Our tennis students move along the “Pathway to Success” which utilizes graduated equipment, focuses on fundamentals & technique, reinforces teambuilding & mentorship, and teaches strategy & point play.
Tennis balls have been developed to make it easier for beginner and recreational children and adult players learn the game. This has been achieved by the manufacture of low-compression tennis balls which are designed to play ‘slower’. There are three kinds of low-compression balls – red, orange and green – which are all softer and bounce lower than a yellow ball.
Because they bounce lower, players have more time to hit them, which allows better control and helps students develop correct stroke technique. Yellow balls bounce too high and quickly for children.
Every child develops at their own rate, therefore there is no specific timeline for moving along the pathway but generally our students are grouped together by age.
Red Ball: Ages 5-8
Orange Ball: Ages 9-10
Green Dot Ball: Ages 11-12
Yellow Ball: Ages 13 and up