Class Descriptions


Tiny Tots

  • Ages 4-6
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Taught (typically) with mini-nets and low-compression tennis balls. 
  • Focus: Coordination drills, ground-strokes and volleys, and games
  • Warm-up/coordination activity, strokes, closing game/activity
  • Drills and games dependent upon players' level of coordination
  • Goal: Introduce young players to tennis and instill an enjoyment of the game. 

Future Stars

  • Ages 6-8
  • Duration: 1 hour
    Focus: Learning the fundamental strokes of ground-strokes and volleys in conjunction with proper movement/footwork.  
  • Drills and games are played on the regular court; low-compression balls are often used to improve success in drills and games.
  • Goal: Players should be familiar with the fundamental strokes and be able to perform them with some movement.  

Big Hitters

  • Ages 8-10
  • Duration: 1 hour
    Focus: Further refining fundamental strokes (including the overhead) and movement in order to hit more consistently and accurately.  Introduction to the serve.
  • Goal: Players should demonstrate familiarity with fundamental strokes and proper movement, and be more comfortable playing from farther back in the court with either regular or low-compression balls (“green dot” balls).

Jr. Development I (Novice)

  • Ages 10-12
    Duration: 1.5 hours
  • No prior tennis experienced required
    New players are recommended to join at the start of a session.
  • Focus: Introduction and development of tennis fundamentals and games.

Jr. Development II (Intermediate)

  • Ages 10-12
    Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Requirements: Players demonstrate fundamental stroke proficiency and consistency.
    Some match experienced preferred, but not required.
  • Focus: Drilling, conditioning, live-ball games, and serving. There is a greater emphasis on learning the rules of tennis and implementing technique into live-ball drills/games.
  • Players will work on developing their service game for the purpose of playing matches.

 Teens I (Novice)

  • Ages 13-16
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • For beginner and novice teen players. No prior tennis experienced required
  • New players are recommended to join at the start of a session.
  • Focus: Introduction and development of tennis fundamentals and games.

Teens II (Intermediate)

  • Ages 13-16
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Requirements: Players demonstrate fundamental stroke proficiency and consistency.  Some match experienced preferred, but not required.
  • Focus: Drilling, conditioning, live-ball games, and serving. There is a greater emphasis on learning the rules of tennis and implementing technique into live-ball drills/games.  Players will work on developing their service game for the purpose of playing matches.

Academy

Instructor recommendation required
  • Ages 8-18
  • Duration: 2.0 hours
    Requirements: Tournament players, High School Varsity.
  • Focus: Match Play, Advance Drilling, Strategy, and Physical Training


Beginner I

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Goals: Introduce players to the fundamental strokes of tennis: groundstrokes and volleys (overhead preferably as well and serve if time permits).  Players who complete the session may expect to be familiar with some rudimentary tennis terminology, the layout of the court, groundstrokes and volleys. 
  • Method: Each class should review and will seek to build upon the previous week’s instruction

Beginner II

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Prerequisites: Approximately NTRP 2.0-3.0
  • Goals: Stroke refinement – Develop more fluid topspin strokes and clean volleys with better footwork and movement.  Begin learning how to implement strokes with live-ball drills and games.  Expose players to the serve and scoring rules. 
  • ≈ 65% Instruction / 35% Live-ball games

Intermediate 1

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Prerequisites: Approximately NTRP 3.0-3.5
  • Goals: Work on hitting more consistently with placement, depth, and power.  Improve confidence at the net.  Develop a reliable first and second serve.  Players should be taught how to play a set and should be comfortable playing tie-breaker games (weather & court-space permitting). 
  • 50% Instruction / 50% Live-ball games

Intermediate II

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Prerequisites: Approximately NTRP 3.5-4.0; Players must be able to serve and rally consistently and aggressively.
  • Goals: Players should already have reliable groundstrokes, so emphasis should be placed more on improving strategy, point development, and specialty shots (overheads, lobs, drop-shots)
  • ≈ 35% Instruction / 65% Live-ball games

Advanced

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Prerequisites: Approximately NTRP 4.0-5.0.
  • Goals: Instruction is minimal and players should be kept moving and hitting as much as possible.  Drills and games should emphasize and encourage aggressive, strategic play. 
  • ≈ 20% Instruction / 80% Live-ball games

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