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JUNIOR CLASSES

Tennis Foundations

Red Stars

Super Stars

All Stars

Challengers

Level 1.0

Level 2.0

Level 3.0

Red Stars (Ages 4-8)

This group is for the youngster just getting started. The focus is on fun, hand/eye coordination, and introduction to the sport. Our focus is to make tennis enjoyable, while starting to develop skills that will help them improve as they grow. Learn the cornerstones of technique and rallying: coordination, movement, throwing and catching. Basic strokes, court position and rules of play are taught in a manner that allows kids to feel as if they are really playing the game, not just learning the strokes. Grips, footwork patterns, and basic swing paths are introduced. These players begin demonstrating appropriate listening skills and interactions with classmates. Should be able to rally with some success before advancing to the next level.

Court: 36′
Balls: Red foam & red felt balls
Racquet: 21″ or 23”

  • Monday – 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday – 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturdays – 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM

Super Stars (Ages 9-12)

Techniques from Red Ball will be continued with age appropriate skills and expectations. Players should be consistent with ready position and developing proper timing with split steps, and show a desire to improve footwork. These players should be using proper grips as instructed and forming stroke fundamentals for forehand and backhand groundstrokes, volleys, overheads, and serves with continental grips. Emphasis is on learning and enjoying the game on a 60’ court. Movement and coordination are refined while students gain a proper technical foundation, learn to sustain rallies and play using proper rules and scoring.

Some Red Stars 7-8 year old players who have suitably advanced in their learning, will also be invited to join this class after they have attended 2-3 Red Stars sessions. This is at the discretion of the tennis pro (pro-invitation only after player demonstrates appropriate skills)

Court: 60’ court
Balls: Red Felt & Orange Balls
Racquets: 23” – 26”

  • Tuesday 4:30PM – 5:30PM
  • Thursday 4:15PM – 5:15PM
  • Saturday 10:30AM – 11:30AM

All Stars (Ages 10-12)

Techniques from Red Stars and Super Stars classes will be continued with age appropriate skills and expectations. These players are physically ready and able to move to the 78’ (full) court. Proper grips and stroke techniques are now solidified. Players can feed and rally with specific direction, and can sustain rallies of 8+ shots. Continued emphasis on learning the basic strokes, footwork, ball tracking, general court positioning and constructing points and scoring on a full 78’ court.

Some 8-9 year old players who have suitably advanced in their learning, will also be invited to join this class after they have attended 2-3 Super Stars sessions. This is at the discretion of the tennis pro (pro-invitation only after player demonstrates appropriate skills)

Courts: 60’ & 78’ court
Balls: Orange & Green Dot Balls
Racquet: 24-26″

  • Monday 6:00PM – 7:00PM
  • Thursday 6:00PM – 7:00PM
  • Saturday 11:30AM – 12:30PM

Challengers 1.0 (Ages 13+)

Players will begin to progress from the green dot to the yellow ball. Green dot balls will continue to be used as needed for specific skill development. This group will continue to solidify stroke techniques and implement strategies and patterns of play. Practice outside of class encouraged.
This is also the class for the beginner high school juniors just starting out who want to learn the game of tennis. Focus is on fundamental techniques, teaching the basic strokes, court positioning, movement and scoring.

Courts: 78′
Racquets: 26” & 27”
Balls: Green & yellow balls

  • Monday 4:15PM – 5:15PM
  • Saturday 12:30PM – 01:30PM

Challengers 2.0 (Ages 13+)

These players have their tennis foundation well established (splits steps, ready positions, grips and stroke techniques), and now can focus on point play and strategies. This group can look ahead to JTT and high school tennis competition.

Some 10-12 year old players who have suitably advanced in their learning, will also be invited to join this class after they have attended 3-5 All Stars sessions. This is at the discretion of the tennis pro (pro-invitation only after player demonstrates appropriate skills)

Court: 78’
Racquet: 27”
Balls: Green & Yellow

  • Tuesday 5:30PM – 7:00PM
  • Friday 4:00PM – 5:30PM
  • Sunday 9:30AM – 11:00AM

Challengers 3.0 (Ages 13+)

Emphasis of this class is on consistency, court-wide rally ability and match play. This group is for 9th-12th grade players who are playing high school tennis, or are high school aged or strong middle school players and have played 3+ years of tennis. Ages 13+

Court: 78’
Racquet: 27”
Balls:Yellow

  • Wednesday 4:30PM – 6:00PM
  • Friday 5:30PM – 7:00PM
  • Sunday 9:30AM – 11:00AM

HomeSchool Tennis (Ages 9+)

This class is custom designed for Home school kids to learn the sport in a fun learning environment. Focus is on fundamental techniques, teaching the basic strokes, court positioning, movement and scoring.

Courts: 78′
Racquets: 26” & 27”
Balls: Yellow balls

  • Tuesday 11:00AM – 12:00PM
  • Thursday 10:30AM – 11:30AM