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Junior Tennis

Future Stars Southampton’s junior development program (JDP) is split up into two indoor sessions 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.


Click here for the JDP Registration Form, Session II (Jan. 6 – May 10, 2020)
Click here for our JDP Operations & Policies


An email sent to Future Stars JDP families on Thursday, Mar. 26:
An update regarding COVID-19 and JDP Classes

Hello Future Stars Families,

Everyone at Future Stars hopes you’re doing well and that your family is happy and healthy during the time. We also want to thank all of our families for being so patient with us while we figure out next steps and what these statewide closures mean for our Junior Development Program.

As you know, our facility has been closed to the public since Monday, March 16, but JDP has been cancelled since Saturday, March 14. Originally, our indoor season and JDP Session II were both supposed to end on Sunday, May 10.

That being said, it’s hard to say when we’ll be able to open again or what our next steps are going to be. Right now, we are hoping to extend JDP Session II into the outdoor season, that way our athletes can continue to play with the classes that they’ve been with since January, or even since September if they were with us for Session I.

Once we are back up and running, we will have more concrete answers to the questions that we’re sure that our families have, and we will provide updates on the specifics for finishing this session’s JDP classes and arranging makeups for your athletes.

As always, we are following the guidelines of the Southampton Public School System, Suffolk County Department of Health, and New York State Department of Health. Safety is, and always has been, our first priority.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out via email — we will do our best to answer them as best we can.

In the meantime, please stay safe. Wishing you and your family the best!

Sincerely,
Future Stars

Junior Development Program (JDP)

Club Red I (Ages 4 – 5)

Lessons are designed to create activities focused on building agility and balance and coordination while developing the on-court skills needed to rally.

Classes are available on the following days and times:
Thursday — 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday — 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday — 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Club Red II (Ages 6 – 7)

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.

Classes are available on the following days and times:
Monday — 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday — 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday — 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday — 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday — 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday — 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.


Club Orange (Ages 8 – 10)

Players in this format are developing more advanced stroke technique, greater court coverage and improved recognition skills. 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.

Classes are available on the following days and times:
Monday — 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday — 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday — 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday — 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday — 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday — 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.


Club Green (Ages 10 – 11)

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.

Classes are available on the following days and times:
Monday — 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday — 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday — 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday — 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday — 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday — 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

** 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


12 and Over Junior Development Groups

Future Stars Excel

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.

Classes are available on the following dates and times:
Tuesday — 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday — 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday — 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Sunday — 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Varsity Training

This group is designed for high school students and is scheduled based on the school’s varsity tennis team schedule, so they can jump right into the season after prepping. Classes are designed to refine technique, understanding the strokes and how to control the tempo of their shots.

Participants must come to the Tuesday and Thursday classes and match play on Friday evenings.

Schedule:
Tuesday & Thursdays — 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Friday (match play) — 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.


For more information on the Junior Development Program or class placement, please email the JDP director, Felipe Sobrinho, at felipe@fscamps.com. You can also email the front desk at info@futurestarssouthampton.com, or call the office at (631) 287-6707