Summer 2020 Outdoor Class Descriptions
Dates and Times TBD
Red Ball Ages 5-7 (1-2 yrs.)
This program is designed for our younger juniors that have been taking lessons consistently and are starting to understand match play. These players are focusing on the development of a consistent stroke that becomes the cornerstone of rallying, as well as basic tennis strategies for match play.
Red - Orange Ball Ages 6-8 (1-2 yrs.)
At this level, players continue to work on fundamentals, but there is a greater emphasis on improving their stroke technique, footwork and rallying skills. During this class, kids begin to see greater mechanics and consistency of play. We continue to focus on the ABC’s (agility, balance, coordination and speed) to improve your child’s athleticism. At the end of class, players have a much stronger grasp of the fundamentals, including stroke technique and rallying skills.
Orange Ball - Ages 7-10 (2-3 yrs.)
Players will solidify their mechanics, creating repeatable and dependable strokes. They will be developing swings that harmonize the racquet and body to facilitate a consistent contact point. Athletes begin to learn basic shot combinations. We will encourage all students to participate in some form competition once they are ready.
Green Ball (less than 1 yr.) Ages 11-14
This introduces kids to playing with a low bounce green ball which slows the game down to a speed that gives players time to play good basic tennis shots and enables them to have maximum fun playing the game!
Intermediate Green Ball Ages 10-12
Players will solidify their mechanics, creating repeatable and dependable strokes. Athletes begin to learn more complex shot combinations and strategies. Players will focus on building strength and conditioning to prepare for matches. We will encourage all students to participate in some form competition once they are ready.
Yellow Ball Ages 11-14
This class is about perfecting the shots and techniques that a player has shown aptitude for in previous levels, and challenging each player to improve on shots and techniques that do not come as easily. The end result is a player who understands how to set up a point to increase his or her chances of success. Lessons at this level are all geared to improve our players’ chances of winning a point, a match, and a tournament. Players will develop quick movements, change of direction and rotation which will allow their bodies to adapt to the demands of the game.