The Tennis and Fitness Center of Rocky Hill
Junior Tennis Classes

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10 & Under

Red Ball (Ages 4 – 8) 17″ to 21″ Racquet
This program introduces tennis to kids using larger, slower balls on a small 36′ court. Children are able to develop tennis skills at a higher rate of success. After becoming proficient in red ball skills, children will be able to use those skills on a full size court.

Red Ball Advanced (Ages 6 – 8) 17″ to 21″ Racquet
In this next stage participants will be introduced to rallying skills and fun competition using modified games. They will continue to work on stroke development and proper mechanics. Entry into class must be approved by director.

Red Ball Schedule

Monday: 4:30-5:30 (Not Available Session 2)
Wednesday: 5:30-6:30
Thursday: 4:30-5:30
Saturday 11:00-12:00

Orange Ball (Ages 8 – 12) 21″ to 25″ Racquet
After showing proficiency in the basic skills taught in red ball classes, children will be able to advance to orange ball classes, which incorporate a larger 60′ court and standard size balls that have a 50% lower compression that yellow balls. Basic match play skills are learned in orange ball classes. Players are strongly encouraged to participate in play days, and USTA Junior Team Tennis. These programs will help students in their development to enhance retention of skills.
* Play Days & USTA Junior Team tennis are not included in lessons

Orange Ball Schedule

Wednesday 4:30-5:30
Thursday: 4:30-5:30
Saturday: 11:00-12:00

Green Ball (Ages 10 – 15) 26+” Racquet
This stage is designed for students transitioning from orange to green and green to standard balls. Green ball classes are also beneficial for players aged 10-15 who are just beginning to play tennis. Focus is on developing strokes, technique and rally skills using slower full court balls that promote successful match play.

Green Ball Schedule

Monday: 4:30-5:30
Wednesday: 5:30-6:30
Saturday: 11:00-12:00

High School Programs

Tour (Ages 10-18)
Students of similar ability levels are grouped together to begin fine tuning their tennis game for consistent, amateur and competitive play match play.

Satellite Tour Schedule

Tuesday: 4:30-5:30
Friday: 4:30-6:00

All-Stars (Ages 12-18)
This class is designed for high school player with a strong emphasis on technique, developing match play strategies, and fitness to prepare for competition.

All-Stars Schedule

Wednesday: 3:30-4:30
Saturday: 9:00-11:00
Sunday: 6:00-7:30

Elite Performance (Ages 10-18)
Match play, strategies, tactics, mental preparedness, and tennis fitness is the focus in this program designed for the tournament and high level high school player. Entry into the program must be approved by either High Performance Director, Competition Director and/or Tennis Director.

Elite/High Performance Schedule

Monday: 5:30-7:00 (Green Ball)
Tuesday: 5:30:00-7:30
Wednesday: 5:00-6:30 (Orange Ball)
Wednesday: 6:30-8:30
Thursday: 5:30-7:30
Friday: 4:30-6:00 (Age 12-14)