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NATIONAL TENNIS CENTER

JUNIOR TENNIS PROGRAMS

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Tennis, the sport for a lifetime, is for everyone. We have programs and certified instructors that teach the game to all ability levels – we offer instruction for the player who has never held a racquet to top-flight USTA Player Development-level talent. 
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at (718) 760-6200 or contact us by email at: ntcprograms@usta.com.

2015 WINTER PROGRAMMING

2015 WINTER TENNIS PROGRAMS - Jan. 3 (Sat.) through April 19 (Sun.)

(No Classes: April 3 - April 10)

Mail-in and in-person registration begin Monday, Dec. 1.
 
 
2014 FALL TENNIS PROGRAMS - Sept. 20 (Sat) through Dec. 21 (Sun)

(No Junior Classes: Oct. 3, 18, Nov. 5-9, and Nov. 27-30, 2014)

Some classes are available. Please contact us at (718) 760-6200, ext. 0.

Ages 10-12
  • Beginner – RED (1.0-1.5): Players are introduced to the fundamentals of tennis through drills and play-based activities.
  • Advanced Beginner – GREEN (2.0): Players have limited on-court experience and are still developing their basic tennis strokes. They are working to improve consistency in rallying the ball over the net.  Players engage in a variety of play-based activities to help them develop playing strategies.
  • Low Intermediate – BLUE (2.5): Players continue to perfect basic tennis skills. They are introduced to the tennis game format and scoring, and they begin to develop an understanding of the game. Overhead serves and games-based drills are a focal point at this level.
  • Intermediate – BRONZE (3.0): Players have developed an overall game. They are starting to understand basic tactical and strategic approaches to match play. For more serious players at this level , we  offer Competitive Training – Tennis Academy. Please see Academy information.
Ages 13-17
  • HS RED – Beginner (1.0-1.5): Players are introduced to the fundamentals of tennis through drills and play-based activities.
  • HS GREEN  – Advanced Beginner (2.0): Players have limited on-court experience and are still developing their basic tennis strokes. They are working to improve consistency in rallying the ball over the net. Players engage in a variety of play-based activities to help them develop playing strategies. 
  • HS BLUE – Low Intermediate (2.5-3.0): Players continue to perfect basic tennis skills. They are introduced to the tennis game format and scoring, and they begin to develop an understanding of the game. Overhead serves and games-based drills are a focal point at this level. This class is offered with special Sports conditioning which will measure player’s endurance, balance, strength, speed and agility.      
  • High School Team-3.5 and High School Team – (4.0): Players have developed an overall game. They are starting to understand certain basic tactical and strategic approaches to match play. This level is part of Competitive Training – Tennis Academy. Please refer to Tennis Academy registration form. 

Our Academy follows the USTA Player Development coaching philosophy and concepts that are instrumental in long-term development of outstanding players. Our goal is to help players develop tournament mentality backed by solid parameters, fitness and strategic thinking.

Academy 10U - Players in the 10 and Under Tennis (TAUT) category may be considered to participate in the Academy. All selection criteria described above will apply to this group of players. Green dot balls may be used for this group of players to ensure a better learning environment and progress. Feed the Feeder - Working in conjunction with the USTA Player Development Feeder program, this program is a tryout-based development pathway for those TAUT players hoping to become a part of the Feeder program.

Ages 8-10 years old
       Academy - 10U
       Feed the Feeder (based on tryout only)
Ages 11-13 years old
       Academy - 3.0      Academy - 3.5
Ages 14-17 years old

       Academy - 3.5      Academy - 4.0      Academy - 4.5

USTA Coaching Philosophy
Our training process will include a drilling portion, point and match play, and conditioning.
 
Tennis Slam is Point System Match Play for 10U GREEN 1 (QSMO), 10U Academy/Feed the Feeder (QSTP), Junior Development with NTC rating 2.5 and up and Junior Tennis Academy Players. 
Enroll in two 1.5 hour instructional programs and compete in Tennis Slam Friday for Free. To receive free "Tennis Slam" Fridays, in-person registration is requried. Space is limited for this offer. 
 
Register Tennis Slam Friday - 10 sessions for $225 (Fall 2014)
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
 
 
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