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Junior Development Program

SUMMER SESSIONS NOW THROUGH AUGUST 28TH

The Thoreau Club's year round Junior Tennis Development Program is a  progressive approach to tennis that gets kids playing quickly and having fun! The program begins with kids aged 3-4 learning to play and progresses them through to high school and tournament players who may be looking to play at the collegiate level.

All Junior Development Players receive access to private lessons and court rental privileges while they are enrolled in a program for a $49 enrollment fee.

SESSION DATES

INTENSIVE ONE WEEK SESSIONS OF TENNIS

WEEKLY SESSIONS THROUGH AUGUST 28TH 
9:00am - 10:30am

$75 per day or $300 for the full week (5 days)
Max Player to Coach ratio 4:1
Check in will be at the Nova Grass Tent 8:45 am

Contact Niccolò Vercellino at niccolo@thoreau.com or Katie Wiking at katie@thoreau.com with any questions.

Click Here to Register

Due to high demand, we will be taking registrations for the whole summer.

Junior Development Program Director: Niccolò Vercellino
Coaches: Tommy Wu, Matt Colbart, Frank McCammon

Ages 3 & 4

TENNIS TOTS

A 45 minute class designed for the youngest players. Class focuses on having fun on the courts using games and fun props (think balloons and bubbles!). Emphasis is on cooperation, gross-motor skills, hand-eye coordination and preparation for racket skills.

CLASS TIMES --- 45 minutes
(Choose one class time)

  • Monday 4:00pm
  • Wednesday 4:00pm

Fall Session $300
Winter Session $180
Spring Session $220

REGISTER HERE

Ages 4 - 6

RED BALL 1

This one-hour class, designed for kids ages 5-7, 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. 

CLASS TIMES --- 1 hour
(Choose one class time)

  • Monday 4:00pm
  • Wednesday 4:00pm
  • Saturday 10:00am

Fall Session $450
Winter session $270
Spring Session $330

REGISTER HERE

Ages 6 - 8

RED BALL 2

Players at this stage work on developing their technique and skills through drills and small-group play. They continue their mastery of hand-eye coordination, balance and agility skills, plus learn to serve, score and play matches.

CLASS TIMES --- 1 hour
(choose one class time)

  • Monday 4:00pm
  • Wednesday 4:00pm
  • Saturday 10:00am


Fall Session $570
Winter session $342
Spring Session $418

REGISTER HERE

Ages 8 & 9

ORANGE BALL

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.

CLASS TIMES --- 1 hour
(choose one class time)

  • Monday 5:00pm 
  • Wednesday 5:00pm
  • Saturday 11:00am


Fall Session $600
Winter Session $360
Spring Session $440

REGISTER HERE

Ages 9 - 11

GREEN BALL

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.

CLASS TIMES – 90 minutes
(choose one class time)
  • Tuesday 5:00pm
  • Thursday 5:00pm

Unlimited 1-hour fitness conditioning clinics are included. Drop in Monday – Thursday, 5:00pm and 6:00pm in the Fitness Center.

Fall Session $795
Winter Session $477
Spring Session $583

REGISTER HERE

Ages 11 - 17

YELLOW BALL

Classes are leveled by skill
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.

CLASS TIMES --- 90 minutes
(choose one class time)
  • Tuesday 3:30pm
  • Thursday 3:30pm
  • Friday 4:30pm


Unlimited 1-hour fitness conditioning clinics are included. Drop in Monday – Thursday, 5:00pm and 6:00pm in the Fitness Center.


Fall Session $945
Winter Session $567
Spring Session $693

REGISTER HERE