Tennis Is Elementary

Billings Parks and Recreation in conjunction with USTA Montana is proud to announce the addition of Tennis is Elementary into Elementary schools across the Billings area.

The Tennis is Elementary program provides young players the chance to learn basic fundamentals, teamwork, and sportsmanship from qualified tennis instructors. Using smaller racquets, nets, and court sizes, QuickStart tennis gives kids the opportunity to learn and start to play right away. This popular nationwide program teaches life skills, tennis and teamwork in a fun environment that allows your students to stay active while learning the fastest growing lifetime sport in the country.

Participants in the after school camp get (8) focused 45min or 1-hour lessons that meet once a week after school in the gym or multipurpose room. All equipment needed to run the camp is provided, and the coach to player ratio is kept close to 8:1. The number of participants depends on the size of the gym.

Each session focuses on a specific shot taught in the QuickStart method. The sessions are broken down into an intro activity, fitness component, lesson focus, and games. The camp uses stations to ensure that kids are moving the whole time and are not standing in line.

All Instructors and Site Directors have attended a QuickStart Tennis training session and have submitted to a background check prior to starting work


October 2nd-25th

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Cost: K-3rd $30/ 4th-5th $35


Locations and Times:

Meadowlark Elementary School

221 29th St W, Billings, MT 59102

K-3rd Grade: 2:35pm-3:20pm    6032-A

4th & 5th Grade:  3:20pm-4:20pm  6033-A


Alkali Creek Elementary School

681 Alkali Creek Rd, Billings, MT 59105

4th & 5th Grade:  3:15pm-4:15pm  6033-B

K-3rd Grade: 4:15pm-5:00pm    6032-B



Orchard Elementary School

120 Jackson St, Billings, MT 59101

K-3rd Grade: 2:10pm-2:55pm    6032-C

4th & 5th Grade:  2:55pm-3:55pm  6033-C