• We First Serve!!

     

     

     

     

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

  • Competitions

    Play Hard, Play Fair, Have Fun!!!

    Community Tournaments

    Fun, Friendly, Community Tennis Competition

    This is a community-based tennis competition for your child or yourself!!!!
    Singles, Berkley, Sat, Aug 27
    To register:
    Doubles, Huntington Woods, Sat Sept 24
    Register with or with a doubles partner
    To register:
     
           All groups will be non-elimination. Each player/team 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, target age 5-8yrs. If a kid can drop feed a ball with some reliability, they can compete at this level. 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. At this level, kids can drop feed and rally an ealy ball reliably. But they do not have a relaible overhand serve into the service ball, do not have continental grip skills and cannot hit topspin ground strokes with relability. 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/intermediate, 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 12yrs through adult (Adults are welcome in this group) USTA level would be strong 2.5 to 3.5. $21.50

     

    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

    USTA Tournaments

    Orange and Green Ball

    Doubles, 7-10yrs
    Aug 21 Huntington Woods Parks and Rec
    Sept 18 Palmer Park

    Yellow Ball

    Singles, USTA Level 7 Tournament, Palmer Park
    Sept 10, 10 (or yellow ball eligible) to 18yrs
    For info and to register
  • 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

  • Grosse Pointe, Neighborhood Club

    Classes at Elworthy Field Courts

     

    Sept, Sun Evenings

    Sunday, September 11⋅ Oct 2, 2022

    Description:315-pm 4-6yrs 4pm 7-9yrs 5pm 10-12yrs 6-7pm 13-adult

    https://www.neighborhoodclub.net/tennis

    Pickleball

    Intro to Pickleball, Practice and Play

    Sat afternoon, ages 7yrs and up

    Sept 17,

    Oct 2

    https://www.neighborhoodclub.net/tennis

  • Huntington Woods

    Spring Summer 2021

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

    Fall Tennis, Outdoors

    Thurs, Sept 8-29th, 4 weeks, $70
    6-615pm, 4-6yrs
    6-7pm, 7-9yrs
    7-8pm, 10-12yrs
    8-9pm, 13yrs through adult

    To register: http://www.ifirstserve.net/store/products/huntington-woods-fall-2022-tennis

  • Berkley

    Classes and Community Tennis Competition

    Mondays

    Mon Sept 12-Oct 3 (4 weeks)
    6-6:45 4-6yrs pee-wee tennis
    6-7pm 7-9yrs
    7-8pm 10-12yrs
    8-9pm 13yrs through adult

     

    Indoors in the Rec Center

    Oct 17-Nov 28, skip Halloween, 6 weeks
    5:15-6pm 4-6yrs pee-wee
    6-7pm 7-9yrs

    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

       

       

    1. Eastpointe/Roseville, Tues Evenings

      Classes are running at the Roseville Rec Center

      Fall

      Tues evenings, at Spindler Park

      S1, Tues Sept 6-Oct 4, 5 classes, $58

      4:45-5:30, 4-6yr old pee-wee tennis

      5:30-6:30, 7-12yr olds

      630-7:30, 13-18yr olds

      7:30-8:30, adult tennis

       

      Indoors at the Rec Center, 6 classes, $70

      S2 Tues Oct 18-Nov 29 (skip Nov 8 Election Day)

      S3 Tues Dec 6-Jan 17 (skip Dec 27)

      S4 Tues Jan 24-Feb28

      S5 Tues March14-April 18

       

      Doubles Tennis Competition Sunday Jan 22

      10-11:30am 5-8yrolds $10

      11:30am-1:30pm7-14yr olds $12, beginner, kids in this group can rally an easy ball reliably.But they cannot hit topspin reliably or use a continental grip. Simplifiedserving and scoring in this group.

      1:30-330pm 9-18yrs,$12, advanced beginner, kids in this group can hit topspin reliably and arebeginning to develop continental grip skills. Traditional scoring and servingin this group.

      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.

    2. Eastside Tennis & Fitness Club

       

      We'll be indoors at Eastside Tennis and Fitness, Sunday mornings, starting Oct 2022,

       

      Sundays

      Sundays, check back for exact times.

       

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

      https://forms.gle/YpY3XxVPGV8iYs3Q7

      Location: Eastside Tennis and Fitness

      18201 E. Warren

      Detroit, MI 48224

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

       

       

       

    3. Sterling Heights, Wed Evenings

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

      Wed, Outdoors at Delia Park

      Sept 7-28

      Indoors at Community Center

      Oct 12-Nov 16

      Thanksgiving Doubles Tournament

      Sat Nov 26

      To register:

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

      Location:

      Delia Park, enter off Ryan Rd north of 18 Mile

    4. Royal Oak New!

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

      Spring

      Sunday Afternoons
      May 22-June 12, 4 weeks $64
      3:15-4pm pee-wee 4-6yrs
      4-5pm-7-9yrs
      5-6pm 10-12yrs
      5-6pm 13yrs-adult (10-12yrs and 13yr-adult on separate court, same time)

      Summer

      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:
    5. 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

       

    6. 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, $20/class

      Must register by June 12 to receive a shirt

      To register:

      https://forms.gle/7fYVWUAjZ89RNggCA

       

      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:

      https://forms.gle/7fYVWUAjZ89RNggCA

       

      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:

      http://www.ifirstserve.net/store/products/plum-hollow-fri-sat-pickleball

      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:

      http://www.ifirstserve.net/store/products/plum-hollow-fri-sat-pickleball

      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,

      http://www.ifirstserve.net/store/products/plum-hollow-wednesday-round-robin-competitions

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

       

    7. 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:

      http://www.ifirstserve.net/store/products/detroit-yacht-club

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

       

    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. 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

    10. 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.

    11. Register for Classes Here

      We'll see you on the courts soon!

    12. 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

      Facebook.com/firstservemi