The Indianapolis Community Tennis Program became the management arm of the Washington Township Schools' Community Tennis Program in 2014. The MSD of Washington Township has been our partner in bringing tennis opportunities to the extended community since 1964. The Program's 46 Courts are located at three locations: The Barbara S. Wynne Tennis Center with a large Tennis House and 34 courts. Address 1805 East 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240; Eastwood Tennis Center, 4401 East 62nd Street, with 6 courts and bathrooms; and Westlane Tennis Center, 6 courts located at 1301 West 73rd Street. Classes are offered at all three locations during the Spring and Summer months.
USTA Programs are offered from the 10 and under QuickStart pathway to all ages and all levels of instruction, fun intermediate programs. PA Nilhagen and Dan Brunette head the Tournament Players' Program which serves 300+ players during the summer months. Details about all Classes and programs are available on line by going to Classes at the Barbara S. Wynne Tennis Center and highlighting Junior Programs; Adult; Tournament; or Camp. Separate information is available for Eastwood and Westlane Tennis Centers. Adult classes are offered both during the day and at night.
The Tennis Program charity is Kids Helping Kids that has donated $570,000 to Riley Children's Foundation since 1983.
All classes and programs are open to the public and there is no membership fee.
This is the 50th year that the Washington Twp. Schools Community Tennis Program has impacted the lives of many children and families through the sport of tennis. We are planning a reunion of players and staff members for July 18-20, 2014. If you want to help with the reunion, PLEASE notify bb@thewynnes to offer your volunteer services. Barbara Wynne needs your help! Volunteers may contact Barbara Wynne: email@example.com.
Fifty years ago, the program was founded by Barbara S. Wynne, whom the tennis center is named after. Barbara, began the tennis program with the vision that tennis can enhance one's athletic ability, as well as one's personal life. In 1964 the program grew from her backyard court to the eight tennis courts at North Central High School. Thirty courts were eventually built as well as a tennis house. In 2003, Washington Township finished construction on a multi-million dollar renovation project for the tennis house. The facility was given the name of Barbara. S. Wynne Tennis Center in honor of it's founder.
In 2014 the 28 upper courts will be totally resurfaced with fencing improvements and new windscreens installed. The Center has become the site for IHSAA, USTA, and ATA Tennis Tournaments and Events. A concession stand is open six hours in the summer on the days the tennis program meets.
The tennis program continues to serve over 2,000 children and adults each summer. Our staff consists of top players in high school, college, as well as many USPTA professionals from Five Seasons and the Indianapolis Racquet Club and from all over the nation.
The Indianapolis Junior Tennis Development Fund has headquarters in the Barbara S. Wynne Tennis House and supports Junior Tennis Programs and Coaching education opportunities for Tennis Development in Indianapolis. The 501(c)(3) hosts the Connie Held Memorial Tennis Awards Dinner each May.