Red Ball (Ages 6-7)

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IRC offers three levels of Red Ball clinics for players ages 6-7. Each program, regardless of level, will focus on fundamental skill development alongside elements of play depending on the players skill level. Tennis for 10 and under players is all about fitting tennis to kids’ age and physical size. The court size, racquet size, the balls, the scoring system, and even the net height have been modified to allow players to excel.

Court Size

36' Court. 2'9" Net Height.

Tennis Ball

*Red Felt or Red Foam balls.


Ages 4-5: Up to a 21" racquet.
Ages 6-7: Up to a 23" racquet.

*Red foam ball. Moves slower, bounces,lower and travels less distance.Red felt ball. Low bounce, low compression ball. 75% lower speed than a standard ball.
See time and dates for this clinic next session.

Red Ball 1

For beginning players that are new to the game or are on their way to becoming rock stars! Players will develop an athletic and tennis foundation in a fun environment.

  • No experience necessary.
  • Membership is not required for a players first Red Ball 1 session.*

Red Ball 1

DayTimeLocation Session 3 Member Cost
Sunday10:45-11:45 amIRC Dean $160
Tuesday4:00-5:00 pmIRC Dean $160
Tuesday5:15-6:15 pmIRC Dean $160
Thursday4:00-5:00 pmIRC Dean $160
Friday4:00-5:00 pmIRC Dean $160
Friday 5:15-6:15 pmIRC Dean $160
Saturday 9:00 -10:00 amIRC Dean $160
*Membership is required for future sessions or if a player is moved into a higher level program.

Red Ball 2

For players who meet all of the requirements of Red Ball 1 and are developing rally skills. Red Ball 2 players are able to:

  • Demonstrate strong coachability – listening, following directions, picking up balls, and bringing it in.
  • Sustain a minimum of a 15 shot, short-court rally with a coach, including at least 2 backhands.
  • Complete 25 solo, controlled “ups” with a bounce inside a service box and can consistently perform a trap-heave rally 10 times in a row with a peer.
  • Shadow a proper forehand and backhand groundstroke with a balanced follow through.
  • Properly toss a ball underhand – pocket, step, and toss. • Identify the parts of the court and racquet.
  • Demonstrate ready position, ready steps.
  • Membership is required.

Red Ball 2

DayTimeLocation Session 3 Member Cost
Tuesday5:15-6:15 pmIRC Dean $160
Saturday9:00-10:00 amIRC Dean $160

Red Ball 3

For players who meet all of the requirements of Red Ball 2 and are transitioning to a competitive environment. Red Ball 3 players are able to:

  • Sustain a minimum of a 25 shot, short-court rally with a coach, including at least 4 backhands.
  • Successfully serve from the baseline of a 36’ court (5 out of 10).
  • Demonstrate the unit turn, follow-through, split-step, & recovery.
  • Understand match scoring and etiquette.
  • Membership is required.

Red Ball 3

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