10 and Under Tennis

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Thank you for your interest in our 10 & Under Tennis Program! Your desire for the very best is what propels us as a club to create an environment that is conducive to loving the game of tennis and enhancing your child’s cognitive and athletic development to shape them for greater success.  

Your child will be placed in a class that is appropriate to his or her current tennis level. There is no timeline as to when a player will advance to the next level. Each player progresses at their own rate. To help expedite their development, additional classes during the week can be taken, private lessons with a Tennis Teaching Pro can be set up with our staff, and enrolling them in match play or having them play in local tournaments are ways to aid in their progress.  

Each class is 12 weeks long. During each class your child will be evaluated in eight different categories to help their overall experience:

  1. cognitive development

  2. competitiveness

  3. coordination

  4. movement

  5. reception

  6. skills

  7. skill patterns

  8. strategy

  9. technical skill development


RED DOT courts, or 36’ courts, allow players to increase their learning ability by adjusting to the court dimensions, equipment, drills, instruction and games to better suit their needs.  During this time players, will be challenged in many ways that will help their overall understanding of themselves and the world of tennis.

ORANGE DOT courts or 60’ courts provide an environment where each player is able to improve their learning capacity due to the increased requirements from the players.  Their skill level will be challenged by a bigger court compared to red dot courts, speed of the orange dot tennis ball and bigger, faster, stronger tennis players.

GREEN DOT courts or 78’ courts are one step away from the full-size tennis court.  The game at this level is played much faster due to the technology of the equipment needed at this level.  Green dot tennis balls bounce faster, higher and farther than the red dot and orange dot tennis balls, which adds more challenges for players needing to understand the game at the next level.

10 & Under Winter Schedule 2019-2020

November 18, 2019 - Saturday, February 8, 2020

Monday (12 Weeks) & Wednesday (10 Weeks)

Red Dot | 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Advanced Orange Dot | 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Tuesday (11 Weeks) & Thursday (11 Weeks)

Orange Dot | 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Green Dot | 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Friday (12 Weeks)

Advanced Orange Dot | 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Green Dot | 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Saturday (12 Weeks)

Red Dot | 9:00 - 10:00 AM

Orange Dot | 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Advanced Orange Dot | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

(There will be no classes on the following days Thursday, November 28, 2019, Tuesday, December 24, Wednesday, December 25, Thursday, December 26, 2019 & Wednesday, January 1, 2020)

Pricing: Each class is $10 for Members and $20 for Non-Members, all sessions are paid in full and will be prorated based on time of sign up.

Sign up here: https://birchracquet.clubautomation.com/calendar/event-info?id=354&style=0&isFrame=0

Contact lorenzo@thebirch.com or at (972) 505-9407 with any questions you may have.

Make Up Policy

  • Only two make up days are permissible for each session and cannot carry over from one session to another, and only apply if your child is sick and is not able to attend the day they have signed up for. (Your child participating in other activities such as school functions, sporting events, plays, musical activities, family events, etc... do not count as grounds for a makeup)

  • Your child may do a makeup in another class if that class is not full and a day is available. If the class is full or cancelled due to not enough kids signed up (2 minimum) and your child is not able to do a makeup then we will refund you the price of that class for that day.

  • If we have to cancel class(es) due to rain/sleet/snow or cold weather (if the temperature is close to 35 degrees Fahrenheit with or without the wind chill we will cancel the class(es) ) we will refund you the price of that class for that day. Please visit our homepage website for any cancellation notices prior to attending any classes that may be questionable due to weather. This only applies to teaching on our outdoor courts, once the indoor facility is built we will be conducting our 10 & Under classes indoors and will only cancel classes if the roads are covered in snow, sleet or ice.

  • If a Tennis Teaching Pro is not able to conduct a class for any personal or medical purposes a refund will be given for that class.

  • Please contact Lorenzo Barrientez via email ( lorenzo@thebirch.com ) for any makeup classes so that he can check existing classes for availability and documentation.