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”.

10 and Under Tennis is the USTA recommended format for teaching Junior Tennis. We bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring, all tailored to age and size.

The Atlantic Club USTA 10 and under Tennis

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


Red Group (ages 5 - 6)

  • Fun-filled beginners program using rackets and playing games
  • Develops hand-eye coordination, footwork, balance and proper techniquesThe Atlantic Club Director of Tennis Meet Wade
  • Use ten-and-under low compression red balls for easy hitting
  • 6:1 student to pro ratio

Orange I Group (ages 7 - 8)

  • Focuses on developing 'rally' skills with orange balls
  • Develops proper technique and hand-eye coordination and all other foundational skills
  • All basic strokes taught in drills and game situations
  • 6:1 student to pro ratio

Orange II Group (ages 7 - 8)

  • Expands upon all skills learned in Orange I
  • 6:1 student to pro ratio

Yellow I Group (ages 9 - 12)

  • Teaches all the basic techniques of the forehand, backhand, volley and serve
  • Introduces match rules and scoring
  • Gets beginners playing their first real points and matches using green dot balls
  • Focuses on tactics and strategy through fun drills, games, and exercises
  • 6:1 student to pro ratio

Yellow II Group (ages 9 - 12)

  • Develops techniques and overall game skills using match play and point play situations with green dot balls
  • Students must be promoted by a current instructor or evaluated for this class
  • 6:1 student to pro ratio

Gold Group (ages 9 - 12)

  • Players must be placed by staff
  • Develops stroke techniques and overall game using movement exercises, hitting drills, games, and point play situations
  • 6:1 student to pro ratio. Player must be placed by Pro