Junior Programs | Recreational Services

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. 

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Summer 2018

Junior Camps

Already registered for Junior Camps? Find out everything you need to know in our Parent Letter!

For all levels of kids ages 6 – 16. Campers will be divided into age groups and level of play and will work on stroke and strategy as well as footwork and movement through fun drills, and play. Campers will receive a t-shirt and we'll have a pizza party on Friday! Campers are asked to bring their own snacks and water bottle each day.

  • June 4 – 8
  • June 11 – 15
  • June 18 – 22
  • June 25 – 29
  • July 9 – 13 (full day option)
  • July 16 – 20
  • July 23 – 27
  • July 30 – August 3
  • August 13 – August 17

Half day option: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Full day option: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Campers are asked to bring their own lunch each day except Friday)

Fees:

Half Day Camp Fee: $150 members or $165 non-members

Full Day: $265 members or $280 non-members


Junior Clinics

Clinics will cover stroke and strategy instruction with drills and games in a fun and challenging environment.

July 2 – 6 (no class July 4)

  • Black 6 – 10 year olds - 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
  • Gold 11 – 13 year olds - 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Tots 4 & 5 year olds - 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Hawk 14 – 18 year olds - 11:00 a.m. – 12 Noon

Fee: $48 members or $56 non-members


Academy Camp

Designed for kids 9 – 18 who are capable of playing points on a full court. Kids should have USTA tournament, high school match play experience or equivalent. Camp will be divided according to age and level of play. Camp will cover stroke and strategy instruction, mental toughness seminars, tennis specific conditioning, PlaySight smart courts, match play and more! Tennis Coordinator Approval required for first time Academy participants.

  • June 11 – 15 (5 days)
  • July 9 – 13 (5 days)
  • July 30 – August 2 (4 days)
  • August 6 – 9 (4 days)

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Fees:

4 day camp: $125 member or $140 non-member

5 day camp: $150 members or $165 non-members


Academy Clinics

Ages 9 – 18. Designed for kids playing USTA tournaments. Tennis Coordinator Approval required.

  • June 4 – 7 (4 days)
  • June 18 – 21 (4 days)
  • July 5 & 6 (2 days)
  • July 18 – 20 (3 days)

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Except June 18 21 is 3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.)

Fees:

2 days: $48 members or $55 non-members

3 days: $72 members or $82.50 non-members

4 day: $96 members or $110 non-members


Fall 2018: Session 1

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!

  • Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | September 8 – October 6
  • Sundays, 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | September 9 – October 7

Fees: $30 members or $35 non-members


Herky

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

  • Saturdays 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | September 8 – October 6
  • Sundays 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | September 9 – October 7
  • Mondays 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | September 10 – October 8

Fees: $70 members or $80 non-members


Black I

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

  • Saturdays 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | September 8 – October 6
  • Sundays 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | September 9 – October 7

Fees: $70 members or $80 non-members


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.

  • Sundays, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | September 9 – October 7

Fees: $70 members or $80 non-members


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.

  • Sundays 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | September 9 – October 7

Fees: $70 members or $80 non-members


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.

  • Thursdays 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. | September 13 – October 4 (No class October 11) 

Fees: $56 members or $64 non-members


Hawk I

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

  • Thursdays 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. | September 13 – October 4 (No class Oct. 11) 

Fees: $56 member, $64 non-member


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.

  • Mondays, 4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. | September 10 – October 8
  • Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. | September 11 – October 9
  • Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. | September 12 – October 10
  • Thursdays, 4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. | September 13 – October 11

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.

  • Sundays, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | September 9 – October 7
  • Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | September 11 – October 9
  • Sundays and Tuesdays | September 9 – October 9

Fees:

1 day a week: $94 member, $105 non-member

2 days a week: $158 member, $195 non-member


Orange Ball

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

  • Mondays 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | September 10 – October 8 
  • Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | September 12 – October 10
  • Mondays and Wednesdays | September 10 – October 10

Fees:

1 day a week: $94 members or $105 non-members

2 days a week: $158 members or $195 non-members


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.

Fees: $10 members or $12.50 non-members