Red Ball Kids: (ages 4-5) Focus is on developing the ABCs (agility, balance and coordination) and introducing tennis FUNdementals. Through engaging activities, players will develop skills needed to get them ready to rally. Use of red felt and foam balls on 36 ft court. Racquet size 19-21 inches. For ages 4-5 years old.
Red Ball CLUB: (ages 6-8) Players continue to develop athletic skills for tennis. Engaging partner activities and games are designed to build a player’s foundation in all the basic strokes. Basic rallying, serving and scoring skills are introduced. Players will be grouped by age/ability within each class program. Use of red felt and orange felt balls on 36 ft court. Racquet size 19-23 inches. For ages 6-8 years old.
Pro Admit Orange Ball Club: (ages 7-10) For players ages 7-10 years old who are transitioning from red ball experience and ready to play on the 60 ft court. Players will be grouped by ability/age within each class program and continue to build athletic skills. Tennis activities and games will focus on developing ground stroke consistency, serve direction and transitioning to the net. Players are encouraged to participate in Play Days and Entry Level Tournaments. Orange & Green Dot balls/60 ft court/Racquet size 23-25 inches. (Pro-Admit by Nelson Nguyen for 7-10 year olds who are ready to progress from red ball to orange ball on 60 ft court)
Big Shots: (ages 9-12) This is designed for beginning players or those with limited tennis experience. Focus is on developing ABCs for tennis and learning to rally. With cooperative partner activities players will develop skills and make new tennis friends! Red balls used to facilitate ability to serve, rally and score quickly. Orange & Green Dot balls introduced as players progress. Racquet size 23-25 inches. For players ages 9-12 years old.
Winners: (ages 9-12) For players transitioning from Big Shots program. (Players should have completed a session of Big Shots and have coach recommend when to promote to Winners.) Partner activities and games are designed to build a player’s foundation in all tennis strokes and develop rally, serve and scoring skills to prepare them for match play on the 60 foot court.
Middle School Beginners: (Grades 6-8) A one hour clinic for middle school players looking to learn tennis or perhaps have only had limited exposure and want to develop the fundamentals of tennis in a fun environment.
Middle School Level 1: (Grades 6-8) This 90 min class is for Middle School players in grades 6-8 who have developed the rally skills and can demonstrate forehand and backhand with understanding of the preparation and follow through. Players should know the different lines and areas of the 78’ court.
Middle School Level 2: (Grades 6-8) This 90 min clinic is for Middle School players in grades 6-8 who are on JV or Varsity MS teams or have some match play experience and can successfully serve 9 out of 15. This class will consist of instruction, point play and fun and engaging drills and games that will motivate players! Players are encouraged to participate in twice a week clinics and USTA tournaments or match play nights.
Pro Admit Middle School Level 3: (Grades 6-8) Advanced MS clinic for Varsity MS players or players will tournament and match play experience. Class will consist of instructional drills, point play and match play. This is a pro-admit (Rick and/or PA) class. Players should be able to demonstrate stroke dependability, directional control, volley skills and footwork efficiency. Players should have tournament experience and understanding of all court tactics. Players should participate in twice a week clinics and tournament play.
Middle School League: (Grades 6-8) Players should be able to rally and serve and know the different lines and areas on the court. This is an ideal match play experience for MS Clinic players in level 1 and level 2 clinics. This is a fun, stress free environment and a fun way to get match play experience!
High School Level 1: (Grades 9-12) A one hour clinic for high school players who have had little clinic experience with the sport and want to strengthen their fundamental skills. Players should be able to demonstrate rally skills and should know the different areas and lines on the court. (Players who are on or were on their Freshman HS team would fit great in this class)
High School Level 2: (Grades 9-12) Advanced Intermediate level players on Varsity and Junior Varsity HS teams and have tournament and match play experience. Players are encouraged to participate in twice a week clinics and USTA tournaments. Players in this class must have tournament experience and/or HS match experience.
Pro Admit *High School High Performance: (Grades 9-12) A two hour clinic for Varsity level HS players. Clinic will use fun drills, games, point play and match play to engage players and will be fast paced and high energy! Players must have tournament experience and be committed to year-round tennis and play in two or more clinics per week. (Pro-Admit by Coach)
Pro Admit *High School Super Group: (Grades 9-12) A two-hour clinic for year-round committed players with tournament and match play experience. Players should be committed to year-round tennis, participate in twice a week clinics or more and participate in USTA tournaments. The class will use mental sessions and match play to help players bring their game to the next level! (Pro-Admit PA Nilhagen)
JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS & SPECIAL MATCH PLAY NIGHTS: Please be sure to check the website & PATC bulletin board for special events for juniors! Many fun and exciting events will be coming this fall and winter!
Adult Beginner Clinic: For beginner tennis players with little or no tennis experience. The class will focus on fundamentals and basic stroke production. Clinic will consist of instruction, drills and point play.
Ladies 3.0-3.5 Clinic: For 3.0-3.5 (Intermediate) level players. This 90 min class will include stroke production, drilling and exciting games designed to work on the “focus” of each weekly clinic.
Ladies 3.5-4.0 Clinic: For 3.5-4.0 (Intermediate-Adv. Intermediate) level players. The instructor will lead this 90 min clinic of movement, drills and point play.
Ladies 4.0 Clinic: For Advanced level players (4.0). This 2 hour clinic will be fast paced and include drills and competitive point play.
Men’s 3.0-3.5 Clinic: For Intermediate level players. This 90 min clinic will consist of fun and engaging drills and competitive point play.
Men’s 3.5-4.0 Clinic: For Adv. Intermediate- Advanced level players. The instructor will lead this 90 min class of movement, drills and competitive point play that will have players moving from beginning to end of each class! High energy clinic for 3.5-4.0 players.
Men’s 4.0 Clinic: For advanced level players. This 90 min clinic will have competitive drills and point play. Questions regarding placement should be directed to Kurt Ehrhardt.
Men’s 55 & Older Clinic: This clinic is designed for players 55 & above that play at a 3.5 level or above. The clinic will focus on strategies for those 55 & above.
Men’s Breakfast Club: This Saturday morning match play is very popular! This match play is Sat 8-9:30am and players wanting to sign up weekly should text Rick Witsken (317) 372-1656 by 10am on the Friday morning to sign up for the following days (Sat) matches.
Adult Co-Ed Cardio Tennis: Cardio tennis is a fast paced, high energy 90 min class that incorporates the best features of tennis combined with cardiovascular exercise to deliver the ultimate full body, calorie burning workout!
CIWITL Team Practices: These are team practices for the CIWITL League teams. Each clinic will be for the team based on level. There will be a CIWITL 3.5/4.0 Team Practice Clinic and a CIWITL 2.5/3.0 Team Practice Clinic. Members who are not on CIWITL can register for these based on the playing level. See Rick Witsken for placement. A $25.00 CIWITL fee is required for players to participate and be rostered on our CIWITL teams.
Please be sure to check the club for special events, leagues, tournaments and pickleball events that may have sign ups. Information for special events can be found on the bulletin board at PATC and sign-ups are at the sign-up table located near the front desk in the lobby.