This is a critical molding stage of a child’s physical development where we can shape the strokes that will endure throughout their competition years. The focus is on giving players an all-around tennis game so there’s no limit to their playing potential.
This is a skill development program giving students an opportunity to explore the tactical and physical demands of the game. At this level players have the opportunity to experiment with their game in a less competitively pressurized program.
Junior Development is led by Kendra Becker and staffed by a specially selected group of tennis professionals with a particular aptitude for developing younger players. The ratio is kept at 4 students to each professional which is significantly better than many programs; it provides greater interaction between coaches and players, keeping it fun and focused.
Junior Development 1 follows the ITF’s Progressive Tennis system of scaled training and competition for kids which is the development Barre of choice in the majority of the world’s leading tennis nations. It is an exciting play format designed to bring kids into the game by utilizing modified equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring, all tailored to age and size. The program is limited to 4 kids per 60′ by 21′ court and uses 50% slower tennis balls that bounce at a level proportionate to a child’s height.
We use PlaySight’s cutting-edge technology to give students instant Hawk-Eye style video replay. The video is posted online for parents and students to review. Learn more at www.playsight.com
All Junior Development programs are held indoors in INTENSITY’s fully air-conditioned and immaculately maintained 7 court facility.
For more information on this program, call Elynne at (203) 853-7727 ext. 128.