The Atlantic Club Manasquan
1904 Atlantic Ave Manasquan NJ 08736
Today's Hours: 6:00 am - 5:00 pm

Junior Tennis

The Sport of a Lifetime

The Atlantic Club Manasquan Tennis Center is regarded as one of the best instructional tennis centers in the state. Many of our juniors are sectional or national champions, as well as players who have achieved a #1 state, sectional, or national ranking by playing USTA-sanctioned events. Our junior players have gone on to play at the collegiate level on scholarships at prestigious schools as well as professionally and at the U.S. Open!

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What's Your UTR?

UTR stands for Universal Tennis Rating. UTR is a number between 1–16.5 that you are allocated based on your level of play. See our schedule and register for our next tournament below!

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Juniors 12 & Under

Begin with the best instruction.

Our staff is part of the USTA’s new Coach Youth Tennis program, which creates a more consistent training pathway for teachers and coaches who work with young players ages 10 and under, and will now serve as a prerequisite to becoming a certified teaching professional by the PTR, the United States Professional Tennis Association, or the USPTA, the United States Olympic Committee.

All instructors are experienced, PTR-certified, TAC tennis professionals who have also completed the Professional Tennis Registry’s new “10 and Under Coaches Certification”.

We bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions, and modified scoring, all tailored to age and size.

Special Red, Orange, and Green Dot balls are available for purchase in our Tennis Pro Shop!

Red Group (Ages 5 - 6)

Fun-filled beginners program, children will develop hand-eye coordination, footwork, balance, and proper techniques using racquets and playing games. Quickstart program's patented foam balls are used for easy hitting and learning!

Orange Group I (Ages 7 - 8)

This beginner class will focus on developing 'rally' skills, proper technique, hand-eye coordination, and skills needed to form a solid foundation for tennis. All basic strokes will be taught in drill and game situations. 

Orange Group II (Ages 7 - 8)

This class will build upon skills and techniques from Orange Group I. Players must be able to serve and rally 2 balls to participate in this class. 

Green Dot Group I (Ages 9 - 12)

Beginner class where students will be taught the basic techniques of the forehand, backhand, volley, and serve - with an introduction to a match play and point play, to get them playing their first real points and ultimately matches. Tactics and strategy are introduced in the same fun environment of drills, games, and exercises.

Green Dot Group II (Ages 9 - 12)

This class will develop a player's techniques and overall game using match play and point play situations. Students must be promoted by a current instructor or evaluated for this class.

Gold Group (Ages 9 - 12; Green Dot)

This class will develop the player's stroke techniques and overall game using movement exercises, hitting drills, games, and point play situations. Player must be placed by Pro.

Futures (Ages 9 - 12; Green Dot)

For the advanced player under the age of 13, who has developed all basic strokes, plays matches, and wants to play tournaments. Higher-level techniques, tactics, and strategies are taught, using drills, games, and practice points.

  • Player must be placed by pro
  • 4:1 student to pro ratio

Teens 13 & Up

Tennis is, without a doubt, good for the mind and body. Playing tennis regularly has many physical and psychological health benefits associated with it. These health benefits are particularly important for a child's physical, emotional, and mental development.

Not only will your teen advance in their technical skills, but they will focus on learning sportsmanship, teamwork, implementation of strategy, mistake management, and develop their overall work ethic while having fun!


Teen Tennis 101 (ages 13 - 17) - LEVEL 1

Designed for those picking up a racquet for the first time. This program teaches the proper grips, techniques, and form of the basic strokes in a fun yet competitive environment. We use plenty of instruction, games, and activities to focus on all the fundamentals to get your teen hitting tennis balls for the first time.

8:1 student to pro ratio.


Contenders (ages 13 - 17) - LEVEL 2

For players that complete Teen Tennis 101 or already have experience on the court. This program is designed to improve the player's game in the areas of groundstrokes, volleys, serving, strategies for both singles & doubles, and footwork. Hitting drills, games, and exercises are utilized to get the teen player not just able to hit, but able to play their first matches.

6:1 student to pro ratio.

High School Aces (ages 13-17) - LEVEL 3

A popular, comprehensive program for the experienced teen player. This class focuses on instruction, hitting drills, and games designed to improve the play of the Junior Varsity High School player, or those trying to break into their Varsity team's starting lineup.

6:1 student to pro ratio.

Player must be placed by pro.


High Performance Tennis Institute (ages 11 - 18)

Our High Performance program is designed to prepare your student athlete for collegiate or professional tennis.

In addition to advancing their tennis abilities, students will learn to grow as athletes physically, emotionally, and psychologically through on and off-court training.

Contact the Tennis Center for more information and to register: 732-223-0183.

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