A Fall After School program is in the works! Watch your email for more info!

The JR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM is offered throughout the year in several locations for youth ages 5-18 years.
On the following pages you'll see complete descriptions & schedules of each season's programs.

Instructional Programs.

Monica Herman, PTR, is returning to teach our beginning players. 
She will be assisted by high school tennis players with 1-3 years of coaching experience under their belts. They are very strong Varisity Starting Players at local high schools. They have all trained with the Tennis Director, in order to learn proper teaching techniques and love playing with children!


Competitive Programs.

Rich Butler, USPTA, is returning as our 18U JTT coach. Go to any of the Berkshire County high school tennis matches and you'll see Rich's players in the top positions! He runs dynamic practices and stresses sportsmanship while competing! 

Monica Herman, PTR, will be coaching our 14U JTT players. She will be able to direct the transition of our young players from instuction to team play. She will continue her superb focus on teaching winning tennis skills as well as the life skills needed to be a good team member!\



No child should be left out! If you need financial assistance in order for your child to play, don't hesitate to CONTACT US. We'll send you an immediate reply. We can offer discounts to families enrolling more than one child or discounts for enrolling in multiple programs. Full scholarships are also available.


  • The Lee CTA is certified as a USTA National Junior Tennis & Learning Chapter.
  • We have achieved NJTL Chapter status by maintaining high standards for TEACHING AFFORDABLE TENNIS, offering an EDUCATIONAL component, and stressing SPORTSMANSHIP!
  • We use the USTA Net Generation comprehensive platform and development program for kids ages 5-18 yrs. Children have fun learning tennis together in an inclusive environment. Lesson plans include tennis and athletic skill building along with character themes for developing life skills. 
  • We offer the ARTHUR ASHE ESSAY CONTEST as our NJTL educational component. Children earn recognition, prizes, and the ultimate prize, a free 4-day trip to the US OPEN. 



MONICA HERMAN, PTR, YOUTH TENNIS DIRECTOR  We are excited to have Monica returning this year to oversee our Youth Instructional Programs and 14U JTT. Before choosing the Berkshires as her home, Monica managed Community Outreach for a large Community Tennis Center in Boston that is also an NJTL, all while leading a Boys Varsity Team in a very competitive Division I school. She moved to Western MA in 2022, and is currently Head Varsity Coach for both the Girls and Boys Lenox High School Teams. Monica has completed PTR (Professional Tennis Registry) certifications as well as High School Coaching Certifications. Her PTR certifications were in Coaching Tennis 10 and Under, Coaching Tennis 11-17, Coaching Tennis to Adults. Monica serves on the USTA Eastern MA Board of Directors as Treasurer. We are lucky to have such a seasoned coach!
This is how Monica describes her love of tennis:
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in tennis is a passion for me. I love to give back to the community, teaching tennis to those who don’t have the financial means to learn the sport and to students that are differently abled. My fondest tennis teaching memory was watching one of my High School students with disabilities win his first Varsity Match. I cried from joy about how far he had progressed socially, emotionally and physically to make that happen.

We partner with the Lee School District in offering After School Tennis Programs.

All of our coaches and volunteers are required to be SafeSport Certified.

We believe that competition is what keeps kids in the game!
Kids love a sport when they love their coach and have fun with friends!
A mix of group and private lessons is the ideal for kids learning to love tennis! '

If you wish would like to be involved with our NJTL enrichment or mentoring programs,
please CONTACT US.