12 and under

Begin with the best instruction.

Our staff is part of the USTA’s new Coach Youth Tennis program which creates a more consistent training pathway for teachers and coaches who work with young players ages 10 and under, and will now serve as a prerequisite to becoming a certified teaching professional by the PTR the United States Professional Tennis Association or the USPTA the United States Olympic Committee. All instructors are experienced, PTR certified, TAC tennis professionals who have also completed Professional Tennis Registry’s new “10 and Under Coaches Certification”.

We bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring, all tailored to age and size.

6:1 Student-to-Pro Ratio


Red Group (ages 5 - 6)

Fun-filled beginners program, children will develop hand-eye coordination, footwork, balance, and proper techniques using racquets and playing games. Quickstart program's patented foam balls are used for easy hitting and learning!

Orange Group I (ages 7 - 8)

This beginner class will focus developing 'rally' skills, proper technique, hand-eye coordination and skills needed to form a solid foundation for tennis. All basic strokes will be taught in drill and game situations. 

Orange Group II (ages 7 - 8)

This class will build upon skills and techniques from Orange Group I. Players must be able to serve and rally 2 balls to participate in this class. 

 Green Dot Group I (ages 9 - 12)

Beginner class where students will be taught the basic techniques of the forehand, backhand, volley, and serve -- with an introduction to a match play and point play, to get them playing their first real points and ultimately matches. Tactics and strategy are introduced in the same fun environment of drills, games, and exercises. 

Green Dot Group II (ages 9 - 12)

This class will develop a player's techniques and overall game using match play and point play situations. Students must be promoted by a current instructor or evaluated for this class.

Gold Group (ages 9 - 12 ; Green Dot)

This class will develop the player's stroke techniques and overall game using movement exercises, hitting drills, games, and point play situations. Player must be placed by Pro.

Futures (ages 9 - 12 ; Green Dot)


For the advanced player under the age of 13, who has developed all basic strokes, plays matches, and wants to play tournaments. Higher level techniques, tactics, and strategies are taught, using drills, games, and practice points.

  • Player must be placed by pro
  • 4:1 student to pro ratio 



The Atlantic Club USTA 10 and under Tennis

Special red, orange and green dot balls are available for purchase in our Tennis Pro shop!