Future Stars Southampton offers the “Pathway To Excel” for children of all skill levels. Our two, 15-week sessions are designed to provide players with the most enjoyable experience, as well as the greatest opportunity to reach their full potential. Registration in advance is required.
Our Club Red I classes are the perfect opportunity for your child to learn the FUNdamentals of the sport. Lessons are designed to create activities focused on building agility, balance and coordination (ABC’s), while developing the on-court skills needed to rally.
Club Red II is played on a 36-by-18 foot court, with red foam or red felt ball and 19- to 23-inch racket. Players in this format are being introduced to the proper grip, preparation and swing path for each stroke as well as learning the basic footwork patterns and stances. Tactically, red players are acquiring the skills of consistency, placement, and basic spin as they learn to control the ball and rally. To begin points, red players are developing a consistent toss and rhythmic service motion to minimize double faults and learning to apply the proper ground-stroke technique.
* Club Red I “Pee Wee” ages 4 & 5, 45 minute classes, once a week, $300
* Club Red II “Prodigies” ages 6 & 7, 1 hour classes, once a week, $425
Club Orange is played on a 60-by-21-foot court, with an orange ball and a 23- to 25-inch racket. Players in this format are developing more advanced stroke technique, greater court coverage and improved recognition skills. Orange players need to develop greater racket-head speed to control the ball with improved pace, spin, height and depth. Tactically, orange players are developing high percentage patterns with the forehand as a weapon from the baseline and improving net transition skills on a larger court. Orange players are progressing in their ability to hold serve with greater spin, power and control and are learning to read the serve and adjust the size of their backswing on the return accordingly.
* Club Orange “Champs” ages 8 – 11, 1 hr class, once a wk, $475-Orange ball
(Program includes match play, 2 Fridays a month, 6:30-7:30pm for qualified students)
* Club Orange “Challenger” ages 11 & Up, 1.5 hr class, once a wk, $690
(Program includes match play, 2 Fridays a month, 7:30-8:30pm for qualified students)
Club Green is played on a full-size 78-foot court, with a green ball and a 25-27-inch racket. Players in this format should display refined stroke technique, movement skills and recognition to properly cover the full-sized court. Green players have the correct grips, preparation and swing paths for all strokes and a higher level of spin, pace and control than orange players. From the backcourt, green players have developed the forehand as weapon, a reliable backhand and sound decision making. Tactically, green players have improved their ability to defend and also to attack the net with proper positioning and dependable execution of volleys and overheads. On the serve, green players are continuing to develop the serve as a weapon with refined spin, placement and consistency. When returning, green players have the ability to use the block return on more powerful first serves and have developed an aggressive second-serve return.
* Club Green ages 10 -11, 1 hr class, once a wk, $450 – Green Ball
** The USTA Eastern Section Junior Competition Committee and Eastern Coaches Commission recommend that ALL 10 and under competition and training be organized using the Red, Orange, and Green balls on the appropriate size courts with the appropriate sized racquets. Some players may progress through the pathways faster than other. To learn more about the progressions and tournament please visit www.eastern.usta.com
This class challenges players while focusing on their technical and tactical skill development. All-court tennis skills are emphasized with a wide range of drills that stimulate match play situations and allow players to work on their movement and recovery skills. Serve, return of serve and rally skills are emphasized.
* Excel ages 11& Up, 1.5 hrs once wk, $650
This group is designed for juniors who are regularly competing in tournaments/varsity. Classes are designed to refine technique, understanding the strokes and how to control the tempo of their shots. They will learn how to be aware of spins, depth, height and pace, also beginning to read opponents ball and improving their movement patterns, agility and fitness.
* Team Performance, ages 11 & Up, 1.5 hrs twice wk, $1300