Junior Elite Excellence

Spring Semester starts January 8th / Join any time!download

For Whom

The Junior Elite Program is designed for the committed player.  A player in this program has lofty national ranking goals, wants to earn collegiate scholarships and enjoys the challenge of training the necessary hours to achieve these goals.  Acceptance into this program is by invitation only.  The ranking requirements are top 700 nationally, top 100 in Southwest on, and a minimum Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) of 6.
Email Brian Ramirez if you have interest in this program:

The Staff

Brian Ramirez/Jr. Tennis Director

The Tucson Racquet Club is proud to offer the finest tennis instruction in the Southwest. Our senior staff includes: Brian Ramirez, Gretchen Schantz, Tad Berkowitz, Sara Kaufman, and more. Click here to learn more about our Tennis Pros.

The Program

The Elite Program is designed for the total development of a top junior tennis player.  Private lessons provide individual attention.  Tournaments trips are scheduled throughout the year to provide coaching and match analysis.  The daily program entails two hours of drills, fitness three days a week, and includes supervised competitive match-play.

Excellence students participate in a weekly program consisting of:

One Hour Private Lesson

Individual strokes and styles of play are emphasized specific to the students needs.

Drill Clinic

Instructor 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 Practice

Team 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.


Students apply what they learned in lessons and clinics to real match situations. Match-play is organized and closely monitored by Brian and other staff members.


The Elite Program will focus on fitness 3 times a week.  Sessions will vary from footwork drills, circuit training, injury prevention.

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.

Makeup Policy

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. Program meets Monday & Friday 4:30PM – 6:30PM.

Program Schedule

Private Lesson…Schedule at your convenience.

Weekly Schedule: Monday – Friday: 4:30PM-6:30PM

Match Evaluations: 4 match evaluation days (Dates TBD)


The program cost for members is $2,028 or $2,316 for nonmembers. There are three options for payment:
1) Average Monthly Billing:
Members: pay $405.60 per month 5 times
(Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec.).
Nonmembers: $463.20 per month 5 times
(Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec.).
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.


Included on our 20 acres by the river are:

  • 30 lighted tennis courts
  • 12 lighted pickleball courts
  • 11 indoor racquetball/handball courts
  • Aerobics/yoga
  • Exercise classes throughout the day
  • Two 75′ junior Olympic heated pools
  • Basketball Courts
  • Volleyball courts
  • Fully equipped weight room
  • Cardiovascular machines
  • 2 Jacuzzis
  • Sauna

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