Bainbridge Island Recreation Center

Youth Tennis

Fall Youth Tennis Programs

First price is Resident BIRC Member. Second price is Resident, Non-Resident.

Tots Tennis (19”-21” Racket)

Ages 4-5. This class is geared for the littlest player who is at the beginning level of tennis. We start them off with basic stroke instruction. Players will develop listening skills, following directions, balance and hand-eye coordination. We keep it fun and active and introduce them to the sport of a lifetime.  

512703-01            Su        12:00-12:30pm         9/12-10/24                      $49/$64               

512703-02            Su        12:00-12:30pm         10/31-12/12                      $49/$64              

 

Red Ball Tennis (21”-23” Racket)

Ages 6-7. This is an active class where kids learn the fundamentals of tennis with skill building exercises and games designed to improve and develop overall coordination/balance, self-confidence, and team work on the court. This class will help get kids to fall in love with tennis and transition them to the next level. *No Class 11/24

512706-01            W      3:00-4:00pm     09/08-10/20                       $98/$127

512706-02            Su        12:30-1:30pm     09/12-10/24                  $98/$127              

512706-03            W      3:00-4:00pm     10/27-12/15*                     $98/$127

512706-04            Su        12:30-1:30pm      10/31-12/12               $98 / $127     

                   

Orange Ball (23”-25” Racket)

8-11 yrs. Players must demonstrate a positive attitude & hard work ethic. Orange Ball Tennis will keep your child active and teach them basic fundamentals in technique and footwork as well as introduce the concepts of rallying and point play. Further focus will extend into developing your child’s athleticism, coordination, balance, and strength. *No Class 11/24

512704-01            W       3:00-4:00pm     09/08-10/20                       $98/$127 

512704-02            Su        1:30-2:30pm     09/12-10/24                      $98/$127              

512704-03            M       3:00-4:00pm     09/13-10/25                      $98/$127 

512704-04            W      3:00-4:00pm     10/27-12/15                       $98/$127 

512704-05            Su        1:30-2:30pm     10/31-12/12                      $98/$127              

512704-06            M       3:00-4:00pm     11/01-12/13                      $98/$127 

 

 Green Ball (25”-27” Racket)

 Ages 11-13. Players must demonstrate a positive attitude and hard work ethic. Green Ball Tennis will emphasize proper technique and footwork. Further focus will extend into developing directional control, spin, and consistency. *No Class 11/24

512705-01            W      4:00-5:00pm     09/08-10/20                       $98/$132

512705-02            Su        2:30-3:30pm     09/12-10/24                      $98/$127              

512705-03            M      4:00-5:00pm     09/13-10/25                      $98/$127 

512705-04            W       4:00-5:00pm     10/27-12/15*                     $98/$127 

512705-05            Su        2:30-3:30pm     10/31-12/12                      $98/$127              

512705-06            M       4:00-5:00pm     11/01-12/13                      $98/$127 

 

Challenger 

Ages 13 and over. Players will need pro-approval or completed Green Ball per progress reports. Players must demonstrate a positive attitude and hard work ethic. Emphasis will be placed on developing better strength and balance as they become more comfortable with the bounce of a heavier, faster, and higher bouncing ball. Players will also learn to structure points in addition to continued stroke development. *No Class 11/24. **Combined class with Academy to provide players with best opportunities for improvement and self-confidence. 

512707-01            W       5:00-6:00pm                   09/08-10/20                      $98/$127

512707-02            Su    4:00-5:00pm                  09/12-10/24                      $98/$127**               

512707-03            M       5:00-6:00pm                   09/13-10/25                      $98/$127 

512707-04            W       5:00-6:00pm                   10/27-12/15                    $98/$127* 

512707-05            Su    4:00-5:00pm                 10/31-12/12                      $98/$127**               

512707-06            M       5:00-6:00pm                   11/01-12/13                      $98/$127 

 

Academy (14+) 

Players must have completed the Challenger Class/Level or have pro-approval. Players must be able to demonstrate a positive attitude and hard work ethic. Player level is equivalent to High School JV or tournament players. The Academy player will also learn to develop more spin and pace, with depth and consistency. Further focus/observation will extend into singles and doubles strategy/patterns of play. *No Class 11/27. **Combined class with Academy to provide players with best opportunities for improvement and self-confidence.      

512717-01            Th       3:45-4:45pm          09/09-10/21                      $98/$127 

512717-02            T       3:45-4:45pm           09/14-10/26                      $98/$127 

512717-03            Su    4:00-5:00pm                  09/12-10/24                      $98/$127** 

512717-04            Th       3:30-4:45pm          10/28-12/16                    $98/$127* 

512717-05            T       3:30-4:45pm           11/02-12/14                      $98/$127

512717-06            Su    4:00-5:00pm                  10/31-12/12                      $98/$127** 

 

Advanced

Pro-approval required. Players in this class have been playing varsity tennis. Players will continue to develop a variety of shots and improve their application in point-play situations. Players will receive experienced coaching and observation geared toward helping athletes better understand the choices they make during matches. *No class 11/27.

512718-01            Th       4:45-6:00pm                09/09-10/21                      $123/$160

512718-02            T       4:45-6:00pm                09/14-10/26                      $123/$160

512718-03            Th       4:45-6:00pm                10/28-12/16                    $123/$160*

512718-04            T       4:45-6:00pm                11/02-12/14                      $123/$160

 

Tennis for Teens (T4T)

Ages 13-17. T4T is a class for the Beginning to Intermediate level player who wants to improve their knowledge and skill set. The focus of this class will be on gaining a better understanding of fundamental footwork, technique, and strategy. This could also act as a third day for our Green Ball players looking to transition into Challenger.  We will work on rally skills and point play to improve each player’s overall game.   

 

512719-01            Su        5:00-6:00pm                  09/12-10/24                      $98/$127 

512719-02            Su        5:00-6:00pm                  10/31–12/12                      $98/$127 

 

Register at www.biparks.org or call 206-842-2302.

BIRC JUNIOR TENNIS MISSION STATEMENT

To develop the work ethic and personal growth in youth through tennis; by committing ourselves to creating a fun, challenging environment where teamwork, sportsmanship, and critical thinking skills are emphasized.