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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.

2016 SPRING PROGRAMS

Please refer to Spring schedule for the dates below.
Online registration now available. Mail-in and in-person registration start on Wednesday, March 23.  
 
Mondays: 4/11-6/20 (no class 5/30)
Tuesday: 4/12-6/21
Wednesdays: 4/13-6/22
Thursdays: 4/14-6/23
Fridays: 4/15-6/10
Saturdays: 4/23-6/25, no class 5/28 (Last Winter session is 4/16)
Sundays: 4/24-6/26, no class 5/29 (Last Winter session is 4/17)
 
Session-end, make-up clinics will be offered to eligible customers.
Friday, June 17 and 24, 2016
 
 

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT (AGES 10-17)

View schedule for Junior Development             Print registration form

Ages 10-12 – Junior (JR) Tennis
  • RED – Beginner (1.0-1.5): Players are introduced to the fundamentals of tennis through drills and play-based activities.
  • 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.
  • BLUE – Low Intermediate (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.
  • BRONZE – Intermediate (3.0): Players have developed an overall game. They are starting to understand basic tactical and strategic approaches to match play. This level is part of Tennis Academy. Please refer to Academy 3.0 - 4.0, Ages 10-12.
Ages 13-17 – High School (HS) Tennis
  • 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): 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.    
  • HS BRONZE – Intermediate (3.0): Players have developed an overall game. They are starting to understand basic tactical and strategic approaches to match play. This level is part of Tennis Academy. Please refer to Academy 3.0 - 4.5, Ages 13-17.
  • High School Team-3.5 and High School Team – (4.0): This level is part of Tennis Academy. Please refer to Academy 3.0 - 4.5, Ages 13-17. 

JUNIOR TENNIS ACADEMY (AGES 8-17)

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.

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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 10-12 years old

       Academy - 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0  

Ages 13-17 years old

       Academy - 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and up

USTA Coaching Philosophy
Our training process will include a drilling portion, point and match play, and conditioning.
 

TENNIS SLAM FRIDAYS

Tennis Slam Friday 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, pre-registration is requried through the programs office.. Space is limited for this offer. 
 
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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