Getting kids playing more tennis.

Making tennis fun and accessible.

By utilizing fun games, drills, and a little fun, Junior Tennis at Body First is a fun experience your child will look forward to.  Body First Tennis programs are a community-based programs, and there is no membership required.  We offer Learn to Play, , High Performance Junior Tennis programs, and more.

LEARN TO PLAY

Beginner to Intermediate Players

Body First provides junior tennis players a chance to learn to the game of tennis with kid-sized courts, balls, and racquets. Body First  Pre-K, Red Ball (8&U), Orange Ball (10&U), and Green Group (12&U) programs are designed to get kids playing more tennis.

Pre K

PRE K TENNIS

(Ages 4-6)

Must be ages 4 -6. This is a fun, engaging program that teaches the fundamentals of tennis including the introduction of eye-hand coordination, motor skills, cooperative activities, and sportsmanship. This class is taught using USTA Net Generation concepts, smaller 36’ courts, foam or red balls, and 19″ or smaller rackets.

REGISTER THROUGH UFM

8&U

RED BALL TENNIS

(Kindergarten-Age 8)

This class teaches kids tennis through exciting games and activities. The focus will be on improving on basic tennis and athletic skills while working to develop rally skills. This class is taught using USTA Net Generation concepts, smaller 36′ courts, red balls, and 19″ rackets. Ages Kindergarten – 8

REGISTER THROUGH UFM

10&U

ORANGE BALL TENNIS

(Ages 9-10)

Players will work on strokes, footwork, net play, scoring and beginning competitive play against other players or an instructor.  This class is taught using Net Generation concepts, 60′ courts, orange balls, and 25″ racquets.

REGISTER THROUGH UFM

GREEN GROUP TENNIS

(Ages 11-13)

This class is designed for beginner and intermediate level players ages 11-13. Students will build on their athletic base while learning the fundamentals necessary to serve, rally, and score using a rally/game/drill-based curriculum. Two days per week recommended for best reinforcement and progression of tennis skills.

REGISTER THROUGH UFM

As part of our commitment to grow youth tennis in the community,  registration for Body First’s Learn to Play Beginner/Intermediate Tennis programs is through UFM Community Learning Center.

UFM Community Learning Center is a non-profit campus and community education program serving Kansas State University, the Manhattan area and communities across Kansas.

Teen Tennis

TEEN TENNIS

(Ages 13-17)

Beginner/Intermediate. This class gives teens the opportunity to develop and improve tennis skills in a fun, low pressure environment. Perfect for youth players who want to come back to tennis, those trying out for their school tennis team for the first time, or those who want to learn to play the game of tennis.

REGISTER THROUGH UFM

JUNIOR TENNIS HIGH-PERFORMANCE TRAINING

Enrollment in High-Performance Training groups is by pro approval only. These groups help maximize players’ potential. Designed for juniors who play competitively, enhance their athletic performance, and develop consistency and power into their game.

Registration via pro-approval only; Call 785 776 6060 to register

Futures

Intermediate Tournament Player

Maximizing players’ potential. Groups designed for juniors who wish to play competitively, enhance their athletic performance and develop consistency and power into their game.
Futures-levels Player generally have at least 1-2 years of year-round competitive experience

Challengers

Advanced Tournament Player

Enrollment by Pro Approval only. Enrollment in High Performance Tournament Training group is by pro approval only. These groups help maximize players’ potential. Groups are designed for juniors who wish to play competitively, enhance their athletic performance and develop consistency and power into their game. Players are expected to be actively competing in USTA tournaments.

12 and Under High Performance Opportunities

For 12 and under players with tournament experience or whose competitive interests are rising and are have necessary rally skills or match play experience, Body First offers opportunities to nurture these interests.

 

Match Play

Throughout the year, Body First offers opportunities for Match Play experience. Match play allows players to focus on using the skills developed during practice. Players should understand the fundamentals of scoring. Players will learn how to compete and conduct themselves during pressure situations. Match play is the ultimate goal of practice.

Body First Junior Tennis Special Events, Happenings, and News

August 3, 2018

2018 FALL JUNIOR TENNIS CLINICS

June 26, 2018

JULY 2018 12 U Tennis Camps

June 26, 2018

July 2018 PRE K TENNIS CAMPS

Join the Body First Tennis Facebook Group. 

Body First  Tennis Facebook Group was  created as part of Body First’s  commitment to provide tennis opportunities to the Manhattan and the Flint Hills. This group is to share tennis opportunities, events and happenings at Body First, in the Manhattan Area, or those events that might be relevant to members.

This group is open to all (not just Body First members).

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