Meet the Pros

Meet the New Pros Social Friday, March 16, 2018 6:00-8:00PM Kanawha Recreation Association Come and meet our new pros: Danny Fariss and Leslie Upson along with head pro, Houston Barrick We are hosting a social event on Friday, March 16th from 6:00-8:00PM. The evening will consist of one hour of fun drills/instruction by the pros followed by one hour of round robin play. We are asking everyone to bring an appetizer to share and it’s BYOD (bring your own drinks - no glass bottles please)! This is an adults only social. Please contact Laurie Barnes @ or (804) 366-5084 (cell) with any questions and/or to confirm your attendance (signupgenius to follow as well)

3:15-4:00   Red Ball (ages 4-7)  ($ 90 Member/ $105 Non-Member)
4:00-5:00     Orange Ball (ages 7-10) ( $120 Member/$135 Non-Member)   

3:15-4:00      Red Ball (ages 4-7)   ($ 90 Member/ $ 105 Non-member) 


4:00-5:00     Orange Ball (ages 7-10) 60 minutes ( $120 Member/ $135 Non-member)

5:00 - 6:30 14u JTT Intermediate/Middle School Clinic ($180 member/$195 non-member) 

3:15-4:00   Advanced Red Ball 8 & Under JTT Clinic- $90 Member/ $105 Non-Member

5:00- 6:30  18 & Under JTT/Intermediate Clinic ($180 Member/ $195 Non-member)

4:00-5:00p.m.     12 & Under Beginner Green Dot ($120 Member/ $135 Non-member)



10:15-11:00  Red Ball (ages 4-7)  ($ 90 Member/ $105 Non-Member)
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    Orange Ball (ages 8-10) ( $120 Member/$135 Non-Member)  

****TO REGISTER***... go to and click the link labeled "YOUTH CLINICS AND CAMPS" 

Clinic/Ball Descriptions 

RED BALL- Boys and girls ages 4-7.  Using smaller racquets, shorter nets, and a "red ball" that moves slower and bounces lower. Your child will learn the strokes including forehand, backhand, serves, volleys and overheads, parts of the racquet and dimensions of the court, with a strong emphasis on hand eye coordination and child friendly athletic development.

ADVANCED RED BALL- This clinic is for children ages 8 and under who have learned their basic grownstrokes and plan to compete on Kanawha’s 8U JTT (Junior Team Tennis) team. Kids in this clinic have taken at least one season of red ball and have begun rallying with the red ball. Don’t need to sign up for the team to attend advanced red clinic.

ORANGE BALL- Boys and girls ages 8-10. This ball is a step up in difficulty from the larger, softer Red Ball.  Children will begin to rally, learn scoring, and begin match play in preparation for youth match play.
GREEN DOT- 12 & Under Beginner This class is meant for kids ages 10-12 and Under who are beginning tennis or who have not yet started rallying. The green dot ball is one step under the classic yellow tennis ball, and is slightly more manageable. 
14u JTT/Middle School Clinic This clinic is designed for kids in middle school playing at the intermediate level. The clinic will focus on stroke production, consistency, point play in preparation for matches and/or USTA tournaments.  

18u JTT/Intermediate Clinic- A clinic for girls and boys who are interested in continuing to play tennis at a higher level and/or for kids playing on the 18U Intermediate/JTT Team or their high school school/middle school team.


            *** Please contact Tennis Director- Houston Barrick with any questions regarding your child’s clinic placement. Some may be ready to move up a level earlier than what their age may indicate based on their amount of prior tennis training.
Weather Cancelation Policy!!!   Notifications of weather cancelation AND clinic rescheduling will be sent out via txt message through To receive KRA weather cancelation messages.... use the link below. You can sign up for a text message to be automatically sent, or simply check the link below to view potential cancelation updates.

If you are not sure, please go to the club and see if the clinic is being held. If there are cancellations to clinics, the Pro will determine when make-up day will be. 

Questions about clinics, clinic placement, or private lessons?!!

Contact Director of Tennis/Head Pro- Houston Barrick via email at  


KRA Tennis Representative
Laurie Barnes