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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 in most schools.

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

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 four years, TiE has averaged 48 sessions with an average of almost 750 participants per year. The goal for TiE in 2016 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 Justin Hubbard at (208) 322-5150, Ext. 207, or jhubbard@idtennis.com, or Toni-Shea Sinclair at (208) 861-6260, or tsinclair@ita.usta.com.

 

TENNIS IS ELEMENTARY

WINTER/SPRING 2017 SESSIONS


Click on the "Register Now" button below each listing to register for your session!
*If your school's session is sold out, please still register for the waiting list on the registration page!

 

T.I.E. at Prospect Elementary Grades 1st - 5th

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

Dates: Monday and Wednesday; April 3 - April 26

Time: 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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T.I.E. at Hunter Elementary 3rd - 5th Grade

Location: Hunter Elementary, 2051 W McMillan Rd, Meridian, ID, 83646

Dates: Tuesday and Thursday; April 4 - April 27

Time: 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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T.I.E. at Fort Boise Ages 9 - 11 April Session

Location: Fort Boise Community Center, 700 Robbins Rd, Boise, ID, 83702

Dates: Tuesday and Thursday; April 4 - April 27

Time: 4:00 to 4:45 p.m.

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T.I.E. at Fort Boise Ages 6 - 8 April Session

Location: Fort Boise Community Center, 700 Robbins Rd, Boise, ID, 83702

Dates: Tuesday and Thursday; April 4 - April 27

Time: 4:45 to 5:30 p.m.

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T.I.E. at Pioneer Elementary Grades K - 2nd

Location: Pioneer Elementary, 13255 W. McMillan Rd., Boise, ID, 83713

Dates: Wednesdays; April 12 - May 31

Time: 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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T.I.E. at Pioneer Elementary Grades 3rd - 5th

Location: Pioneer Elementary, 13255 W. McMillan Rd., Boise, ID, 83713

Dates: Thursdays; April 13 - June 1

Time: 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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T.I.E. at Trail Wind Elementary Grades K - 6th

Location: Trail Wind Elementary, 3701 E Lake Forest Dr., Boise, ID 83716

Dates: Tuesday and Thursday; April 18 - May 11

Time:  3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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T.I.E. at Discovery Elementary

Location: Discovery Elemetary Gym, 2100 E Leighfield Dr, Boise, ID, 83646

Dates: Tuesday and Thursday; May 2 - May 25

Time: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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IdTA FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

If you are interested in financial assistance for the Tennis is Elementary program, download the following form and return the application to Justin Hubbard at Idaho Tennis Association, 1076 N. Cole Road, Boise, ID 83704 or FAX to (208) 322-5170. After you complete the application process, call Justin at (208) 322-5150, Ext. 207, or e-mail jhubbard@idtennis.com.

TENNIS IS ELEMENTARY INSTRUCTORS WANTED

If you are interested in being a contract labor instructor for the Tennis is Elementary afterschool program, please return the IdTA Instructor Contract to Justin Hubbard at jhubbard@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 Justin at (208) 322-5150, Ext. 207.

IDTA INSTRUCTOR CONTRACT 

TENNIS IS ELEMENTARY INSTRUCTORS RESOURCES

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