Junior Development Program

Thank you all for participating in our 2020-2021 Junior Program! It was rough going early on for the kids to get used to the rules and regulations that were constantly in flux but we made it through! We are looking forward to having parents spectate our lessons more in the 2021-2022 season.

If you have a group of kids that all know each other and would like to have their own separate group then that can likely be arranged. These customized groups can be scheduled outside of the below classes.

Early registration is highly recommended for the 2021-2022 season. The quicker we have an idea of how many kids are interested in each class the more we can prepare for the class and provide the best experience possible. With this in mind, please also inform us on your goals for your child as well. This will help facilitate proper class placement.

Please contact us and ask for Marshal if you have any questions.

JDP MEMBERSHIP $30.00

  • JDP Membership entitles student to 1 hour of free Junior Open Court time during junior hours per week (between 12:00-5:00 during the week and 12:30 to close on weekends) while the student is enrolled in the current session.
  • Ball machine usage is allowed for those booking in advance with a payment of $10. Balls are expected to be collected and put back into the machine and the machine put back to where it was found.

2021-2022 Junior Season Schedule and Information

Modified Ball Classes

Red Ball 

  • Focuses on development of tennis based skills using methods to encourage rallying with modified play for children in this skill group.
  • 60 minute class once a week
  • Mondays 4:30-5:30 or 5:30 to 6:30, Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 and 5:30-6:30, Saturdays 11:30-12:30.
  • One hour classes:  10 weeks/$300,  9 weeks/$270

Orange Ball

  • Advances work on technique and begins focus on formative strategies for match play, typically for players which have completed the Red Ball program. Students develop stroke techniques and strategy for junior match play.
  • Mondays 4:30-5:30 or 5:30-6:30, Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 and 5:30-6:30, Saturdays 11:30-12:30
  • One hour Classes:  10 weeks/$300  9 weeks/$270

Green Ball

  • Green ball is the level that immediately precedes yellow ball. With this in mind, green ball classes are taught very similar to some yellow ball classes in terms of stroke development, games and terminology. The primary focus here is to prepare the student to transition into yellow ball and presumably high school tennis in the near future.
  • Mondays 4:30-5:30 or 5:30-6:30, Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 and 5:30-6:30 and Saturdays 11:30-12:30.
  • One hour classes: 10 weeks/$300, 9 weeks/$270

Yellow Ball Classes

Developmental

  • Class designed for those who may be starting their tennis journey a bit later in their childhood than most but have an immediate need to adjust to yellow ball usage. Technique is most important here…so kids who may have gotten a late start to tennis can quickly be able to rally with friends or opponents in a match. This is geared towards casual players who want to learn the sport and be able to play for fun with friends throughout their life.
  • Mondays 3:30-4:30, 5:30-6:30 or 6:30-7:30, Thursdays 6:15-7:15. (dependent on instructor availability)
  • $30 per 60 minute session

Intermediate Yellow Ball Classes

  • This class will be similar to the Developmental class but will also use modified balls in addition to “regular” yellow balls. These class will adjoin our modified ball classes in case a child may need to switch levels of ball usage. This class is for those in middle school or advanced late elementary aged school players. Makeups may be done with other classes or possibly with the Developmental class or High School Prospects class.
  • Monday 4:30-5:30 and/or 5:30-6:30, Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 and/or 5:30-6:30, Saturdays 11:30-12:30.
  • One hour class: 10 weeks/$300     9 weeks/$270

High School Prospects (13-18 years old)

  • Will exclusively use regular tennis balls. Designed for the kids preparing to join or are on a high-school team that want to improve their standing for the upcoming season from Junior Varsity to Varsity or within a varsity team.
  • Mondays 3:30-4:30, Tuesdays 6:15-7:15 and Thursdays 6:15-7:15. Other dates and times are possible for incoming groups of 3 or more and classes could be extended to 90 minutes if enough students agree to do so.
  • One hour: 10 weeks/$300     9 weeks/$270     8 weeks/$240.
  • One and a half hour:  10 weeks/$400    9 weeks/$360

Advanced

  • Classes designed to get kids to play at a higher level and become more prepared for future match situations.
  • More nuanced technical work and increased difficulty of drills.
  • 90 minute classes
  • Tuesdays 4:45-6:15, Thursdays 4:45-6:15, Saturdays 10:00-11:30.
  • One and a half hour:  10 weeks/$400    9 weeks/$360

High Performance

  • This is an advanced class for current or prospective USTA tournament players without a specific age requirement or Advanced level players that want more 90 minutes on the court to hone their skills and conditioning.
  • Focuses on match play, strategy, concentration and fitness. Much more intensive in all facets, including technique.
  • Tuesdays 4:15-6:15 and Thursdays 4:15-6:15
  • Two hour classes:  10 weeks/$500   9 weeks/$450  

2021-2022 Tentative Class Scheduling by Day for Session I

  • Monday: 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1
  • Tuesday: 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2
  • Wednesday: 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3
  • Thursday: 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4
  • Saturday: 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30

Additional Policies

There is a 10% discount when signing up for two classes. This applies for 2 children in one class or one child in 2 classes.

We will be allowing for 1 makeup lesson for children that have missed a class and have notified us prior to the absence.

*Rates subject to change*

2 thoughts on “Junior Development Program

  1. Researching some tennis balls Do you know of or have any info of the Equator tennis balls from Newington and New Britain? Here is a description:
    Equator yellow label dark blue print
    Solder spot on bottom of can
    EQUATOR tennis balls
    Made from superior materials throughout
    Made In England
    Graphic of a tennis match on court surrounded by spectators.
    EQUATOR
    695 Cedar Street, Newington, Conn

    Variant – cardboard rube with metal cap
    Text as above but changed address
    28 Hartford Avenue, New Britain, Conn

    Thanks
    Brad

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    • Hey there Brad…I want to apologize ahead of time for the delay in response. We are not familiar with the brand as of yet but you are welcome to stop by @ 60 Prospect Street, Newington. Its right off the turnpike and you can meet with and talk to the manager if you’d like. Thanks.

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