What we need is a world full of miracles, like the miracle of seeing the young child seeking work and independence, and manifesting a wealth of enthusiasm and love.-Maria Montessori
MSP is hiring an assistant coach.
For 10 year olds and under with little or no prior tennis experience. Children will play group tennis games, learn ground strokes, serving and net play, proper form and court etiquette. All equipment is provided and is age appropriate. We also offer the only USTA approved 36ft courts in the entire panhandle, which are designed specifically for young children.
Cost: $15.00 per session
Wear: P.E. clothes, tennis shoes, hat & sunscreen and a smile
Bring: water bottle
To sign-up, please contact Felicity Moore. *Please park in the main parking lot, which is on the same side of the road as the tennis courts.
We are in “beta” mode as we work internally to develop a new skills checklist. Please let the coaches know if you are interested in seeing the form as we appreciate family support and feedback.
MSP tennis offers a skills checklist for players in the afterschool program. Coaches use the checklists internally to evaluate players to ensure effective instruction is being provided and that children are moved to the next ball level once they are ready. The checklist is based upon current USTA standards.
Additionally, the checklist provides:
1) a consistent approach for instruction among all coaches. Coaching styles are always unique, but the message and all players get is consistent.
2) a basis for our belief that ongoing and up-to-date training for the coaching staff is critical to maintain high-quality instruction. We use this tool to ensure all coaches are trained in every area of player development, including sportsmanship.
3) players who are pursuing the competitive, tournament path, a tool to help them focus on specific, individual skills as a way to improve their game.
4) objective feedback to all players (recreational and competitive) and their families.
USTA 10U Tennis:
If you have any questions or comments, contact
In November of 2013, MSP was awarded USTA grants for special smaller-sized courts for younger children, seniors and those with mobility issues. Click here to read the announcement on the USTA website.
In April 2015, the new smaller sized courts were unveiled. Click here for more information.
The Montessori School of Pensacola is the only accredited Montessori school in the Pensacola area.