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Tennis

General Information

Kids, Incorporated and the Alex O'Brien Foundation are excited to announce that they are teaming up to provide tennis at an affordable cost to the children and families of the Texas Panhandle! The registration fee is $50. This includes 4 program dates, a shirt, a new tennis racket, and an end-of-year medal.

Parent volunteers are vital to the success of this program. Please let us know if you are willing to help with scorekeeping, coaching, and volunteering to help with games.

Spring Tennis

All equipment will be provided at each training session. Kids, Incorporated tennis will focus on teaching the basics of the sport to children.
Beginners are taught the following tennis skills using fun, game-like format:
           • Proper racket techniques              
           • Serve and volley instruction
           • Scoring and court etiquette 
Team Tournament Players (Intermediate/Advanced) are separated into small teams. The team coach or parent volunteer will help the team with individual skills, gameplay, and tournament format. The last two Saturday sessions will include tournament-style competition among the teams. Before registering for the advanced program, please be sure your child is able to complete a drop serve over the net from the tennis baseline.

The Alex O'Brien Foundation's goal is to demonstrate that tennis is not a country club sport, but something anyone can learn to play and enjoy. 

Training groups will be formed in the following groups:

Beginners:
       • Kindergarten - 1st Grade  9:00am - 10:00am      
       • 2nd Grade - 3rd Grade 10:15 am - 11:15 am
       • 4th Grade - 5th Grade- 6th Grade 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Team Tournament Players:

All Intermediate/Advanced Players - 11:30 - 12:30

Learn to Play Sessions are held at the Amarillo National Tennis Center, located on the corner of John Stiff Memorial Park.

2019 Session Dates are Saturday's: March 30th, April 6th, April 13th, April 27th

Tennis Resources

Alex O'Brien Foundation
For more information about our tennis partnership and to view upcoming events.

Amarillo Area Tennis Association
For local Junior Team Tennis, Play Days, tournaments, events, and places to play locally.

Youth Tennis 
For all info on equipment, court sizes, etc. 

USTA Texas
For the Texas 10 and Under Rules and Tournament Process

proof of eligibility

NOTICE TO ALL PARENTS/GUARDIANSAt any time prior to, or during the season, Kids, Incorporated may request proof of eligibility (grade and/or age) for any participant.
Effective May 23, 2018 

USTA Texas NJTL Chapter of the Year

We are honored to announce our program has received the USTA Texas NJTL Chapter of the Year Award. Read the official press release here.