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Shorty Robbins
Parks and Recreation Manager
100 E. 1st Street
Sanford, FL  32771

Responsible for Sylvan Lake Park, Red Bug Lake Park, Sanlando Park, Seminole County Softball Complex and Soldiers Creek Park

Rick Durr
Greenways and Natural Lands
100 E. 1st Street
Sanford, FL  32771

Responsible for all Natural Lands, Streetscapes, Trails, Boat Ramps and Passive Parks


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Red Bug Lake Park Youth Tennis Information

Required Hold Harmless Form 2015

Tennis Program Survey

Junior Lessons Overview 
YouthTennisThrowing Balls From ages 3 to 17, the Junior Development program is a series of lessons where FUN is a priority as participants “play to learn,” developing skills through a positive learning experience and with a sense of accomplishment. Certified professionals provide a great learning environment for the developmental learning stages. Players will focus on movement, balance, throwing and catching the ball, swing motions, making contact, grips and stroke development. As players continue to improve additional skill sets will focus on coordinating movement and balance, and hitting the ball with purpose and direction. Game concepts and scoring will be introduced.

Weekday Afternoon Schedule      
Saturday Mornings  

The USTA 10 & Under QuickStart teaching format will  be incorporated with the younger age groups using smaller courts, low pressure and slow bounce balls, lighter racquets, and lower nets.

8 and Under:  36' court, 19", 21",  or 23" rackets, foam and red balls

10 and Under: 60' court, 23" to 25" rackets,
orange balls
Junior Training Program Overview
RB Tennis Training Red Bug Lake Park’s Junior Training Program is a USTA approved “Local Excellence Training Center.” The concepts and methods used by the staff are the same ones used by the USTA for elite Junior Players. Emphasis is on the Four (4) “F’s”: Fundamentals, Footwork, Fitness, and Fun!! The daily format combines instruction with practice and match play and includes structured drills and on court games to improve player skills, tactics, and techniques. Participants are organized by skill level in-groups of 6 to 8 players.
Junior Training Schedule

JT 8 and 10 & Under Tennis:
Using the USTA’s high performance format for 8 and 10 and under with the red ball/36’ court, orange ball/ 60’ ft court and green ball/78’ ft court. Emphasis will be on further development of stroke development, technique, strategy and movement.

Match Training:
Playing component for JT 8 and 10 & Under and 11+ transition using red ball/36' court, orange ball/60' cournt and green ball/78' court.  

For the player who has successfully completed the Junior Development tennis lesson program and JT Recruit, is able to serve and maintain a rally of controlled shots, can keep score, and is capable of competing at the Junior Team Tennis and Rookie Tournament level.

JT Tournament:
For players who are competing at the USTA Local and Super Series level tournaments and have established a USTA ranking, play on a high school tennis team, or have maintained a top position on the Rookie level ladder.

JT Elite:
Highly ranked USTA Florida players who successfully compete at the designated, sectional, and national level tournaments. 

Junior Tournaments
Seminole County hosts USTA Florida sanctioned junior events for Rookie, Local, Super Series, Designated and Sectional levels and the unranked Junior Grand Prix series sponsored by the local USPTA teaching professionals.

Junior Team Tennis
Seminole County 10 & Under Junior Tennis League
For players who have successfully completed a minimum of one session of the Development Program. The Junior Team Tennis League is a grassroots community level tennis program that is offered for boys and girls 10 and under and 8 and under age divisions. The philosophy of the program is fun, fitness and friends in an environment that stresses sportsmanship and socialization in a team atmosphere. Parent volunteers are encouraged to participate. For information please contact the local league coordinator, Redbug or Sanlando or contact a tennis pro­fessional at Red Bug Lake, Sanlando or Sylvan Lake Parks.

Central Florida Junior Team Tennis League
Tennis is a Team Sport! USTA Junior Team Tennis is the largest youth tennis program in the country, helping girls and boys ages 11 to 18 get in the game, get on the court, and have fun. All league matches take place on Sundays between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. For information please contact the local league coordinator, Nita Klingenberg or contact a tennis pro­fessional at Red Bug Lake, Sanlando or Sylvan Lake Parks. 

2015 YouthsTennis Summer Camps (Coming soon...) 

Junior Development Tennis Summer Camp

Junior Training Tennis Summer Camp