Fairbanks Tennis Association

Be a part of YOUR local community tennis organization.
Fairbanks Tennis Association
Your local community tennis organization – providing Tennis Fun in the Midnight Sun! We offer a full schedule of low-cost summer programming for youth and adults, for all skill levels from beginner to advanced.

Join us for our 2018 Summer Season!

Call the FTA message line at 455-4301 or email fairbankstennis@gmail.com with any questions.

Private Lessons (all ages) are available with our visiting pro, John McElroy (as well as our local professional coaches). 
Cost: FTA Members $50/hour; non-FTA members $75/hour. By appointment with FTA’s Operations Manager.

3.5 & up player clinic with John McElroy – Friday July 13th 6:30 – 8:00 pm. $15 per player.

Cardio Tennis with John McElroy – Saturday July 14th 9:00 – 10:30 am. All levels welcome. $15 per player.

John currently resides and teaches in Las Vegas and has been a tennis teaching pro for over 20 years in various locations, including Fairbanks in the early 2000s.

John’s teaching philosophy: “I believe in the ways of teaching tennis as fun, intense, challenging and always keeping an open mind. Keep pushing and never give up. Winners never quit and quitters never win.”

Save the Dates

FTA 2018 Calendar of Events

  • July 21: Golden Days Parade FTA float walk, 10am
  • July 25: 1st day High School Tennis
  • July 28-29: FTA Sam Woodke Tournament: Quickstart, Junior, Adult
  • August 6: 1st day Middle School Tennis
  • September 21-22: High School Regional Tournament
  • October 5-6: State High School Tennis Championships, Anchorage
Our Programs
Youth Programs
Programs for K-2 (ages 5-7); beginning, intermediate and advanced group lessons in our National Junior Tennis League (ages 8-18); National Junior Team Tennis and Tennis After-School.
Middle School Programs
For players of all skill levels in grades 6 – 8. Stroke production and games are used to provide a fast paced interactive experience. All players are welcome, including homeschool students!
High School Programs
All high school students – Plan to come out for your high school tennis team! Tennis is an out-sourced high school sport in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.
Adults Morning and Evening Classes for beginner and intermediate players. Private instruction available by appointment. Sign up and improve your game!
Looking for local or regional tournaments to test your skills? Keep active with tennis through tournament play for juniors and adults. This is what community tennis is all about!
Coaches Training
Come join our excellent coaching staff, and encourage your favorite teacher to come play with us this summer! FTA offers training opportunities through the year.

Fairbanks Tennis Association wants to thank our generous sponsors for the 2018 season.

Design Alaska • Denali State Bank • Ear Nose & Throat Clinic • Interior Alaska Orthopedic  • Mt McKinley Bank  •  Fairbanks Youth Sports  •  Jeffrey W Kilgore DMD, PC   •  Kinross Gold USA  •  Usibelli Foundation  •  Holland America Group

And a thank you to our sponsors for the 2017 season.

Design Alaska • Ear Nose and Throat Clinic • Fairbanks Youth Sports • Interior Alaska Orthopedic • Mt McKinley Bank •
Delta Power Sports • Kinross Fort Knox • Kendall • Jeffrey W Kilgore DMD, PC • Denali State Bank

FTA programming is made possible, in part, in collaboration with FNSB Parks&Rec.
FTA is an official partner with USTA RecTennis.

Where are the courts?

The Dan Ramras Community Tennis Courts, are located off Airport Way, on Schiable St, behind the Mary Siah Rec Center, directly east of Lathrop High School.


The FTA needs your volunteer assistance to continue providing such great programs for the Fairbanks Community. Please consider volunteering today! Email us at fairbankstennis@gmail.com for more information!

Stay Informed

Receive occasional notification of special activities, events, and news of interest to the Fairbanks tennis community. Contact Sabine Siekmann
at ssiekmann@alaska.edu to be added to the Google group.