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Top 10 Summer Family Resorts in the U.S.! Parents Magazine

Outdoor tennis courts for all kinds of play and instruction

Welcome to Tennis at Smugglers' Notch, Vermont

Outdoor tennis courts for all kinds of play, instruction and programs!

Tennis & Family Fun Center

Daily 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Six outdoor clay courts and four outdoor pickleball courts.
Group instruction, private lessons, private clinics and equipment are available.

Take in our beautiful mountain scenery while practicing your game. Tennis court time is available to those not in Tennis programs on a per hour basis. Enjoy evening play on two of our six courts. Court time should be reserved at the Tennis & Family Fun Center no more than 24 hours in advance.

Our Tennis Director Will Brooks brings a wealth of experience to Smugglers' Notch. Our director and our teaching pros provide a top notch learning experience in our clinics and private lessons.

For all tennis programs, be sure to wear tennis shoes, as running shoes and hiking boots are not appropriate.

Please note that the courts are closed when wet.
Tennis & Pickleball Court Time
Daily, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - By Reservation Only

Courts 5 & 6 and the 4 pickleball courts are available between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm on a first come, first served basis. Please limit your play to 1-hour.

Stop by or call The Tennis & Family Fun Center, 802-644-1173, to reserve. $10 per hour.
Weekend Tennis
Saturday & Sunday

Be sure to check in with the Tennis Center for special weekend offerings! 802-644-1173.
Tennis Drills
Ages 16 & Older
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 10:00 am

60 minutes of moving and hitting without a lot of instruction to slow you down. Instructors will feed a variety of different drills focusing on ground strokes and net play. These drills are appropriate for intermediate to advanced players. Players will mainly hit balls fed from the instructor. $37 per person. Preregister online or by calling the Tennis Center as space is limited. Available 7/3/2024 - 8/31/2024.
Round Robins
Ages 16 & older
Friday, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for some friendly competition; Round Robins are geared towards intermediate players. This is a great opportunity to meet players and organize matches for the week. $19 per person. Minimum of 4 players needed for activity to run. Preregister online or by calling the Tennis Center as space is limited. Available 7/3/2024-8/31/2024.


Early Risers Drills
Ages 5 - 8
Tuesday & Thursday, 9:10 am - 9:45 am

Explore the game of tennis with foam balls and fun play emphasizing fundamental skills and hand-eye coordination. Beginners welcome, equipment provided. $28 per youth. Preregister online or by calling the Tennis Center as space is limited. Available 7/2/2024-8/19/2024.
Game Based Drills
Ages 16 & older
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Players must be intermediate level or above. These drills focuses on live ball drills and game-based competitive play. Players will primarily hit live balls and not balls fed by the instructor. $37 per person. Preregister online or by calling the Tennis Center as space is limited. Available 7/3/2024-8/31/2024.
Private and semi-private tennis instruction at Smugglers' Notch Resort
Private and Semi-Private Instruction
All Ages

We offer a variety of private lesson options at a variety of times. Contact the tennis center for prices and availability. Book early to ensure availability.

Pro Hit
Spend an hour rallying with an instructor or use the time to play points or a match. A great workout, with little instruction.

Group Private Lessons and clinics
Individual, semi private or build your own clinic.
All of our clinic offerings can be done as private clinics at the same rate. You form the group and work with the tennis staff to pick a time. There should be at least 3 participants.

Youth 10 and Under Private Lessons
30 Minutes for $30. Offered by appointment

Parent/Child Beginner Private Lesson
Learn together! One child and one parent. $75 for 60 minutes Offered by appointment.

Private Tennis Drills
The same as our Monday and Friday Tennis Drills offering, but form your own group and choose a day and time that works best for you!
Pickleball 1: Introduction to Pickleball
Ages 16 & older
Tuesday & Wednesday, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

A complete introduction to the game of pickleball. How to play, scoring, and most importantly getting to experience the fun of Pickleball. Players will have the opportunity to practice and play a game. No prior experience necessary and equipment is provided. $32 per person. Preregistration is required as space is limited. Preregister online or by calling the Tennis Center. Available 7/2/2024 - 8/18/2024.


Pickleball 2: Refresher and Supervised Play
Ages 16 & older
Thursday, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Designed for people that have played a few times before and remember some of the basics/rules/scoring. The hour will include a brief overview, warm up drills, followed by supervised play. $32 per person, equipment provided. Preregister online or by calling the Tennis Center as space is limited. Available 7/3/2024-8/18/2024. This event is not suitable for beginners.
Pickleball 3: Intermediate Players 3.0 - 3.75
Ages 16 & older
Monday, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Competitive drills, third shot drops, kitchen line battles, and of course game play. $32 per person. Preregistration is required as space is limited. Preregister online or by calling the Tennis Center. Available 7/4/2024 - 8/18/2024.
Pickleball Round Robin - Beginner to Lower Intermediate
Ages 16 & older
Tuesday & Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:30 pm and Thursday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for some friendly competition! If you are not sure you remember all the rules or your main strategy is to hit the ball in, this is the round robin for you! $16 per person, preregister online or by calling the Tennis Center as space is limited. Available 7/2/2024 - 8/18/2024.
Pickleball Round Robin - Intermediate
Ages 16 & older
Tuesday & Wednesday, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm and Thursday 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for some friendly competition! This round robin is geared towards intermediate players. $16 per person, preregister online or by calling the Tennis Center as space is limited. Available 7/2/2024 - 8/18/2024.
Private Family Pickleball Clinic
Offered by appointment

Bring your family for an introduction to the game of pickleball. In this 1 hour clinic your family will be introduced to the rules of the game, have the chance to practice key shots and play a game. Equipment provided. 2-3 players - $55 per clinic, 4-7 players $80 per clinic. Call the Tennis Center to book a clinic today!


Play with Us!
Ages 16 & older
Offered by Appointment

Looking for a competitive match or want to play with people who hit a lot of balls back? You provide 2 or 3 players and we will provide a staff member or two. Offered by appointment. $45 for 1 staff member, $55.00 for 2 staff members. Register by calling the Tennis Center as space is limited.
Pickleball Open Play
All ages
Saturday, 9:00 am - 10:00 am

The pickleball courts will be reserved for drop-in open play from 9:00 am - 10:00 am every Saturday. This is an unstaffed event.$10 court fee may apply. Meet at the Tennis & Family Fun Center.
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