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Carlson Tennis Lessons

This is for our 11 & under kids. Our goal is development, fun, & success. Every Friday afternoon we have an optional Match Play Day. We use low compression balls, smaller rackets, and shorter courts to get the kids playing right away. All classes will be held at the Victoria/Holy Family Tennis Center. For questions on placement into each level, contact Dan Carlson at 612.875.5507 or Register online at Rain make ups will be on the Friday of the same week if indoor back up is not available. Session Dates – Each session is 2 weeks and runs on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (except session 2)

Tennis Little Stars Ages 4-6

This class is for our youngest players. We emphasize agility, balance, and coordination. These kids are in the Pre-Rally Stage of their development. We will focus on developing the skills that will get them to the rally stage. At the end of each session we will have a Skills Festival where the kids will compete as teams on their skills. FUN and SUCCESS is our goal!
9:00am-9:45am @ Holy Family HS | Fee: $89
S-269: June 16-18 & 23-25 (T-TH)
S-270: July 7-9 & July 14-16 (T-TH)
S-271: July 27-29 & Aug. 4-6 (T-TH)
S-272: Aug. 18-20 & Aug 25-27 (T-TH)
5:15pm-6:00pm @ Waconia HS Courts | Fee: $69
S-300: June 8-11 (M-TH)
S-301: July 13-16 (M-TH)
S-302: Aug 3-6 (M-TH)

Tennis Rising Stars Ages 7-8

This class is about control and is the first Rally Stage. These kids will play rally games by the 2nd lesson and the final day will be full of games and competitions. We split this group up by ability so that everyone can learn at their correct pace. The kids will enjoy playing games and rallying the
ball back and forth while working on technique and tactics.
9:45am-10:45am @ Holy Family HS | Fee: $89
S-273: June 16-18 & 23-25 (T-TH)
S-274: July 7-9 & July 14-16 (T-TH)
S-275: July 27-29 & Aug. 4-6 (T-TH)
S-276: Aug. 18-20 & Aug 25-27 (T-TH)
6:00pm-7:00pm @ Waconia HS Courts | Fee: $69
S-303: June 8-11 (M-TH)
S-304: July 13-16 (M-TH)
S-305: Aug 3-6 (M-TH)

Tennis Future Stars Ages 9-11

This group will be rallying from the beginning. We split this group into levels based on ability; however everyone will be rallying from the first day. Our emphasis for these kids is to get them to play and understand the fundamentals of the forehand and backhand groundstrokes, volleys, and serve. Point play is introduced in the 2nd week so the kids will be ready for our weekly Match Play.
10:45am-11:45am @ Holy Family HS | Fee: $89
S-277: June 16-18 & 23-25 (T-TH)
S-278: July 7-9 & July 14-16 (T-TH)
S-279: July 27-29 & Aug. 4-6 (T-TH)
S-280: Aug. 18-20 & Aug 25-27 (T-TH)
7:00pm-8:00pm Waconia HS Courts | Fee: $69
S-306: June 8-11 (M-TH)
S-307: July 13-16 (M-TH)
S-308: Aug 3-6 (M-TH)

Wildcat Tennis Camp

Participants should bring their own age appropriate tennis racket and water bottle with them each day. If weather does not permit, the back-up location will be the WHS Field House Gym. Please be sure of the session you register for as there are no refunds/credits/transfers without 6 business days notice to the camp start date.
June 15, 16, 17 & 18
S-257: Pre-K-Kindergarten 8:30am-9:00am
S-258: 1st-5th grade 9:00am-10:00am
S-259: 6th-12th grade 10:00am-11:30am
June 22, 23, 24 & 25
S-260: Pre-K-Kindergarten 8:30am-9:00am
S-261: 1st-5th grade 9:00am-10:00am
S-262: 6th-12th grade 10:00am-11:30am
July 13, 14, 15 & 16
S-263: Pre-K-Kindergarten 8:30am-9:00am
S-264: 1st-5th grade 9:00am-10:00am
S-265: 6th-12th grade 10:00am-11:30am
July 20, 21, 22 & 23
S-266: Pre-K-Kindergarten 8:30am-9:00am
S-267: 1st-5th grade 9:00am-10:00am
S-268: 6th-12th grade 10:00am-11:30am
Jeff Bessire
WHS Tennis Courts #3 & #4
Pre-K-Kindergarten (2020-2021 ) Fee: $30
1st-5th Grade (2020-2021) Fee: $40
6th-12th Grade (2020-2021) Fee: $45
Minimum: 6 /Maximum: 36
(Maximum Pre-K-Kindergarten: 10)
Register By: Two weeks prior to camp start date (may fill

Carlson Tennis Competitive Program

Carlson Tennis Competitive Program
The Competitive Program is the next step after our Stars Program. While our Stars Program introduces tennis the Competitive Program focuses on match play, tactics, and technique. Most kids advancing into this program consider themselves tennis players and tennis as one of their sports. Classes will be held at the Victoria/Holy Family Tennis Courts. Class descriptions are available at Please contact Dan Carlson at 612.875.5507 or for placement questions. Register online at

Carlson Tennis Competitive Program

Competitive 3 & 4 | Ages 12-15 | 6th-9th (2020-2021)
Mon/Wed 1:00pm-2:30pm | Fee: $150
S-281: June 15 – July 1
S-282: July 13 – July 29
S-283: August 3 – Aug 19
Competitive 5 & 6 | Ages 8-12 (Orange Ball & Green Dot)
Mon/Wed 2:30pm-4:00pm | Fee: $150
S-309: June 15 – July 1
S-310: July 13 – July 29
S-311: August 3 – Aug 19

Carlson Free Tennis Play Day

Give tennis a try or if you already play, come out for fun and games! The event is Free, Fun, and promotes a sport of a lifetime. We will introduce some tennis basics and get the kids playing games. Wear athletic clothes and bring water. Rackets are available if needed.
Thursday, May 28 – Waconia High School
Ages 4-8, 5:30pm-6:30pm 
Ages 9-11, 6:30pm-7:30pm