A fun environment for your child’s first experience on a tennis court. Basic movement and hand-eye coordination skills will be introduced, as well as perception and awareness exercises and ball and racquet exercises. Emphasis is placed on fun and teamwork. Preschool experience helpful. Foam or red balls used.
Children who have no, or little tennis experience. The focus is on developing general motor and athletic skills. Coordination training, balance exercises, movement skills as well as sending and receiving skills will be part of the curriculum. Children will learn basics of forehand, backhand and volley and initial progressions of service motion. These skills will provide them with a solid foundation to their tennis development. Red or orange balls generally used.
Builds upon skills used in Beginner I. Children will learn how to initiate a rally, move and judge the ball as well as racquet control skills that will continue to enhance their tennis game All strokes introduced along with full court hitting and drilling. Reinforcement of basic skills. Orange ball or green dot balls generally used.
Building upon skills from Beginner II. Mini tennis as well as full court rallying. 7 basic tennis strokes covered: forehand, backhand, serve, volley, half volley, overhead smash and lob. Green dot and regular balls used.
Intermediate & Advanced Intermediate
Ball control exercises that enhance consistency, direction, depth and spin will be the highlight of this level. Children will be trained using dead ball drills, live ball drills and competitive play situations to refine their technical and tactical skills. Introduction to “touch shots” (drop shots and drop volleys) Students should be comfortable rallying.
For middle school to high school age players. Should have good grasp on all strokes and starting to work on match play. Developing basic strategy.
Class specifically for our junior USTA team players that give them a chance to practice together as a team.
For middle school or high school age players. Builds on Jr. Excellence skills and encourages students to learn to develop their own game. Working on the ability to know when to hit certain shots, mental strength and strategy. Instruction includes on-court technique, footwork and conditioning.
Must be invited or approved by one of our coaches to participate. Program for competitive high school players at the freshman or JV level. Match strategy will be a focus as well the strengthening of skills. Players will play out points during class. Players should have a competitive attitude and be willing to work hard during class.
Must be invited or approved by one of our coaches to participate. Must be at a strong high school JV or Varsity HS team level and have a strong grasp of basic tennis skills and strategy.
For adults new to tennis or for those who have just begun to learn the game. Introduction to the game of tennis and all strokes. Students will learn proper stroke technique and begin to play out points with simple live ball drills.
Beginner II/Advance Beginner
Has some basic tennis knowledge of 7 strokes (forehand, backhand, serve, volley, half volley, overhead smash, and lob). Lots of drilling and reinforcement of basic skills. 2.0-2.5 level.
3.0-3.5 level. Continues to gain strength in use of 7 strokes. Proper technique will continue to be emphasized, and match strategy will be introduced. Students will become more confident in a baseline rally through live ball drill and simulated doubles play.
Advanced Intermediate & A level
3.5-4.0 level players. Proper strokes and grips will be reinforced, along with match strategy. Competitive drills will simulate match competition