Lakes Region, NH

Principal Contact:
Dawn Dragon
Phone: 603-264-7075

Free! Tennis PLUS (yoga + mindfulness)

Tennis PLUS programs are held in Laconia, Gilford, Meredith, Moultonborough, and Tilton. These are all free programs for kids. Register through the town’s Parks & Rec department or on our Sign-Up Page.

Join Advantage Kids for another summer of beginner tennis lessons – and, now, even MORE! Tennis PLUS (yoga + meditation) is an hour and a half program aimed at teaching kids resilience, self-confidence, self-regulation, and the basic skills they need to play a tennis match. Combining tennis and yoga increases kids’ ability to focus, excel academically, and relate to each other. As always, Tennis PLUS is a free program offered at your local park. Sign up through Parks & Rec or on our website at, and we’ll see you out there, twice a week, for an hour plus of Tennis PLUS (yoga + meditation). No equipment or experience necessary; all programs lead by professional Tennis Pros and Yoga Teachers.


All programs exceed guidelines for health and safety. Participants receive detailed information upon registering.


Below is a list of current Lakes Region summer programs by town:


Gilford: Gilford Village Field Courts (register at

Tuesday & Thursday mornings

5-6 & 7-9 years old                9:00-10:00 AM
10-11 & 12-14 years old         10:00-11:00 AM

Laconia: Laconia Memorial Field (register at

Tuesday & Thursday evenings

Grades 1-4                               6:00-7:30
Grades 5-adult                       6:30-8:00

Meredith: Meredith Tennis Courts (run by Sue Connolly)

Tuesday & Thursday evenings

Grades 1-4                             6:00-7:00
Grades 5-8                            7:00-8:00

Moultonborough: Suissevale Courts (run by Sue Connolly)

Monday & Wednesday evenings

7-12 years old                      6:00-8:00

Tilton: Tilton School

Monday & Wednesday evenings

Grades 1-4                             6:00-7:30
Grades 5-8                            6:30-8:00

Laconia Boys & Girls Club Free Jr. Tennis Thursdays 10/17-11/21

At the Laconia Boys & Girls Club on Thursdays with Kent & Carolyn Hemingway from 3:45-4:45pm. Sign up here. Contact Kent Hemingway directly for more information.

ACE-ing Autism – 2:30pm Sundays in Laconia 10/27 – 11/18

At the Laconia Boys & Girls Club on Sundays with Kent & Carolyn Hemingway. Sign up here. Contact Kent Hemingway directly for more information.

After-School Programs

After-School Programs are being conducted at several locations. They include:

The Lakes Region Middle School Tennis League, an annual program which is held on five Tuesdays during the months of May/June from 3:30 to 5:30 at Memorial Park in Laconia. Eligible teams can come from any middle school in the region. Sign up here. Contact Kent Hemingway directly for more information.

A Tennis Enrichment Program is being offered this Spring and Fall at the Jennie Blake Elementary School in Hill, NH. A similar program will be offered at the Compass Academy in Tilton, NH. Both programs will feature an hour of tennis followed by an hour of computer coding.

A Tennis Enrichment Program will be offered in the Fall at the Boys and Girls Club of Laconia. Please Sign up here or with the Boys & Girls Club Site Manager.

Autism Programs are held in the Spring and Fall of each year. They are usually held at the Laconia Boys & Girls Club at 876 North Main Street on Saturdays from 2:30 to 3:30. The program runs for six weeks. Sign up here for more information regarding the Fall 2019 program.

Special Events

Advantage Kids has two special events planned for the summer.

1. TennisGolf. Don’t miss this one. We invented it. The Third Annual TennisGolf Day will be held again on July 27th at Tavern 27, a boutique 9 hole pitch & putt course. Put together a team. Prizes for kids and adults. Golfing rules apply (we play “best ball”), but you must drive, pitch, and putt with your tennis racquet. It’s hilarious fun. A light breakfast is available and lunch is on us. Sponsorship opportunities exist. Call or email Brittany Boles for more information or register your team now by clicking the image below!

2. Tennis-athon & Awards Dinner. Date: End of Summer 2019. Location: TBD. Please support our annual fundraiser, by sponsoring a child for each hour of tennis they play at our 6-hour tennis-athon. For example, if you sponsor them for $5 an hour and they play all six hours, you’ll support Advantage-Kids with your $30 donation. It’s a fun event for the participants and is critical in helping to fund our charity, so that we can continue to operate. Every little bit helps !!! Sign up here to pledge at least 6 hours.

At the conclusion of playing tennis, we will have an informal awards dinner and celebration for kids, parents, sponsors and any friend of Advantage-Kids. For more information, contact Brittany Boles or Tim James.