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Junior Programs

REGISTER FOR SPRING AND SUMMER 2018


Clinics offered this month  

Lunchtime mini series Register for Lunchtime Series

Come eat your lunch with the Rothesay Tennis Club! Get to know the sport of tennis and familiarize yourself with a racket during our mini lunchtime tennis series!

$20/week

12:00-1:00pm

Meeting Points around town for convenience if necessary. (Please send us an email if interested.)

After School Spring Tennis 

     Will start May 22nd running lessons every Monday-Thursday. Weeks May 22nd, May 28th, June 4th, and June 11th. Red Ball: 2:00pm-2:44pm, Orange Ball: 3:00pm-4:00pm, Green Ball: 4:00pm-5:15pm.

We offer the entire spring season every day after school as well as Saturday mornings for $140 OR buy a tennis Passport for $80 that includes 10 sessions. 

Saturday Morning Spring Clinics: Register for Saturday Mornings on our Main Page!

Starting May 26th through June 16th (4 weeks), from 9:00am-12:00pm. Red Ball: 10:00am-10:45am, Orange Ball: 11:00am-12:00 noon, Green Ball: 12:15pm-1:30pm and Girls Only 10:00am-11:00am. 

We offer the entire spring season every day after school as well as Saturday mornings for $140 OR buy a tennis Passport for $80 that includes 10 sessions. 

Saturday Morning Girls Only Tennis: Register on our Main Page!

Starting June 2nd until June 30th (except June 23, 4 weeks), from 10:00-11:00am. $40 for all four sessions.

Weekly Clinics: Register for Summer Clinics on our Main Page!

Run on a 1 week basis –MONDAY-THURSDAY. Fun play option, Match tournaments, and Team practice will take place on Fridays. Exceptions: 3 day week when holidays. 

A five-week program for $150 per student or a Passport each of 10 sessions for $80.

Summer Dates 

Clinic

Dates

Week 4

June 25th-28th

Week 1

July 3rd-6th (Tues.-Fri.)

Week 2

July 9th-12th

Week 3

July 16th-19th

Week 4

July 30th-August 2nd

Week 1
August 7th-9th 


Times 

Level

Age

Time

Price

Red Ball


4-7

10am-10:45am

$80 (members receive 10% off)

Orange Ball


8-10

11am-12:00am

$80 (members receive 10% off)

Green Ball


11-14

2pm- 3:15pm

$80 (members receive 10% off)



Progressive Stages

A new approach is being implemented at the Rothesay Tennis Club called “Progressive Tennis.” It is imported from European countries such as France and Belgium and has being adopted by Tennis Canada. Progressive Tennis uses a systematic progression of court sizes, balls, and racquets, to scale the game down to an appropriate level for 5-10 year olds. 

The power of the progressive tennis system is that it allows players to play quickly and successfully. In Progressive Tennis, the philosophy is that tennis is a great and fun game to play and the quicker and more skillfully a player can play the more fun it is. Each stage not only has specific equipment to aid success, but particular skills to develop as well. It is recommended a Game-Based Approach be used. Simply put, “Progressive Tennis” is used as a developmental tool to allow young children to improve their overall tennis skills faster so they can transition to the regular court with more ease. 


Red Ball Stage: Half-Court Tennis (often called “Mini Tennis”); 4-7 year olds

Half-Court tennis is the first step in progressive tennis. The transition to successful half-court tennis will require a period of skill development where basic co-ordination and cooperative activities will lead to the development of the basic strokes and fundamentals. 

Court Dimensions

  • Service line to service line using the service lines as baselines (42 ft, 12.8 meters), and existing sideline and center line as sidelines (18 ft or 5.50 meters); the existing court net height is reduced to 80 cm (31.5 inches)
  • Doubles sideline to doubles sideline using the width of the court and the double sidelines as the baseline (36 ft, 11 meters); 16‟5” mini nets are required to make each court; lay down lines are also required to establish boundaries of court 
  • Ball: an oversize, high-density foam (or red) ball which is easier to visually track, receive, and control, since it travels slower and bounces lower. 
  • Racquet: A 19”-21” racquet is recommended. 


Orange Ball Stage: 3/4 Court Tennis; 8-10 Years Old 

The ¾ Court stage, is the most important stage of this progressive development. As the court dimensions are adjusted smaller but with a similar ratio as the full court. This step helps ensure the development of an all-court game style with net-play. The key is to develop the same tactics as full court tennis along with the associated techniques. 

Court Dimensions: in the ¾ Court, the ratio of length to width is basically the same as a full sized court is to an adult. ¾ Court tennis is played on a 18 (60 feet) x 6.5 meter (21 feet) court. The net height is 80 cm (31.5 inches) 

Ball: low-compression balls (orange) that facilitate longer exchanges as these balls are easier to control and don't bounce as lively as a regular ball. They also assist development of good biomechanics. 

Racquet: 23” (depending on child‟s size) 


Green Ball Stage: Full Court Tennis; 11-14 Year Olds

This transition to full court tennis will take place in a two step process. The first step will be with a transition ball which provides a more lively bounce then the low compression ball but not as much as a bounce as the regular ball (this will help promote the continued development of proper technique). This will help ensure longer points. The final step will be using the regular ball. 

Court Dimensions: regular court dimensions 

Ball: low-compression balls (i.e. Wilson “Easy Play”) that facilitate longer exchanges as these balls are easier to control and don‟t bounce as lively as a regular ball. They also assist development of good biomechanics. 

Racquet: 23-25” (depending on child‟s size)


Yellow (Regular) Ball Stage: Full Court Tennis; Older/Advanced Players

If your child has stronger ability you can always put them in a level up, our instructors can help with this. Older children may also sign up for regular lessons with yellow balls and regular dimensions.



Please Note 

  1. Class times are subject to change and may be adjusted based on number of participants.
  2. Please ensure we have your email address and phone number
  3. No make up for cancellations due to inclement weather

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