Junior Tennis | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

Our Junior Development programs offer group instruction for players age 18 and under. HTRC developments provide 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 throughout 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, clinics, and programs. If you're not familiar with our online registration portal, you can learn more about how to register here

10 & Under Classes

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

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

  • Sundays, 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. | September 12 - October 1

 

Tots Prices: $35 (members) | $40 non-members 

Register for Tots

Registration will close 48 hours before the start of the session.

 

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

  • Saturdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | September 11 - October 9

  • Sundays, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. | September 12 - October 10

  • Mondays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | September 13 - October 11

 

Herky Prices:

  • $70 (members) | $80 (non-members)

Register for Herky

Registration will close 48 hours before the start of the session.

 

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

  • Saturdays, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. | September 11 - October 9

  • Sundays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | September 12 - October 10

 

Black I Prices:

  • $70 (members) | $80 (non-members)

Register for Black I

Registration will close 48 hours before the start of the session.

 

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 - 7:30 p.m. | September 12 - October 1

 

Black II Prices: $70 (members) | $80 (non-members)

Register for Black II

Registration will close 48 hours before the start of the session.

 

Junior Development (ages 11-18)

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

  • Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | September 11 - October 9

 

Gold I Prices: $70 (members) | $80 (non-members)

Register for Gold I

Registration will close 48 hours before the start of the session.

 

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

  • Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | September 11 - October 9

 

Gold II Prices: $70 (members) | $80 (non-members)

Register for Gold II

Registration will close 48 hours before the start of the session.

 

Hawkeye Tennis Academy

The Hawkeye Tennis Academy is designed for high performance junior players. Prior permission by a Senior Staff member is required for participants joining any level of the Academy for the first time. Prior permission is also required by a senior staff member for participants moving from level to level within the Academy.

The pathway:  Orange Ball Academy to Green Ball Academy to Junior Academy to Academy. Players will need to continue to play tournaments and progress to stay at their level.

 

Ages 10 & under: Tennis Coordinator approval needed for players new to the program. 

  • Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. | September 7 - October 5

  • Thursdays, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. | September 9 - October 7

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays | September 7 - October 7

 

Orange Ball Prices:

  • Tuesdays or Thursdays only: $105 (members) | $120 (non-members)
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: $180 (members) | $210 (non-members)

Orange Ball (1 Day/Week) | Orange Ball (2 Days/Week)

Registration will close 48 hours before the start of the session.

 

Ages 10 & Under: Tennis Coordinator approval needed for players new to the program 

  • Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. | September 7 - October 5

  • Sundays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. | September 12 - October 10

  • Sundays & Tuesdays | September 7 - October 10

 

Green Ball Prices:

  • Sundays or Tuesdays only: $105 (members) | $120 (non-members)
  • Sundays and Tuesdays: $180 (members) | $210 (non-members)

Green Ball (1 Day/Week) | Green Ball (2 Days/Week)

Registration will close 48 hours before the start of the session.

 

Junior Academy is open to any all designed for students ages 11-18 for tournament training. First time participants are required to speak to a Senior Staff member prior to enrolling. Students can choose to play one or two days a week and select the day(s) they will attend during registration.

  • Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. | September 9 - October 7

  • Sundays, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. | September 12 - October 10

  • Sundays & Thursdays | September 9 - October 10

 

Junior Academy Prices:

  • Sundays or Thursdays only: $105 (members) | $120 (non-members)
  • Sundays & Thursdays: $180 (members) | $210 (non-members)

Junior Academy (1 Day/Week) | Junior Academy (2 Days/Week)

Registration will close 48 hours before the start of the session.

 

HTA is open to any all designed for students ages 12-18 for high performance training. First time participants are required to speak to a  Senior Staff member prior to enrolling. Students can choose to play 2, 3 or 4 days a week and select the days they will attend during registration.

  • Mondays - Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Week of September 6 - October 11

 

Hawkeye Tennis Academy Prices:

  • 2 days/week: $300 (members) | $348 (non-members)
  • 3 days/week: $414 (members) | $486 (non-members)
  • 4 days/week: $504 (members) | $600 (non-members)

HTA (2 Days/Week) | HTA (3 Days/Week) | HTA (4 Days/Week)

Registration will close 48 hours before the start of the session.

Drop In Academy

Dates:

  • Tuesday, August 24
  • Thursday,  August 26
  • Monday, August 30
  • Wednesday, September 1

Time: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Cost (per class): $14 (members) | $16 (non-members)

Deadline to register: 48 hours prior to start time

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