Junior Starter Tennis Programs
Red Ball Level 1
An introductory tennis clinic for children ages 4-5.
This program introduces the fundamentals of tennis using the red oversized low-compression ball on a 36-foot court. Players learn all the basic strokes and form the skills necessary to serve, rally and score. The focus is developing the ABCs (agility, balance, and coordination). 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.
Players continue to refine their strokes and improve agility, coordination, and balance. Tennis specific movement and footwork will also be introduced along with basic serving mechanics. The red oversized low-compression ball is used on a 36-foot court.
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.
This program uses the orange low-compression ball on a 60-foot court which is specified for ages 10 and under. Students are introduced to topspin on both the forehand and backhand with an emphasis on developing technique, placement, rallying skills and beginning point play. To participate in this clinic, 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.
This program uses the green low-compression ball on the regulation 78-foot court. Players must have the strength and skills to hit and serve from the baseline. Students work to develop topspin groundstrokes and underspin volleys. Transition game skills including approach shots, volleys and overheads will also be taught. In addition, emphasis will be placed on the serve and initiating point play on the regulation 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.
This is the final step in our clinic process before advancing to the Junior Competitive Program. This program uses the yellow ball on a regulation 78-foot court. Players must demonstrate their proficiency with all strokes and be able to rally, serve and score in competitive situations.
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 [email protected].