Regional leaders in adaptive tennis programming.
BETC is proud to be the regional leader in providing adaptive tennis programming. We believe that tennis is a sport for life and can meet the recreational needs for individuals with physical, mental or emotional challenges.
BETC offers four levels of adaptive tennis lessons for students of varying abilities.
BETC hosts Adaptive Recreation Classes through the Kent Parks Department on Saturdays from 7-8pm. All levels welcome and students must register through Kent Parks.
By instructor approval, students in Level 2 have some tennis experience and must be able to sustain short rallies.
By instructor approval, students in Level 3 have increased court awareness and can sustain rallies and play points.
By instructor approval, students in Level 4 are match capable. Classes include strategy and conditioning.
For Level 1, please refer to the Kent Parks and Recreation schedule. Levels 2-4 are $18 per hour/$27 for 1.5 hours. Registration and payment are completed through BETC. Students must be BETC members or pay guest fees for Levels 2-4. Junior Memberships are available.
DDA Funding: BETC begins accepting DDA Respite Funding for Levels 2-4 in April. Athletes must be pre-approved by DSHS Developmental Disabilities Administration. BETC will submit athlete names to DDA to confirm funds are available and will invoice DDA monthly.
Meet the Coaches
Coach Allan has been Head Pro at BETC for over 25 years. He is one of a select few teaching Pros in the Pacific Northwest with both a USPTA Elite Professional Rating as well as certification as a High Performance instructor from the USTA. As a junior, he held the number one ranking in the Pacific Northwest, then went on to play for top 20 NCAA team University of California Irvine. After college, he earned Men’s Open Singles and Doubles titles locally. He has also served as an assistant coach for the University of Washington Men’s tennis team. Allan teaches a weekly Adaptive Recreation class for children and young adults with Special Needs.
Marilyn graduated from Washington and Lee University and was a two-time National Semifinalist in singles and won an NCAA DIII Doubles Championship title. She garnered All-Conference honors all four seasons and was Conference Player of the Year each of her final three seasons. She was named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) DIII Player of the Year. She then played professionally for over 10 years, achieving a professional WTA ranking of #583 in Singles and #539 in Doubles. While on tour, she played in tournaments across 5 continents. Marilyn holds a USTA Elite Professional rating. Marilyn also runs our Special Olympics and Adaptive Recreation classes and groups.