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10 and Under Tennis
2017 Fall session information coming soon.
Our 10 and Under Tennis Programs (TAUT) introduce tennis to children based on age, physical size and ability. By modifying the court dimensions (36’or 60’ in length), equipment (appropriately sized tennis racquets and red, orange or green balls), net height and scoring system, coupled with a play component, children develop better technical and point playing skills. Please visit www.YouthTennis.com for more information about how we fit tennis to kids.
Schedule and registration form
Tennis Slam Fridays schedule Orange PLUS Challenge - Match play for Orange PLUS students
Mommy and Me (Ages 3-4 years, Adult/Child): 1-hour program on weekends
Interactive adult and child playtime introducing the fundamentals of tennis in a game-based environment. Agility, balance, and coordination are developed through fun activities and games. Use of Red Foam and Felt Balls on 36’ Red Court.
Red (Ages 4-5 years; NTC rating QSTFT):Red (QSTFT) – Players are introduced to the fundamentals of tennis through activities designed to build a solid foundation for long term athletic development. Activities are focused on developing the ABCs (agility, balance, and coordination) all while forming the skills necessary to serve, rally, and score. Use of Red Foam and Felt Balls on 36ft Red Court. Recommended 1-2 days a week.
Red PLUS (Ages 6-8 years; NTC rating QS1): Players continue to sharpen their ABCs (agility, balance, and coordination) while developing greater dynamic movement and footwork with a proactive focus on sending and receiving. Introduction to various spins on both Forehand and Backhand strokes and the different grips used. Ability to intentionally place the ball to open spaces is crucial before graduating to next level. Typically, this is the developmental stage with the greatest duration. Red Felt Balls on 36ft Red Court. Recommended 1-2 days a week.
Orange (Ages 8-10 years; NTC rating QS2): This builds upon the sound athletic base established in earlier classes while integrating more spatial and time constraints. Players utilize control, spin, and positioning to their advantage while also being able to consistently rally and co-operate with a partner. The ability to maintain proper technique during points and proficiency on serve is a necessity before graduating to the next level. Orange Balls on 60ft Orange Court.
Orange PLUS (Ages 8-10 years; NTC rating QS3): This next level of Orange includes a large element of competition and point play focus. Students should be participating in PlayDays before advancing to Green. Orange Balls on 60ft Orange Court. Recommended 2 days a week. Also see Orange PLUS Challenge on separate flyer.
Orange PLUS Challenge: Match play for 10 and Under Orange PLUS students. Now is the time to start having fun playing matches using 10 and Under Orange format. Enroll in two 1.5 hour programs and Tennis Slam Fridays are *Free. *To receive free “Tennis Slam” Fridays, in-person registration required. Space is limited.
Green (Ages 8-10 years; NTC rating QSMO): Players are beginning to determine their style of play and how it matches up with other styles. This class will incorporate both singles and doubles strategy and play. Players should be introduced to 10U Tournaments. Orange Balls on 60’ Orange Court and Green Balls on 78’ Green Court. Offered as 1½-hour programs.
10U Academy and Feed the Feeder (Ages 8-10 years; NTC rating QSTP): At this stage of the development pathway, players have chosen tennis as a primary sport and are actively and regularly participating in 10U tournaments. Players are now working on developing weapons in their game and implementing more advanced patterns of play. Green Balls on 78’ Green Court. Recommended at least 2 days a week at this level. Offered as a 2-hour class with ½ hour of built-in strength and conditioning. Feed the Feeder - working in conjunction with NTC Feeder Program, this program is an invitation-only development Pathway for those 10 and Under players hoping to become a part of the Feeder program.
Tennis Slam Fridays are offered to students with NTC rating QSMO and QSTP. The competition from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm. Enroll in two 1.5 hour programs and Tennis Slam Fridays are *Free. *To receive free “Tennis Slam” Fridays, in-person registration required. Space is limited.
10 and Under Tennis schedule, Tennis Slam Fridays and Orange Plus Challenge schedule and registration form ... coming soon