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Tennis Class Information

Children

10 and Under - Using kid friendly equipment such as special size balls, rackets, nets and courts, success comes more easily to youngsters at an early age. This equipment provides unique opportunities for children to learn the sport of tennis more easily than using the regulation size courts, rackets and balls that are designed for adults.

Another goal of the program is to keep kids interested, keep them moving and provide a fitness activity that can be played for a lifetime.

Tennis Skills – This class will teach children the fundamentals of the sport of tennis. Grip, ground strokes, volley and serve will be introduced and game play will be taught as skills progress. Participants should bring their own racket to class.

Adults (Ages 16 and up)

Beginner – This class is designed for the person who has never played tennis or has very little tennis experience. (NTRP level of 1.5-2.0 or below)

Novice – (Advanced Beginner) - This class is designed for the person who has had some basic instruction in tennis and some playing experience (NTRP level of 2.0-2.5 or below)

Intermediate– 3.0 to 3.5 – This class is designed for the person who can sustain a rally with their groundstrokes hitting at a medium pace. They may need to improve their technique or consistency with certain shots and will benefit from tips and strategies on shot selection and working with a partner in doubles.

Advanced – 4.0-4.5 – This class is designed for the person who can sustain rallies while hitting at a moderate pace using depth and directional control. Their lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys are fairly successful. They will benefit from tips and strategies on how to set up and close out points and more advanced doubles strategies.

NTPR (National Tennis Rating Program) Guidelines:

2.5 – This player is learning to judge where the ball is going although court coverage is weak. They can sustain a short rally of slow pace with other players of the same ability.

3.0 – This player is fairly consistent when hitting medium paced shots, but is not comfortable with all strokes and lacks execution when trying for directional control, depth, or power. Most common doubles formation is one-up, one back.

3.5 – This player has achieved improved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots, but still lacks depth and variety. This player exhibits more aggressive net play, has improved court coverage, and is developing teamwork in doubles.

4.0 – This player has dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both forehand and backhand sides on moderate-paced shots. They can use lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys with some success and occasionally force errors when serving. Rallies may be lost due to impatience