Discovery is for the beginner tennis player to develop the important skills of hand-eye coordination and agility. The program introduces tennis vocabulary and the rules of the game. It is facilitated in a fun and encouraging setting that develops social skills and promotes team spirit.
The program uses 75% slower foam tennis balls that bounce at a level proportionate to a child’s height to allow better and longer rallies, encouraging the development of all-court games, racquet skills, physical awareness and confidence.
Discovery follows the ITF’s Progressive Tennis system of scaled training and competition for kids which is the development method of choice in the majority of the world’s leading tennis nations. Roger Federer is the spokesperson for Progressive Tennis in his home country. 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.
13 Week Session
|Number of Lessons per week||Price|
|1 lesson per week||$550|
|2 lessons per week||$750|
|No clinics held 12/24-1/1. Clinics resume 1/2.|
Joe Norton leads the Discovery program. Anyone who has met Joe will tell you that he’s one-of-a-kind. His fun personality, sense of humor and limitless patience have been tested by generations of junior players to whom he is known simply as “Coach Joe”.
Joe is a Connecticut native, having grown up in Fairfield. He is one of 14 children, all of whom played either varsity high school singles, college tennis or on the professional tennis tour.