Tribeca, New York


Elftennis is a portable tennis school!


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New York , NY 10013
ElfTennis, Tennis Instruction, Family and Kids, New York , New York

ElfTennis is a portable tennis school. ElfTennis offers tennis lessons tailored for kids in the NYC area. We use appropriate games and drills. We conduct tennis clinics in gyms, church and synagogue basements. We use smaller nets and foam balls to make the game easier for younger children. We firmly believe in the four Fs: fun, fitness, friendship, and fundamentals of tennis.

Our founder, Esther Forrester is a seasoned instructor. She has taught tennis for 10 years at camps, private clubs,and high schools. She was an academic all-American in Division I tennis and is on the all-time list for wins in singles and doubles at Stony Brook. She is currently nationally ranked in Women's 30s Doubles. Tennis is her passion and she is constantly looking for new ways to make tennis exciting. She also has published articles on tennis in Tennis Life Magazine. She began playing tennis against a garage wall when she was 10 and hasn't stopped since then. She is energetic and is an observant artist; she always notices ways players can improve.

Chris Haggard is a visiting instructor. He is a world-class tennis professional and has wins in doubles over Roddick and Djokovic. He will be teaching select guest clinics in the coming year. It's really happening. This summer Chris will be offering some advanced specialized guest clinics and competing in some exhibition matches at country clubs and private clubs. He will also offer autograph sessions. Stay tuned for more information. 

Announcements & Events from ElfTennis
Why tennis will make your kids more successful in school? , Manhattan, New York
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US Open reveals the key to a winning doubles game, Manhattan, New York
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Win a free lesson! , Manhattan, New York
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Tip of the week, Manhattan, New York
Tip of the week: To reinforce hitting the ball early, toss the ball in front of you when feeding in a practice rally. For more tips go to www.elftennis.comread more
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No court, no problem!The last couple of days, I haven't been able to find someone to hit with due to a chaotic schedule. So I decided to do what I always recommend to students hit more
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ElfTennis is pleased to announce that it is hosting a kids day at PS 282 on September 8th from 12-3. The kids day consists of fun games, prizes, music, and racquet demos. The more
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Elf Tennis is the only portable tennis school that offers tennis lessons in NYC tailored just for kids. What makes Elf Tennis unique is their ability to conduct lessons and clinic more
ElfTennis storms back after the storm. If you thought that our racquets would have been blown away by the blistering winds of Sandy, think again!The staff at ElfTennis cares very more
Elftennis, the portable tennis school, is hosting three events in the month of October aimed to provide an engaging, educational, and fun experience for both parents and children. more
Attention all parents! When was the last time that you enjoyed a hot date with your signifcant other sans les enfants? Years ago? If this is the case, ElfTennis has come to the more
To mark the winding down of the summer months, ElfTennis is pleased to announce the Back to School Bonanza! That’s right parents and students – while you're running through your more
With an eager mind, able body, and the guidance of a quality instructor, anyone can master the game of tennis. Not only is the sport fun, providing an easy way to shake off some more