Junior Programs - Summer 2022

The framework for our junior programs is based on exceptional stroke production and technique, mental fortitude, and high-level fitness and conditioning. From our beginner clinics to our elite academy, our players are fueled with energy from our coaches, and one another. ​

Our Summer Junior Programs, outlined below, will be offered in conjunction with our Summer Camp. Both options will offer the same high-level coaching and energized tennis instruction. This Summer Junior Program will begin on June 20th, 2022 and run through September 1, 2022.  Lastly, we offer a 30-day trial period for nonmembers. During that time, our standard $5 guest fee/visit will be waived. In order to provide the best experience for your child and also prepare our staff, we ask that you contact our Junior Program Coordinator, Jack Bippus at Juniors@rcwtennis.com prior to your child starting any programs. All programs require advanced registration through Jack Bippus. 

 Orange Ball Program
(3-4 Year Olds)

This program is designed for our youngest players and provides the perfect introduction to the sport. Using a variety of age-appropriate tools, our team of coaches will teach your child the basics of tennis. Players will learn foundational strokes such as forehands, backhands, and volleys. In addition to tennis skills, players will also be introduced to a variety of coordination and agility games to improve hand-eye coordination, balance, and footwork. Learning at this level happens through fun games, so it's all smiles for the kids!

Thursdays 4:30pm-5:30pm 

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 Orange Ball Program
(5-7 Year Olds)

These players are working on basic athletic skills such as balance, quickness, strength, agility, and coordination. In addition, these players are working on learning fundamental tennis skills needed to start playing an actual game of tennis. Tennis focus will be on forehands and backhands, serves, and the rules of the game. This program utilizes the low-compression orange tennis ball, which is the ideal ball for beginners at the learning stages. This ball travels slower, and allows players to experience greater success early on, promoting positivity around their experience. The coaches of this program are excited to introduce your child(ren) to the game of a lifetime!

Mondays 5:00pm-6:00pm
Thursdays 5:30pm-6:30pm 

Orange Ball Program
(8-10 Year Olds)

These players are working on basic athletic skills such as balance, quickness, strength, agility, and coordination. In addition, these players are working on learning fundamental tennis skills needed to start playing an actual game of tennis. Tennis focus will be on forehands and backhands, serves, and the rules of the game. This program utilizes the low-compression orange tennis ball, which is the ideal ball for beginners at the learning stages. This ball travels slower, and allows players to experience greater success early on, promoting positivity around their experience. The coaches of this program are excited to introduce your child(ren) to the game of a lifetime!

Mondays 5:00pm-6:00pm
Thursdays 5:30pm-6:30pm 

Green Ball I Program

The players in our Green Ball I program are working on basic athletic skills such as balance, quickness, strength, agility, and coordination. In addition, these players are working on learning fundamental tennis skills needed to start playing a game of tennis. Tennis focus will be on forehands and backhands, serves, and the rules of the game. Coaches will also teach additional tennis skills like volleys, overheads, and approach shots necessary for net play. These classes will be

taught on a full-size tennis court with low-compression green balls. These balls have 25% lower pressure and lower bounce than a standard tennis ball, which allows players the time needed to learn at an appropriate pace. 

Tuesdays 4:30pm-6:00pm
Wednesdays 4:30pm-6:00pm

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Green Ball II Program

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Our Green Ball II Program is geared toward players that are successfully competing using the low-compression green dot balls. These players are fine-tuning the serve technique to allow for greater success during match play. Coaches will also teach additional tennis skills like volleys, overheads, and approach shots necessary for net play. Players in this program will continue to practice and improve upon their forehands and backhands. These classes will be taught on a full-size tennis court with low-compression green balls. These balls have 25% lower pressure and lower bounce than a standard tennis ball, which allows players the time needed to learn at an appropriate pace. 

Tuesdays 4:30pm-6:00pm
Wednesdays 4:30pm-6:00pm

Teen Tennis 101

Our Teen Tennis 101 program is designed for players 13 years and older that are new to the game of tennis. We love when Middle and High Schoolers show an interest in learning a new sport, and this program is the perfect place to start! Players will learn the foundational strokes like forehands and backhands, as well as the parts of the court and rules of the game. In addition to tennis technique, coaches will also incorporate drills to improve agility, coordination, and fitness.  

Tuesdays 4:30pm-6pm

Wednesdays 4:30pm-6pm

NEW PROGRAM ALERT!
Girls on the Court 

Our team is launching a brand new program designed for our teen girls (ages 12-18 years old).

 

The mission: To give young girls a comfortable, “safe”, welcoming environment to continue to be introduced to the sport of tennis. 

This program will allow these players to pursue tennis with other like-minded girls in a way that supports their personalities and current mindset, while helping them strengthen their resolve and relationship with the competitive aspects they will encounter as they continue to improve. We will incorporate a variety of mentors throughout the series that provide insight, share experiences, and help serve as leaders.

 

The program will run from 4pm-6pm on Thursdays. These two hours will involve an appropriate athletic warm-up, followed by a weekly topic and work on a specific skill, followed by singles and doubles match play with coaches helping them navigate all aspects of match play.  Each session will end with mentors/coaches leading a 20-30 minutes discussion on a topic that helps these girl navigate their journey in sport and life.

Thursdays 4pm-6pm

7 week series:

June 23rd, June 30th, July 14th, July 21st,

July 28th, August 4th, August 11th

To learn more about this program, email our team at Juniors@rcwtennis.com.

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