Juniors (Kids) Tennis Lessons in Mountlake Terrace
Yellow Ball Classes
Ages 11 – 18 (All Levels)
Court Size 78′
In Yellow Ball, coaches introduce basic positioning and tactics for both singles and doubles play.
Students graduate to playing with higher-bouncing, regulation tennis balls.
Further attention is given to proper footwork and stroke production.
Cooperative and competitive drills and practice games prepare students for potential USTA tournament play.
Green Ball Classes
Ages 7 – 10 (Intermediate)
Court Size 78′
In Green Ball, participants will further develop the fundamental skills covered in Red Ball and Orange Ball: agility, throwing, catching, kicking, ball striking, team-building, and balance.
Players gain increased skill and confidence in rallying, consistency, scoring and positioning.
Cooperative and competitive drills and games prepare students for match play.
Orange Ball Classes
Ages 7 – 10 (Beginner to Intermediate)
Court Size 60′
Racket 21″ – 23″
In Orange Ball, participants will further develop the fundamental skills covered in Red Ball 1 & 2: agility, throwing, catching, kicking, ball striking, team-building, and balance.
In addition, players gain skill and confidence in stroke production, rallying and consistency.
We introduce the basics of scoring and positioning for match play.
Red Ball Classes
Ages 6 – 7 (Intermediate)
Court Size 36′
Racket 17″ – 19″
In Red Ball, students will further develop the fundamental skills covered in Foam Ball: agility, throwing, catching, kicking, ball striking, team-building, and balance.
In addition, we introduce more specific tennis movement, coordination, footwork, and stroke production.
Students gain familiarity with rallying in preparation for match play.
Foam Ball Classes
Ages 4 – 5 (All Levels)
Court Size 36′
Racket 17″ – 19″
Foam Ball 1 emphasizes complete athletic development as a solid foundation for not only tennis, but all sports.
Players will participate in fun, game-based training in agility, throwing, catching, kicking, ball striking, team-building, and balance.
Students will gain familiarity with racquets, courts, and the movement coordination to build basic tennis strokes.
High Performance Youth Tennis Lessons
Yellow Ball High Performance Classes
Ages 11 – 19 (Advanced – Coach Approval Required)
Yellow Ball High Performance clinics are designed for young players who are currently competing in USTA tournaments.
In this clinic, students learn to recognize and employ singles patterns as well as doubles tactics and formations.
articipants adhere to a tournament schedule developed in coordination with the coaching staff.
Coaches attend students’ tournaments, providing real-time analysis and feedback to help each player reach his or her full potential.
Green Ball High Performance Classes
Ages 7 – 10 (Advanced – Coach Approval Required)
Green Ball High Performance clinics are designed for young players who are currently competing in USTA tournaments.
In this clinic, students learn singles pattern development as well as doubles tactics development.
The use of green balls encourages explosive footwork and early racquet preparation.
Participants adhere to a tournament schedule developed in coordination with the coaching staff.
Coaches attend students’ tournaments to provide real-time analysis and feedback to help each player progress.
About Basha Tennis
Our goal is to help you become the kind of tennis player you want to be. We want to know what your specific tennis goals are and how we can best help you accomplish them.
Our Coaching Philosophy
Tennis is highly complex and demanding, requiring its athletes to bring an elite level of athleticism, intelligence, fitness, and mental discipline in order to be competitive at the upper echelons of the sport.
It is our goal to inspire an ethic of hard work and intensity and a passion for the sport, within which we intentionally guide each player to develop an understanding of how to capitalize on their unique strengths while also edifying their weaknesses.
We teach our players how to analyze a situation and select correct strategic choices, as well as how to execute under pressure.
As strategy, technical ability, mental toughness, and fitness all go hand in hand, we plan to incorporate a blend of drilling, situational point play, and supervised set and tournament play to develop versatile players that can withstand the rigors of competition.
It is here that we equip our players with the physical and mental tools necessary to handle the adversity they face every time they step out onto the court.
Key Components of Our High Performance Program
Player / Coach Ratio
If we cancel a session for any reason, we provide a make-up.
Video: The Basha Tennis Instructional Process
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Josh is one of the best tennis coaches I've ever trained with. Rarely can a coach train students with a combination of drive, patience and kindness and Josh has perfected this.
My two children have been taking lessons with Basha at Forrest Crest for six months and recently shared that they learn a lot more and have more fun here than at the “other” tennis center.
This tennis facility is simply the best. Be warned, there are no frills here. The courts are not heated so they are chilly. Change rooms are simple and plain. It’s all about the tennis here.
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“Tennis is mostly mental. You win or lose the match before you even go out there.”
– Venus Williams