Youth Programs

BATA summer programs are held at the Barrington Hills Park District courts on the campus of Countryside Elementary School, 205 W. County Line Road, Barrington Hills.

BATA uses the USTA's 10 & Under tennis format for its youth beginner and advanced beginner classes.  10 & Under is tennis sized right for age and ability. The format scales the court down to the child’s appropriate size and uses slower bouncing balls to make learning easier and more fun. 

A limited number of scholarships are available for BATA programs. Please contact marybeth@barringtontennis.com for scholarship information.

 

2019 Summer SESSION DATES

Session 1 June 10 - 28 $140
Session 2 July 8 - 11 $ 95
Session 3 July 15 - August 2 $140
Session 4 August 5-8 $ 95

Sessions 1 & 3: twice a week for 3 weeks
Sessions 2 & 4: everyday for one week

YOUTH LESSONS

 

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AGES 5-8

 

BEGINNER

Introduction to tennis for kids with no previous experience.  Emphasis is on hand-eye coordination, basic motor skills and having fun!  Games that are tennis related will be used to introduce basic strokes & racquet skills using age appropriate equipment (Red Ball).  Classes are taught on a 36’ court.

AGES 9-11

BEGINNEr/advanced beginner

Introduction to tennis for students with little or no previous lesson experience.  Emphasis is on hand-eye coordination, basic strokes and racket skills.  Age appropriate equipment will be used (Orange Ball). Classes taught on a 60’ court.  

AGES 11-16

BEGINNEr/advanced beginner

Students new to the game will be introduced to all the basic tennis skills. The focus is on hand/eye coordination, basic stroke mechanics, footwork and scoring/rules. Classes taught on a 78” court (Yellow Ball).

ADVANCED BEGINNER

This class is for kids that have some previous lesson experience. Emphasis is on further developing basic tennis & athletic skills and beginning stroke mechanics, racket coordination & footwork. Age appropriate equipment will be used (Red Ball).  Classes are taught on a 36’ court.  

 

 

 

intermediate

This class is for players who are continuing to develop their game and want to explore competition. Players should be able to maintain a short rally and have worked on a basic serve motion. Point play and strategy will be covered. Classes taught on a 60’ court (Orange ball) with possible transition to full court (Green/Yellow). 

intermediate

Those players with an understanding of stroke mechanics are admitted to this class. Students enrolling in this class should be able to maintain a short rally and have experience working on their serve. Emphasis is on improving footwork, technique and consistency.

Session 1 & 3

T/Th 9-10:30am
or
M/W 3-4:30pm

Session 2 & 4

M/T/W/Th 9-10:30am or
m/t/w/th 3-4:30pm

 

Session 1 & 3

T/Th 9-10:30am
or
M/W 3-4:30pm

Session 2 & 4

M/T/W/Th 9-10:30am or
m/t/w/th 3-4:30pm

 

 

Session 1 & 3

T/Th 10:30am-Noon
or
M/W 1:30-3:00pm

Session 2 & 4

M/T/W/Th 10:30-noon or
m/t/w/th 1:30-3pm

 

YOUTH COMPETITION OPPORTUNITIES

TEAM CHALLENGES

A Team Challenge is a new program designed as an introduction to competition that focuses on teamwork, character development and challenging players’ skills.

Red Ball Team Challenge - Friday, July 12
9-10:30am
Ages 5-10
The event offers a low pressure team environment for children to develop their skills through level-based play without an emphasis on instruction or results. Entry fee: $10

Orange Ball Team Challenge - Friday, August 9
9-10:30am
Ages 8-12
This is a great way to ease into competition. The event offers a low-pressure team environment for children to develop their skills through level-based play without an emphasis on instruction or results. Entry fee: $10

To register for a Team Challenge, email marybeth@barringtontennis.com



junior team tennis

This popular once-a-week match play program emphasizes participation, sportsmanship, court etiquette and teamwork. Co-ed teams compete in timed rounds of singles, doubles & mixed doubles.
Ages 6th-8th Grade

Outdoor Season begins June 7
10am-Noon
Countryside Elementary School courts
Summer League Fee: $50.
There is no individual match fee for the summer season. Eight match days June 7-August 2. No matches on 7/5.

Indoor Season begins September 13
5-7pm
Heritage Tennis Club in Arlington Heights
Indoor League Fee: $80. Match Fee: $20
- includes 2 hours of tennis and pizza



USTA Sanctioned Boys & Girls Tournaments

BATA Summer Heat Showdown — BG12, Level 5
Sunday, July 14
Tournament ID# 850167419

BATA Summer Heat Showdown — Youth Progression BG 10&Under (Orange Ball)
Sunday, August 11
Tournament ID# 850167719

BATA Summer Heat Showdown — BG14, Level 5
Sunday, August 11
Tournament ID# 850167719

Register for all USTA tournaments at tennislink.usta.com