Junior Tennis

Youth Tennis

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For more information about our Youth Tennis (or any of our programs) please contact us anytime!

We are proud to have the most comprehensive offering of youth tennis programs in the Decatur area. Also included is tennis-specific fitness training to help your young athlete stay on top of his or her game. If you sign up for a tennis clinic(s), you will also be allowed to participate at no additional cost in a tennis specific off-court program with one of our fitness trainers. Please contact Cory Sandgren at 217-423-7020 or Cory@decaturathleticclub.com for more information.

Class Levels

Quick Start Pee Wees (Ages 3 to 5)


Your child’s first tennis experience establishes a foundation for hand-eye coordination, basic movement and athletic skills. It’s a fun filled introduction to the great lifetime sport of tennis.

Where:  Decatur Athletic Club


Quickstart I (Ages 6 to 8)

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.

Where:  Decatur Athletic Club

Quickstart II (Ages 8 to 10)

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

Where:  Decatur Athletic Club


Future Stars (Ages 11 to 14)

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.


High School Clinic

This program is specially designed for Junior Varsity and Varsity team members, teaching both technique and strategy for singles & doubles play. Enhanced teaching of specialty strokes and situational practice will be emphasized. Teaching of mental strategy will be introduced.


High School Elite

This program is specially designed for the best of the best. It is by invitation only. Hard drilling and playing will be a must. Focus will be as intense as what the level of the players allows!


Payment Options

All Sessions must be paid in full or charged to your house account  before your child starts their clinic. You are obligated to finish the session once you start.

Financial Aid Available
The Decatur Community Tennis Foundation offers financial aid to dedicated junior tennis players.Please contact Chuck Kuhle, President of the DCTF, at 217-423-7020 for a confidential discussion.  You may also e-mail him at chuck@decaturathleticclub.com

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