The Junior Development 1 program is a critical molding stage of a child’s physical development, where we can shape the strokes that will endure throughout their competition years. Students explore the tactical and physical demands of the game and are given the opportunity to experiment with their game in a less competitively pressurized program. The focus is on giving players an all-around tennis game so there is no limit to their playing potential.

The clinics are 1½ hours in duration, on-court for 1 hour and off-court for 30 minutes of movement, footwork, overall coordination and fitness in our state-of-the-art speed and agility training facility. 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.

Match Play: Players are encouraged to participate in the 1 hour Saturday match play, where learning from the clinics is put into the context of a competitive match. All packages are designed to make match play extremely economical, even if a player cannot attend every weekend.

Video Analytics: we use of the innovative Playsight video analytics system. This cutting-edge system gives students instant hawkeye-style video replay.

Physical Conditioning: Each clinic includes a 30-minute session of movement, footwork and stamina in our 2,000sqft speed and agility studio with our Certified Personal Trainer & Fitness Instructors.

Student/Pro Ratio: Kept at 4:1. This is a significantly better ratio than would be found in other programs, providing greater interaction between coaches and players while keeping it fun & focused.

USTA Team Tennis: Offered to a limited number of players. For inquiries or to join a team, please contact Kendra Becker at kbecker@intensityclub.com.

19 Week Session

Mondays
From: Sep-11
Tuesdays
From: Sep-12
Thursdays
From: Sep-7
Fridays
From: Sep-8
Saturdays
From: Sep-9
Match Play
12:00-1:00pm
Clinic
4:00-5:30pm
Clinic
4:00-5:30pm
Clinic
4:00-5:30pm
Clinic
4:00-5:30pm
Clinic
4:30-6:00pm
Clinic
4:30-6:00pm
Clinic
4:30-6:00pm
Number of Clinics Clinic Only Price Clinic with Match Play Price
1 clinic per week $1,550 $1,870
2 clinics per week $2,750 included in clinic pricing
No clinics on Nov-23 or Nov-24 (Thanksgiving) or Dec-24 to Jan-1
Players new to INTENSITY must be evaluated prior to registration

This program is led by Kendra Becker, Director of Junior Tennis and staffed by a specially selected group of tennis professionals with a particular aptitude for developing younger players.

Kendra started coaching young players when she was just 14 year old and has coached at a high school and country clubs. She traveled to Spain with a group of juniors to train at an academy.

In her previous role at a large tennis facility, she helped start a pilot program testing modified court and low compression balls for junior development. Over 500 kids participated in the pilot which was a contributing factor in the USTA’s decision to implement programs with racquets, court and balls specifically designed for younger children.

REGISTRATION: Spaces are limited and INTENSITY reserves the right to not accept a registration. INTENSITY makes every effort to ensure that the programs run to schedule but reserves the right to re-schedule in the event of insufficient sign-ups or events beyond the club’s control.

LIABILITY WAIVER: Due to the nature of the sport injuries can occur, registrant acknowledges the risks and waives INTENSITY of any liability for such.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations for camps or clinics must be in writing and will be accepted up to one week prior to the start of the session for refunds.

ABSENCES: Due to the popularity of our programs, make-ups are not offered.

INJURIES: A doctor’s note is required in any case where make-ups are deemed an appropriate remedy for missed classes or, in the case of a prolonged injury, where a house credit may be issued for future use in a similar future program. Refunds are NOT offered and registrant agrees to make payment in full for all registered programs. Registrant agrees to pay INTENSITY reasonable attorney’s fees and costs in connection with collection of any amounts owed.

VIDEO / LIVE STREAMING: The club uses video/live streaming technology for informational use as a teaching tool during lessons, clinics and matches. Registrant confirms that they are aware of this and gives permission for it’s use.

REGISTER NOW FOR THE FALL 19 WEEK SESSION

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Payment

Payment is due when registering. If you do not have a credit card on file we will contact you for payment details.


Registering does not guarantee your spot as certain days and times may have already filled or not be the appropriate level for the player. We will notify you of any issues as soon as possible. When registering you agree to adhere by INTENSITY's policies as stated under "FAQ & Policies" on the program page.

Please email Elynne Marcus or call (203) 853-7727 x128 with any questions about this program.