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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. Body First

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.

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

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

Body First Junior Tennis Special Events, Happenings, and News

October 14, 2019

Body First hosts Net Generation Training for Educators

July 22, 2019

Registration for Body First’s Learn to Play Tennis Programs now through UFM

January 1, 2019

JUNIOR TENNIS TEEN SUNDAYS Jan 6th- Feb 24th

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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