Tiny Tots (Ages 4 to 7)
Rising Stars (Ages 7 to 12)
Shooting Stars (Ages 9 to 13)
High Performance (Ages 10 to 17)
Getting Kids Ready for Tennis
Tennis requires basic items, such as the correct size racquet and tennis shoes. However, the real key to developing a tennis player who enjoys the game is their attitude. We ask that parents encourage their kids to have a great one!
At Harbour Island, we believe the following:
Keep Sports FUN
Whether your child is playing catch in the yard or competing in a tournament, fun is the key factor. We want them to laugh, smile and enjoy hitting a tennis ball. If you’re playing with them, make sure to include an element of friendly competition — but never with any negative consequences. Meaning: no sad, frustrated or angry faces. Remember, FUN is the reason kids gravitate to sports, and it’s the best reason for them to stay.
Involve All Participants
It’s never fun to just stand around and watch someone else hit, catch or kick a ball. Every kid wants to play. So if your child is doing more watching and waiting than playing, it may be time for a change — of team, coach or sport. Smaller groups are ideal. and this is exactly what Harbour Island provides. We want your child active, involved and playing with his/her heart.
In sports and life, the only thing you can control is yourself. In other words: make the effort. You can’t be sure to win a game, but what you can do is try. There are so many factors out of an athlete’s control, such as the opposing player’s skill, the weather, and more. The goal should simply be to give your best effort in every situation. That way, you’ll always be a winner, no matter the final score. What we will tell young players is this: “Have fun, play with your heart and a positive attitude, and try your best. That’s what champions do!”