SCRA Junior Tennis Program
The SCRA junior tennis program offers a fun, organized place for children ages
3-18. Our goal is to foster a life long love of tennis in all our students in a fun, energetic atmosphere that emphasizes sportsmanship as well as athletic and technical skills. Except where indicated in the specific program descriptions below all registration is online. In addition to the programs shown we offer private and semi-private lessons for all levels. To schedule lessons or for other information please contact the tennis office :
Email Tennis Director: Jason Beardslee
Jbeards@stanford.edu or call 650-736-SCRA (7272) option 2.
SCRA Junior Tennis Clinic Information
The SCRA junior clinic program is a progressive plan where children move through the levels as their athletic and tennis skills develop. In all of our quick start classes we stress the A,B,C's: agility, balance, coordination and speed. Within each age group students are placed with others at the appropriate level. Students may register for one, two, three or 4 days per week. Registering for multiple days provides for optimum learning and improvement.
CLINIC PROGRAM: QUICK START METHOD
LITTLE 10S/ PRE-K Ages 3 -5 Foam Ball / Red Ball
Introducing basic gross motor and athletic skill development in a relaxed environment. Development of general athleticism is more important for kids this age than tennis specific skills. We'll use fun games to teach kids how to throw, catch, track balls, and learn to move with good balance and posture. As players progress we will use modified tennis equipment to begin to apply these skills in a more tennis specific way. PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS. FOR SCHEDULE AND PRICING DETAILS SEE THE JUNIOR TENNIS PAGE ON THE SCRA WEBSITE.
RED BALL Ages 4 - 5 – Young children ages 4 and 5 are introduced to tennis in a fun and supportive way using scaled down courts and equipment. Each class uses a games based approach to tennis instruction with the emphasis on development of general motor and athletic skills.
RED BALL Ages 5 - 6 -Children ages 5 and 6 experience tennis in a fun and
supportive way using scaled down courts and equipment. Each class uses a games based approach to tennis instruction and the development of general motor and athletic skills. PLEASE NOTE: 5 year olds with no previous SCRA tennis experience should enroll in RED BALL ages 4 - 5.
ORANGE and GREEN BALL Ages 7 - 12
Juniors ages 7 to 12 get an introduction to tennis as well as reinforcing skills from previous clinics. Instruction emphasizes a systematic, modern, fun, games based approach and uses scaled down equipment and courts to allow juniors to achieve ball control and rally skills more quickly. When players in this program are ready they are invited to participate in weekly play days. Students "graduate" from the Quick Start program to our junior team.
JUNIOR TEAM PROGRAM
Our junior team provides practice and competitive opportunities for intermediate through tournament level players ages 18 and under. The team is divided into different practice groups based on age and level.
TEAM 1: Red and Orange Ball ages 6-8
For juniors with limited match experience looking to gain experience and skills to move up into Interclub level, TEAM.
TEAM Orange and Green Ball Players 8 - 12
Juniors with interclub experience who are looking to move toward tournament and middle school and high school team play.
TEAM YELLOW BALL Players 9 and up
Juniors with extensive interclub and tournament play / USTA Team experience.
High Performance program for committed tournament and high school players. We do not use our online registration system for that program. For additional information please contact our Tennis Office , email JBeards@stanford.edu or call 650-736-SCRA (7272) option 2.