Youth Tennis

We offer a wide range of junior tennis programs, ranging from beginner classes for tots to competitive tournaments for high school age players.

The Junior Tennis Class program is instructional and designed to broaden the lives of Youth ages 4-18. They are introduced to basic athletic skills and the skills used to play tennis. Social skills such as teamwork, patience, and communication are also an intentional part of the program. Regular participation will help each student grow in their tennis skills, understanding of playing tennis, and become a member of the YMCA tennis family.

Private, semi-private, or custom small group lessons are available upon request.

Beginner Classes

Rookies - ages 6 to 8

This class focuses on helping further develop the student’s athletic skills while adding basics of tennis, i.e. groundstrokes and rules of play.

Mon – Thu 9 – 10am

Tennis Option $35, Member $40, Guest $60

Future Stars - ages 9 to 10

This class focuses on helping further develop the student’s athletic skills while teaching tennis fundamentals, i.e. groundstrokes, serve, rules of play.

Mon – Thu 10 – 11am

Tennis Option $35, Member $40, Guest $60

Jr. and Sr. High School Novice - ages 12 to 18

This class is for kids in Junior High School who are just starting to play tennis or have very limited experience in the past.

Mon – Thu 11am – 12pm

Tennis Option $35, Member $40, Guest $60

Intermediate/Advanced Classes

Permission must be granted by the Pro Staff before one can register for these classes.

 

Rising Stars - Ages 8 to 11

These students have basic fundamental strokes and know how to keep score. They can sustain a short groundstroke rally against a coach in the service boxes. Fundamentals of this class are groundstroke variety, better control on serves, and learning to play “tennis points.”

Mon – Thu 10 – 11 am

Tennis Option $50, Member $60, Guest $90

Challengers - ages 11 to 14

These students must have taken Rising Stars or have pro approval to be in the class. These students have basic strokes, know how to keep score, and have basic court positioning in singles and doubles. They can sustain a rally with someone of the same skill level. Fundamentals of this class are learning to consistently control the direction and depth of the ball, introduction to spin, and hitting shots with a purpose.

Mon – Thu 1 – 2:30pm

Tennis Option $50, Member $60, Guest $90

Challengers Plus - Ages 13 to 18

These students must have taken the Challengers class or have pro approval to be in the class. These players have evidence of spin on their groundstrokes and serves, communicate while playing doubles, and understand how to move as a net player. They sometimes still get caught out of position due to lack of preparation and court positioning. This class helps develop a variety of spins and improved net-play.

Mon – Thu 2:30 – 4pm

Tennis Option $50, Member $60, Guest $90