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Youth Tennis Lessons

Learn to Play Tennis

Each class provides a fun and relaxed atmosphere to introduce the fundamentals: developing ball sense, concentration, attention to detail and good sportsmanship. Classes include instruction, drills, fun games, fitness, agility and team building exercises.

For players at every level, there is a personalized approach to improving power, control, and game play strategy. Every level will work to learn and improve the forehand, backhand, volley, and serve.

Instructors will divide the participants into appropriate ages and skill levels the first week of lessons.

children learning to play tennis

REGISTER:

  • Session I  (June): April 10th - May 25th
  • Session II (July): May 8th - July 5th 

AGES:

  • 4-17 years old

DATES:

  • Session I:  June 5th - June 29th
  • Session II: July 10th - August 3rd

SESSION DAYS:

  • Monday & Wednesday  or
  • Tuesday & Thursday
  • Sign up for both and pay double!

COST:

  • $45 in District or $60 Out of District
Class Descriptions: 
  • Age 4 - 6:  Very beginning tennis - participants will learn basic stroke fundamentals and improve hand-eye coordination in a fun games-based approach to tennis.
  • Age 7 - 8:  Participants will receive instruction on the fundamentals of the game, developing skills, ball control, stroke techniques, practice habits, and court etiquette. Scoring and the rules of tennis introduced.
  • Age 9 - 11: Participants will continue to refine strokes and build confidence, agility, and consistency on the court. Scoring and the rules of tennis will be mastered.
  • Age 12+: Participants will begin to advance their skills to the level of match-play situations. Instruction will emphasize the importance of footwork and strategy during play.
Class Times by Age: 

Times are subject to change due to class size.

  •  8:00 am - 8:55 am:  Ages 4-6
  •  9:00 am - 9:55 am:  Ages 7-8
  • 10:00 am - 10:55 am: Ages  9-11
  • 11:00 am - 11:55 am: Ages 12 & up
Choosing a Raquet: 

CHOOSING A TENNIS RACQUET: The following are standard guidelines for age and racquet length selection. If an 8-year-old is the size of an average 10-year-old, choose the 10-12 racquet. Move up one size (possibly two) to adjust for exceptionally high physical strength or ability, but adjusting down for lack of strength is almost never necessary. A junior player should use as long a racquet as he/she can comfortably handle. This will encourage development of smooth strokes that utilize good weight transfer and larger muscles. Too small a racquet encourages excessive wrist and elbow action, which, in the long run, will harm both stroke development and the arm. A junior is generally ready for an adult racquet when weighing 85 pounds or more.

Age: Racquet Length

0-4: 19"

4-5: 21"

6-7: 23"

8-10: 25"

10-12: 26"

12 &, up: 27-29" (adult size racquet)

Important Notes 
  • Please bring your own water bottle and wear sunscreen.
  • Students need to wear court appropriate tennis shoes (no sandals.)
  • Students will be required to do some running!
  • Classes missed may be made up with prior arrangements!
  • EACH PLAYER MUST PROVIDE HIS/HER OWN TENNIS RACQUET.