We are here to help get you started with guidance on selecting appropriate equipment, understanding the basics of tennis, and guidance for how your child can learn more of the skills needed to grow in the game.
Junior Raquets & Balls
Playing with the appropriate racquet and ball type allows players to achieve greater physical activity and feel successful at tennis right from the start.
Tennis racquets come in all sizes ranging from 19″ to 26″ for players as young as toddlers on up. Below are some recommended sizes for various ages:
Ages 3 – 5: 19 – 20″
Ages 6 – 8: 21 – 23″
Ages 9 – 10: 24 – 25″
Ages 11+: 26+”
Varied compression tennis balls for various level of bounce and are great for players to start and develop over time. The types of balls are:
Red Foam – These are larger and great for ages 3-5
Red – These are felt balls with low compression and are perfect for use on 36′ foot courts
Orange – These have slightly more compression than red balls and are great for use on 60′ courts
Green Dot – These have more compression than orange balls and can be used on full-sized 78′ courts
You can set up a court just about anywhere – in a driveway, a basketball court, or a park. Either use a portable mini-net or tie caution tape or rope between 2 chairs. Have fun just hitting the ball back and forth or set up lines with chalk.
Fun Drills & Games
From Bump Ups to Tap Downs to Toss Hit Catch to The Weave and more, these fun drills and games will help you improve your game!