Program Descriptions

A variety of classes for those of all skill levels.

The best thing about tennis is that it grows with you, with a wide array of racquets, balls and courts to match your level of play and athleticism. This allows you to play your game your way – from your first time out until deep into retirement.

Ball Level Descriptions

Ball Level Progressions

National Tennis Ratings Program

Red Ball

This program introduces the foundational skills of tennis with an oversize low-compression ball. Players will build tennis specific skills (agility, balance, coordination and speed) needed for long-term athletic development. At the end of the red ball program, players will have the beginning foundational skills necessary to serve, rally, and keep score.

Red Ball is for Ages 6-10
Beginner & Advanced Beginner

Orange Ball

This is the follow up program to Red Ball. Players will learn to maintain a rally when receiving more challenging shots, serve with improved placement, approach the net, and place volleys.

Orange Ball is for Ages 6-10
Beginner & Advanced Beginner

Green Ball

More advanced and improved serve, rally, score, and play at net in singles and doubles on a regulation sized court with a low-compression transition ball. Technique, footwork, appropriate grip and tactics are one of the main challenges in match play and with that being improved, the player is more likely to advance to the next level.

Green Ball is for Ages 8-11
Advanced Beginner & Intermediate

Beginner / Intermediate

Players participate in drills and games that will provide a great workout while inspiring them to learn and love our favorite game. This class teaches advanced motor skills, coordination, tennis strokes, court awareness, and incorporates fun games. It also introduces them to point play, scoring, and basic strategy.

Beginner is for Ages 12-18
Beginner & Intermediate


Dedicated tournament players. Classes address all areas from fitness, conditioning and mental toughness to point play, live ball drilling, play patterns, match play and technique adjustments. Participants learn to incorporate power and different spins into their shot making. Shot patterns, proper footwork, offensive and defensive strategy will improve through drilling as well as supervised match play. Participants must understand rules and etiquette for match play, as this is a large aspect of our program.


Clinics will focus on proper technique, rally skills, and point play. The goal will be to provide a strong foundation to build upon.

Adult is for Ages 18+
Advanced Beginner & Intermediate

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San Dieguito Tennis Club
1414 Tennis Club Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024