My husband is a third generation golfer.  When we were dating he once told me he liked to play in the humidity as it made the ball travel farther.  I knew I was screwed, but I married the guy anyways.  Now I’ve got an 8 year old who has a great swing but gets really frustrated with himself as he expects to be as good as his dad, and an almost 4 year old who “can’t wait” until he can start taking lessons.

When you're two you can hit the ball however you want.

When you’re two you can hit the ball however you want.

I plan on taking lessons once kid #2 starts kindergarten.  If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em….right?

Here are some area spots/people for kid and adult golf and tennis lessons.  This list is rather weak on the tennis side, so please send me more info via a comment!


First TeeMy son did First Tee a cpl years ago. Nice people but not well organized. Most of the instructors were older men and my son just didn’t click with them. It was really nice though bc they were all volunteers.

Taylor Amen(maiden name Taylor Bunnell)
I’m the assistant golf coach at St. Benedict High School both boys and girls teams. I’ve played golf for the majority of my life and played for the University of Alabama women’s golf team later transferring to the University of Memphis. I’m in the process of getting my PGA teaching certification (to coach at a professional pro level) but in the mean time I have a few students who I am working with over the summer. [email protected]

Ed McDugle
Ed is the golf coach at White Station High School. He’s an excellent teacher. 901-494-6473  [email protected]
Mark Grace Golf
adult and junior clinics at Golf & Games and Irene Golf & Country Club


Leftwich Tennis Center on Southern
Tom Stem at Leftwich is great with both kids and adults. They offer a lot of kids camps too.

Kent Bradshaw PTR
901-268-6710, Offers private and group lessons in Tipton County, Millington and at Leftwich Tennis Center in Memphis.

Memphis Tennis
Summer camps in 9 locations across Memphis, lessons and more ages 11-18

KE Tennis Academy
ages 6-18 yrs plus adults

Smashing Aces Tennis

Table Tennis

Memphis Table Tennis Club
recreational and competitive table tennis