Youth 10 and Under: WTEF follows the United States Tennis Association( USTA), Net GenerationTM, method for junior tennis development. By using modified equipment for younger players, students will find it easier to learn and acquire new skills. Beginner students will use foam or red compression balls (slower bounce) and a smaller court (36’x18’). Intermediate students will use red and orange (slightly bouncier) compression balls and a bigger court (60’x21’). All classes are limited to 6 players. See Description of classes below.
Beginner (5-10 yrs.): March 31-May 5 (Wednesdays 1–2pm). This is a 6 week program for children with little or no tennis experience. Students will develop athletic skills, hand-eye coordination, and basic tennis skills in a fun, game-based and positive environment. The last class will feature a special USTA Team Challenge where students will test what they have learned in a cooperative play format.
Intermediate (6-10yrs.): March 31-May 5 (Wednesdays 2:30-4pm). This is a 6 week program for children who have had previous tennis instruction. Children should be able to drop and hit the ball over the net and rally across the net. Students will learn athletic skills, stroke fundamentals and basic tennis movement in a fun, game-based and positive environment. The last class will feature a special USTA Team Challenge where students will test what they have learned in a cooperative play format.
Coach Rachel is certified by the Professional Tennis Registry to teach children ages 10 and under and 11 – 17. She also teaches tennis to children on the Autism spectrum through a program called ACEing Autism. She is a life-long tennis player and winner of many tournaments and league divisions throughout the area. She has hundreds of hours of tennis teaching experience. Rachel’s students learn tennis skills in a fun, energetic and positive environment. You will definitely see your child’s tennis and athletic skills improve, and they will be eager to come to class each week.