Tennis is Elementary (TiE) is a statewide after-school program designed for elementary students in grades K-6. Idaho Tennis Association conducts the program at each school’s gym, cafeteria, or multipurpose room by using the 10 and Under Tennis format which includes foam or low-compression balls, smaller racquets and a reduced court size. The program is designed to run two days a week (for 45 minutes to one hour) during the school year.

Students/parents can register online and IdTA provides all the equipment and instruction.

In 2009, four pilot programs were conducted in the spring, introducing 80 young players to the sport. In 2010, Idaho Tennis extended the program, running 29 sessions with over 500 total participants. During 2011, TiE expanded to 682 participants. Over the past 8 years, TiE has averaged 48 sessions with an average of almost 750 participants per year. The goal for TiE in 2019 is to expand into churches, boys and girls clubs, and add more new participating schools while maintaining the existing demand bringing the great sport of tennis to many more children.

Tennis is Elementary is the ideal program to expose kids to the game of tennis and get exercise in an easy, fun and interactive way. It is the aim of IdTA to get kids excited about tennis so that they will join other programs organized by community tennis associations, clubs, parks and recreation departments and pros.

IdTA is actively looking for additional schools and instructors throughout the state to implement this program. Find out how you can bring this program to your child's school by contacting Jennifer Hunt at (208) 322-5150, Ext. 207, or jhunt@idtennis.com.


 2019 Spring TiE SESSIONS


Click on the "Register Now" button below each listing to register for your session!


T.I.E. at Prospect Elementary Grades K-5

Location: Prospect Elementary Gym, 4300 N. Red Horse Way, Meridian, ID 83646

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 8 - January 31, 2019

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 P.M.


T.I.E. at Middleton Heights Elementary Grades 1-2

Location: Middleton Heights Elementary Gym, 611 Cemetery Rd., Middleton, ID 83644

Dates: Mondays and Thursdays, Feb. 4, 7, 11, 21, 25, 28 + Mar. 4, 7

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 P.M.


T.I.E. at Cynthia Mann Elementary Grades 1-6

Location: Cynthia Mann Elementary Gym, 5401 W. Castle Dr., Boise, ID 83703

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 26 - April 18, 2019

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 P.M.



T.I.E. at Andrus Elementary Grades 3-5

Location: Andrus Elementary Gym, 6100 N. Park Meadows Way, Boise, ID 83713

Dates: Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Fri., April 15 - April 26, 2019

Time: 3:55 - 4:55 P.M.


T.I.E. at Pioneer School of the Arts Grades K-2

Location: Pioneer Gym, 13225 W. McMillan, Boise, ID 83713

Dates: Wednesdays, April 3 - May 29, 2019

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 P.M.


T.I.E. at Pioneer School of the Arts Grades 3-5

Location: Pioneer Gym, 13225 W. McMillan, Boise, ID 83713

Dates: Thursdays, April 4 - May 30, 2019

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 P.M.


If you are interested in financial assistance for the Tennis is Elementary program, download the SCHOLARSHIP FORM and return the application to Mike Harvey at Idaho Tennis Association, 1076 N. Cole Road, Boise, ID 83704. After you complete the application process, call Mike Harvey at (208) 322-5150, Ext. 203, or e-mail mharvey@idtennis.com.


If you are interested in being a contract labor instructor for the Tennis is Elementary afterschool program, please return the IdTA Instructor Contract to Jennifer Hunt at jhunt@idtennis.com. Basic tennis knowledge and a desire to work with kids are a must; additional tennis training can be provided. For more information, call Jennifer  at (208) 322-5150, Ext. 207.



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