Future Stars Southampton’s junior development program (JDP) kids tennis 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.
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.
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.
Club Orange (Ages 8 – 10)
Players in this format are developing more advanced stroke techniques, 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.
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 a weapon, reliable backhand, and sound decision making.
** 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 appropriately sized racquets. Some players may progress through the pathways faster than others. To learn more about the progressions and tournament please visit www.eastern.usta.com
12 and Over Junior Development Groups
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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 simulate match play situations and allow players to work on their movement and recovery skills. Serve, the return of serve, and rally skills are emphasized.
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.
For more information on the Junior Development Program or class placement, please email the JDP director, Felipe Sobrinho, at email@example.com.