Junior Tennis (SLJT)

Silver Lake Junior tennis offers year around tennis training for students ages three to eighteen. We offer beginner classes for every age. Aside from our developmental program that covers all ages, we offer a high performance academy program for ages ten to eighteen where students set their goals towards college tennis and beyond.

With SLJT we prioritize camaraderie, character growth, respect, discipline, and of course fun ahead of winning and losing. We utilize a curriculum that allows students to progress with success at every step of the way. We strive to teach much more than tennis and are proud to offer you a program where our students feel more like a family than opponents. Simultaneously we strive to teach rock solid fundamentals, tactics, mental fortitude, physical fitness, and overall general health.

For questions, please contact Jesse Schouten at 425.745.1617 ext. 2240 or Elliot Beam at ext. 2239.

2019 Winter/Spring Session Dates
Session I. Jan. 7 – 27*
Session II. Jan. 28 – Feb. 24
Session III. Feb. 25 – March 24
Session IV. March 25 – April 28**
Session V. April 29 – May 23***
Session VI. May 28 – June 23****
*3-weeks **No class 4/1 – 4/7, No class 4/21 ***No class 5/25 & 5/26
****No class on 5/27

The Yellow class is for kid’s ages 3 to 4. We use the Foam and Red transition balls which are the slowest balls and easiest for kids to control. We also play on a smaller court. Games and drills are meant to work on coordination for tennis.
Ages: 3 – 4, 36’ court/Foam & Red balls
Class Times: Saturdays, 10 – 10:30am
Fees: $46 + tax TM/$56 + tax AM/$60 + tax NM

The Red class is for kids ages 5 to 6. We use the Foam and Red transition balls which are the slowest balls and easiest for kids to control. We also play on a smaller court.
Ages: 5 – 6, 36’ court/Foam & Red balls
Class Times: Saturdays, 10:45 – 11:30am
Fees: $58 + tax TM/$69 + tax AM/$74 + tax NM

The Orange class is for kids ages 7 & 8. We use the Orange transition ball, which is faster than the Red ball. We also use a smaller court in this class.
Ages: 7 – 8, 60’ court/Orange ball
Class Times: Wednesdays, 6 – 7pm
Fees: $72 + tax TM/$86 + tax AM/$92 + tax NM
Class Times: Saturdays, 11:30am – 12:30pm
Fees: $72 + tax TM/$86 + tax AM/$92 + tax NM

The Advanced Orange class is for ages 7 & 8. For those kids that demonstrate at an early age the skill and the desire to start competitive play at an early age. This class is by invitation only from either Jesse Schouten, Elliot Beam or Charlie Jordan.
Ages: 7 – 8, 60’ court/Orange ball
Class Times: Wednesdays, 6 – 7pm
Fees: $72 + tax TM/$86 + tax AM/$92 + tax NM

The Green class is for ages 9 & 10. In this class we use the Green Dot ball, which is the last of the transition balls and the closest to the traditional ball. We will also transition the kids towards the full court.
Ages: 9 – 10, Full Court/Green Dot ball
Class Times: Wednesdays, 6 – 7pm
Fees: $72 + tax TM/$86 + tax AM/$92 + tax NM
Class Times: Saturdays, 11:30am – 12:30pm
Fees: $72 + tax TM/$86 + tax AM/$92 + tax NM

The Advanced Green class is for ages 7 to 12. For those kids that demonstrate at an early age the skill and the desire to start tournaments at an early age. This class is by invitation only from either Jesse Schouten or Elliot Beam.
Ages: 7 – 12, Full Court/Green Dot ball*
*Instructor approval needed
Class Times: Wednesdays, 5 – 6pm
Fees: $72 + tax TM/$86 + tax AM/$92 + tax NM
Class Times: Saturdays, 1 – 2pm
Fees: $72 + tax TM/$86 + tax AM/$92 + tax NM

The Purple class is for our beginners who are between the ages of 11 to 13. The kids learn the fundamentals of the game on the full court with the traditional ball.
Ages: 11 – 13, Beg./Adv. Beg
Class Times: Mondays, 5 – 6:30pm
Fees: $108 TM/$129 AM/$138 NM
Class Times: Wednesdays, 5 – 6pm
Fees: $72 + tax TM/$86 + tax AM/$92 + tax NM
Class Times: Saturdays, 1 – 2pm
Fees: $72 + tax TM/$86 + tax AM/$92 + tax NM

The Blue class is for kids ages 14 to 18. The kids learn the fundamentals of the game on the full court with the traditional ball.
Ages: 14 – 18, Beg./Adv. Beg
Class Times: Mondays, 5 – 6:30pm
Fees: $108 + tax TM/$129 + tax AM/$138 + tax NM
Class Times: Wednesdays, 5 – 6pm
Fees: $72 + tax TM/$86 + tax AM/$92 + tax NM
Class Times: Saturdays, 1 – 2pm
Fees: $72 + tax TM/$86 + tax AM/$92 + tax NM

The Navy class is meant for those kid’s ages 11 to 18 that can play the game, play high school tennis and/or play USTA league or entry level tournaments. These players generally need to work on skill development, proper footwork and point play.
Ages: 11 – 18, Int./Adv/USTA Beginner
Class Times: Mondays, 3:30 – 5pm
Fees: $108 + tax TM/$129 + tax AM/$138 + tax NM
Class Times: Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5pm
Fees: $108 + tax TM/$129 + tax AM/$138 + tax NM
Class Times: Sundays, 2:30 – 4pm
Fees: $108 + tax TM/$129 + tax AM/$138 + tax NM

The Silver class is meant for high level varsity players who need more work in detailed skill development, point play, mental coaching and fitness.
Ages: 11 – 18, USTA Tournaments
Class Times: Monday, 3:30 – 5pm
Fees: $108 + tax TM/$129 + tax AM/$138 + tax NM
Class Times: Wednesday, 3:30 – 5pm
Fees: $108 + tax TM/$129 + tax AM/$138 + tax NM
Class Times: Sunday, 4 – 5:30pm*
Fees: $108 + tax TM/$129 + tax AM/$138 + tax NM
*Pro’s approval needed

These players are playing USTA Challenger and Champs Tournaments. High level players working on detailed skills, point play, mental coaching, fitness and teamwork built inside of a highly competitive yet cooperative environment. Space is limited.
Ages: 11 – 18, USTA Advanced*
Class Times: Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:30pm
Fees: $144 + tax TM/$172 + tax AM/$184 + tax NM
Class Times: Thursdays, 3:30 – 5:30pm
Fees: $144 + tax TM/$172 + tax AM/$184 + tax NM
*Pro’s Approval needed

Is your Junior Player ready for league or tournament play? Contact Elliot Beam for information on how to join.

New! Red Ball Match Play

Ages: 10 & Under
Class Times: Saturdays, 2 – 3:30pm
Fees*: $10 + tax TM/$15 + tax AM/$20 + tax NM
*per time

SPECIAL JUNIOR TENNIS PROGRAMS


After School Tennis Programs brought to you by Mill Creek PTA & Cedar Wood PTA and

Silver Lake Junior Tennis offers TENNIS and SKILLS for life along with play based learning.

Routines include; Sportsmanship, and Communication lessons, Athletic Enhancement, Fancy Footwork, Racket Skills, Learning the “ART of the RALLY”, Scoring and of course Tennis FUNdamentals.

  • Professional Head Coach and experienced staff from Columbia Athletic Clubs - Silver Lake
  • All Elementary Ages Welcome
  • Rackets, Balls and Necessary Equipment provided
  • Please Bring a Racket if you have one
  • Please Wear Athletic Attire and Gym Shoes

Mill Creek Program (2 options)


Dates: 7 classes: Jan. 14, Feb. 4, 11, 25, March 4, 11, 18
Days: Mondays, 3:35 – 4:35pm in the Gymnasium
Fee: $123.54 (tax included)

Dates: 8 classes: Jan. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 27, March 7
Days: Mondays, 3:35 – 4:35pm in the Gymnasium
Fee: $141.18 (tax included)

Bring check payable to: Columbia Athletic Clubs

Cedar Wood Program


Dates: Coming soon
Days: Thursdays, 3:35 – 4:35pm in the Gymnasium
Fee: $132.36 (tax included)
Bring check payable to: Columbia Athletic Clubs

For more information call 425.745.1617. You can also register online.

Key: TM = Tennis Member, AM = Athletic Member, NM = Non-member

Prices are based on a 4-week session.