Under the leadership of Director Of Tennis, Shikha Singh and Junior Tennis Coordinator, Patrick Derr, we are pleased to offer our Junior Development Programs at the Racquet Club of St. Petersburg.
PHILOSOPHY: Our aim is to offer tennis skill development with an emphasis on rallying in a live-ball setting as young as readiness allows. Our program represents “game based learning” which teaches skills in context with the way the game of tennis is played. We are excited to offer the new “Quickstart” system with equipment scaled down in size for the benefit of your children’s success and fun with tennis at an early age.
At the highest levels, our emphasis will be on drilling patterns of play, using strategies and tactics in match play situations, incorporating coping strategies for mental toughness under pressure, and physical conditioning for a complete competitive player.
At every level, our goal is to provide an atmosphere of learning combined with appreciation and enjoyment of tennis and physical activity!
We offer the following choices for your child:
YOUTH: ages 6-11 with an emphasis on fun, rallying, and skill development. This group is offered twice a week.
TUESDAY & THURSDAY 3:30-4:30 PM
FUTURES: Not quite “match tough” but middle school age and high school (11 – 17) children with the passion to play in high school. This group is offered twice a week.
TUESDAY & THURSDAY 4:30-6:00 PM
TOURNAMENT: This program is geared for tournament level players of all ages who are dedicated to training for competitive play. Players must demonstrate competency in stroke fundamentals and have achieved a high level of consistency in match play. This group is offered three times a week.
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, & FRIDAY 4:30-6:00 PM
*Junior Development Programs Resume Monday, August 21st
To sign up please download the Registration Form and either drop it off in the Pro Shop, or mail it to:
RACQUET CLUB OF ST. PETERSBURG ATTN: Jr Dev
170 47TH AVENUE NE
ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA 33703