Junior Tennis League

Cress Creek Junior Group Classes

All Classes are ran by ETA, Eola Tennis Academy (Owner Gus Fernandes is a Cress Creek resident and board member)

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Coach Amanda will be the Eola Tennis Academy professional in charge of Cress Creek Commons Junior classes
E-mail coach Amanda for more information [email protected]

Red Ball 1 
Ages 6-8 

This program focuses on the development of agility, coordination, and balance. It’s a whole new ball game for your child. A perfect first experience that’s fun, great exercise, and exciting! The program uses kid-sized equipment; slower-moving and lower-bouncing red balls, shorter and lighter racquets, and smaller courts. This format makes beginner tennis easier and fun, as your child builds a foundation of hand-eye coordination, agility and balance for all sports. All Tennis Titans classes are taught by a USTA/PTR Certified Tennis Pro following the Youth Progression Pathways. 

9:30 - 10:30am Tuesday and Thursdays 

Beginner Orange Ball 
Ages 8-10 

This introduces children to playing on a 3/4 length tennis court. The low bounce Mini Tennis Orange ball slows the game down to a speed that gives players time to play good basic tennis shots and enables them to have maximum fun playing the game! All Tennis Titans classes are taught by a USTA/PTR Certified Tennis Pro following the Youth Progression Pathway.

10:30 - 11:30am and 11:30-1:30am sessions available on Tuesday and Thursdays

Cress Creek Commons Junior Tennis League

Coach Amanda will be in charge of Cress Creek Commons Junior classes and development. 
She will also start Cress Creek Commons Junior Team to compete against the other Naperville Home Owner Associations in The Naperville Summer League. Home Junior Matches will be help Friday’s 1-3pm, we will be holding matches 5 weeks on Fridays this summer.  E-mail coach Amanda for information joining the Cress Creek Commons Team at the junior league info at [email protected]

Coach Amanda grew up in Willowbrook (attended Hinsdale South High School), and now lives in Darien with her family.  She fell in love with tennis over 25 years ago – played in high school, college at Grand Valley State University, coached boys Jr. Varsity in Grand Rapids, and as an adult played on several USTA teams both singles and doubles. Coach Amanda is a USTA/PTR certified youth coach with a strong passion for creating fun and effective programs for kids of all athletic abilities.  She truly feels tennis is a sport kids can play for a lifetime and believes the sport teaches lessons that go far beyond the courts.