Youth Tennis

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Youth Sports Specialty Tennis Classes

The YMCA is partnering with Green Bay Tennis Center to offer youth tennis programs at the Green Bay Tennis Center facility. The introductory tennis program for kids ages 4-14, uses kid-sized courts and low compression tennis balls to focus on developing the Fundamental skills for tennis. All classes are led by a certified, experienced Tennis Professional at GBTC.

See our Youth Sports Overview & Guide for program details and for times and locations of our youth volleyball classes. For other types of programs for YMCA youth such as Gymnastics, Dance and Swimming Classes, see our current Program Guide.

Youth Sports Overview & Guide    Program Guide

Red Ball Classes

Red Ball classes are the perfect opportunity for children to learn the fundamentals of Tennis. Activities focus on building Agility, Balance, and Coordination skills (ABC’s) while developing the on-court skills needed. They will further develop both forehand and backhand ground strokes, appropriate grip, and tennis-specific footwork patterns. These red ball players will eventually advance to the orange ball with a much-improved understanding of how to “play” the game and will be prepared to make the transition to the 60’ orange ball court size. Red balls have 25% bounce height of a regular ball and are played played on a 36’ court.

Orange Ball Classes

Orange Ball classes are designed to continue building athletic skills while learning or refining the skills necessary to serve, volley and score. The children will continue to develop ground strokes/volleys/serves, work on footwork, and also begin learning strategy. The orange balls have a 50% bounce height of a regular ball and are played on a 60’ court.

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Program offered to: Ages 4-14

Your child will need:

  • Tennis raquet*
  • Good pair of athletic shoes

Location: Green Bay Tennis Center, 1516 Fernando Drive, De Pere, Wisconsin

*If needed, one can be provided during class


Try Tennis Day - FREE!

Children ages 4-14 are invited to give tennis a try at Green Bay Tennis Center. Teaching Professionals will be on the courts to introduce the game of Tennis with kid-sized courts, kid-sized equipment, and low compression tennis balls. Bring your kids to GBTC for FUN on the courts! Must sign up through the YMCA to attend.

Summer 2017 Session:  

Sorry, all Summer 2017 Try Tennis Free Days have completed. Please check back for future dates!

*Register for Youth Sports:
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Your child will need:

  • Tennis raquet*
  • Good pair of athletic shoes

Location: Green Bay Tennis Center, 1516 Fernando Drive, De Pere, Wisconsin

*If needed, one can be provided during class