Tennis Classes

Registration Deadline 9-23-22


El Cariso Park (September 12 – November 18, 2022)

($150 / 1.5 hours a week for a total of 15 hours / 10 weeks)

Orange Ball I-Beginner to Adv Beginner – 9 to 12yrs (Mon 5:30pm-7:00pm)

Orange Ball II-Closed – Not available

Yellow Ball I-Closed – Not available.

(9-10 yrs – Allowed only at coach’s discretion. No Yellow Ball Tournaments available for this age group)

Yellow Ball II-Advance – 13 to 17yrs (Tue 7:00pm-8:30pm)

Green Ball I-Intermediate – 9 to 12yrs (Wed 5:30pm-7:00pm)

Green Ball II-Closed – Not available.

Adult-Beginner to Intermediate – 18 & Over (Thurs 6:00pm-7:30pm)

($100 / 45 minutes a week for a total 7.5 hours / 10 weeks)

Red Ball I-Beginner – 4 to 5yrs (Fri 5:30pm – 6:15pm)

Red Ball II-Beginner – 6 to 8yrs (Fri 6:30pm – 7:15pm)

Why Group Lessons?

Group lessons are a key part of our Pathway to Success for junior players.  We feel that every tennis student should participate in group lessons at least once per week.

In order to keep kids engaged and interested in learning tennis, it needs to be fun!  Our group lessons fill that need. Kids play with their friends, make new friends and get exercise while developing their tennis skills.

What are NJTP’s Tennis Classes Like?

Our group tennis lessons combine a number of important elements:

Fitness—A portion of each class is spent warming up and doing strength-building exercises targeted toward tennis.

Technique—Coaches give instruction and correction on proper tennis techniques.

Drills—We use many types of different competitive and cooperative drills to reinforce proper technique, shot selection, and other aspects of the game.

Game Play—Students play a variety of different games that focus on different shots and strategies.

Match Play—We play full sets, sometimes with modified rules that help students work on different aspects of their game.

Our classes are structured around a lesson plan and cover a variety of fundamentals of the game of tennis.  We focus on a given area each week in order to properly learn and improve techniques.

Example of a 10-week Lesson Plan: (May vary depending on the level of the class and the length of the session)

Weeks 1 & 2 – Forehand and Backhand Ground Strokes

Weeks 3 & 4 – Forehand and Backhand Volleys

Weeks 5 & 6 – Serve, Return of Serve, Overheads, and Lobs

Weeks 7 & 8 – Approach and Defend the Net

Weeks 9 & 10 – Singles and Doubles (Court positioning, strategies, and match play)

At NJTP, we use the USTA 10-and-Under format (also called Red/Orange/Green ball) in all of our beginner through intermediate-level junior classes.  Our Red and Orange Ball classes are designed for kids who have never or have had very little tennis instruction. We strongly believe that it is the best way to safely develop young players’ fundamentals of the game.  For more information, see our 10-and-Under Tennis page.

The instructor may recommend a student to move to a different class, depending on their level, if needed and if there is an opening.

Students should bring water, a towel, hat/visor, non-marking tennis shoes and their own rackets, but if needed, rackets will be available on-site. NJTP provides balls and supplies.

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