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Junior Starter Tennis Programs

After much consideration and relentless review of the evolving information from federal and state agencies, as well as industry, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Red Ball I and II, Orange Ball and Green Dot Ball for the 2020 summer season. We look forward to seeing you in the fall! Below is general information regarding youth tennis: 

Red Ball Level 1

An introductory tennis clinic for children ages 4-6.  (formerly Mr. Pee Wee Beginner)

Players are introduced to the fundamentals of tennis. We focus on consistency of strokes through a slow and controlled swing speed. Activities are targeted to help develop coordination, balance, and agility while forming the skills necessary to serve, rally and score. This program uses red low compression balls, 36 foot court and 33 inch net. First time students receive a free 23 inch racquet.

Red Ball Level II

Players must graduate from Red Ball Level I or be first time players between the ages of 6-8 in order to enroll in this class.  (formerly Mr. Pee Wee Advanced)

Players continue to improve their coordination, agility and balance while beginning to focus on movement and footwork. We work to improve consistency of strokes and begin to learn how to place the ball side-to-side, deep, and short before graduating to Orange Ball Level III.

Orange Ball Level III

Players must graduate from Red Ball Level I & II or be first time players between the ages of 8-10 in order to enroll in this class.  (formerly Super Pee Wee)

Students are introduced to topspin and underspin on both forehand and backhand strokes with an emphasis on developing technique, rallying skills and beginning point play.  This group uses the orange lower compression ball along with the regulation 36 inch net and 60 foot court specified for ages 10 and under.  A 25 inch racquet is recommended for this clinic. In order to participate in this level, players must have the necessary strength and skills to hit and play within court dimensions.

Green Dot Ball Level IV

Players must graduate from Red & Orange Ball Levels or be first time players between the ages of 11-12 in order to enroll in this class.  (formerly Junior Beginner) 

This group uses green dot low compression balls on the regulation 78 foot court and 36 inch net. Players must have the skills and strength to play within these dimensions. Students work to improve topspin and underspin ground stroke technique. Emphasis is placed on developing the serve and initiating point play on the regulation sized court.

Yellow Ball Level V

Players must graduate from Red, Orange & Green Levels or be first time players between the ages of 13-14 in order to enroll in this class.  (formerly Junior Intermediate)

This is the final step in our clinic process before advancing to the Junior Competitive Program. At this level all of the basic skills are reviewed and players are given an opportunity to use their skills in a variety of playing situations. Emphasis is on technique, consistency and mastering play in competitive settings. In order to advance, players must demonstrate their proficiency with topspin, underspin and serve. This program uses regulation yellow tennis balls on a 78 foot court and 36 inch net.

Our junior starter tennis programs are available to both members and nonmembers. For more information regarding starter programs, please contact our concierge staff at (734) 665-3738 (ext. 134) or email concierge@libertyathletic.net.

Youth Tennis Brochure