Youth Tennis

The HRCA has tennis programs, for children ages 4-18, are are designed to be fun and instructional. The classes are divided into six skill levels to help develop young tennis players. A child may spend as much time as necessary at each level and should not be pressured to move from one level to the next.

Children will develop at different rates according to many different factors such as age, amount of individual practice time, and athletic ability. Skill tests are used only to assist students in determining when they might need new challenges that could be better met in another skill level. Skill tests are one of many tools that are used by our teaching staff, the final determination of what level a student should play at will be made by the teaching professional.

  Youth Level (tennis skills) Definitions

Level 3 (intermediate)

Player must be able to pass the Level 1 and 2 Skill Test. This player has dependable strokes and may be ready to compete in junior tournaments.

Goals: Demonstrate improved strokes including some accuracy, form with control of lateral, forward and backward movement. Understand the basics of singles and doubles play. Show stronger confidence in playing skills.

Recommended Programs for Level 3

  • Hot Shots Ages 4 – 6
  • Future Stars Ages 7 – 8
  • Junior Tennis Camps
  • USTA Jr. Team Tennis
  • Repeat Level 3 if needed

Group Lessons

Children's group lessons are fun and instructional. Tennis fundamentals are taught. Please refer to the Level Definitions when trying to place your student in a class. If you don’t know, talk to a teaching staff member, Tennis Specialist, or Tennis Team Leader.

  • Youth Lesson (ages 8-10) - Levels 1 - 3
  • Middle School (ages 11-13) - Levels 1 - 3
  • High School Lessons (ages 14-17) - Levels 1 - 3

TRI Tennis Camp at Northridge (ages 7 - 13)

This three-day entry-level camp is Tuesday - Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., twice a month. The camp helps improve and refine existing tennis skills and includes swimming. Bring a tennis racket, tennis shoes, water bottle, snack, swimsuit and towel. Beginning/Intermediate. Northridge, Tennis Pavilion, Court 1

Morning Junior Tennis Camp (ages 7 - 13)

This is a five-day entry-level camp. Camp includes swimming. Bring a tennis racket, tennis shoes, water bottle, snack, swimsuit and towel. Beginning/Intermediate/

Youth Leagues

USTA Junior Team Tennis Teams will practice twice a week with matches on Monday mornings. Intermediate.

Junior Showdown Tournament

Competition is in boys and girls age groups; 10 & under, 14 & under, and 18 & under. The Annual HRCA Junior Showdown is a USTA sanctioned junior satellite tournament.

Junior Challenger Rally

Competition is in boys and girls age groups; 12 & under and 16 & under. 

  Youth Tennis Classes

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