Kids

How to register for courses at OTK:

  1. Follow the link below to register via “Matchi
  2. If you are a member or have attended courses earlier: “Log in”. Press the OTK logo on the left. Scroll down until you reach the course you want and choose the course. Fill out and submit the form. 
  3. If you are not a memberor have attended courses earlier: “Register”. You will be sent a registration email to the email address you just provided. Follow the link in the email you receive. Log in with your email address and password you have chosen. Write “Oslo Tennis” under “Find building, city”. Select “Smash”. Select “Favorite”. Press the OTK logo on the left. Scroll down until you reach the course you want and choose this. Fill out and submit the form.

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Important:In the registration form it says “Personal number”. Do not use your social security number, use date of birth (ddmmyy) 

Prioritization:Members, former course participants, new course participants

Describtion

Kids Tennis introduces the sport of tennis in a fun and interactive way and ensures immediate success for young players.

In our OTK’s kids tennis lessons the participants will develop hand-eye coordination along with movement skills. Our group lessons are a great way for your child to work on fundamentals and teamwork. Students grow comfortable which the age-appropriate equipment and learn the parts of the tennis court. Skills are developed much quicker, allowing for an easy transition to full court. Basic tennisfundamentals and shots are taught through lots of tennis drills andtennis-like games!

Classes are available by ability from beginner to advanced, after school.

We are dividing kids into 5 groups:

  1. Kindergarten tennis
  2. Red level
  3. Orange level
  4. Green level 
  5. Yellow level

Difference between them, description and age recommendations you can see below:

Kindergarten tennis

Kindergarten tennis

Kindergarten tennis is our program for the smallest 5 and under, where we introduce to the kids all kinds of skills needed to enjoy playing tennis. The main focus of this program is to teach the kids some motor and coordination skill necessary for future development as a tennis player. Using the low pressured RED balls and small rackets will help the kids to progress faster to reach their goal while having FUN. Every lesson includes warm-up exercises, motor, and coordination skills exercises and a FUN game bringing all these skills together.

Class Duration:      45 min 

Material:                  Racket 19”-21”, agility ladder, cones, foam balls, red low-pressure balls, mini net, lines, circles….

Structure:                

  • Warm up exercises
  • All kinds of movement including the most parts of the body to prevent injuries
  • Motor skills:  footwork, agility, balance and speed exercises
  • Coordination skills: ball eye coordination exercises, racket and ball exercise
  • Game:   variations of game using all kinds of skills while having FUN

Time:             8:00 – 8:45

RED LEVEL

RED LEVEL TENNIS is for players aged 8 and under. It is played on small courts with short rackets and soft balls. It’s just like the real game and gives players opportunities to have long rallies and play different types of shots.

Red level tennis is divided into 3 different stages:

  • Red 1
  • Red 2
  • Red 3

RED 1

Class duration: 45 min

Material: Racket 19”– 23”, agility ladder, cones, lines, circles, mini tennis net, red balls, large balls…

Structure:

  • 15 min motor skills, warm up
  • 15 min coordination skills
  • 15 min games, mini tennis

Our objective for this level is to focus on developing motor and coordination skills of the player, introducing some basic abilities like the grip, footwork, under arm serve etc. and basic rules, counting, names of the lines etc. necessary to enjoy the game of tennis. All these exercises are performed in small groups on different stations, so the player can keep focusing at one thing at the time while having FUN. They will start playing mini tennis on a small court 

We prepare our players to compete on Red level 1 tournaments.

Time:     Monday-Thursday 14.15-15.00
Friday 15.30-16.30 

RED 2

Class duration:   45 min

Material:   Racket 19”– 23”, agility ladder, cones, lines, circles, mini tennis net, red balls, large balls…

Structure:

  • 15 min motor skills, warm up
  • 15 min coordination skills
  • 15 min games, mini tennis

Our objective for this level is to continue to focus on developing motor and coordination skills, introducing some basic technique of different strokes like forehand, backhand, volley and serve. Working on some footwork, body positioning and including some of the consistency exercises. (keeping the ball in play). 

All these exercises are performed in reduced groups on different stations so the player can keep focusing on one thing at the time while having FUN. 

These players will start playing mini tennis on a small court preparing to compete on RED level 2 tournaments. 

Time:     Monday-Thursday 14.15-15.00
Friday 15.30-16.30

RED 3  

Class duration; 45 min 

Material: Racket 19’’- 23’’, agility ladder, cones, lines, circles, mini tennis nets, red balls, jumping rope… 

Structure;  

  • 20 min warm up, ball-eye-racket coordination 
  • 10 min tennis drills, forehand, backhand, volley and serve 
  • 15 min games, mini tennis, competitions 

Our objective for this level is to focus on developing the correct technique, playing skills but still continuing to improve motor and coordination skills. 

The players will learn the rules of the game, basic strategies and by feeding drills they work on their technique, developing the topspin and overhead serve. They will become more independent and comfortable on the court. 

All these exercises are performed in reduced groups on different stations so the player can keep focusing on one thing at the time while having FUN. 

These players will start playing mini tennis on a small court preparing to compete on RED level 3 tournaments. 

Time:     Monday-Thursday 14.15-15.00
Friday 15.30-16.30

ORANGE LEVEL

Mini Tennis Orange is a great way for players to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Red and is for players aged 8 and 9. It is played with shorter rackets, softer balls and courts are bigger and wider than the red stage but still smaller than full-size tennis courts allowing players to develop a rounded game whilst learning a range of techniques and tactics.

It is the next stage before playing on a full-sized court and helps players develop different shots and tactics.

Class duration:  60 min

Material:   Rackets 23”- 25”, orange balls, agility ladder, lines, cones, circles, mini nets, goal nets……..

Structure:

  • 15 min motor skills, warm up
  • 20 min coordination skills, drills
  • 25 min tennis, games, serve

In this level the player will keep developing his/her fundamental skills and learn to be dynamic, attentive and alert. We will also work on technical part like a good acquisition of forehand and backhand grip, turning/rotation of the trunk right after split step, follow through higher than the contact point, compact backswing before hitting the ball, racket head acceleration with the arm and lower arm/ wrist action, hitting the ball in front of the body and following through. There will be focus on various forms of footwork such as open, semi open or square stances depending on situation/ tactic, good control of balance by using different stances and various forms of recovery according to situation. There will be a focus on serve technique.

By playing a lot of tennis and tennis games they will work on consistency, (keeping the ball in play), on how and where to place the ball, (tactic), and they will learn how to count and important tennis rules necessary for taking part in any kind of tournament.

We will prepare them to participate on ORANGE tour tournaments.

Time:       

Monday and Wednesday 15.00-16.00
Tuesday and Thursday 15.00-16.00
Friday 15.30-16.30

GREEN LEVEL

Tennis Green is a great way for players to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Orange. It is played on a full size tennis court, with bigger rackets and balls which are a little softer than yellow balls. It’s the next stage before moving on to full compression yellow balls on a full sized court and helps players develop and improve all aspects of their game.

Class duration:     60 min

Material: Rackets 26”- 27”, green balls, agility ladder, lines, cones, circles, mini nets, goal nets……..

Structure:      

  • 15 min motor skills, coordination skills, warm up
  • 20 min drills
  • 25 min tennis, games, serve

In this level the player will keep developing his/her fundamental skills and learn to be dynamic, attentive and alert. We will also work on technical part like a separation of the upper body and lower body according to the stance used, racket head lower to give more spin, more racket head acceleration with the arm and lower arm/wrist action, at the end of the backswing, the balance should be forward according to the stance and target, good understanding of a 1stand 2ndserve difference and how to use it, follow through according to the spin applied and tactical objective. Our green tennis program includes the tennis fitness where the players will work on their strength, agility, flexibility and speed necessary for further tennis development. We will also interduce them to strategies and tactics of double.

By playing a lot of tennis and tennis games they will work on consistency, (keeping the ball in play), on how and where to place the ball, (tactic), and they will learn how to count and important tennis rules necessary for taking part in any kind of tournament.

We will prepare them to participate on GREEN TOUR tournaments.

Time:     

Monday and Wednesday 16.00-17.00
Tuesday and Thursday 16.00-17.00
Friday 16.30-17.30

YELLOW LEVEL

Yellow level is for players aged 12 and over. It is played on a full tennis court, with full size rackets and full compression yellow balls. It’s the last stage of your tennis development and the technique and skills that you have developed through the stages of mini tennis can now be put into practice.

Class duration:     60 min

Material: Rackets 27”, green balls, agility ladder, lines, cones, circles, mini nets, goal nets……..

Structure:      

  • 15 min motor skills, coordination skills, warm up
  • 20 min drills
  • 25 min tennis, games, serve

The players will develop the skills they have learned at red, orange and green ball and add in some matchplay.We will also work on technical part like a separation of the upper body and lower body according to the stance used, racket head lower to give more spin, more racket head acceleration with the arm and lower arm/wrist action, at the end of the backswing, the balance should be forward according to the stance and target, good understanding of a 1stand 2ndserve difference and how to use it, follow through according to the spin applied and tactical objective. Our yellow tennis program includes the tennis fitness where the players will work on their strength, agility, flexibility and speed necessary for further tennis development. We will also interduce them to strategies and tactics of double.

By playing a lot of tennis and tennis games they will work on consistency, (keeping the ball in play), on how and where to place the ball, (tactic), and they will learn how to count and important tennis rules necessary for taking part in any kind of tournament.

We will prepare them to participate on YELLOW TOUR tournaments.

Time:     

Monday and Wednesday 17.00-18.00
Tuesday and Thursday 17.00-18.00
Friday 17.30-18.30

Fitness kids

Fitness kids

For all kids participating in our fitness courses. Lessons are situated before or after tennis lesson in groups up to 8 kids

Is a part of kids courses which we recommend to take for all kids, who are playing tennis 2 and more times a week. We have different options for kids’ fitness starting from orange level, green level and ending with yellow performance level. 

Our objective is to improve your child’s balance, co-ordination, agility, flexibility and strength. Prepare the body for later loads and prevent potential injuries. Understanding teamwork and team dynamics. Improving technique of walking, running, jumping and many more. Everything in a funny and interesting way. 

Each class consists of different fitness elements; warm up, stretch, challenges, skills, circuits, obstacle courses, team activities and games. It is a fun filled hour where children can have fun, exercise, form friendships all while boosting self confidence and physical development.

Throughout the classes we use lots of equipment including balance beams, steps, hurdles, tunnels, tumble mats, balls, beanbags, cones and limbo polls. Every class has the same outline but no two classes are the same as we go with the needs of the groups, the space, the equipment and the overall feel of the group. 

We adapt to suit everyones needs.

We have developed many themes, programs and activities to bring kids on a fitness journey from simple movements to challenging their balance and coordination.

Fitness
F feeling good
interested in your life
T trying to improve
N never feeling bored
energetic
S sleep is good for you
S stay fit and be happy

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Prices

Prices 2019/2020 Kids

The prices are for 1 practice per week. Each lesson is 55 minutes. There’s a 10% discount for the third lesson per week.

Prices

Registration

How to register for courses at OTK:

  1. Follow the link below to register via “Matchi
  2. If you are a memberor have attended courses earlier: “Log in”. Press the OTK logo on the left. Scroll down until you reach the course you want and choose the course. Fill out and submit the form. 
  3. If you are not a memberor have attended courses earlier: “Register”. You will be sent a registration email to the email address you just provided. Follow the link in the email you receive. Log in with your email address and password you have chosen. Write “Oslo Tennis” under “Find building, city”. Select “Smash”. Select “Favorite”. Press the OTK logo on the left. Scroll down until you reach the course you want and choose this. Fill out and submit the form.

Registration via Matchi

Important: In the registration form it says “Personal number”. Do not use your social security number, use date of birth (ddmmyy) 

Prioritization: Members, former course participants, new course participants