Junior Academy Group Lessons

The Academy (New for 2016)


This summer, we have restructured our tennis program. We have designed a strategic and well thought out player developmental pathway. The biggest change will include placing players into drills that relate to actual match situations. The clinics will provide higher-level footwork technique, dead ball drills, technical work, video analysis, fun drills, games, match play, and emphasis on strategy and tactics, with daily conditioning. Our goal is to teach the players how to play the game while providing a great training environment, as well as continuity to many of the students with their main coaches. Also, the combination of competitive coaches; together for the first time will provide a top notch coaching staff to maximize the students’ time on court

Mission


The Junior Tennis Academy’s mission is to bring together top ranked national, regional and local young tennis talent from around the area to train together, compete and achieve a high level of competitive tournament success through a player centric approach.

2016 Junior Academy Group Lessons Flyer

Classes


Munchkins (level 1)


For ages 4-6 years old. The focus is introducing the players to the game with fun drills and games. Players should have a proper sized racquet (21 inch length racquet). This class normally runs for 1 hour year-round. *Ask about our new 10 & Under USTA program!

Hot Shots (Beginners) (Level-2)


For ages 6-7 years old. The focus is improving game fundamentals and introduction of the serve. In this class, our pros use the feeding-ball techniques along with skill building games and drills. *Players must graduate from this class to be able to move-up to “Future Stars.”

Racqueteers (Beginners) (Level-2)


For ages 8-11 years old. The focus is improving game fundamentals and introduction of the serve. In this class, our pros use the feeding-ball techniques along with skill building games and drills. *Players must graduate from this class to be able to move-up to “Future Stars.”

Future Stars (Intermediate) (level-3)


This class is for 8 - 11 year olds who have graduated from “Level-2” and is transitioning into rallying and game-play. Less experienced elementary and middle school aged players fit into this class without starting at “Level-1.” *Players must graduate from this class before entering the “Development” class.

Development (Intermediate) (level-4)


This class is for ages 12 to 16 year olds. The class is geared towards the experienced middle school player, the high school player who has completed a JV-level season or the player that has graduated from the “High School Beginner” class. This class’ feeding and live ball drills focus on improving fundamentals and begin to prepare players for tournament and high school play. *Players must graduate from this class in order to move up to the “Excellence” class.

Excellence (Advanced) (level-5)


This class is for ages 12 +. High school varsity players and experienced JV players make up this class. The focus is improving the player’s overall game, preparing for tournament play and upcoming high school season play. Younger players may be placed in this class if their experience level matches that of the “Excellence” class. *Players must graduate from this class in order to qualify for the “Elite Tennis Academy.”

Session Dates


Session 1: June 13 - June 24
Session 2: June 27 - July 8
Session 3: July 11 - July 22
Session 4: July 25 - August 5
(2 week sessions)

Incorporates modified court sizes, equipment, balls and scoring
  • Red Ball/36 ft. Court 
  • Orange Ball/62 ft. Court 
  • Green Ball/78 ft. Court 
  • Yellow Ball/78 ft. Court 

Days & Times


Munchkins


 Mon. - Wed.
 8:30 - 9:00
 $30 res. / $42 non-resident 
 Mon. - Wed.
 9:00 -9:30
 $30 res. / $42 non-resident 
 Mon. - Wed.
 10:00 -10:30
 $30 res. / $42 non-resident 


 Hot Shots (6 to 7 yr. olds)


 Mon. - Thur.
 8:30 - 9:30
 $42 res. / $54 non-resident 
 Mon. - Thur.
 9:30 - 10:30
 $42 res. / $54 non-resident 
 Mon. - Thur.
 10:30 -11:30
 $42 res. / $54 non-resident 

 Racqueteers (8 to 11 yr. olds)


 Mon. - Thur.
 10:30 -11:30
 $42 res. / $54 non-resident 
 Mon. - Thur.
 11:30 - 12:30
 $42 res. / $54 non-resident 


Future Stars (8 to 11 yr. olds)


 Mon. - Thur.
 9:30 -10:30
 $42 res. / $54 non-resident 
 Mon. - Thur.
 11:30 - 12:30
 $42 res. / $54 non-resident 


Development (

12 - 16 Int.)
 Mon. - Thur. 
 10:30 -11:30
 $42 res. / $54 non-resident 


Excellence (12 + adv.)


 Mon. - Thur.
 11:30 - 12:30
$42 res. / $54 non-resident

   

Facility & Program Highlights


  • Certified Tennis Professionals 
  • State of the Art Training Facility 
  • Physical Conditioning 
  • Mental Conditioning 
  • Stroke and Game Development 
  • HD Video Stroke and Shot Analysis

Academy Professional Staff


Carl Davis, PTR Certified Professional –
Dir. Valparaiso Tennis Academy; Head Coach at Hobart H.S. (25 yrs. coaching experience)

Eric Carmon Sr., PTR Certified Professional –
Jr. Varsity Coach at Hobart H.S. (30 yrs. coaching experience)

Larry Swanson – PTR Certified Professional -
Jr. Varsity Coach at Hobart H.S. (30 yrs. coaching experience)

Tim Maluga, - PTR Certified Professional -

Head Coach at Purdue University North Central (25 yrs. experience)