12 & Under TennisAges 4-8 | Ages 9-12 | High Performance | Live Ball | Junior Teams
Tennis Lessons for Kids | 12 and Under
Children have a window of opportunity to develop specific athletic skill sets such as hand-eye coordination, agility, balance, spatial awareness, speed, and movement. It’s also the best time to get children involved in a fun and active lifestyle, which is exactly what Giammalva Racquet Club’s tennis lessons for kids are meant for!
The number one reason kids want to play a sport is to have fun. Our emphasis is on a combination of both playing tennis while also having fun! We do this by keeping kids active and involved through a variety of games and activities. Kids will enjoy playing tennis while also learning physical skills, sportsmanship, social skills and healthy lifestyle advice. We believe kids should play to learn, rather than learn to play. This focus is what drives our 12 and under programs and provides an enriched learning environment.
Red Ball Program | Ages 4-8
Beginner, intermediate and advanced level classes on a 36′ court with red balls and 23″ racquets. Our program helps each child further develop the athletic skills needed for sports, tennis, and a lifetime of health and fitness. Our emphasis is still on having fun while playing the game!
Orange Ball Program | Ages 9-12
We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced level classes on a 60′ court with orange dot balls and 25″ racquets. Our emphasis is still on having fun while playing the game!
The most advanced orange level is our ZAT level, designed for tournament players. Kids will train to compete in tournaments and prepare to play in our elite tennis academy. Participants compete in monthly Houston area ZAT tournaments and receive feedback from coaches who accompany them to evaluate performance skills.
Green Program | Ages 9-12
Beginner, intermediate and advanced level classes on a standard 72′ court with green dot balls and regular length or shorter racquets.
The most advanced green level is our ZAT level, designed for tournament players. Kids will train to compete well in tournaments and prepare to play in our elite tennis academy. Participants compete in monthly Houston area ZAT tournaments and receive feedback from coaches who accompany them to evaluate performance skills.
Our Youth Programs & Classes
We work with each child to focus on the development of fundamental skills, progressions, and concepts with the goal to increasingly improve. Monthly programs are held one hour per week with a 4 to 1 ratio.
This live play atmosphere features cooperative, goal-oriented drills and games, competitive match play, and much more. It gives students the repetition needed from skills learned during high-performance classes in a competitive yet fun environment. All students must attend at least one hour of high-performance classes per week and have coach permission to attend live ball.
Junior Team Tennis
Compete as teams against other club programs and academies in a competitive, low-stress team environment. Offered at all playing levels.