*Pre-enrollment is required as space is limited. Courts will have no more than four players on them. Make-ups are not guaranteed.

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

To enroll in our Junior Development Tennis Program, please call Long Reach Tennis Club at 410-423-4120.

Registration Information

Session 1 (5 weeks / 5 classes) June 21- July 25 (no class July 4)
Session 2 (4 weeks / 4 classes) July 26-August 22

 

 Summer Session 1 Pricing:

CA Fit&Play, Play, 5Day Golf&Play, and Golf Fit&Play members 1 hour, $145

1.5 hours, $218

2 hours, $290

Other CA members 1 hour, $160

1.5 hours, $240

2 hours, $320

Columbia Cardholders 1 hour, $170

1.5 hours, $256

2 hours, $340

Non-members 1 hour, $180

1.5 hours, $270

2 hours, $360

 

Summer Session 2 Pricing:

CA Fit&Play, Play, 5Day Golf&Play, and Golf Fit&Play members 1 hour, $116

1.5 hours, $174

2 hours, $232

Other CA members 1 hour, $128

1.5 hours, $192

2 hours, $256

Columbia Cardholders 1 hour, $136

1.5 hours, $204

2 hours, $272

Non-members 1 hour, $144

1.5 hours, $216

2 hours, $288

Program Information

A program of movement, balance, coordination, 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 racket at the contact point and control the height, direction and depth to be successful on the 36-foot court. They will learn adaptive skills that will be the foundation of their future tennis development.

Summer Sessions

Held at Long Reach Tennis Club

Tuesday, 4:30-5:30pm

Thursday 4:30-5:30pm

Children will learn the skills of the 36-foot 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 ensure 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 backhand groundstrokes.

Summer Sessions

Held at Long Reach Tennis Club

Tuesday, 4:30-5:30pm

Thursday 4-5pm

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

Students will experience the five 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.

Summer Sessions:

Held at Long Reach Tennis Club

Wednesday 4:30-6pm
Thursday 5-6:30pm
Friday 5-6:30pm

Students will learn the basics of tactical play as they transition from the 36-foot court to the 60-foot court for singles and doubles. Swing rhythm on forehands and backhands will be emphasized. 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.

Summer Sessions

Held at Long Reach Tennis Club

Tuesday, 5:30-6:30pm

Thursday, 5:30-6:30pm

Saturday, 11:30am-12:30pm

Students will experience the five 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.

Held at Long Reach Tennis Club

Tuesday 6:15-7:45pm
Friday  6-7:30pm
Saturday 12:30-2pm


Held at Columbia Athletic Club Indoor Tennis

6-7:30pm

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 five-play situations will be planned in the curriculum. Students should compete in Junior Match Play.

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 five play situations will be planned in the curriculum. Students should compete in Junior Match Play.

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.

Summer Sessions

Held at Long Reach Tennis Club

Monday, 3:30-5pm

Friday, 4-5:30pm

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.

Summer Sessions

Held at Long Reach Tennis Club

Monday, 4:30-6:30pm

Wednesday, 4:30-6:30pm

This program is for players ages 9-13 who participate in USTA-sanctioned tournaments and are going through the youth progression pathway. Class will focus on techniques needed to hit with heavier and higher bouncing balls. Class will prepare students for tournament training, middle and high school tennis teams. Some match play will be included during most clinic hours.

Summer Sessions

Held at Long Reach Tennis Club

Monday, 4:30-6:30pm

Wednesday, 4:30-6:30pm