To register online click the links below or go to pnwtennis.clubautomation.com, Click Access My Account and create a profile. You can then register for the classes listed below. Or Call (253) 533-1145 and our Front Desk staff can assist but please let them know you are registering for Newport Hills Camps.
For players ages 6-8 who are new to tennis. Red ball tennis is named after the red foam or felt ball that are used at this stage. Red tennis balls bounce lower and move slower through the air, giving beginning players a chance to set up and take a good swing at the ball. Courts at this level are 36' x 18', with a net that is 2'9" high. We will focus on developing the ABC's of tennis (agility, balance, and coordination) while introducing proper technique that will enable these young players to rally.
Orange ball is idea for players age 9-11. Orange balls bounce higher and move faster than the Red balls, but lower and slower than the Green Balls. Players will understand the lines of the 60' court and be able to call the ball in or out. At this level, we will work on improving directional control, constructing doubles and singles points, and strengthening the serve.
Green Ball is a progression from Orange Ball and an introductory program for players 12013 years old. The Green Ball is very similar to the traditional yellow tennis ball but with a slightly lower compression so it rebounds lower off the court. At this level, players will be able to use a full-sized court and net. We will focus on teaching the basics of rallying, serving, and keeping scores. Players will build athletic fundamentals by learning proper footwork and racquet mechanics.
For High School Players ages 14-18 who have established the fundamentals of Green Ball. The yellow level is what most people know as traditional tennis. The balls, courts, and racquets at this level are used in the majority of adult matches and at the professional level. At this level, players can rally as well as serve using standard yellow tennis balls and keep score. Focus will be on doubles and singles positioning and tactics utilized in match play.