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.

Adult Huskies Tennis Lessons for ages 17 and up who are looking to improve their tennis games as a beginner class with little to no experience or intermediate class for those more advanced! Each class will include technique and games to develop skills that will improve their hitting session and match play on their own.

Class size is limited to 8 participants per class. Drop-ins welcome but subject to class capacity. Give the instructor 24 hours' notice before the class time if you want to drop-in.

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


Fall 2022

Advanced (By instructor approval only)

To register, call (906) 487-2774 or (906) 487-2073 or in person.


Monday, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Session 1 (6 weeks): August 29 - October 10 (no class September 5- Labor Day)

Session 2 (7 weeks): October 24 - December 12 (no class November 21 - Thanksgiving week)

Registration closes October 24, 12:00pm.


Full Session: $178

Monday Drop-in Rate: $30/class


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Tuesday, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Session 1 (6 weeks): August 30 - October 4

Session 2 (7 weeks): October 25 - December 13 (no class November 22 - Thanksgiving week)

Registration closes October 25, 12:00pm.


Full Session: $178

Tuesday Drop-in Rate: $30/class 

Beginner/Learn to Play

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Thursday, 7:00pm-8:00pm

Session 1 (6 weeks): September 1 - October 6

Session 2 (7 weeks): October 27 - December 15 (no class November 24 - Thanksgiving)

Registration closes October 27, 12:00pm.


Full Session: $120

Thursday Drop-in Rate: $20/class 


Gates Tennis Center 


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 towards 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 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.