Lessons are coordinated with our partner organizations. They are Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House, The Christian Activity Center, Join Hands ESL and The East St. Louis Parks District.

Beginner lessons introduce children to basic racquet skills. Tennis instructors are Net Generation approved by the United States Tennis Association.

Our private lessons are provided to students who are looking for more one-on-one instruction with stroke production, mechanics and mental tactics.

If you would like to join our group or private lessons contact the tennis instructor or check out our programs below:

Darian Banks

Head Tennis Professionaldarian@eaststlcta.org314.374.4725

Darian began playing tennis his sophomore year of high school and by junior year was playing 2nd Singles on the team. After completing high school he played collegiate tennis and then began coaching. He has now been coaching for seven years and it includes a wide range of players from ages 4 to adults.

He has been with the East St. Louis Community Tennis Association for 2 years and has only helped continue to grow the sport while having fun. We know you will enjoy Darian as much as we do!