In 2020, we celebrated 50 years of first-class tennis programming here at Kitsap Tennis and Athletic Center. For decades, KTAC has operated one of the top tennis programs in the Pacific Northwest. KTAC is a USTA sanctioned center offering both competitive and recreational opportunities for our community to enjoy the most popular sports in the world.
At KTAC, we know that Tennis as a sport, and the community inspired by it, embody our mission as a Non-Profit Organization. Through our programs, we strive to craft experiences that create a robust and active lifestyle for our community and our members. Annually, KTAC awards numerous scholarships to enable youth in our community to attend our summer tennis camps. These scholarships are funded by generous donations from members who share our love of the game and our community.
KTAC’s legacy of excellence in tennis programming continues to thrive under the direction of our Tennis Director Jennifer Shorr and Head Pro Erik Jacobsen. Learn more about our Tennis Staff by clicking here.
KTAC’s Facilities include four indoor courts and four outdoor courts. Our indoor courts provide opportunity for year around play. Our outdoor courts offer players the opportunity to enjoy outdoor play contingent on appropriate weather conditions. Courts are available for reservation by our members.
Our facility is easy to access from anywhere in Kitsap County, by ferry from Seattle or a quick drive north from the Tacoma area. Click here to access our facility location by Google Maps.
Programs and Instruction
The Adult Tennis Program at KTAC is one of the most robust and productive tennis programs in the Pacific Northwest. Competitive players enjoy USTA Adult League Tennis and USTA Sanctioned Adult NTRP tournaments. Recreational play and adult tennis instruction are also vital components of our program.
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Junior Tennis- A USTA Net Generation Provider
KTAC runs the #1, year-round Junior Tennis Program in Kitsap County. Our program has produced over 40 players who went onto play at the collegiate level or beyond. We are excited to partner with USTA and its Net Generation program, while bringing our years of experience and teaching philosophies to the PNW. Tennis Director Jennifer Anne Shorr, Erik Jacobsen and Will Herbert, along with our highly trained staff, specialize in helping juniors between the ages of 4-18 reach the highest level possible. From learning the basics of the game to competing at a national level on our tournament team, KTAC can meet the needs and aspirations of every Junior player.
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KTAC and the USTA Net Generation program are helping build the future of tennis. It is the best first sport for kids’ no matter which sport they later pursue and KTAC’s Hot Shots Program is designed to help children as young as 3 years old to the foundational skills and activities that help build great players, including coordination, balance and agility. We believe starting kids early is optimal for helping them to develop gross motor skills. With a fun first attitude we help young players grow and develop a love of the game.
The Hot Shots Program is progressive and utilizes the protocols of the USTA Net Generation program. It is the earliest step in our Learning Pathway and a perfect jumpstart to KTAC’s Junior Program.
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Tennis Instruction: Private Lessons, Clinics and Camps
Private, Semi-Private and Group tennis instruction for players of all skill levels, youth and adults, is available from our USTA or PTR certified and experience pros. Our pros also host daily clinics, Junior Tennis clinics, summer camps and drop-in clinics.
USTA at KTAC
KTAC is a member of the United States Tennis Association’s Pacific Northwest League, Southwest Washington Region which includes Pierce, Thurston, Lewis, Mason, Grays Harbor counties, Olympic Peninsula, Kitsap County (except Bainbridge) plus So King County towns: Vashon, Federal Way, Auburn, Pacific, Algona and Enumclaw.
KTAC proudly host USTA Tournaments and USTA League matches right on our own courts. We are a USTA Net Generation provider.
There is a reason that Tennis is considered one of the most popular sports in the world. For those who learn the game early, the love of the game lasts a lifetime. Those who come to the game later in life quickly discover the joy of being on the court. Playing isn’t just fun, it’s a fantastic way to promote both physical and mental health and fitness. Playing supports cardiovascular health, strength building, agility and coordination.
At KTAC, Tennis is also a community sport through which our members have built lifelong friendships and lasting social ties.