Meadow Creek's Junior Tennis Programs
The Meadow Creek Junior Tennis Program is a developmental tennis academy designed to provide children of all ages with a quality experience. Supervised by USPTA teaching professionals, our programs are taught in a positive and constructive manner to develop each child’s ability while learning the lifelong sport of tennis
Junior Quickstart Tennis: We are enthusiastic about the success using the Quick Start Play Format for our 10 and under tennis classes. The Quick Start Tennis Play Format is an exciting way of learning tennis, designed to bring kids into the game by adapting the equipment, court dimensions and the scoring to the age and size of children- just like other youth sports do. The goal is to enable kids to have more enjoyable experiences early on in the learning process- and having fun is the number one factor in keeping kids involved in any sport. To reach this goal we use a combination of shorter racquets, smaller courts and lower compression balls (lower bounce and slower flight develops technical skills faster) in both the 'Red Ball' and 'Orange Ball' developmental classes. By using smaller courts and slower balls, the game of tennis becomes easier, leading to greater and earlier success and lots more fun!
Our staff has completed multiple training courses in the Quick Start Play Format both locally and nationally and are looking forward to teaching your children.
Junior Red Ball - Level I & II
Our entry level class for beginning juniors approximately ages 4-8. The class uses 36' courts and the red foam or red felt, low compression balls. Emphasis is on developing motor skills, reaction/anticipation and sending and receiving the ball. Level II focuses on increased stroke development, teamwork and rallying the ball back and forth using proper grips.
Junior Orange Ball
Tuesday & Thursday 4:30pm-6:00pm
This class strongly emphasizes the proper techniques for all the basic strokes in tennis. Footwork, focus and reaction time skills are developed. This class uses the 60' courts and the orange low compression ball. Point play games will be utilized.
Junior Green Ball
Mondays 4:30pm-6:00pm and Thursdays 4:30pm-6:00pm
The primary focus for players at this stage is movement while using proper technique. Instructors emphasize the importance of using the correct grips for all shots. Live ball drills and games are used to prepare the students for match play. Satellite level tournament play is encouraged. Entering players should be able to rally 15-20 balls in a row from the short court, 8-12 from full court and make 4 of 10 serves from the baseline.
Junior Yellow Ball - Level I
Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30-6:00pm
Players at this level are successfully playing Challenger tournaments and playing or preparing to play high school tennis. Entering players must be able to maintain full court rallies of 10-15 balls, have all the basic grips and strokes and be able to make 6 of 10 serves. Suggested ages 13-18.
Yellow Ball - Level II*
Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30pm-6:00pm
At this level, court strategy, ball placement and shot selection are emphasized in a lively and challenging atmosphere. Real game situations are used to help the students focus on different spins, court movement and stroke refinement. Players at this level are successfully playing Challenger tournaments and also playing Championship level events. Suggested ages 13-18.
*Participants must have completed Yellow Ball Level I or have Pro approval to sign up for Yellow Ball II.
**All Meadow Creek Junior tennis class levels are skill and safety based. Age ranges are provided as suggested guidelines only.
High Performance - Level I:
Wednesdays 4:30pm-6:00pm and Saturdays 2:00pm-3:30pm
This is an intensive program for the younger players (approximately ages 9-13) who strive to become open-level, competitive players. A combination of advanced stroke development, court strategy, conditioning, focus drills and match play are used to help them achieve their goal. It is recommended that participants in this program play tournaments and take private lessons to ensure their success. Pro-approval required.
High Performance - Level II:
Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:30pm-6:00pm and Saturdays 12:30pm-2:00pm
This is an intense program for the open level competitive player. These players are often ranked at the sectional or national level. This class is designed to develop and enhance serious tournament level players’ talent through a combination of court strategy, conditioning, focus drills, match play and on-court monitoring in a college-style practice environment. We encourage further development through tournament participation and interscholastic competition. Pro-approval required.
Junior Drop-in Programs (September - May)
For players looking to have fun on the court! Supervised point play situations and games focusing on tactics, shot selection and foot work. Green and/or Yellow balls are used. All skill levels from Meadow Creek Green Ball level and above are welcome (ages 11 and up). Sign up or just show up! Bring a friend! Weekly enrollment; drop-ins welcome. COST: $18/members per class, $26/non-members per class. Begins 9/07/18
High School Slammers
Same fun program as Junior Slammers only exclusively for high school players. All skill levels from Meadow Creek Yellow Ball level and above are welcome. Cost: $18/members per class, $26/non-members/class. Begins 9/09/18
Click here for a printable version of our 2018-2019 Junior Program Brochure
Click here for our Junior Emergency Contact form
(must be filled out before participation in any program)