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Youth Tennis


2020 Intra-Club Tournaments

Youth members who can serve and maintain a rally are welcome to play in our youth tennis tournaments. This year we will offer boys and girls singles for different age groups.  Please log-in for more details and to sign-up for these tournaments.


**Due to COVID-19 the following Classes and Tennis Team will NOT be offered this summer**

Classes

Introduction to Tennis (age 5-6) provides instruction on elemental tennis strokes and basics of the game and court etiquette.

Beginner Tennis (age 7-8) covers tennis basics including parts of the racket and tennis court, eye/hand coordination drills, proper tennis grip, and the basics of forehands, backhands, and volleys. Instructors work with different ability levels as time and class sizes allow.

Junior Tennis (age 9-12) builds on basic skills, including forehands, backhands, volleys, and serves, adding scoring games and sets as well as continuing to emphasize tennis etiquette.

Teen Tennis (age 13+) builds on the stroke development and emphasis on tennis etiquette from the Junior Tennis class, concentrating on serving, game play, and strategy.Youth members who can serve and maintain a rally are welcome to play in our youth tennis tournaments. We offer a variety of tournaments for boys and girls: singles, doubles, and mixed doubles for different age groups.

Tennis Team

The tennis team is for experienced players who can serve and maintain a rally, and includes match play and strategy. The team meets on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, and plays both home and away matches with other local yacht clubs and recreational organizations. A schedule is provided at the start of each month regarding practice and matches. Please sign up for the appropriate age level: 1:00 to 2:00 for those thirteen and over, 2:00 to 3:00 for those ages nine through twelve. The tennis team meets at the kids’ courts on West Shore Avenue. Fees include a Yacht Club tennis team t-shirt. Players wear white shorts or tennis skirts for match play.

A Permission Slip is required to participate on the Tennis Team.  This will be emailed to participants after registration.

June Tennis Clinic

The June Tennis Clinic is for players of all levels ages 9-16 and will include stretching and light drills instruction, technique and practice (e.g. forehand, backhand, volley, serve); match play/strategy; and team building games. There are two levels: beginner and intermediate/advanced. Our teaching pros will place players in the appropriate class on the first day.