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Progressive Tennis – Introduction
Adopted by the majority of tennis playing countries, this developmental approach uses a systematic progression of court sizes, balls and racquets to scale the game down to an appropriate level for children. With this approach, players learn to play the game more quickly, efficiently and successfully. It is believed that children/young people who learn to play tennis this way have more fun, develop greater skills, experience earlier success, gain more confidence on the court and stay playing tennis longer.
The club has additional nets, foam and low compression balls to allow players to play at the different levels. Players are asked to bring their own appropriately sized racquet to lessons.The club has additional nets, foam and low compression balls to allow players to play at the different levels. Players are asked to bring their own appropriately sized racquet to lessons.
CLUB INTRO – Triple Combo (Ages 5–7yrs)
New this season, is a 3 hour morning camp (9am-noon) designed to be a safe and fun introduction to all the program disciplines at the club. Participants start with sailing, then head to the tennis courts and finish off with swimming. The sailing component will be a mini version of WetFeet, tennis will be similar to Mini Court 1 and swimming will have participants working towards completing a level of the Lifesaving Swim for Life Program.
The camp is scheduled for July 4-8, July 18-22 and August 8-12.
Maximum of 12 participants per week, so early registration is advised.
MINI-COURT 1 (Ages 5–7yrs)
In this introductory course, children will play on 1/2 the tennis court using a low net and foam balls. Children will participate in tennis specific co-ordination and agility activities that will lead to the proper development of basic strokes and tennis fundamentals. The players will begin to rally, serve underhand and to return the serve. The main ethos of the camp is for the children to have fun whilst learning.
MINI-COURT 2 (Ages 7–10yrs)
In this course, children play on 1/2 court, use a low net and foam or low compression balls. Depending on the level of the group the players may transition to 3/4 court and low compression balls. Players are taught to rally using forehand and backhand strokes, to volley, serve overhead and to return the serve. They are taught how to score and the concepts of match play are introduced.
TENNIS / SAILING COMBO (Ages 5-10)
PRO 1 (Ages 10–12yrs)
Players are taught more advanced rallying skills with the basic concepts of direction, height and control. Emphasis will be on hitting and controlling the ball with more consistency and accuracy on both forehand and backhand sides. 1st and 2nd serves, returning serve, volleying and moving the opponent around the court will be covered. Lessons will take place on the full court with low compression balls or regular tennis balls depending on the skill level of the group.
PRO 2 (Ages 12–16 yrs)
The goal of this camp is to strengthen player’s technical skills. Tactical aspects of the game are also covered. This group is for players who have good ball control and ability to rally effectively with good technique and for those with an advanced understanding of match play. Lessons will take place on full court with regular tennis balls.
YOUTH TENNIS ACADEMY (Ages 11 – 16 yrs)
New for 2016, the Youth Tennis Academy is for more advanced players ages 11-16 yrs who have completed Pro2 lessons (or equivalent) and who are interested in participating and training in a tennis team format. The focus will be on tennis fitness and skills as well as strategy and match play. Participants are encouraged to sign up for the entire summer or for as many weeks as their schedules allow. Player suitability for this program will be determined by the Head Pro.
The program runs starting June 27th through to August 26th.
Cost for the summer is $400 or $80/week. Maximum of 12 participants
The tennis programs are grouped by age to maximize the benefits of the Progressive Tennis approach. Register your child based on the age grouping they fall into.
There is a maximum number of participants allowed per class.
For Mini Courts 1 & 2, the maximum is 12 participants (following a participant to instructor ratio of 6:1 for participants ages 5-9) and for Pro 1 & 2, the maximum is 16 participants (following a participant to instructor ratio of 8:1 for participants ages 10-16).
If a class if full, your child may be placed on a wait list. You will be notified if a space becomes available.
Members may register online by logging in to their account and completing the online registration or members may call the club at 543-2184.