Junior Programs - Fall 2022
September 6th-November 13th

RCW is embarking on a new era in Junior Tennis Programming this Fall.  We truly believe we have the most experienced, passionate coaches around who want to grow not just junior tennis but the next generation of future adult players.  Tennis is truly an amazing sport that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.  Regardless of what age you pick up a racket for the first time with consistent work over time you can continue to improve and play the rest of your life.  Lancaster County has one of the most abundant Adult USTA Leagues in the country.  Adult players can compete in singles and doubles leagues year round.  These leagues provide exercise, competition and social interaction that leads to life-long friendships and a level of wellness most strive for their whole life.  


RCW is committed to creating that same environment for young junior players.  Many other team sports offer young athletes many of the above mentioned benefits but then they reach the age when playing basketball, soccer, football, lacross, etc is no longer practical or available.  Tennis options will continue to be accessible forever.  This Fall at RCW we are rolling out a new concept in junior tennis programming and teaching.  Players will be placed on teams with other players of similar level and stay with those players throughout a season of practices and “games.”  Depending on age and level, games can consist of weekend skills contests, mock point play, actual team matches, tournaments, etc.  Players will sign up for the entire “season” and choose between 1+ weekly practices.  Weekend “games” are included in your season registration.  You are expected to be at your scheduled practices.

Selecting the Right Program for your Child 

If you are new to our Junior Programs, and unsure which would be the best fit for your child, please reach out to our Junior Team at juniors@rcwtennis.com prior to registering your child. In your email, provide your child's name, age, and experience (if any). We can ask a few additional questions in order to determine the best fit for him/her! 

Fall Schedule

Our Fall Season of Classes will run from September 6th - November 13th. 

Junior Membership

The package options below are only available for Junior Members of RCW Athletic Club. These memberships are $99/year. If your child is not currently a Member, but you would like to sign him/her up for the fall season of tennis, please be sure to select and purchase the Junior Membership option on the registration form, in addition to the class selection. 

Brand new children to our program may first use a 30-day trial membership period, prior to purchasing a membership.

New Junior / Trial Period

For players that are brand new to RCW Athletic Club, we welcome you to try our junior programs at the member rate for a 30-day trial period. After this period, you may choose to purchase a Junior Membership and one of the "full season" registration options. Otherwise, juniors will begin to pay the member or nonmember drop-in rate for classes.

To initiate the 30-day trial period for your child and sign him/her up for classes, please email our team at juniors@rcwtennis.com.

Red Ball
3-4 Years

These players will be introduced to this amazing sport through fun games and activities that work on their hand-eye coordination, sending and receiving skills, agility, balance and quickness.  They will also learn various tennis skills such as forehands and backhands, volley, overheads and serves.  Most play will take place between the service line and the net.

Mondays 9:30am-10:30am

Tuesdays 9:30am-10:30am

and 5pm-6pm

Thursdays 5pm-6pm 

Fall Season Registration

1 class/week $200

2 classes/week $300

3 classes/week $450

Weekly Registration

Member Drop-In Rate $24/class

Nonmember Drop-In Rate $29/class

Orange Ball 
Level I

(Ages 5-10)

  • Little to no experience

  • Still learning basic technique/stroke production 

    These students will be taught what it means to be a competitive orange ball player, who plays from the 60’ line with low compression orange balls.  The goal is to have these players returning balls fed by a coach from the opposite baseline, start to understand how to serve and recognize and track balls.

Mondays 5pm-6pm
Wednesdays 5pm-6pm
Saturdays 10am-11am

Fall Season Registration

1 class/week $200

2 classes/week $300

3 classes/week $450

Weekly Registration

Member Drop-In Rate $24/class

Nonmember Drop-In Rate $29/class

Orange Ball 
Level II

(Ages 5-10)

        These players have had group/private instruction and demonstrate an understanding of solid stroke production. Intermediate players have begun the process of being able to serve with some success from the 60’ orange line.  Intermediates have some knowledge of score keeping and actual game play.  

    These players will be taught how to rally back and forth from the 60’ line and serve consistently with minimal double faulting. They will also begin learning the additional skills of volleys and overheads. Independent play and score keeping will be stressed.

Mondays 5pm-6pm
Wednesdays 5pm-6pm
Saturdays 10am-11am

Fall Season Registration

1 class/week $200

2 classes/week $300

3 classes/week $450

Weekly Registration

Member Drop-In Rate $24/class

Nonmember Drop-In Rate $29/class

Orange Ball 
Level III
(Ages 5-10)

      These players are ready to compete and play an actual match. They can keep score on their own and rally.

    Our coaches will begin to round out these player’s games by increasing their shot tolerance and movement skills.  Players will learn to play an all-court game advancing to the net to finish off more points and increase their tennis IQ with additional point play with feedback from the coaches. Orange ball advanced players will also start to be introduced to the green ball and some full court play once they demonstrate competency in the above skills.

Wednesdays 4:30pm-6pm

Fridays 4:30pm-6pm

Fall Season Registration

1 class/week $300

2 classes/week $450

Weekly Registration

Member Drop-In Rate $34/class

Nonmember Drop-In Rate $39/class

Green Ball
Level I

(Ages 10-12)

  • Little to no experience

  • Need basic technique/stroke production

    These students will be taught what it means to be a competitive green ball player, who plays from the baseline with lower compression green dot  balls. The goal is to have these players returning balls fed by a coach from the opposite baseline, start to understand how to serve and recognize and track balls. Learning to serve properly will be a main focus for these players since they are reaching the age where actual play is the goal.

Mondays 4pm-5pm

Thursdays 5pm-6pm

Saturdays 11am-12pm

Fall Season Registration

1 class/week $200

2 classes/week $300

3 classes/week $450

Weekly Registration

Member Drop-In Rate $24/class

Nonmember Drop-In Rate $29/class

Green Ball 
Level II

(Ages 10-12)

        These players have had group/private instruction and demonstrate an understanding of solid stroke production. Intermediate players have begun the process of being able to serve with some success from the baseline.  Intermediates have some knowledge of score keeping and actual game play.  

    These players will be taught how to rally back and forth and serve consistently with minimal double faulting. They will also begin learning the additional skills of volleys and overheads. Independent play and score keeping will be stressed.

Tuesdays 4:30pm-6pm

Thursdays 5pm-6:30pm

Saturdays 11am-12:30pm

Full Season Registration

1 class/week $300

2 classes/week $450

3 classes/week $675

Weekly Registration

Member Drop-In Rate $34/class

Nonmember Drop-In Rate $39/class

Green Ball 
Level III
(Ages 10-12)

       Green Ball advanced players have begun playing competitive matches. They demonstrate the ability to rally and serve constantly with proficient movement skills. They are able to incorporate net play during their matches.

    Our coaches will begin to round out these player’s games by increasing their shot tolerance and movement skills.  Players will learn to play an all-court game advancing to the net to finish off more points and increase their tennis IQ with additional point play with feedback from the coaches. Green ball advanced players will also start to be introduced to the yellow ball once they demonstrate competency in the above skills. Our highest level green ball players demonstrate a well-rounded  game with the ability to make intelligent shot selections and manipulate play by controlling time and space with a variety of shots. These players will be able to transition to yellow ball competition successfully.

Wednesdays 4:30pm-6pm

Fridays 4:30pm-6pm

Fall Season Registration

1 class/week $300

2 classes/week $450

Weekly Registration

Member Drop-In Rate $34/class

Nonmember Drop-In Rate $39/class

Yellow Ball 
Level I

(Ages 13-18)

  • Little to no experience

  • Need basic technique/stroke production

    These students will be taught all the basics to be able to start to play the game. The goal is to have these players returning balls fed by a coach from the opposite baseline, start to understand how to serve and recognize and track balls. Learning to serve properly will be a main focus for these players since they are reaching the age where actual play is the goal.

Mondays 4pm-5pm

Thursdays 5pm-6pm

Fall Season Registration

1 class/week $200

2 classes/week $300

Weekly Registration

Member Drop-In Rate $24/class

Nonmember Drop-In Rate $29/class

Yellow Ball 
Level II

(Ages 13-18)

These players have had some basic instruction and possess some understanding of the game. Our pros will continue to improve forehand and backhand technique in addition to incorporating more net skill development. Improving the player's serve technique will continue to be a focus so these players can gain confidence to play matches.

Mondays 4:30pm-6pm

Tuesdays 4:30pm-6pm

Thursdays 4:30pm-6pm

Fall Season Registration

1 class/week $300

2 classes/week $450

3 classes/week $675

Weekly Registration

Member Drop-In Rate $34/class

Nonmember Drop-In Rate $39/class

Yellow Ball
Level III

(Ages 13-18)

      These players have the ability to serve consistently and rally with another player and play competitive points. They have developed some net skills but still need to understand how to incorporate them successfully when playing. These players have begun to play some competitive matches.

    Our pros will improve these player’s baseline consistency through the introduction of topspin and improved movement and positioning skills.  Players will start to spend more time working on transitioning to the net to finish off points successfully. Turning the serve into more of a weapon will be a focus. It’s important for these players to gain significant improvements in tennis IQ to advance to the next level.

Mondays 4:30pm-6pm

Tuesdays 4:30pm-6pm

Wednesdays 5pm-6:30pm

Fall Season Registration

1 class/week $300

2 classes/week $450

3 classes/week $675

Weekly Registration

Member Drop-In Rate $34/class

Nonmember Drop-In Rate $39/class

Yellow Ball
Level IV

(Ages 13-18)

      Advanced players play competitively on a regular basis. These players have the goal to play a high level of high school/college tennis. These players have the ability to manipulate play by controlling time and space. They possess a well-rounded game and incorporate net play regularly during competitive play.  Tennis is a top priority for these players while playing 4-5 days each week.

    Our coaches will focus on movement and force production, shot tolerance and selection, court awareness, fine-tuning technique, expanding tennis IQ, and physical endurance. Increased amount of live-ball hitting and play will be incorporated into these practactice sessions.

Mondays 4:30pm-6pm

Tuesdays 4:30pm-6pm

Wednesdays 5pm-6:30pm

Thursdays 4:30pm-6pm

Fall Season Registration

1 class/week $300

2 classes/week $450

3 classes/week $675

4 classes/week $900

Weekly Registration

Member Drop-In Rate $34/class

Nonmember Drop-In Rate $39/class

Elite
(Ages 12-18)

These players have committed to tennis as their sport of choice, dedicating hours each day to the proper training. They have a UTR rating of 5+. They travel regularly to tournaments in order to compete at a high level. This is an all-encompassing program, as it will focus on every aspect necessary for a full-time tennis player to compete at a high-level. Practices for these players will be focused on each player's needs, as well as mental and physical conditioning for improvement. 

Tuesdays 3pm-5pm

Wednesdays 3pm-5pm

Thursdays 3pm-5pm

Fall Season Registration

2 classes/week $800

3 classes/week $1,200

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Homeschool

We are eager to offer a dedicated tennis program for local students that are choosing to homeschool. This program could be a great option for parents that are looking for some social activities for their child. Additionally, this could fulfill a homeschool PE credit that may be needed.  

Tuesdays 2pm-3pm
Thursdays 2pm-3pm

Full Season Registration

1 class/week $200

2 classes/week $300

Weekly Registration

Member Drop-In Rate $24/class

Nonmember Drop-In Rate $29/class