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 Jennifer Hunt at (208) 322-5150, Ext. 207, or jhunt@idtennis.com or Richelle Short at (208) 322-5150, Ext. 204, or rshort@idtennis.com




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 Pioneer Elementary K - 2 Grades

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

Dates: Wednesdays, Jan. 10 - March 7    - No session on February 21st 

Time: 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.


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

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

Dates: Thursdays, Jan. 11 - March 8:   - No session on Feb. 22nd

Time: 4:00 to 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 or FAX to (208) 322-5170. 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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