Youth Tennis

Tennis Academy of the South

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.

 

10 & Under Tennis | Ages 5-10 | Recreational Player Beginner | Weekdays After School

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 work on balance, movement and coordination drills to prepare them for racket and ball control. Basic skills like throwing and catching prepare students for tennis and all sports. They learn to track the ball, set, rotate and aim.

Students in 10 & Under Tennis Ages 7-8 work to improve balance, movement, agility and coordination. Instruction is geared to preparing students to play scoring games in anticipation of tournament play. Throwing with rotation, catching and hitting along with sending and receiving skills are taught in an integrated method. TAS pros focus on beginning footwork, correct swing path and recovery.

Students in 10 & Under Tennis Ages 9-10 learn proper stroke production, footwork and set up plus decision making and tactics for competitive play. Students are taught to approach each shot with good rotation through the ball and strong follow through. Students are placed in game situations to build decision making and tactical skills. TAS staff use drilling and repetition to make footwork and stroke production second nature.

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Junior Development | Ages 11-14 | Recreational Player Beginner | Weekdays After School

Designed for youngsters who have an interest in playing tennis but have not taken intensive instruction. Students learn stroke production, proper grips and footwork. Playing out points helps juniors improve decision making and develop tactics. TAS staff prepare juniors for match play with drills and games emphasizing shot selection, strategy and scoring. Simple fitness drills allow students to improve conditioning and coordination. Six and seven week sessions are offered weekdays after school August through May. Enrollment is open to beginners ages 11 to 14.

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