• We First Serve!!





    We love teaching tennis and the life skills that apply on and off the court.

  • We First Serve!

      We love to share the fun and freedom of movement with kids and adults. We teach fierce competition tempered with good sportsmanship.

    Our lesson plans and competitions are based on the latest research and guidelines from the top youth sports and tennis programmers in the country.

    We understand that kids learn more when they are having fun and that kids are less likely to quit sports, when sports are fun.

    We teach fundamental athletic skills that apply to all sports. We support multisport athletes.

    Our goal is to make tennis more accessible and more fun to more people, especially kids!

    Please feel free to contact our tennis director, Chip Fazio, USPTA Elite Professional, with any questions or concerns at all. chipfazio@gmail.com 313-670-3277 (cell)

      Tennis is the sport of lifetime.

    Tennis has a low risk of concussion.

    Want to see kids playing their hearts out and having a blast? Check out: facebook.com/firstservemi

  • Pickleball NEW!!!

    We are super excited to now offer pickleball!!!

    Huntington Woods

    Fridays June 3-June 24

    5-6:30pm 7-12yrs-introduction and play, $96

    6:30-7:30 13yrs-adult Introduction to Pickleball for novice players $64

    7:30-9pm 13yrs-adult pickleball drill for players with at least 30hrs of pickleball or tennis experience $96

    To register:


  • Grosse Pointe, Neighborhood Club

    Classes at Elworthy Field Courts


    June, Sat Morning

    Sat mornings June 4-25, $64 4 weeks.

    9:15-10am pee-wee

    10-11am 7-9

    11am-noon 10-12yrs

    To register: https://www.neighborhoodclub.net/tennis

    July, Sun Evening

    4-week tennis session July 10-31, Sundays

    $64/4 classes

    5-5:45pm pee-wee4-6yrs

    5:45-6:45pm 7-9yrs

    6:45-7:45pm 10-12yrs

    7:45-8:45pm 13yrs through adult, appropriate for beginners up to 3.0 level (adults are welcome in this class.)

    To register: https://www.neighborhoodclub.net/tennis

  • Huntington Woods

    Spring Summer 2021

    At the rec center courts on Scotia, south of 11 Mile

    Spring Tennis, Outdoors

    4 weeks: Saturdays, June 4-June 25 $64
    Pee-Wee tennis 4-6yrs: 1:15 - 2:00 pm
    7-9yrs 2-3pm
    10-12yrs 3:00 - 4:00 pm
    Teen/Adult Tennis: 4:00 - 5:00 pm
    To register:




    Tuesdays, June 28 - July 26 (6 weeks)

    Pee Wee Tennis 4-6yrs 5:15 - 6 pm

    7-9yrs 6-7pm

    10-12yrs 7-8pm

    13yrs through adult. Adults are welcome: 8-9pm


    Session 1: Tues & Thurs, June 28 - July 14, 6 classes 2x/week

    Session 2: Tues & Thurs, July 19-Aug 4, 6 classes 2x/week

    Pee Wee Tennis 4-6yrs: 9:00 - 10:00 am

    7-12yrs: 10:00 - 11:00 am

    13-18yrs: 11:00 am - noon

    To register:


  • Royal Oak New!

    We are excited to start classes in Royal Oak!! Location, Worden Park, on Lexington east of Crooks (Total Soccer)


    Sunday Afternoons
    May 22-June 12, 4 weeks $64
    3:15-4pm pee-wee 4-6yrs
    5-6pm 10-12yrs
    5-6pm 13yrs-adult (10-12yrs and 13yr-adult on separate court, same time)


    Thurs evenings, June 23-July 28, 6 weeks $96
    5:15-6pm, 4-6yr olds, pee-wee tennis
    6-7pm, 7-9yr olds
    7-8pm, 10-12yr olds
    8-9pm, 13yrs through Adult tennis

    In House Coed Adult Doubles Tennis Leagues

    We will set up the matches with different partners and opponents each week. You may register for Sunday only, Wed only or you may play on both leagues. (They are 2 separate leagues)

    Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm, May 25 - Aug 3 (no session week of July 4th) make up Aug 10th.
    Cost $120/10 weeks
    To register for either league:
  • Easter Break Tennis Camp

    Eastside Tennis and Fitness, 18201 East Warren Ave, Detroit MI 48224

    Mon, Wed & Thurs

    April 18, 20, 21, $54/3 classes

    1-2pm 4-6yrs

    2-3pm 7-14yrs


  • Plum Hollow Country Club

    2022 Season

    Tennis 2020 Schedule, PHCC

    Summer 6-week Session

    June 20-July 29, $225 includes team shirt

    M, W, Th, F (no tennis Tues)

    8:45-9:45 U8, 9:50-10:50 13ys to adult, 10:50-11:50 9-12yrs

    Walk-in fee, $17/class

    Must register by June 12 to receive a shirt

    To register:



    New Pickleball!!!

    Tuesdays, June 21-July 26 8:45-10:15am ages 13 to adult $75, 10:15-11:15am ages 7-12 $54

    Walk-in fee $17 for all classes.

    To register:



    Free Friday Night Pickleball

    Beginner friendly!!! We will go over rules, basic technique, hit a lot of balls and play a lot of points. July 1, 15 & 29

    7-7:30pm Intro to pickleball

    6:30-7:30 13yrs through adult mixer

    To register:


    No charge for Fri & Sat pickleball! But you must register by 6pm Thurs.

    Free Saturday Morning Pickleball

    Beginner friendly!!! We will go over rules, basic technique, hit a lot of balls and play a lot of points.

    Bring your own paddle or we will provide loaners.

    Saturdays, July 2- 30

    9-10am 7-12yrs

    10-11:30am 13yrs through adult

    To register:


    No charge for Fri & Sat pickleball! But you must register by 6pm Thurs.


    Or let Coach Chip know, 313-670-3277 or chipfazio@gmail.com. Don’t have a paddle? No problem, we will provide loaner paddles if needed.

    Free Non-Elimination Wed Evening Tennis Competitions at Plum Hollow

    No charge, but you must register by 6pm Monday for Wed competitions. May be singles or doubles depending on turnout. Be ready for either!

    Every child will get 3-5 matches and spend most of their time on court, with minimal down time. Kids will be on court by 6pm, out by 8pm. Must know how to keep score to play yellow ball. Red and green is ok if they do not know how to keep score. Contact Coach Chip if you’re not sure which group would be best for your child.


    6-8pm, Wed, must register by Mon, 6pm for each Wed event.

    June 22, 7-14yrs, green ball, simplified serving and scoring

    June 29 5-8yrs, red ball, short courts, lower nets, simplified serving and scoring

    July 6, 9-18yrs, yellow ball, traditional balls, traditional serving and scoring.

    July 13, 7-12yrs, green ball, simplified serving and scoring

    July 20, 5-8yrs, red ball, short courts, lower nets, simplified serving and scoring

    July 27, 9-18yrs, yellow ball, traditional balls, traditional serving and scoring.


    To register,


    Contact Coach Chip, chipfazio@gmail.com 313-670-3277


  • Pleasant Ridge New!

    Pleasant Ridge Tennis

    Spring, Thursdays, May 12-June 9, 5 weeks, $80

    Summer, Wednesdays, June 29-Aug 3, 6 weeks, $96

    Pee Wee Tennis: 4-6yrs 5:15 - 6 pm

    7-9yrs: 6-7pm

    10-12yrs: 7-8pm

    13yrs through adult: 8-9pm (Adults and kids 13yrs and up)

  • DYC

    Detroit Yacht Club

    Belle Isle

    Summer 2022

    M, T, W, Th, no tennis Fri

    8yrs and under: 9-10am

    9yrs-18yrs: 11am-noon

    Adult tennis (13yrs and up ok) M & W only 10-11am

    S1: June 20-June 30, 8 classes $144 (Adult $72)

    (No tennis the week of the 4th)

    S2: July 11-21, 8 classes $144 (Adult $72)

    S3: July 25-Aug 4, 8 classes $144 (Adult $72)

    To register:


    Questions, contact Coach Chip Fazio, 313-670-3277, chipfazio@gmail.com


  • Eastside Tennis & Fitness Club

    New Times!!!!

    We'll be indoors at Eastside Tennis and Fitness, Sunday mornings, starting Oct 17, 2021.



    Sundays, S2 Jan 23-Feb 27,

    S3 March 6-April 4

    $108/6 classes

    1-2pm 4-6yrs pee wee tennis

    2-3pm 7-12yrs

    3-4pm 13-18yrs

    4-5pm high school trough adult 3.0 or higher level, with instructor's permission.

    Contact Coach Chip with any q's at all chipfazio@gmail.com 313-670-3277


    Location: Eastside Tennis and Fitness

    18201 E. Warren

    Detroit, MI 48224

    Map: (opens in new tab) https://goo.gl/maps/38dCGXAZxPx




  • Eastpointe/Roseville, Tues Evenings

    Classes are running at the Roseville Rec Center


    Tues evenings, sessions starting

    April 5 at the Roseville Rec Center.

    May 17 outdoors at Spindler Park.

    Mondays in summer starting June 20.

    (summer classes all start 1/2 hour later)

    Pee-wee 4-6yrs 4:45-5:30

    Beginner: 7-12 years 5:30-6:30pm
    Intermediate: 13-18 years 6:30-7:30pm

    Adult tennis 7:30-8:30

    To register http://rare-mi.org 586-445-5480


    Rec Center Location
    18185 Sycamore, Roseville, just NE of I-696 and Gratiot

    Map (opens in new tab): https://goo.gl/maps/kvK5ZmDejF22

    Spindler Park is on Stephens immediately west of I-94.

  • Berkley

    Classes and Community Tennis Competition

    Spring, 4 weeks, $55.60

    Mondays May 16-June 13 skip Memorial Day.

    445-5:30 4-6 yrs

    530-630 7-9yrs

    630-730 10-12 yrs

    730-830 13yrs through adult. Adults are welcome in this class.

    Summer, 6 classes, $83.50

    5:15-6pm 4-6 yrs

    6-7pm 7-9yrs

    7-8pm 10-12 yrs

    8-9pm 13yrs through adult. Adults are welcome in this class.

    Mondays June 27-Aug 8, skip 4th of July

    To register: https://recreation.berkleymich.org/

    Fun, Friendly, City of Berkley Tennis Competition

    This is a community-based tennis competition for your child or yourself!!!!
    Sat, Aug 27
           All groups will be non-elimination. Each player will play between 3 and 5 matches. They will spend most of the time on court playing, with minimal down time.

    9-10:30 Red Ball, 36 foot court, simplified serving and scoring, recommended age 5-8yrs. Volunteers are needed to help the kids keep score for this one. If you can count to 7, you can keep score for this one. So, please think about helping out. $13

    10:30-12:30 Green Ball, full court but simplified serving and scoring. If your child can count to 7, they can keep score in this event. Recommended age 7-13yrs. $17.50

    12:30-3pm Yellow Ball, beginner level, regular court, regular balls, traditional no-ad scoring. Players must be able to keep score on their own. They must be able to serve into the correct box with some reliability. But they cannot reliably hit with topspin nor serve with a continental grip. Recommended age 10yrs-adult (Adults are welcome in this group). USTA level would be weak 2.5 or below. $21.50

    3-5:30pm Yellow Ball, advanced beginner, regular court, regular balls, traditional no-ad scoring. Players must be able to keep score on their own. Players can hit topspin groundstrokes with some reliability and are beginning to learn continental grip skills. Recommended age 12yrsthrough adult (Adults are welcome in this group) USTA level would be strong 2.5 to 3.5. $21.50

    To register: https://recreation.berkleymich.org/

    Contact Coach Chip at First Serve with any questions regarding volunteering, which level would be appropriate or any tennis questions at all. 313-670-3277 chipfazio@gmail.com

      Fall classes start Monday, evening Sept 12

      Sept 12-Oct 3

      545 pee wee

      6:30 7-12yrs

      7:30-8:30 13-adult


    1. Sterling Heights, Wed Evenings

      Fall 2021 Delia Park, enter off Ryan, north of 18 Mile.

      Wed, at the Community Center, starting April 13

      Outdoors at Delia Park starting May 18

      4-6yrs 4:45-5:30

      7-9yrs 5:30-6:30

      10-12yrs Level 1, 6:30-7:30

      10-18yrs Level 2 7:30-8:30

      To register:



      Delia Park, enter off Ryan Rd north of 18 Mile

    2. Summer FLex Leagues

      The most social distance friendly way to play sports this summer! No group classes, all 1-on-1 match play. Just 2 players on a whole tennis court.

      We match you up. You schedule the matches.

      June-Aug 2021

      • Register now, reserve your spot.

      • We match you up with players of similar ability.

      • You schedule the matches at a time and place that works for you!

      • Will play around 8 matches, June through Aug

      • Kids and adult flights

      • If you are not sure which group you belong in. We have diagnostic questions on the registration form. We will look over your answers and help you decide.

      • Flexible scheduling, you decide when and where you will play.

      • Report scores to us. Standings will be online.

      • Awards given at the end of summer

      • $30/around 8 matches all summer

      For kids flex league

      For adult flex league, go to https://forms.gle/LWdnDwTWX8oxT2SZ8


      2020 Results, Yellow Ball:


      Green Ball: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IYfqNsAGadQq2Bo0C4c4GViSPC_rUfbjnErxvSS2Krg/edit?usp=sharing

    3. Saint Clair Shores

      2022 Spring Summer Schedule

      Saint Clair Shores

      A Spindler Park in Eastpointe

      All classes at Spindler Park in Eastpointe

      ​Spring Tues evenings, starts May 17,

      Tuesdays, May 17-June 14 (5 classes) Spindler Park
      4:45-5:30 4-6yr olds, pee-wee tennis
      5:30-630 7-12 7-12yr olds
      6:30-7:30 13-18yr olds
      7:30-8:30 adult tennis

      Summer Session 1 Mon only June 22-Aug 27, (6 classes)
      Session 2 Mon & Wed, Aug 8-24, (6 classes)

      Summer times
      5:15-6pm, 4-6yr olds, pee-wee tennis
      6-7pm, 7-12 7-12yr olds
      7-8pm, 13-18yr olds
      8-9pm, Adult tennis

      Contact parks & rec to sign up. 586-445-5350

      Or register in person at the ice rink, Stephens just east of I-94

    4. Waiver of Liability

      In registering myself or my child for any of First Serve, sponsored activities, I hereby freely and voluntarily, to the fullest extent permitted by law, release, relieve, discharge and indemnify the First Serve, their officers, agents, employees, and staff from and against any and all claims, judgments, lawsuits, damages, or expenses, of whatsoever kind or nature for any and all bodily or mental injury, loss of life, and/or damage to or loss of any and all property, which may be imposed upon or asserted against First Serve, their officers, agents, employees and/or staff resulting from, arising out of or in any way connected with my or my child’s participation or involvement in these activities.

    5. Register for Classes Here

      We'll see you on the courts soon!

    6. Contact Us

      Chip Fazio, USPTA Elite Professional, Tennis Director and Head Pro


      313-670-3277 (cell)

      Chip's Vitae:



      Tel: 313-670-3277