What is FirstServe Tennis Academy?
FSTA is Northern Virginia’s leading outdoor tennis management company dedicated to offering tennis programs in a fun, friendly and supportive environment featuring small class size. Tennis is a great game and lifetime sport that everyone, everywhere can play. Quality teaching and coaching style have a lot to do with your progression in tennis and we regard our sharing in your development as a privilege.
What do you mean by Tennis Everyone, Tennis Everywhere?
That is our motto at FSTA. We believe tennis is the sport of a lifetime for players of all ages and abilities. We are not doctors, but our diagnosis of a healthy tennis court is one that hosts active match play, social play, and instruction. When we pass a quiet tennis court, we get sad. Although FSTA isn’t Everywhere yet, let us start serving you at court nearby.
Why should I enroll in an FSTA program?
FSTA was founded with the mission to teach quick and lasting results in a fun, friendly, and supportive atmosphere. Key to our mission is our small class size through which we offer individual attention to each student. A 6:1 juniors and 4:1 adult ratio allows our talented coaching staff to better foster early stage player development. Most importantly, we love what we do—we feel everyone is just a few FSTA lessons away from enjoying the sport of a lifetime!
YES! Our first exposure to a sport leaves a lasting impression-- unfortunately, for many of us tennis involved standing and waiting in a long line in a huge class, boring repetition, and not knowing which coach was going to show up. The founders of FSTA had incredibly positive experiences when learning tennis and seek to pass that on to each and every FSTA student. To that end, FSTA offers small class size, fun instruction, and consistency in coaching from its talented and friendly staff. Join us on court—let FSTA change the way you think about tennis instruction!
I took tennis lessons before and didn’t enjoy it, is FSTA different?
What programs does FSTA offer?
We offer outdoor group lessons, private lessons, drill clinics, team coaching, tournaments, and special events. For information on current programs, click our client list.
We are continuously developing new programs…have an idea for your club or facility—let us know how we can serve you!
Don’t see a program for you?
What ages does FSTA instruct?
Players age 4 and up.
FSTA has outdoor programs located at host sites throughout Northern Virginia. Tennis programs vary by court site. Private and group lessons are offered at all locations.
Where does FSTA offer its programs?
With the exception of a winter program in the Town of Vienna, our programs are offered outdoors during our annual season from March 1 to November 1. Programs are available weekdays, weekends, mornings, afternoons and evenings.
When does FSTA offer its programs?
What are FSTA’s class sizes?
Small class size is our hallmark at FSTA because we believe individual attention fosters the best learning. Most juniors and adult programs have a player to coach maximum ratio of 6:1 and 4:1, respectively. Certain drill clinic and match play programs have an 8:1 ratio.
With the exception of a January indoor program in the Town of Vienna, all of FSTAs programs are conducted outdoors.
Does FSTA offer indoor programs?
No worries! We’ve created the Lesson By Appointment (LBA) program just for players like you. In the LBA program you pick dates and times and schedule your own private lessons at your convenience so you can start playing right away. We reserve the court—you play. You want to play tennis--LBAs let you manage your schedule so you can!
Your group lesson schedule does not fit mine. What should I do?
LBAs let you choose a date and time for your private lesson so you can start playing tennis right away. Schedule them weekdays, weekends, mornings, afternoons, or evenings so tennis fits in your busy schedule. Choose from private (1 player), semi-private (2 players), or small group (3 or 4 players) lessons. LBAs are available to players ages 4 and up.
What is the Lesson By Appointment (LBA) program?
FSTA offers LBAs at all of its court sites, public and private.
Where do you offer Lessons By Appointment?
From March 1 to November 1, weekdays, weekends, mornings, afternoons, and evenings.
When are Lessons By Appointment available?
How do I schedule my Lesson By Appointment?
Simply call FSTA to request a date, time and coach.
How do I enroll in one of your PUBLIC group lessons?
It’s easy. Our court sites are located throughout Northern Virginia close to where you either live, work or play. We offer spring, summer, and fall lesson programs. Check out our court site list to find the program nearest you. Then just call the given phone number of the community center to enroll.
Our public group lesson slots fill up quickly, however by adding additional classes and/or staff, we are able to accommodate most players on the waiting list. So, yes, always add your name to the waiting list, we strive to accommodate each and every player.
Should I add my name to the waiting list for your group lessons?
How do I enroll in one of your PRIVATE programs?
Call us directly at 703.868.8172 or
for more information. FSTA handles registration for all private clients.
Whom should I contact with specific questions about the content of a tennis program?
Please contact us directly at 703.868.8172.
We recommend our 30 minute private Lessons By Appointment (LBAs). This will give your son or daughter important attention they need when first starting out, in an ‘attention-span friendly’ half-hour.
I would like to start my 4 year old in tennis. What do I do?