Tennis Elective Offers Year Round Play with Private Club Access


It probably comes as no surprise to those interested in the game; the tennis elective at Florida Prep ranks as one of our most popular electives across all grade levels.

With two, all-weather, night lit courts available to Florida Prep students the excitement of participating in practice and play is often irresistible and during student downtime it’s not uncommon to find motivated players practicing their strokes, or playing games, late into the evening. 

Much of the program’s success can be laid upon the shoulders of Mike Lynch, Florida Prep’s Director of Athletics. When not arranging schedules, teaching his other elective: surfing, or taking care of a hundred other items associated with his ‘day job’, Mike is also a United States Tennis Association (USTA) affiliated coach, and competitive senior player.

His relationship with the nearby Kiwi Tennis Club, in Indian Harbor Beach, also yields benefits to Florida Prep players. 

The club, bills itself as Central Florida’s finest private tennis club, boasting 13 tournament lit courts, nine of which are Hydro-Grid ‘Har-Tru’ clay surfaced, one ‘Deco turf’ court and three ‘Asphalt’. 

Players from around the world are attracted by the perfect weather conditions and high quality facilities offered by Kiwi and for a yearly fee of less than $400 Florida Prep student athletes are able to utilize those same facilities under the tutorage of Coach Lynch and to play some of the best junior tennis players from Brevard County and beyond.

If you are interested in tennis either as an existing player, or as a complete newcomer, contact Florida Prep today.