junior Fall & Winter programs

Our junior tennis programs help kids learn in an environment that focuses on camaraderie, self-esteem, physical fitness, discipline and good sportsmanship. They will develop just as many life skills as they will tennis skills.

THE JUNIOR PROGRAMS ARE OVERSEEN BY Kyle Devlin, Director of Junior Development.

2019-2020

Junior Pathway

The 10 & Under Tennis program is about fitting tennis to kids based on age and physical size. Any child can start playing tennis almost immediately, even if he or she has never picked up a racquet. To make it easier for them, we changed the court sizes, racquet sizes, the balls, the scoring system and even the net height. Like other popular youth sports, 10 & Under Tennis stresses the importance of play and team competition. Note: 10 & Under is the name of the program but it is for older children as well. Our clinics are organized into small groups by age and level. Stage color represents age, with multiple levels at each stage.


Session 1 - 2019-2020

September 5, 2019 - January 19, 2020

(17 weeks)

 

Session 2 - 2020

 January 20, 2020 - May 17, 2020

(17 weeks)


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Red Ball Program

(Ages 5-8)

Court: 36’ Red Court | Ball: Red Foam & Low compression ball | Racquet: 19” or 21” length


TENNIS TOTS: (AGES 4 & 5)

An introduction to tennis for our youngest players. Hand-eye coordination, basic movements, cooperation & fun games are all used to teach basic skills. This class is designed to introduce tennis in a fun way to help kids establish a love for the game.

6:1 pro/student ratio. Court: 36ft

Session 1: 9/5/19 - 10/18/19
Session 2: 10/25/19 - 12/13/19
Session 3: 1/02/20 - 2/13/20
Session 4: 2/20/20 - 4/02/20

Cost: 60-min clinic, once a week - $210 / session


Red 1 (Ages 5-7)

This class teaches the fundamentals of tennis to very young beginners. Low compression red balls are used to encourage successful contact with the ball. Proper technique is emphasized along with racquet control, cooperation and movement. Lessons are incorporated into fun games to help children stay focused and interested while learning to play. 6:1 pro/student ratio. Court: 36ft

Session 1: 9/5/19 - 1/19/20

Session 2: 1/20/20 - 5/17/20

 Cost: 60-min clinic, once a week - $816 / session 

Includes: 2 Social Events / session


Red 2 (Ages 5-8)

At the Red 2 level, lesson plans are designed to introduce the second level of Trumbull Racquet Club tennis competencies. This group focuses on the development of topspin on both forehand and backhand groundstrokes, appropriate use of grips, including continental, and useful execution of tennis-specific footwork patterns (i.e. split step, side shuffle). Red 2 players will move to the final stage of the Red program with a much - improved understanding of how to “play” the game, including the ability to “move” the ball (especially side to side) while recognizing “open court” spaces. 4:1 player to pro ratio. Court: 36ft

  Session 1: 9/5/19 - 1/19/20

Session 2: 1/20/20 - 5/17/20

Cost: 60-min clinic, once a week - $918 / session

90-min clinic, once a week - $1,360 / session

Includes: 2 Social Events and 2 In-House Tournaments / session


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Orange Ball Program

(Ages 8-10)

Court: 60’ Orange Court | Ball: Orange low compression ball | Racquet: 23” or 25” length


Orange 1 (Ages 8-10)

Orange 1 is for both beginner and intermediate 10 and Under players ready to play on a slightly larger court. The classes are designed to continue building athletic skills while learning or refining the skills necessary to serve, rally and score. Before moving to the next level of the Orange program, these players will demonstrate an understanding of proper technique and maintain that technique during point and match play. 4:1 player to pro ratio. Court: 60ft

 Session 1: 9/5/19 - 1/19/20

Session 2: 1/20/20 - 5/17/20

 Cost: 60-min clinic, once a week - $850 / session 

Includes: 2 Social Events / session


Orange 2 (Ages 8-10)

Orange Ball 2 players are learning to become actively engaged in their own development and their competitive interests are rising. The group is fundamentally sound in both movement and technique and are beginning to work on more advanced patterns of play utilizing the larger court space. Dynamic balance, experimentation with various tactics and strategies and development of "weapons" all become a part of the tennis player's game. 4:1 player to pro ratio. Court: 60ft

 Session 1: 9/5/19 - 1/19/20

Session 2: 1/20/20 - 5/17/20

Cost: 60-min clinic, once a week - $918 / session

90-min clinic, once a week - $1,360 / session

Includes: 2 Social Events and 2 In-House Tournaments / session


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Green Ball Program

(Ages 11+)

Court: 78’ Full Court | Ball: Green low compression ball | Racquet: 26” or 27” length


Green 1 (Ages 11-13)

Green 1 is taught using a rally-based curriculum and focuses on developing sending and receiving skills, sound footwork, racquet mechanics and incorporating comparable athletic skills developed in other sports. Players learn how to properly position themselves to execute groundstrokes and volleys, hit with purpose, serve and ultimately sustain a rally of varying speed and duration. 4:1 player to pro ratio. Court: Full Size

Session 1: 9/5/19 - 1/19/20

Session 2: 1/20/20 - 5/17/20

 Cost: 60-min clinic, once a week - $850 / session

Includes: 2 Social Events / session


Green 2 (Ages 11-13) 

Green 2 builds on the skills and mechanics mastered in Orange 1, Orange 2 or Green 1. Specifically, each player learns to develop areas of strength in their game and learns how to use them to their advantage. Players in Green Transition compete in tournaments, team tennis and interscholastic competition. 4:1 player to pro ratio. Court: Full Size

 Session 1: 9/5/19 - 1/19/20

Session 2: 1/20/20 - 5/17/20

Cost: 60-min clinic, once a week - $918 / session

90-min clinic, once a week - $1,360 / session

Includes: 2 Social Events and 2 In-House Tournaments / session


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Yellow Ball Program

(Ages 13+)

Court: 78’ Full Court | Ball: Yellow Ball | Racquet: 26” or 27” length


Yellow 1 (Ages 13+)

Yellow 1 is taught using a rally-based curriculum and focuses on developing sending and receiving skills, sound footwork, racquet mechanics and incorporating comparable athletic skills developed in other sports. Players learn how to properly position themselves to execute groundstrokes and volleys, hit with purpose, serve and ultimately sustain a rally of varying speed and duration. 4:1 player to pro ratio. Court: Full Size 

 Session 1: 9/5/19 - 1/19/20

Session 2: 1/20/20 - 5/17/20

Cost: 60-min clinic, once a week - $850 / session 

Includes: 2 Social Events / session


Yellow 2 (Ages 13+) 

Yellow 2 is dedicated to providing an opportunity for intermediate level teenage players to progress their skills in a fun and competitive environment. Players who participate in this program must have prior experience and should have aspirations of playing High School tennis. Stroke development, footwork, doubles and singles strategies will all be covered during the course of the session. 4:1 player to pro ratio. Court: Full Size

Session 1: 9/5/19 - 1/19/20

Session 2: 1/20/20 - 5/17/20

Cost: 60-min clinic, once a week - $918 / session

90-min clinic, once a week - $1,360 / session

Includes: 2 Social Events and 2 In-House Tournaments / session


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JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS

Designed for players committed to weekly practice supervised by a pro. The focus is on doubles and singles strategy, sportsmanship and proper court etiquette to prepare for matches against other club teams.

In Program: 1 hour - $30/week  - 1 ½  hour - $45/week 

15-week program: December - March. (Cost of competitive matches not included)