The Junior Development Program includes different levels for children between ages of 5 through 17. The program provides a structured and fun framework for learning the game of tennis.

The Junior Competition Program is designed for the more advanced player. The program stresses mental discipline, conditioning and refining racquet skills. Match play performance will improve with on-court coaching. Admittance into the program is based on evaluation of performance and past tournament experience and approval of the junior competition program coordinator, Maurice Willacy, who can be contacted at Maurice.Willacy@ColumbiaAssociation.org or 410-720-0149 or 410-381-7255.

Junior Development Program

The Junior Development Program, coordinated by Arthur Jackson, includes different levels for children between ages of 5 through 17. The program provides a structured and fun framework for learning the game of tennis.

Please call 410-720-0149 or 410-381-7255 for more information and to register. 

LEVEL 7 (Red Balls) – 36’ Court – AGES 5-6

A program of movement, balance, coordinated and motor skill development with a focus on self and partner rallying skills in the Micro Court. Both reception and projection activities will be emphasized. Children will learn the first stages of cooperative tennis. The children will learn how to initiate a rally, how to move and judge a ball (reception and centering skills), how to control the racquet at the contact point and control the height, direction and depth to be successful on the 36’ court. They will learn adaptive skills that will be the foundation of their future tennis development. 

Tuesday……5:30p.m. – 6:30 p.m. OB                    Thursday…..5:30p.m. – 6:30 p.m. OB

Sunday……12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. OB

LEVEL 6 BEGINNER (Red Balls) – 36’ Court – AGES 6-7

Children will learn the skills of the 36’ court. By the end of this program, a child should be able to play mini-tennis using a full or abbreviated serving motion. The children will learn how to move effectively so as to insure good position and balance for each shot. They will be taught how to adapt to different situations and to control a follow-through on both the forehand and the backhand ground strokes.

Tuesday……4:30p.m. – 5:30 p.m. OB              Tuesday……5:30p.m. – 6:30 p.m. OB

Thursday …4:30p.m. – 5:30 p.m. OB               Friday……..4:30p.m. – 5:30 p.m. OB      Sunday……12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. OB

LEVEL 5 ADVANCED BEGINNER (Red Balls) – 36’ Court – AGES 7-9

Children will continue to learn the skills of the 36’ court. By the end of this program, a child should be able to move their opponent with intention by controlling the direction of the ball. They should be able to use a full or abbreviated serving motion. The children will learn how to move effectively so as to ensure good position and balance for each shot. They will be taught how to adapt to different situations and how to compete in 8 and under events

Tuesday……4:30p.m. – 5:30 p.m. OB                  Thursday ……4:30p.m. – 5:30 p.m. OB

Thursday….5:30p.m. – 6:30 p.m. OB                 Friday……..5:30p.m. – 6:30 p.m. OB

RED BALL ACADEMY (Red Balls) – 36’ Court – AGES 7-10 – By Invitation Only 

Monday … 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. OB                Wednesday…..4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. OB         Friday….5:00 p.m. – 6:30p.m. OB

LEVEL 4 BEGINNER – (Red & Orange Balls) – 42’ to 60’ Courts – AGES 8-12

Students will learn the basics of tactical play as they transition from the 36’ court to the 60’ court for singles and doubles. Swing rhythm on the forehands and backhands will be emphasized. The children will be introduced to topspin and will learn how to differentiate between a volley action and a ground stroke action. A variety of serve progressions will be taught. Serve and return of serve will be covered in each class.

Monday……6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. OB.           Tuesday…..4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. OB

Wednesday…4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. OB           Friday…….4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. OB          Sunday……1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. OB

 

LEVEL 3  INTERMEDIATE – (Red, Orange & Green Balls) – 42’ to 78’ Courts – AGES 8-12

Students will experience the 5 play situations and will refine their tactical/technical skills. Concepts of offense/defense will be introduced in both singles and doubles. Ball control exercises that enhance consistency, direction, depth and spin will be stressed. A variety of adaptive skills will be trained using dead ball drills, live ball drills and competitive play situations in all areas of the court. Students should compete in Junior Match Play.

Tuesday…..5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. OB                    Wednesday……..5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. OB           Sunday……1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. OB

ORANGE BALL ACADEMY – (Orange & Green Balls) – 60’ to 78’ Courts – AGES 7 -11– By Invitation Only

Monday…..4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. OB                    Wednesday…….4:30p.m.-6:30p.m.OB                  Friday….4:30p.m.–6:30p.m.OB

GREEN BALL ACADEMY – (Orange, Green & Yellow Balls) –  78’ Court – AGES 9-13– By Invitation Only

Students will be exposed to a full range of tactical/technical development. All court tennis will be emphasized. The program will focus on drills that develop movement, recovery and decision making skills. Situational and competitive play in the 5 play situations will be planned in the curriculum. Students should compete in Junior Match Play.

Monday…..4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. OB    Wednesday…….4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. OB                         Friday….4:30 p.m. – 6:30p.m. OB

TEEN 1 BEGINNER (Red, Orange, Green and Yellow Balls) – AGES 12-17

For teenagers who are relatively new to tennis, the Teen 1 program provides exposure to all the basic skills of the games through drills and competitive play as they transition through all court sizes.

Monday…..4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. OB         Wednesday…..5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. OB          Thursday…..4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. OB

Friday…5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. OB

TEEN 2 INTERMEDIATE (Red, Orange, Green and Yellow Balls) – AGES 12-17

Students experience the five play situations and refine their tactical and technical skills using a variety of adaptive skills with dead ball drills, live ball drills, and competitive play situations as they transition through all court sizes.

Tuesday…..5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. OB                    Thursday….5:00 p.m.– 7:00 p.m. OB           Sunday…..1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. OB

TEEN 3 ADVANCED  (Orange, Green, and Yellow Balls) – AGES 12-17 By Invitation Only

Tuesday…….4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. AC                 Sunday…..1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. OB

Columbia Association offers a complimentary match play for our clinic participants to implement the skills they are learning in our programs. 

Green Academy, Teen 2 and 3 meet Sunday from 3:00-4:30pm at Owen Brown Tennis Club (7150 Cradlerock Way)

Teen 1, Level 3, Orange and Red Academy, Levels 5 and 4 meet Sundays from 3:00-4:30pm at Owen Brown Tennis Club

You can contact Arthur Jackson via email at Arthur.Jackson@ColumbiaAssociation.org every week to enroll. Space is limited.

*Please let us know as soon as possible if you will miss a class so we may fill your spot with a make up for that week. We will work to get missed classes made up but make ups are not guaranteed.  Please contact Arthur Jackson with absences and to schedule make ups: Arthur. Jackson@ColumbiaAssociation.org

11 Week Fall Session                                                                                     

Session runs: August 28 – November 12

No Classes: September 4  (Labor Day)

F&P, P, 5GP, GF&P…………1 hour, $270                     1 hour 30 minutes, $405                    2 hours, $539

Other CA members…… ….1 hour, $297                      1 hour 30 minutes, $445                    2 hours, $594

Columbia Cardholders……1 hour, $319                      1 hour 30 minutes, $471                    2 hours, $638

Non-member………………..1 hour, $341                      1 hour 30 minutes, $512                    2 hours, $682

*Sign up for two days a week and receive 10% savings of the second class fee.*

*Sign up for three days a week and receive an additional 15% savings of the third class fee.*

Junior Competition Program

The Junior Competition Program, coordinated by Maurice Willacy, is designed for the more advanced player.  The program stresses technical refinement, situational training, mental skill development, and tennis specific fitness training.  Match play performance will improve with on-court coaching.  Admittance into the program is based on evaluation of performance, past tournament experience and approval of the Junior Competition Program Coordinator, Maurice Willacy.

Please call   410-720-0149 or 410-381-7255 for more information and to register

TOURNAMENT TRAINING 1- AGES 12-17 – Skill Test Required

Designed for players interested in developing skills essential for competition. Students will focus on improving tactical and technical game based application. Attention will also be on improving match play performance with emphasis on footwork and conditioning, match play tactics, mechanics, mental toughness and sportsmanship. Players must make a commitment to developing the mental as well as physical aspects of the game. Workouts will be intensive and demanding. Competing in Junior Tennis Match Play / Junior team tennis matches is strongly encouraged. Tournament preparation information will be provided.

Wednesday…4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. AC                 Friday…..4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. AC                       Saturday…..12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. AC

Saturday…..9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  OB                 Saturday…2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. OB

TOURNAMENT TRAINING 2- AGES 12-17 – Skill Test Required

Designed for players to help refine skills essential for competition. Students will focus on situation-based tactical and technical training. Training sessions will be intensive and demanding. Players will be striving to obtain a district ranking through competing in USTA sanctioned tournaments. 

Monday……..4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.   AC              Friday…..4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. AC                        Saturday…..12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. AC

Saturday…….9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  OB              Saturday…2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. OB

HIGH PERFORMANCE – By Invitation Only

Invitation-only program for CA’s top USTA and High School tournament level players. Players should have competed at district level tournaments and have national and/or sectional rankings. Emphasis is on advanced tactical, technical and mental toughness in situation based training.

Tuesday…..4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. AC                      Thursday…4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. AC

Friday…..4:30p.m.–6:30 p.m   AC                           Saturday…2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. OB

EARLY RELEASE TENNIS TRAINING – AGES 12-17 – Skill Test Required

Designed for players in high school or those who exit school early. . Students will focus on situation-based tactical and technical training. Training sessions will be intensive and demanding. Players will be striving to obtain a district ranking through competing in USTA sanctioned tournaments. 

Monday …..2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. AC                  Tuesday…..2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. AC                     Thursday …..2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m  AC

Friday… …..2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m  AC

11 Week Session                                                                                                                                       

Session runs: August 28 – November 12

No classes: September 4 Labor Day

F&P, P, 5GP, GF&P …………………….. 1.25 hours, $337…….………………………2 hours, $539

Other CA members ………………………1.25 hours, $371……………………………2 hours, $594

Columbia Cardholders ………………….1.25 hours, $399……………………………..2 hours, $638

Non-member……………………………. …1.25 hours, $426 ……………………………2 hours, $682

*Sign up for two days a week and receive 10% savings of the second class fee.*

*Sign up for three days a week and receive an additional 15% savings of the third class fee.*

Columbia Association offers a complimentary match play Saturdays from 5:00-7:00pm at Owen Brown Tennis Club (7150 Cradlerock Way) for our clinic participants to implement the skills they are learning in our programs.  You can contact Maurice.Willacy@ColumbiaAssociation.org weekly to enroll. Space is limited.