Summer Youth Tennis Lessons

Join us for SPUT’s 6-week summer youth tennis lessons! Summer lessons run Monday - Thursday from June 24 - August 1. Our daytime and evening lessons are well suited for beginner and intermediate players ages 5-18. Our youth tennis lessons offer a fun and friendly community environment focused on developing a player’s tennis and life skills. Players will receive coaching on fundamentals, opportunities to drill and practice, tons of fun games, and will grow through our SPUT S.P.I.R.I.T. (service, perseverance, integrity, responsibility, imagination, teamwork) curriculum.

What Tennis Level is Right for my Child?

RED

Red ball tennis is named after the red foam or felt balls that are used at this stage. Red tennis balls bounce lower and move more slowly through the air, giving beginning players a chance to set up and take a good swing at the ball. Recommended ages are 5-8.

ORANGE

Once comfortable at the Red level, players graduate to playing at the Orange level. Orange felt balls bounce higher and move faster than the Red felt or foam balls but lower and slower than the Green ball. They are a step toward the traditional yellow tennis ball while still remaining fun and manageable for players learning the game. Recommended ages are 9-10.

GREEN

After Orange, the next level is Green. The Green ball is very similar to the traditional yellow tennis ball but with a slightly lower compression so it rebounds lower off the court after a bounce. Recommended ages are 11-12.

YELLOW

The Yellow level is what most people know a traditional tennis. The balls, courts and racquets at this level are used in the majority of adult matches and at the professional level. Recommended ages are 13 and up.

Daytime Youth Lessons

Schedule

June 24-August 1, Monday - Thursday
(No lessons on July 4th and July 23rd-25th due to the JTT Sectional Tournament. Sessions will be made up on the "Free Friday Play Days" below.)

Classes

8:30am-9:30am - Red Ball (recommended ages 5-8)
9:30am-10:30am - Orange Ball (recommended ages 9-10)
10:30am-11:30am - Green Ball (recommended ages 11-12)
11:30am-12:30pm - Yellow Ball (recommended for beginner teens)

Site Locations

Central High School
Edgcumbe Rec Center 
Groveland Rec Center
Harding High School
Highland Park High School
Langford Park
Mattocks Park
North Dale Rec Center
Phalen Rec Center

Free Friday Play Days

July 12th, July 19th, and July 26th
8:30am-12:30pm (same class schedule as regular lessons)

Central High School
Harding High School
Highland Park High School

Registration

Cost $180 (Scholarships available)
Register ASAP to secure your spot!
If sites do not meet minimum capacity requirements,
SPUT reserves the right to consolidate site locations.

Evening Youth Lessons

Schedule

June 24 - August 1, Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs
(No lessons on July 4th and July 23rd-25th due to the JTT Sectional Tournament)

Registration

Cost $100 (Scholarships available)
Register ASAP to secure your spot!
If sites do not meet minimum capacity requirements,
SPUT reserves the right to consolidate site locations.

Classes

4:30pm-5:30pm - Red Ball (recommended ages 5-8)
5:30pm-6:30pm - Orange Ball (recommended ages 9-10)
6:30pm-7:30pm - Green Ball (recommended ages 11-12)

Evening Location Sites

Battle Creek (Tues/Thurs)

Carty Park (Tues/Thurs)

Duluth & Case (Tues/Thurs)

Eastview Rec Center (Mon/Wed)

Hayden Heights (Mon/Wed)

Mattocks Park (Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs)

MLK Rec Center (Mon/Wed)

Washington Tech (Mon/Wed)

West Minnehaha Rec (Tues/Thurs)

Frequently Asked Questions