Junior Tennis Courses

View the schedule and register using the online activities registration system.

A note for parents: please keep in mind that players do not automatically advance after each session. A child’s advancement is based on many factors. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s level and which class they should register for please contact Felicia Raschiatore 952.939.8368 for a consultation and free evaluation.

If a course is full when you register, please put your child’s name on the waitlist. Waitlists are used to create new courses when space and instructors are available.

Classes

Level 1

Hot Shots (ages 4–5)

This is an introduction to the sport for children ages 4–6. This 45-minute class will introduce players to the basics of tennis, with a lot of fun! Quick start format, the use of pressure-less balls, tracking skills and hand-eye coordination will be the main emphasis of this class.

Level 2

Beginner/Advanced Beginner

  • Little Shots (ages 7–8)
  • Mid Shots (ages 9–11)
  • Big Shots (ages 12–16)

This class will introduce players to basic stroke fundamentals, including forehand, backhand, volley and serve. Proper grips and contact points will be taught. Short court tennis, tracking skills and movement will also be emphasized through drills and games.

Hot Shots (ages 6)

A class for 6 year olds getting into the sport and a continuation for Hot Shots Level 1 players. This 45-minute class will continue to improve the basics of tennis, with a lot of fun! Short court tennis, the use of pressureless balls, tracking skills, and hand-eye coordination will be the main emphasis of this class.

Level 3

Beginning Intermediate/Intermediate

  • Little Shots (ages 7–8)
  • Mid Shots (ages 9–11)
  • Big Shots (ages 12–16)

Players will have a continued focus on the development of strokes and court positioning will be introduced. Drills and games which incorporate rallying will be included in the curriculum.

Beginning Intermediate/Intermediate Match Play

  • Mid and Big Shots (ages 9–16

This course is for those in the beginner/beginner intermediate level and will introduce players to match play. Proper positions, scoring and beginning strategies will be taught with additional drills mixed in.

Level 4

Advanced Intermediate

Players in this class typically play for a middle school or ninth-grade school team. Curriculum will continue with stroke fundamentals, footwork, court positioning and more play-based drills and games.

Advanced Intermediate Match Play

Players will focus on scoring, rules, court positioning and strategies. Players in this class should be on their respective middle school or ninth-grade teams and lower-level JV and be able to maintain a baseline rally.

Level 5

Advanced Juniors

These players must be at the top of their junior varsity teams or on varsity and competing in challenger-level tournaments. Stroke development, strategies and footwork is incorporated through drills, games and match situations.

Advanced Match Play

Players will work on match strategies, court positioning and shot selection. Players in this class must be on the varsity or at the top of their junior varsity teams and be competing in challenger-level tournaments.

Level 6

Varsity High School Juniors

These players must be on their varsity team to be considered and have acceptance into class from Dave Wolden. Stroke development, strategies and footwork is incorporated thru drills, games and match situations.

Williston Competitive Tennis

Level 1

This is our entry-level competitive program for the junior tennis player. Players must be interested in USTA tournament play and be willing to play 2–3 times a week and make tennis a year-round sport. For consideration of the WCT, please contact Felicia Raschiatore at 952.939.8368.

Level 2

This is a competitive program for the serious junior tennis player. Players must be interested in competing in USTA tournaments. Placement for the WCT will depend on level of play, clinic attendance, tournament play, behavior, effort, attitude, and practice outside the WCT program. For consideration of the WCT, please contact Felicia Raschiatore at 952.939.8368.

Level 3

This is a competitive program for the serious junior tennis player. Players must be competing in championship-level USTA tournaments. Placement for the WCT will depend on level of play, clinic attendance, tournament play, behavior, effort, attitude, and practice outside the WCT program. For consideration of the WCT, please contact Felicia Raschiatore at 952.939.8368.