Are you a kid entering grades 1-6 and want to try tennis for free?
Play Tennis Cincinnati

is this completely new program that is changing tennis in the community. The vision is for kids in grades 1-6 to try tennis at the Western & Southern, area parks, schools and tennis clubs for free! Players can continue free organized play during the colder months at our indoor locations.

Tennis is in need of an entirely new way to grow the number of youth players. A way that encourages teamwork and success on the first day and gives players an opportunity to continue playing in a low cost way once they are hooked on the sport!

Through these programs, we will help create hundreds of life long tennis players who love to play the sport!
It's fun and it's free! Join us and become a tennis player!

Our Goal:
To attract, engage and retain grassroots youth tennis players in the Greater Cincinnati Area, resulting in increased tennis participation.

Our Sponsoring organizations:
Western & Southern Open and the USTA.

Partners/Collaborating Organizations:
Greater Cincinnati Tennis Association
Cincinnati Recreation Commission
USTA Midwest Ohio Valley District
Greater Cincinnati Indoor Tennis Association
Activities Beyond the Classroom
Inner City Tennis Project
The Excellence Tennis Foundation
Inner City Youth Opportunities
Tennis for Charities

Program Director:
Play Tennis Cincinnati is lead by Matt Dektas, Program Director. A certified USTA Tennis Coach, Matt’s background also includes Founder of The Excellence Tennis Foundation, and President of the Greater Cincinnati Tennis Association (501c3).