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Summer Days at the Riding Center

Rider’s enjoying the shade trees on hot summer days.

New Tennis Backboard Installed

Our tennis backboard, with regulation net markings, is now available to help you improve your game. Special thanks to MaryBeth Bowman for acquiring this backboard through a grant, and to her family for installing it in record high heat!
Sign-up for tennis classes on our newly renovated courts
The Barrington Area Tennis Association (BATA) provides tennis lessons and leagues for children and adults.

2018 Summer Tennis Programs

Tennis Anyone? Tennis Classes for all age groups and skills. Youth Classes run in four separate sessions from June 2nd until August 2nd.

For adults, there are classes available and drill and play sessions where sign up is on a week to week basis!

The tennis courts are located at Countryside Elementary School, 205 W. County Line Road, Barrington Hills

 

Youth Programs

Session #1 June 4-22

Session #2 June 25-28* One-week camp

Session #3 July 9-27

Session #4 July 30-August 2* One-week camp

 

AGES 5-8

BEGINNER
Introduction to tennis for kids with no previous experience. Emphasis is on hand-eye coordination, basic motor skills and having fun! Games that are tennis related will be used to introduce basic strokes & racquet skills using age appropriate equipment (Red Ball). Classes are taught on a 36’ court.

ADVANCED BEGINNER
This class is for kids that have some previous lesson experience. Emphasis is on further developing basic tennis & athletic skills and beginning stroke mechanics, racket coordination & footwork. Age appropriate equipment will be used (Red Ball). Classes are taught on a 36’ court.

SESSION 1 OR 3 $140

M/W 3:00-4:30pm or

T/Th 9:00-10:30am

SESSION 2 OR 4 $95 (*one week camps)

M/T/W/Th 9:00-10:30am or

M/T/W/Th 3:00-4:30pm

Register at Barringtontennis.com

 

AGES 9-11

BEGINNER/ADVANCED BEGINNER
Introduction to tennis for students with little or no previous lesson experience. Emphasis is on hand-eye coordination, basic strokes and racket skills. Age appropriate equipment will be used (Orange Ball). Classes taught on a 60’ court.

INTERMEDIATE
This class is for players who are continuing to develop their game and want to explore competition. Players should be able to maintain a short rally and have worked on a basic serve motion. Point play and strategy will be covered. Classes taught on a 60’ court (Orange ball) with possible transition to full court (Green/Yellow).

SESSION 1 OR 3 $140

M/W 3:00-4:30pm or

T/Th 9:00-10:30am

SESSION 2 OR 4 $95 (*one week camps)

M/T/W/Th 9:00-10:30am or

M/T/W/Th 3:00-4:30pm

Register at Barringtontennis.com

 

AGES 11-16

BEGINNER/ADVANCED BEGINNER
Students new to the game will be introduced to all the basic tennis skills. The focus is on hand/eye coordination, basic stroke mechanics, footwork and scoring/rules. Classes taught on a 78’ court (Yellow Ball).

INTERMEDIATE
Those players with an understanding of stroke mechanics are admitted to this class. Students enrolling in this class should be able to maintain a short rally and have experience working on their serve. Emphasis is on improving footwork, stroke technique and consistency. (Yellow Ball).

SESSION 1 OR 3 $140

M/W 1:30-3:00pm or

T/Th 10:30am-Noon

SESSION 2 OR 4 $95 (*one week camps)

M/T/W/Th 10:30am-Noon or

M/T/W/Th 1:30-3:00pm

Register at Barringtontennis.com

 

ADULT PROGRAM (Age 16+)

USTA Start/Re-Start Adult Tennis
Whether you’ve never held a racquet or have not played in years, the USTA offers the tennis program for you. The Start/ReStart Tennis program introduces new adult players and welcomes back past players at the beginner level. This program teaches technique, builds skill, and gets you ready for the next step of your tennis game.

Six (6) classes for a total of nine (9) hours of instruction/play. $140

Session Day Dates Time Min/Max Session 1 Wed 6/6-7/18 (no class 7/4) 5:30-7:00pm 4/8

Register at Barringtontennis.com

 

Adult Drill & Play Clinics
Drill and Play is a 90-minute program for advanced beginners to intermediate players. The first hour is a series of fast-paced drills focusing on forehand, backhand, volley, overhead, serve and doubles strategy. 30-minutes of match play follows with our coaches matching up players, based on playing levels, for doubles play.

You will get a great workout!

No need to commit to an entire session.

Sign up is on a week to week basis.

$20/clinic

$160/10-time punchcard (save 20%)

Session Day Dates Time Min/Max Summer Mon 6/5-9/25 9:00-10:30am 3/16

Email marybeth@barringtontennis.com

Register at Barringtontennis.com

Butterfly Garden at the Riding Center

Thank you Citizens for Conservation for your generous donation of native plants to create our first-ever butterfly garden at the Riding Center!