Tennis year-around, that’s Texas! So check out our youth tennis classes. There are three age groups: 5 to 7 year olds, 8 to 10 year olds, and 11 to 12 year olds. Within each age group, instruction combines drills with high paced, interactive games. The goal is to instill a love of the game by keeping students engaged while improving their skills. A tiered format is used to support this goal, by providing progressively more challenging class levels.
To Register for All Youth Tennis Classes:
Find your desired age group. Then click on the link. This will re-direct you to Recreation Online. There you may view all class offerings and complete registration. You are also welcome to call High Point for assistance with registration.
CLASS SCHEDULE, LENGTH, AND HOW TO REGISTER
Class Schedule Format
Either Monday and Wednesday OR Tuesday and Thursday. Classes are held twice a week for generally three (3) weeks.
Weekend Options: Either Saturday OR Sunday. Sessions generally run for four (4) weeks.
Length of Class Format
All Pee Wee classes are 45 minutes in length.
All 8-12 year old classes are 1 hour each time on weekdays or 1.5 hours each time on the weekend.
FIVE TO SEVEN YEAR OLDS
In Pee Wee I and Pee Wee II, fun is the name of the game! Interactive games are incorporated into tennis fundamentals such as proper stance, how to hold the racquet, eye-hand coordination and basic strokes. Classes are taught on our “Quick Start” courts. This means that equipment and court dimensions are “kid friendly” with smaller dimensions, lower nets, larger, slightly depressurized balls, and smaller racquets.
Each class is 45 minutes in length. Since the session goes quickly it is not uncommon for students to repeat a class. The goal is to ensure that they will thrive at the next level. At the end of each session, parents should ask instructors for input on the next suggested class level.
EIGHT TO TWELVE YEAR OLDS
Classes for 8-10 year olds are held on our Quick Start courts, while classes for 11-12 year olds are held on the regular courts. Class levels are the same: Beginner, Advanced Beginner I, and Advanced Beginner II. Classes are like building blocks – with each progression continuing to develop proper mechanics, stroke development and introduction of the serve, score-keeping, and basics of match play.
The class schedule is the same as Pee Wee. However, weekday classes are one hour in length, and weekend classes are one and one-half hours. At the end of each session, parents should ask instructors for input on the next suggested class level.
Most frequent questions and answers
What is the Cancellation Policy?
Withdrawals must be requested at least two weeks before the start of a class to receive a full refund. Withdrawals done at least one week in advance, will receive a credit to their account. NOTE: Withdrawals for medical reasons are allowed at any time. However, you MUST provide a doctor’s note.
Do I need an account?
You must set up an account through Plano Parks and Recreation before signing up for tennis activities. This includes: Group classes, Adult Leagues, and Adult Tennis Workouts.
CLICK HERE, to be re-directed.
How do I register for an activity?
Registration for programs is done through the Plano Parks and Recreation Department. Anyone may participate in Parks and Rec programs –you do NOT have to be a Plano, TX resident. Click on any “Sign Up” button to be re-directed to their site. Use the search bar and filters to find the activity you want. Then add the activity to your cart and check out. You may also call or stop by High Point.
What is the tennis background of your instructors?
Our instructors have extensive teaching experience. Most of them have personal bios posted on our site. Instructors are either professionally certified through a national tennis organization: USPTA or PTR, have extensive teaching experience or a combination of both.
And yes! They are all excellent tennis players who have personally won various tournaments, awards, and titles throughout their careers.
What class level should my child(ren) start at?
If your child has never played tennis, has not played recently, or has never competed, we encourage you to read the brief descriptions above to find the best starting point.
Free evaluations are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. for youth ages 11 and older, and at 6:15 p.m. for youth under age 11. No appointment is necessary. Please arrive a few minutes early to complete a brief form. Evaluations are geared toward prospective students who already have prior tennis experience. This may be through participation in group classes or private lessons elsewhere, or participation on a school team. Once the evaluation is completed, please come into the pro shop for more information on the class suggested for your child.
What should my child bring to their tennis class?
Equipment: Instructors have carts of balls. If your son/daughter has their own racquet, they are encouraged to bring it. We do provide age-appropriate demo racquets at no additional charge.
Attire: Dress appropriately for the time of year. Loose, dry-fit clothing in summer and layered attire for winter. Tennis shoes, ball cap or visor & sunblock complete the picture!
Drinks: Water, Gatoraide, or other sports beverage. Please refrain from sending sugary drinks like soda. Drinks are available for sale in the pro shop as well.