Frequently Asked Questions
When can my child start playing tennis?
At the Troy Racquet Club Academy, children can start playing as young as 4 years old. We offer a fun and friendly environment where your child’s confidence will soar when she makes her first point. Tennis is a lifelong activity that not only helps your child develop strength and balance, but also helps your child improve focus and develop discipline.
What if my child misses a class?
If we have room in a class, we will offer a makeup to those who request it. However, if classes are full, we will not have a makeup to offer. It is the responsibility of the student to attend the class for which they are registered.
If an indoor class is canceled due to weather or other unusual circumstances, a makeup will be scheduled, or, other arrangements will be made.
During the outdoor season, a makeup will be scheduled for rain outs, and an email that includes the makeup information, will be sent out to the class. Also, rain makeup information will be posted on our website under “Announcements”.
My child has taken the same level class 3 times now. Should l be concerned that he hasn’t progressed to the next level yet?
While the name and description of the class can be a guide on where you should initially place your child, as long as your child is enjoying tennis and is making continued progress, there shouldn’t be much concern about the name of the class. Rest assured, our coaches will let you know if your child has out grown his or her particular class and will do our best to place him in a class that fits his age & skill.
What are the hours for TRC Academy?
The TRCA operates year round. In the fall, winter and early spring, classes are held indoors under the “bubble” at the Troy Racquet Club. For spring and summer, classes are held outdoors at various court locations around Troy. If you have questions, call Nancy at 248 860-6775 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please leave your question or message, and she will get back to you asap.
Should l expect my young child to be playing with adult sized tennis equipment?
ln a word, “No”, When it comes to tennis, we follow the same logic as other youth sports like baseball or soccer, which use kid-sized courts and kid-sized equipment. Kids learn to play baseball by tirst playing T-ball Where they use smaller lighter bats, bigger balls & a smaller playing tield. Kids learning basketball shoot baskets with kidsized balls on lowered backboards and they play soccer on smaller ‘fields with smaller goals.
TRC Academy participates with the USTA 10 and Under Tennis, now balls bounce lower, don’t move as fast through the air and are easier to hit. We use smaller nets and the court area is smaller and easier to cover for small feet. The benefits are immediate and within a short time kids are rallying, playing, and excited to keep playing. That means kids will have more tun and less frustration. They‘re playing real tennis and having real fun–and that’s what is most important.
For more information on 10 and Under Tennis, visit www.10andUnderTennis.com.
What if I’m having trouble registering for classes?
We are glad that you’ve choosen TRC Academy for your tennis lessons and it is our first priority to provide you with superior customer service. If you are having trouble with registering for a class online please contact Nancy to register for a class over the phone or she can provide times that a representative will be at the Troy Racquet Club to assist you with registration.