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SLCC Offers Tennis, Pickleball & Platform Tennis for All Members and their Guests!

Courts can be reserved online by going to

2024 Pickleball Drop In Schedule





Guests of members are welcome to enjoy racquet sports when the member is present. The daily guest fee is $5 per person.

SLCC provides six Pickleball Courts available to Members and their guests!

Courts can be booked by going to

Private & Group Lessons for all ages are available through our Coordinator, Ben Gutierrez and Instructor Jeff Howlett

Ben Gutierrez
SLCC Pickleball Coordinator
4.5 Skill Rating
Text to Schedule Lessons: (616)795-3083

About Ben:
Ben is an experienced higher level player with several tournaments and medals at 4.0. He and his brother are going to be playing at 4.5 in a few weeks in the Earth Day Open in Grand Rapids. He looks forward to growing in the game at this level and bringing his experiences back to the students. He also currently plays recreational Pickleball at a 4.5 - 5.0 level.
"My favorite thing about teaching is watching the excitement from people when they learn new things and grow in their game."
Ben is currently in the process of receiving his PCI instruction certification.

Lesson Pricing:
4 people, $25 each for an hour lesson 
$30 for an hour and a half
3 and me $30 each for an hour lesson 
$35 for an hour and a half
Individual lessons $50 per hour 
$70 for an hour and a half


Jeff Howlett
Certified Pickleball Instructor
[email protected]

About Jeff:
Jeff Howlett has been playing for 9+ years. Jeff has over 85 medals and awards to date, including Gold Medalist at 2018 US Open: 55+ 4.5 Mixed division.

For over 5 years he has been a Pro Staff Instructor with Team Engage, teaching hundreds of students at Engage Camps in various US cities and internationally.

Jeff is certified through the IFP, PPR and IPTPA, and is a Certified Rating Specialist with the IFP and IPTPA. He also a IFP Evaluator involved in teaching & certifying future IFP Instructors.

He offers Private, Semi-Private, 3 + Me & Strategy Sessions.

SLCC has a tennis court and lessons available to all members and their guests. 

The tennis court can be reserved by going to 

Private & group lessons for all ages are available through our instructor Lindley Arnold for $40/hr (private lesson) or $15/hr (group lesson).

Lindley J. Arnold
Tennis Instructor
(616) 890-5858
[email protected]

About Lindley: 

Lindley is currently the Assistant Head coach for Boys and Girls Tennis @ Kelloggsville High School and is the Student Services Coordinator @ 54 Street Academy. Lindley attended Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan majoring in Social Work. While at Ferris he won the amateur tennis title, an award given to the best tennis player who is not currently in the professional tennis management program and/or on the tennis team. He is a member of the USTA with a current ranking of 3.5/4.0

Lindley Arnold is an educator currently living and working in Grand Rapids. His areas of focus include coaching tennis and building positive relationships with children and families. As an educator he enjoys teaching tennis to children and adults. In their pursuit to be the best player and person they can be, Lindley uses his skills from inside and outside of the classroom.

His approach to tennis is: The first lesson he learned in tennis is that “not all talent is distributed equally”. However, with hard work and dedication a person can only be limited by their own constraints.

To help you to be the best tennis player that you can be. I will teach you how to use the correct technique and strokes for each shot. You will learn how to hit the right shot at the right time. While training we will have fun, and play loose and be confident.

Besides working in education, Lindley travels all over the country attending training sessions for tennis skill and coaching improvement. This is done to gain new skills, and techniques from coaching ideas to inspire others.

When not playing or coaching tennis, Lindley enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter and two sons.

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Monday, June 17th - Friday, August 2nd


Noon-1:00pm: Open for Kids Camp / Private Lessons

1:00-2:00pm: Beginner/Elementary School Tennis Class

2:00-3:00pm: Girls Rock Tennis Class

3:00-4:30pm: Performance Plus Tennis Class

5:00-6:00pm: Private Lessons

6:00-7:30pm: Adult Cardio / Group Play


Noon-1:00pm: Private Lessons

1:00-2:00pm: Beginner/Elementary School Tennis Class

2:00-3:00pm: Girls Rock Tennis Class

3:00-4:30pm: Performance Plus Tennis Class

4:30pm to 5:30pm: Private Lessons


Noon-5:00pm: Private Lessons

SLCC has two Platform Tennis courts and lessons available to all members and their guests. 

Platform Tennis is a cold weather sport where the courts are heated from below to melt ice and snow off of the courts. 

The courts can be reserved by going to