Tennis for Ages 9-11

Presently, we provide enjoyable and interactive courses designed specifically for students aged 9 to 11, offering the flexibility of individual enrollment. These classes are available seven days a week, and the cost per young participant is $28. There are no mandatory minimum or maximum class criteria for enrollment. For the latest schedule updates, please refer to the information provided below.

Intro to Tennis 1 (Beginner youth ages 9-11)

Designed for students between the ages of 9 and 11 who are either new to the sport or have limited experience, this program focuses on establishing a strong foundation for lifelong tennis skills. Participants will receive instruction in the essential techniques and principles, covering grips, groundstrokes, volleys, serves, and footwork. The coaching will be primarily instructor-fed, as these students are in the early stages of their tennis journey and not yet prepared for rally play.

Advanced Intro to Tennis 1 (Beginner youth level 2 ages 9-11)

Targeted at youngsters between the ages of 9 and 11, this program is designed for students who possess limited tennis experience and have successfully completed 4 to 8 introductory tennis classes. These young players are at the stage where they are prepared to give rallying a try, although they may not be entirely proficient in it just yet. They have acquired a foundational understanding of forehands, backhands, volleys, and serves, as well as a grasp of fundamental tennis terminology.

Intermediate Orange Ball (Intermediate youth ages 9-11)

For students who have attained the fundamental skills equivalent to those at the Advanced Red Ball or Advanced Beginner levels, which include proficiency in rallying, reacting effectively on both sides of their body, executing overhand serves, and demonstrating strategic thinking. They are capable of sustaining a rally and successfully delivering serves in approximately half of their attempts. These students are already familiar with tennis terminology, encompassing terms such as rally, forehand, backhand, serve, return, volley, deuce, ad, let, and the ready position.

In this class, participants will progress beyond the fundamentals, with an emphasis on honing their technical skills, integrating spin techniques, and mastering precise ball placement. Additionally, they will acquire a comprehensive grasp of the tennis court’s dimensions and strategies for constructing points. It’s worth noting that some students enrolled in this course may already have experience in competitive tennis.

Advanced Green Ball (Advanced youth ages 9-11)

Geared towards tournament participants with a comprehensive mastery of all tennis strokes and significant competitive experience, this program is tailored to enhance their comprehension of ideal training methods, competition readiness, mental resilience, strategic prowess, and the refinement of their techniques. Members of this category are expected to participate in a minimum of four tournaments annually, partake in at least one private coaching session per month, engage in match play sessions, and commit to rigorous training multiple times each week.

Rippner Junior classes for ages 9 – 11 at our South Austin location:

Rippner Junior classes for ages 9-11 at our Pharr Tennis Center (East Austin) location:

Rippner Junior classes for ages 9-11 at our Williamson County location:

Suggested Equipment:

25″ tennis racquet, water bottle, tennis court shoes, jump rope, sport and weather-appropriate clothing

To register please contact or call 512-222-7260