If your kids love swinging a racquet, they’ll love it even more as part of a team. With nearly 100,000 players competing nationwide, USTA Jr. Team Tennis brings players together to enjoy camaraderie and teamwork, providing a fun environment for kids to learn that succeeding is really more about how they play the game – win or lose.
Three Saturday or Sunday morning sessions held at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes Lower School (400 Fontaine St, Alexandria, VA 22302) and The Madeira School Tennis Courts (8328 VA-193 McLean, VA 22102) tennis courts are offered: Full Session (12 classes, $555) runs from September 12 - December 6, Half Session I (6 classes, $315) runs from September 12 - October 18, and Half Session II (6 classes, $315) runs from October 17 - December 6, 2020. One single class costs $55. No classes will be held on Thanksgiving weekend, November 28 - 29.
(ages 8 - 10)
Court Size: 60’
At this stage, players have already learned the basic techniques of the game and are ready to develop more consistency and specific technique in their stokes. With developments in physical control and coordination, players will be challenged to cover the larger court size and to direct the ball away from the opponent. More focus will be placed on learning the tactics of the game, anticipating ball movements, and incorporating ball spin. Serving and return of serve are covered at a more advanced level.
(ages 10 - 12)
Court Size: 78’
At this stage, players will be getting used to the increased physical demands of covering a full-sized court while still using slower moving green balls. Players will be instructed in more advanced use of angles, spin, depth control, attacking and defending, and moving the opponent around the court. Additionally, the player will learn the tactic of learning to gauge the opponent's strengths and weaknesses.
Club Team Tennis Practice (Ages 8 - 12, Intermediate - Advanced)
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