The Lee County, Florida Junior Tennis Program serves players who are 18 and under. It includes lessons, clinics, leagues and tournaments.
Junior players who can verify an economic need may apply for scholarship support. Click here for link to pdf application form.
10 and Under tennis10 and Under Tennis follows the same logic as other youth sports like baseball or soccer, which use kid-sized courts and kid-sized equipment. Kids learn to play baseball by first playing T-ball; they use shorter, lighter bats and larger, softer balls. Kids learning basketball shoot baskets with kid-sized balls on lowered backboards and they play soccer on smaller fields with smaller goals. Now with 10 and Under Tennis, balls bounce lowers, don't move as fast through the air and are easier to hit. Racquets are sized for small hands and courts are smaller and easier to cover. By using this format, the benefits are immediate and within a short time kids are rallying, playing, and excited to keep playing. That means kids will have more fun and less frustration. They're playing real tennis and having real fun-and that's what is more important.
12 AND UNDER TENNIS
Players who have demonstrated mastery of the performance standards may advance to the full court (78') and begin play with the Green Dot Balls.
The middle school intramural coaches begin selecting players in the spring and players wishing to compete for the teams are encouraged to begin preparation in the fall of the year. Participating in clinics provides good opportunities to improve skills in preparation for team selection at school.