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Kids First

Denver Tennis Park is a kids-first organization. We use tennis as a tool to create opportunities for youth to thrive and contribute to their health and development.  


Being kids-first also means establishing a strong relationship with parents and other family and community members who are committed to the youth’s well-being. We are all about creating a transformative relationship — not just a weekly transaction — and see each interaction with your kid and your family as an important aspect of our mission and our programming. We encourage open dialogue and a joint commitment to building a positive future for everyone we work with.

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Equitable Access

We strive to make tennis available to everyone, regardless of race, socio-economic status, and geography, through the DTP Pathway and Scholarships.

DTP Pathway

The Denver Tennis Park offers a pathway for youth tennis players of all ages and abilities. All our programs use the USTA player development philosophy as a baseline while also incorporating fun game-based coaching tennis techniques and fundamentals.


The Denver Tennis Park (DTP) is committed to making tennis available to all kids in the Denver Area. For some that may require financial assistance. We are proud to have a scholarship program here at the DTP for youth who have not ever learned or played tennis, as well as for those who have and are looking to strengthen their commitment and progress in the game.

Positive Experiences

Our commitment to all who want to play, practice, and learn tennis is to create a fun, enthusiastic, positive learning environment because we believe that fosters:

  • Character development including integrity, teamwork, resilience, commitment, accountability, and more.

  • Mental skills such as grit, positive self-talk, awareness, focus, cognitive development, and mindfulness.

  • Athletic capacities like agility, balance, coordination, and core strength.

  • Healthy habits such as healthy eating, mental health indicators, and introduction to other physical activity.

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University of Denver

The Denver Tennis Park is proud to be the home courts of the University of Denver NCAA Division 1 men’s and women’s tennis teams. Our prime location allows for a single venue for practices, competitions, and tournaments. Admission to home matches is free, and the public is invited to support some of the best tennis in the area!​

Denver Public Schools

Denver Public Schools fields 12 competitive boys and girls tennis teams at six high schools. We work with coaches to host practices, matches, and tournaments throughout the academic year. In addition to high school teams, we also work with P.E. classes and afterschool programs to introduce the game of tennis to the youth of all ages and abilities!

Are you a DPS coach or P.E. educator interested in teaming with the DTP? Contact Sonia Schwartz, Community Outreach Coordinator, at

Community Partners

The DTP continues to seek ways to partner with youth development organizations and is committed to bringing tennis to your center, park, school, or even parking lot. Email Sonia Schwartz at to learn how to become a community partner!

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