Quickstart 1 (Foam ball) Ages 3 – 4
This program offers a fun introduction to the game of tennis working on their A,B and C’s. Athleticism, balance and coordination. Children will learn to send and receive the ball with their hands and racquets. The most important part is we make it FUN!
Quickstart 2 (red ball) Ages 5 – 6
More racquet skills as well as the different strokes of tennis are introduced. Children will begin to rally with one another.
Fundamentals 1 (red ball) Ages 6 – 7
Ideal for beginners with little or no tennis experience. Coaches help players by creating a simple foundation of move, stop hit and recover by focusing on a consistent contact point on the forehand and backhand.
Fundamentals 2 (red ball) Ages 6 – 7
These players have some previous exposure to tennis, they show good balance and consistent contact points on groundstrokes. They are rallying and playing mini matches. They have started to redirect the ball away from their opponent.
Fundamentals 3 (orange ball) Ages 8 – 9
This is a class for beginning players. Basic concepts of tennis are introduced. Players are taught how to play matches and keep score. Players learn how to contact the ball on the move, and hit off of either foot.
Fundamentals 4 (green ball) Ages 9 – 10
Players are rallying well independent of instructor. These players have a better understanding of court geometry and use space by changing depth and angle of shots. Different grips and spins are being used.
Performance 1 Ages 11 – 17
This class is ideal for beginners and advanced beginners. Proper grips, stance and technique are introduced. Performance 2 Ages 11 – 17. These players already have a strong tennis foundation and good rallying skills. Classes will reinforce and improve upon existing techniques.
Performance 2 Ages 11 – 17
These players already have a strong tennis foundation and good rallying skills. Classes will reinforce and improve upon existing techniques.
This is an invitational program. Players in the program compete in USTA tournaments and/or are high level varsity players. In addition to at least one clinic per week, participants must take a private lesson and a cross fit class. Our philosophy is based on the idea that there is no substitute for fundamentals and hard work. Practices emphasize developing players’ technical and tactical skills in all major areas of play; ground strokes, approaching, passing, net play, serves, returns and of course point play and competition. While we help foster a player’s personal style, there will still be significant focus on incorporating that style within sound shot selection and mental toughness.
PLAYERS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR TENNIS SHOES AND PROVIDE THEIR OWN TENNIS RACQUETS.
For more information on DHAC Junior Tennis Academy, please contact Director of Tennis
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