Players can begin playing tennis as young as 4 years old!
Monroe Sports Center is one of the first facilities in NJ to introduce a tennis program geared specifically towards younger children. Our 12 and Under Tennis instruction takes a new and innovative approach to introducing kids to the game. Balls are lower in compression; they bounce lower and don't move as fast so they are easier to hit. This allows kids time to get to the ball and helps them develop optimal swing patterns. Racquets are sized for small hands, and the courts are smaller and easier to cover. This all equals more fun and less frustration, allowing children to start rallying and playing points immediately.
12 & Under Red Ball - Introduction
This fun filled program will introduce your child to the game of tennis in an energetic and success oriented environment. The primary focus will be on developing tennis motor skills through a variety of creative and entertaining tennis games and challenges. Special red low compression balls and smaller courts are used based on the child's age and level. Children will be placed with similar age groups and abilities.
12 & Under Orange Ball - Develop
This is an exciting new play format for learning tennis designed to bring kids into the game by utilitzing specialized equipment, modified court dimensions and modified scoring. This program is for those students who have graduated from our Red Ball program or have prior tennis experience and is designed for children to start playing points immediately. Orange low compression balls will be utilized to provide success and correct repetitive stroke mechanics. Our Orange Ball program teaches our students the basic skills of hitting balls over the net and playing points as well as making tennis fun .
12 & Under Green Ball - Refine
This program is for those students who have graduated from our Orange Ball program or have prior tennis experience. Players in this class are technically sound and tactically engaged. Players should display refined stroke technique, movement skills and recognition to properly cover the full-sized court. Our Green Ball program is dedicated to establishing a solid foundation of growth by focusing on fundamental aspects of tennis; vision, movement, body mechanics and racquet work.