Junior Development Program

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

Winter 2023 Junior Development Program
January 1st - March 19th

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Green Ball 2 and Orange Ball 2 group classes have a limited number of players and require approval by Niccolo prior to enrollment.

Reach out to Laurie via email at [email protected].com to set up an evaluation.


No clinics on the following public school holidays:
February Recess February 20th - February 26th

We will have clinics on the following public school holidays:
Martin Luther King Day 
January 16th
 

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.

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For players under 6, contact Laurie 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.

Register Here

Orange Ball 2 group classes have a limited number of players and require approval by Niccolo prior to enrollment.

Reach out to Laurie Potter via email at [email protected] to set up an evaluation.

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.

Register Here

Green Ball 2 group classes have a limited number of players and require approval by Niccolo prior to enrollment.

Reach out to Laurie Potter via email at [email protected] to set up an evaluation.

  

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.

Register Here