Youth Tennis Programming

The 2018 Billings Parks and Recreation Summer Tennis Program kicks off June 4th with a summer of tennis learning and fun . Once again, the program’s goal is to provide tennis activities for all ages and ability levels. Novice and Intermediate Youth will include lesson groups, fundamental training, and game play. Each group, determined by age, is conducted over 4 weeks in a session.

All lessons follow the United States Tennis Association (USTA) 10 & Under Tennis and USTA’s Net Generation guidelines. In order to ensure proper racquet control and skill development, young players should select racquets that are proportional to their size. For 8 & under, racquets should be 19-23 inches and for 10 & Under, racquets should be 23-25 inches. There will be two instructors per session. All lessons are coordinated by USPTA certified instructors and taught by Net Generation Certified coaches.

For more information about our Net Generation programs visit https://netgeneration.usta.com/us-en/home.html

Lessons are Monday through Thursdays with optional Friday play days at Rose Park Tennis Courts from 9 – 10am for

10 & Under and 10 – 11am for 11 & older. All abilities are welcome.

 

Pioneer Park

Age Time June 4th – 29th July 9th – Aug 3rd ALL SESSIONS
8 & Under 8:00 – 9:00am 3001-A 3006-A 3021-A
10 & Under 9:00 – 10:00am 3002-A 3007-A 3022-A
Beginner/Intermediate
11+ 10:30 – 11:30am 3004-A 3009-A 3024-A
Beginner
11+ 11:30am – 12:30pm 3005-A 3010-A 3025-A
Intermediate
Cost $80 $80 $150
Location Pioneer Park Tennis Courts

 

Rose Park

Age Time June 4th – 29th July 9th – Aug 3rd ALL SESSIONS
8 & Under 8:00 – 9:00am 3001-B 3006-B 3021-B
10 & Under 9:00 – 10:00am 3002-B 3007-B 3022-B
Beginner/Intermediate
11+ 10:30 – 11:30am 3004-B 3009-B 3024-B
Beginner
11+ 11:30am – 12:30pm 3005-B 3010-B 3025-B
Intermediate
Cost $80 $80 $150
Location Rose Park Tennis Courts

 

Castle Rock Park

Age Time June 4th – 29th July 9th – Aug 3rd ALL SESSIONS
8 & Under 8:00 – 9:00am 3001-C 3006-C 3021-C
10 & Under 9:00 – 10:00am 3002-C 3007-C 3022-C
Beginner/Intermediate
11+ 10:30 – 11:30am 3004-C 3009-C 3024-C
Beginner
11+ 11:30am – 12:30pm 3005-C 3010-C 3025-C
Intermediate
Cost $80 $80 $150
Location Castle Rock Park Tennis Courts

 

Evening Lessons

Children’s lessons are also held in the evening throughout the summer at Pioneer Park. Take advantage of this opportunity to enroll both you and your child at the same location. Sessions are Monday – Thursday.

Age Time June 4th – 29th July 9th – Aug 3rd ALL SESSIONS
10 & Under 5:30 – 6:30pm 3001-D 3006-D 3021-D
11 & Over 6:30 – 7:30pm 3004-D 3009-D 3024-D
Cost $80 $80 $150
Location Pioneer Park Tennis Courts

 

Intermediate to Advanced Lessons

The Parks and Recreation Intermediate to Advanced Tennis Program is designed for players beyond  beginner and early intermediate abilities who are looking to bring their skills to the next level with high performance training and play. This program will be run by USPTA trained professionals. The two groups will include the Future Stars Class for Elementary and Middle School aged players, and the All Stars Class for High School Players. The program will focus on Stroke Development, Tactics and Strategy, Fitness, Match Play, and the Mental Aspects of competitive play.  All lessons will be hosted at Pioneer Tennis Courts. Lessons are Monday through Thursdays with optional Friday match Days at Pioneer Park Tennis Courts from 9 – 11am.

Age Time June 4th – 29th July 9th – Aug 3rd ALL SESSIONS
Future Stars 9:30 – 11:00 3026-A 3026-B 3026-D
Elementary
Middle School
All Stars 11:00 – 12:30 3027-A 3027-B 3027-D
High School
Cost $185 $185 $355
Location Pioneer Park Tennis Courts

 

Junior Team Tennis

Why wait until high school to join a tennis team?  Billings Parks and Recreation brings

USTA ‘s Junior Team Tennis to the summer program. Junior Team Tennis brings together boys and girls, ages 6 to 18. To play singles, doubles and mixed doubles against other coed teams.  Register as an individual to be placed on a team, or create your own team. Beyond being fun and a great form of exercise, Junior Team Tennis is a competitive, level-based environment that promotes individual growth, social growth and life skills. All play will take place at Pioneer Park.  Players are encouraged to obtain a FREE USTA subscription prior to participating in the JTT events. Info to subscribe can be found at http://www.usta.com/createaccount.

Activity # 3080-A 3080-B 3080-C
Age 6 – 18 years
Date Event 1 Event 2 Event 3
June 15th July 2nd August 6th
Time 9am – 2pm
Cost $25 per event
Location Pioneer Park Tennis Courts

 

Red Ball Team Challenge

Join in on the fun with the Red Ball Team Challenge. An introduction to tennis competition focusing on team play, parent information, and character development. Competitive play experience for kids highlighting teamwork and skill development in a fun, social environment.

 

Activity # 3081-A 3081-B 3082-C
Age 4-8 years
Date Event 1 Event 2 Event 3
June 15th July 2nd August 6th
Time 9am – 11am
Cost $10 per event
Location Pioneer Park Tennis Courts

 

 

 

Non-Elimination Summer Junior Championships

Tennis players of ages 6-18 are encouraged to participate in the first ever Billings Parks and Recreation Non Elimination tournament. All age and ability level divisions in both singles and doubles will be offered.   Players will be guaranteed 3+ matches per event. Players are required to obtain a FREE USTA subscription prior to participating in the tournament. To subscribe visit http://www.usta.com/createaccount. Doubles events and divisions will be determined by number of participants. No partner required.  If a player wished to play with a specific partner please make a note upon registration.

Cost Date Location
Boys Singles $25 Pioneer
Boys Doubles $15 August Park
Girls Singles $25 9th – 10th Tennis
Girls Doubles $15 Courts
Boys 18 Singles Boys 16 Singles Boys 14 Singles Boys 12 Singles Girls 18 Singles Girls 16 Singles Girls 14 Singles Girls 12 Singles
3070-A 3070-B 3070-C 3070-D 3071-A 3071-B 3071-C 3071-D
Boys Doubles Girls Doubles Mixed Doubles Boys 12s Green Dot Girls 12s Green Dot Co-Ed 10 U Green Dot Co-ed 10 U Orange Dot Co-ed 8 U Red Dot
3072-A 3072-B 3072-C 3073-A 3073-B 3074-A 3075-A 3076-A