Junior Classes

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Upcoming Sessions

September 30-November 8, 2019.  Click here for online registration!  Click here for flyer.

November 11-December 20, 2019 (No classes Thanksgiving week).  Click here for online registration!  Click here for flyer.

Future Stars
Ages 3-4
Coach student ratio: 1:4
Ball color used: Red
Future Stars start kids out with the right fundamentals and, most importantly, makes the game fun! You will find Kickingbird uses a lot of teaching equipment to aid in your child’s development including the use of the red ball. Classes fill up fast, so call and reserve your spot!

Bashers
Ages 5-8
Ball color used:  Red
Skill level:  Beginner
USTA Competition level: Bash events
Skills coached include:  Ball watching, hand/eye coordination, movement/balance, basic set-up and finish, follow direction/listening, values sportsmanship, have fun and celebrate success! 

Orange Smashers
Ages 8-10
Ball color used:  Orange
Skill level:  Beginner, Intermediate
USTA Competition level:  Nets & Smashers
Skills coached include:  Ball recognition, concept of spin, understanding stances, advanced movement, more consistent swing, introduction to focus, introduction to competition, values sportsmanship, have fun and celebrate success!

Varsity Green
Ages 11-12
Ball color used:  Green
Skill level:  Beginner, Intermediate
USTA Competition level: Nets & Smashers
Skills coached include: Basic anticipation, positioning/recovery, concept of feel/control, values consistency, basic plays/tactics, understanding of intermediate competition, have fun and celebrate success!

Launch
Ages 8-12
Ball color used:  Green & yellow
Skill level:  Intermediate
USTA Competition level:  Smashers, Challenger & Champs
Skills coached include: Basic anticipation, positioning/recovery, concept of feel/control, consistency, basic plays/tactics, understanding of advanced competition, have fun and celebrate success!

Challengers
Ages 13 & up
Ball color used:  Yellow
Skill level:  Beginner, Intermediate
USTA Competition level:  Nets
Skills coached include: Basic anticipation, positioning/recovery, concept of feel/control, consistency, basic plays/tactics, understanding of advanced competition, have fun and celebrate success!

High Performance
Ages 13 & up
Ball color used: Yellow
Skill level: Intermediate, Advance
USTA Competition level:  Challenger, Champs, Missouri Valley and Varsity High School
Skills coached include:  This is a selective group in which each individual has made the decision to engage in real work.  Practice provides a true reality of what it takes to maximize your skills set.

Kids play using red, orange or green balls that bounce lower, 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. The benefits are immediate and within a short time, kids are rallying and playing – and are excited to keep playing! Kids will have more fun – and feel less frustration.

Kickingbird’s 10 and Under Tennis program is top notch! Our staff is committed to creating a safe, fun and accelerated learning environment for all junior entry level players. We have combined the USTA 10 and Under Tennis format with our own developmental process to enhance the mental, physical and technical growth of all of our junior players. If your child is interested in participating in our program, please review the upcoming enrollment dates. Our classes fill up very fast so mark your calendars!

Nov 11-Dec 20 Junior Class Registration is now open!Click here!