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 Formatfor 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 Saturdays 8:40am-9:30am Tuesdays 3:40pm-4:30pm 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 Saturdays 9:30am-11:00am Tuesdays & Thursdays 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 Saturdays 11:00am-12:30pm Mondays 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 Saturdays 12:30pm-2:00pm Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30pm-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 6-8 balls, have all the basic grips and strokes and be able to make 5 of 10 serves. Suggested ages 13-18.
Elite Yellow Ball Saturdays 12:30pm-2:00pm Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30pm-6:00pm At this level, court strategy, conditioning, 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. Students at this level are Varsity high school players and successfully competing in Challenger tournaments with the aspiration to play Championship level events. Suggested ages 13-18. *Pro approval required for Elite Yellow Ball participants
**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 11-14) 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)
Junior Slammers Fridays 4:30pm-6:30pm 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.
High School Slammers Sundays 3:00pm-5:00pm 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.