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Adult Tennis Classes

All classes are held at the Del Mar & the Lagoon Courts
Rain make-ups will be provided. However, personal missed days are not rescheduled.


William Higgins

William Higgins -Tennis Director

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William Higgins is the tennis director of Belvedere-Tiburon Recreation. He has been teaching tennis to all ages, as well as training tennis pros how to teach for over 18 years. William is originally from Austin, Texas where he was a top-ranked Open level player in the state. He played on the ATP tour after graduating from the University of Texas with an English degree. After moving to California in 2000, he was awarded the "Rookie Teaching Pro of the Year" by the Northern California United States Professional Tennis Association. In 2002, he coached Billie Jean King's World Team Tennis Junior National Team to a National Championship in San Diego. For last the six years he has been teaching in Marin predominantly at the Belvedere Tennis Club. He has worked with National Adult & Junior ranked players and teams.  See or call  963-2549.



Learn the basics of all strokes and how to play, or just knock off the rust from your game with a back to basics course. Players will learn forehands, backhands, volleys, overheads, serves, basic positioning for singles and double play, and scoring. Class focus is on learning the basics in a social, minimally competitive environment.

Location: Monday - Del Mar Tennis Courts
Tuesday/Thursday - Lagoon Tennis Courts
Fee: $188/6 week session

No classes on 10/20, 11/11, 11/18, & 11/27

9/15-10/27 Mon 5:45-7:00pm
12/1 - 1/26 (no class 12/22, 12/29, 1/19) Mon 9:30am-10:45pm #1908.201 WINTER CLASS
Tue 1:00-2:15pm
Tue 1:00-2:15pm #1908.103
12/2 - 1/20 (no class 12/23, 12/30) Tue 1:00-2:15pm #1908.202 WINTER CLASS
9/4-10/9 Thu 1:00-2:15pm #1908.104
10/16-12/4 Thu 1:00-2:15pm #1908.105
12/4 - 1/22 Thu 1:00-2:15pm #1908.203 WINTER CLASS
1/29 - 3/5 Thu 1:00-2:15pm #1908.204 WINTER CLASS
5 WEEK SESSION - $160/session
1/27 - 3/3 Tue 1:00pm-2:15pm #1908.205 WINTER CLASS

Beginning & Rusty Intermediate classes are just across the street from Reed School. Parents join us right before you have to do afternoon pick up!



Location: Del Mar Tennis Courts

Tue   Ongoing   9:30-10:45am
Fri     Ongoing   8:30-9:45am
Fri     Ongoing   9:45-11:00am
(No class 11/11, 11/28, 12/23, 12/30, 1/2, 2/17, 2/20)


Location: Del Mar Tennis Courts
Players must be 4.0 rated player or higher or be pre-approved by a Higgins Tennis coach. This is only for players who have achieved a high level of fitness and tennis skills. All players starting cardio tennis for the first time should attend the Level 1 class first, or contact Higgins Tennis to be evaluated prior to class.
Fri      Ongoing     11:00am-12:15pm
(No class 11/28, 1/2, 2/20)


Instructor: Bernard Sutter
Location: Del Mar Tennis Courts
Fee: See pricing
Playing drills for Men & Women levels 3.0 and 3.5
Thu     Ongoing     9:30-11:00am
(No class 11/27, 12/25, 1/1, 2/19)


6 Class Flex Pass: $185 ($30/class) 

Come to up to 6 classes. Pass valid for 12 weeks from date of purchase. Classes listed may be cancelled if less than 3 enrollees. Class space is limited. You must reserve your spot at least 24 hours in advance by calling 963-2549. Once your spot is reserved, a 24 hour cancellation notice is required to avoid being charged for that class.

10 Class Flex Pass: $258 ($25/class)
Attend up to 10 classes. Same reservation policy as 6 class flex pass. Pass valid during the spring season.

Drop in:  $35

No online registration. You must contact Adam at 808-228-0261 or for Bernard's class call him at 925-286-6553 to reserve your spot.

Rain make-ups will be provided, however personal missed days are not rescheduled.

Women’s & Men’s League Tennis 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 levels

For more info: or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 415-963-2549.



Joe Kells

Joe Kells

Joe Kells has been teaching tennis for 30 years. Joe was the Division 5.5 Player of the Year in N. Cal. in 1986, the Marin Cup Open Singles winner in 1994 and was ranked #2 in point standing in N. Cal's Tennis Associations 40 & over division in 1999.

Joe coached several kids who earned USTA NorCal rankings.  Armaan Kalra of Tiburon, at Marin Country Day School, went to Nor Cal at Zonal Nationals in Tuscon. Redwoods North Coast Section doubles third place winners sisters Madeline and Sophia Hoope are past students. Sophia was in the top 20 rankings in all age groups while garnishing first team all MCAL honors in her first two years in Redwood.

Intermediate / Advanced Class

Instructor: Joe Kells  - Mondays and Fridays 9:00-11:00am - Classes resume 2/10

Location: Lagoon Courts
Fee: $20 drop in


Annual Court Keys

April 1 – March 31
The Belvedere-Tiburon Recreation Department operates and maintains six public tennis courts: Del Mar, Lagoon Road and Point Tiburon (2 courts at each location).

The tennis year runs April 1–March 31. Tennis keys cost $150 for the full year, and the price is discounted gradually from July 1st onward. Courts are cleaned bi-weekly and are carefully maintained. Tennis keys are required for entrance to the courts and can be purchased through the Recreation Department. One must be a resident of either Tiburon or Belvedere or a member of the Chamber of Commerce to purchase a key. Only one key will be sold to each resident household. Keys are non-duplicable. Key holders are entitled to reserve weekend court time for the Point Tiburon courts and receive the Recreation Department’s newsletter and notices.

At the Del Mar and Lagoon Courts, Recreation instructors offer group and private tennis lessons.
Court #1 is used to teach private and group lessons.
Court #2 is used for recreation sponsored group lessons only, following the lesson schedule.
Instructors have priority use of the courts during instruction time. The courts are available to key holders when not in use. The courts at Point Tiburon are available at all times with both courts at Point Tiburon designated as reserved courts on weekends.

A key holder may reserve the Point Tiburon courts for one-hour per weekend. On three day holiday weekends courts may be reserved in one-hour blocks on two of the three days. Hours for reservations are:

Saturday or Sunday (and Monday if a holiday)
Upper Court: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Lower Court: 8:00 am-6:00 pm

Reservations are made by calling the Recreation Office at 435-4355 beginning Wednesday mornings at 9:00 am through noon on Fridays prior to each weekend.

The courts are cleaned every other week. Brooms and roll dries are available at each location. While we do inspect the courts regularly, we ask that you help us by promptly reporting any maintenance problems or vandalism by notifying the Recreation Office at 435-4355.


Marin Women's Tennis League
Belvedere-Tiburon Recreation sponsors the Lobsters, a A-2 team playing in the Marin County Tennis League. The team practices weekly and plays 10 matches against other Marin A-2 teams during the season, which runs from September through April.

If you are a 3.5-4.0 USTA ranked player and interested in becoming a league player, call Marion Fitzgerald at 381-2165 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



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