Tennis Academy at GSRC 2012-2013
GSRC wants to develop young junior tennis players that have a desire, interest and willingness to achieve and excel at tennis. Our goal is to develop junior players to be confident and able to compete in tournament play, on high school teams, and to play on a college team. If the passion, talent, confidence and desire is instilled in these juniors then they should be able to excel in advanced and professional tennis.
Our philosophy includes educating parents through this process as well. It takes everyone's involvement, coaches, teachers, parents, and the child to create a successful and accomplished tennis player.
TAG’s goal is to develop independent individuals who are Champions on and off the court!
TAG also places a strong emphasis on academics. GSRC provides a quiet study area before the start of TAG classes.
Brick Bodies Christopher Keenan, CSCS will Lead the TAG Fitness Training - Click hear to read about Chris
All TAG students will receive enrollment in the GRIPS Program. On the GRIPS website, students can set up times to practice together with other TAG students and take part in the GSRC club ladder. GRIPS provides a roadmap for success and students control the speed of their development.
Parents can track their child’s progress too.
Through GRIPS skills tests, students develop mastery over their strokes, movement, shots, and mental game.
By passing the GRIPS tests, students will get closer to being a Black Grip - and might even become a Pro Tennis Player!!!
TAG Teaching Professionals
Nic Askew is the New Head Tennis Pro at GSRC. Nic is a certified USTA High Performance Coach and was chosen to be a USTA Zonal Coach. Nic is a part of the USTA Player Development National Faculty Team, a select group charged with scouring the country for top players and coaches to work with top level juniors.
Chuck Willenborg is the Director of Tennis at GSRC and also Director of Tennis at Johns Hopkins University. A former junior and NCAA champion, he has turned the JHU tennis program into one of the best in the nation.
Non-High School Players: 36 weeks of classes, September 11 through June 11, 2013
High School Players: 23 weeks of classes, September 11 through February 28, 2013
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Saturdays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Includes Brick Body Fitness on Mondays 4:30-5:30 or Thursdays 4:30-5:30
Includes GRIPS Registration
Players must register for at least 2 classes per week and one day of fitness
There will be no classes Thanksgiving week November 19 – 24.
On Monday, December 24, all classes start 1 hour earlier and the club closes at 5:30 pm. Classes resume Wednesday, January 2
No classes April 1 – April 6, 2013
All students in the TAG Program will receive free court time. Call one hour before and if a court is available, you get to play free for one hour, against another TAG student - no adults or other junior players.
PROS CANNOT AUTHORIZE MAKE-UPS
Makeups are based on availability and you will be called the night before if space is available.
All TAG players must be GSRC members, and they must swipe their GSRC membership cards when entering the club.
Student Code of Conduct
- Demonstrate the desire and willingness to be in the program
- Have a 100% commitment to tennis
- Lack of effort will not be tolerated
- Maintain focus throughout practice
- Ask questions to assure that they understand drills
- Respectful towards themselves, their coaches and their fellow students ,parents, club members and guests at the club
- Are not allowed to solicit attention from spectators
- Do well in school and be a good citizen
- ALWAYS demonstrate GOOD sportsmanship and positive attitude ‐ students who do otherwise will be removed from program
- Development of an all court game
- Consistently perform their best
- Increase confidence and improve concentration
- Identify positive and negative emotions
- Manage destructive emotions
- Nutritional Guidance
- Specially designed fitness program
- Strengthen technique and footwork
- Video analysis of each player and critique
- Select and Play Tournaments
- Construct points
- Implement a winning “Game Plan”
- Close out a Match
- Minimize unforced errors
Our pros follow the 33% Rule:
1/3 of matches should be played against a stronger opponent,
1/3 should be played against a weaker opponent, and
1/3 should be at your same level.