Red Bug Lake Park

Red Bug Lake Park Youth Tennis Information

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Junior Lessons Overview Week 

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 

3-4 year olds                 4:00pm - 4:45 pm         (Wednesday only)
5-6 year olds                 4:00pm - 5:00pm          (Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday)
7-8 year olds                 4:00pm - 5:00pm          (Monday,Tuesday, Thursday)
7-8 year olds                 5:00pm - 6:00pm          (Wednesday)
9-10 year olds               5:00pm - 6:00pm          (Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday)
11 & over                      6:00pm - 7:00pm           (Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday)

Saturday Mornings

3-4 year olds                 9:00am - 9:45am       
5-6 year olds                 9:00am - 10:00am          
7-8 year olds                 10:00am - 11:00am         
9-10 year olds               10:00am - 11:00am         
11 & over                      11:00am - 12:00pm            

Junior Development Competition Training  

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
young girls smiling with tennis rackets

Junior Training

  junior training participants with coach      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

Monday and Wednesday (Competition)              4:45pm – 6:45pm
Tuesday and Thursday (Elite)                             4:45pm – 6:45pm

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

Youth Tennis Summer Camps

Camp Schedule: 
Junior Development
Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 12:00pm (Friday rain make up)
Junior Training
Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 1:00pm (Friday rain make up) 

Sign ups available in May - Register here

child in back swing with tennis racket

Have your kids experience the exciting sport of tennis this summer with one of our weekly "themed" summer tennis camps! Each session is a 4 day tennis camp with 4 hours of instruction, match play, themed crafts and games each day. Sessions begin on Monday and end on Thursday. Friday is the built in rain out date.

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.

Visit USTA Tournament Homepage for more information.