JUNIOR TENNIS

The Decatur Area Junior Tennis Program is led at DAC during the fall, winter, and spring months. Participants must be ages 3 to 18 years old and do not necessarily need to be a DAC member.

Youth Tennis Lessons

youth tennis lessons in Decatur Illinois

Terms


  • Fall | 2 months | September & October
  • Winter | 5 months | November through March
  • Spring | 2 months | April & May
  • Summer | 2 months | June & July

If a schedule does not work, please inquire about other options. For more information, please contact Cory at cory@dacfit.org.

A minimum number of students is needed to start each class. A player can join a clinic at any time (fee will be prorated). However, once a young person starts, they are obligated to finish the term.

Communication


DAC relies on communicating with participants via email. If you are not receiving emails from DAC, please contact Makenna at makenna@dacfit.org to update your email address.

Payment


For the spring and fall terms, payment is due in full before the player begins their term. For the winter term, the payment will be divided into two parts: first three months and last two months. We do not offer refunds for any portion of your paid term. In the case of injury or illness, each case will be individually reviewed.

Extra Practice Pass


This special pass is for junior tennis program participants that are not official DAC members. The purpose of this
pass is to encourage junior tennis program participants to practice on their own by providing them cost effective access to DAC’s indoor courts. The pass is $20 per month.

Qualifications:

  • The individual must be 16 years or older.
  • Must be currently participating in the term of the junior tennis program when the monthly pass is used.

The following are the benefits of this pass:

  • May reserve courts up to seven days in advance
  • No charge for using the racquet courts during non-primetime hours
  • Pay DAC member charge for using the racquet courts during primetime hours

The pass only provides access to the indoor courts, not the pool, fitness center, or basketball court.

Tennis Lessons for Kids


 

Your child’s first tennis experience establishes a foundation for hand-eye coordination, basic movement, and athletic skills. It is a fun-filled introduction to tennis. New participants receive a racquet, T-shirt, and cap.

2024 Spring Term
April 1 to May 25

2024 Spring Term April 1 - May 25
Day Time Sessions Total Fee - Members Total Fee - Non-Members
Monday3:30-4:00 p.m.8$96$128
Thursday6:30-7:00 p.m.8$96$128
Saturday10:00-10:30 a.m.8$96$128

2024 Fall Term
September 1 to October 31

2024 Fall Term September 1 - October 31
Day Time Sessions Total Fee - Members Total Fee - Non-Members
Monday3:30-4:00 p.m.8$96$128
Thursday6:30-7:00 p.m.9$108$144
Saturday10:00-10:30 a.m.8$96$128

2024 Winter Term
November 1 to March 31

2024 Winter Term November 1 - March 31
Day Time Sessions Total Fee - Members Total Fee - Non-Members
Monday3:30-4:00 p.m.21$252$336
Thursday6:30-7:00 p.m.19$228$304
Saturday10:00-10:30 a.m.21$252$336

A focus on introductory rallying skills and beginning stages of cooperative tennis. Students will learn how to initiate a rally, how to move and judge a ball, and racquet control.

2024 Spring Term
April 1 to May 25

2024 Spring Term April 1 - May 25
Day Time Sessions Total Fee - Members Total Fee - Non-Members
Monday4:00-5:00 p.m.8$144$192
Monday5:00-6:00 p.m.8$144$192
Thursday4:00-5:00 p.m.8$144$192
Saturday10:30-11:30 a.m.8$144$192

2024 Fall Term
September 1 to October 31

2024 Fall Term September 1 - October 31
Day Time Sessions Total Fee - Members Total Fee - Non-Members
Monday4:00-5:00 p.m.8$144$192
Monday5:00-6:00 p.m.8$144$192
Thursday4:00-5:00 p.m.9$162$216
Saturday10:30-11:30 a.m.8$144$192

2024 Winter Term
November 1 to March 31

2024 Winter Term November 1 - March 31
Day Time Sessions Total Fee - Members Total Fee - Non-Members
Monday4:00-5:00 p.m.21$378$504
Monday5:00-6:00 p.m.21$378$504
Thursday4:00-5:00 p.m.19$342$456
Saturday10:30-11:30 a.m.8$144$192

Students learn basic tennis tactics and athletic skills while developing social skills and group attitudes. Students will be introduced to topspin and slice in point play as well as serves and return of serves.

2024 Spring Term
April 1 to May 25

2024 Spring Term April 1 - May 25
Day Time Sessions Total Fee - Members Total Fee - Non-Members
Tuesday4:00-5:30 p.m.8$192$256
Thursday4:00-5:30 p.m.8$192$256
Saturday11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.8$192$256

2024 Fall Term
September 1 to October 31

2024 Fall Term September 1 - October 31
Day Time Sessions Total Fee - Members Total Fee - Non-Members
Tuesday4:00-5:30 p.m.9$216$288
Thursday4:00-5:30 p.m.9$216$288
Saturday11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.8$192$256

2024 Winter Term
November 1 to March 31

2024 Winter Term November 1 - March 31
Day Time Sessions Total Fee - Members Total Fee - Non-Members
Tuesday4:00-5:30 p.m.19$456$608
Thursday4:00-5:30 p.m.19$456$608
Saturday11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.21$504$672

Students will refine their technical and tactical skills. Singles and doubles concepts will be introduced. Ball control exercises that improve consistency, direction, and depth will be enhanced. Additional focus on drills that develop decision making skills, recovery, and movement. Students will experience situational and competitive play. The development of an all-court tennis player will be emphasized.

2024 Spring Term
April 1 to May 25

2024 Spring Term April 1 - May 25
Day Time Sessions Total Fee - Members Total Fee - Non-Members
Tuesday4:00-5:30 p.m.8$192$256
Thursday4:00-5:30 p.m.8$192$256
Saturday11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.8$192$256

2024 Fall Term
September 1 to October 31

2024 Fall Term September 1 - October 31
Day Time Sessions Total Fee - Members Total Fee - Non-Members
Tuesday4:00-5:30 p.m.9$216$288
Thursday4:00-5:30 p.m.9$216$288
Saturday11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.8$192$256

2024 Winter Term
November 1 to March 31

2024 Winter Term November 1 - March 31
Day Time Sessions Total Fee - Members Total Fee - Non-Members
Tuesday4:00-5:30 p.m.19$456$608
Thursday4:00-5:30 p.m.19$456$608
Saturday11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.21$504$672

For beginner to advanced beginner high school players. Focus will be on basic skills, patterns of play, and match
play with a goal to reach the tournament player program.

2024 Spring Term
April 1 to May 25

2024 Spring Term April 1 - May 25
Day Time Sessions Total Fee - Members Total Fee - Non-Members
Wednesday4:00-5:30 p.m.8$192$256
Friday4:00-5:30 p.m.8$192$256
Saturday1:00-2:30 p.m.8$192$256

2024 Fall Term
September 1 to October 31

2024 Fall Term September 1 - October 31
Day Time Sessions Total Fee - Members Total Fee - Non-Members
Wednesday4:00-5:30 p.m.9$216$288
Friday4:00-5:30 p.m.8$192$256
Saturday1:00-2:30 p.m.8$192$256

2024 Winter Term
November 1 to March 31

2024 Winter Term November 1 - March 31
Day Time Sessions Total Fee - Members Total Fee - Non-Members
Wednesday4:00-5:30 p.m.19$456$608
Friday4:00-5:30 p.m.21$504$672
Saturday1:00-2:30 p.m.21$504$672

Designed for players that have reached or are striving to reach the competitive level including tournament and
match play. There will be teaching technique and strategy for single and doubles play. Enhanced teaching of
specialty strokes and situational practice will be emphasized. Teaching of mental strategy will be introduced.

2024 Spring Term
April 1 to May 25

2024 Spring Term April 1 - May 25
Day Time Sessions Total Fee - Members Total Fee - Non-Members
Wednesday4:00-5:30 p.m.8$192$256
Friday4:00-5:30 p.m.8$192$256
Saturday1:00-2:30 p.m.8$192$256

2024 Fall Term
September 1 to October 31

2024 Fall Term September 1 - October 31
Day Time Sessions Total Fee - Members Total Fee - Non-Members
Wednesday4:00-5:30 p.m.9$216$288
Friday4:00-5:30 p.m.8$192$256
Saturday1:00-2:30 p.m.8$192$256

2024 Winter Term
November 1 to March 31

2024 Winter Term November 1 - March 31
Day Time Sessions Total Fee - Members Total Fee - Non-Members
Wednesday4:00-5:30 p.m.19$456$608
Friday4:00-5:30 p.m.21$504$672
Saturday1:00-2:30 p.m.21$504$672

JUNIOR TENNIS SESSIONS CALENDAR

2024 Spring Term Dates

MondaysApril 1, 8, 15, 22, 29May 6, 13, 20
TuesdaysApril 2, 9, 16, 23, 30May 7, 14, 21
WednesdaysApril 3, 10, 17, 24May 1, 8, 15, 22
ThursdaysApril 4, 11, 18, 25May 2, 9, 16, 23
FridaysApril 5, 12, 19, 26May 3, 10, 17, 24
SaturdaysApril 6, 13, 20, 27May 4, 11, 18, 25

Mondays:
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May 6, 13, 20

Tuesdays:
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21

Wednesdays:
April 3, 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22

Thursdays:
April 4, 11, 18, 24
May 2, 9, 16, 23

Fridays:
April 5, 12, 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24

Saturdays:
April 6, 13, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25

2024 Fall Term Dates

MondaysSept 9, 16, 23, 30Oct 7, 14, 21, 28
TuesdaysSept 3, 10, 17, 24Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
WednesdaysSept 4, 11, 18, 25Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
ThursdaysSept 5, 12, 19, 26Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
FridaysSept 6, 13, 20, 27Oct 4, 11, 18, 25
SaturdaysSept 7, 14, 21, 28Oct 5, 12, 19, 26

Mondays:
September 9, 16, 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28

Tuesdays:
September 3, 10, 17, 24
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Wednesdays: 
September 4, 11, 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Thursdays:
September 5, 12, 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Fridays:
September 6, 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25

Saturdays:
September 7, 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26

2024 Winter Term Dates

MondaysNov 4, 11, 18, 25Dec 2, 9, 16, 23Jan 6, 13, 20, 27Feb 3, 10, 17, 24Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
TuesdaysNov 5, 12, 19, 26Dec 3, 10, 17Jan 7, 14, 21, 28Feb 4, 11, 18, 25Mar 4, 11, 18, 25
WednesdaysNov 6, 13, 20, 27Dec 4, 11, 18Jan 8, 15, 22, 29Feb 5, 12, 19, 26Mar 5, 12, 19, 26
ThursdaysNov 7, 14, 21Dec 5, 12, 19Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30Feb 6, 13, 20, 27Mar 6, 13, 20, 27
FridaysNov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29Dec 6, 13, 20Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31Feb 7, 14, 21, 28Mar 7, 14, 21, 28
SaturdaysNov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30Dec 7, 14, 21Jan 4, 11, 18, 25Feb 1, 8, 15, 22Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Mondays:
December 2, 9, 16, 23
January 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Tuesdays:
December 3, 10, 17
January 7, 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 4, 11, 18, 25

Wednesdays:
December 4, 11, 18
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 5, 12, 19, 26

Thursdays:
December 5, 12, 19
January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27

Fridays:
December 6, 13, 20
January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28

Saturdays:
December 7, 14, 21
January 4, 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

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