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Overview

Youth tennis has been scaled down to size, with smaller racquets, lower-bouncing balls and shorter courts that allow kids to have success playing right from the start. And as they mature and grow, tennis grows with them. The USTA offers Junior Team Tennis, Junior Tournaments and no-cut high school programs to get kids in the game – and to keep them playing for life.

2020 Hudson Community Education Youth Tennis Camps

Please use the following links to get more program information and registration details for this summer's youth tennis camps.

Youth Tennis Camp 1 (5-8)

This is an introductory course for youth ages 5-8. Students will be introduced to basic tennis strokes and movement. Emphasis will be on movement, games and anticipation. Students must be 5 years old by July 6, 2020. Make up class will be arranged with the instructor in case of bad weather. Students should bring one can of balls, a racquet and a water bottle to class.

Youth Tennis Camp 2 (9-12)

This is an introductory course for youth ages 9-12. Students will be introduced to basic tennis strokes and movement. Emphasis will be on movement, games and anticipation. Students should bring one can of balls and a racquet. Racquets will be provided, if needed. Bring a water bottle to each class.

Beginner Tennis Camp (12-17)

This beginner tennis camp is for Middle School and High School students who would be interested in playing High School tennis. This is an introductory course. Course content includes; introduction to the game of tennis, basic rules and strategy, proper stroke technique, drills and scoring, singles & doubles play. Students should bring one can of balls and a racquet. Racquets will be provided, if needed. Please bring a water bottle to each class.

High School Tennis Camp (13-18)

High School Tennis Camp is for students currently playing tennis at High School level or USTA junior level tennis. This is an advanced camp and is intended to develop and improve student’s skills and strokes. Camp content includes: advanced drills and strategy, proper stroke techniques including spins, proper footwork and court positioning, shot selection, Singles & Doubles strategy, winning mentally, power vs consistency, focus and concentration, and strength, stretching and fitness. Students should bring one can of balls and a racquet. Racquets will be provided, if needed. Please bring a water bottle to each class.

Tennis Lessons for various ages

Beginners will get an introduction to tennis and the basic skills of play and strategy. The Advance Beginner and Intermediate players will follow progression after the Beginners class to continue working on their individual skills. Students are to bring a racquet and water bottle every day, and a new unopened can of tennis balls to the first class. This is a one week course running from July 13-17.

2020 Little Pro's and JTT

After much discussion Hudson Tennis Association has decided to cancel the Little Pro's Tennis Camp and any other summer activities we had planned due to the Covid-19 situation.


Little Pros

The Little Pros summer tennis camp was started in the summer of 2018. The clinic had 23 participants between the ages of 5-10 years old. It was a hit with the kids so much so that we had over 50 kids sign up for the 2019 summer edition of Little Pros.

Look for another great year in 2020 as we once again plan to host the Little Pros clinic at the Hudson High School tennis courts. We will announce program dates and times as they become available.


Junior Team Tennis

Junior Team Tennis will begin it's inaugural season this summer at the Hudson Tennis Association.

USTA Northern Junior Team Tennis helps girls and boys ages 6 to 18 get in the game, get on the court and have a good time. The emphasis is on skill development, fun, teamwork and friendly competition. There are a number of team tennis options available in USTA Northern for junior players of all ages and ability levels.

Junior Team Tennis is the largest team tennis program in the United States. It is a "traditional" team tennis format where a minimum of three boys and three girls form a team based on Junior NTRP Ratings and compete for the right to advance to the National Championships.

Match formats consist of one set of boys singles, girls singles, boys doubles, girls doubles and mixed doubles and the match is determined by total-games won. There are minimum match requirements and you must compete in local season matches in order to play at Section championships, and possibly the National championship.

Players must be a USTA Member to participate in Junior Team Tennis. If you are not a member currently it is easy and free to sign up.


Youth Opportunities in the Twin Cities

While this is certainly not all of the opportunities available for youth tennis in the metro area it's a start. Listed are a few programs available.