USTA Atlanta & Blackburn Tennis Center
“The Tennis Apprentice”
Welcome to the Tennis Apprentice! This is a program that teaches you the basics of the
game and gets you playing tennis fast! Blackburn Tennis Center will be hosting the new
season of the Tennis Apprentice, which is specifically designed for brand new players to
the game. No need to be embarrassed about not knowing anything about tennis. All
that is required is an interest and commitment to learn! Your friends and family play,
and you are curious to know about the fun and enjoyment. Well now is your chance!
Session Choice #1
Monday Night Session: 8:00-9:30 PM
October 3, 2011 – November 7, 2011
Session Choice #2
Tuesday Morning Session: 9:30-11:00 AM
October 4, 2011 – November 8, 2011
Session Choice #3
Saturday Morning Session: 9:00-10:30 AM
October 1, 2011 – November 12, 2011
(No practice Saturday, Novermber 5th)
$99 Registration fee per person. Your fee will include:
Wilson Tennis Racket
6 Weeks of Instruction & Coaching from Experienced Professional
Graduation Party & Beginner Round
USTA League Registration for Summer Season (USTA Atlanta 2.0 Beginner League)
All you need to join this program is a pair of tennis shoes and eagerness to learn and
play tennis. All the fundamentals will be provided by USTA Atlanta, Wilson and
Blackburn Tennis Center. The clinics will be small, so there is limited availability at 8
players per tennis pro for each session choice. To get started, call the USTA Atlanta
office at 770-416-4333 to reserve your spot. Be sure to specify which session you would
like to join. Once you have reserved your spot, you will be given a confirmation number
and will fill out the attached registration page and mail with payment to:
Attn: Blackburn Tennis Apprentice
1200 Ashwood Parkway, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30308
Questions and Answers
Question: I see that there are two Monday night sessions and a Thursday night session.
Must I pick one session, or can I pick and choose a different session each week?
Answer: No – you must pick one session and stick to it. The reason for this is to keep
clinic sizes small for more individual attention.
Question: I have been playing tennis for a little while now and played some in high
school. Can I join the Tennis Apprentice?
Answer: The Tennis Apprentice is specifically designed for new players to the game,
with little or no experience. If you have more than 3 months experience, the Apprentice
may not be right for you. The ideal player would be working primarily on getting the ball
into play and gaining on-court experience. If you have any questions about whether or
not the Tennis Apprentice is right for you, please call USTA Atlanta (770.416.4333).
Question: What is the graduation party?
Answer: The graduation party will be a fun social gathering during your last week.
Players will get drills from multiple professionals and will be competing against their
fellow classmates in a fun and competitive environment to gain on-court match play
experience. Details regarding the party will be presented to players as the graduation
Question: What happens if it rains during a given day in my session?
Answer: If a clinic is called off due to rain, your professional will work with you on
getting the clinic class made up.
Question: How will I know if a clinic day is canceled due to rain?
Answer: Call the Blackburn front desk, and you will be notified of any cancellations or
updates. Unless it is actually raining prior to the session starting, the session will not be
called off. This is because rain forecasts are not always accurate.
Question: I want to join the Tennis Apprentice, but all the sessions are maxed out, and I
was put on a waiting list. Is there any way I can still join?
Answer: So each participant can get individual attention, each session is maxed out at 8
players per tennis professional. There is a possibility of adding more sessions if the
waiting list becomes excessive. The Apprentice will also be offered a couple of times
throughout the year, so there will be future opportunities to join the Apprentice. The
Apprentice is also offered at multiple locations, so we may be able to find you a spot at
the closest facility that has an opening.
Blackburn “Tennis Apprentice”
Phone #: ____________________________________________
Confirmation #: ____________________________________________
Who Referred You? ____________________________________________
Please return your registration page along with your payment to:
Attn: Blackburn Tennis Apprentice
1200 Ashwood Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30338
Registration fees will be refunded if USTA Atlanta office is notified by September 29, 2011. After
that date, registration fees cannot be refunded. Registration fee will not be refunded if a player
drops out before or during Apprentice program.
By signing below, you have read and understood the Apprentice guidelines and cancellation
Signature: _____________________________________________ Date: __________
Release & Waiver – Tennis Apprentice
Release and Waiver: Participant of Apprentice does hereby release and forever discharge and hold
harmless USTA Atlanta, a non-profit organization, and Universal Tennis Acadamy/Sharon Lester Tennis
Center, their directors, officers, employees, and agents and it successors and assigns from any and all
liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, which arise or may
hereafter arise from Participant of Apprentice’s Activities with USTA Atlanta and Universal Tennis
Acadamy/Sharon Lester Tennis Center.
Participant of Apprentice understands that this Release discharges USTA Atlanta and Universal Tennis
Acadamy/Sharon Lester Tennis Center from any liability or claim that the Participant of Apprentice may
have against USTA Atlanta and Universal Tennis Acadamy/Sharon Lester Tennis Center with respect to
any bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death, or property damage that may result from the Participant
of Apprentice’s Activities with USTA Atlanta and Universal Tennis Acadamy/Sharon Lester Tennis Center
whether causes by the negligence of the USTA Atlanta and Universal Tennis Acadamy/Sharon Lester
Tennis Center, or its officers, directors, employees, or agents or otherwise. Participant of Apprentice
also understands that USTA Atlanta and Universal Tennis Acadamy/Sharon Lester Tennis Center does
not assume any responsibility for or obligation to provide financial assistance or other assistance,
including but not limited to medical, health, or disability insurance in the event of injury or illness.
Medical Treatment: Participant of Apprentice does hereby release and forever discharge USTA Atlanta
and Universal Tennis Acadamy/Sharon Lester Tennis Center from any claim whatsoever which arises or
may hereafter arise on account of any first aid, treatment, or service rendered in connection with the
Participant of Apprentice’s Activities with USTA Atlanta and Universal Tennis Acadamy/Sharon Lester
Assumption of the Risk: The Participant of Apprentice hereby expressly and specifically assumes the risk
of injury or harm in the Activities and releases USTA Atlanta and Universal Tennis Acadamy/Sharon
Lester Tennis Center from all liability for injury, illness, death, or property damage resulting from the
Insurance: The Participant of Apprentice understands that, except as otherwise agreed to by USTA
Atlanta and Universal Tennis Acadamy/Sharon Lester Tennis Center in writing, USTA Atlanta and
Universal Tennis Acadamy/Sharon Lester Tennis Center does not carry or maintain health, medical, or
disability insurance for any Participant of Apprentice.
By signing this waiver, I agree to the terms above.
Print Name: _________________________________________