RCTA offers a comprehensive and connected series of programs for children 3 to 18 years, with entry points and pathways for all ages and skill levels. First Serve programs are geared toward beginner and intermediate levels for children 3 to 16. Our Junior Ace Program is for intermediate and advanced players ages 9 to 18.  We also have a Summer Camp which is open to all skill levels for players 4 to 14. Click on the program title for more details of each program.

First Serve Program

RCTA's Junior "First Serve" program is an introductory tennis program for children from 3 to 14 years old at the beginner to intermediate levels. These classes are for future recreational players. Emphasis is on fun and the basics of hitting a tennis ball over the net. There is focus on general movement and balance, in addition to tennis-specific skills. Classes are held after schools and on weekends in spring, summer and fall sessions. Cost depends on length of session: spring (8-weeks) is $280; summer & fall (6-weeks) is $210. See Schedule and Registration below for more details. Go here for First Serve Program schedules and registration.

Junior Ace Program

For players 9 to 16, with a strong interest in tennis and intermediate-to-advanced skill levels, we recommend our Junior Ace Program, which is a two-hour program, with 4 participants to a court. Go here for Junior Ace Program schedules and registration.

Summer Camp

In addition to offering a variety of weekly lessons for children 3 to 14 years old throughout the summer (visit Children's Group Lessons for the schedule), the RCTA partners with Riverside Park Conservancy to provide children ages 4 to 8 with a tennis camp experience at the 102nd Street Playground on newly installed mini-courts appropriate for children this age under the new USTA guidelines; and children 8 to 16 at the RCTA red-clay courts. Visit the Riverside Park Conservancy multi-sport summer camp for details and registration.

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