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

Holiday Clinics

Academy and Junior Academy

  • Session 1: December 20 - 23 (M-Th) | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
  • Session 2: December 27 - 30 (M-Th) | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Junior Clinic

  • Session 1: December 20 - 23 (M-Th) | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Session 2: December 27 - 30 (M-Th) | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. 

Orange and Green Ball Academy

  • Session 1: December 20 - 23 (M-Th) | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Session 2: December 27 - 30 (M-Th) | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. 

Fees: $85/members | $100/non-members

Deadlines to register:

  • December 20 - 23 Camps: Register by December 15 at 5:00 p.m.
  • December 27 - 30 Camps: Register by December 22 at 5:00 p.m.

Register

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. | November 28 - December 19 (No class December 12) | 3 weeks

 

Tots Prices: $21 (members) | $24 (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. | November 27 - December 18 (No class December 11) | 3 weeks

  • Sundays, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. | November 28 - December 19 (No class December 12) | 3 weeks

  • Mondays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | November 29 - December 13 | 3 weeks

 

Herky Prices:

  • $42 (members) | $48 (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. | November 27 - December 18 (No class December 11) | 3 weeks

  • Sundays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | November 28 - December 19 (No class December 12) | 3 weeks

 

Black I Prices:

  • $42 (members) | $48 (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. | November 28 - December 19 (No class December 12) | 3 weeks

 

Black II Prices: $42 (members) | $48 (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. | November 27 - December 19 (No class December 11) | 3 weeks

 

Gold I Prices: $42 (members) | $48 (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. | November 27 - December 18 (No class December 11) | 3 weeks

 

Gold II Prices: $42 (members) | $48 (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. | November 16 - December 14 | 5 weeks

  • Thursdays, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. | November 18 - December 16 (No class November 25) | 4 weeks

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays | November 16 - December 16

 

Orange Ball Prices:

  • Tuesdays only: $105 (members) | $120 (non-members)
  • Thursdays only: $84 (members) | $96 (non-members)
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: $162 (members) | $189 (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. | November 23 - December 14 | 4 weeks

  • Sundays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. | November 28 - December 19 (No class December 12) | 3 weeks

  • Sundays & Tuesdays | November 23 - December 19 | 7 classes

 

Green Ball Prices:

  • Tuesdays only: $84 (members) | $96 (non-members)
  • Sundays only: $63 (members) | $72 (non-members)
  • Sundays and Tuesdays: $126 (members) | $147 (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. | December 2 - December 16 | 3 weeks

  • Sundays, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. | November 28 - December 19 (No class December 12) | 3 weeks

  • Sundays & Thursdays | November 28 - December 19 | 6 classes

 

Junior Academy Prices:

  • Sundays or Thursdays only: $63 (members) | $72 (non-members)
  • Sundays & Thursdays: $108 (members) | $126 (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 November 22 - December 13 | 4 weeks

 

Hawkeye Tennis Academy Prices:

  • 2 days/week: $200 (members) | $232 (non-members)
  • 3 days/week: $276 (members) | $324 (non-members)
  • 4 days/week: $336 (members) | $400 (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.