Junior Development Program for the 2016-2017 Season, Ages 11 and up
Three 12-Week Sessions
Session 1: Monday, September 12 through Sunday, December 11, 2016
Session 2: Monday, December 12 through Sunday, March 5, 2017
Session 3: Monday, March 6 through Sunday, June 4, 2017
The Holiday and Makeup Policy are on the back side of the flyer
Our Junior Developmental Program offers older juniors the chance to learn the game of a lifetime. This program is a pathway to the GSRC TAG program or for students who want to learn and improve in tennis. The emphasis in class is technique, movement, tactics and mental tips to help all students to perform at their best – all the while having fun. This program is geared for students with no previous tennis experience but have a desire to learn the game of tennis. Also, this program is for the intermediate player who still needs work in athleticism and technique improvement on all shots. Students’ progress will all be monitored by the GRIPS program.
Classes are 1½ hours each day
Tuesdays 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Thursdays 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 – 1:00 pm
Sundays 11:00 - 12:30 pm
12-week Session Pricing
One class per week: $405 member / $510 non-member
This class does include GRIPS enrollment
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about 10-And-Under Tennis Classes
Is my child ready for tennis classes? We teach children as young as 3½ as long as the child has an interest and a willingness to learn about and to try tennis.
What tennis equipment does my child need? Our Tennis Professionals will advise your child on the proper racquet length. We advise you to purchase proper court shoes for your child. Cross trainers or running shoes can cause injury. No black soled shoes.
Our Pro Shop has a full range of junior racquets, clothing and shoes at competitive prices.
Don’t forget a water bottle.
Can I stay with my child on the tennis court during class? For the younger children you may want to stay the first few classes, but it is important for your child to take direction from our instructors and to work in a group environment.
As a parent, how can I help my child to succeed at tennis? Positive reinforcement is always encouraged. Every child develops differently. Some children may be more coordinated, but the maturity level may not be there. Patience is important and milestones should be celebrated. Perhaps if you play tennis you can practice outside of class with your child, and if you don’t play tennis we offer beginner lessons for adults. There may be a week where we invite parents to come to class to have a mini-tournament with the kids. Don’t forget, tennis is a lifetime sport and lots of fun to play as a family sport. For GRIPS students, we encourage you to work with your child on the Knowledge Skills and On-Court Skills that are required for them to advance to the next GRIPS level.
For my younger child, do you only offer the USTA 10-And-Under Program that uses the red and orange balls, and smaller court sizes? Yes. GSRC is committed to the official USTA recommended 10-And-Under program. By using red, orange, and green dot balls as well as smaller court sizes, this program will teach your child the proper tennis skills in order to progress. The GRIPS program has a clear and objective set of skills that once mastered will allow your child to progress to the next color in the program.
What is the goal of the GRIPS program? The goal of the GRIPS program is to allow students to continually improve their tennis skills by having clear goals to get to the next level, and by having fun while working to get to that level.
Holiday Schedules for 2016 -2017 Season and Makeup Policy
- There will be no classes Thanksgiving week, Monday, November 21 – Sunday, November 27
- There will be no classes Sunday, December 25, 2016
- No classes Monday, April 10, 2017 – Sunday April 16, 2017
- Classes resume Monday, April 17, 2017
- We will offer Holiday Camps
- All makeups must be completed in the current session – they don’t carry over.
- Your child may not drop in for a makeup class – it must be scheduled through Cheryl.
- If your child is signed up for all 12 weeks of a session, the child may receive two makeups.
- If your child is signed up for fewer than 12 weeks, they may receive one makeup.
- Prorated credits are given only in the event of serious illness or exceptional family emergency. No credit or refund will be made once a session has begun. No cash, check, or credit card refunds.