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The Junior Excellence Program is for players ranging from the intermediate to USTA tournament and high school players. Players in this program may have ranking goals and want to play college tennis, but are not yet ready for the Elite Program.
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The Jr. Excellence Program is designed for the total development of the Junior tennis player. Private lessons provide individual attention. Clinics reinforce the skills learned in the private lesson. Play strategies are emphasized in structured games and during playday matches. Tournament trips are scheduled throughout the year to provide coaching and match analysis. The Jr. Excellence Program provides a total learning environment.
Excellence students participate in a weekly program consisting of:
One Hour Private LessonIndividual strokes and styles of play are emphasized specific to the students needs.
Drill ClinicInstructor controlled drills are used to polish existing strokes, develop movement, and create play situations. An outstanding instructor-to-player ratio assures plenty of individual attention.
Team PracticeTeam practice will emphasize different skills than the drill clinic. Live ball drills, structured games and play situations will be used to develop play strategies and court sense.
PlaydaysStudents apply what they learned in lessons and clinics to real match situations. Playday is organized and closely monitored by Brian and other staff members.
Getting a Lesson Time
Please contact your pro as soon as possible to confirm your lesson time. Times will be given out on the following priorities: 1) you have first choice on keeping last year’s time 2) returning students who wish to change times 3) new students.
Clinics canceled because of weather will be rescheduled if needed (we have 4 days set aside for rain and tournament misses factored into the cost of the program). If you miss clinic for your own reasons there is no makeup (ie. sickness or minor injury). A full staff is always maintained at clinics. Private lessons must be made up. The Club has a 24 hour cancellation policy that will be enforced!
Dates and Times
The program runs for 16 weeks beginning January 8 and ending May 11. There are two one-week breaks February 19-23 and April 2-6. All clinics and playdays are from 4:30-6:30PM.
Private Lesson…Schedule at your convenience.
Team Practice, Drilling and Playdays …will take place Monday—Thursday from 4:30—6:30pm. Each week will consist of some variation of practice, drilling and playdays based on the footwork, stroke production and point construction segments for that week.
The program cost for members is $1,700 or $2,080 for nonmembers. There are three options for payment:
1) Average Monthly Billing:
Members: pay $340 per month 5 times
(Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr., May.).
Nonmembers: $416 per month 5 times
(Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr., May.).
2) Pay in Full Up Front: Receive a 5% discount.
3) Custom: Design your own payment plan.
Members will be automatically billed on their accounts. Nonmembers will be billed to the credit card number on the application.
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