12 and Under &
Recreational Tennis Program

The goal of the RTC 12 and Under program is to inspire young children in a fun and nurturing atmosphere and teach them developmentally sound and age appropriate physical skills. For the older beginner, ages 12+, RTC offers a beginner yellow ball class that allows tweens and teens to move at an accelerated pace while learning with like-aged peers.

RTC is excited to welcome Mary Bowen as Director of 12 and U and Recreational Tennis. Coach Mary brings extensive knowledge of JTT and the USTA pathway. Listed age guidelines are not rigid. Players may move between each ball level based upon their skill progression and coach’s evaluations.

 

Red Ball
Ages 3-8

From the moment they step on the 36 foot court, kids learn the physical skills necessary to rally the ball and play the game of tennis, including coordination, balance, agility, reaction, jumping, skipping, throwing, catching, tracking, handling the racquet and hitting with biomechanically sound technique.

Tennis Tots: ages 3-4

Tuesdays: 4:15-5

10/22-12/17: $240/8 weeks
(no class 11/30)
Tennis Tots learn the physical skills to play tennis through games and partner activities.

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Stars: ages 5-8

Mondays: 5-6 p.m.
10/28-12/16: $210/7 weeks
(no class 11/25)
Wednesdays: 5-6 p.m.
10/23-12/18: $240/8 weeks
(no class 11/27)
Saturdays: 9-10 a.m.
10/26-12/21: $240/8 weeks
(no class 11/30)

This class is designed for beginning players. Stars learn the physical skills necessary to play tennis. They also participate in competitive games and limited point play.

Aces 2: ages 5-8

Mondays: 5-6 p.m.
10/28-12/16: $210/7 weeks
(no class 11/25)
Wednesdays: 5-6 p.m.
10/23-12/18: $240/8 weeks
(no class 11/27)
Thursdays: 5-6 p.m.
10/24-12/19: $240/8 weeks
(no class 11/28)
Saturdays: 9-10 a.m.
10/26-12/21: $240/8 weeks
(no class 11/30)

Designed for beginner players, students work on coordination and agility while also participating in competitive games and point play.

Aces 1: ages 5-8
(students who have taken Aces 2 or with coach approval)

Tuesdays: 5-6 p.m.
10/22-12/17: $240/8 weeks
(no class 11/26)
Thursdays: 5-6 p.m.
10/24-12/19: $240/8 weeks
(no class 11/28)
Saturdays: 9-10 a.m.
10/26-12/21: $240/8 weeks
(no class 11/30)

Students work on technical stroke production, movement, point and match play. Junior Team Tennis (JTT) and participation in USTA tournaments is recommended. 

Squad: ages 5-8
(by invitation only)

Tuesdays: 5-6 p.m.
10/22-12/17: $240/8 weeks
(no class 11/26)

Students in Squad have a good grasp of the strokes, positioning and rules required for competition and match play. In drilling and match play, the focus is on consistency, placement, movement and advanced stroke technique. JTT and participation in USTA tournaments is recommended.

Orange Ball
Ages 9-10

Playing on a 60 foot court, kids hone their skills and stroke technique.

Orange Ball 2

Mondays: 6-7 p.m.
10/28-12/16: $210/7 weeks
(no class 11/25)
Tuesdays: 6-7 p.m.
10/22-12/17: $240/8 weeks
(no class 11/26)
Thursdays: 6-7 p.m.
10/24-12/19: $240/8 weeks
(no class 11/28)
Saturdays: 10-11 a.m.
10/26-12/21: $240/8 weeks
(no class 11/30)

This class is designed for beginning players to work on the physical skills necessary to play tennis as well as stroke biomechanics, consistency and movement. Students also participate in competitive games and point play.

Orange Ball 1
(students who have taken Orange Ball 2 or with coach approval)

Tuesday: 6-7 p.m.
10/22-12/17: $240/8 weeks
(no class 11/26)
Wednesdays: 6-7 p.m.
10/23-12/18: $240/8 weeks
(no class 11/27)
Thursdays: 6-7 p.m.
10/24-12/19: $240/8 weeks
(no class 11/28
Saturdays: 10-11 a.m.
10/26-12/21: $240/8 weeks
(no class 11/30)

This class is for players who have developed the basic skills taught in Orange Ball 2. Students work on technical stroke production, point play, match play as well as basic tactics and strategy. Many of these students would benefit from playing USTA team tennis (JTT) and tournaments.

Squad (by invitation only)

Mondays: 6-7 p.m.
10/28-12/16: $210/7 weeks
(no class 11/25)
Wednesdays: 6-7 p.m.
10/23-12/18: $240/8 weeks
(no class 11/27)

Students in Squad have a solid foundation in the stroke technique, positioning and rules required for competition and match play. In drilling and match play, the focus is on consistency, placement, movement, advanced stroke technique and advanced tactics and strategy.. These students typically play JTT and tournaments.

 

Green Ball
Ages 11-12

Now on a full size court, players work on the physical skills necessary to play tennis along with stroke biomechanics, consistency and movement.

 

Green Ball 2

Tuesday: 7-8 p.m.
10/22-12/17: $240/8 weeks (no class 11/26)
Wednesdays: 7-8 p.m.
10/23-12/18: $240/8 weeks (no class 11/27)
Thursdays: 7-8 p.m.
10/24-12/19: $240/8 weeks (no class 11/28)
Saturdays: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
10/26-12/21: $240/8 weeks (no class 11/30)

This class is designed for pre-teen beginning players or recreational players moving from orange ball. Technical skills for an all-court game and proper footwork are taught along with beginner point play and strategy.

Green Ball 1
(students who have taken Green Ball 2 or with coach approval)

Mondays: 7-8 p.m.
10/28-12/16: $210/7 weeks (no class 11/25)
Saturdays: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
10/26-12/21: $240/8 weeks (no class 11/30)

Green 1 players have a solid foundation in stroke production and serve technique. Open and closed stance, slice, spin, and an emphasis on consistency, point construction, and strategy are all components of this class. Students in Green 1 are encouraged to participate in tournaments and JTT. Green ball players graduating from the program will move into RTC’s Premier 2 class.

 
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Yellow Ball
Ages 12+

Mondays: 8-9 p.m.
10/28-12/16: $210/7 weeks (no class 11/25)
Tuesdays: 8-9 p.m.
10/22-12/17: $240/8 weeks (no class 11/26)
Wednesdays: 8-9 p.m.
10/23-12/18: $240/8 weeks (no class 11/27)
Thursdays: 8-9 p.m.
10/24-12/18: $240/8 weeks (no class 11/28)

This class is for players who have developed the basic skills taught in Green Ball or older beginners (12 thru teen). Students work more on technical stroke production and point play. They also are introduced to match play and taught basic tactics and strategy. Many of these students would benefit from playing USTA team tennis and tournaments. Advancing players will move into RTC’s Premier 2 class.