Youth Tennis Lessons

 

REGISTRATION:   Session I Deadline is June 1st  (June Session)
                                   Session II Deadline is July 6th (July Session)
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AGES:                   4-18 year olds

DATES:                  Session I:   June 4th – June 28th  
                                Session II:  July 9th – August 2nd   
             
PLACE:                 Rudd Park Courts, 12th and College

 
DESCRIPTION OF CLASSES:  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’s 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.
 
Tiny Tots—Very beginning tennis; for 4-6 year olds.  Participants will learn basic stroke fundamentals and improve hand-eye coordination in a fun games-based approach to tennis.
Beginner I—Little or no experience; for 7+ year olds.  Participants will receive instruction on the fundamentals of the game, developing skills, ball control, stroke techniques, practice habits, and court etiquette.
Beginner II—Played some, limited instruction; for 7+ year olds.  Participants will continue to refine strokes and build confidence, agility, and consistency on the court.  Scoring and basic rules are taught.
Intermediate—Understands basic skills, can maintain rally and can serve; for 10+ year olds.  Participants will begin to advance their skills to the level of match-play situations.
Advanced—Can rally and serve from baseline fairly consistently, can hit volleys and overheads; for 13+ year olds.  Participants will work on perfecting all strokes, confidence and consistency, as well as match-play strategy.
 
TIME LEVEL OF CLASS AGES
         8:00 – 8:55          Tiny Tots                                 4-6
         9:00 – 9:55          Beginner I - Advanced            7-8
         10:00 – 10:55      Beginner I - Advanced            9-11
         11:00 – 11:55      Beginner I - Advanced            12 & up
 
DAYS: Monday & Wednesday / Tuesday & Thursday sessions 
 
SESSIONS: The fee is for Monday & Wednesday classes or Tuesday & Thursday classes.  If you want to participate all four days you must pay double.
 
FEES: $45.00 (In-District)  $60.00 (Out-of-District) PER SESSION
 
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.
 
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)