YOUTH TENNIS

OVERVIEW OF RCTA YOUTH PROGRAMS

RCTA offers a comprehensive and connected series of programs for children 3 to 18 years, with entry points and pathways for all ages and skill levels. First Serve Programs are geared toward beginner and intermediate levels for children 3 to 16. Our Junior Ace Program is for intermediate and advanced players ages 9 to 18.  We also have a Summer Camp which is open to all skill levels for players 4 to 14. Click on the program titles below for more details of each program and to sign up. Please note you will need to be a current RCTA member before you can register for any outdoor programs. You can renew or join via the JOIN button above.

First Serve Program

RCTA's Junior "First Serve" program is an introductory tennis program for children from 3 to 14 years old at the beginner to intermediate levels. These classes are for future recreational players. Emphasis is on fun and the basics of hitting a tennis ball over the net. There is focus on general movement and balance, in addition to tennis-specific skills. Classes are held after schools and on weekends in spring, summer and fall sessions. Cost depends on length of session: spring (8-weeks) is $300; summer & fall (6-weeks) is $230. Register here for 2021 SPRINGL First Serve classes.

Junior Ace Program

For players 9 to 16, with a strong interest in tennis and intermediate-to-advanced skill levels, we recommend our Junior Ace Program, which is a two-hour program, with 4 participants to a court. SPRING 2021 JR ACES CLASSES NOW AVAILABLE FOR REGISTRATION. Go here for Junior Ace Program schedules and registration.

Summer Camp

In addition to offering a variety of weekly lessons for children 3 to 14 years old throughout the summer (visit Children's Group Lessons for the schedule), the RCTA partners with Riverside Park Conservancy to provide children ages 4 to 8 with a tennis camp experience at the 102nd Street Playground on newly installed mini-courts appropriate for children this age under the new USTA guidelines; and children 8 to 16 at the RCTA red-clay courts. 2021 Summer Camp Registration will open in early January. Visit the Riverside Park Conservancy multi-sport summer camp for details and registration.