The Academy

The OKC Tennis Center has recently assembled a new team of top-level USPTA Teaching Professionals to run the OKC Tennis Center Academy. We are proud to announce that we have the most experienced group of coaches in all of Oklahoma City. Together, the Academy has compiled a total of 41 National Titles, 250 Missouri Valley Titles, and countless state championships.

The program is designed for the junior player who aspires to take his or her tennis career beyond the level of recreation. Players are required to commit to extensive training standards and highly structured drill formats year round. Coaches stress the importance of player's attendance, effort, and attitude in order for success. At the top levels, Academy players understand the tournament system and are frequently traveling to compete in USTA events.

Starting as early as 5 years old, players are taken through our development program where we instill our core values and follow the USTA guides for youth progression. Similar to other youth sports such as T-ball and soccer, USTA uses different levels of balls, rackets, and courts which allows juniors to learn the fundamentals while also playing in a fun environment. The OKC Tennis Center is one of the few facilities in the region that offers all youth sized courts.

Class information is below. For more information or questions about our Academy program, please speak with any of our six teaching professionals.

Red Ball
Ages 5-8
The goal of this class is to create an overall fun experience where juniors learn to love the game of tennis. Players are taught the proper fundamentals by being introduced with slower, softer balls. Juniors play on 36ft. courts specifically designed for this age group.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 - 7:00 pm
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Orange Ball
Ages 7-10
This class is designed for beginner to intermediate juniors who are looking to improve their skills. The program is designed to teach players the importance of consistency, proper technique, and games in a fun environment. We recommend players compete in the USTA Orange Circuit and take regular private lessons with our staff.
Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:30 pm
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Green Ball
Ages 10-12
Our Green Ball program is designed for intermediate juniors who are looking to compete and progress their game. This class focuses on teaching and reinforcing forehands, backhands, volleys and serves. Players begin to play matches in a fun and positive environment with the help of our skilled coaches. We strongly recommend players to compete in the USTA Challenger circuit and take private lessons with our staff.
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 - 7:30 pm
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Yellow Ball
Ages 13-18
This program consists of intermediate and advanced junior players who are competing in the USTA Circuit or high school tournaments. The class is designed to teach tactics, mental toughness and stamina. We also reinforce several aspects of the game including technique and consistency.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 4:30 - 6:00 pm
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High Performance
Ages 13-18
Our HP class consists of highly advanced junior USTA players who are fully committed to improving their game. This program concentrates on technique, attitude and stamina. Rigorous conditioning and match play are a daily part of this program. Players in this program will spend countless hours on and off the court working to improve their game. To enter the HP class, you must have a high national ranking and an evaluation with the Academy coaches. Staff approval is required.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 4:00 - 6:30 pm
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