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Levels For Every Age & Skill

Kids between the age of 4 and 17 will find a home within the Findlay YMCA Tennis Program. Imagine your child developing skills that will be used on and off the court for a lifetime!

For parents unsure of what classes would most benefit their child according to age, play level, and experience, contact our Sr. Program Director jmcnamee@findlayymca.com.

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Champ's Tennis - Ages 4-6

This is a modified program teaching teamwork, socializing with other children, fine motor skills, proper etiquette. Parents will find this class to be a good stepping stone for Red Ball.  All equipment provided. 

Foamball - Ages 4 & Up

FoamBall is a class that uses a larger, yellow foam tennis ball that creates a fun and safe environment for the student.  Although FoamBall is a class that takes place on a tennis court, we do not keep score and declare ‘winners’ and ‘learners’ like other classes.  

RedBall I & II - Ages 5 & Up

RedBall is a class that utilizes a 36’ court, and a softer,  enlarged tennis ball that allows for more fun, success, and safety.  This special ball allows for more time to swing at the ball as they learn the basic fundamentals of stroke technique. 

OrangeBall I & II - Ages 7-9

OrangeBall is a class that utilizes a 60’ court, and a tennis ball compressed at 50% of a regular ball, allowing for more fun, success, and safety. This special ball allows the child more time to swing at the ball as they learn the basic fundamentals of stroke technique.

GreenBall I & II - Ages 10 & Under

GreenBall is a class that utilizes a full-size 78’ court, and a tennis ball compressed at 75% of a regular ball, allowing for more fun, success, and safety while preparing the student for the speed of a full-compression tennis ball.  This special ball allows the child more time to swing at the ball as they learn the basic fundamentals of stroke technique as well as learning the strategies that apply to singles and doubles. 

YellowBall I & II - Ages 10 & Up

YellowBall is a class that utilizes a full-size 78’ court, and a full-compression optic yellow ball.  The full court and full-speed action of these levels of the game make for a demanding environment for the participant. 

Due to this aggressive style of play, it is important that all participants are qualified for this level of competition.  

Kid's MatchPlay

Eventually, the kids will be ready for competition outside the lesson environment. We offer a popular initial exposure to this arena by setting up competitive games in a fun, learning environment.