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Juanita a PYC Tennis Student
"I am so glad I found PlayYourCourt, my instructor Richard is fabulous! I was a newbie to tennis and knew absolutely nothing, but after taking lessons I am now playing in a beginner league. Coach Rich has really inspired me to take my game to another level."

Juanita Morning
Atlanta, GA
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"I love the convenience of PlayYourCourt. The nearest tennis club is almost 30 minutes away, but now I can get lessons and play matches right in my neighborhood."

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Virginia Beach, VA
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Amy a PYC Tennis Student
"We have been really happy with PlayYourCourt and very lucky to have found our instructor Jim. My son Jacob is developing into a real tennis player and it has been so much fun to see. It's an extra bonus that all of his lessons are just down the street."

Amy Schneider
Washington, DC

New Approach to Kids’ Tennis Lessons

Thanks to the USTA’s 10 & Under Tennis initiative, the game has now been “kid-sized” to make it easier for children to learn the sport and start playing tournaments. Using small rackets, low-compression balls, lower nets and small courts, kids can start serving, keeping score and playing matches almost as soon as they start taking lessons.

What Age Should My Kid Start Playing Tennis?

Children often can’t master the skills for a specific sport until around age six, but they can begin learning basic sports skills even earlier. A tennis coach who knows how to work with children can use tennis equipment to help kids learn and improve the general skills needed for tennis (and other sports). These basic sports skills include:

  • Running
  • Jumping and landing
  • Throwing
  • Kicking
  • Striking
  • Catching

In addition, kids need to develop speed, quickness, footwork, agility and balance.

Kids Tennis Lessons: Progressing Through the Ranks

The new junior tennis system starts kids with one type of ball and court, then helps them progress to other balls and court configurations until they are ready for full-court tennis with regular balls. The progression goes as follows:

  • ages 8 & Under – Red and yellow balls, rackets up to 23” long and 2’9”-high nets
  • ages 9-10 – Orange and yellow balls, rackets up to 23”-25” long and 3’-high nets
  • ages 11 & Up – Green and yellow balls, rackets 25”-27” long and 3’-high nets

Age recommendations are only suggestions. When a child improves enough, he or she can move to the next level and play with older children if they’re good enough.

Hiring a Pro For Your Kid’s Tennis Lessons

The best tennis pros know that kids aren’t miniature adults. Kids have different goals than parents, and most goals for youngsters revolve around making friends and having fun. PlayYourCourt coaches emphasize rallying and game-play over technique during kids lessons. After all, kids don’t come to work; they come to play!

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How does PlayYourCourt work?

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Your coach will be in touch within 24 hours to schedule your first lesson at a time and location that’s convenient for you.

Have any questions?

How do I know I’ll love my coach?
We are so confident in our coaches that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If we can’t find the perfect instructor for you then we will refund your unused lesson credits.
Where will the lessons take place?
We come to any court of your choice. Not sure of the closest court? No sweat, our coaches will recommend a convenient location.
I've never played before, do you work with beginners?
Absolutely! Our certified instructors regularly work with players of all ages and ability levels.
Can I start with a trial lesson?
You sure can, although we offer a 100% money back guarantee so most students start with a lesson package to save money since there is no risk.
How much does it cost?
Our rates vary depending on location. Enter in your zip code below to see the rates in your area.
Can I bring a friend?
Absolutely! Each extra person is a small additional fee per hour. Adding friends to your lesson is a great way to cut down on your lesson costs.
How do I schedule and pay for my lesson?
You can book directly through our website or feel free to call us at 301.575.6112. We're happy to answer any questions and help you find the perfect tennis coach.
How do I get in contact with my instructor?
Once you have booked your lesson package, you will immediately receive your instructor's contact information. The quickest way to schedule your first lesson is to call or text your coach and they'll get back to you asap. If your coach doesn't hear from you they'll reach out within 24 hours.

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