Tennis and Pickleball

Tennis is a lifelong sport that the entire family can enjoy. Lessons continue throughout the fall weather permitting. Our certified instructor will focus on motor skills and hand eye coordination while teaching your child the basics of tennis, including: forehands, backhands, volleys, overheads, and serves. Kids will have fun learning through drills and games.

Suffolk Parks and Recreation offers youth, teen and adult tennis lessons for the beginners who are just picking up a racquet, to the more advanced intermediate players looking to sharpen their skills! We have 10 tennis courts (4 courts with lighting) surrounding our grassy gazebo pavilion. Instructors are USTA certified. Classes, tournaments, and round robin leagues are held at the Howard Mast Tennis Complex (behind the Krogers Shopping Center and next to Lake Meade Park). Call 757-514-7243 for more information.

Tennis Ball Machine Rental

A tennis ball machine is available for rental for those who choose to practice hitting individually. Rent a tennis ball machine for $10 per hour. Call Howard Mast Tennis Complex at 757-514-7243 for further details.


For more information, please contact Dominique Cox at (757) 514-7270 or .

*COVID-19 screening and protocols will be enforced. Masks are required for entry, but may be removed while playing.

Further Information & Registration

Contact Dominique Cox 757-514-7270 or

Tennis Coach

Ken Cussick, USPTA Tennis Professional


Ken has been a USPTA certified professional for 25 years and reached the 5.0 level of competitive tennis. He has managed and taught at the public, private, commercial and elite club level. He has coached many children in the competitive pathways, some of which reached the top 10 in the Mid-Atlantic and continued to have a successful college tennis experience. Ken's true passion is helping the adult who has tennis playing experience in the past, maybe even as far back as high school, get back in the game or the mother who wants to take care of herself by reaping the mental, emotional, physical and social benefits of tennis. Ultimately, his overarching goal is to create a community tennis network where people enjoy tennis as a social activity.