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Juniors

9-11 Years Old -Orange Level

  • 9-11 Years Old
  • 60' Court
  • Orange Compression Balls
  • 23"- 25" Racquet

Skills Developed

For 9-11 year olds the emphasis is on court movement, basic stroke technique and match play.  Classes focus on developing an all-court game and on learning to transition to the net.  Players work on developing groundstrokes with correct swing patterns, learn topspin and slice, volleys and overheads, correct technique for serve and return, with a focus on using the correct grips and the ability to hit to targets.   Players will stay in this level for about two years as they progress through all the skills required to master this level. Players are assessed during the session. A formal assessment will be provided to parents at the end of each session.

9-11 Competitive Level is for players who have more advanced skills and who are starting tournament play. Players are moved into this level after passing skills assessment tests and with instructor approval only.

All junior players will need to purchase a Player Equipment Bag with personal equipment to use during class. This bag should be purchased in the Pro Shop prior to the first day of class. In addition, please bring a water bottle/jug and a tennis racquet sized by age.  For this level the racquet should be 23″-25″ long, based on the height of the player. Players need to wear a skirt/shorts/leggings with pockets to hold balls and tennis court shoes with non-marking soles.  Tennis racquets, junior clothing and shoes are sold in our pro shop.

Class sizes are limited to no more than 6 players per instructor. Unfortunately due to this limited class size we are unable to accommodate make ups for missed classes unless we do not teach the class. If we have inclement weather we may move the classes to our indoor courts.

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This level is for players who are 9-11 years old, or players who have mastered the Red Level Competencies as determined by the coaching staff. Players learn on a 60 ft. court with orange compression balls and a 23″ or 25″ racquet.  Classes meet once or twice a week. 

The emphasis is on court movement, basic stroke technique and match play.  The program includes a once-a-week class, match practice on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 pm during the school year.  We have several levels, starting with 9-11 Levels I-III, and 9-11 Competitive, which is by invitation only. Players are moved up within the level based on skill assessments.

Our program includes WORLD TOUR TEAM TENNIS on Sundays. Players are assigned to teams for the session and play supervised matches against other STC teams. Team play introduces players to match play in a cooperative and fun environment.

School Year Classes

Our school year program features 8 week sessions for afternoon and Saturday classes. Classes start the first week of school and continue through the end of May. Players can register online or in the pro shop. Online registration requires setting up a family account with the tennis center. Fall 2020 Session 1:  August 17 – October 10 | Session 2:  October 12-December 12

Join our private Facebook Group Southlake Tennis Academy for additional fun!  There is a different World Tour Challenge each week for players from programs around the world. Send pictures of your players competing to win points and prizes! The Facebook group is only open to parents/players in our program.

Summer Camps and Classes

Our Summer Camps/Classes feature week long morning summer camps and once a week evening/Saturday classes. Players can register in the pro shop or online. Online registration requires setting up a family account with the tennis center. Summer Camps run Monday-Friday; Weekly Classes are offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Schedule of Classes

9-11 Level (I-III)

Tues/Wed/Thurs 4:30-5:30pm and Sat at 8:45-9:45 am during the school year. Players attend once or twice a week.  Players are grouped by ability within the class and move up in based on their skill development.

9-11 Competitive

Tues/Wed/Thurs 5:15-6:45 pm and Sat at 9:45-11:15 am  during the school year. Players attend twice a week.

Summer Camps are available for both levels every week throughout the summer Monday-Friday from 9 am – 12 noon. Summer classes are taught Tues/Thurs in the evenings or Sat mornings.

 

Registration

To create up a new member account with us, click on the button below and fill out a short form. We will create an account on your behalf, and then you may log in and register for classes and pay as well.

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Southlake Tennis Academy

Southlake Tennis Academy is a skills based program that focuses on age appropriate development.  We assess skill development and move players based on their ability to demonstrate the skills needed to play.  Players who are interested in competitive play beyond Match Day can find a list of the USTA sanctioned tournaments available for their level.  Our teaching staff is happy to suggest the levels of tournament play best suited to your players.

Texas Section Tournaments

10U USTA Membership