For children ages 7-10 our classes are played on 60 foot courts (about 3/4 of a full sized court) with orange balls designed with increased speed and bounce over the red balls, yet still less than an adult ball. With lots of fun, and fast paced classes they'll always want to come back for more.
Orange Level 1 is our first stage class for 7-10 year olds just starting out in 10 and Under Tennis.
Students at the Orange level will be instructed on a 60 foot court with a ball that bounces less high than a traditional ball, allowing them to work in a strike zone that encourages proper timing and technique. In this class, we focus on the basics of tennis including stroke production, footwork and cooperative play through games and drills designed to promote early success. The class introduces students to all parts of the game and is designed to prepare them to begin to play assisted matches at the next level. After 1-3 sessions of this class, or with previous experience, most students are ready for Orange Level 2, although some will feel more comfortable with extra sessions of this class.
The class is 1 hour long, and students should have a 23 to 25 inch racquet. The class is capped at a 7:1 student to instructor ratio.
Orange Level 2 is our development class for 7-10 year olds using the USTA's 10 and Under Tennis program.
This class focuses on enhancing the players tennis foundation as well as introducing supervised match play. The skills that students developed in previous classes are now refined, and new skills such a court positioning and match strategy are introduced. After 1-3 sessions of Orange II, students should be able to demonstrate proper technique for a forehand, two-handed backhand and volley. Students will also be able to serve, and rally a point. Students completing Orange II successfully will then move into competitive league programs at either the Orange or Green levels.
The class is 1 hour long, and students should have a 25 to 26 inch racquet. The class is capped at a 7:1 student to instructor ratio.