Adult Lessons—Gates Tennis Center

Registration and payment can be completed online, phone at 906-487-2073, or the SDC Ticket Office. Participants/guardians must sign a waiver of liability and concussion awareness form prior to participation. Gates Tennis Center is not responsible for the security of property lost, found, or abandoned in the facility. Users are expected to keep their belongings such as cell phones and laptops within their sight at all times.

Updated COVID-19 Requirements effective August 15, 2021

*Face coverings are required upon entry regardless of vaccination status but may be removed during exercise/physical activity in the Student Development Complex and Gates Tennis Center. Please refer and adhere to all posted signage for specific arenas inside the Student Development Complex.

Adult Huskies Tennis Lessons are now being offered for ages 17 and up who are looking to learn more about the game of tennis! Each class will include techniques and games to learn and develop skills that will improve their workouts and match play on their own. Class size is limited.

Lesson participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment for lessons, but Gates can provide equipment to those who don't have their own.


Gates Tennis Center 

Fall 2021


Jamie's approval only - Monday, 6:00-7:30pm

Intermediate - Tuesday, 6:30-7:30pm

Learn to Play/Beginner - Thursday, 7:00-8:00pm

Session 1: August 30 - September 30

Registration closes August 29, 11:59pm. No class September 6.

Session 2: October 4 - November 4

Registration closes October 3, 11:59pm.

Session 3: November 8 - December 16

Registration closes November 7, 11:59pm. No class November 22, 23, 25.


Monday only, 4-week session: $90

Tuesday only, 5-week session: $75

Thursday only, 5-week session: $75

Drop-in rate Tuesday & Thursday: $20/class

Drop-in rate Monday: $30/class

Drop-in rates are only available if the class has not reached capacity. Give the instructor 24 hours' notice before the class time if you want to drop in. 


Contact Jamie D'Agostini, Gates Programming Coordinator, at 203-253-6739 or email

About the Coach

Jamie D'Agostini

Originally from Stamford, Connecticut, Jamie D'Agostini started playing competitive tennis and soccer at age 9 but quickly turned all of his attention toward tennis full time because he loved it so much! In high school, Jamie was a member of 4 state championship teams, along with competing in the USTA as a nationally ranked junior.

Jamie went on to attend the University of Hartford on a tennis scholarship. After 4 years of collegiate tennis and a major in history, he began his tennis teaching/coaching career in 1999. As a member of the USPTA, he worked at the Westport Tennis Club and Burning Tree Country Club. In 2011, he moved to Southern California to further pursue his tennis career. While in California, Jamie was Head Tennis Professional for the Wyatt Russell Tennis Academy in Costa Mesa, CA.

In October of 2020, Jamie moved to Houghton to run the recreational tennis program for Michigan Tech University and assist with the Huskies Men's and Women's tennis teams. He is very happy to be a part of the Michigan Tech staff and looks forward to growing junior and adult programs at Gates Tennis Center, as well as giving our clients the best tennis experience possible.