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Fairbanks Tennis Association

Your local community tennis organization, providing Tennis Fun in the Midnight Sun! For the Weather Hotline please call 907-455-4301 or scroll down to Field Status

Summer Program FAQs

Where can I learn more about FTA's 2019 Summer Program?
For a quick overview of FTA's summer programs, please take a look at our Quick View.

I already have a Dick Sporting Goods Username and Password, because my child participates in other sports in town. Do I need to create a new account?
No need to create a new account. You can click login and use the same username and password you have with the other organization.  It will then ask you to confirm the email address associated with the account. 
If you do not know the information or want a new username, you can scroll down and click "Continue Creating New Account" once you see the notification that the email address is already in use.

What grade level do I use to register my child?

For placement, use the grade your child will be in the fall.

Can I place my child in an advanced class?
A child can move to another class based on the instructor’s assessment of skills.

Can I request siblings or friends be placed together?
This request will be considered but be aware that they will be placed in the group suited to the youngest or least skilled player at the discretion of the FTA.

Can I register my 16 year old for the adult classes?
Only players 18 and older can register for adult classes.

Can I leave my children unattended?
Supervision is not provided for children who are not in their scheduled class.
We recommend that parents of children who might need special assistance stay at the courts during the class.

Can I get a refund if our schedule changes and we can’t attend?
Yes. We require that you make this request 48 hours before the beginning of class.

Will the schedule be modified during the summer?
FTA reserves the right to cancel, add or combine classes based on enrollments.

Can I make up a rain day or a missed class?
Yes. If more than 50% of a class is cancelled, you may request a pro-rated refund or credit for future classes.
Please contact [email protected] to request a pro-rated refund. Be sure to include the name of the participant as well as the date and time of the class for which you are requesting a refund.

FTA will cancel outdoor activities whenever the Air Quality Index is at a rating of Unhealthy or worse determined on this website: 

http://data.fnsb.us/airquality/AQNearRealTime one hour before the scheduled outdoor activity.

In the event paid activities are cancelled (other than Middle/High School), they will be rescheduled (at the coach's discretion) or refunded (at the player/parent discretion).

Notice will also be posted on the website at fairbankstennis.com and Facebook/fairbankstennis.

What equipment is needed?
Bring your racquet, tennis shoes and water. No sandals, crocs or flip flops allowed on the courts. You can borrow racquets from FTA during your scheduled class.

What if I would like private lessons?
Private, semi-private and group lessons with John McElroy can be scheduled via the FTA website (www.fairbankstennis.com).
John is available for lessons between July 1 and July 20.
FTA membership is required to participate in any paid FTA programming.
Private lesson (1 player) $50/hour
Semi-Private lesson (2 players) $60/hour
Group lesson (3+ players) $80/hour

Are the courts open to the public?
At least one court is always available to the public, with the exception of tournaments. FTA will publicize the best times for public use on the bulletin board at the Dan Ramras Community Tennis Courts.

How will I know if classes are cancelled?
Cancelled classes due to rain or smoke will be announced 1 hour prior to the start.
Class cancellations will be announced via our phone weather hotline 907-455-4301 and on our website: www.fairbankstennis.com (scroll down to “Field Status” on the home page).

Do I need to be an FTA member to participate in FTA programs?
Yes, FTA membership is required to participate in all paid FTA programs.
Membership fees are very important to support the operating costs to offer our classes at affordable rates.

What if I have questions about USTA RecTennis programs, registration, payment or cancelled classes?
Visit RecTennis.com; USTA Inclement Weather Hotline at 971-800-2011.

Does FTA offer scholarships?
Scholarships are available for children eligible for reduced or free school lunch.

In order to request a scholarship discount code, please contact Sabine Siekmann ([email protected]).
Request your scholarship discount code BEFORE registering.
Please let us know which classes your child your like participate in and the specific dates.

Contact Us

Fairbanks Tennis Association

PO Box 73993 
Fairbanks, Alaska 99707

Phone: 907-455-4301
Email: [email protected]

Fairbanks Tennis Association

PO Box 73993 
Fairbanks, Alaska 99707

Phone: 907-455-4301
Email: [email protected]
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