Junior Tennis 12 & Under

Let the professionals at Penn Oaks help your children grow to love the game of tennis!

The Penn Oaks Junior Tennis 12 & Under Development Program presents the best tennis environment and instruction for players 12 and under through high school using the following guidelines:
  • Courts are smaller and easier to cover
  • Three levels of tennis balls for kids 8 and under and 9 to 12 years old
  • Balls bounce lower and move slower through the air, making them easier to hit as the ball bounces into their comfort zones
  • Racquets sized for small hands that are easier to grip and swing
  • New scoring rules that allow for more and shorter matches
  • Players will transition to the bigger court with more confidence
  • For the older players emphasis will continue on mastering all strokes, add conditioning and match play strategies

Watch an overview of PO Junior Development Program, Provided by USTA.

Junior Memberships


Registration Information   Registration open for Session #3.

Please download the form, print and complete the required information and bring it, along with payment (cash or check) to our club or mail to Penn Oaks Tennis & Fitness Club 56 Penn Oaks Drive, West Chester, PA 19382.



Clinic Schedule…….      CASH OR CHECK ONLY FOR PAYMENT

All clinics are available during the following 8 week session dates:

  • September 5 – October 30
  • October 31 – December 25*
  • January 2 – February 26
  • February 27 – April 23
  • April 23 – June 18
                                     *Classes on 12/25 should be taken by 12/24 or make up date on 12/26 or 12/27 – time TBD.

Session: 8 classes, once a week = $240  Drop -In $32.5 Non-Members: 8 classes, once a week = $260  Drop-In $35

For Members attend more, save more!  2 classes per week = $350; unlimited classes per week = $500.

Length: 1 hour

Hot Shots Ages 5-8

A beginning program designed to introduce young players to the game of tennis in a fun and exciting format! Drills and games are combined to help develop hand-eye coordination and balance while learning the basic strokes of tennis. The red balls bounce lower and travel less distance which allows the child to have proper swing technique with the ball bouncing into their comfort zones.  The court is smaller – 36’x 8′ and the net is 3″ lower.  Students use racquet sizes up to 23″.

Classes Offered
Monday: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Friday: 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Session: 8 classes, once a week = $360 Drop-In $50 Non-Members: 8 classes, once a week = $400  Drop-In $55

For Members attend more, save more! 2 classes/week = $600 Unlimited classes over the 8 weeks only $800!

Length: 1.5 hours

Hot Shot Elites Ages 8-12

Students will learn all of the strokes in tennis, learn to rally and play out points. For students 8-12 who are new to the game, beginner instruction will be tailored to develop forehands, backhands, volley, overheads, serves and learn match scoring.   For students who have progressed from Hot Shots more focus will be placed on developing strokes by introducing top spin, back spin and ball placement. Students will also learn basic strategies for doubles play vs. singles play. Students may start out with the orange ball (low compression ball which bounces a little faster than the red ball) then progress to the green dot ball (yellow ball with a green dot which is slower and lower bouncing than the yellow ball). Racquet sizes up to 26″ are used. The court size is still smaller at 60’x 21′ for the orange ball players.  The goal is to transition our students into the  Tournament Training Clinic, as well as start them in Match Play.

Recommended Match Play: Saturday 3:00 – 5:00 pm $25.  Email Johnathan Hodess at  pennoaksfit@gmail.com to be added to the match play list.  

Classes Offered
Tuesday: 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Thursday: 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Friday: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Sunday 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Pay as Play Weekly $25     Match Play starts September 16, 2017.

Length: 1.0 hours

Ladder Match Play

As long as your child is signed up for one weekly tennis clinic, your Jr Player is welcome to join us every Saturday for a series of singles matches.  This extra program is highly recommended to all of our junior players who aspire to either be USTA Tournament players or High School tennis team players.  Matches will be played best of 3 sets starting at 2-2 in the first & second sets, no ad scoring at deuce, and the 10 point match tiebreak for the third set if needed.  Matches will be played with the orange ball or green dot depending on your childs level of play.   All matches are scheduled for no longer than one hour.   Saturday match play starts September 16th.

You do not have to commit to every Saturday.  If you are interested in being on the weekly mailing list, please email Jonathan at pennoaksfit@gmail.com. Every week an invite will be sent out and matches will be setup for the first 8 who RSVP.

Classes Offered
Saturday: 3:00 - 5:00 pm