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Body First Junior Tennis

Home to Manhattan's only indoor tennis facilities, Body First offers you the chance to measure your level of play and then improve with a variety of programs for the whole family. We offer the finest in tennis programs and instruction for all levels. Body First offers a variety of programs for youth to participate in, including:

  • Private and Semi-Private Tennis Lessons
  • Group Tennis Lessons
  • High Performance Tournament Training
  • Junior Match Play
  • Junior Tennis Socials
  • and more...

2017 Summer Junior Tennis Schedule

2017 Summer Pre K Tennis Camps



Junior Tennis Clinics include instruction, coaching, stroke development, tennis drills, conditioning, games and more. Clinics generally meet 1-2 times per week and run year round.

QuickStart Tennis Clinics

United States Tennis Association's QuickStart format provides a junior tennis players a chance to learn to the game of tennis with kid-sized courts, balls, and racquets.

RED BALL TENNIS 1: Kindergarten to age 8

Formally Lil Stars

USTA QUICKSTART FORMAT- Red Ball Racquet control and basic tennis skills are introduced. Eye hand coordination is encouraged through games.

[register online]

RED BALL TENNIS 2: ages 7-8 and has completed one year of Red Ball Tennis not including Pre K

Formally All Stars

USTA QUICKSTART FORMAT- Red BallFor 8 and under players who can rally with other players or an instructor. Many basic tennis concepts and skills are present.

[register online]

ORANGE BALL TENNIS 1 & 2: ages 9-10 or pro approval

Formally Rookies

USTA QUICKSTART FORMAT-Orange ball Players will work on strokes, footwork, net play, scoring and beginning competitive play against other players or an instructor. Orange Ball 1 is designed for beginner players

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GREEN DOT TENNIS 1 & 2: ages 11-12 or pro approval

Groups are taught using the USTA Quickstart 12 and under format.Class utilizes slightly lower compression green balls (or green dot ball) on a 78’ Court. This class provides the perfect transition prior to joining a high performance training group.
Green Dot 1 is designed for beginner players

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Teen Tennis Clinics

TEEN TENNIS: ages 11 and up.

Beginner/Intermediate Teen Player. This program was developed to allow teens the opportunity to learn and develop tennis skills in a low pressure, fun environment. Perfect for teens considering going out for their school tennis program for the first time, want to learn the game of tennis or just wish to have fun. NO TENNIS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

[register online]

High Performance Tournament Training Groups

Enrollment in High Performance Tournament Training group is by pro approval only. These groups help maximize players’ potential. Groups are designed for juniors who wish to play competitively, enhance their athletic performance and develop consistency and power into their game.

FUTURES: Intermediate Tournament Player

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CHALLENGERS: Advanced Intermediate Tournament Player

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ELITE: Advanced Tournament Player

About group placement

Group placement is determined by numerous factors including ability, maturity, and experience. A skill assessment is possible to determine what the player needs (skills, consistency, etc) to advance to a higher group. Advancing a player before they are ready can slow a player’s progress.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Body First Wellness and Recreation Center

3615 Claflin, Manhattan, KS 66503
(785) 587 8300 or (785) 776 6060

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