Our MPRC QuickStart & Junior Development Programs

Custom-designed for developing players!
Late starts welcome – all fees will be prorated

At MPRC, our junior programs are designed for kids ages 2 and up as well as recreational and tournament level junior players ages 11 and up. Our programs include games and instruction in tennis basics, technical and tactical instruction, practice, competition and special events.

Players receive exceptional coaching from some of the finest tennis professionals in the business, in an excellent indoor facility in the heart of Manhattan that’s easy to get to from just about anywhere! The program ensures your child will “get in the game” — starting early and continuing for a lifetime!

2016 & 2017 Dates & Tuition

2016 & 2017 QuickStart Program – for players age 3 and up

Advantage QuickStart Tennis is an easy, accessible way into tennis for kids– no equipment or experience needed. Just lots of fun from day one! Boys and girls play with age- and size-appropriate racquets on smaller courts using special, slow-bouncing balls. They learn from experienced professionals through non-competitive drills, games and instruction in tennis basics and fundamentals. Rates will be prorated for late starts.

It’s never too early to get in the game!

Now in its fifth full season, Advantage QuickStart unlocks your child’s tennis potential. The program offers young players three stages, named for the colors of the slower-bouncing balls we use: red, orange and green. Each delivers different accommodations—approved by the USTA and ITF—and challenges for players. For example, red stage boys and girls play on courts that are about 25% of regulation size, eventually moving to full-sized courts at the green stage.

See which of the 4 QuickStart stages is most appropriate for your child.

4 and Under
(Age: 3 – 4)
Red Ball Foam
(Age: 4 – 6)
Red Ball Felt
(Age: 5 – 8)
Orange Ball
(Age: 6 – 9)
Green Ball
(Age: 8 – 12)
Introduces the youngest players to tennis, developing body awareness, coordination and balance. Adult participation class.
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Teaches beginners basic hand-eye skills and basic racquet skills, and the concept of playing tennis. Student-teacher ratio of 4 to 1.
Players who can already hit the ball over the net consistently will learn technique for forehand, backhand, volley and serve. Student-teacher ratio of 4 to 1.
Students who can maintain an extended rally now learn intermediate stroke technique as well as how to play points, keep score and basic strategy. Student-teacher ratio of 5 to 1.
For boys and girls who can rally and place the ball with intention, play the ball in transition, move to the net and place the volley to win. Students must be able to execute the serve and hit the ball flat or with spin, and be on their way to understanding strategy and tactics. Student-teacher ratio of 5 to 1.

With QuickStart, players advance as they’re ready, so the whole experience remains engaging and encouraging, with new skills to learn at every stage!

4 and Under
Mondays and Fridays from 3-3:45PM, 4:00-5:00PM, 5:00-6:00PM

2016 Fall/Winter

Monday Classes: September 19 – January 30 (18 weeks).  No Classes Dec 19, Dec 26
Friday Classes: September 16 – February 3 (18 weeks).  No Classes Nov 25, Dec 23, Dec 30
2017 Winter/Spring Monday Classes:  February 6 – June 12 (18 weeks).  No Classes May 29
Friday Classes: February 10 – June 9 (18 weeks)
Rates Red Ball – 18 weeks-$828
Red Ball, Orange Ball, Green Ball, Yellow Ball
Mondays and Fridays from 3-4PM, 4-5PM or 5-6PM.
2016 Fall/Winter Monday Classes: September 19 – January 30 (18 weeks).
No Classes Dec 19, Dec 26
Friday Classes: September 16 – February 3 (18 weeks).
No Classes Nov 25, Dec 23, Dec 30
Rates
Red Ball – 18 weeks-$1,260
Orange Ball, Green Ball, Yellow Ball – 18 weeks-$1,584

To find out more, contact Joel Richmond at jrichmond@advantagetennisclubs.com or 646.884.9644. Or Gabe Slotnick at gslotnick@advantagetennisclubs.com or 212.594.0554.

2016 & 2017 Junior Development Program

Designed for both recreational and tournament level junior players ages 11 and up.
All levels. NTRP rated. Price includes instruction, court fee and tennis balls.

Yellow Ball
Mondays and Fridays from 3-4PM, 4-5PM or 5-6PM.
2016 Fall/Winter Monday Classes:  September 19 – January 30 (18 weeks).
No Classes Dec 19, Dec 26
Friday Classes:  September 16 – February 3 (18 weeks).
No Classes Nov 25, Dec 23, Dec 30
Rates
Yellow Ball – 18 weeks-$1,584

To find out more, contact Gabe Slotnick at gslotnick@advantagetennisclubs.com or 212.594.0554

Private Lessons

Private Lessons are available at all of our locations pending registration for our group classes.

Columbia Prep School Gym
Hunter College
Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club
Roosevelt Island Racquet Club
The Beacon School Gym
United Nations International Gym

To find out more, contact Gabe Slotnick at gslotnick@advantagetennisclubs.com or 212.594.0554
Junior Development Programs

Junior Development Programs are offered at Hunter College, Roosevelt Island Racquet Club, Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club and New York Tennis Club for boys and girls ages 11 years and older. Please contact Xavier Luna at xluna@advantagetennisclubs.com for additional information.