STEC Youth Tennis Programs range from school-based programs that focus on getting youth active through tennis to competitive training for the serious young athlete. Over 4,000 children and youth participate in the tennis instruction and competitive programs at STEC. These programs support youth in advancing at their own pace and reaching their potential and are known throughout the country for developing high-performing tennis players and for increasing diversity amongst competitive junior players. All students are encouraged to register as members of the USTA.
Pee Wee Tennis (4 -5 years old) is designed for four and five year olds and serves as an introduction to tennis. The program focuses on the basic motor skills and athletic capabilities needed as a foundation not just for Tennis but for other sports and is taught using a high energy, fun, game-based approach.
Red Tennis (5 -7 years old) is designed for 5 to 7 years old who have not played tennis before. It focuses on the basic motor skills and athletic capabilities needed as a foundation for tennis, and simple technical (bio-mechanics) fundamentals and is taught using a progressive teaching methodology combined with a high energy, game-based approach.
Orange Tennis (7 -9 years old) is designed for 7-9 years old who are new to tennis, or those who have progressed from Red Tennis. It builds upon the motor skills and athletic capabilities developed in the previous stage, with an emphasis on speed, agility and quickness. Technical fundamentals are introduced and developed alongside basic skills.
Green Tennis (9 -11 years old) is designed for students who are making the transition from Orange Tennis, or those 9-11 years old who are new to tennis. The aim of Green Tennis is to ensure a smooth transition to the full game.
USA Tennis (10 -17 years old) is our starter program for all student athletes ages 11 & up. It is played on a full sized court with normal tennis balls, although lower compression balls are used where needed. The emphasis is on technical fundamentals, basic skills and introducing the rules of tennis.
Tournament Tennis is aimed at students starting to or currently competing in USTA sanctioned tournaments.
Academy Program is for those student athletes who have achieved a higher USTA or international ranking and are serious about competitive tennis. This program is by invitation only and incorporates intense training, athletic training, Hi-Tech analysis and mental conditioning with regular competition.
High School Tennis Program is a training program that prepares potential high school players for the spring season. The sessions are mainly tactic and matchplay focused, with an emphasis on the high school format.
is a session of organized and monitored matchplay that will enhance the competitive level of our tournament players, and prepare them for competition.