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Des Moines Golf and Country Club

In the last 5 years, 30 of the Club's junior tennis players went on to play varsity girls tennis in high school. Four of them were state qualifiers with one becoming the state champion. On the boys' side, 25 of our juniors went on to play varsity with 9 of them becoming state qualifiers.

To learn more about tennis at the Club, contact Jeff Benson, Director of Tennis

Contact Jeff Benson

Game, Set and Match
The Tennis Pavilion features four clay courts and eight PlexiPave® hard courts to play on. If you’re working late or need a tiebreaker set when the sun has gone down, you can play under the lights. Want to improve or stay active in the winter? No problem. The club also offers covered winter play so you can play year-round. Plus there are always open court times so you can get your tennis fix in.

Tennis Pavilion Hours
Monday-Friday 8am to 9pm
Saturday-Sunday 8am to 8pm

Tennis Program

Tiny Tots (Ages 3-4)
For the youngest of players, this program is designed to introduce tennis in a fun innovative way.

Little Aces (Ages 5-7)
This is the perfect age to start a healthy sport that can be played forever. At this age we develop hand/eye skills and ball tracking. Your player will learn the basics of the racquet and the court. Hitting takes place close to the net to ensure a positive, successful and fun experience.

Super Stars (Beginners/Advanced Beginners, Ages 8-11)
Here we work with them on the basics to further their tennis development. Instructors use entertaining games to help the kids work on their strokes, while having fun, during the lesson.

Grand Slammers (Intermediate, Ages 8-13)
This clinic combines feeding drills and hitting drills to advance their level of play. Feeding drills allow the stroke to be grooved under ideal conditions while hitting drills teach how to react under adverse conditions.

Teen Beginner (Ages 13-18)
Learn the basic strategies, techniques and rules of the game.

Challengers (ages 8-13)
This clinic is an advanced clinic designed to further your child’s level of play with various drills. We’ll work on topspin, backspin, placement and situational play. They’ll develop control and consistency through the repetition of creative hitting drills and proper technique in feeding drills.

ITT (ages 12-18)
This clinic is for juniors who have exhibited the skills necessary to compete in local junior tournaments and Iowa tournaments. We will work on topspin, footwork and court positioning.

High School JV
This group is open to high school athletes who are interested in improving their tennis skills in order to make their high school teams.

Elite Tournament Team
This group is for high school players that play tournaments in the Missouri Valley and Iowa. Placement in this group will be determined by Director of Tennis and staff.


Beginner/Advanced Beginner
These clinics are offered both during the day and in the evening. This is for those who have never played or have very little tennis experience. Proper technique and repetition are stressed.

Cardio Tennis
A heart-pumping aerobic workout.

Singles Clinic
Court positioning and shot placement will be covered.

Men’s Night and Men’s Morning
Match play held every Thursday evening and Saturday morning.

Ladies’ Night
Match play held every Tuesday evening.