Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation
of courage and of true progress. -Nicholas Murray Butler
Junior Programs ensures junior player development by limiting the player-to-coach
ratio to a maximum of 4:1.
To discuss your child's needs, please contact the Coaching Team.
1. FUTURES...... (5 to
Give your child the right start, in this fun modified
learning environment. An introduction to all the skills and techniques needed to play the game.
2. FOUNDATION......(7 years
+)Emphasis at this level is on building rally skills
and progressive technique development. Confidence in match-play situations will be addressed
For tournament level juniors up to 13 years. Coaching emphasis
on tactical play and court footwork
Let me win, but if I cannot
win, let me be brave in the attempt.-Motto of the Special Olympics
Notes for parents:
Preparation for the season must begin long before the first
day of practice. Managing practice time efficiently and effectively will help your children improve their tennis and
fulfill their potential. You should work from a master practice plan that varies little from year to year, add more detail
and specifics in a weekly plan, and finally flesh out the schedule for each day in a daily practice schedule.
Finding the Right Tennis Lessons for Kids
Group lessons are probably the most common format in which kids learn tennis.
The structure of group lessons ranges from groups of three or four taught by an experienced pro to groups as large as ten.
The amount of hitting time and instruction is inversely proportional to the group size, so smaller is almost always better.
Generally speaking, kids will learn faster and more soundly with an experienced pro. In general, kids learn gradually and
have a lot of fun in group lessons.
- Fairly low cost: usually $15 to $25 per hour.
- Comfortable number of companions.
- Smaller groups (3-4) offer some individualized attention.
- A well organized group will keep all of the kids active most of the time.
- Singles and doubles instruction can be part of the lesson.
- Low pressure, group games are often lively and very enjoyable.
- Instructor time and attention per student decreases with group size.
- Drills that are best for one group member may not emphasize the most urgent needs of another.
- The intensive focus needed to correct one student's major stroke problem can be hard to attain.
- One-on-one hitting with the instructor is very limited.
- Kids who feel most comfortable with a few friends around.
- Players who are looking more to have fun and learn gradually than to improve as fast as possible.
- Players who are not heavily involved in tournaments or team competition.