KIDS SPRING TENNIS 2023

Brookline Tennis Academy is now using LeagueApps to register for all classes. Please click the button below to head over to our LeagueApps page, make sure to sign up for an account, add your family members and then register for classes.

RED BALL – Quickstart Ages 3-5

19-21-inch* racquets are used with red felt balls.  This means children can control the ball and racquet, develop proper swing technique and get a real sense of playing the game. 36 ‘ X 18’ court.

NOTE: On the first day of class the coaches will determine what groups the children will be placed into based on age and ability.

*If your child is significantly bigger or smaller than most of their friends, they might be more comfortable using the next racquet size up or down.

ORANGE BALL – Quickstart Ages 6-8

21-23-inch* racquets are used with an orange ball that is lower compression that travels a little faster and farther than the red ball.  Students are taught proper technique for all strokes-focusing on groundstroke development, net play and serving.  We will also start to incorporate footwork and beginning level of basic strategy – how to keep score and rally (playing points).

NOTE: On the first day of class the coaches will determine what groups the children will be placed into based on age and ability.

*If your child is significantly bigger or smaller than most of their friends, they might be more comfortable using the next racquet size up or down.

GREEN BALL – Junior Development Ages 9-10

25-26-inch* racquets are used.  The green ball has less pressure than the standard yellow ball (75% pressure) and easier to hit.  This stage is for students that can rally, place the ball with intention, volley and beginning to understand strategy and tactics.
Regulation size tennis court.

NOTE: On the first day of class the coaches will determine what groups the children will be placed into based on age and ability.

*If your child is significantly bigger or smaller than most of their friends, they might be more comfortable using the next racquet size up or down.

YELLOW – Junior Development Ages 11 and up

26-27-inch* racquets. This class combines drills with competitive play-action games.  We have a 15 minute warm-up and then stroke development (technique) for the first 45 minutes and then move to 45 minutes of competitive game-based play.  Its design is for competitive players, ages 11 and up, JV and Varsity players.  The play-action game-based games combine competitive play with team camaraderie and team building.

NOTE: On the first day of class the coaches will determine what groups the children will be placed into based on age and ability.

*If your child is significantly bigger or smaller than most of their friends, they might be more comfortable using the next racquet size up or down.