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DGSRC and US Tennis Association (USTA) Tennis Program
DGSRC will continue to follow the USTA's 10 and under Tennis Program. The program takes a new approach to teaching kids how to play tennis and suiting the curriculum (courts, balls, etc.) to the students' ability level leading to a more entertaining experience. For more information see blow or visit the USTA website.
Please note that classes should be selected by skill level. Ages highlighted are a recommendation only provided for guidance.
RED Ball: Tennis for the beginner; Red Ball classes use a slower ball and a smaller court (36'). Enables planers to rally and develop skills sooner than standard equipment. Recommended racquet is 23" and below. (Ages 5-7)
ORANGE Ball: Uses a faster ball and 60' court; focus on technique (forehand, backhand, volleys) and tactics. Recommended racquet is 25" and below. (Ages 8-11)
GREEN Ball: Uses a faster ball and full size court (78'); focus on improving strokes with direction and pace. Recommended racquet is 25"-27" and below. (Ages 8-11)
INTERMEDIATE: Standard tennis ball; emphasis on consistency of strokes, control, and placement of shots. Beginning of some competitive play; players will work on singles and doubles strategy. (Ages 10+)