Zina Garrison Tennis Academy – The Zina Garrison Tennis Academy is a non-profit 501C-3 organization that provides a free year-round tennis/fitness and education program for children ages 4 – 18 in Houston, Texas.

Signup for our Fall/Spring Program

All skill levels are welcome!

Monday – Friday

(Sept 11 – May 4)

Cost: FREE!

About Zina Garrison

Zina Garrison, one of the top tennis players in the world, was a product of a free tennis program started by John Wilkerson at MacGregor Park in 1974. Zina grew, using her former program as a stepping stone to become tennis a legend in Texas and all over the world.


Wanting to give back to the community and provide similar opportunities to other young people, Zina and her coach founded the Zina Garrison Academy in 1993.


The Zina Garrison Academy continues to strive to provide the best possible tennis and education program in the Houston area. Please view the rest of our website to discover the other valuable opportunities we provide. And come join us on the tennis court!

Our Mission

The mission of ZGA is to develop stars in the classroom, on the tennis court, and in the community by providing educational support, positive role models, parent education, and excellent tennis instruction.


The Zina Garrison Academy provides 50 weeks of free programming each year for all children in the Houston area. This tennis and leadership academy was founded in 1992 by legendary tennis professional.

More About ZGA


Education Programs

ZGA Education Programs are designed to support academic achievement, health/wellness and social/emotional skills.

Tennis Program

ZGA Tennis Program provides children the opportunity to play tennis and learn valuable life skills.

Apply for a Program

Open enrollment. Complete application. Program provides FREE developmental programs for children.


Help us to continue our programs. Any level appreciated. Donations are secure, private, and tax deductible.

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