Beginner to intermediate level instruction for the recreational player offered in 6 to 7 week sessions during the school year. Tennis Academy of the South is a registered provider of USTA’s new Net Generation. TAS staff teach “right sized tennis” for kids of all ages. We use USTA’s Net Generation format, curriculum and resources to help kids learn new ways to experience tennis. Our focus is on getting kids ready to compete and have fun playing. Youth Tennis includes 2 major divisions: 10 & Under Tennis for kids ages 5 to 10 and Junior Development for juniors ages 11 to 18.
Introductory program geared for the young recreational player. Innovative and fun instruction using the USTA’s Net Generation program enables kids to learn while playing real tennis to scale. Simple lead up activities and modified courts, nets and balls introduce our youngest students to the skills needed to play tennis successfully. TAS staff emphasize team work and cooperation. Six and seven week sessions are offered weekdays after school August through May. Enrollment is open to beginners ages 5 to 10.
Students in 10 & Under Tennis: Ages 5-6, 7-8
USTA’s Net Generation program enables youngsters to practice and play real tennis to scale. Simple lead up activities and modified courts, nets, racquets, and balls introduce our youngest students to the skills needed to play tennis successfully. These include:
• Balance, movement, agility, and coordination
• Throwing with rotation, catching + hitting, and sending + receiving
• Racquet + ball control and ball tracking
Students in 10 & Under Tennis Ages 9-10
USTA’s Net Generation approach for youngsters ages 9 –10 takes advantage of their improved concentration and focus as well as their physical strength, coordination, and stamina. Drills, team-building ac-tivities, and game play help them improve:
• Motor skills, fluency, and movement
• Ball approach, rotation, and follow through
• Anticipation and reaction
• Decision-making and tactics
• Stroke production and footwork