The Academy

WTEF offers tennis programming for youth and adults with a priority on serving youth within underserved communities. We offer programming at two locations as well as outreach programming at over 10 schools within Washington, DC. Programming includes Tiny Tots and Development and Performance for youth ages 4 to 18.

Adult programming includes private/group lessons, adult drill classes, adult singles ladder, cardio tennis and beginner round-robin just to name a few.

Winter Ladder League

Join us for a Winter Adult League. Play begins January 22, 2022 for a 10 week session. Saturdays 5-8pm

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Our East Campus is an immaculate complex of classrooms, tennis courts and a community center in the heart of Ward 7, just over the Anacostia River from RFK Stadium.
Our West Campus in Northwest is on the grounds of the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center, which hosts the Citi Open (formerly Legg Mason) tennis tournament that helps benefit the foundation.

WTEF offers beginner to advanced clinics for youth and adults. Our primary programming at our East Campus is for youth who live within District of Columbia underserved communities. We also offer fee-based programming at our West Campus where partial proceeds go towards funding youth programming at our East Campus and our outreach programming at District of Columbia public and charter schools.

WTEF takes special pride in its team of diverse coaches who serve as role models to youth and provide exemplary instruction to youth and adults as well.

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Check out our Winter Clinics

Winter clinics at West will now start January 17, 2022.
 
Coach Agathe  
Beginner Clinic 3-4 pm (8 weeks)
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Junior/Jr Advance & High Performance Clinics (8 weeks – by invitation only)
 
Coach Matt
Indoors Beginner to Low Intermediate  (8 weeks)
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Indoors Intermediate to Advanced  (8 weeks)
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The Court

WTEF features 9 outdoor/6 indoor courts at our East Campus location and access to over 15 hard/10 clay/5 indoor courts at our West Campus location. East Campus indoor courts are climate controlled for year round use and are enhanced with PlaySight smart court technology. Our West Campus courts are the same courts where the Citi Open professional tennis tournament is played!

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“You just gotta keep going and fighting for everything, and one day you’ll get to where you want”

– Naomi Osaka

WTEF COVID Protocol

COVID-19: Participants are reminded that it is their responsibility to be aware of and follow any facility, local or state guidelines in addition to following all MAS Event Play Guidelines. Due to ongoing challenges associated with the pandemic there may be situations where a posted event may need to modify draw sizes, formats, divisions, or COVID protocols to ensure safety for all participants.

By registering for an event, a player is agreeing to compete regardless of the current or evolving COVID-19 site requirements or event modifications. A player may opt not to play if protocols change or if they are exposed to the virus, however they will not be eligible for a refund. Participants are reminded that participating while knowingly exposed or infected is not acceptable. Adhering to these expectations is critical to creating safe play opportunities for our tennis community.

 Participants (and spectators where permitted) must be prepared for any of the following requirements:

  • Limited or no spectators

  • Mask requirements off court at all times

  • Mask requirements while playing

  • Proof of Vaccination or negative test requirement to enter the facility

  • Mandatory Vaccination requirement to enter facility

Current WTEF COVID-19 Policy: 

  • Players must remain masked at all times while in any indoor setting at WTEF, except when in play on indoor courts. 
  • Spectators and players off of the court must remain masked while in the building.
  • Vaccinated (fully vaccinated, including booster shots) players must show proof of vaccination prior to entering the indoor court space.
  • Unvaccinated (or not fully vaccinated) players must show a negative test, either PCR negative taken within the previous 48 hours or rapid test taken within the previous 4 hours.
REFUNDS are not required and are at the discretion of the member organization

Trusted Global Leaders

WTEF is a leader in afterschool time academic support, seamlessly blending tennis instruction with education, extra-curricular STEAM programs and life skill training. We are proud to partner with organizations that align with our commitment to education, tennis excellence and community.

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