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.  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. 

Registration for Spring Session 3 is open!  

Tournament Training Match Play

A new 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. 

Registration Process: Please go to Sign Up Genius to save your spot by Friday noon. Please email Michele if you have not been invited to the Sign Up Genius Group. You will pay for the class when you arrive at the HTRC for the match play.

Saturdays, 5:00 - 6:30pm

  • Starting February 10 (No class March 10 and 17)
  • $7.50/members or $10/non-members

Johnson County Tennis League 

A league designed for kids approximately 12 & under who can play Orange,  Green or Yellow Ball matches. This is a fun, low key league for kids learning to play points and matches as well as kids who have played a few USTA tournaments. Email michele-conlon@uiowa.edu if you have any questions.

Session I: June 4-28 (deadline to register is May 31 at 5:00 p.m.)

Session II: July 10-August 2 (deadline to register is July 5 at 5:00 p.m.)

 

Registration is $50. Register online or at the HTRC front desk. 


Special Announcements:

  • 10U Orange and Green Ball tourney will be held April 7th. Email calvin-song@uiowa.edu for details
  • 10U Orange and Green Ball league will be held this summer (Johnson County Tennis League). Email michele-conlon@uiowa.edu for details.
  • Summer Camp and lesson program information is available here
  • The Men's Big Ten Championships will be help at the HTRC April 26-29

Spring Session 3

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

  • March 25 - May 13 (No class April 1 or 29)
  • $30/members or $35/non-members

Saturdays, 11:30am - 12:00pm

  • March 24 - May 13 (No class April 1 or 29)
  • $35/members or $40/non-members

 

Herky

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

Sundays, 4:30 - 5:30pm

  • March 25 - May 13 (No class April 1 or 29)
    • $84/member or $96/non-member

Mondays, 4:00 - 5:00pm

  • April 9 - May 7
  • $70/member or $80/non-member

Saturdays, 10:30 - 11:30am 

  • March 24 - May 5 (No class March 31 or April 28)
  • $70/member or $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 - 6:30pm

  • March 25 - May 13 (No class April 1 or 29)
  • $84/member or $96/non-member

Saturdays, 9:30am - 10:30am

  • March 24 - May 5 (No class March 31 or April 28)
  • $70/member or $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

  • March 25 - May 13 (No class April 1 or 29)
  • Fees: $84/member or $96/non-mem

Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:30pm

  • April 12 - May 10 (No class April 26)
  • Fees: $56/member or $64/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 - 7:30pm

  • March 25 - May 13 (No class April 1 or 29)
  • $84/member or $96/non-member

 

Gold II

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

Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30pm

  • April 12 - May 10 (No class April 26)
  • $56/member or $64/non-member 

 

Hawk I

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

Thursdays, 6:30 - 7:30pm

  • March 29 - May 10 
  • $84/members or $96/non-members

 

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, April 9 - May 14
  • Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:30pm, April 10 - May 15
  • Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:30pm, April 11 - May 16
  • Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:30pm, April 12 - May 17

Fees:

  • 2 days a week: $300/member or $348/non-member
  • 3 days a week: $414/member or $486/non-member
  • 4 days a week: $504/member or $600/non-member

Green Ball Academy

Sundays, 4:00 - 5:30pm

  • March 25 - May 13 (No class April 1 or 29)

Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:30pm

  • March 27 - May 1

Both Sundays and Tuesdays

  • March 25 - May 13

Fees:

  • One day a week: $105/member or $120/non-member
  • Two days a week: $180/member or $210/non-member

 

Orange Ball Academy 

Mondays, 6:00 - 7:30pm

  • April 9 - May 7

Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:30pm

  • April 11 - May 9

Mondays and Wednesdays

  • April 9 - May 9

Fees

  • 1 day a week: $84/member or $96/non-member
  • 2 days a week: $144/member or $168/non-member

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

    • $6.50/members or $8.50/non-members
    • No Junior League Feb 9 or 16, or March 2 

    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, February 19 - April 2 (No class March 12)
    • Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:30pm, February 20 - April 3 (No class March 13)
    • Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:30pm, February 21 - April 4 (No class March 14)
    • Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:30pm, February 22 - April 5 (No class March 15)

    Fees:

    • 2 days a week: $300/member or $348/non-member
    • 3 days a week: $414/member or $486/non-member
    • 4 days a week: $504/member or $600/non-member

    Orange Ball Academy 

    Mondays, 6:00 - 7:30pm

    • February 16 - April 2

    Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:30pm

    • February 21 - April 4 (No class March 12 or 14)

    Mondays and Wednesdays, February 19 - April 4

    Fees

    • 1 day a week: $105/member or $120/non-member
    • 2 days a week: $180/member or $168/non-member