Dellwood Country Club offers an extensive tennis program for all ages and levels of ability. Our recently resurfaced courts and new Tennis Center provide the perfect facility for member play, drills and private lessons. Our two Pickleball courts allow members to enjoy playing one of the fastest growing sports in the country.

Tennis Professionals

Peg Kelly

Director of Tennis

Peg has operated her own business teaching tennis and golf for the past 15 years throughout the area. Before that she was in sales and marketing with the White Bear Racquet and Swim. She played #1 singles at Alexander Ramsey, and #1 singles and doubles at Winona State University. She currently spends six months in Phoenix, Arizona. Peg likes to give everyone the best tennis experience each and every time they step on the court!


We offer lesson programs for juniors starting at two years of age, and progressing through high school. As juniors advance through our tennis lesson program, they will learn the fundamentals of the sport, train for competition, and ultimately engage in tournament and team play.

Starting at age four, we teach basic hand-eye skills using the USTA Quick Start tennis system. Fun will be emphasized while learning to play the game. As juniors progress, we work on basic stroke production and scoring while continuing to master general coordination skills. Rallying and point play will be emphasized in order to quickly move to match play. Scoring and basic rules of tennis will be taught as well as sportsmanship and fair play.

As juniors reach eight to 10 years of age, focus shifts to stroke production and basic movement patterns while continuing to focus on rallying and point play. Basic tactics will be introduced and match play will be emphasized. Players will be encouraged to play regulation matches whenever possible and matches against other area Clubs will be offered for those players who feel ready.

For the 11 to 13 year olds, we introduce advanced strokes and movement patterns. Players will also be working on more advanced spins and point patterns. Doubles and singles strategy will be covered in order to prepare the players for tournament and team play. Weekly matches against other area Clubs will be offered.

As juniors progress, we will be working with those 14 and older on perfecting all aspects of their games. Drills will focus on point play and match situations. All shots will be reviewed and problem areas will be addressed. Players will be prepared to play on school teams, and participation in local area tournaments will be encouraged. Weekly match play against other area Clubs will be offered.

Private lessons are available and can be made by contacting Peg Kelly, Director of Tennis, at All skill levels are welcome!