Youth Classes

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 13 year olds. Within each age group, instruction combines drills with skill-based 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.

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CLASS SCHEDULE, LENGTH, AND HOW TO REGISTER

Class Schedule Format

Weekday Options: 

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.

Class Length:

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.

How to Register

You can register via Recreation Online, in person and on the phone. Please be aware that our phone lines can be extremely busy. The Recreation Catalog is linked to the Plano Parks and Recreation registration system. If you see a class you would like to register for, simply click on the title in the catalog and it will re-direct you to Recreation Online. 

In order to make your registration experience easier, we suggest you log in before registration starts to make sure your login credentials work. You can also add classes to the wish list. This will save you time when you register online as you will not have to type in the class numbers. Simply go to the wish list and register for each class individually. If you have any questions, please email parksinfo@plano.gov.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR FALL 2022

Registration for classes fall starts:

August 6  at 8:00 a.m. for Plano residents.

August 8 at 5:00 a.m. for non-residents

Please note: August 8, High Point does not open until 7:30 a.m. However, you may register online.

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.

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EIGHT TO THIRTEEN YEAR OLDS

Classes for 8-10 year olds are held on our Quick Start courts, while classes for 11-13 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 for their child.

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.

Evaluations are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm. Prospective players will be evaluated by age group: Youth ages 10.5 and up & ages 10.5 and under. Please call (972) 941-7170, option 4 to schedule.

On the evening of the scheduled evaluation,  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, come into the pro shop for details 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.

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