9-11 Years Old -Orange Level
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.
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.
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.