Advantage QuickStart – tennis customized for your child’s age and ability

Now kids can learn tennis more easily, rally faster, and develop a love of the game earlier. All with our expanded QuickStart program. We’ve added more classes and more chances to practice outside of class – like our Red Ball Rally Club, Orange Ball Team and Green Ball Team! Kids always play with appropriately-sized racquets and slower-bouncing balls. No experience or equipment necessary.

Here’s what kids love about Advantage QuickStart programs:
  • “Real tennis” sized for kids
  • Engaging games & drills keep everyone active & learning
  • Age-and level-appropriate competition
  • Tennis is fun from day one!
Here’s what parents like about Advantage QuickStart programs:
  • Expert instruction and a structured program
  • Thorough grounding in tennis fundamentals
  • Many convenient locations
  • Custom teaching method that is safer, smarter and more fun
  • See for yourself in this short video!


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.
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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! Find out more.

Columbia Prep School Gym 4 W. 93rd St., New York, NY 10025
Hunter College Lexington Ave., & 68th St., New York, NY 10065
Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club 450 W. 43rd St., New York, NY 10036
New York Tennis Club 3081 Harding Ave., Bronx, NY 10465
Roosevelt Island Racquet Club 281 Main St., Roosevelt Island, NY 10044
The Beacon School Gym 522 W 44th St., New York, NY 10036
United Nations International School (UNIS) 2450 FDR Drive, New York, NY 10010
75th Street Between 2nd & 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10021
To find out more, contact: Paul Fontana at or 646.884.9649

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 School Gym
To find out more, contact Paul Fontana at or 646.884.9649
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 for additional information.