8-11 YEARS OLD, SATURDAYS 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
$10 PER CLINIC
THIS CLASS IS FOR OUR CHILDREN THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN PLAYING THE GAME. WE WILL BE WORKING ON STROKE PRODUCTION, COURT POSITIONING , STRATEGY AND MORE.
The Orange Ballers follows the QuickStart Tennis play format and is designed to help children find success from the very first swing. QuickStart Tennis appropriately scales down all aspects of regulation tennis—including equipment, court dimensions, and scoring—so that the game becomes specifically tailored to their age and size. The format is broken out into two age groupings, for children ages 10-under and for those who are 8-under, similar to models used successfully in other youth sports (such as youth baseball).
The play format addresses one of the most intimidating scenarios for young children learning to play tennis; playing on adult-sized courts with the same oversized and unwieldy equipment that their parents use, as well as using the same complicated scoring system. This combination can cause children to lose interest without ever really playing and experiencing the game, not to mention actually learning the skills necessary to succeed.
For those children 10 and under, the size of the court will be 60’ x 21’ (60’ x 27’ for doubles), with the length of the court extending just beyond the ends of each service area. The racquet will be up to 25” in size—still manageable, but increasing with the child’s body-size and age. The ball, a low-compression ball, travels a little faster and farther than the ball utilized by the 8 and under group, but will still have a lower bounce than the standard tennis ball. Scoring becomes best of three sets, with 4 games winning a set, and the third set being first to 7 points (if necessary).