The Junior Excellence Program is by invitation only and intended for the dedicated tournament tennis player. Players are required to make the commitment of time and effort to be the best they can be. Those in Excellence need to be ranked in the Southwest (or the ability equivalent) and actively working toward future ranking.
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The Tucson Racquet Club is proud to offer the finest tennis instruction in the Southwest. Our senior staff includes: Gary Engelbrecht, Sam Ciulla, Bruce Connors, Gretchen Schantz, Nelson Payne, Gregg Baker, Brian Ramirez, Mike Gleason, Serena Quarelli, Bill Wright and more.
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 Lesson
Drill ClinicInstructor controlled drills are used to polish existing strokes, develop movement, and create play situations. An outstanding 4 to 1 instructor 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.
Two PlaydaysStudents apply what they learned in lessons and clinics to real match situations. Playday is organized and closely monitored by Gary 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 3 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 sixteen weeks beginning January 7 and ending May 12. There are two one-week breaks February 18-24 and April 1-7. All clinics and playdays begin at 4:30pm and end at 6:30pm.
Private Lesson…Schedule at your convenience.
Drill Clinic…Monday 4:30-6:30pm for top half of the ladder. Tuesday 4:30-6:30pm for bottom half of ladder.
Team Practice…Wednesday 4:30-6:30pm.
Playdays…Monday 4:30-6:30pm for bottom half of the ladder. Tuesday 4:30-6:30pm for top half of the ladder. Thursday 4:30-6:30pm for all players.
The program cost for members is $1,402 or $1,546 for nonmembers. There are three options for payment:
1) Average Monthly Billing:
Members: pay $234 per month six times
(Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr., May, June).
Nonmembers: $258 per month six times
(Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr., May, June).
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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