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 programming for small groups weekly from starting June 15, 2020. Like you, we are continually monitoring COVID-19 developments. If it is determined that tennis instruction should be canceled, we will issue a full refund (minus card processing/convenience fees).
2020 Youth Summer Tennis Instruction
WTEF Development and Performance Clinics directed by coaches Agathe Belibi and Matt Townes
Our RED instruction introduces 4-8 year-old children to the game of tennis through a variety of fun, skill-building activities. Players learn the fundamental stroke production and the “ABC’s” of tennis (Agility, Balance and Coordination). Participants will use appropriate sized racquets, balls and play on 36ft courts. Each week will have its own character development theme and will incorporate both on court and off court education.
Our ORANGE instruction creates an environment for juniors 8-10 where emphasis is placed on improving their tennis, character and overall athleticism. Each week will have its own character development theme. Throughout the week, the children will work on developing technique, accuracy, movement and tactics on a 60’ court. This camp is recommended for those players who are Orange 1or Orange 2 level based on United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) Youth Progression.
Our GREEN/YELLOW instruction is designed for those juniors ages 11-17 who are developing their games and express an interest in playing Junior Team tennis, middle and high school tennis and/or playing entry level tournaments. Player’s proficiency will be assessed daily by coaches regarding transitioning players from green ball to yellow ball. Mornings will focus on drill-based coaching, while afternoons will be centered around match play giving players opportunities to practice their game under the guidance of coaches.
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 Junior Advanced and 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.