The sport of a lifetime.
Ages 4 – 18
By placing your child in the appropriate tennis ability level, you’ll increase their aptitude to develop, learn, and grow as a tennis player. The ball color and size of the court may vary depending on your child’s age and level, but the key to determining ability doesn’t vary between age levels. After all, tennis is the ultimate lifetime sport! Please review the descriptions to determine which class is right for your child and if you feel your child is between levels, please choose the level that best describes their overall style of play.
ABOUT THE JUNIOR TENNIS ACADEMY
- Member registration now available
- There are no refunds or make-ups for missed classes
- You may sign up for 1 or 2 days per week
- Drop-ins only offered if space is available
LEVELS OF PLAY
Beginner: Just learning to play and working on getting the ball into play with slow paced shots. Player is learning proper grips and understands how to hit forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys. Player is starting to rally and learn the rules of the game.
Intermediate: Players should have some match experience and be confident in keeping score. They are consistent when hitting slow to medium paced shots but lack execution when trying for directional control, depth, or power. Serve is becoming more consistent and footwork is improving. Not totally comfortable hitting all shots but working on adding overheads, lobs, and approach shots.
Intermediate/Advanced: Has extensive match experience and and is starting to grasp match play strategies. Player can cover the court well but may still make errors due to timing or footwork. Player should have directional control on groundstrokes and is comfortable with all shots. They are developing both topspin and underspin, using proper grips and their serve is more reliable with fewer double faults. Rallies are more consistent at medium speeds and players are getting comfortable at faster speeds.
Advanced: Players have significant match experience and can execute basic match strategies and recognize offensive and defensive situations. They can make adjustments to their strokes and are confident using all shots. Serves are reliable and second serve is starting to use spin. Players are confident and aggressive at the net and are comfortable playing singles and doubles. Rallies are consistent at faster speeds and players are using a variety of spins to play effectively.
Fall Session I Begins (September 3 - October 17). See class flyer for specific dates and times.