The health and safety of youth and their families is our primary focus. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and following CDC and local health department protocols, we are offering tennis instruction clinics for small groups weekly. Like you, we are continually monitoring COVID-19 developments.
2020 Fall Outdoor Tennis Clinics
Seven Weeks Starting Week of September 7 thru October 23
WTEF Clinics directed by coaches Agathe Belibi and Matt Townes
WTEF Coach Matt Jr Beginner and Intermediate 4-5:30pm Weekdays
Designed for players ages 6-13 at the beginner or novice level. The focus is on developing a solid technical base movement and strokes including ball control. Participants will learn rules and basic strategy.
Designed for players 10-18 who have a desire to compete in tournaments at the local and mid-atlantic levels. Participants have aspirations and ability to play at a collegiate level. There is a heavy focus on point and play game-based drills. Participants at this level should be technically sound, as strategy and tactics are focal points of this clinic.
WTEF Coach Matt College Level and High Performance Academy 1-4 pm Weekdays
Designed for those who are college players and those who intend to pursue college tennis scholarships. Students are grouped based on Universal Tennis Ratings (UTR). Intense training program for players 12 and up. Players are introduced to a high-performance training and expected to train at a high level. The goal of this program is to develop all aspects of the student’s game – technical strategy, tactics psychological (mental/emotional), and physical / athletic – with the intent of developing the skills needed to help each student reach their full potential as a player.
Pre-Academy (UTR 1.0-2.9)
Academy (UTR 3.0-5.49)
High Performance (UTR 5.5-7.9)
Junior Elite (UTR 8.0+)
Junior Level: Students will learn the basic foundational skills and steps involved in stroke production with particular focus on body positioning (ready position and setup, racquet take-back) stroke mechanics, and proper footwork. Recommended for children ages 6 + with some prior tennis experience.
Junior Intermediate Level: For those students who have learned the basic foundational steps taught in Junior level and are continuing to develop proper strokes with proper preparation, footwork, and body positioning.
Coach Agathe's High Performance instruction will provide students with a rigorous European academy-style training regimen focused around proper footwork, stroke technique, as well as optimal court positioning, explosive speed, efficient movement, and recovery. Performance instruction will employ an intensive drill-based approach to develop sustained rally tolerance and strategic shot selection. Students will apply their training in situational point and match play. Stamina, endurance, physical as well as mental toughness will also be a major component of the training. Students may also be asked to keep a training/match player development journal.
WTEF Coach Agathe Beginner Level Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-3 pm and 3-4 pm
For those students with little to no experience playing tennis. Students will learn the basic foundational skills and steps involved in stroke production with particular focus on body positioning (ready position and setup, racquet take-back) stroke mechanics, and proper footwork.