Our Junior Competitive program is for players preparing for or involved in competitive tennis. Drills and games focus on strokes, footwork, strategy, and match play. Younger players follow the Stages of Play in the USTA’s (United States Tennis Association) Youth Progression program. For additional information visit our Youth Tennis Stages of Play page which illustrates the concepts of the program. Participation requires a two-day-per-week commitment with the 3rd day optional, and there are 4 sessions during the indoor season. All lessons and clinics play as scheduled during Spring Break.
All players new to our program must be evaluated for entry into our competitive programs. Placement will be determined by our Pros using USTA junior rating guidelines and personal assessment. There will be no guaranteed make-ups for Junior Competitive Group classes. It will sometimes be possible to make-up a class if there is room in an alternate class during the current session. Make-ups MUST be approved by an instructor or at the front desk. NO walk-in make-ups will be allowed. Available classes, days and times may be adjusted prior to the Indoor Season. Please refer to the August Calendar of Events for Junior Competitive Groups registration.
Players wishing to advance in Junior Competitive Groups may request a placement evaluation at any time during the season. Upon receiving the request, the coaches will convene, discuss placement of the player, and determine which group best fits the player’s current abilities.
For your convenience please review and print the following documents. Signed copies will be required before classes begin.
Session Dates 2019-2020
|Session||Begin (Monday)||End (Sunday)|
|1||September 9||November 10|
|2||November 11||January 26|
|3||January 27||March 29|
|4||March 30||May 17 (7 weeks)|
Pricing Per 9 Week Session
(a or b noted beside each Group below)
|Days Per Week||Member||Non-Member|
Junior Competitive Groups offered throughout the indoor season may vary.
Please call for current Group schedules.
Junior Challengers (a)
Orange Ball, 60 foot Court
Young players learning the mechanics of stroke development, coordination and balance. Players will improve serving, rallying, and scoring for competitive play.
Junior Development (a)
Orange/Green Ball, 60/78 foot Court
Players with intermediate stroke technique & movement, developing court positioning and hitting with purpose. Players will improve racket & ball control, learn singles & doubles strategy, and participate in match play and tournaments. Junior Development prepares players to move up to Yellow Ball level of competition.
Junior Excellence (a)
Advanced players in the 8th grade or below proficient in technique, movement, and positioning. Players will improve consistency & control; learn spins, placement, and advanced singles & doubles strategy. Match play, middle school tennis and tournament participation.
Senior Development (a)
Intermediate level 9-12th grade players preparing for high school tennis participation. Players will refine technique, movement, positioning, point structure, and learn singles & doubles strategy.
Senior Excellence (a)
Varsity and advanced junior varsity level high school players proficient in technique, movement and positioning. Players will improve consistency & control; learn
placement, spins, and advanced singles & doubles strategy.
Junior Tour (a)
Advanced tournament and high school varsity players will improve consistency & court strategy. Match-play drills, games and situational point play will help players build offensive weapons and improve footwork & conditioning.
Senior Tour (a)
Varsity and advanced junior varsity level high school players will improve consistency & court strategy. Match-play drills, games and situational point play will help players build offensive weapons and improve footwork & conditioning.
Junior Elite (b)
Players motivated for advanced levels of competition (tournaments, college). Emphasis will be on stroke production, footwork & conditioning, match play tactics,
improved shot-making, consistency and mental game (critical thinking, sportsmanship, determination, attitude).