Tennis Anyone? Gotham Tennis Academy is an innovator in using cutting edge instructional methods to teach tennis to children in a positive, supportive environment. In fun and friendly classes right here at Mandell, Gotham teaches fundamental skill-building exercises critical to creating early muscle memory. Gotham utilizes USTA- approved low pressure balls, mini-nets and age and level appropriate drills. Gotham’s qualified pros are selected very carefully and understand the importance of younger players having a lot of fun, while developing confidence and learning the game of tennis. By the completion of the Gotham program, your child can expect to realize significant improvement in the areas of eye- hand coordination, footwork proficiency, basic stroke movements, and a basic understanding of tennis rules. Students Must Supply Their Own Tennis Racquets.