Fall Junior Tennis Academy is now open for registration!
Junior Tennis Academy runs during the school year from September 5, 2017 to mid-June 2018. Players can choose to attend one, two, or three classes per week. Once you have registered, billing occurs monthly and you are automatically re-enrolled each month.
Class descriptions, an easy to read schedule grid, and pricing are all below. If you would like a personalized recommendation, feel free to ask any of our coaches or e-mail email@example.com
Junior Academy Schedule
Junior Academy Class Descriptions
All our Junior Academy classes are based around a few simple philosophies: first, to become a great tennis player, you have to PLAY tennis! Kids are taught the athletic skills they need to start serving and rallying as quickly as possible; after that, technique is added to create a complete player. Second, kids should love to compete, and know how to do it with sportsmanship and fair play. Competition is introduced in team formats so all players learn how to win and lose with a great attitude. Finally, kids learn best when they're having fun! Tennis is built so that anyone can enjoy it for a lifetime. So let's get started!
Tiny Tennis | Age 4 - 5
Designed to help young players get started, this class uses a modified court size and equipment, and focuses primarily on developing the athletic ability that forms a base for the game of tennis. Fun and educational drills and games emphasize athletic skills (balance, coordination, and agility) and incorporate basic rules, as well as sportsmanship, etiquette, and social skills.
Red 1 | Age 5-7
Red 2 | Age 6-8
Also played on the modified red ball court, these classes focus on beginner and intermediate players. Students will improve their athleticism (balance, coordination, and agility), and develop tennis-specific skills including swing shapes, footwork, and simple tactics. Players will work together as teams in many activities, integrating control, placement, and teamwork. Other games give players a chance to compete, instilling a drive in young players to improve and succeed.
Red 3 | Advanced
The most advanced red ball class introduces specialized strokes, including a variety of spins, and refines the skills learned in Red 1 and 2, including swing shapes, footwork, and modified serves. Play is more competitive, sometimes incorporating modified match play, encouraging students to hit with both power and control as they prepare to move up to the orange ball level. Players participating in Red 3 will typically move directly to Orange 2 when their physical size and court coverage abilities are appropriate.
Orange 1 | Age 8-10
Orange 2 | Age 9-11
The orange ball level uses a modified court, midway between the red ball court and the full-size court. The low compression orange ball has a bounce height appropriate for most players in this age range and gives players more time to react and practice swing set-up and tactics as their motor skills are rapidly improving. Players will practice scoring and rules, and will be introduced to match play through shortened sets.
Orange 3 | Advanced
The most advanced orange ball class is intended for players actively competing in at least 1 USTA sanctioned tournament per month as well as Bay Club Launching Pad Tournaments. Players will continue to refine technical and tactical skills while also improving their knowledge of strategy and the mental aspect of tennis. Players participating in Orange 3 will typically move directly to Green 2 when their age, physical size, and/or court coverage abilities are appropriate.
Green 1 | Age 10-15
This class focuses on strokes, footwork, and taking basic strategy to the next level. Players will use a green dot ball which is slightly slower than the regulation adult yellow ball. This ball facilitates stroke mechanics and movement patterns and allows more time to react and plan during play. Scoring, etiquette, and rules will be taught through games and match play, and students will begin to look for weaknesses in opponents and practice developing their own strategies.
Green 2 | Advanced
The most advanced green ball class is intended for players actively competing in at least 1-2 USTA sanctioned tournament per month as well as Bay Club Launching Pad Tournaments. Players will continue to refine technical and tactical skills while also focusing on advanced strategy concepts, match toughness, and improving tennis-specific strength/conditioning. Players participating in Green 2 will typically move toJunior Advanced 1 or 2 based on age, skill, dedication to tennis, and competitive results.
Junior Advanced 1 and Junior Advanced 2 | Age 11-18
These classes are for experienced players looking to compete in high school or tournament tennis. Players will refine their strokes and movement and develop situational strategies, while learning to recognize strengths and weaknesses in opponents. Part of each class will focus on physical conditioning, including strength, speed, power, and flexibility, as well as mental conditioning techniques.
Junior Academy Pricing and Policies
How to choose your classes
- Select your level based on listed class descriptions, ask any member of our Junior Academy staff if you need a recommendation.
- Select your day(s) and time(s). If you don’t see something that works let us know, we can create new classes based on interest.
- Players must sign up for specific days/times of the week, makeup policy for missed classes below.
- Registration is monthly and automatically renews
- If you need to withdraw from the program, please provide a written request with 30 days notice by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Billing occurs on the 1st of each month, non-members must have a credit card on file.
Makeup Sessions for Cancelled/Missed Classes
- If your player has to miss a class it can be made up on another day within 30 days of the missed class. No makeup classes after 30 days.
- If a class is cancelled due to weather or a holiday the month’s charge will be prorated appropriately.
- Classes run on most holidays and during most school vacations. Cancellations will be communicated by e-mail at least two weeks prior to the date of the cancelled class.