• We First Serve!!

     

     

     

     

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

  • Tournaments

    USTA Orange and Green Ball Tournament

    Huntington Woods Doubles Competition

    Sun, Sept 26,

    9-10:30am Red Ball, 36' court, simplified serving and scoring

    10:30-12:30, Green Ball, full court but simplified serving and scoring.

    12:30-3pm, Yellow Ball, beginner, traditional serving and scoring.

    3-5:30pm, Yellow Ball, advanced beginner, traditional serving and scoring.

    For descriptions and registration click this link.

    https://forms.gle/mTH9dFUE1ABLsVeD8

  • 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

  • Berkley

    Classes and Community Tennis Competition

    Berkley Community Tennis Competition, Fun, Low-Pressure

    Fun, Friendly, City of Berkley Tennis Competition

    This is a community-based tennis competition for your child or yourself!!!! 
           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. $12/player

    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. $16

    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. $20

    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. $20

     

    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

      To register for Aug 28th competition https://berkley.maxgalaxy.net/BrowseActivities.aspx

      Fall classes start Monday, evening Sept 13

      Sept 13-Oct 18

      545 pee wee

      6:30 7-12yrs

      7:30-8:30 13-adult

      Registration for classes is open. Competition registration should be open by Wed Aug 11.

      https://berkley.maxgalaxy.net/BrowseActivities.aspx

       

    1. Huntington Woods

      Fall tennis in Huntington Woods!

      Fall 2021 Tennis, Sat afternoons, Sept 11-Oct 16, $96/6 classes
      1:45-2:30 4-6yrs
      2:30-3:30 7-8yrs
      3:30-4:30 9-12yrs
      4:30-5:30 13yrs through adult

      To register for HW tennis use this link. https://forms.gle/7JVnqgCfEkBRw2SE7

    2. Pleasant Ridge New!

      We are excited to start classes in Pleasant Ridge!

      Fall 2021

      Thurs, Sept 9-Oct 14

      545-6:30 pee-wee 4-6yrs
      6:30-7:30 7-12yrs
      7:30-8:30 13yrs through adult
      $96/six classes.

       

      To register use this link: https://forms.gle/NkWuQEyd1M3x1scV9

       

    3. Sterling Heights, Wed Evenings

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

      Wed, Sept 8-Oct 13

      4-6yrs 5:45-6:30

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

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

      To register:

      https://registration.sterling-heights.net/CourseActivities.aspx?id=1002

      Location:

      Delia Park, enter off Ryan Rd north of 18 Mile

    4. Eastpointe/Roseville, Tues Evenings

      Classes are running at the Roseville Rec Center

      Fall

      Tues evenings,

      Eastpointe, Spindler Park

      Sept 7-Oct 12

      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

       

      Late fall and winter classes inside the rec center.

      Session 2: October 19 - November 30 (No class 11/2)
      Session 3: January 4 - February 8
      Session 4: February 15 - March 22
      Location:

      Recreation Authority Center
      18185 Sycamore
      Roseville MI 48066

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

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

       

    5. Eastside Tennis & Fitness Club, Sun Mornings

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

       

      Sundays

      Sundays, Oct 17-Nov 21, $108/6 classes

      10-11am 7-12yrs

      11am-noon 13-18yrs

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

      https://forms.gle/hHXLipTxpTn6vwkV6

      Location: Eastside Tennis and Fitness

      18201 E. Warren

      Detroit, MI 48224

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

       

       

       

    6. DYC

      Detroit Yacht Club

      Belle Isle

      Summer Kids' Classes 2021

      Mon through Fri; 9yrs and older: 9am-10am

      4-8yrs: 10am-11am

      (Times subject to change. We will make sure it works with swim, so that kids can do both.)

      S1: June 21-July 2 10 classes $180

      S2: July 7-16th, 8 classes $144

      S3: July 19-30th, 10 classes $180

      Walk in $22

      Adult classes: contact Coach Chip

       

      Register (opens in new tab)

      https://forms.gle/sjHYjwtNpvuNa5PE6

       

      Contact Coach Chip

      chipfazio@gmail.com 313-670-3277

    7. Plum Hollow Country Club

      2021

      2021 Season

      PHCC Tennis 2021 Schedule, June 21-July 30, $215 includes team shirt

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

      8:45-9:45 8yrs and under;

      9:50-10:50 13ys through adult;

      10:50-11:50 9-12yrs

      Interclub matches on Saturdays

      Interclub tournament Aug 4-7

      Players must have gym shoes to participate.,

      Full 6-week session June 21-July 30, $201

      Weekly rate: $60
      Walk-In fee: $20/class

      Register at this link: https://forms.gle/CLgA4TMfgJjua1VB7

      Non-Elimination Wed Evening Competitions at Plum Hollow, (No charge) 6:30-8:30

      June 30, 6yrs and under, Red Ball

      July 14, 8yrs and under, Red Ball, for kids who can’t quite serve and keep score reliably

      July 28, 10yrs and under, Orange Ball

      Private or Semi-Private lessons for Kids and Adults - $85/hour
      Contact Coach Chip 313-670-3277 chipfazio@gmail.com

      Register at this link: https://forms.gle/CLgA4TMfgJjua1VB7

      Drop-in Drills

      You must register, or just let Coach Chip know you are coming no later than 6pm the day before.

      Friday evenings 

      6-7pm Intro to tennis

      7-8:30 Tennis mixer

      June 18, 25, July 9, 23

      Saturday Mornings

      8:45-9:45 8yrs and under;

      9:50-10:50 13ys through adult;

      10:50-11:50 9-12yrs

      Register at this link: https://forms.gle/CLgA4TMfgJjua1VB7

      Players must have gym shoes to participate.

      To register, go to

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

       

    8. 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

      https://forms.gle/iwntyEi2tfj71iFj9
      For adult flex league, go to https://forms.gle/LWdnDwTWX8oxT2SZ8

       

      2020 Results, Yellow Ball:

      https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Z1uvtABAukzBnr49LhTK6saNnJZ5G9DWp_ZKlCGw7dI/edit?usp=sharing

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

       
    9. Royal Oak New!

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

      Spring Tennis

      Sunday afternoons, May 23-June 20 (skip May 30, Memorial Weekend) $64/4 classes

      2:15-3pm Pee-wee tennis 4-6yrs

      3-4pm 7-12yrs

      4-5pm 13yrs through adult. Adults are welcome in this class.

       

      Summer Tennis

      Morning Summer Tennis

      Saturday morning, June 26-Aug 7 (skip July 3), $96/6 classes

      9:15-10am Pee-wee tennis, 4-6yrs

      10-11am 7-12yrs

      11am-noon 13-18yrs

       

      Evening Summer Tennis

      Thursday evenings, once per week, June 24-July 29, $96/6 classes

      5:45-6:30 Pee-wee tennis 4-6yrs
      6:30-7:30 7-12yrs
      7:30-8:30 13yrs to adult. Adults are welcome in this class.

      To register for classes spring or summer morning or evening classes us this link: https://forms.gle/CUK6uJDafCdDH3Hf7

       

      In House Mixed Doubles League

      Wed, 6:30-8:30, May 12-June 16, 3.0+NTRP, Rain make up will be the following Friday.

      6 weeks, $84

      Contact Coach Chip with any questions about the leagues or placement within the leagues. chipfazio@gmail.com 313-670-3277 (cell)

      To register for In House Mixed Doubles League us this link.

      https://forms.gle/1mHSFNgnk1ZSDTBD7

       

      To register for classes spring or summer classes us this link: https://forms.gle/CUK6uJDafCdDH3Hf7

      For kids flex league

      https://forms.gle/iwntyEi2tfj71iFj9
      For adult flex league, go to https://forms.gle/LWdnDwTWX8oxT2SZ8

    10. After School Tennis Clubs

      After school in the school gym. All equipment will be provided. Kids may bring their own racquet if desired.

      Warren Woods Christian

      Charger Tennis Club grades 1-5

      All equipment will be provided. Kids may bring their own racquet if desired.

      Wednesdays 3:30-4:30

      2020, Nov 11, 18, Dec 2, 9; $66/ 4 classes

      To register: https://goo.gl/forms/B1zuu98L4LNYukbC2

      Ferndale Lower Elementary

      Ferndale Lower Elementary

      After school in the school gym

      Mondays 3:15-4:15

      Session 1 2019 Sept 23-Oct 29

      Session 2 2020 March 16-April 27 (skip April 6)

      Register

      Registration use link (opens in new tab)

      https://forms.gle/hjoA8Fhphd4x8Fbg8

      or

      contact Coach Chip

      chipfazio@gmail.com 313-670-3277 (cell)

       

      Ferndale Upper Elementary

      2019-2020, Mondays after school

      Grades 3-5

      Mondays after school, 3:23-4:23
      Session 1 Nov 4-Dec 9, 2019, $100
      Session 2 Jan 27-March 17, skip Feb 17, 2020, 6 classes $100
      Session 3 May 4-June 8, 2020, skip Memorial Day, 5 classes $84

      To register:

      https://goo.gl/forms/U3epnka1SjHc5rId2

      contact Coach Chip

      chipfazio@gmail.com 313-670-3277 (cell)

       

      St. Isaac Jogues

      2019/2020, once per week, New day Mondays!

      After school 3:15-4:15

      2019 Session 1 Nov 18-Dec 9, 4 classes, $60
      2020 Session 2 Jan 27-March 2, 6 classes, $90
      2020 Session 3 March 16-April 6, 4 classes, $60
      (2020 dates subject to change)

      Registration use link (opens in new tab)

      https://goo.gl/forms/jjUU1GmzXYTNuJ7p1

      or

      contact Coach Chip

      chipfazio@gmail.com 313-670-3277 (cell)

       

      St. Germaine

      2018/2019

      Once per week, Fridays, 3:20-4:20

      S1 Sept 28-Nov 2 (6 classes $100)
      S2 Jan 4-Feb 8 (6 classes $100)

      Registration use link (opens in new tab)

      https://goo.gl/forms/B4rGF3sgywpZhiEF2

      or

      contact Coach Chip

      chipfazio@gmail.com 313-670-3277 (cell)

       

    11. Warren, Sat Mornings

      No indoor classes in Warren currently. Check Sterling Heights.

      Warren

      Fall, Winter, Spring Classes

      Sat mornings,

      4-6yrs 9:15-10am

      7-12yrs 10-11am

      13-18yrs 11am-noon

      Warren Community Center, 5460 Arden

      To register

      586-268-8400

       

       

      Summer Tennis T, Th evenings, Halmich park

      5-8 yrs 6:30-7:30 $144

      9-18 yrs 7:30-8:45 $180

      Map (opens in new tab): https://goo.gl/maps/cT1fQzLfhfD2

      To register

      586-268-8400

      https://webtrac.cityofwarren.org/webtrac/

    12. Ferndale

      Nothing fall 2020 in Ferndale

      Ferndale Parks and Rec Tennis

      Fall through Spring classes, Thurs evenings,

      4-6yrs 6:15-7pm

      7-14yrs 7-8pm

       

      Ferndale Community Center

      Map: https://goo.gl/maps/BnLrH6kRJq32

      Register through Ferndale Parks and Rec

      http://ferndalemi.gov/Services/Recreation

      248-544-6767

       

      Summer Classes at Ferndale High School Sunday Evenings, Pinecrest S of 9 Mile

      June 24-July 29 $72
      Sundays
      5-5:45 4-6 year olds
      5:45-6:45 7-18 year olds
      6:45-8:00 adult beginner/intermediate tennis

      Register through Ferndale Parks and Rec

      http://ferndalemi.gov/Services/Recreation

      248-544-6767

    13. Saint Clair Shores

      2020 Summer Schedule

      Saint Clair Shores

      Kyte Monroe Park, Little Mack at Masonic

      ​M & W, evenings​ ​

      4-6yrs 5:45-6:30pm, Parent-child tennis, you must have an adult take the class with the child. Cost is the same, $72 for the pair. 7-11yrs 6:30-7:30pm 12-18yrs 7:30-8:30 Session 1, June 29-July 15 Session 2 July20-Aug 5 Session 3 Aug 10-26th

      All sessions, 6 classes $72​

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

    14. Clinton Township

      Clinton Township

      Chippewa Valley High School Courts

      Summer only (for now), Tues and Thurs mornings, twice per week.

    15. Contact Us

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

      chipfazio@gmail.com

      313-670-3277 (cell)

      Chip's Vitae:

      https://www.dropbox.com/s/mzbrjmovufgj2na/Chip%20Fazio%2C%20Vitae.pdf?dl=0

      chipfazio@gmail.com

      Tel: 313-670-3277

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