Our junior program develops all levels and ages of players and we have had a significant growth in the program with our youth developing aspirations and an enjoyment of the game. Many have grown from just trying it out to competing in club, local, USTA, national level USTA and college levels. We really take pride in our youth becoming friends, taking initiative in training additionally on their own, going to tournaments with each other and developing great friendships through tennis.
Many of the principles upon which the junior program is based can be found on the CoachSteveClarkPhD.com website such as the F.O.C.U.S. principle, deliberate practice, transformational coaching (as opposed to transactional) etc. Parents and players alike are invited to join thousands of others around the world to listen to Steve’s podcasts (The Coach Steve Clark PhD Show) with elite world class players, coaches, nutritionists and more.
For details regarding Junior’s classes, please see the informational pdf attached here.
By Invitation, Contact coaches, 4/ct
These players play USTA tournaments, have rankings, are high on their high school ladders, can sustain complex patterns and point construction, and commit to a minimum of 4 days a week of training in clinics, competition nights, and training on their own. More advanced principles on the technical, footwork, strategic, shot selection, mental aspects of the game are worked on. Each player is required to have a jump rope and fitness bands for footwork and speed work.
By Invitation, Contact coaches, 6/ct
These players can rally, sustain more complex drills and self-start. They play USTA tournaments or HS tennis and are willing to put in more time on court in training and participate in Comp nights. Each player is required to have a jump rope and fitness bands for footwork and speed work. Fundamentals in technical, tactical (singles and doubles), mental and other areas of the game are taught.
Jr/HS Able to Rally with Various Shots, 8/ct max
For older players (or younger ones with skill sets that can compete with this level) wanting to play or are currently playing high school tennis at some level where skills range from beginner to intermediate. A level higher than Future stars. Technical work as well as learning fundamentals for singles and doubles are taught.
8 to Jr/HS, beginning to intermediate level, 8/ct max
Players continue development of basics on the various basic strokes: serves, volley, overheads, groundstrokes, etc. Scoring, point play and other aspects of the game are covered as well. Transition from dot balls to standard is a goal. Most are 10 and under but this is not age based but skill level based. Technical work as well as learning fundamentals for singles and doubles are taught.
(8 years old and under). Players are introduced to the fundamentals of tennis through fun activities using red dot balls. We do address footwork, technical basics including continental grip while using serves, the volley etc. We adhere to the view that young players can do more than many give them credit for and they like to have higher expectations along with encouragement. We want proper technique to being at the earliest stages and in every class, every level we want them to walk away with something learned and good experience. Forehands, Backhands, serves, volley, overheads and forms of rallies are instructed.