Youth Tennis Programs - Fall 2012
Session 1: Aug 27-Sept 23
Session 2: Sept 24-Oct 21
Session 3: Oct 22-Nov 18
Session4: Nov 19-Dec 16
Click below for Fall 2012 McKinney Youth Tennis Programs Schedules:
TOTS TENNIS: This specialized program is designed to stimulate, challenge and appeal to children 4-6 years old. Children will learn motor skills necessary to play tennis and other sports throughout their lives! Students will use the red USTA approved low-compression ball. The 36’ court will also be used.
RED BALL 1: RED BALL 1 is designed for beginning players. Basic tennis skills will be introduced on a 36’ court using a red low-compression ball. QuickStart teaching methodology will be used in this class.
RED BALL 2 & 3: This class will build upon the skills introduced in RED BALL 1. Students will learn movement while hitting the ball and play games designed to improve their tennis skills. The Red low-compression ball will be used on the 36’ court.
ORANGE BALL 1: This introductory class is designed to introduce basic tennis skills for students aged 9-10. Students participating in this class will be using the ORANGE BALL on the 60’ court. This ball has a slightly bigger bounce than the red ball. Rackets, balls and the court are all appropriately sized for this age student.
ORANGE BALL 2 & 3: Students will learn movement while hitting the ball and play games designed to improve their tennis skills. This class will build upon the skills introduced in ORANGE BALL 1. Players will work on rallying and move toward tournament play.
For information on 10-Under, please contact Diana Carr at 972.547.2012
Player Development 1 (PD1) Ages: 7-12 yrs. This program is designed for beginner students. This is a great way to learn to hit the ball, gain confidence, meet other children and begin to play games and tennis matches while having fun!
Player Development 2 (PD2) Ages: 7-12 yrs. This program is designed for intermediate students. This is a great way to learn to hit the ball, gain confidence, meet other children and begin to play games and tennis matches while having fun! The goal of this class is to inspire the kids to play in local tournament and / or league tennis.
Player Development 3 (PD3) Ages: 8-18 yrs. This program is designed for intermediate-advanced to advanced level students. Students must be able to consistently maintain a rally the ball and hit with topspin. Players will participate in tournament and/or league tennis at the ZAT level.
Competition Team (CT) Ages: 8-18 yrs. Director approval required. This program is designed for advanced / tournament-level players at the Champ and Superchamp division, or on a high school varsity team. Players are required to be actively involved in tournament competition and working to obtain a sectional ranking. Tactics, fitness, and developing an all-around game style will be emphasized.
Match Play Program (MP) Ages: 8-18 yrs. This program is for players in the Player Development 2, 3 and Competition Team. Students will be playing matches under direct supervision of tennis staff to prepare for tournament competition. The program is held three Saturdays per month; except during ZAT, Champ, and Superchamp tournament weekends.
Adult mixer: every first Friday of the month from 7PM-9:30PM, sign up at the front desk.
Junior Fun Night: every second Friday of the month from 6:30PM-8:30PM