1903 Sanborn Street     Port Huron, MI 48060
Phone: (810) 987-6868     Fax: (810) 987-7270
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Youth Tennis

It’s now easier than ever to introduce the game of tennis to kids! Youth Tennis follows the example of other youth sports like baseball, soccer, and basketball, which use kid-sized courts and kid-sized equipment. Tennis balls that don’t bounce as high or move as fast through the air, smaller courts, and smaller rackets allow kids to develop skills and learn to play tennis with less frustration and more fun. By tailoring kids’ tennis equipment to a child’s size and age, kids begin rallying and playing within a short time, and they are excited to keep playing!

Stages of Play

Youth Tennis includes three age-appropriate stages of play. The first stage for ages 5-8 uses slower balls on a 36-foot court.  Balls recommended for the 36-foot court include the red-colored foam or the low-compression red felt balls, which are 15% larger than regular tennis balls. These balls rebound slowly off the racquet and bounce lower off the ground, allowing children to swing freely while still controlling the balls with more success.

The second stage moves players ages 9 & 10 to a 60-foot court using orange balls, which have approximately 50% the compression of yellow tennis balls.  This is the size court where more formal USTA “10 and Under Tennis” competition begins.

The third stage brings players to a full 78-foot tennis court using the green ball. Green balls have about 75% the compression of yellow tennis balls which provide for a little extra time for players to react and prepare for each incoming ball, while developing their skills covering a full court. For further understanding of the red, orange, green balls watch the following video.

Real Results

Youth Tennis let’s kids to play real tennis with their friends right away, learning all aspects of the game and a love for the sport for a lifetime. Kids play the game like It’s meant to be played, only smaller. To see the success in action, watch the following rally between two 8 year old boys. They have amazing ability to construct the point and move their opponent using angles while hitting all the shots including topspin and slice ground strokes, volleys, and drop-shots – they look like pros!

“ROGY Tourn-Events”

A fun, no pressure way to gain experience on the court by playing competitive matches in a half-day tournament using a modified format and modified scoring. Notices will be posted when the Tennis House teaching pros host a ROGY (Red, Orange, Green, Yellow) event. Visit USTA Youth Tennis for more information from the USTA.

The Tennis House is excited to offer the Youth Tennis program to our Blue Water Area kids. To learn more about our program visit our Junior Lessons page, or feel free to call (810) 987-6868 to discuss introducing your child to tennis.

 

  • Membership Rates

    Senior (60+) $175
    Single $250
    Family $395
    Junior $75

    10% renewal discount for Single and Family memberships paid in full by September 1st

    Access to the Fitness Room is available to all Tennis House members 16 years of age and older

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