Lessons for Children Ages 6+

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Tennis follows the same idea as other youth sports like baseball or soccer -use kid-sized equipment. Kids learn baseball by first playing T-ball; they use shorter, lighter bats and larger, softer, balls. Kids learning soccer begin with a size 3 ball, not a full size 5 ball, and play on smaller fields with smaller goals.

Red, orange, and green tennis balls don't move as fast through the air and are easier to hit because they bounce into your child's strike zone. The red, orange and green balls remove the lob game kids would play with regular yellow balls that bounce higher than their shoulders.

Youth Progression tennis recommends smaller rackets that are easier for smaller hands to hold and smaller arms to swing. By using equipment that matches the size and strength of the player, the benefits are immediate and within a short time kids are rallying, playing, and excited to keep playing. That means kids will keep the ball in play longer and have more fun!


Information for Parents 

We follow these health and safety guidelines:

  • A signed waiver form.

  • Coach to student ratio is 1:8 for Red Ball and 1:6 for all other levels

  • No viewing area, parents may drop off their child at the front door of the club no more than 5 minutes before the lesson. Pick up at the end of the lesson will be at the southgate.

  • Washrooms are open but the change room and water fountain are not available. Please come dressed to play with a racquet and waterbottle.
  • Hand sanitizer is at the front door on arrival and at the gate when leavin


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