Nemours Family Zone

The Nemours Family Zone is THE place for children, parents, and grandparents to learn and develop their tennis skills. Youth programs on the 36 ft and 60 ft. courts are committed to developing the athlete, player, and person in a dynamic environment.  Through a progressive pathway, players will be challenged to reach their full potential and most importantly, have FUN and develop a passion for tennis.  Adult and Adult/Child programs on the Family Zone courts offer the opportunity for families to enjoy the great sport of tennis together.


Family Time (ages 3-4, Adult/Child)

Interactive adult and child playtime that introduces fundamental athletic, movement skills for tennis and all sports.  Parents/Adults – bring your tennis shoes – we want you to join in the fun on court!  Use of red felt and red foam balls on 36 ft. court. Racquet size: 17-19 inches   
Fall 1 2019 (8/19-10/20) 


Red Ball Big Kids (ages 4-6)

Players will develop skills to lay the foundation for serve, rally, and score. Tennis FUNdamentals are the focus. Through engaging activities, players will develop sending, receiving and racquet handling skills as well as their ABCs (agility, balance, coordination). Use of Red Ball on the 36 ft courts.  Racquet size: 17-21 inches 
Fall 1 2019 (8/19-10/20)


Red Ball Club (Ages 6-8)

Players will develop basic serve, rally, and score skills. Engaging partner activities and games are designed to build a player’s foundation in all tennis strokes and continue to develop athletic skills for tennis. Players will be grouped by age/ability within each program. Use of red balls on 36 ft. court.  Racquet size: 19-23 inches  
Fall 1 2019 (8/19-10/20)


Red Ball Plus (Ages 7-8)

For players progressing from Red Ball Club and have demonstrated basic serve, rally, and score competencies. Players will develop skills to play from all areas of the 36 ft. red ball court. Focus is on developing a strong technical foundation for a complete game and further improving use of spin, direction, and tactics. Players are encouraged to participate in Team Challenges, and other Red Ball play opportunities. Coach approval required for registration. Use of red balls on the 36 ft. court. Racquet Size: 19-23 inches. 
Fall 1 2019 (8/19-10/20)


Red Ball Performance (Ages 9+)

For players who are excelling wiht basic serve, rally, and score skills. This class puts additional emphasis on technical development while further improving accuracy, spins, and basic tactics. This class will introduce the 60 ft. court as a way to transition players into the next level. Players are encouraged to participate in Red Ball Competitions (Team Challenges, Level 8 tournaments). Play is with red and orange balls. Raquet side: 21-25 inches. Coach approval required for registration. 
For registration, contact Coach Rita - Rita.Gladstone@usta.com


Big Shots (Ages 9-10)  

This is designed for beginning players or those with limited tennis experience. Players will develop basic serve, rally, and score skills. Engaging partner activities and games are designed to build a player's foundation in all the tennis strokes and continue to develop athletic skills for tennis. Use of red ball on the 60 ft. courts. Racquet size: 23-25 inches  
 Fall 1 2019 (8/19-10/20)


Big Shots Plus (Ages 9-10)  

For players transitioning from Big Shots program. Players will further develop serve, rally, and score skills to make the transition to 60 ft. courts and Orange Ball Club. Focus is on improving technique in all strokes as well as building athletic skills for tennis. Use of red and orange balls on 60 ft court. Racquet size: 23-25 inches   
 Fall 1 2019 (8/19-10/20)


Orange Ball Club (Ages 8-10)

For players transitioning from Red Ball Plus or Big Shots programs. Players will further develop skills needed for groundstrokes, serves, and net play on the 60 ft court. Use of spin, consistency, and transition skill are a focus. Participation in Orange Ball play opportunities is encouraged. Use of orange ball on the 60 ft court. Racquet size: 23-25 inches   
Fall 1 2019 (8/19-10/20)


Orange Ball Plus (Ages 8-10)

For players with more advanced serve, rally, and score competencies. Players are participating in Junior Team Tennis, Match Play, and/or entry level Orange Ball tournaments. Players will develop more advanced technique and tactics on the orange court. Coach approval required for registration. Use of orange ball on the 60 ft court. Racquet size: 23-25 inches  
Fall 1 2019 (8/19-10/20)


Orange Ball Performance (Ages 10 and under)

Designed for players who are excelling with orange fundamentals and have competed in at least one Orange Ball Level 7 tournament on the USTA Florida Youth Pathway. This class will prepare players for transition to a full court using green balls. Players will further develop net transition skills, techniques, as well as singles and doubles tactics. Play is with orange and green balls on a 78 ft. court. Racquet size: 25-27 inches. Coach approval required for registration. 
For registration, contact Coach Rita - Rita.Gladstone@usta.com


Orange Ball Match Play (Ages 8-10) - Friday, August 30, and September 13, 2019

Match Play sessions are designed to complement instructional programs and will focus on developing players competitive skills in both singles and doubles play. Coaches will provide feedback during play and develop players ability to apply technique, strategy, and tactics for competition. Ability to serve, rally and score on the orange court is required.
DROPIN HERE   *Match Play will become available on August 23, 2019


Orange Ball Team Challenge (Ages 8-10) - Friday, October 18, 2019

An introduction to competition on the 60" orange court.  Focus is on teamwork and skill development in a fun, social environment.  Players should be able to sustain a rally on the orange court.
DROPIN HERE *Team Challenge will become available on October 11, 2019


Big Shots Team Challenge Series (Ages 9-10)

The Team Challenge Series gives players an opportunity to build on their weekly instruction.  Players will be introduced to match play in positive, team environment with the support of the National Campus coaches. Rain makeup day is on October 11. Register for full class session or dropin available.
Fall 1 2019 (9/20-10/4) or DROPIN HERE * Team Challenge Series will become available for individual class dropins on September 13, 2019

Red Ball Team Challenge (Ages 5-8) - Friday, October 11 and 18, 2019

An introductory competitive play experience with a focus on teamwork and skill development in a fun, social environment.
DROPIN HERE  *Team Challenge Series will become available for individual class dropins on October 4, 2019

USTA Florida Sanctioned Tournaments

Registration will be available on Tennislink

Friday, September 6th: Orange Ball Level 7- 5:30pm-8:00pm

Friday, September 13th: Red Ball Level 9 - 5:30pm-7:00pm

Sunday, October 20th: Orange Ball Level 8- 5:30pm-8:00pm

Tournament Director- Rita Gladstone, for questions please email Rita.gladstone@usta.com 

For additional information please contact us at nationalcampusprograms@usta.com or call 407-675-2504