Youth Tennis Clinics

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Yarbrough Tennis Center

777 S Yarbrough Farms Blvd

  1. Email: webparksrec@auburnalabama.org
  2. Phone: (334) 501-2920
  3. Hours:  M-F: 8:30AM-9PM Sa-Su: 8AM-9PM

OWEN, PAMELA J

TENNIS PROFESSIONAL

  1. Phone: 3345012922
  2. Email: powen@auburnalabama.org

Ball Color Chart

Tennis is now easier for younger kids to play with the addition of different colored balls. These variations of tennis balls have a lower compression than the regular yellow balls. The different colored balls bounce lower for children’s height and are more forgiving on player errors in technique. The age groups for USTA (United States Tennis Association) tennis are in the following ball color categories:

Red Balls: 8 and Under

Orange Balls: 9 - 10

Green Balls: 11 - 12

Yellow Balls: 13+

• Orange or Green Balls may be used in 13+ age groups in City of Auburn Tennis clinics according to skill level and drill being practiced.

• USTA rules and regulations for youth tennis are subject to change according to USTA policies and standards.

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Quarterly Program Registration Form and Waiver

Tots Tennis and Fitness-Red Balls

Ages: 2 – 3

An Introduction to tennis for young children. This clinic will provide various tennis and movement activities that will focus on hand-eye and foot-eye coordination. Each child will improve on their motor skills through fun tennis drills and fitness drills. Some parental involvement will be needed.

Offered M/W 9am-9:30am

Instructor:

Pam Owen: powen@auburnalabama.org or 334-501-2920 (YTC Front Desk)

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For registration questions please email Katie Shannon at kshannon@auburnalabama.org .

Munchkins Tennis-Red Balls

Ages: 4 – 5

Open clinic for young children that are ready to learn the game of tennis. This clinic will focus on learning tennis skills that are needed to play the game of tennis. Drills will consist of various tennis skills and movement activities. These drills will focus on basic tennis skills such as the forehand, backhand, and volley strokes. Movement drills will consist of different transport skills (running, hopping, jumping, and balance). Some parental involvement will be needed.

Offered M/T/W/R 3pm-3:30pm

Instructor:

Pam Owen: powen@auburnalabama.org or 334-501-2920 (YTC Front Desk)

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For registration questions please email Katie Shannon at kshannon@auburnalabama.org .

Half Volleys Tennis-Red Balls

Ages: 6 – 8

Open clinic for young children that are ready to learn the game of tennis and an introduction to competitive point play. This clinic will focus on learning the tennis skills that are needed for point play. Drills will consist of learning different strokes that will allow them to rally a red ball and then be able to play points. Also, movement skills will be on going so that each participant will be able to adjust (move) to the bounce of the ball while playing points. Practice days are offered M T W. Thursday is a play day.

Offered M/T/W/R 3:30pm-4:30pm

Instructor:

Pam Owen: powen@auburnalabama.org or 334-501-2920 (YTC Front Desk)

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For registration questions please email Katie Shannon at kshannon@auburnalabama.org .

Future Stars Tennis-Orange Balls

Ages: 9 – 10

Open clinic for young children that are ready to learn the game of tennis and an introduction to the orange ball, larger size net, and larger court. This clinic will focus on learning the basic tennis skills (forehand, backhand, volleys, and serve), court positions, movement skills, tennis strategies (singles and doubles), and keeping score. This clinic will also introduce the young player to rallying an orange ball and to compete in various tennis games and match play. With time, this young player will have opportunities to play organized events. Practice days are offered M T W. Thursday is a play day.

Offered M/T/W/R 4:30pm-5:30pm

Instructor:

Pam Owen: powen@auburnalabama.org or 334-501-2920 (YTC Front Desk)

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For registration questions please email Katie Shannon at kshannon@auburnalabama.org .

Players Tennis-Green Balls

Ages: 11 – 13

Open clinic for young tennis players that are ready to learn the game of tennis and are ready to compete in tennis type games and match play. This clinic will introduce young players to the green balls and a larger court. This clinic will focus on learning the basic tennis skills (forehand, backhand, volleys, & serve), movement skills, court position, tennis strategies (singles and doubles), and keeping score. This clinic will help improve consistency and directional rallying (hitting ball cross court, down the line, and keeping the ball in play longer). With time, this young tennis player will have opportunities to play organized events. Practice days are offered M T W. Thursday is a play day.

Offered M/T/W/R 5:30pm-6:30pm

Instructor:

Pam Owen: powen@auburnalabama.org or 334-501-2920 (YTC Front Desk)

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For registration questions please email Katie Shannon at kshannon@auburnalabama.org .

Masters Tennis-Yellow Balls

Ages: 14 – 18

Open clinic for young tennis players that are ready to learn the game of tennis and are ready to compete in tennis type games and match play. This clinic will introduce young players to the yellow balls and will focus on learning and improving on the basic tennis skills (forehand, backhand, volleys, & serve), court positions, tennis strategies (singles and doubles), and keeping score. This clinic will improve consistency and directional rallying (hitting balls cross court, down the line, and keeping the ball in play longer). This young tennis player will have opportunities to play organized events. Practice days are offered M T W. Thursday is a play day.

Offered M/T/W/R 5:30pm-6:30pm

Instructor:

Pam Owen: powen@auburnalabama.org or 334-501-2920 (YTC Front Desk)

Register Now!!!

For registration questions please email Katie Shannon at kshannon@auburnalabama.org .

Intermediate/Advance Tennis

Ages: 12 - 18

This class is for students looking to progress competitively within the sport to pursue tournaments and match play taught by certified tennis professionals. Each class includes a warm-up with dynamic stretching, fitness training, tennis drills, and match play simulations.

Offered T/R 5:30pm-7:15pm and Saturday from 10:30am-12:15pm

Instructor:

Chris Marks: cmmark2tennis@gmail.com or 334-501-2920 (YTC Front Desk)

For registration questions please email Katie Shannon at kshannon@auburnalabama.org .