Youth Programs

The Palmetto Tennis Center offers a wide variety of Youth Programs through the PTC Performance Training Center year-round for kids ages 3-18. Our programs are designed to help new and experienced players develop their game and our more advanced programs hone critical skills to take your child's game to the next level. Four on-site tennis pros with more than 75 combined years of experience and a full-service pro shop provide everything you need from service and gear to training.


Youth Training Schedule

Spinners: Ages 4-5 

Monday & Wednesday 4:45-5:30 pm (standard schedule) 
• Focus is on movement, balance, coordination and basic tennis skills.
• Goal: To form a foundation for tots on the tennis court.

      Red and Foam Ball
$13 per Clinic

Drop Shots: Ages 6-7

Tuesday 5:30-6:15 pm & Thursday 3:30-4:15 pm  (standard schedule)
• Focus is on basic physical skills such as sending and receiving, balance, throwing, catching, and tracking.
• Goal: Player has the ability to "rally" ball back and forth with a coach or parent.

        Red Ball 1 & 2
$13 per Clinic

Slammers: Ages 8-10

Tuesday 4:15-5:15 pm & Thursday 6:15-7:15 pm  (standard schedule)
• Focus is on physical skills such as sending and receiving, balance, throwing, catching, tracking, agility, and more complex
• Players begin to understand the concepts of serving, rallying, scoring and match play.
• Goal: Player has the ability to "rally" with coach or parent as well as with another player of like ability.
• Beginning to understand the concepts of serving, rallying, and scoring.

       Orange Ball 1 & 2
$13 per Clinic

Hot Shots: skill placement

Monday & Wednesday 5:30-6:30 pm (standard schedule)

• This  PTC program is designed for players at an advanced level of Orange Ball play.  Play will be on the 60’ court and will emphasize rallying games, match play, and sportsmanship. 
• Focus will be on basic technique of groundstrokes, volleys, and serves.  Beginning to understand  point decision making, shot selection, and full court point play strategies.   
• Goal:  To keep players motivated to be tennis athletes.  The players will be prepared to participate in events such as Team Challenges, Team Tournaments, Junior Team Tennis, and Round Robins.

       Orange Ball 1 & 2
$13 per Clinic

Aces: skill placement

Monday & Wednesday 5:30-6:30 pm (standard schedule)
• Focus is on the physical skills associated with being able to play the game.
• Players will be challenged more to use good technique and will be expected to play independently on the 60’ court.
• Aces to Performance will be determined by kids participation in Fun Fridays, USTA Play Days, and any USTA intro or higher        tournament participation.
• Goal: Perfecting the skills in organized play.
• Players in this group will advance to Performance once they have their skills and abilities enhanced for full commitment.

       Green Ball
$13 per 

10 & Under Program (USTA NET GENERATIONS)
The 10 & Under Program is designed to get kids involved in tennis from the start. This learning format, from smaller courts, racquets and balls to different scoring systems, makes it easier for kids ten and under to pick up the game, even if they've never held a racquet before. 

Challengers: (Beginner) Ages 11-18

Designed to help beginning players ages 11-18 improve basic skills including strokes and point construction.

Tuesday & Thursday 5:00-6:00 pm (standard schedule)
• Focus is on stroke technique and development.
• Players in this group have limited experience and are looking for the basic skills to get started.
• Goal: Player develops the ability to serve, rally, and score.
• Players in this group are interested in learning the necessary skills in their first steps to possibly play on a school tennis team.

       Green and Yellow Ball
$15 per Clinic

Schedules are based on standard schedule. Schedules may vary due to Summer, Holiday, Tournaments, Weather and other programming. 

Junior Training Schedule

Intermediate, Ages 8 - 18 - skill placement

Monday & Wednesday: 4:30 - 6:00 pm (standard schedule)
The focus of this clinic is on stroke production and match play situations. Players will be encouraged to participate throughout the year in different events. Goals include the ability to rally while sustaining stroke mechanics. Most are taking, or have taken, private lessons.

$15 per Clinic

High Performance
Advanced, 18 & Under - skill placement

Tuesday & Thursday: 5:00 - 6:30 pm (standard schedule)
High Performance is an immersion of tactical and competitive work and play based drills. Advanced
players, top high school players, and top tournament players will find themselves challenged physically and mentally. Advanced level play requires commitment to excellence and the willingness to achieve goals during clinics and on their own time.

$15 per Clinic

Palmetto Tennis Center Camps

Come join us for a great camp experience that will be fun for all players.  Each day will offer a new theme designed to keep players motivated towards improving their tennis skills. 

PTC Tennis Camp I
Boys & Girls Ages 5-13
June 26-June 30 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Cost: $125

PTC Tennis Camp II
Boys & Girls Ages 5-13
July 10-14 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Cost: $125