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 at 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.  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 start of class. 

10 & Under Classes

Classes will primarily utilize the 36ft. (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!

Sundays, 5:00-5:30pm

  • September 10 - October 8
  • $30/members or $35/non-members

Saturdays, 11:30am-12:00pm

  • September 9 - October 7
  • $30/members or $28/non-members

Herky

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

Sundays, 4:30-5:30pm

  • September 10 - October 8
  • $70 member/$80 non-member

Mondays 4:00-5:00pm

  • September 11 - October 9
  • $70 member, $80 non-member

Saturdays 10:30-11:30 am

  • September 9 - October 7
  • $70/member, $80/non-member

Black I

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

Sundays, 5:30-6:30

  • September 10 - October 8
  • $70 member/$80 non-member

Saturdays, 9:30-10:30am

  • September 9 - October 7
  • $70 member/$80 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. 

Sundays, 6:30-7:30pm

  • September 10 - October 8
  • $70 member/$80 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.

All three levels of the HTA will be training at the same time. Lead instructors will group players each day based on level. This will allow students more play time on the courts, and more playing opportunities.  Students will now have the chance to choose to play 2, 3 or 4 days per week and will select the days they will attend upon registration.

  • Days/Times:
    • Mondays, 4:30-6:30pm September 11 - October 9
    • Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30pm September 12 - October 10
    • Wednesdays 4:30-6:30pm September 13 - October 11
    • Thursdays 4:30-6:30 pm September 14 - October 12
  • Fees: 
    • 2 days a week: $250 per member and $290 per non-member
    • 3 days a week: $345 per member and $405 per non-member
    • 4 days a week: $420 per member and $500 per non-member

Green Ball Academy

3 USTA tournaments required annually. Tennis Coordinator approval needed for players new to the program. (Ages 10 & Under)

  • Days/Times:
    • Sundays, 4:00-5:30pm September 10 - October 8 (no class April 16)
    • Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 pm September 12 - October 10
    • Both Sundays and Tuesdays September 10 - October 10
  • Fee:
    • Sunday Only $105 per member, $120 per non-member
    • Tuesday Only $105 per member, $120 per non-member
    • Sunday and Tuesday  $180 per member, $210 per non-member

Orange Ball Academy

1 USTA tournament required annually (Ages 10 & Under). Tennis Coordinator approval needed for players new to the program

Mondays, 6:00-7:30pm

  • September 11 - October 9
  • $105 member, $120 non-member

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm

  • September 12 - October 11
  • $105 member, $120 non-member

Mondays + Wednesdays (dates/times above)

  • September 11 - October 11
  • $180 member, $210 non-member

Junior Development

The Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex’s 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 at 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 development. Click here to register for our Fall developments, camps, and programs.  

Gold I 

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

Sundays 6:30-7:30pm

  • September 10 - October 8
  • $70 member,/$80 non-member

Gold II

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

Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm

  • September 14 - October 12
  • $70 member, $80 non-member

Hawk I

 Ages 14-18, designed for students who will play for their high school team and USTA tournaments, as well as Academy players only practicing one time a week. 

Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm

  • September 14 - October 12
  • $70 members, $80 non-members

Private Instruction

Private and semi-private instruction is an excellent setting for an individual or small group of players to work on specific skills.  Private lessons are scheduled based on player, instructor, and court availability.  Learn more here.

Junior League Play

This is a weekly junior competition league. Juniors can pick the week that they want to play. Players are required to know scoring and be capable of playing points. Players will play singles and doubles. Join our email list for special schedules and cancellations.

  • Fridays, 5:30-7:30pm
  • $7.50 members, $10 non-members