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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.

Class Level Descriptions:

RED Ball (Ages 5-7):

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.

ORANGE Ball (Ages 8-11):

Uses a faster ball and 60' court; focus on technique (forehand, backhand, volleys) and tactics. Recommended racquet is 25" and below.

GREEN Ball (Ages 8-11):

Uses a faster ball and full size court (78'); focus on improving strokes with direction and pace. Recommended racquet is 25"-27" and below.

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.

Weekly Session Start Dates

Eight Weeks of youth tennis lessons are available for the 2019 Season and available for sign-up on a weekly basis. All classes will be taught or supervised by our head pro with a small student-to-pro ratio to optimize individual instruction.

Registration Process:  Base on membership feedback, the DGSRC has launched a self-service portal for all activities at the Club including tennis registration.  If you have not registered for the portal yet, please click here for more information.  If you have registered through the portal and ready to sign up for lessons, just click here to start the registration process!

Session Weeks:

  1. June 17-21
  2. June 24-28
  3. July 8-12
  4. July 15-19
  5. July 22-26
  6. July 29-August 2
  7. August 5-9
  8. August 12-16

Lesson Make-Up Policy:

If the weather takes a turn for the worse on your scheduled lesson day (rain, thunderstorms, or other conditions that make playing dangerous and/or leave the courts wet), please call the Tennis Pro Shop at 630.403.8107 to determine if lessons are cancelled.

If lessons are cancelled due to weather, please plan on:
- Attending another class of the same ability level on another day during that session
- Attending a class of the same ability level during the next session.

Please speak with Coach Craig to schedule a make-up so that lessons are staffed appropriately.

MORNING CLASSES

RED Ball:  9:15 - 10:00AM (min 4/max 12)

  • Mondays/Wednesdays (2 Days) - $30
  • Tuesdays/Thursdays (2 Days) - $30
  • Monday - Thursday (4 Days) - $50

ORANGE Ball:  10:00-11:00AM (min 4/max 12)

  • Mondays/Wednesdays (2 Days) - $30
  • Tuesdays/Thursdays (2 Days) - $30
  • Monday - Thursday (4 Days) - $50

GREEN Ball:  11:00-12:00PM (min 4/max 12)

  • Mondays/Wednesdays (2 Days) - $30
  • Tuesdays/Thursdays (2 Days) - $30
  • Monday - Thursday (4 Days) - $50

AFTERNOON CLASSES

ORANGE & GREEN Ball1:00-2:00PM (min 4/max 12)

  • Mondays/Wednesdays (2 Days) - $30
  • Tuesdays/Thursdays (2 Days) - $30
  • Monday - Thursday (4 Days) - $50

INTERMEDIATE*:  1:00-2:00PM (min 4/max 12)

  • Mondays/Wednesdays (2 Days) - $30
  • Tuesdays/Thursdays (2 Days) - $30
  • Monday - Thursday (4 Days) - $50

RED Ball:  2:00 - 2:45PM (min 4/max 12)

  • Mondays/Wednesdays (2 Days) - $30
  • Tuesdays/Thursdays (2 Days) - $30
  • Monday - Thursday (4 Days) - $50

*Note:  This class is the same time as the Orange/Green Combo Class)

Private and Semi-Private Lessons:

Private one-on-one lessons are the quickest way to see improvement in your tennis game because they offer more individual attention. Take your gave to the next level with personalized training with Coach Southworth or one of his skilled staff members. Contact Coach Craig by phone at 630.674.7657 to schedule.

Semi-private lessons are available for groups of two or three. You can sign up with a friend or as an individual to be matched with other player(s) for semi-private lessons. Available for children or adults.

Coach Southworth Rate: One lesson $55/hour 5+ lessons $50/hour
Assistant Pro Rate One lesson $45/hour 5+ lessons $40/hour
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