Adult Tennis

Adult tennis lessons are offered at Back Creek Park Spring, Summer and Fall. Players ranging in all abilities are invited to join in on the fun. Classes meet 1 night a week consecutively for 4 weeks, weather permitting. 

Classes range from Beginner no experience, learn terms, rules and tennis strokes; Intermediate some experience, focus is on movements, tennis strokes, rules and scoring; and Advanced class which is for those experienced in playing in leagues and tournaments.  Focus will be on fine tuning the game and learning strategy.

BEGINNER -  No experience, learn terms, rules and tennis strokes

INTERMEDIATE - Some experience, focus is on movements, tennis strokes, rules and scoring

ADVANCED - Experienced in playing in leagues and tournaments. Focus will be on fine tuning the game and learning strategy.


In addition, a multitude of leagues for men and women are offered, with formats ranging from singles, doubles, mixed doubles and more.