Private Tennis Lessons

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 areas inside the Student Development Complex.

Looking for a tennis lesson geared just toward you? Then you'll want to take a private or semi-private lesson!

Private tennis lessons are available for participants of all ages. Lessons are available in half-hour, 45-minute, and one-hour increments and are scheduled during open court times based on an agreed-upon time between the coach and participant.

Scheduling Private Lessons

Contact Jamie D'Agostini, Gates Programming Coordinator, at 203-253-6739 or email to set up a lesson.

Participants (and parent or guardian if under age 18) must sign a waiver of liability and concussion awareness form prior to participation. Gates Tennis Center is not responsible for lost or stolen property. Please do not leave valuables unattended. 


Gates Tennis Center


  • One Hour Private $55
  • 45-Minute Private $41.25
  • Half Hour Private $27.50
  • One Hour Semi-Private $55/hour

You may pay at the time of the lesson in person at Gates Tennis Center. You can also purchase lessons in advance online, in person, or over the phone at Gates Tennis Center (906-487-2774) or the SDC Ticket Office (906-487-2073).

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.