Junior Tennis

GET THE RIGHT START — MRSC Junior Tennis Builds the Foundation of Skill

Winter session begins November 16

 

Focus on Fundamentals

Our junior tennis programs focus on mastering the fundamentals of the game. Our pros teach tennis with a fun supportive style that kids (and parents) appreciate 

10 & Under Tennis

MRSC is a USTA Net Generation provider offering the youth progression format. The courts, racquets, and nets have been resized for children 10 & under who are learning the game. Balls in different colors with reduced pressure have been designed for each level of play.

Junior Development Clinics

Our Junior Tennis Clinics cover stroke techniques, footwork drills and strategy, focusing on a new skill each week. We offer one-hour weekly clinics for beginners through beginning intermediate. For intermediates and advanced intermediates, we offer an additional day of supervised play. Our goal for all levels is to have fun, learn the basics of the game and advance to the next level.

Junior Competitive Programs

Our ATP Program is designed for junior players ages 10-18 competing in USTA tournaments. It includes instruction, drilling, fitness and match play each week. Admission to the program is available upon recommendation of Rick Fay, our Director of Tennis. Please contact the club to set up an evaluation.

Junior Competitive Teams

We offer USTA Junior Team Tennis throughout the year. We field teams at the 10 & under, 12 & under, 14 & under, and 18 & under level. In the summer we also have a Junior Interclub team which plays weekly matches against clubs in the area.

Junior Clinics

MRSC offers junior clinics for all levels ages 4 & up to have fun and learn the basics of the game. 

Intro to Competitive Tennis

Designed for introduce players to the USTA program. 

Competitive Programs

MRSC offers a USTA Junior Team competitive tennis program throughout the year.

Junior Tournaments

MRSC offers tournament play to help juniors gain experience & confidence. 

Junior Tennis Clinics

 

At Madison Racquet and Swim Club we use the USTA Net Generation format which provides a unique opportunity for younger players to be introduced to the fundamentals of the game. The courts, rackets and nets have been resized for children who are learning the game. Special balls with varying compression have been designed for different levels starting with the red ball and progressing through orange and green dot to the yellow ball and a full sized court. This makes it easier to play and learn proper techniques.

Our goal for all levels in our junior program is to have fun, learn the fundamentals of the game and advance to the next level by working hard. Our three levels of development include recreational, introduction to competitive tennis, and competitive tennis. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Junior Programs

Red Ball

Mini Munchkins and Munchkins – Kids 8 & under use a small court, half the length and half the width of a regular court. Players learn the basics of tennis and focus on agility, balance and coordination.

Orange Ball

Quick Stars – Kids 10 & under use a court 3/4 the length and width of a regular court. Players begin focusing on ball control including aim, speed and spin.

Green Ball

Rising Stars – Kids 14 & under use a full court, and the increased speed green dot balls. Players focus on improving their skills, learning court coverage and game strategy. 

Interested in learning tennis?

Kids in the Game is our introductory clinic for kids ages 11 & up who are interested in starting tennis. Using green dot tennis balls allows these bigger kids to learn foundation skills and swing technique. 

Mini Munchkins

Ball type: Red Ball
Level: Beginner
Age: 4-6 yrs

Mondays and Fridays 4 – 5 pm
Sundays 12 – 1 pm  

Munchkins

Ball type: Red Ball
Level: Advanced Beginner
Age: 6-8 yrs

Mondays and Fridays 4 – 5 pm
Sundays 12 – 1 pm  

Kids in the Game

Ball type: Green Ball
Level: Beginner
Age: 11-16 yrs

Fridays 4 – 5 pm 

 

Quick Stars

Ball type: Orange Ball
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Age: 8-10 yrs

Mondays 4 – 5 pm
Fridays 4 – 5 pm & 5 – 6 pm
Sunday 12 – 1 pm

Rising Stars

Ball type: Green Ball
Level: Intermediate
Age: 11-14 yrs

Mondays 4 – 5 pm
Fridays 4 – 5 pm & 5 – 6 pm
Sunday 12 – 1 pm

Introduction to Competitive Tennis 

MRSC offers a variety of different programs listed below to bring your child to the next level of the game and get them ready for competitive play. Players must be evaluated and recommended by the Director of Tennis for higher level play.

10 & Under USTA Team

We offer a special clinic that is designed to give our competitive 10 and under team the edge during USTA matches. This clinic covers advanced technique and strategy all while having fun. We teach our clinic in actual game style situation to ensure the kids hit as many balls as possible.

Sundays 12:00 – 1:30 pm

 

Junior Development

We often refer to our Junior Development Program as our introduction to ATP. This program works on the building blocks for competitive play. We use green dot balls so players can begin to learn how to construct strategic points.

These players are encouraged to play USTA Junior Team Tennis and Mad Team Matches.

Mondays 5:00 – 6:30 pm

UTR MAD Team Tennis

Universal Tennis Rating is new rating system to the tennis world widely used by colleges for recruiting. A player’s UTR rating can go up or down based on the matches they play as well as the level of the player they play against.  Matches are held weekly at MRSC. To learn more about UTR and to sign up visit their website www.myutr.com  

Fridays & Sundays 6:00 pm

Junior Competitive Programs 

USTA Junior Team Tennis

On Saturdays and Sundays we participate in the Southern Connecticut USTA Junior Team Tennis League with matches against other clubs and organizations. Please contact the club for more information on the teams representing the club in the spring.

 

UTR Matches

Universal Tennis Rating is new rating system to the tennis world. A player’s UTR rating can go up or down based on the matches they play as well as the level of the player they play against. UTR matches will help you establish and track your rating.Please contact the club for more information on UTR and getting involved.

Sign-up for matches and pay directly online through UTR website www.myUTR.com

Fridays & Sundays 6:00 pm

ATP – Advanced Tournament Player Program

This program is designed for junior players 10-18 years of age who want to compete at a high level to achieve a USTA ranking. The program consists of instruction, drilling, cardio, strategy, and supervised match play. Our Tournament Club offers all ATP players an individualized plan incorporating goals for tournament play, drilling, and private lessons.

Players must be recommended to the ATP Program by the Director of Tennis.

 Junior High School ATP 
Tues/Wed/Thurs 4:30 – 6:30 pm

High School ATP 
Tues/Wed/Thurs – 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Saturdays – 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Mondays – 2:30 – 4:00 pm

Junior Tournaments 

Is your child ready for the next level?

Junior Players can join USTA and get involved in matches locally and throughout the nation for advanced players.

USTA Junior Tournaments is a year-round league with single and multi-day events offering competitive play in singles and doubles for USTA boys and girls. Four divisions are played: 12, 14, 16 and 18 years and under. “Future” Circuit L7 tournaments are for players just starting competitive play. “Challenger” Circuit L6 tournaments are for more experience tournament players. 

If you’d like to get involved speak with your child’s tennis professional on the next steps to get them mentally and physically ready to compete!

How do I find out what's going on at the club?

We send e-blasts to all our members and program participants about special programs, highlights, promotions and registration reminders. Our seasonal program guides are also linked on our homepage, on the left hand column.

Make sure we have your email address so you can stay in the loop. We are also on Facebook, so like us on Facebook and don’t miss a thing.

Of course, if you have any questions about programs, you may also contact the front desk at 203-245-9444 or mrsc@madisonracquet.com.

Is there babysitting at MRSC?

We do not offer child care services but we have many tennis, swim and summer programs for kids ages four and up.

How do I book a tennis court?

To reserve a court, please call the club at 203-245-9444 up to one week in advance and we will gladly assist you. No membership required!

We also offer season court time and league play. To get on the list or reserve your weekly time please email us at mrsc@madisonracquet.com.

 

Do I have to be a member to participate in programs?

No membership is required at MRSC. We do offer memberships for those who play or swim frequently. Our members receive 15% or more off clinics and swim teams and 10% off private lessons. Lap lanes and open court times are priced for non-members.  

How do I know my child's level for swim lessons or tennis clinics?

Descriptions of all our junior classes are listed online and in our program guides, which are linked on our homepage.

If you are not sure which level your child falls into based on the description, please call the front desk at 203-245-9444 for more information. We may need to set up a complimentary evaluation with a tennis professional or swim coach to best assess. 

Can I request a tennis or swim instructor for my child?

We cannot guarantee a particular instructor for group tennis & swim lessons, as the Aquatic & Tennis Staff schedules change from time to time. We will, however, work with you to schedule private lessons based on the availability of the instructor and pool and court time.

How can I introduce my friends to MRSC?

We encourage you to bring your friends to the club! Please register your guest upon arrival and fill out a guest waiver form. If your friends are interested in joining the club, have them call us at 203-245-9444 and we will arrange a tour of the club. 

With our Member Referral Program, just introduce a friend to the Madison Racquet & Swim Club and when they join, you will receive a credit on your account equal to 10% of their first year’s membership fees! Make sure that the new member mentions your referral upon joining. We also offer special rates for guests when accompanied by current members.

Want to Join The Club?

MRSC memberships are designed to accommodate your schedule and lifestyle. Membership benefits include discounted member rates for most of our tennis and swim lessons, clinics, and court time.