Youth Tennis Classes and Programs

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Experience the Ida Lee Park Tennis Center. We offer a wide variety of classes, academies, and more. Whether you are a top-level player looking for one-on-one instruction or new to the game, we have something for you! If you are not sure which class you should enroll your child in, please speak with the tennis staff before you enroll to help evaluate your child. Please come with a tennis racquet and proper tennis attire including shoes for tennis. No running shoes are permitted.

In the event of inclement weather, decisions on tennis classes will be made one hour prior to the start of the class. Late cancellations may occur due to unpredictable weather conditions. Remember that although it may not be raining at the time of your class, earlier rain may have left the courts unplayable. Please call 703-737-7166 for inclement weather information.

New:  You may now submit a Private Tennis Lesson Request online.

Youth Tennis Classes and Programs:

Quick Start Red (Ages 4-8)
This class teaches children basic hand-eye skills and basic racquet skills, and the concept of playing tennis.

Quick Start Orange Ball (Ages 7-9)
This class is for players who can maintain an extended rally.  They now learn intermediate stroke technique as well as how to play points, keep score and basic strategy.

Quick Start Green Ball (Ages 9-11)
For players who can rally and place the ball with intention, play the ball in transition, move to the net and place the volley to win. Players must be able to execute the serve and hit the ball flat or with spin, and be on their way to understanding strategy and tactics. 

Youth Intermediate (Ages 11-17)
The students in this class should be ready to play a game and have learned the rules of match play, the ground strokes, volley, lob, and overhead strokes. They should be able to execute all strokes with control, accuracy, and consistency.

Youth Advanced (Ages 11-17)
This class is designed for the serious competitive player who has match play experience. This class will focus on stroke production, agility, footwork, as well as singles and doubles game strategies.

Leesburg Tennis Academy (Ages 8-18)
This program is for the junior player that wants to be the best tennis player that they can be, and is willing to work at making it happen.  It is expected that these juniors are involved in this program year round and play in a minimum of six tournaments per year.  In addition to this program, private lessons are also recommended.

Middle School Flight (Ages 11-14)
This flight is designed to help the middle school player improve in match play situations in singles and doubles and to help them gear-up for high school tennis. To join the fun, you must be a middle school player who is able to serve and keep score. All play is in round robin format.

High School Flight (Ages 14-18)
This flight is designed to help the high school player improve in match play situations in singles and doubles and to help sharpen their skills for high school tennis. To join the fun, you must be a high school player who is able to serve and keep score. All play is in round robin format.

Click here to register for a youth tennis class.