Junior Programs | Recreational Services
University of Iowa

Our Junior Development programs offer group instruction for players age 18 and under. HTRC developments offer a cost effective opportunity for players to learn tennis or improve their skills while supervised by an instructor. Development levels meet on a consistent day and time over the course of a development session and maintain a four player to one instructor ratio. Players will learn appropriate skills and strategies that are determined by the lead instructor of the clinic. Click here to register for lessons, camps, and programs. If you're not familiar with our online registration portal, you can learn more about how to register here. A $20 late fee will be applied to all registrations after the deadline. Space is not guaranteed after the deadline. All classes have a deadline of 48 hours prior to the start of class. 

10 & Under Classes

Classes will primarily utilize the 36 ft. (red balls) and 60 ft. court (orange balls).

Tots

Ages 4 – 5: Designed to work on kid’s hand-eye coordination, basic strokes, balance, agility, and fun!

Fall 2018 Session 2:

  • Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | October 20 – November 10
  • Sundays, 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | October 14 – November 11 (No class October 13)
  • Fees: 
    • Saturdays: $25 members or $30 non-members
    • Sundays: $30 members or $35 non-members

Fall 2018 Session 3:

  • Sundays, 5:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. | November 18 - December 16 (No class December 2)
  • Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | November 17 - December 15 (No class December 1)
  • Fees:
    • $25 member or $30 non-member

Herky

Ages 5 – 7: Students will learn basic strokes, start rallying and have fun with a USTA 10 & under format.

Fall 2018 Session 2: 

  • Saturdays 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | October 20 – November 10 (no class October 13)
  • Sundays 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | October 14 – November 11
  • Mondays 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | October 15 – November 12
  • Fees: 
    • Saturdays: $56 members or $64 non-members
    • Sundays: $70 members or $80 non-members

Fall 2018 Session 3:

  • Sundays, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | November 18 - December 16 (No class December 2)
  • Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | November 17 - December 15 (No class December 1)
  • Fees:
    • $56 member or $64 non-member

Black I

Ages 8 – 10: A class for beginners and advanced beginners. Students will learn basic strokes and develop rallying skills.

Fall 2018 Session 2: 

  • Saturdays 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | October 20 – November 10 (no class October 13)
  • Sundays 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | October 14 – November 11
  • Fees: 
    • Saturdays: $56 member or $64 non-member 
    • Sundays: $70 members or $80 non-members

Fall 2018 Session 3:

  • Sundays, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | November 18 - December 16 (No class December 2)
  • Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | November 17 - December 15 (No class December 1)
  • Fees:
    • $56 member or $64 non-member

Black II

Ages 8 10: Designed for kids who have taken Black I or equivalent for several sessions. Kids should be able to rally and get 50% of serves in play.

Fall 2018 Session 2: 

  • Sundays, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | October 14 – November 11
  • Fees: $70 members or $80 non-members

Fall 2018 Session 3:

  • Sundays, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | November 18 - December 16 (No class December 2)
  • Fees:
    • $56 member or $64 non-member

Junior Development

Gold I

Ages 11 – 13: This is a class for beginners and advanced beginners. Students will learn basic strokes and develop rallying skills.

Fall 2018 Session 2:

  • Sundays 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | October 14 – November 11
  • Fees: $70 members or $80 non-members

Fall 2018 Session 3:

  • Sundays, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | November 18 - December 16 (No class December 2)
  • Fees: $56 member or $64 non-member

Gold II

Ages 11 – 13: This class is designed for intermediate kids who can rally on a full court. This class will improve stroke technique, place an increased emphasis on strategy and competition.

Fall 2018 Session 2:

  • Thursdays 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. | October 18 – November 15
  • Fees: $70 members or $80 non-members

Fall 2018 Session 3:

  • Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | November 29 - December 20
  • Fees: $56 member or $64 non-member

Hawk I

Ages 14 18: Designed for kids who may play for their high school team and are considering playing USTA Tournaments.

Fall 2018 Session 2:

  • Thursdays 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. | October 18 – November 15
  • Fees: $70 members or $80 non-members

Fall 2018 Session 3:

  • Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | November 29 - December 20
  • Fees: $56 member or $64 non-member

Hawkeye Tennis Academy

Hawkeye Tennis Academy

Students in the HTA will be required to play USTA tournaments and aspire to compete for their high school team. Tennis Coordinator approval required for first time participants. Students will have the chance to register for 2, 3, or 4 days a week and select the days they will attend upon registration.

Fall 2018 Session 2:

  • Mondays, 4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. | October 15 – November 12
  • Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. | October 16 – November 13
  • Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. | October 17 – November 14
  • Thursdays, 4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. | October 18 – November 15

Fall 2018 Session 3:

  • Mondays, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | November 19 - December 17
  • Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | November 20 - December 18
  • Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | November 21 - December 19
  • Thursdays, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | November 22 - December 20 (No Class November 22)

Fees:

  • 2 days a week: $250 members or $290 non-members
  • 3 days a week: $345 members or $405 non-members
  • 4 days a week: $420 members or $500 non-members

Green Ball

Ages 10 & Under: 3 USTA tournaments per year required. Tennis Coordinator approval needed for players new to the program.

Fall 2018 Session 2:

  • Sundays, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | October 14 – November 11
  • Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | October 16 – November 13
  • Sundays and Tuesdays | October 14 – November 13

Fees:

  • 1 day a week: $94 member or $105 non-member
  • 2 days a week: $158 member or $195 non-member

Fall 2018 Session 3:

  • Sundays, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | November 18 - December 16 (No class December 2)
  • Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | November 20 - December 11

Fees:

  • 1 day a week: $75 member or $84 non-member
  • 2 days a week: $128 member or $156 non-member

Orange Ball

Ages 10 & Under: 1 USTA tournament per year required. Tennis Coordinator approval needed for players new to the program. 

Fall 2018 Session 2:

  • Mondays 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | October 22 – November 12 (4 weeks)
  • Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | October 17 – November 14
  • Mondays and Wednesdays | October 17 – November 14

Fees:

  • Mondays only: $75 members or $84 non-members 
  • Wednesdays only: $94 members or $105 non-members
  • 2 days a week: $142 members or $175 non-members

Fall 2018 Session 3:

  • Mondays, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | November 19 - December 10
  • Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | November 28 - December 19 (No class Wednesday before Thanksgiving)

Fees:

  • 1 day a week: $75 member or $84 non-member
  • 2 days a week: $128 member or $156 non-member

Junior Academy: New!

Ages 11 18: Designed for kids who are getting ready to play tournaments or have played a few tournaments as well as high school JV players.  Tennis Coordinator approval required for players new to the program. 

Fall 2018 Session 2:

  • Thursdays 4:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. | October 25 – November 15
  • Sundays 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  | October 21 - November 11

Fall 2018 Session 3:

  • Sundays, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | November 18 - December 16 (No class December 2)
  • Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | November 29 - December 20

Fees:

  • 1 day a week: $75 member or $84 non-member
  • 2 days a week: $128 member or $156 non-member

Tournament Training Match Play

A match play opportunity for kids who are aspiring to play tournaments or are currently playing tournaments. Orange Ball, Green Ball and Yellow Ball are all welcome. Players are required to pre-register on Sign Up Genius. To receive an invite to the group and get exact dates, please email michele-conlon@uiowa.edu

  • Saturdays 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (No class December 1)

Fees: $8 members or $10.50 non-members