Junior Development Program

The Thoreau Club's year round Junior Tennis Development Program is a  progressive approach to tennis that gets kids playing quickly and having fun!

SESSION DATES-

Fall Junior Development Program
September 13 - December 23, 2021

Red Ball  
Monday 4:00PM
Wednesday 4:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM 

$600

Orange Ball  
Monday 5:00PM
Monday 6:00PM
Wednesday 4:00PM
Wednesday 5:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM 

$675

Green Ball  
Tuesday 4:30PM
Tuesday 5:00PM
Thursday 5:00PM
Friday 5:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM 

$900

Yellow Ball  
Tuesday 3:30PM
Thursday 3:30PM
Friday 3:30PM
Friday 5:00PM 

$1020

Register Here

*No regular clinics will be offered on these days:
Thanksgiving break – November 24th –  November 28th
December break -- December 23rd –  January 3rd   
Winter recess -- February 20th --  February 26th
Spring recess  --  April 18th –  April 23rd
Easter  --  April 17th
Memorial Day --  May 30th

 

 

We will have clinics on the following days:
Yom Kippur – September 16th   
Columbus Day -- October 11th

Halloween -- October 31st 
Veterans Day -- November 11th   
Martin Luther King Jr. Day –  January 17th
Good Friday -- April 15th

 

For Clinics & Private Lessons, Membership Required

Registration starting 5 days in advance.

Junior Development Program Director: Niccolò Vercellino
Contact Niccolò Vercellino at [email protected] or Katie Wiking at [email protected] with any questions.

RED BALL

AGES 6 - 8

This one-hour class, designed for kids ages 6-8, develops the joy of the game while introducing basic technical skills. Using kid-sized rackets, small nets, and low compression red tennis balls, we play games with kids to help them learn how to track a moving ball and respond to it. Kid-to-kid cooperation skills are emphasized allowing players to move and respond to a live ball.

A once-a-season enrollment fee of $49 will be charged separately before the start of the session. This fee entitles the player to have access to private lessons and court rental privileges while they are enrolled in a school year session. The enrollment fee is non-refundable and not able to be prorated.

For players under 6, contact Katie  to schedule an evaluation!

Orange Ball

AGES 9-11

Orange ball players are introduced to another dimension, larger court space, regular sized nets, and firmer Orange tennis balls. Players work on gaining consistency in their strokes with faster drills and learn to direct shots away from their opponents.

A once-a-season enrollment fee of $49 will be charged separately before the start of the session. This fee entitles the player to have access to private lessons and court rental privileges while they are enrolled in a school year session. The enrollment fee is non-refundable and not able to be prorated.

GREEN BALL

AGES 11 - 13

Green ball players develop and understanding of the opponent's strengths and weaknesses and learn to incorporate these tactics in attacking and defending their position. Players prepare for the physical demands of covering a full court, increased tactical development is emphasized including use of angles, spin, and depth control.

A once-a-season enrollment fee of $49 will be charged separately before the start of the session. This fee entitles the player to have access to private lessons and court rental privileges while they are enrolled in a school year session. The enrollment fee is non-refundable and not able to be prorated.

Yellow Ball

AGES 12+ 

The final stage of the tennis development pathway. We review the skills and techniques developed over the years and focus on social interaction with other players.

A once-a-season enrollment fee of $49 will be charged separately before the start of the session. This fee entitles the player to have access to private lessons and court rental privileges while they are enrolled in a school year session. The enrollment fee is non-refundable and not able to be prorated.