YOUTH TENNIS

Tennis lessons with a progression to give direction for your young players.

TENNIS LEVELS

MONTHLY

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TYKES

AGES: 4-5

Designed to develop hand-eye coordination and listening skills. Introduces a caution tape net, but allows kids to be successful in basic tasks and games. Focuses on agility, balance and coordination, with group interaction. Child-only class, parents are encouraged to watch.

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FUTURES

AGES: 5-6

Acquire the fundamentals of all tennis strokes using QuickStart as a foundation. Kids will develop independence while continuing basic stroke production and learn to rally and keep multiple balls in play.

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CHALLENGERS 1

AGES: 6-10

This class is the first stop to becoming a tournament level tennis player. Focus is on stroke technique, competing with other children in a controlled environment, sportsmanship, rallying, starting points and fair play. Both 36-foot and 60-foot courts may be used. In-house match play is encouraged.

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TEEN 101

AGES: 11-17

Introductory class for teens with a wide range of experience who want to learn the basics of the game.

8-WEEK SESSION

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CHALLENGERS 2

AGES: 7-10

Our goal is to develop a well-rounded, competitive game for your child. Strength and quickness will be developed. In-house match play and USTA tournament is encouraged. Players transition to 60′ court.

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CHALLENGERS 3

AGES: 8-12

Players work on developing effective swing technique, including the use of spin and speed, becoming more aware of their opponent, how to structure a point in their favor and refining serve techniques including the use of spin on the second serve. In-house match play and USTA tournaments encouraged. Players transition to full court.

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JR. COMPETITIVE

AGES: 10-13

Designed for players who have mastered basic techniques and tactics. Focus is on flight time, spin and speed of the ball and developing a tactical game plan around attaching and defending. These players are encouraged to play Jr. Team Tennis and other USTA-based match play. Players will play full-court points at a competitive level.

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VARSITY

AGES: 12-18

For the player who wants to make an impact on their high school team. Focus is on conditioning, drills to hone technique and match play situations. Players encouraged to play Jr. Team Tennis and other USTA-based match play. Class geared toward high-level middle school players and low-level high school players.

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ALL CONFERENCE

AGES: 13-18

For high school players with dependable strokes and extensive competitive match play experience. Group includes strength training, situational drills, singles and doubles play. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.

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ALL STATE

AGES: 14-18

These players are the strongest in our Junior Program. Through strength training, match play and drills designed around point play, players will grow to their greatest potential. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.

HIGH PERFORMANCE

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ELITE 1

INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION

Players must prove themselves to already be highly motivated before admittance. USTA tournament play must be a priority, with an emphasis on Midwest rankings. Classes will be based around competitive situations and advanced stroke technique. Pro approval is required to register.

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ELITE 2

INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION

This is our most advanced class offered. Players must be able to handle accelerated ball speeds and be extremely consistent. USTA tournament play is mandatory, with an emphasis on Midwest ranking. Players involved in this class should have the desire to play college tennis or beyond! Pro approval is required to register.