10 and Under program

"Physical activity helps children to develop motor skills now,  what that they will need for future."

10 and Under Tennis kids programs has been in use in Europe since the 1960's, with the goal of bringing kids into the tennis game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring tailored to age and size, the 10 and Under Tennis is also ideal for individuals with disabilities or with differing abilities and circumstances.

10 and Under Tennis is divided into two different levels -- ages 8 and under and ages 10 and under -- though it can be used for kids and players of all ages. It's the fast, fun way to get kids into tennis -- and to keep them playing for life.

Orange ball tennis
Age 6 to 8

Wednesday 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM 

Saturday 12:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Motor development is defined as the process by which a child acquires movement patterns and skills. It provides children with the abilities they need to explore and interact with the world around them.

A young child's physical growth first begins as muscles gain strength and children gradually develop coordination. The development of muscular control is the first step in this process.

Through play and physical activity, children learn and practice skills that will be foundation and building block for more complicated movements.

The preschool years are known as the “Golden Age” of motor development. It is during these years that important skills like running, jumping, throwing, and catching are developed.

This is the time when children frequently begin to identify themselves as "athletic" or "unathletic," thereby influencing their future involvement in sports and physical activity.

Movement skills become ingrained in muscle memory through repetition.

Children cannot master motor skills by watching, listening, or standing around while others get their turn. They master them by doing them over and over again. Proper technique, repeated extensively, leads to mastery over time.

Children need to build a strong foundation of fundamental skills in order to be able to learn and perform more complex sports skills as they mature. To achieve everyone's full potential, new skills should be consistently introduced when the child is ready to learn them.

Introducing new skills too early will lead to failure and can be discouraging. However, missing the opportunity to introduce a skill for which a child is ready can delay or prevent them from ultimately achieving their potential.

As children mature, the fundamental movement skills they learned previously are applied as specialized skills in a variety of sports, games, and recreational activities. For example, the fundamental skill of striking an object in an underhand, sidearm, or overarm pattern is progressively refined and later applied in sport and recreational pursuits, such as golf, tennis, and baseball.

Kids Tennis
Age 8 to 10

Wednesday, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM, Friday, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Sunday 4:00 - 6:00 PM


Physically, this is the age when the amount of practice and play done in the earlier years begins to manifest itself in skillfulness and in what might be called "athleticism."


Motor skills like throwing, catching, kicking, jumping, balancing, rolling, and batting approach the mature stage and allow some youngsters to be highly successful in sports.


Earlier years of practice also provide the foundation for success in sports like skiing, skating, tennis, dance, and gymnastics.


During this period of development, children's actual skill levels will vary based on their amount of physical activity. Sedentary children will not mature as quickly as those who participate in activities like dance lessons, team sports, or backyard play.


The science supports Veres Tennis

10 and Under programs

Sensory and Motor Skills Development

Sensory and motor skills build on the foundation of our innate abilities. Sensory skills are those such as vision, hearing, and touch. They are responsible for receiving information.


Motor skills relate to muscles and movement, and include crawling, walking, running, jumping, handwriting, playing sport, and speaking.


Motor skills give expression to the information our senses receive and process. Both sensory and motor skills are partially determined by genetic code and partly learned through repetitive interaction with the environment.

Gross Motor Skill Development

The area of physical development is the child's general ability to move around and use the various parts of his body. Activities like rolling over, crawling, walking, running, and jumping are gross motor skills. These skills usually involve using the entire body or several parts of the body at one time.

Some of the main areas of motor development are:

  • Muscle strength
  • Muscle tone
  • Quality of movements
  • Range of movement