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Forest Lake Junior Tennis Program

Junior Tennis Clinic - The Start Of Your Tennis Journey

Forest Lake has built a program that starts from first time players and goes all the way to nationally ranked contenders that can become future collegiate players.

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Make Progress at Forest Lake

Junior Tennis Clinics - The Best Start For Your Tennis Career

We use the USTA ROGY “Red, Orange, Green and Yellow” ball progression program to develop juniors in a more fun and easier way of playing tennis.

As players get older, taller and stronger, the tennis balls bounce higher and faster. Red –> Orange –> Green –> Yellow, to reach the proper hitting zone so that players develop better stroke technique as they grow.

The court also grows in length with 4 to 6 year olds playing on a 36 foot court, 6 to 10 year olds on a 60 foot court and everyone else using the standard 78 foot court.

After green ball program everyone will go into pre-academy where we will continue to develop stroke fundamentals, footwork, mental toughness and strategy.

The top tier program at Forest Lake Tennis Club is the Forest Lake Tennis Academy for aspiring players looking to play Varsity high school tennis, St. Louis District, Missouri Valley, National tournaments and eventually leading to college tennis.

We have developed many of the top players in the St. Louis area over the last 12 years.

Look below for links to sign up online.

Call Chandler with questions or with assistance signing up:

Fall/Winter 2022-23 Session Dates:



RED BALL (3-6 Years Old)


Cost: Member – $270 | Non-member – $340

ORANGE BALL (6-10 Years Old)


Cost: Member – $270 | Non-member – $340

GREEN/YELLOW BALL (10-13 Years Old)


Cost: Member – $270 | Non-member – $340



Cost: Member – $37/time | Non-member – $47/time

Pre-Academy Criteria:

  • Striving to reach a minimum UTR of 2.5 to get into Academy
  • Knows the difference between slice and topspin
  • Knows basic technique of groundstrokes, volleys, slices, serves and overheads
  • Has understanding of scoring
  • Has ability to rally several balls in a row
  • Has played some level of competitions
  • Has some understanding of grips and stances

Elite Junior Tennis Players

Join the Forest Lake Tennis Academy.

We feature nationally-ranked juniors and have placed numerous athletes on college programs.

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