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Portland Tennis Center324 NE 12th Ave Portland, OR 97212
We're sorry, but this activity is over. The last meeting was Saturday, September 28, 2019.
Level: Beginner-Advanced Beginner, Ball Type: Foam, Orange and Green Dot. Court Size: 60'
Bronze 8-11 is the beginning - advanced beginning level of the Portland Tennis Center's Junior Development Pathway for older Elementary School athletes ages 8-11. This class is a ton of fun, with a lot of athletic movement, and high energy instruction from our USPTA/USPTR Certified Tennis Professionals. This class runs in monthly sessions and meets twice a week on Monday & Wednesday and is specifically designed for students to learn the game of tennis through simplified stroke demonstrations, athletic footwork, hand eye coordination drills, fun games and lots of noncompetitive tennis play to develop the entire athlete. Players will learn the fundamentals of tennis such as; Serve, Forehand, Backhand, Volleys, Overhead, Tennis rules and scoring, Court lines/Court areas and basic rallying skills. As players develop, coaches will separate beginners from advanced beginners to introduce basic singles and doubles positioning, return of serve, more movement and stroke development to prepare each player for Silver 1 that will include recreational match play.
Player graduation is approximately 6-12 months and Pro approval is REQUIRED to move to the next level of development.
Player pathway development criteria is posted online at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/683002 or posted in the PTC lobby. If you have any questions about the junior programs, please call PTC @ 503-823-3189 or contact PTC Tennis Coordinator Bret Bowers by email: Bret.Bowers@PortlandOregon.gov
Class held at PTC
Please Remember: No Classes on September 14th due to Junior Tournament
Note: If needed, Racquets are available at PTC
Thank You, PTC Management
We offer a free monthly assessment for first time registrants if you have questions. Please call 503-823-3189 to see when we can schedule a free assessment if you are not sure which class to register for.
4. Youth (School Age/ 5yrs - 17yrs)
Class held at PTC