Tennis Is Elementary

Billings Parks and Recreation in conjunction with USTA Montana is proud to announce the addition of Tennis is Elementary into Elementary schools across the Billings area.

The Tennis is Elementary program provides young players the chance to learn basic fundamentals, teamwork, and sportsmanship from qualified tennis instructors. Using smaller racquets, nets, and court sizes, QuickStart tennis gives kids the opportunity to learn and start to play right away. This popular nationwide program teaches life skills, tennis and teamwork in a fun environment that allows your students to stay active while learning the fastest growing lifetime sport in the country.

Participants in the after school camp get (8) focused 45min or 1-hour lessons that meet once a week after school in the gym or multipurpose room. All equipment needed to run the camp is provided, and the coach to player ratio is kept close to 8:1. The number of participants depends on the size of the gym.

Each session focuses on a specific shot taught in the QuickStart method. The sessions are broken down into an intro activity, fitness component, lesson focus, and games. The camp uses stations to ensure that kids are moving the whole time and are not standing in line.

All Instructors and Site Directors have attended a QuickStart Tennis training session and have submitted to a background check prior to starting work

Meadowlark Elementary
Activity # 8045-A 8046-A
Age K-3rd 4th-5th
Times 2:35pm – 3:20pm 3:20pm – 4:20pm
Date February 5 – 28th
Days Tuesdays & Thursdays
Cost $30 $35
Location Meadowlark Elementary Gym
Enrollment Min. 5 / Max. 25

 

Alkali Creek Elementary
Activity # 8045-B 8046-B
Age K-3rd 4th-5th
Times 4:15pm – 5:00pm 3:15pm – 4:15pm
Date February 5 – 28th
Days Tuesdays & Thursdays
Cost $30 $35
Location Alkali Creek Gym
Enrollment Min. 5 / Max. 25

 

Orchard Elementary
Activity # 8045-C 8046-C
Age K-3rd 4th-5th
Times 2:10pm – 2:55pm 2:55pm – 3:55pm
Date February 5 – 28th
Days Tuesday & Thursdays
Cost $30 $35
Location Orchard Elementary Gym
Enrollment Min. 5 / Max. 25