NO CLASS ON 7/4 - Independence Day An introductory program for the young athletes. Fundamental ball skills, movement, and coordination exercises will be included. Mini-Tennis falls within the "Pre-Core" program that Eagle Fustar Tennis Academy offers at Mission Hills Athletic Club. Children play on smaller courts with shorter racquets and soft balls. The emphasis is to get kids enjoying and feeling confident about their tennis at a very early age. With a larger, high-density foam ball that bounces like a real tennis ball but is much slower in flight, children are able to rally the ball many times giving them the feel of a real game while providing the opportunity to play different types of shots. The USTA has facilitated a structure for Under 10 Tennis and our program makes it fun for kids so they can experience success and competition with equipment and court sizes just right for them. Tennis is a sport that gets kids moving, improves balance, agility, hand-eye coordination and can teach self-confidence and self-assurance. They will make new friends in a safe and supportive environment while learning a sport and having fun! Participants should bring a water bottle marked with their name on it, wear tennis shoes and sunscreen and bring a racquet. The club does have a limited number of loaner racquets available upon request for a $5 flat fee for the session.