1. Coronavirus Update

    Cooper Tennis Complex is open following a regular schedule. Starting Nov. 30, temperature checks are required before individuals may enter the facility. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will not be admitted and may not re-enter the facility for 24 hours. Also starting Nov. 30, the breezeway entrance is closed and the main entrance, to the left of the breezeway, is open. Face coverings are required in all common areas, including the entrance, hallways and locker rooms. Face coverings are not required while playing tennis, providing you keep a distance of at least six feet from others. Please continue to maintain a six-foot distance from others, wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your face, cover any coughs or sneezes, and please stay home if you are feeling any symptoms of illness.

    Read more on the Park Board's Coronavirus response here.

Tennis Programs & Lessons

Cooper Tennis Complex is the 2016 USTA Facility of the Year, offering 12 indoor and 17 outdoor lighted tennis courts, including the center court stadium. Memberships and guest passes available. Programs, lessons and competitive opportunities available for all ages and skill levels. Class fees are based on a four-week month and do not change, regardless of the number of times each class meets per month. The Cooper Tennis Complex is home to the Springfield Lasers, 2018 and 2019 World TeamTennis Champions.

  1. Special Events


Adult Tennis Programs



Adult Beginning Tennis


A comfortable and easy approach for learning the basics of tennis in a group setting. New classes start every month. Registration required. May-August at Gillenwaters. Cooper Tennis Complex 837-5800

Age: 18 yrs. and up
Date: New classes start each month
Time: Mon. or Wed., 6-7 p.m.
Fee: $22/Member, $37/Non-member

Adult Intermediate Tennis


For accomplished adults who can play and keep score. More advanced strokes and limited match play situations. Registration required. May-August held at Gillenwaters. Cooper Tennis Complex 837-5800

Age: 18 yrs. and up
Date: New classes start each month
Time: Mon. or Wed., 7-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $33/Member, $48/Non-member

Cooper Adult Academy


Specialized tennis training for adult players, NTRP levels 3.5 and up. Cooper Tennis Complex 837-5800

Age: 18 yrs. and up
Date: New classes start each month
Time: Tues., Noon-2 p.m.
Fee: $44/Member, $59/Non-Member (monthly)
$16/Member, $18/Non-member (daily)

Cardio Tennis

An engaging group fitness program featuring the heart pumping effects of tennis drills, games, and skills delivering the ultimate full body and calorie burning aerobic and anaerobic workout.

Age:18 yrs. and up
Date:New classes start each month
Time:Thu., Noon-1 p.m.
Fee:$40/Member, $55/Non-Member (monthly)
 $16/Member, $18/Non-member (daily)



Competition 101


Specialized tennis training for adult players looking to refine their competition skills, NTRP levels 2.5 - 3.5 Cooper Tennis Complex 837-5800

Age: 18 yrs. and up
Date: New classes start each month
Time: Thurs., Noon-1 p.m., with optional match play from 1-2 p.m.
Fee: $30/Member, $40/Non-member (monthly)
$10/Member, $15/Non-member (daily)

Men's Doubles


Competitive weekly doubles matches, NTRP levels 4.5 and above. Text Dave at 417-274-2511 to register. Cooper Tennis Complex 837-5800

Age: 16 yrs. and up
Date: Ongoing
Time: Wed., 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $5/Member, $10/Non-member (payable weekly)

USTA Leagues 


Team tennis leagues with singles, doubles and mixed doubles matches for adults and seniors of all skill levels. At Cooper Tennis Complex and other public courts. USTA membership required. Register at usta.com. USTA Missouri District Office 837-5826

Age: 18 yrs. and up
Date: Varies, call for details
Time: Varies, call for details
Fee: $35/Player

Youth Tennis Programs


Program fees are based on a 4-week month and do not change regardless of the number of times each class meets per month. The number of classes per month may vary depending on the number of days in each month. As a result some classes may meet more than others during a month. New classes start every month.

Youth Beginning


A comfortable and easy approach to learn the basics of tennis in a group setting. Registration required.  Cooper Tennis Complex 837-5800

Age: 9-12 yrs.
Date: New classes start each month
Time: Tues. or Thurs., 6-7 p.m
Fee: $22/Member, $31/Non-member

Youth Intermediate


The next step in weekly recreational tennis. Registration required. Cooper Tennis Complex 837-5800

Age: 9-12 yrs.
Date: New classes start each month
Time: Tues. or Thurs., 7-8 p.m.
Fee: $22/Member, $31/Non-member

Future Stars


Introduces intermediate youth to additional strokes and match play situations. Registration required. Cooper Tennis Complex 837-5800

Age: 9-12 yrs.
Date: New classes start each month
Time: Sat., 9-11 a.m.
Fee: $44/Member, $59/Non-member

Academy Prep


A skills-based approach to learning tennis for beginning and intermediate teenagers. Registration required.  June and July at Gillenwaters. Cooper Tennis Complex 837-5800

Age: 13-17 yrs.
Date: New classes start each month
Time: Mon. and Wed., 4-5 p.m.
Fee: $44/Member, $62/Non-member

Cooper Tennis Academy

Year-round training and pathway of tennis development through six levels, starting at age 5. Little Lasers and Champs teach children how to play fun and active tennis. Covers the rules of tennis, footwork, motor skills, hand-eye coordination, scoring and rallying, using age- and skill-appropriate equipment. Levels 1-3 and High Performance Team by application only. Registration required. Cooper Tennis Complex 837-5800

Little Lasers


Formerly Level 5. Players need a 21" racket or smaller.
Cooper Tennis Complex 837-5800

Age: 5-8 yrs.
Date: New classes start each month
Time: Mon. and Wed., 5-5:45 p.m.
Tues. and Thurs., 4:15-5 p.m.
Fee: $33/Member, $48/Non-member


Champs


Formerly Level 4. Players need a 23" racket or smaller.
Cooper Tennis Complex 837-5800
Age: 9-11 yrs.
Date: New classes start each month
Time: Mon. and Wed., 6-7 p.m.
Tues. and Thurs., 5-6 p.m.
Fee: $44/Member, $62/Non-member

Hot Shots


Formerly Level 3. By application and tryout only. Players need a 26” racket or smaller.
Cooper Tennis Complex 837-5800

Age: 12 yrs. and under
Date: New classes start each month
Time: Tue. and Thurs., 6-7:30 p.m.
Fee: $99/Member, $121/Non-member


Level 2


By application and tryout only.
Cooper Tennis Complex 837-5800

Age: 14 yrs. and under
Date: New classes start each month
Time: Tues., Thurs., 5:30-7 p.m.
Sat., 9-10:30 a.m.
Fee: $149/Member, $179/Non-member


Level 1


By application and tryout only.
Cooper Tennis Complex 837-5800

Age: High School Varsity, JV and Middle School
Date: Ongoing
Time: Tues., Thurs., 4-5:30 p.m.
Sat., 9-10:30 a.m.
Fee: $149/Member, $179/Non-member


High Performance Team


By invitation only, based on USTA National and Section Rankings.
Cooper Tennis Complex 837-5800

Age: All Ages
Date: New classes start each month
Time: Mon., Wed., Fril, 4-6 p.m.
Fee: $210/Member, $255/Non-member