Junior Programs | 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

Summer 2021 Programming

Students will be provided stroke and strategy tips with drills and games in a fun and challenging environment. Designed for beginner to intermediate players.

Days: Tuesdays

Schedule:

  • Session I: June 8-29
  • Session II: July 6-27

Classes and Times:

  • Tots (Ages 4-5): 4:30 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Herky (Ages 5-7): 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Black I and II (Ages 8-10): 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Gold I and II (Ages 11-13): 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Fee:

  • $56/members or $64/non-members (Herky, Black I, Black II, Gold I, Gold II)
  • Tots: $28/members or $32/non-members

Registration:

Register for Tots | Register for Herky

Register for Black I and II | Register for Gold I and II

  • NEW Deadline: Wednesday 10 p.m. the week prior to the first day of classes (June 2 and June 30, respectively).
  • Late Registrations: A late fee of $15 will be assessed if a late registration is able to be accepted.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations occurring after the deadline will have a $20 non-refundable fee.

Designed for kids ages 5-15 beginner to intermediate players. Kids enrolled in Herky, Black I and II, Gold I and II or equivalent are suited for this camp as well as kids who have never played.

Days: Monday - Friday

Time: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Schedule:

  • Week 1: June 14-18
  • Week 2: June 21-25
  • Week 3: June 28-July 2
  • Week 4: July 6-9 (4-day clinic - reduced fee)
  • Week 5: July 12-16
  • Week 6: July 19-23
  • Week 7: July 26-30
  • Week 8: Maybe add in later

Fee:  $105/members or $125/non-members ($85/members or $100/non-members for week of July 5)

Registration:

Register for Junior Clinics

  • NEW Deadline: Wednesday 10 p.m. the week prior to the first day of camp.
  • Late Registrations: A late fee of $20 will be assessed if a late registration is able to be accepted.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations occurring after the deadline will have a $25 non-refundable fee.

Designed for kids ages 6-13 advanced beginner to intermediate level. Kids enrolled in Orange Ball or Green Ball Academy are suited for this camp. Senior Tennis Staff permission is required for students new to this level of Academy.  

Days: Monday through Thursday

Time: 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Schedule:

  • Week 1: June 14-17
  • Week 2: June 21-24
  • Week 3: June 28-July 1
  • Week 4: July 6-9 (Tuesday through Friday)
  • Week 5: July 12-16
  • Week 6: July 19-23
  • Week 7: July 26-30
  • Week 8: Maybe add later

Fee:  $85/members or $100/non-members

Registration:

Register for Orange/Green Ball Academy Clinics

  • NEW Deadline: Wednesday 10 p.m. the week prior to the first day of camp.
  • Late Registrations: A late fee of $20 will be assessed if a late registration is able to be accepted.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations occurring after the deadline will have a $25 non-refundable fee.

Designed for students ages 9-18 advanced level. Students enrolled in our Academy and Junior Academy program or equivalent are suited for this camp. Senior Staff member permission is required for students new to this level of Academy.

Days: Monday - Thursday

Times: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Schedule:

  • Week 1: June 14-17
  • Week 2: June 21-24
  • Week 3: June 28-July 1
  • Week 4: July 6-9 (Tuesday through Friday)  
  • Week 5: July 12-15
  • Week 6: July 19-22
  • Week 7: July 26-29
  • Week 8: August 2-5

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

Registration:

Register for Academy Clinics

  • NEW Deadline: Wednesday 10 p.m. the week prior to the first day of camp.
  • Late Registrations: A late fee of $20 will be assessed if a late registration is able to be accepted.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations occurring after the deadline will have a $25 non-refundable fee.

Designed for kids ages 7-18.

Days: Mondays and Thursdays

Time: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Fee: $8/members or $10.50/non-members

Registration: Mili Oliver will send out the Sign Up Genius link for you to register. If you are not on the list, please email milica-veselinovic@uiowa.edu to get on the list.

Spring 2021: 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. | April 11 - May 16 (six weeks)

    • No class on April 4, leaving a week off between sessions.

 

Tots Prices: $42 members | $54 non-members (six weeks)

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. | April 10 - May 15 (six weeks)

  • Sundays, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. | April 11 - May 16 (six weeks)

    • No class on April 4, leaving a week off between sessions.

 

Herky Prices:

  • $84 members | $96 non-members (six weeks)

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. | April 10 - May 15 (six weeks)

  • Sundays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | April 11 - May 16 (six weeks)

    • No class on April 4, leaving a week off between sessions.

Black I Prices:

  • $84 members | $96 non-members (six weeks)

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. | April 11 - May 16 (six weeks)

    • No class on April 4, leaving a week off between sessions.

 

Black II Prices: $84 members | $96 non-members (six weeks)

Register for Black II

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

 

Spring 2021: 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. | April 10 - May 15 (six weeks)

 

Gold I Prices: $84 members | $96 non-members (six weeks)

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. | April 10 - May 15 (six weeks)

 

Gold II Prices: $84 members | $96 non-members (six weeks)

Register for Gold II

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

 

Spring 2021: 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. | April 6 - May 11 (six weeks)

  • Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. | April 8 - May 13 (six weeks)

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays | April 6 - May 13 (six weeks)

 

Orange Ball Prices:

  • Tuesdays or Thursdays only: $126 members | $144 non-members (six weeks)
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: $216 members | $252 non-members (six weeks)

Register for Orange Ball Academy

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. | April 6 - May 11 (six weeks)

  • Sundays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. | April 11 - May 16 (six weeks)

    • No class on April 4, leaving one week off between sessions.
  • Sundays & Tuesdays | April 6 - May 16 (six weeks)

 

Green Ball Prices:

  • Sundays or Tuesdays only: $126 members | $144 non-members (six weeks)
  • Sundays and Tuesdays: $216 members | $252 non-members (six weeks)

Register for Green Ball Academy

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, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. | April 8 - May 13 (six weeks)

  • Sundays, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. | April 11 - May 16 (six weeks)

    • No class April 4, leaving one week off between sessions.
  • Sundays & Thursdays | April 8 - May 16

 

Junior Academy Prices:

  • Sundays or Thursdays only: $126 members | $144 non-members (six weeks)
  • Sundays & Thursdays: $216 members | $252 non-members (six weeks)

Register for Junior Academy

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 Mrach 22 - April 12 (four weeks)

 

Hawkeye Tennis Academy Prices:

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

Register for HTA

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