We hope everyone is doing well! Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 restrictions on tennis play, lack of public courts available to practice, and a recommendation from the Hawaii Pacific Section of the USTA, the Board has made the difficult decision to cancel our July tournament. Unfortunately, due to the Department of Education restrictions, we will not be able to have drills at Waiakea High School until further notice. We are hopeful that the EKS and public courts will open soon. When they do, we are looking into possible singles match play at EKS. We will keep you posted. For all those who are interested in match play at EKS once the courts do open, please contact Carl Soares at email@example.com. If you are already on Carl’s match play email distribution list, you do not need to do anything further. He will contact you when EKS opens.
Thank you very much for your patience and understanding.
Please stay safe and healthy!
Hilo Jr. Tennis Club Board of Directors
Tennis uses the language of life. Advantage, service, fault, break, love - the basic elements of tennis are those of everyday existence, because every match is a life in miniature.
The Hilo Junior Tennis Club teaches juniors how to play the game of tennis. We'll work with juniors from the beginner stage to advanced players. We'll teach them the basics of forehand and backhand shots, how to serve, volleying at the net, and game strategy.
And best of all, they get to play!
But, there is more to it than just getting good at hitting a tennis ball with a racket and scoring points. Tennis is a sport that promotes sportsmanship, etiquette, and conduct. So, our juniors learn the Rules of Tennis which, provide life lessons as well.
The Hilo Junior Tennis Club is a non-profit, volunteer driven organization. We have no paid employees. We depend on parents to provide the club with leadership and manpower.
If you're interested in signing up your child, please check out the other links on the site.
"The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual." Vince Lombardi
Hilo Junior Tennis Club accepts all juniors who are interested in learning to play tennis.
Membership Dues are $50.00 per year for the first child to join the club, then $25.00 per year for each additional child from your family who wishes to join.
We ask that parents help the club by assisting at drills and volunteering their time at tournaments. You can also provide leadership to the club by joining our board, or supporting activities run by the board.
New members interested in joining should fill out the Membership Application and mail it along with your dues payment to:
Hilo Junior Tennis Club
P.O. Box 1524
Hilo, Hawaii 96721
Drills are what we call practice and instruction sessions. Generally speaking, our club holds drills on most Sunday afternoons from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Please check out the current Drill Schedule link.
Juniors should be prepared with the following items:
The format for weekday activities is Match Play. Match Play includes participants playing match-type games.
Players need to be able to serve, maintain a baseline to baseline rally, and keep score. If your child is able to do ALL three things, encourage them to participate in Match Play. Please note that Match Play time is 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Tennis Stadium.
The Hilo Junior Tennis Club sponsors tournaments each year to enable all of our club members to play in tournaments and experience competitive play.
To enter, players must be members of the United States Tennis Association (USTA). Membership dues are modest. To enroll, please go to USTA - Membership
Players are also encouraged to play in tournaments statewide.
For more information, or to enter a tournament, please go to to the USTA Hawaii Pacific Section's website. USTA Home
Club members may apply for travel subsidies.
Please go to the link for more information as well as the travel subsidy application form.
Hilo Summer Junior Open Tournament (L5)
July 17-19, 2020
Hilo Fall Junior Orange Ball
September 18-19, 2020
Hilo Green Ball 12 and Under
September 19-20, 2020
Hilo Fall Jr. Open Tournament (L6)
October 9 -11, 2020
Each year, the club awards scholarships to deserving graduating seniors.
The awarding of scholarships will depend from year to year on the Club's financial condition. Applicants will be required to meet the following criteria to be eligible for consideration:
Notice of the Scholarship Award Program will be announced each year by email.
Scholarship Recipients for 2020:
Casydee De Mattos & Koby Kosaki.