For 30 years the Kings Highway Tennis Club in Darien Connecticut has set the standard of excellence for indoor tennis clubs. Our goal is simple. Provide our members with a fun and relaxed environment where they can hone their skills, get involved in tournaments, and have access to world-class instruction. Our programs are perfect for players of all levels and all ages.
If you love tennis, Kings Highway is the club for you.
Our junior tennis programs help kids learn in an environment that focuses on camaraderie, self-esteem, physical fitness, discipline and good sportsmanship. They will develop just as many life skills as they will tennis skills.
TENNIS TOTS (AGES 3-5)
An introduction to tennis for our youngest players. Hand-eye coordination, basic movements, cooperation & fun games are all used to teach basic skills. This class is designed to introduce tennis in a fun way to help kids establish a love for the game. 6:1 pro/student ratio.
RED BALL 1
This class teaches the fundamentals of tennis to very young beginners. Low compression red balls are used to encourage successful contact with the ball. Proper technique is emphasized along with racquet control, cooperation and movement. Lessons are incorporated into fun games to help children stay focused and interested while learning to play. 6:1 pro/student ratio.
RED BALL 2 & 3
These classes teach the fundamentals of tennis to young beginners. Low compression red balls are used to encourage successful contact with the ball. Proper technique is emphasized along with racquet control, cooperation and movement. Lessons are incorporated into fun games to help children stay focused and interested while learning to play. 6:1 player to pro ratio.
ORANGE BALL, GREEN BALL,
& YELLOW BALL
These classes introduce basic match play and continue to work on the improvement of stroke fundamentals. Match strategy is also introduced along with practice point play. Supervised drills and games help players develop match skills for competitive play. 5:1 player to pro ratio.
JUNIOR CHAMPS FOR ORANGE AND GREEN BALL
JUNIOR CHAMPS ORANGE 11 AND UNDER. BY INVITATION ONLY.
Junior Champs Orange is for players that are beginning to compete in tournaments and have found a desire to become great players someday. The main emphasis will be to develop footwork fundamentals and strong technical foundations. Players will continuously be reminded to organize their feet properly and set-up for shots early enough to connect with the ball in-front. 4:1 player to pro ratio.
JUNIOR CHAMPS GREEN 11 AND UNDER. BY INVITATION ONLY.
Junior Champs Green-dot is for competitive players that have progressed from training with orange ball. Junior Champ players are expected to have a solid technical base with few inconsistencies. While their technique will be refined, the main focus is to get as much repetition as possible. Consistency will be stressed in every training, and players will be allowed to experiment more with their game styles during point play. This is to bring a creative dimension that will teach the player to think outside the box when competing. Footwork drills will be incorporated throughout practice. 4:1 player ratio
YELLOW BALL 3
We develop and maximize all aspects of the game – technical, strategy, tactics, physical, and mental to help reach full potential as a player. The main goal for the yellow ball 3 group is to prepare the students for Junior Varsity or Varsity Tennis. 4:1 player to pro ratio.
2-hr clinics, twice per week
and 2-hr match play on Sundays with fitness
JUNIOR CHAMPS – YELLOW AGES 12 & UNDER
Junior Champs Yellow ball is tournament players that have already spent time developing their game with orange and green balls. Players will continue developing their consistency through repetition, while also working on a range of tactical offensive and defensive match skills. The key focus will be to train the Junior Champs player to anticipate and adapt well to variations in match-play. Meanwhile they will continue to refine their technical abilities to become more efficient players. 4:1 player to pro ratio.
THIS PROGRAM IS BY INVITATION ONLY.
CHAMPS AGES 12 & UP
The Champs program is for competitive juniors who wish to reach the best level they possibly can with the ultimate goal of getting accepted to a college varsity team. In the 1 hour and 30 minutes of tennis training, players will work on developing their match abilities on a tactical and strategic level, adding more complexity and shot variety to their game. The fundamental goals will be to teach the Champ player to create opportunities and quickly take charge of points. Players will also work on optimizing their technical skills to become efficient and relaxed while generating powerful shots that penetrate the court. There is also a 30 minute fitness session where the players will learn to use their legs and core properly. By expanding the physical strength, speed, and coordination. Champ players will have greater endurance for more difficult tennis drills. 4:1 player to pro ratio. Tournament play is required.
THIS PROGRAM IS BY INVITATION ONLY.
SPRING & SUMMER PROGRAMS
Our tennis camp provides young players the opportunity to improve their tennis game, work hard, make new friends and have a lot of fun. Our accomplished pros have a passion for teaching kids and will help them take their game to the next level.
JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS
Designed for players committed to weekly practice supervised by a pro. The focus is on doubles and singles strategy, sportsmanship and proper court etiquette to prepare for matches against other club teams. All matches are coached by a pro. A $200 deposit is required.