Junior Tennis Programs

Salt Creek Club Junior Development programs are a fantastic way to get kids loving the game of tennis.

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Junior Tennis Programs

QuickStart Tennis is an exciting new play format for learning tennis, designed to bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring, all tailored to age and size. It’s the fast, fun way to get kids into tennis– and keep them playing.

Each session is structured as follows:

  • The objective of the practice
  • A warm-up activity that helps develop the athletic skills of the age group
  • A review of what was learned in the previous session
  • A new skill and a series of practices to develop that skill in the playing situation
  • A team game that reinforces the skills and tactics of the playing situation
  • A cool down activity
  • A homework assignment
Junior Tennis

Red Group ages 5 & under

Practice sessions will include the following curriculum:

  • Controlling the Racquet and the Ball
  • Learning to hit the Ball at the Side of the Body
  • Receiving & Hitting Ball on Either Side of the Body
  • Learning to Serve Underhand
  • Rallying to the Baseline
  • Serve and Return
  • Learning to Volley

Mondays 9:00a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Wednesdays 9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Fridays 9:00- 9:45 a.m.

Cost $15 per class with weekly sign up
Drop ins $20 per class

Orange ages 6 & 8

Practice sessions will include the following:

  • Develop Rallying Skills from the Baseline
  • Underhand and Overhand Serve
  • Receiving the Serve
  • Moving Toward the Net to Volley
  • Consistency and Accuracy from the Baseline
  • Playing Shots in Sequence
  • Learning How to Play and Score
  • Playing, Umpiring and Scoring

Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Monday – Friday 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Cost $20 per class with weekly sign up
Drop ins $25 per class

Green Group ages 9 & 11

Practice sessions will include the following:

  • Forehands and Backhands with Control
  • Serve and Returning the Serve
  • Net Play
  • Moving the Opponent
  • The Doubles Game
  • Improving the Doubles Game
  • Learning the Basic Pattern of Serve, Return & Rally

Monday-Thursday 12-1:30 p.m.

Cost $25 per class with weekly sign up
Drop ins $30 per class

Middle School

A program designed for the intermediate club player. Players will be introduced to a variety of shots. There will be a focus to begin, or continue, stroke development. In addition, players will be working on building strategy and doubles skills during match play to prepare for high school tennis.

Mondays-Thursdays 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Cost $30 per class with weekly sign up
Drop ins $35 per day

Excellence Programs

Mini Ex

Our program geared toward tomorrows future champions. This class is for kids aged 10 & under who are looking to take their tennis to the next level. All aspects of junior development will be covered. Supervised match play will follow the drills. Instructor approval required.

Monday-Friday 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
There will be a ½ hour break each day.

Cost $400 package of 10 days
Drop ins $45 per day

High School Ex

Our junior excellence program for the high school aged kids. A majority of the time will be spent on the following curriculum:

  • Singles strategy and game styles
  • Factors influencing percentage play
  • Tactical training
  • Match analysis
  • Anticipation
  • Doubles: Offensive & defensive positioning
  • Doubles: Communication

Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-11:00a.m.

Cost $400 package of 10 days
Drop ins $45 per day

Super Ex

This popular invitation-only program is for the junior USTA tournament player. Tournament play is required. This program consists of competitive drills, followed by match play. There will be a 45 minute break for lunch. A portion of the class will be devoted to conditioning. Some of the areas of focus will be:

  • Stroke production
  • Footwork
  • Strategy
  • Positioning
  • Styles of play

Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


Junior Club Championships

The annual junior club championships (date TBA)

We will have the following age groups:

  • Boys & Girls 10’s
  • Boys & Girls 12’s
  • Boys & Girls 14’s
  • Boys & girls 17’s
Junior Inter-Club Matches

All participants in the tennis program are encouraged and welcome to play in our junior inter-club league.

June 9th

June 16th

June 23th

June 30th

July 7th



All matches start at 12 on Fridays. Please contact Marc Veverka with any questions. (can there be a link to the contact us page?)

Private Lessons

If you are looking to improve a specific technique or learn advanced strategies, private lessons will take your game to the next level. Our certified professional staff will be able to take care of all your needs. By appointment only.

Cost is $85 per hour.

If you have any questions or comments please contact Paul Garvin (630) 715-9828 or EMAIL.

Class size will be limited. No refunds will be given for missed classes. Classes missed due to inclement weather will be made up.