Tennis Clinics

See measurable results after taking one of our Tennis Clinics! Whether you want to learn tennis, knock the rust off, or improve your ranking, you will receive plenty of personalized feedback, attention and hitting time in these small group tennis lessons. Clinics are limited to six students per USPTA-certified Tennis Pro. Held 1-2 times per week they are a great way to see real improvement with professional instruction — at a fraction of the cost of private sessions.

Clinics are available for all playing levels from ages 5 through adult and are designed so you build on the weeks before to see real progress and advance your confidence and skills on the court.  We help you develop sound physical, technical, and tactical skills while enjoying the game through proper tennis etiquette and good sportsmanship while ensuring your tennis journey is fun, educational, and rewarding.


 
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Youth Tennis (Ages 5-18)

Your children will find gain skills and find success in our ACES Youth Tennis Clinics, designed so that the very young through competition-ready juniors have the opportunity to find success through caring instructors and appropriate racquet, ball, and court size.

How old is your child?

Our Red Ball – Orange Ball – Green Ball – Tennis Clinics are about fitting tennis to kids based on age and physical size.   Any child between the ages of 5 to 11 can pick up a racquet and start playing tennis almost immediately and feel success!  To make it easier, we “kid-sized” it with smaller court sizes, lower net height, lighter racquet sizes, with a ball that ball bounces lower and slower.  We stress the importance of cooperation, camaraderie, self-esteem, discipline, and good sportsmanship so your kids develop just as many life skills as they will tennis skills.

 

Aces 1 Red Ball

Aces 1 Red Ball is the best way to get kids on the tennis courts having fun and feeling success with hitting the ball!  Your child’s first tennis experience establishes a foundation for hand-eye coordination, basic movement, cooperation, and athletic tennis skills. It's a fun-filled introduction to the great lifetime sport of tennis.

In Red Ball, our courts and balls are kid sized:  we use mini-nets (2’9” tall) that are sized for success on a half-court (36’ X 18’).

PLUS we use the RED BALL:
• Moves slower
• Bounces lower
• For play on the 36' court
• Lighter weight for smaller kid-sized racquets (suggested racquet head size of 23”)

PREREQUISITE:  Age 5-8 years old, no experience necessary

PROGRESSION:  To graduate from the Aces 1 Red Ball to the Aces 1 Orange Ball (prior to being 8 years old) the student must:
• Show the ability to listen and follow directions
• Be able to demonstrate the forehand and the backhand groundstrokes
• Be able to demonstrate the forehand and backhand volleys
• Be able to rally with a Pro (10-15 times in a row)
•Be able to serve on the 36’ court

Aces 1 Orange Ball (Beginners)

In our Aces 1 Orange Ball for beginners ages 8-11, we use shorter, 60 foot courts with regular nets so that students begin to get the feel and control on the tennis court.

PLUS we use the ORANGE BALL:

• Moves slower to allow for more time to learn proper technique
• Bounces lower for more control but a bit faster than the red ball
• For play on the 60' court – beginning court awareness
• Lighter weight for smaller kid-sized racquets (suggested size racquet head 23’ -25’)

In the Orange ball experience, the student begins to use spin, understand the court layout, increases ability to hit with movement, and more control.  

PREREQUISITE:  Age 8 – 11 years old with no experience.  For ages under 8, must first master the Aces 1 Red Ball clinic.

PROGRESSION:  To graduate from the orange ball to the green dot ball the student must:

• Rally of 10 to 20 balls with their peers
• Know how to keep score and know the singles and doubles lines
• Show competent racquet skills with a the proper grips
• Be able to serve on a 60’ court

Aces 2 Green Ball (Intermediate-Advanced)

In our Aces 2 Green Ball for intermediate to advanced ages 8-11, we use full sized courts with regular nets and the green ball.  

We use the GREEN BALL:

• Moves slower to allow time to learn proper technique
• Bounces lower than a regulation ball to let kids learn how to play with touch and volleys
• Lighter weight for smaller kid-sized racquets (23”-25”head size)

Aces 2 Green Ball students should have the ability to maintain a rally of 15 to 50 balls, have played a tennis match, and are able to place the ball with some success. We will continue to have fun working on drills to develop skills, placing the ball with different paces, and begin to develop singles and doubles strategy as well as reinforcing the foundation of the rules of tennis.

We emphasize good sportsmanship, proper court behavior, and the importance of positive self-talk with the competitive mindset.

PREREQUISITE:  Age 8 – 11 and mastered skills in Aces 1 Orange Ball.  If you are new to our Club, you must schedule a 30-minute placement tennis lesson to determine class placement for the intermediate and advanced clinics.

PROGRESSION:  To move into the Aces 4 Middle School Intermediate-Advanced group, the student must master the following:

• Serve with consistency
• Maintain a long rally of10 to 20 balls with their peers
• Understand and show the ability to use a variety of spins
•Know how to play games and keep score for a whole match

Students who are not yet proficient in these skills will move into the Aces 3 Middle School group when they reach the appropriate age.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Aces 3 (Beginners)

The Aces 3 Middle School Beginner Tennis Clinic is for middle school students with little or no tennis experience. Players will have fun while learning the fundamentals of the forehand and backhand ground strokes, volleys, and serve.

Competitions through games and contests lead into learning how to keep score and feel success with the game of tennis.

Our drills help hone eye-hand coordination, foot speed, and balance. Players will learn court etiquette, cooperation, and the importance of fair play. There are no pre-requisites for this clinic.

PREREQUISITE:  Middle School age, no experience necessary

PROGRESSION:  To graduate from Aces 3 to Aces 4 the student will be able to:

• Serve with consistency
• Maintain a long rally of 10 to 20 balls with their peers
• Understand and show the ability to use a variety of spins
• Be able to play and know how to play games and keep score for a whole match

Aces 4 (Intermediate-Advanced)

Aces 4 is a clinic for middle school aged players 11-14 who have the ability to maintain a long rally 20-50 balls, know how to play a tennis match, and are able to place the ball with some success. We will continue to develop knowledge of the rules of tennis, work on skills to place the ball with different paces, develop tennis fitness, and introduce singles and doubles strategy.

We emphasize good sportsmanship, proper court behavior, the importance of discipline and practice, as well as the key value of positive self-talk with the competitive mindset.

PREREQUISITE:  Students qualify by mastering the Aces 2 or Aces 3 Levels. If you are new to our Club, you must schedule a 30-minute placement tennis lesson to determine class placement for the intermediate and advanced clinics.

PROGRESSION:  To graduate from Aces 4 Middle School to Aces 6 High School, the student must:

• Serve with consistency and some placement
• Maintain a long rally with directions
• Understand and show the ability to use a variety of spins
• Be able to change paces
• Be able to play singles & doubles knowing how to score for a whole match
• Have approval from one of our Pros

JETT Program (Junior Elite Tennis Team)
Ages 14 & Under

Get tournament tough! Our JETT 14 & Under team is for junior players in the middle school level ages 11-14 who are looking to keep improving their game through higher expectation drill sessions, organized play, and tournament participation.  Our practices are longer than our typical tennis clinics for more court time and experience.  Sessions consist of match play with on-court coaching, drilling, conditioning exercises, video taping, mental toughness, tactics and strategy discussions. Our coaches also work behind the scenes to set up matches and tennis "buddies" for the JETT members.

Participation in JETT is by invitation only.

HIGH SCHOOL

Aces 5 (Junior Varsity players,  Beginner-Intermediate)

This HS JV Tennis Clinic is for entry level and junior varsity players.  Students will be introduced to stroke fundamentals and game strategy.  It is our goal to help you get match ready and prepped for varsity level play. Our Clinics focus on stroke production, court awareness, and game strategy to prepare for match play

Athletic fitness and mental toughness with positive mindset is a key part of training at this level. Students are encouraged to play competitively in tournaments and High School play.

PREREQUISITE:  High school age, no requirements

PROGRESSION:  To graduate from Aces 5 to Aces 6 the student will be able to:

• Serve with consistency and some placement
• Maintain a long rally with directions
• Understand and show the ability to use a variety of spins
• Be able to change paces
• Be able to play singles & doubles knowing how to score for a whole match

 

Aces 6 (Varsity players, Intermediate-Advanced,)

This HS Varsity tennis clinic is for varsity level players with tournament and match experience. Students will continue to refine stroke fundamentals and focus work on specialty shots and game strategy.  Athletic fitness and mental toughness with positive mindset is a key part of training at this level. Students are encouraged to play competitive tournaments.

PREREQUISITE:   Students must master the Aces 4 or 5 levels. If you are new to our Club, you must schedule a 30-minute placement tennis lesson to determine class placement for the intermediate and advanced clinics.

 

JETT Program (Junior Elite Tennis Team)  Ages 18 & Under

Get tournament tough! Our JETT 18 & Under team is for high school ages who are looking to keep improving their game through higher expectation drill sessions, organized play, and tournament participation.  Our practices are longer than our typical tennis clinics for more court time and experience.  Sessions consist of match play with on-court coaching, drilling, conditioning exercises, video taping, mental toughness, tactics and strategy discussions. Our coaches also work behind the scenes to set up matches and tennis "buddies" for the JETT members.

Participation in JETT is by invitation only.


 
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Professional tennis players have a whole team of coaches supporting them. At BTTC, we are your team. By working with our Tennis Pros and taking our Clinics, you will quickly improve your skills and gain confidence on the Court. See your ranking rise and enjoy the game more each day. And remember: there is always something to learn in tennis!

What level are you?

 

Not sure which Tennis Clinic is right for you?