Tennis Whizz provides the perfect start to get your child ready for Junior Tennis and a lifetime of active fun. It is not specifically aimed at making your three year old into the next Grand Slam Champion.
Tennis Whizz lessons are based on six broad concepts so that children develop more than just tennis skills:
SPACE: Tennis is about keeping a ball in a given space, and we learn to make the ball go over nets and barriers, changing ball height and understanding – in and out.
OBJECTS: Having mastered space, we start to control objects within it. In tennis, this is usually a ball and racquet, but we include a variety of other equipment such as balloons and scarves.
PEOPLE: We learn about the existence of others, learning to cooperate, play and compete.
BRAIN: We develop our Set4School skills to get a head start on school.
BODY & MOVEMENT: We learn fine motor skills which are the basis of all athletic endeavors. Tennis Whizz focuses on learning through play and developing active habits that help your child build the skills that they need for starting school. Every lesson includes key skills around literacy and numeracy, called Set4School skills such as letter sounds, numbers, rhyming, shapes & colors.
After class, the Set4School skills are repeated in a take home activity sheet and bedtime story. Children learn as they play, draw and listen and Tennis Whizz provides the perfect environment for pre-school learning.
8 Week Session
|Number of Lessons||Price|
|1 lesson per week||$340|
|2 lessons per week||$460|
|No clinics 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.