JUNIOR PROGRAMS - Ages 3-8
Our 8 & Under program is one the fastest growing age groups at Empire Tennis Academy. For kids 3-8 years old, we have many days and times for Entry and Intermediate level players. Our goal is to get kids rallying faster through active and engaging drills, games, and various match play situations. We use 36' x 18' tennis courts, Red Felt tennis balls, and 19-23" racquets. Our staff creates a fun atmosphere and encourages learning by using courts and equipment suitable for your child’s age and level. We constantly have Special Events and seasonal promotions happening. Follow our Newsletter to stay current!
Spring 2 Semester: Saturday, MAY 1St - Friday, JULY 2nd (9 Weeks)
Ages 3 & 4 Tiny Tots
Empire is proud to offer programming for kids as early as three and four years old. This program involves both the parent and child. Using shorter courts, 36' x 18, racquets, and Red felt tennis balls, our goal is to expose tennis to kids while having a fun and interactive approach to tennis. No skill necessary for the parents other than basic tossing and possibly catching. We us an assortment of USTA Neg Generation drills and games to get the kids hitting the ball and learning the utmost basics in a partner based curriculum. Kids are encouraged to try activities together with their parents, and on their own. Once kids demonstrate a general understanding of tennis skills and listening skills, they can enter our 5-8 year old program. Click on the schedule and it will take you directly to the registration page.
Ages 5-8 Entry
Our 8 & Under program uses 36' x 18' courts, Red Felt tennis balls, and 19-23" racquets. Our curriculum is very simple and designed around kids learning to rallying faster through active and engaging drills and games. These classes are not super technical, but designed for kids to have fun, expose them to tennis, and learn basic skills. This program runs four consecutive weeks at a time to see whether your child enjoys playing. Click on the schedule and it will take you directly to the registration page.
Ages 5-8 Intermediate
For kids that demonstrate they can consistently hit a minimum of one ball in play, and sometimes a return. This program is One hour and a half instead of an hour, and eight weeks long instead of 4 weeks. Typically your child is enjoying the sport, and learning coordination, basic tennis skills, and teamwork. These kids will be accountable for knowing Forehands, Backhands, Serves, and lines of the court. Click on the schedule and it will take you directly to the registration page.
Red Rally Club
This is an invitational program for kids in our Intermediate level classes that display a particular interest in learning the earliest stages of scoring and match play. One court will be designated for games, and others for match play. This is not an instructional program. Click on the schedule and it will take you directly to the registration page.