Junior Learning Opportunities

The ATA is offering lots of 2019 opportunities for kids to learn to play tennis or enhance their skills!

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The ATA is selling Junior tennis racquets available for purchase online and pick-up at Aston Park Tennis Center.

ACEing Autism

ACEing Autism uses tennis to enhance health and fitness, hand-eye coordination, motor development and social skills for juniors 5-18 with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

When: Saturdays 9 to 10 am, April 27 through June 8 (no session on June 1)

A second clinic will be added from 10 to 11 am if needed.

Where: Asheville Racquet Club, Downtown

Cost: $40 for six sessions

Contact: ACEingAsheville@gmail.com


Try Tennis

Try Tennis is an instructional tennis program for junior beginners. New players will learn fundamental tennis skills through six weekly clinics with an instructor. Fee includes clinics, a racquet and towel.

Who: Ages 7 to 17 years-old

Skill level: Beginner

When: April 28 through June 2, both sessions SOLD OUT, next sessions will be September. See other ATA junior clinics for summer learning.

Where: Aston Park Tennis Center

Cost: $40 for six sessions

To get news about future sessions, register here

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Middle School Clinic & Open Play

Prepare for the middle school season with a one-hour clinic and an hour of open play every Sunday in May.

Who: Middle school tennis players

When: Sundays 4 to 6 pm, May 5 through May 26

Where: Aston Park Tennis Center

Cost: FREE, but please register


Aston Park JUNIOR Beginner / Beginner Plus Clinics

Age and skill appropriate instruction for a mixed clinic of beginner & beginner plus juniors.

Enrollment: 6 to 8 students


  • Players just starting to play tennis

  • Players that have limited experience with stroke development and is still working on getting the ball into play. This player is not yet ready to compete.


  • Players need on-court experience with emphasis on play. These players struggle to find an appropriate contact point, need stroke development/lessons and are not yet familiar with basic positions for singles and doubles.

  • Players are learning to judge where the oncoming ball is going and how much swing is needed to return it consistently. Movement to the ball and recovery are often not efficient. Can sustain a backcourt rally of slow pace with other players of similar ability and are beginning to develop strokes. These players are becoming more familiar with the basic positions for singles and doubles, and are ready to play social matches, leagues and low-level tournaments.

Who: 5-17-year olds

  • 5-6 year olds: 4 to 5 pm (Instructor: Jean-Michel Werk)

  • 7-10 year olds: 4 to 5 pm (Instructor Robbyn Whitlock)

  • 11-13 year olds: 5 to 6 pm (Instructor: Jean-Michel Werk)

  • 14-17 year olds: 5 to 6 pm (Instructor Robbyn Whitlock)

When: Mondays and Wednesdays

Where: Aston Park Tennis Center

Cost: $50 for six sessions

Session #2: June 3 - June 19

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Aston Park Junior Intermediate Clinics

Age and skill appropriate instruction for intermediate juniors.

Enrollment 6 to 10 students

  • Players are fairly consistent when hitting medium-paced shots, but are not comfortable with all strokes and lack accuracy when trying for directional control, depth, pace or altering distance of shots. Most common doubles formation is one up, one back.

  • Players have achieved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots, but still lack depth, variety and the ability to alter the distance of shots. The effective use of lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys is limited. Players are more comfortable at the net, have improved court awareness, and are developing teamwork in doubles.

Who: 7-17 year olds

  • 7-10 year olds: 4 to 5 pm

  • 11-13 year olds: 5 to 6 pm

  • 14-17 year olds: 5 to 6 pm

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Where: Aston Park Tennis Center

Cost: $50 for six sessions

Session #2: June 4 - June 20

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In and around Buncombe County - Junior ATA Programs