Junior

Our developmental junior tennis for kids program at Kinetix Tennis is designed to provide a safe learning environment for your child. The cornerstone concepts – “Build an athlete and then hand them a tennis racquet and teach them to play.”

We believe in the importance of athletic development! Our junior tennis for kids programs and private lessons all have that basic concept in place. Imagine the possibilities of a more rewarding experience in any sport if we can enhance your child’s balance, improve speed, increase sending and receiving skills, amplify complex motor skill development, etc. In our 6-court indoor facility it is not only possible but it is achieved!

The junior tennis for kids program is very comprehensive. There are 8 Levels of training all designed around the way your child learns. Please take a look at the 8 Levels which cover the kids just starting out to tournament level players. Of course, we will have fun when we are exploring the stroke development and learning to play! If there are any questions, don’t hesitate to email our Director of Tennis, vince@kinetixtennis.com.

Indoor 2020-2021 Junior Class Schedule

Player Coach Relationship

Junior Classes

Explorers

Level 1 | Ages 3-5

Racquet Size | 19-21”

Court Size | 36’

This is a Level 1 program. Introduction to the 3 basic athletic skills. Agility, Balance, and Coordination. The all games class will also teach basic send and receive techniques. Boundaries, space, and counting to keep score will be taught. This is a 45 min program.

Red Ralleyers

Level 2 | Ages 5 – 7

Racquet Size | 21-23”

Court Size | 36’

Students will build a strong base through agility, balance, and coordination by utilizing a games-based approach. They will focus on developing strong skills by sending and receiving of the ball with solid technique. They will learn in defined spaces and hitting to targets to learn about spacial awareness all while developing a sound tactical foundation.

Orange Crushers

Level 3 | Ages 8-10

Racquet Size | 25”

Court Size | 42’ to 60′

Fun and Game Time! All designed to help this group of kids explore tennis. Orange low compression balls with a smaller 60ft court size is used. Longer rallies and the introduction of strategy and competition is explored. New technics are developed!

Junior Development

Level 4 | Ages 11 – 12

Racquet Size | 26″

Court Size | 60’ To 78′

This class is for NEW PLAYERS or those that have had limited exposure. Players will use a variety of specialty training balls that are orange and green (varying compression). Development is through a strong base of agility, balance, and coordination. Students are developing proper sending and receiving of the ball with a solid technical foundation. Athletic skills that are needed to play tennis will be developed. Focus will be on technical development, grips, groundstrokes, and serving on balance. Players will learn basic tactics.

Junior Competitive

Level 5 | Ages 13 – UP

Racquet Size | 27″

Court Size | Full Court

This class for INTERMEDIATE players in middle school and high school. Players are working towards more consistency and ball control using green and yellow balls for skill building Emphasis is on shot selection and varying speeds of rallies. There is a growing emphasis on the tactical development needed to compete. Foundations of athleticism will be challenged and enhanced. Serve placement and basic pattern play is introduced.

Junior Advanced

Level 6 | Ages 13 – Up

Racquet Size | 27″

Court Size | Full Court

This class for ADVANCED players working towards the ability to rally with speed, height, and depth in all directions. Concepts and situational training will include building weapons, typically the serve and forehand. Players will continue to define athletic skills need to compete at higher level events and matches. Explosive steps, balance, and speed will be developed as well as a heavy emphasis on learning how to compete at higher levels. Match play and point play is a requirement.

Junior Kinetix Tennis Academy

Level 7 | Ages 10 – 12

Racquet Size | 27″

Court Size | Full Court

This is a Level 7 program. Invitation Group for COMMITTED players with a high level of technical and tactical competence. Athletes are taking regular private lessons and embracing a challenging environment. This group is actively competing in USTA events and playing at a top level for their high school teams or have a district or sectional ranking. This is a highly competitive and driven environment intended for maximum growth potential. Enrollment is limited.

Kinetix Tennis Academy

Level 8 | Ages 13 and UP

Racquet Size | 27

Court Size | Full Size

Invitation Group for COMMITTED players with a high level of technical and tactical competence. Takes regular private lessons and embraces challenging environments. Competing in USTA events and playing at a top level for their high school teams or have a district or sectional ranking. Highly competitive and driven environment intended for maximum growth potential. Enrollment is limited.

Match Play and Play Days

Opportunities for all levels and all players.  Match play and play days are absolutely essential to apply the concepts learned during classes and private lessons.  This is the time to experiment and try out and practice to gain comfort and confidence.