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Junior Tennis

The Windermere Club Junior Tennis Program is a developmental tennis program designed to provide children of all ages and abilities with a quality experience. Supervised by USPTA teaching professionals, our programs are taught in a positive and constructive manner to develop each child’s ability while learning the lifelong sport of tennis.

BIG SHOTS RED BALL Tuesday: 4:00pm-4:45pm and/or Thursday: 4:00-4:45 Suggested ages: 4-7

Our entry level class for beginning juniors. This class uses 36’ courts and the red foam or red felt, low compression ball. Emphasis is on developing motor skills, reaction/anticipation and sending and receiving the ball.

FUTURE STARS ORANGE BALL Tuesday and/or Thursday: 5pm-6pm Suggested ages: 7-10

This class strongly emphasizes the proper techniques for all basic tennis strokes. Footwork, focus and reaction time skills are developed. This class uses the 60’ courts and the orange low compression ball. Point play games are utilized.

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT GREEN BALL Tuesday and /or Thursday: 6pm-7pm Suggested ages: 11-17

The primary focus at this level is movement while using proper technique. Instructors emphasize the importance of using the correct grips for all shots. Live ball drills and games are used to prepare the students for match play. This class uses the green and yellow balls. Jr. Varsity/Challenger level tournament play is encouraged. Entering players should be able to rally 8-10 balls in a row from the short court, 4-8 from full court and make 4 of 10 serves from the baseline.

HIGH SCHOOL YELLOW BALL Wednesday: 4:30pm-5:30 pm Saturday 2-3 PM.

Players at this level are playing or preparing to play high school varsity tennis. Entering players must be able to maintain full court rallies of 6-8 balls, have knowledge of the basic grips and strokes and be able to make 7 of 10 serves.

HIGH PERFORMANCE Tuesday and or Thursday: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Sunday 5:00-6:00 PM

LEVEL 1: This is an intensive program for the younger players (approximately ages 11-14) who strive to become open-level, competitive players. A combination of advanced stroke development, court strategy, conditioning, focus drills and match play are used to help them achieve their goals. It is recommended that participants in this program play tournaments and take private lessons to ensure their success.

LEVEL II: Monday or Wednesday: 4:30pm-6pm: This is an intense program for the open-level competitive player. These players are often ranked at the Sectional or National level. This class is designed to develop and enhance dedicated tournament players’ talent through a combination of court strategy, conditioning, focus drills, match play and on-court monitoring in a college-style practice environment. We encourage further development through tournament participation, interscholastic competition, and private lessons. *Pro Approval Required for all High-Performance Participants.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON CLUB Yellow Ball Drill & Play Friday: 4pm-6pm Weekly Registration

One hour of drills and games, followed by one hour of supervised match play. Led by our expert Pros, this class will enable your player to get the practice in to move up to the next level. This is a high-intensity class involving drills, games and supervised point-play scenarios. Designed for Yellow Ball and Elite Yellow Ball players looking to gear up for tournaments and high school play.

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