Indoor Tennis Lessons
Mt. Prospect Park District has teamed up with River Trails Tennis Center (RTTC), located one block south of RecPlex at 2831 Malmo Drive in Arlington Heights. RTTC has top-of-the-line tennis instruction designed for all ages and skill levels. Participants are required to bring their own racket and must dress in proper tennis attire. Once your lesson is over, enjoy all the club amenities including shower, sauna, whirlpool and TV lounge.
Please note that indoor tennis lessons are offered for the Fall, Winter and Spring sessions only.
For additional information and directions, please call the River Trails Tennis Center at 847-593-0580 or visit their website.
Beginner No prior or very limited tennis experience. Not yet able to sustain a rally of several shots. Emphasis is on stroke development.
Adv/Beginner Can play at a moderate pace. Emphasis is on stroke improvement and basic playing strategy.
Intermediate Has match experience and hits at a faster pace. Emphasis is on mastering control and directional shot making ability.
Advanced/Intermediate Established players elevate through competitive drills.
Advanced Players pushed to the limit through match-like drills.
Red 1-3 (4-8 yr)
These classes use the USTA 36 ft court and a red felt or foam transition ball and are designed for the beginning to intermediate player. Red 1 (4-5 yr) and Red 2 (5-6 yr) suggested racket size is 19" or 21". Red 3 (7-8 yr) suggested racket size-21" or 23".
Orange 1-2 (9-10 yr)
This level uses the 60' court with blended lines and the orange transistion ball approved for USTA tournament play. Orange 1 is aimed at the begining to intermediate player and meets for one hour each class. Orange 2 is for the more accomplished player and meets for an hour and a half. Juniors at this level typically play several times a week and compete in local tournaments. A 23" or 25" racquet is suggested for this level.
Middle School Training (11-14 yr)
Classes for the older beginner to intermediate player. A variety of equipment will be used to make playing the game easier, faster. Most students will use a 26" or 27" racquet.
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